Nokia Lumia 820 Unveiled At Nokia World 2012, Comes With Dual-core CPU And Windows Phone 8


06.09.2012

Nokia Lumia 820 Unveiled At Nokia World 2012, Comes With Dual-core CPU And Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 820 is a high-end Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.3-inch display that bets on a different design and doesn’t come with the goodies on the Nokia Lumia 920 flagship.

With the the Lumia 920, Nokia remained loyal to the design that impressed the users of Lumia 900, but the Finnish manufacturer decided to see how the consumers react to a slightly different design.

Unlike the rectangular design of the Lumia 920, the Lumia 820, which is still part of the high-end segment, benefits from rounded corners and a construction that allows the removal of the back lid and support for microSD card slot.

Nokia Lumia 820 benefits from an AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology, sized 4.3 inches (diagonally), but the resolution is only 800 x 480 pixels. Therefore the pixel density is of only 217 pixels per inch, compared to the 300+ ppi of Lumia 920 or Samsung Galaxy S3, which might be bothering for the demanding users, especially that the PureMotion HD+ is not there to improve the quality.

The hardware platform is similar to the one available on Nokia Lumia 920: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset with dual-core 1.5GHz, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus 7 GB of cloud storage via SkyDrive and up to 32 GB of extra storage microSD.

The 8 megapixel camera doesn’t benefit from the PureView treatment, but even so, it comes with Calr Zeiss optics and full HD video recording at 30 fps capabilities, plus features like dual-LED flash and autofocus.

You can’t complain about the connectivity features of the new Nokia Lumia 820, given that the smartphone comes with 3G (up to 42 Mbps download speeds supported), LTE for the US market, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC chip and microUSB 2.0.

Unfortunately, the Lumia 820 has the same weight issue as its bigger brother: it has 160 grams and is only 25 grams lighter than the Nokia Lumia 920. Therefore the bigger weight of the Lumia 920 compared to other top smartphones is not due to the PureView sensor, as we initially tought.

Just like Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone comes to wireless recharging and comes with all the goodies of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.

The price and the market release date of Nokia Lumia 820 were not made available.

It’s worth mentioning that both Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are part of the company’s high-end smartphones running on WP8. The customers who can’t afford the price of the two new terminals will have to wait until the Finland-based company launches their mid-range and low-end smartphones, which will be a lot more cheaper. These are expected to debut in early 2013.

After removing the PureMotion HD+ display and the PureView sensor present on Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 seems a smartphone that rather stands out with its design and the wireless recharging capabilities.

There’s no doubt that the price will be a decisive factor for the future customers of the Lumia 820, but the price difference between it and its bigger brother will weight even more, especially that the two device share the same software platform and displays with similar sizes.

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