Review: Will Nokia Lumia 820 Be Considered a Challenger?

Sara Cunningham April 10, 2013 0


It’s obvious; we’re in the world of Android and iPhone that other smartphone operating systems find it hard to compete with these two giants. But, it’s never too late and there’s nothing wrong to try. Nokia, who once dominated Europe and Asia, was challenged by the leading brands carrying the major operating systems. But, it’s proud to launch one of its additions to its Windows 8 operated smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 820. This new baby deserves the attention, let’s look into what it has to offer its consumers.

Overall Design

Nokia has been famous in producing phones that have been made to last a lifetime. Its handsets have a strong build and not close to destruction. The Nokia Lumia 820 appears to be sturdy and heavy yet only weighs 160 grams. It is 9.9 mm thin and 68.5 mm wide, which is portable to carry anywhere. It could have been better if it had a matte exterior, it’s glossy which make fingerprints mark easily and scratches on the handset are within reach.

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Nokia is also known for allowing the consumers to customize their phones by changing the case colors. But, for this handset, you can change the rear case or panel only into different cases. At first look, it doesn’t look manageable to open. But you can easily detach the rear cover and replace it with a new case.

Display Features


It is a 4.3 inch smartphone with a resolution of 800X480 WVGA. It has an extra sensitive touch and uses AMOLED and ClearBlack for its display technology. Its display has several features like polarization filter, proximity sensor, RGB stripe, color boosting, ambient light sensor and sunlight readability feature – which makes it convenient for the user to read text on the display even on direct exposure to sunlight.

Processor, System and Memory Features

This handset is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor chip that can reach up to 1.5 GHz of power. It also has its own processor chip that takes charge on the graphics, which is the Adreno 225. It is specially operated by Windows 8 operating system, which is starting to make its way to the market now. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB built-in memory.

Other Key Features

Its camera sensor has 8 MP with two LED flashes, the camera is from Carl-Zeiss which has been the partner of Nokia to support its camera phone features. For its connectivity, it caters Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi connection, 3G, 4G and NFC. NFC is a type of connection that allows the device to share data with other compatible devices. Its battery has 1650 mAh which is removable and can last up to 15.4 hours of talk time.

Verdict

It’s a good try for the company to continue the ball rolling. Nokia Lumia 820 offers standard features that many other brands can offer at the moment. It doesn’t have much interesting features but is already a good start for new smartphone users. Nokia might need to push harder to be considered as a challenger in this new world of smartphones.

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