Nokia Lumia 822 review: WP8 Affordable LTE Smartphone

posted at 08 February 2013 by Josh


Among all new Android smartphones Verizon has offered lately, the carrier also introduced two Windows Phone 8 devices: the Nokia Lumia 822 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. The Lumia 822 costs $99.99 on contract being mostly the same device as the Lumia 820, but repackaged for Verizon. The device retains the 4.3-inch WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display, the 8-megapixels camera as well as the general appearance.

However, the Lumia 822 offers all the new features of a Windows Phone 8 device and comes with Verizon’s 4G LTE on-board.

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What is in the box:
- The Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone
- A 1800mAh battery
- Wall charger with detachable microUSB cable
- User guides

As we said, the Lumia 822 resembles the Lumia 820. It has gently rounded edges and fits comfortably in your hand, despite being a bit on the thick side at 0.42” and 5oz. Above the display you will find a 1.3MP camera while at the bottom of it you get the usual three capacitive buttons for back, Windows Start, and search.

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The 4.3-inch display on the Nokia Lumia 822 uses the eye-pleasing ClearBlack AMOLED technology but has a mere WVGA resolution of 480x800 pixels with a pixel density of 217ppi, which, overall, doesn’t ruin the experience of the device.The display is brighter than most other AMOLEDs, offers decent color production and has the ability to become super-sensitive so you can easily operate it even when wearing gloves.

The right edge has the physical buttons for the power/lock, volume rocker, and camera shutter while on the top of the phone you will find a 3.5mm headset jack. On the bottom there is the microUSB port while the back houses the 8-megapixels autofocus camera with LED Flash, and, removing the battery cover you will gain access to the microSD memory card slot and SIM slot.

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