I'm having trouble understanding some of the below comments about how Android is laggy... have you people used Android on the most recent phones or are you just talking trash just because you wish to defend Nokia?
I'm neutral to all phones but I just recently grabbed the LG Optimus G and let me tell you, this phone at WORST lags *slightly* when I have multiple (as in 7 or 8) windows open. Otherwise, its smooth as butter, and to consider here its still on ICS, I'm using 6 pages full of widgets, push, live wallpapers etc. Its fast, responsive and fluid.
Before you start bashing how Android is slow and laggy maybe you should try it out on newer phones first.. saying this stuff doesn't convince those who know first hand it only makes your comments read like you don't know what you're talking about.
That said, I have not used WP OS mostly because I dislike the metro UI intently.. I'm not about to call it slow, laggy and crappy though as I simply dont know that to be true unless I try it now do I?
This is truly the bezel-phone, but actually thats not bad. Because its really horrible. Its way too big for its screen size, and still they only managed to put a 1650mah battery?
Im also surprised of its battery performance per mAh, take those 40 hours and divide by 1650 and then multiply it by 3100 (which is the battery capacity of Note II) and you get that the 820 would last 75 hours on a 3100 mah battery. That would be nice then? Well, the problem is that the Note II is rated at 72 hours, meaning that despite this small low res display and modern dual core it consumes almost as much power as the gigantic 5.5 inch quadcore.
Where is WP8's socalled superior efficiency then? Its coming in WP9?
You don't need much processing power to display a pair of rectangles filled with one color. Actually, powerful Atari 800XL or ZX Spectrum systems could handle this kind of modern ui even better and with smoother animation.
Even that, modern ui is strongly based on secret UX antipatterns book, which Ballmer bought on sale-out, thinking he made great deal.
Boom boom boom, 23 Nov 2012Dont know why WPs battery is very ugly. By battery backup, WP is far far far far behind android+ios.Other than the app base .. WP is not far behind iOs or android. Its not laggy, its not boring, it doesn't need to root or other gimmick to work flawlessly. WP apps will continue to grow with time.
In the UK no compatibility with BBC iplayer is a pretty big omission.
Also can you at last have different volume levels for the ringer and music? (My L800 it is ludicrously the same).
Dont know why WPs battery is very ugly. By battery backup, WP is far far far far behind android+ios.
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DaMan, 23 Nov 2012Great phone, good review. But you kept comparing it with Android devices and not the iPhone. ... moreTrue.. except for android fans we all want review how Lumia stands alone as a different platform. now WP8 with Lumia is on its own legue. Its too early to compare it with Android. I've been android user for last 2 years. Now i want a change. So either it'll be iPhone or Lumia will be my next phone.
The Lumia 820 does have a gyroscope
get a clue, 23 Nov 20121. even if its in there, probably the wires are cut, or it has no hardware connections. no amo... morehey stop your drama ! arc arc s mini the all using 205 andrno not 225 andrno
TheAgent, 22 Nov 2012Oh yeah?
1- We hear the radio hardware is in there, WP8 enables it with an update.
2-TV ou... more1. even if its in there, probably the wires are cut, or it has no hardware connections. no amount of software will heal laser cut lines.
2. almost nobody has dln tvs..also you cant mirror the screen. thanks god for google's miracast on the nexus 4 ..it's wireless and mirrores the screen. nokia doesn't have it. nokia is always late to the party.
3. adreno 225 is antique..low end experia mini and neo l and arc and arc s have it..like 2 years back.
4. amoled is for blind people. the color saturation helps theyr blind eyes sort of...other than that there's no definition to it.
5. gyroscope is for 3d aware apps. you wont understand with your antieuq wp os.
6. ''As if everyone should just stick'' no, al least they have a choice. on wp ther's no choice.
7. who copied who ? wp copied lego blocks. lol. android is the nost inovative os in years. even apple copied stuff from it. and nokia cant even coy properly. so it will always be left behind.
dsantacruz, 23 Nov 2012As i suspected the dual-core beat the quad-core... Why? I think we all know that the Android O... moremen I used android galaxy's s one and s plus the both device is lags bugs
and I tried my friends galaxy s3 still lags
now android fanboys will say the next version will be lags free android 5.xxxxxxxxxx
first of all thank you gsmarena for the great review ! really I enjoyed reading the review ,
well done Nokia Nokia lumina 820 is one of best device and really I want it
Nokia please focus more in front camera we need 1.3 mp not VGA
As i suspected the dual-core beat the quad-core... Why? I think we all know that the Android OS is Laggy buggy and heavy.
Again Windows phones and IOS don't need quad-cores( it would be good indeed ).
Just another thing that i must say is that the reviewers don't talk about the Lags and breaks on Android i hope in the future that it would happen.
DaMan, 23 Nov 2012Great phone, good review. But you kept comparing it with Android devices and not the iPhone.
... moreYou should read your own comment before pressing "submit". Your comment starts: "Good review". Finishes: "Pretty unfair review".
How can you criticise a review when you are uncapable of writting something with a minimum of logic?
My opinion: good OS, good specs, good features, bad battery life. I definitely want more battery, even if it takes more thickness, it better have a 20mm thick version and have a huge 7000+mAh Li-Ion battery. If a phone is designed with a user replacable battery, then why not to have a 'giant battery' version?