At the recent Nokia/Microsoft Press Event, Nokia launched their brand new Flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 920. However Nokia also released another phone, a phone that whilst advertised as Nokia’s budget model, is still a pretty nice phone. Ladies and Gentleman, the Nokia Lumia 820.
The 820 comes with the same processor as that of the Lumia 920, the 1.5GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, it also comes with 1GB of RAM and a 4.3 inch display. The screen will not be rounded like that of the 920, but flat like the 900 and has a resolution of 800 x 480 and use’s ClearBlack OLED technology.
The 820 will not support wireless charging out of the box. A separate case will be required to enable this feature, which will also increase the thickness of the phone by roughly 1mm. For something as cool as wireless charging, it’s not much of a sacrifice.
There will also be both LTE and HSPA+ variants that will ship “later in the year” and no price has yet been provided.
Unfortunately the 820 will not come with PureView technology which has been hugely hyped for the 920. The camera will be a standard 8 megapixel affair, but will still be the Carl Zeiss optics, much like the Lumia 900’s version. As to whether or not the additional apps that come with the 920 will be available on the 820 is currently unknown. It may be that the 820 lacks the hardware to run it effectively, or Nokia may be looking at introducing them as simpler versions later on.
The 820 will come with 8GB of storage space and will have a Micro SD slot in order to expand that, should you wish (up to 32GB). In addition Microsoft will give you 7GB of online storage free via Microsoft Skydrive.
There are a series of covers for the back that you can swap to your hearts desire and available in several colours, whilst the phone itself will be available in Yellow, Cyan, Red, Grey, White, Purple and Black.