NOKIA LUMIA 820
The Lumia 820 bears resemblance to Nokia’s former flagship Lumia 920, but while it comes with the polycarbonate chassis, there are modifications in the form of a less angular form, as well as removable back cover.
The rounded corners make it easier to hold, and although we appreciate the convenience of having a removable back cover, it is ridiculously hard to remove to access the 1,650mAh battery, micro-SD and micro-SIM card slots.
The black hardware buttons are all located on the right side of the Lumia 820 which makes for simpler operation; they include the volume rocker, as well as the power and camera shutter buttons. They are sufficiently raised for good tactile feedback when pressed.
As the only non-Android-powered device in this roundup, the Lumia 820 runs on Windows Phone 8. It also comes with Nokia’s exclusive apps and services such as Nokia City Lens, Nokia Maps and App Highlights.
Housed in the polycarbonate body is a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which is an obvious far cry from the Lumia 920’s PureMotion HD+ IPS display. Unfortunately for Nokia, the same goes for most of the Lumia 820’s rivals in this comparison.
In terms of hardware, the Lumia 820 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dualcore 1.5GHz processor, and 1GB RAM. Its onboard 8GB of storage is augmented by micro-SD card support, and 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage from Microsoft.
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