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Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

22 November 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad - read the full textBack up against the wall, Nokia looks to the launch of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones as a make or break moment. It’s not essential for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 to become bestsellers, but it’s absolutely vital that they convince users of Microsoft’s mobile platform's potential...


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Now, as we appreciate the 820 review, can we have the mothership 920 review? Because we all want that!

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  • 2012-11-23 09:19
  • spXy

Nokia Lumia is growing up and try to against Samsung and Apple's device.

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  • 2012-11-23 09:04
  • RJia

Great phone, good review. But you kept comparing it with Android devices and not the iPhone.
That's a bit unfair because the WP OS obviously doesn't have as many features or as good hardware as the Android devices, making it stand out as a downgrade. But to the consumer features and hardware isn't everything.
Compare it more to the iPhone (as you usually do in most reviews), which is one of the best selling and most appreciated phones on the market, and you'll find that the arguments about OS flexibility and hardware are much weaker. As a competitor to the iPhone the WP running devices appear much more appealing to the market, except for the power users. So it's a pretty unfair review in my honest opinion.

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  • 2012-11-23 08:40
  • m}FW

This is great phone. Now i'm thinking of iPhone or Lumia. No need of android for me.

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  • 2012-11-23 07:08
  • v{uH

heres the nokia 820 review

aaaand there're nokia haters...

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  • 2012-11-23 06:09
  • IV{m


1. Install decent camera and audio
2. Lower your price tag

If you want to sell lots of this device, offer decent value for money...remember you have lots of droid competitors and WP still behind iOS and Android in terms of apps

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  • 2012-11-23 05:47
  • uEAi

Nokia never learn...what were they thinking to put mediocre camera and not so good speaker on this the high price tag.

Fix those 3 problems, and sales will surely go up.

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  • 2012-11-23 05:34
  • uEAi

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2012-11-23 00:07 from J5M$ - click to readThanks dude! I installed this app to my old galaxy SL and it is really amazing and I am just wondering the flexibility that android gives. It is almost like using a brand new windows phone. Worth recommending to all.

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  • 2012-11-23 03:33
  • utA1

I don't understand is it very expensive to add in radio fm module? Nowdays all smartphone have built-in fm radio with rds and also ability to recording. Not so many people have money to subscribe on line radio data.

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  • 2012-11-23 03:15
  • PGek

> In reply to WHY @ 2012-11-23 01:40 from yVgU - click to readPoor audio quality means the hardware is sucks :P, waiting for the sister

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  • 2012-11-23 03:08
  • KiVy

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2012-11-23 00:07 from J5M$ - click to readNo you can't. Put a WP launcher on Android is basically same as put a Mila Kunis mask to your fat & ugly girlfriend

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  • 2012-11-23 02:26
  • vfxa

why not add the ability to scrub through a song... there better be an update soon to allow that ability. seems like such a silly thing that should be standard on any phone

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  • 2012-11-23 01:40
  • yVgU

> In reply to Troll Detector @ 2012-11-22 22:47 from kBH{ - click to readlooooooooool... that is awesome.

Thanks for making my day with this hillarious comment...


wait you're being serious?!?!?


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  • 2012-11-23 01:28
  • 4ghv

How's your quadcore chips now? L820 beats SG3 easily in the benchmark test. Knowing that it uses only Dual core kraits.

Again it boils down to the proper utilization of CPU&GPU together with its OS.

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  • 2012-11-23 00:58
  • FMYK

great phone too.

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  • 2012-11-23 00:49
  • s{Lj

Too many lagdroid
The Nokia Lumia 820 defeated all 4 core lagdroid devices.LOLOL

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  • 2012-11-23 00:39
  • 0@03

I like w8, Nokia chassi is well done.
But the price is not my cup tea to be honest. I can't trust anymore after Nokia 900 and 800.
Androids with many variations is not well pleasant, but you can get a nice smart or superphone with reasonable price. Meegoo great OS and they kick off. Tense.

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  • 2012-11-23 00:31
  • uFk@

If you have an Android then you can "try" WP8 by installing a WP8-launcher
Can you install any different launcher on WP8 if you do not like the Metro-UI?

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  • 2012-11-23 00:07
  • J5M$

no flac, ogg, ape playback? No mkv playback? FAIL NOKIA !!!

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  • 2012-11-22 23:43
  • ntdw

> In reply to Jrc @ 2012-11-22 22:32 from p4J0 - click to readyou have no idea what you're talking about.. and clearly you're hear just to bad mouth!
first of all, you haven't used this phone or the 920, so you have NO SAY as to how it feels. Secondly, this phone feels more solid than 99% of the androids out there.

Thirdly, they hardware is old? are you stupid? there's only 5 quad core phones in north america.. ALLL OTHER PHONES have crappier hardware than this phone. Not to mention, this phone is still faster than ALL ANDROIDs out there... the benchmarks show this dual core is still faster than the LG optimus 4X HD,and Huawei Quad XL.

Dont open your mouth for no reason. you jealous hater.
hail. microsoft.

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  • 2012-11-22 23:41
  • Mfxa

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