Simplicity is here the key factor. Windows Phone 8 is pretty simple in use. The simplicity is achieved with no loss in comprehensive possibilities. This OS together with the powerful hardware deliver fast and responsive solution. To me a phone is a device to perform tasks immediately instead of thinking how to use it.
Nokia Lumia 820 general specification:
- OS: Windows Phone 8
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, dual-core, 1.5 GHz, Adreno 225
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal storage: 8GB
- Camera: 8 Mpix Carl Zeiss; movies: 1080p 30 fps
General expectations to a phone (excluding phone call and sms):
- Ringtones adjustment
- Decent camera
- Short time to start with a phone
- General expectation are met (except reliability, no way to assess it after one month)
- Works really fast
- Intuitive and coherent look and feel
- No need to spend much time to make the phone ready to use i.e. default configuration fulfilled most of my personalization requirements
- Good camera
- Clear and strong sound
|Start screen personalization
|Microsoft Office Excel Mobile
E51 and Lumia 820
Before Lumia I had Nokia E51. I used that phone for more than 5 years. I could rely on it. This E51 has never visited a service. There was only one issue during exploitation which I diagnosed and repaired by myself. The board under keypad was broken.
Better in 820:
- General device performance
Better in E51:
- Size, this one was much more slim. It was firstly a small challenge to fit a bigger phone in the same pockets.
Both photo and video produced with this phone have a good quality.
Dedicated camera key is a plus. It facilitates taking pictures in a stable way.
I’m sharing some photos below.
Has not been tested as yet.
I tried to prevent low battery level. The longest period without charging was 3 days. The level was slightly above a half on a scale. The phone is charging in the background when is plugged to a laptop and is an appropriate level to do so.
In my opinion Nokia Lumia 820 is a right combination of WP8 OS and Nokia hardware. I roughly know what this phone offers and my continuous expectation is the reliability.