Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Smartphone

Price in the Philippines of Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Smartphone: I should say Nokia has been struggling phone-wise especially since the Android market has been made ‘too’ available for people to prefer, not to mention yet how Apple’s devices have made their own exclusions. While Nokia did not really cater Android devices in the most practical sense, they’ve still managed to give consumers a new smartphone experience but with Windows as the platform. The Lumia series is that one that does this job, and its flagship model before, the Nokia Lumia 920, is but something people saw as average. Today, Nokia took another piece of bait for its new model and a younger brother to the 920, the 820.

Frankly, the Nokia Lumia 820 has a body build bigger than its predecessor, with sets of sizes at 4.87×2.7×0.39inches. The said depth, which is variably 9.9mm thick, is not a smartphone size that you’d want to bring along nowadays. Adding to this somewhat bulky build is its aesthetics, particularly the face wherein you see so much bezels lining up the surface over the 4.3-inch display. However, Nokia still managed to take some adjustments to wipe off this red by making the back cover truly customizable: with color choices of black, gray, red, yellow, white, cyan, and purple, the back covers look pretty user-friendly plus a function, which we’ll deal a bit later.

More with the body, there’s luckily a few buttons that can mess up the back cover color and design. On the top we have a headphone port, to the right we have three sets of buttons namely a camera shutter button that supports half-press for focusing, a volume rocker, and a power button, on the bottom we have a micro-USB port typically for charging and a single speaker grille that is relatively loud, and on the right… nothing. The Nokia Lumia 820 comes with an expandable memory card slot that can accommodate up to 32GB of additional storage; however, you have to access this beneath the battery.

Coming together with the body, we have an AMOLED capacitive display at 800x480p resolution. What this means to users is that they still do have a good-looking display with a somewhat better but discreet viewing angles, but is still not sharp enough to make the content look truly rich and crisp. The display is powered with a ClearBlack technology that is promised to do well with viewing the display outdoors, and an unnamed coating that serves as an added layer of protection against scratches and light bumps in every day’s use.

Moreover, there’s a VGA camera at the front of the Nokia Lumia 820 that is too low nowadays for 3G live chats, but this frustrating feature is concealed with the rear camera that sports 8MP Carl Zeiss optics plus dual LED flash. The camera app in this smartphone is relatively better than the usual smartphone cameras, but as far as I can compare with a limited number of competitions, Nokia can actually do a lot better. To enjoy this camera more, users would love to use the SmartShoot feature, which allows users to snap multiple images in a scene and personally combine parts to come up with the best picture, and Nokia’s City Lens which brings your real surrounding into a virtual live map for you to quickly know the shops and restaurants around you.

Now we dwell on the Nokia Lumia 820’s top-listed feature, which is its NFC capability that supports wireless audio streaming and wireless charging. These capabilities found in Lumia are not something you can usually see, and as tested, they are really practical and convenient though it will cost you some additional cash. To work, you have to choose (or purchase) a wireless-capable back cover, and with an appropriate accessory (such as Nokia’s Wireless Charging Plate or Stand, Fatboy’s charging bed, or JBL’s boombox), you can just place the phone on top without the need for alignment, and the devices do the job.

Other specs you’d like to know is that this phone runs the same Windows 8 as any other Lumia phones, has a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (plus the free 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage), LTE capability, and a battery life of up to 8hours 3G talk time. Should you buy this phone over an Android Smartphone? As for me, I still think Nokia needs to put a great amount of push in features and specs to make the Lumia 820 really marketable.

Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Smartphone Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 24,000.00

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