Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 Unveiled, Hands-On 4.3-Inch Display, Wireless Charging / 8MP Camera
After revealing its latest Lumia 920, Nokia has also announced its another flagship of its line called Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8. Though the Nokia Lumia 920 is the first 4.5-inch smartphone running Windows 8 was the major topic pointed at Nokia World, the 820 also comes with enough exciting pizazz as a standalone device.
Nokia has finally unveiled its two major Windows Phone handsets “Lumia 920″ and Lumia 820” after a countless leaks, and as you expected these devices posing as the same budget-friendly handsets. Nokia’s Lumia 820 announced as, a mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Still waiting for the next-generation iPhone or want to grab one of the latest Android powered devices, then this could be changing your thought. Microsoft has been attempting for quite some time to nature and grow interest in their Windows Phone platform, and partnering with Nokia during the Mango stages indicated their intention on being eventually making a mass assualt of the smartphone market, and now it comes to the final stages with the Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, both high-profile generating handsets announcd as Windows Phone 8.
Executives and representatives as been a part of a joint media event of both Nokia and Microsoft who has taken the stage to introduce the new features of Windows Phone 8, alongside revealed tow new pieces of Nokia hardware that will be equipped on the software board. As expected, after the official unveiling of the Lumia 920, a new high-end smartphone surfaced and brings some impressive features to the market. Built for those who may have a smaller budget, or don’t require all of the features and power which the Lumia 920 offers.
Like Nokia’s 920 Windows Phone, the Lumia 820 will come packed with Microsoft’s Windows 8 mobile OS, and will actually be powered by the exact same processor of 1.5GHz that has been included with the Lumia 920. The Qaulcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU is a dual-core monster that will make browsing experience with apps and multitasking a breeze on both devices. The handset will come with an 8GB of internal storage capacity, but a microSD card slot is made available for expandable memory space, but it is slightly smaller 4.3-inch display with a screen resolution of 480×800, that’s WVGA in tech geeks speak. When compared to 920’s 8-megapixel camera, Nokia is building their mid-range device with an 8MP camera without the all-so-great PureView technology, but does sports with Carl Zeiss optics zoom.
The usual attention to detail and materials we’ve come to appreciate from the Finnish phone maker is on full display. The flat glass panel on the front may lack the mystique of the curved display on the 920 and 800. The Lumia 820 comes with a rather gorgeous capacitive touchscreen display, and just like the Lumia 920, it is actually usable when wearing gloves, which is extremely handy for those like myself who live in colder climates. Nokia has included the ability to change the cover on the device, great news for those who like a little bit of variety in life. The new plastic also feels quite a bit lighter in the hand, which makes the 820 feel more like the mid-range device it is and less like the premium handset it’s succeeding.
The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM simply chewed through the lightweight Windows Phone 8, leaving us to wonder if Apple and Google can truly keep up. The ultimate UI animations are pretty smooth and fluid, and the apps launched and jsut to say that Windows Phone 8 is undoubtedly an abslute pleasure to use. Apparently, it will be possible to purchase a nice little cover that actually brings with it the ability to take advantage of wireless charging on the device.
Perfect for those potential Lumia 820 owners would feel like they are going to miss out on owning an awesome charging box. Pricing and availability of the device is yet to be unveiled.