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Nokia Lumia 820 Quick Review and Best Price in Kenya

March 18, 2014
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The Nokia Lumia 820 is kind of a Colonel in the Nokia Lumia army. Nokia positioned the Lumia 820 strategically between the mid-range Nokia Lumia 720 and the high end Nokia Lumia 920.

Interestingly, the Lumia looks a lot like the Nokia Lumia 620 but has technical specs that mirror those of the Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia range is all-inclusive. This is in the sense, you can get exactly what you are looking from the Lumia range of Windows 8 devices.

Enough with the talk, here is a Quick Nokia Lumia 820 review.

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Design                          

Frame Size: 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm

Weight: 160 g

Nokia Lumia 820 comes in a unibody frame with a detachable rear cover. This is unlike the compact frame found on the Lumia 920 [no detachable cover]. The Nokia 820 comes with several swappable covers that allow you to customize the device to your preference.

Related: Nokia Lumia 820 Video Review

Display

Screen Size: 4.3 inches

Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 217 ppi

Screen Protection: –

The Nokia Lumia 820, has a screen size exactly similar to that of the Lumia 920.  One interesting bit, however, is that the display uses Amoled Technology. This is in contrast to the IPS LCD display on the Nokia 920.

Amoled screens are among the best you can find on a Smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 820 display is thus vibrant and outdoor visibility is amazing.

Related: Battery Saving Tweak For Amoled Displays

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Performance

CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

RAM: 1 GB RAM

GPU: Adreno 225

The Nokia Lumia 820 matches each of Lumia 920 tech specs to the letter. Just like the Lumia 920, the Lumia 820 also supports the wireless charging feature.

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Memory

Internal Memory: 8GB

Card Slot: Yes

The Nokia Lumia 820 is only available in an 8GB version. This is in contrast with the solid 32 GB found on the Nokia Lumia 920.

However, the Lumia 820 can swallow at maximum a 64GB MicroSD card. A card slot is one feature notably missing in the Nokia Lumia 920.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8

The Windows 8 Black update is available for the Nokia Lumia 820. You can, therefore update any of your Lumia device as soon as you as you get it.

Camera

Rear Camera: 8 MP

Front Facing Camera: Yes, VGA

LED Flash: Dual LED

Nokia substituted the 1.3 MP front facing snapper found on the Lumia 920 with a VGA camera. If you are a selfie enthusiast, be prepared for a bit of grainy images. Apart from missing a couple of double taps on Instagram, a VGA front-facing camera should not really be a deal breaker.

Battery Life

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery (Removable)

The Nokia Lumia 820 battery capacity is adequate to deliver a day’s worth of moderate usage. Compare this with the 2000 mAh non-removable battery found on the Lumia 920.

Tech Trends Diary Verdict

Why You Should Buy the Nokia Lumia 820

  • Colorful and Trendy Look
  • Powerful CPU
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Removable Battery

Cons of the Nokia Lumia 820

  • Weak Battery
  • No Screen protection

Techie Talk

Nokia is playing a very interesting game. A game I believed they plucked from Samsung Mobile playbook. Diversifying your product line is the easiest way to grab more market share.

The Nokia Lumia 820 is in the upper mid-range category. However, the Lumia 820 has some nifty cost saving measures here and there to keep it within an ‘affordable’ range.

Nice! , or as we say in Finnish, Kiva!

Tech Trends Diary Rating

Nokia Lumia 820: [usr 9]

Rivals

Competitors of the Nokia Lumia 820 include the in house option the Nokia Lumia 920. Other perfect alternatives include the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini.

Best Price in Kenya

The Nokia Lumia 820 has a suggested retail price of Ksh 39,000 in Kenya.

 

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)