Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone – : Perfect phone for parents! I LOVE IT (jargon-free review)

Excellent phone for the next few years. I have been a long time nokia user. Last phones n97 mini (more than 3 years) and e65 before that. Finally, i have upgraded/switched to nokia lumia 820. Screens and pages open extremely quickly. The screen is big and bright, easy to see. Reasonable prices for a phone (which can be dropped and broken). Easy to make calls and send sms. Excellent integration with hotmail/outlook and messenger (the later in process of being killed). Wireless charging is excellent (charger sold separately and i have one which is not nokia branded). Uses the same micro-sd from my old phone (with my music instantly transferred from the old phone). Replaceable battery for the day when it does not hold enough charge for a day (seems to last for 3 days with very light use for now). Touch screen is excellent and can be used with gloves and big fingers. The customisable `live tiles’ and the ability to show large contacts on the main screen. Maps can work offline (my carrier has prohibitively expensive data roaming charges/rates). Most of my old applications are available for the new phone.

Impressive alternative to iphone or android. First, i always buy my phones unlocked and sim-free, as i’ve found that works out cheaper for me. Never again am i going to be tied in to a contract on a dysfunctional phone i hate (thank you, three, for teaching me that lesson). I have owned iphones for the past four years and each replacement has cost about £100 more than my previous phone. As well as calls and texts, i rely on my smartphone for email access, taking photos, playing music, facebook and twitter. I cycle a lot and often use my phone for gps tracking and navigation. I am uncomfortable with using a £500 device for such a vulnerable task, so i took a look at cheaper android phones. They were adequate in most respects except that their displays were invisible in daylight – a real deal-breaker. In my view, there are more similarities than differences between ios and android user interfaces, although android is clearly more open to tweaks and geekinessresearching the best phone displays in bright sunlight turned up two recommendations: the lumia 900 and the lumia 820. After reading up more about the windows phone environment, i opted for the newer lumia 820, reasoning that it will be supported for longer.

Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone – Black (Windows)

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Has everything you need in a smart phone with the nokia quality and microsoft usability. . Changed my life having this phone with all the social media and emails at my fingertips. The apps may not be as long a choice as iphone or android but all the sensible apps are available and the nokia maps are brillliant, working off line while nokia music is brilliant, intuitive and free. I’m just now changing it for a new 930 to get the windows version of sirius (which is apparently even better than iphones sirius) a proper built in fm radio and a quicker processor. One thing annoying is the 820 doesn’t have a built in old fashioned fm radio. I am a motor racing fan so miss that. You’ll need a micro sd card to park your photos on as the built in 8gb is no where big enough. I’ll give this one to someone in the third world but if you want a really well made pg=hone that does virtually everything then i do recommend this.

I have purchased two of these one for each of my parents and they have fallen in love with this phone. Very fluid when navigating through the operating system and the majority of apps, they love having facebook and twitter being built in to the phone with their contacts. It would be perfect if the battery that come with the phone had a slightly higher capacity (my father purchases a larger battery elsewhere but my mothers is sufficient for her daily use). They have both moved from previous generation windows phones (htc 7 mozart) and love the added bonuses nokia provide on their handsets such as free worldwide sat nav, tested this out in florida and paris in offline mode as well as locally in the uk with their data connection and it functioned perfectly.

I really did not approach this phone with the most positive frame of mind. I do not use windows in any form unless i really have to, as i prefer to utilise open source software. As you can probably tell, therefore, i have been using android phones and tablets for years now. After years of becoming accustomed to android phones i have truly been pleasantly surprised with this nokia lumia 820. It is a genuinely easy phone to use, and i certainly don’t have any real regrets about changing over to this model. One of the major things that seems to bug people about this phone is the app situation, in comparison to those offered by android. The reality is that there are not as many apps out there for wp at this point in time; but the ones which are there are well-considered and well reviewed. The phone feels sturdy and the screen is beautifully sensitive to touch. You have the option to increase sensitivity to allow you to use your phone whilst wearing gloves, and this is a really useful function that i have not had from my previous android models.

Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone – Black (Windows) : My first windows phone 8 smartphone. This is my first wp8 smartphone. I bought it because i was tired of android. The phone is sim-free so works with any operator. It brings a usb cable and a usb charger, a in-ear phones and the manuals. Unfortunately comes with no screen protector. Pros- excellent build quality. Very robust- fast (as any wp8 device)- screen is in a good size (4. 3″)- exclusive nokia apps- features like glance screen and double tape to wake- the camera is great. Records 1080p video- the back cover is replaceable, with various colors- maps work offline- integration with microsoft apps such as skydrive, outlook- brings a cover compatible with wireless charging- good for the price (less than £200)- excellent audio quality in calls- micro sd slot- it’s 4g.

Nokia lumia 820: can’t expect any better from a mid range phone. The 820 for its price is an absolutely fierce mid range phone. Against phones of the same price, it can’t be beaten for specs; maybe only by the nexus 4. But the product quality in terms of solid feel and appearance is brilliant, so nice in the hand. The windows phone ui is excellent aswell, i absolutely feel in love with it, dont like the feel of android after using wp8. A top notch buy in my books. One issue i did find though, which is documented across wp forums, is it has difficulty connecting to some secure password protected wifi connections. This has something to do with the authentication of the certs that are sent to your phone from the wifi. I minor flaw in my books that will be corrected with wp8.

Better than an i-phone and much better value. I bought this phone for £188gbp, an i-phone/s3 etc would’ve cost about 3times as much (or more) and doesn’t offer more (removable battery, wireless charging, micro sd memory card, flash, etc) – once i learned all the interface i found this a much better phone than other phones on the market.

What a great phone this is, so easy to use as well. Felt i had to speak up for it as some reviewers have been not very positive about windows phones. As a middle aged techno phobe lady ()i have had no problems at all. Easy to set up, no probs transferring numbers from old phone, it was easy to transfer my music from itunes via the microsoft desktop app and the sound quality is good. There are loads of apps available and the previous issues with not being able to download bbc iplayer onto windows phones have now been sorted out (though you do need windows 8 to get the app). The only thing i would say is that the camera is not quite as good as the publicity claims, although it is still good. An excellent phone for the price and i am really pleased with it. I have the phone on a low cost monthly contract and have heard that for the same price i could have got one of the older i phones but that this phone is much better.

Great intuitive smart phone. . This does exactly what i want and for me is a lot more intuitive than other smartphones. Also love the camera which was one of the main reasons for switching from my old phone to a smartphone. I also liked the predictive text on the phone. I’ve never liked touch screens and always preferred keyboards being a touch typist but this is fast enough not to mind too much. The phone itself holds a micro sim (which i didn’t know existed, i thought they were all the same size). Managed to cut it down using a template which was fine, if not a little nerve wracking. Battery life isn’t great but i’m come to understand that’s the case with all the smartphones i’ve seen so i’m not too worried, there are options to improve it and they are worth looking at. All in all i’m really pleased with this purchase and the seller was excellent.

What a great phone this is, so easy to use as well. Felt i had to speak up for it as some reviewers have been not very positive about windows phones. As a middle aged techno phobe lady ()i have had no problems at all. Easy to set up, no probs transferring numbers from old phone, it was easy to transfer my music from itunes via the microsoft desktop app and the sound quality is good. There are loads of apps available and the previous issues with not being able to download bbc iplayer onto windows phones have now been sorted out (though you do need windows 8 to get the app). The only thing i would say is that the camera is not quite as good as the publicity claims, although it is still good. An excellent phone for the price and i am really pleased with it. I have the phone on a low cost monthly contract and have heard that for the same price i could have got one of the older i phones but that this phone is much better.

This phone is hyped and downed from several corners of the mobile phone industry and buyers alike. Well having used android for several years and having ios products in the home i can say that the windows 8 operating system is like a breath of fresh air and much quicker than android and less locked to manufacturer orientated apps and music stores than ios devices, within half an hour i got to grips with setting up home screen setting up ringtones and notification sounds. The screen is amoled and the dark glass gives a very vibrant and easy on the eye viewing experience, sounds are very rich and can be set to a high volume,battery like all smartphones can be a downfall but once the novelty wears off and less playing around with the phone becomes the norm then it will perform no worse or better than any other device and i expect to be charging once daily or keeping topped up in car whilst travelling to or from work but the beauty of the lumia 820 is that the battery is easy to access which allows for replacement in future years or the ability to purchase a spare which can be kept charged, have not been able to test wireless charging as i do not have the necessary equipment but look forward to giving it a go in the future, the apps which most people maon about as in not being many i find hard to believe as i have looked at thousands and they are growing by the day and the popular and free apps most of will use are there for all to seewould i recommend this phone the answer to that is yes.

Great and well worth the money. A few months ago i was searching the web for a phone and really liked the nokia lumia 720 but after finding this i decided to purchase it because of it’s higher specs. The phone is very quick and takes no time at all to switch on, and also has no trouble running all the apps and games i’ve thrown at it. Windows phone 8 is easy to navigate and being a ios user i was sceptical but now i can see myself buying countless other windows phones in the future. The phones battery life is good and can get me through two days of average use with ease, but games do run the battery down very quickly so be cautious. Many people complain that there aren’t enough apps and games, but i can assure you there are plenty, you have all the main apps like youtube, facebook, twitter and wikipedia. And countless morethe phone looks good and isn’t too chunky although its not the slimmest phone in the world, but fits comfortable in the hand and pocket. The back is also removable and can be swapped with different colour, but i do suggest you check to see that the one you are buying has wireless charging like the one that comes originally with the device. Under the back cover is the slot for a micro-sim card , a removable battery which can come in handy if you purchase another, there is also a micro sd card slot which compliments the 8gb memory very well and is a feature i miss in many other smartphones. I recommend you buy this and would recommend it to all of my friends and family, because it is a wonderful device and i do believe that windows phone will soon be on par app, and popularity wise with android and ios in the near future.

Having some user friendly issues likeno mute when u want stop sound. Except reducing soundno notification leddifficult to manage more apps. As all need to be sliding down. Keypad space is not utilized. Front cam is really badvibration when we click.

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