Nokia Lumia 822 Review

Score: 7.23/10
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Nokia Lumia 822 is a good quality Windows Phone 8 phone launched back in 2012, which features a medium 4.3 inches capacitive display, a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processor, and 2 cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.

This phone is sold in three color options, black, red and white. The Nokia Lumia 822 is slim and comfortable, while it's not as thin as many other cellphones you can find, with a thickness of 0.44". This cellphone feels a bit heavy for a device of this size, with a weight of 4.99 oz.

Nokia decided to build this cellphone using a powerful 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chip with 1 GB RAM memory. To collaborate with graphic calculations, this phone also has an Adreno 225 GPU working at 400 megahertz. A nice advantage of the Lumia 822 is the 16 GB quite big internal storage and a slot for an external memory card, enough to install hundreds of applications without any trouble.

This phone includes a interesting 800 x 480 4.3" screen, which makes it hard to see the pixels in the screen. Its screen uses AMOLED capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This phone counts with Wi-Fi capability (which it can share with other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high speed data connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a bit slower 4G network or the fastest 3G data connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EV-DO A technologies. The Nokia Lumia 822 works with a Micro SIM card for GSM services and it can connect using both CDMA and GSM carriers.

The Lumia 822 has two cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 1.2 megapixels front camera. It is capable of filming videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. In addition, the camera includes flash.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0), GPS Navigation and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This phone features a medium 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, which isn't very much for a consuming phone like this. This device has an estimated 254 hours stand by time and a 10.3 hours talk time.

This cellphone is priced $ 300, which is quite close to other similar devices. It doesn't matter whether you want it for work, need a cellphone to play lots of games or will use it mainly for social networks and internet browsing, this cellphone is definitely a great choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows Phone 8
Also Known As:Nokia Atlas
Dimensions:5.03 x 2.69 x 0.44 inchesMetric12.78 x 6.83 x 1.12 cmImperial
Weight:4.99 ouncesMetric141.46 gImperial
Colors:Black, Red and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2012-10-29
Price:$ 300.00


Screen Type:AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:4.3 inchesMetric10.9 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:217 pixels per inchMetric85.43 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1800 mAh
Stand-by Time:254 hours
Talk Time:10.3 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO A, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor