Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

22 November 2012
Back 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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  • tVt
  • 22 Jun 2021

how to hard reset nokia lumia

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    • T-Bone Winchester
    • UNy
    • 05 Nov 2020

    I've had my 820 for 8 years now. It still works well but it is not my everyday phone. I have owned many phones (Android, IOS and WIN) this one is the best built of all of them. Everything still works well, no issues with anything. It's too bad the app Store had such poor developer support.
    The Lumia and HERE apps were/are pretty good, still. The AMOLED display still looks good, even 8 years later.

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      • ozone
      • m2I
      • 01 Feb 2019

      This phone has been incredible. I too have had it 6 years, keep thinking I should update, but it still does everything i need, never freezes, just the battery is starting to tire by the end of the day now.

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        • Reen.
        • Nvx
        • 26 Jun 2018

        The best phone ever. Been having it for 6yrs. Not changed even the battery.

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          • Anonymous
          • 7s3
          • 12 Oct 2016

          Sim, 04 Jun 2016What are the little brass buttons by the battery in the bac... moreMagnetic charger

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            • Sim
            • 8mp
            • 04 Jun 2016

            What are the little brass buttons by the battery in the back of the phone they don't seem to conect to anything

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              • AnonD-489422
              • 8m}
              • 17 Jan 2016

              The best phone ever that I had. It's fast slick and very responsive. It has a pretty good camera, front and back. Few glitches here and there, but don't all phones have those. The only down side is the battery life for me. But you can get a better battery from eBay for 5 bucks. Windows phone is something that I love about my Lumia 820. And live tiles look awesome.
              Lumia 820 lover right here :)

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                • AnonD-418313
                • L93
                • 17 Jul 2015

                HELP HELP HELP, 28 Feb 2014nokia/microsoft kindly make a powerful battery for this device...PolarCell 1800mAh

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                  • Anonymous
                  • XuK
                  • 05 Oct 2014

                  Its really good phone

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                    • Anonymous
                    • N9@
                    • 29 Mar 2014

                    Nokia lumia 820 is my dream phone ad i will use it soon .i love ds, phone .

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                      • Anonymous
                      • rJ9
                      • 12 Mar 2014

                      Itzzzz really very nicoooo ..

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                        • sSN
                        • 28 Feb 2014

                        nokia/microsoft kindly make a powerful battery for this device...

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                          • wasim
                          • 6wY
                          • 09 Dec 2013

                          One problm not selected 3g network plz help me how to using 3g network every time show only 2g network .what problm

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                            • Dinesh Chavan
                            • U$4
                            • 10 Nov 2013

                            Its really good & smart.

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                              • harpreet singh
                              • t1$
                              • 26 Oct 2013

                              Anonymous, 04 Oct 2013Tell me friend Lumia 820 vs Samsung gallacy note 4 which i... more820 is the best

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                                • Anonymous
                                • Nv0
                                • 23 Oct 2013

                                EW, 27 May 2013Should I go for 820 or 720. I don't play heavy games and lo... morefor what you want in a phone...definitely the 720,
                                better camera and battery life.

                                the 820's only advantage is double tap and LTE (4G)

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • XuA
                                  • 04 Oct 2013

                                  AnonD-18125, 24 Nov 2012Which "nokia" phone beats which "samsung&quo... moreTell me friend Lumia 820 vs Samsung gallacy note 4 which is the bes

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                                    • koodah
                                    • NuU
                                    • 31 Aug 2013

                                    Can you separate the volume like music on its own, ringtones on its own, games on its own?

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                                      • AnonD-179185
                                      • Rbq
                                      • 26 Aug 2013

                                      AnonD-88785, 12 Dec 2012Will the 820 run on tmobile in usa at high speed?Yes. I get hspa. Liked the option of the colored shell and the wireless charging the T-Mobile 810 lacked, btw I'm in a refarmed area (Longview TX)

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                                        • AnonD-179185
                                        • Rbq
                                        • 26 Aug 2013

                                        I have the galaxy note Sgh-i717 and I never have liked all the junk apps on Android, but I liked all the things you get for free. I read about wp8 and how all the bloat ware can be uninstalled. So I purchased the cheapest wp8 I could get. Its the Nokia 521. I use Facebook and YouTube and on Android tubemate. My cheap Windows Phone downloads free videos and music. You have to transfer them to the sd card with a PC. I am buying a new phone on the 1st and I could buy a S4 or a Windows phone. Price limit is 500.00. My decision is the Lumia 820. Reason why, Penta banded, still can download free music and videos, no rooting to get rid of bloat ware, and finally zero lag plus the memory expansion slot. My friends are the same as I am, its so damn stressful to have a phone lock up on you. Also I like the squares i don't have to go thru a lot of apps to find the info in seeking. Its right on the desktop.