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Nokia Lumia 820


Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 820 (Lumia Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
, onboard
4.30 inch 15:9, 800 x 480 pixel, capacitive multi-touchscreen (multi-touch), ClearBlack AMOLED, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, (net: ca. 5 GB), plus 7 GB online storage (SkyDrive)
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSDXC (max. 64 GB), Sensors: A-GPS, compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digitaler compass
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, HSPA+, GSM quad-band, WCDMA (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz) & LTE (700, 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz)
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 123.8 x 68.5 ( = 0.39 x 4.87 x 2.7 in)
6 Wh Lithium-Ion, Nokia BP-5T w/ 1650 mAh, 3.7 V, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 15.4 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 8.1 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 360 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 360 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Webcam: 8.0 MP, 3264 x 2448 Pixel, Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, 4x digital zoom, Geotagging, 1080p30 video, 0.3 MP front camera
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Nokia Care, City Compass, Maps, music, navigation, Microsoft Office, OneNote, Internet Explorer 10, 24 Months Warranty
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
499 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 39%, features: 40%, display: 87% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 820

86% Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Colorful midrange. After Nokia has seemingly assumed a leading role in developing smartphones featuring Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 operating system, the Finnish manufacturer suits the action to the word through the second model following the Lumia 920. A timeless design meets a decent camera and numerous proprietary apps in the Lumia 820. The manufacturer demands 499 Euros (~$667, RRP) for its new midrange device.
80% Nokia Lumia 820 review
Source: Expert Reviews English version
Although we were highly impressed with the Lumia 920's video footage, we weren't bowled over by its daylight photos, finding them well-exposed, but over-processed, which led to a loss of detail. The Lumia 820's pictures aren’t as processed so appear sharper, but the flipside is some slightly washed-out colours. It's by no means a bad camera, but certainly not up there with the best models we've seen such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia Lumia 820 vs Nokia Lumia 830 comparison: What's the difference between the Lumia 820 and Lumia 830?
Source: Tech Advisor English version
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 830 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, with spec bumps in almost every area possible. It's speedier, can capture better photographs, offers a much better and bigger screen and has a significantly more attractive design, in addition to the extra storage space and newer software. We'd still recommend checking out other mid-range smartphones before making your purchasing decision, though, as the Lumia 830 has some solid rivals from competing companies.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2014

Foreign Reviews

75% Nokia Lumia 820
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%


Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years. 

In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.

80.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-03-13)