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Nokia Lumia 820 (AT&T)
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Nokia Lumia 820 (AT&T)

by Nokia
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Display: 4.3-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Windows Phone 8

Product Details

Product Description

Product Description

Expect nothing but the best in mobile communication when you have this wonderful Lumia Smartphone from Nokia.Utilizing the Snapdragon™ S4, this smartphone lets you experience both functionality and enjoyment in one amazing package. Its bright 4.3" Touchscreen Display ensures ultra system responsiveness and makes navigating your phone a breeze. You can capture very detailed photos and fluid videos using its 8.0MP Camera, then store all of your captured content on its 8GB internal memory. The smartphone also includes built-in WiFi so you'll always be up to speed with the latest buzz. Not only that, its Bluetooth 3.0 feature lets you share and transfer files wirelessly with other compatible devices. So get the Nokia Lumia Smartphone right now!

4.3-inch Nokia ClearBlack OLED display (view larger).

Carl Zeiss optics, eight MP main camera, dual LED flash, Auto Focus (view larger).
Nokia Lumia 820
At a Glance:

  • 4G LTE (limited service areas) or HSPA+ connectivity

  • Windows Phone 8 OS

  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor

  • 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED display

  • Eight GB internal memory

  • Eight-MP camera + HD 1080p video

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 3.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

The Nokia Lumia 820 with 4G LTE and Windows Phone 8 is truly a value-priced powerhouse. When you discover all that the Nokia Lumia 820 has to offer – including premium design and powerful dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor- nothing less will do. The Lumina features an award- winning Nokia ClearBlack OLED display that measures 4.3 inches. ClearBlack Display blocks incoming light reflections through a polarized layer to improve screen visibility under direct sunlight so you always have a rich user-experience.

High-Quality Camera

The advanced, eight-megapixel camera has autofocus, a dual-LED flash and simple sharing tools. There is also a front-facing VGA camera for easy self portraits. Video play and capture is available with Carl Zeiss optics and HD 1080p. With up to 64 GB MicroSD expandable memory and SkyDrive cloud storage available, there’s enough memory to keep all your photos and video.

Smartphone Features and Applications

The Lumia is equipped with convenient, free apps like streaming music and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation. Even make your phone your own with a variety of personalization options. Other features include NFC technology, HAC compatibility and access to over 100,000 applications via Windows Marketplace.

Faster Network

With AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to four times faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan).

Vital Statistics

The Nokia Lumia measures 820 4.88 x 2.69 x .38 inches, and it weighs 5.57 ounces.

What's in the Box

Nokia Lumia; Battery; Nokia fast USB charger; Connectivity cable; Quick start

AT&T 4G Network

What is 4G?

4G is a wireless technology term meaning "Fourth Generation." 4G follows 3G as the latest addition to AT&T's mobile broadband network. When combined with enhanced backhaul, 4G means faster speeds, where data transfers take less time to complete.

AT&T has upgraded the software of its nationwide mobile broadband network with HSPA+ which, with enhanced backhaul, enables speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband speeds. And now, AT&T is evolving to even faster 4G speeds with the launch of AT&T's 4G LTE technology in select markets.

Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

How does AT&T 4G differ from other 4G networks?

AT&T is the only network offering two layers of 4G technology: HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul and LTE, both capable of delivering 4G speeds. Customers will have access to fast speeds as they move in and out of 4G LTE areas. Customers of competitors who do not have HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul are likely to see a steep drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE areas.

In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Optional AT&T Services

AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.

AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.

Windows Phone 8

Meet the first phone powered by you.

In a world full of smartphones, Windows Phone is different because it’s powered by you with the people and things you care about. It's as personal and unique as you are, because of Live Tiles – amazing little tiles that you can pin to your Start screen and arrange your way, and they deliver what’s happening with the people and apps you love right to your Start screen. Plus it’s built for peace of mind because every single app is tested for malware before you download it. It also works with Windows so you can access your documents and pictures from virtually anywhere with SkyDrive. Come meet your Windows Phone, and see why the phone you bring to life is as unique as you are.

Live Tiles and Live Apps

Your stuff at a glance. Only Windows Phone has Live Tiles and Live Apps that give you real-time updates on everything you care about right on your Start screen.

Apps from the Windows Phone Store. Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply

People Hub and Rooms

Bring your contacts to life. Now your Facebook, Outlook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype and other contacts are accessible in People Hub. Instantly call, text, email or contact them using Skype all from the same place.

Kid’s Corner

Go ahead, let the kids play. Children love playing with your phone. Sometimes it's games. Sometimes it's the phone settings. Sometimes it's emails to your boss. Kid's Corner gives kids access to only the apps and features you choose. So you can be sure they're playing Angry Birds and not emailing your angry boss.


Your stuff goes wherever you go. With SkyDrive all your photos, Word docs, Excel spread sheets and PowerPoint presentations are backed up and accessible virtually everywhere including Windows Phone. SkyDrive comes with 7 GB of free storage space.

Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply.

Xbox Music

Your music the moment you want it. With an Xbox Music Pass, your songs, albums and even your playlists are instantly accessible across your devices. No matter which one you downloaded the music to.

Compatible devices and internet access required; carrier fees apply. Xbox Music Pass sold separately. On Xbox 360, content is streaming only and also requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). See

Camera and Lenses

Point, shoot and share in an instant. Your Windows Phone lets you take and share pictures faster than ever to your friends and social sites like Facebook. Moving from standby to shooting and sharing take seconds, so you never miss a moment. Add personal creativity to your shots with Lenses, directly within your camera, no app needed.


  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Optional AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles


  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work
  • 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED capacitive touchscreen
  • MicroUSB port

Communications & Internet

  • HTML 5 web browser for accessing real web sites.
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Personal and work e-mail


  • Rear-facing camera Eight megapixels with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • HD 1080p video recording with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Front camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF89a, BMP, GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, WMF
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, H.263, AVI, VC-1, ASF


  • Eight GB internal memory and available SkyDrive cloud storage

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So close to being awesome UPDATE November 21, 2012
Adding an update now that I have been using the phone for a couple of months solid. the bluetooth issues were completely resolved by the Microst update that came last month. bluetooth works great! battery life is still not great, but I have learned how to tweak some apps and just have a car charger with me, its workable, very, very happy with the phone. i strongly recommend it,

Bought the Lumia 820 after years as an iPhone user. I have been getting bored with iOS and its lack of major innovation, and Android just never felt right for me. I was excited about the prospects of Windows Phone 8, and for good reason.

The OS is very well done. Great layout, easy to personalize, and things just work well.

But... there are two major problems that I just cannot overlook with the Lumia 820 that keep it from being a great phone:

1. Battery life is totally hit or miss. Some days a full charge will last all day, some days a full charge will last four hours or less. I always keep Bluetooth (see issue 2) and WiFi off, and have absolutely no apps running in the background, and still the major fluctuation in battery life. This is not just me, Windows Phone forums are full of people with the same experience. Apparently there are some apps (most notably Nokia Drive (which I love, btw) continues to run even when there is no indication of it anywhere on the phone. What other apps are doing the same? Not sure.

2. The phone does not support all bluetooth profiles. Again, WP forums are packed with frustrated users who cannot use BT in their cars, some older (mine is 2007) and even some brand new. Also cannot consistently use BT with my Monster HD mini speaker.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome so far November 13, 2012
Love it. While the app selection is not as robust as android, I found plenty of alternatives for what I was missing. Especially with nokias extra apps. Will never go back to Android.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lumia 820 is a great phone December 5, 2012
I have used iOS and also Android. In fact, I just purchased a 3rd generation iPad and love it. I bought this windows phone because I was curious about the new operating system.

The phone itself is very well made. To me, it is a great size. not too big and not too small. It has very clean lines and easily fits into a pocket. The screen is very bright and easy to read. The viewing angles are awesome. I actually think they are better than the 920 when I compared them in the AT&T store.

The operating system is very cool to use. it's definitely a different experience than Android or iOS, but I believe a lot of people would really like it if they gave it a shot. Everything runs fast and smooth. It is a VERY easy operating system to get used to and enjoy.

I really like the Nokia included apps, especially the mix music feature. It's like Pandora, but you can download music for offline listening which I like. I also like podcasts and it is easy to find and subscribe to my favorites. There are plenty of apps out there to meet my needs. The game selection is pretty good.

I put a 32 GB micro SD card into the phone so I have plenty of storage. I also like that there is a removable battery in case I need a replacement.

All in all, I think it's a great phone and hopefully more people will give Windows Phone a shot.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars camera quality is outstanding. Great phone for the money. November 21, 2012
The WP8 interface is fantastic.
The camera quality is outstanding, even if it does not have the same upgrades that the 920 does, quality is just fantastic on both pics and video.
Nokia apps are across the board very useful. Especially Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.
Office app integration! Word, PP and Excel and OneNote with included Sky Drive storage space.
Wireless charging (when the pods and cases finally come out, should be in the next week or two.
Voice recognition works very well, especially in conjunction with texting. Can have full text conversations without ever touching the phone, which comes in very handy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone, way better than reviews December 9, 2012
By Grant
This is a great device, which I found to really exceed the reviews and attention it has received. I was originally hoping to get the Nokia 920, but it was not offered by Verizon. After a careful review of the specs between these two phones, I came to find that they are virtually identical with 4 main differences.

822 has over the 920: Removable battery (very important for me as I use my phone for tracking long bike rides and hikes using GPS and need to replace the battery) and Expandable Memory using a micro SD card.

920 has over 822: Improved screen (not really that noticeable side by side), image stabilization in the camera optics.

This phone does everything I want. The NFC (Near Field Communications) is great for sharing photos and contacts with a friend. Its very fast and snappy, and the Microsoft Windows 8 software really impressed me. Everything (settings, photos, videos, etc) syncs to my private web storage on Skydrive, so when I take a photo, I can easily access it via the web site. The integrated Microsoft office is also really a nice feature.

This phone is a great combo of quality hardware and well designed software. I'm really pleased with my switch from Android to Windows Phone 8.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome phone
The settlers description of the phone is right on, 9.5/10. The phone itself is a little on the heavy side and very slippery but with a silicone jacket it handles well. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Joe Funkenjive
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for your quick shipment so that I could switch my plan and...
This phone does everything that the iPhone does and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the phone, since it was a used phone. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Deborah Capen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent device for little money ,no.1 ,better than any other brand even newest ,I love it sweet .
Published 28 days ago by salvador garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars great phone
does everything i need, and does it well. the os is very fluid and i am able to find all the apps i need. battery life is enough for the whole day. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nehemias Fernandez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Budget phone , performs like a flagship device
Not to much of a downgrade as I thought.
I have a Nokia lumia 920 , but unfortunately the screen stopped working. Read more
Published 2 months ago by casey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love the phone and it got to me fast
Published 2 months ago by Aggravator
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nokia have really done well with this phone meet all phone specs
Published 2 months ago by Terry B.
3.0 out of 5 stars Do You REALLY Want a Windows Phone?
Do you REALLY want a windows phone? When my husband and I switched carriers, he chose this phone for us. This phone is easy to use and has solid function, hence the 3 stars. Read more
Published 4 months ago by SJD056
5.0 out of 5 stars smart choice
the phone came in great condition. In addition, the phone is fully operational. I have owned a windows phone for over a year and I am positive I won't change in the near future... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rafael
4.0 out of 5 stars ... a little over a year now and I still love it. The only 2...
I have had my lumia 820 for a little over a year now and I still love it. The only 2 complaints I have are 1)the battery on this device is inadequate, and it got worse after the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christopher C. Longbine
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