The latest gadget to emerge from Nokia’s bag is the mid-ranged Lumia 820. For those who are familiar with the Windows series phones launched by Nokia, the Lumia 820 is affordable, fast, responsive and looks vibrant because of its colorful and changeable back panels. The covers are available in colors like cyan, purple, red, white, yellow,black and gray. Yellow cover looks attractive and helps one to stand out in the crowd.
Nokia Lumia 820 has many enticing apps and performs well when compared to other mid-ranged phones available in the same price.One doesn’t lose much on the performance side as it works on the same processor as that of Lumia 920.
With a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen teamed up with ClearBack Technology, 480 X 800 screen resolution and 217 pixel per inch density, the colors come out brilliantly on the display. The phone runs on a 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 1650 mAh battery power. This device weighs is 160 grams and its dimensions are 123.8 X 68.5 X 9.9 mm. It has an internal storage capacity of 8GB, a8.7 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth and USB 2.0. Some other note worthy features include 4G LTE, NFC, sensors like magnetometer and A-GPS. Overall, the display is decent even though the text doesn’t appear sharp in low resolution.
The all-glass front panel, a polycarbonate backside and glossy finishes on the cover can make the phone slippery so it is better to be a little cautious in handling it. With so many colors to choose from in back panels, one also gets to option to change it as soon as the panel bears any type of scratches or dust. In black and grey covers, the matte finish is also available. This phone has rounded corners and a well designed body which adjusts in any size of hands and is easy to handle with single hand operation. Performance wise, Lumia 820 can be a tough competitor to any smartphone available in the market today for its speed. The battery does not cease out until 30 hours of heavy application usage, emails and social widgets. The apps and other features don’t vary much as compared to those available in Lumia 920. The device also has a vast number of in-built apps which range from navigation, maps, image editing, games, weather, sports shopping and social media.
Overall, Nokia has improvised on its Lumia lineage with 820 as it creates a pleasant Windows Phone 8 experience. The phone won’t disappoint heavy application users because it has a mix of highly useful and most favorite apps which deliver value to the users. The performance is upgraded and it will surely create its own place in the slab of mid-range phones available in the market today. The loopholes like an average back facing camera and a low –resolution display are diminished by the complete package it offers at a pocket friendly price.
The review is penned by experts at Reliance Digital.