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Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone Hands-On!

Lumia 820

The Lumia 820 was also introduced at the Nokia and Microsoft press conference in New York today, but only at the end as an extra bonus. The Lumia 820 is basically a watered-down version of the Lumia 920. It packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and is slightly smaller, thinner and narrower than the Lumia 920. The Lumia 820 has a 4.3-inch display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, instead of the 4.5-inch 1280 x 768-pixel display on the Lumia 920. It also has an 8-megapixel camera in place of the 8.7-megapixel PureView camera on the Lumia 920 and a VGA front-facing camera instead of a 1.2-megapixel front-facing cam. Instead of 32GB of storage plus 7GB of SkyDrive storage, as the Lumia 920 comes with, the Lumia 820 comes with 8GB of storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB in size.

We enjoyed playing with the Lumia 820 during our few minutes with the device and really couldn’t tell that it was that much lower in quality than the Lumia 920. It will obviously probably come in at a cheaper price, but that’s due to the lower resolution screen and smaller storage options. Still, Windows Phone 8 is looking pretty sweet right now, and we dig the multiple color schemes that will be available.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...