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    I'm gonna go ahead and wait until they reveals the ridiculously high suggested price on the 920 before I decide. If it's totally unreasonable I'll go with the 820 which I assume will be more competitively priced than the 800 was when it was released, considering the 820 doesn't even have gorilla glass and such.
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    Update : No Gorilla glass, no HAAC audio recording, no pureview, I don't think I would go for the 820 finally I'd rather get a higher data package and stream music if needed than having more memory on board.

    but maybe on a one year contract waiting until the Pureview WP8 phones get better MPx and HAAC stereo recording and not mono.
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    I was set on the 820... Lack of gorilla glass is a dealbreaker! On the 920 lack of removeable battery kills it. I will have to see what Verizon gets... I had been hoping for a Nokia!

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    I'm thinking the 920. PureView and an amazing screen. I have an HTC One X right now, so I'm use to and okay with a non-removable battery and no SD card (shoot, the 920 will have double the storage capacity, too). Personally, I think I'm all for the 920, but I may wait and see if Samsung and HTC can get anything out that wows me. If I recall, they're going to use the same chassis for their Windows phones as their flagships (Galaxy S III and One X chassis for Samsung and HTC respectively). I really want to see if they bring anything to the table like Nokia has with their suite of pre-installed apps.
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    PureView > Removable Battery. Especially with wireless charging... Removable batteries become less needed.

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    #31  
    I plan to get this Lumia 820 :)

    Can anyone confirm that this will run on the 800mhz and 2.6 ghz 4G network which is the spectrum to be auctioned in the UK for 4G services next year.

    I don't want a device that will only be capable of running on EE'S (Orange/TMobile) 1800mhz 4G network.

    I'm not pleased that this phone and the 920 will be exclusive to EE for a time but hopefully sim free models can be bought.

    The what about the Ativ s what spectrum will that use.?

    Thanks
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    As far as I am aware the other operators will be using 2.6Ghz spectrum for 4G. That is part of the spectrum that OFCOM are auctioning off next year so the 820 will work..
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    By the time they get those networks up and running, this model will be EOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmacleodbrown View Post
    As far as I am aware the other operators will be using 2.6Ghz spectrum for 4G. That is part of the spectrum that OFCOM are auctioning off next year so the 820 will work..
    Excellent! Thank you.

    This is gonna be my first ever windows phone. Can't wait :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk1 View Post
    By the time they get those networks up and running, this model will be EOL.

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    Yeah, you're probably right. I think they're aiming for a September 2013 switch on. I should then have no problems selling the 820 on if I upgrade to a newer model in the future.

    The iPhone5 only currently working on the 1800mhz bandwidth will cause all sorts of problems when selling it on unless it's made clear to the buyer that it will not work on certain 4g bandwidths. Thankfully I don't have one of them.
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    I might go for an unlocked 820 because I am finishing off my ATT plan and intend on flocking over to the land of straight talk. After the fact my comfort level for an unlocked smartphone is $350 and anything over that feels severely overpriced to me. If it cost me $430 to build my gaming pc i would feel really terrible about paying more than that for a smartphone. Im really hoping the 820 is only $250 unlocked because the device really should not go over that with the wvga display and 1650 mah battery
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    I love the size of my new Motorola Droid RAZR M as it fits in my pocket very well and is easy to use with just one hand. However, I'm not terribly happy with Android so I will be switching to WP8 as soon as it comes to Verizon. Seeing as how I don't watch movies on my phone or take many pictures, I may go with the 820 just to have the smaller device. I'll also be paying full retail so the cheaper price may play a large part in my decision.
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    I'm looking at the 820 over the 920 right now for the following reasons:

    -replaceable covers (currently have the 710 and love this feature)
    -lighter
    -microSD card and replaceable battery
    -probably more comfortable to hold
    -most likley to come to T-mobile
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    #39  
    Yup.

    At this point I'd be much more likely to replace my 900 with an 820.

    The 920 is just too BIG. My 900 is borderline as it is. Even BIGGER and HEAVIER than my 900 makes it a deal breaker. :dry

    The 820's swappable back panel and replaceable battery, upgradeable memory, and the possibility of a third party extended battery makes it seem a lot more practical. It also takes a little of the sting out of having to settle for no HD resolution or Gorilla Glass.

    Best case scenario is that Nokia will release a new Lumia by the time I'm ready for an upgrade and it will offer the premium features like 720p resolution and Gorilla Glass etc, only not in a gigantic beast of a phone.

    I plan on hanging onto my 900 until my upgrade at least in the hopes that Nokia will deliver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corepc View Post
    820 is very high on my list..
    After HTC Showing what they have to offer and knowing that it will come to AT&T. The 820 is still very high on my list.

    Price in USA have not be announced yet so waiting for that announcment that will make or break the getting the phone for me . Else it will be a HTC 8s if comes down to pricing.

    I may just wait for Unlocked Unbranded Version and purchase one of those..Not sure if I want a locked down AT&T 820 to use on StraightTalk..Even thought ST plan does not support it internet sharing.

    I would love to have internet sharing enabled on phone without having to need to purchase a contract from at&t or having to hack the phone the enable the feature's.
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    The 820 is in the lead right now for me. The size, removable battery, expandable memory, and headphone jack placement on top right. But if Nokia or aftermarket manufacturer don't make a quality extended battery and back cover, the 820 will fall down the list.
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    I might really be in the 820 camp, depending on price and performance. I sure would rather have the 920, but I am not a photo enthusiast and I may end up paying way to much for the 920. Will decide on price points, screen performance, and the feel between 820, 920, and ATIV. Will at least look at the 8X, though I think the 820 will have it all over it.

    Ready to see the release party of WP8 and get some devices in my hand and start some serious playing....
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    #43  
    I'm on VZW, so I am definitely considering the 820/822 whatever it's called.

    It has the microSD slot and the removable battery. But the one thing I can't get past is that ppi -- 217. I'll have to see it in action b4 I plop my hard-earned cash on it.

    BTW - I would not even consider a closed-system phone.

    As usual, the pickin's are slim on big red....
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    I'll be buying a NOKIA Lumia 820 SIM-Free, but only because the NOKIA Lumia 920 isn't going to be available to non-EE/Orange/T-Mobile Customers until this stupid 'Exclusivity Period' has expired.

    So long as I have 459.95 to spare after shelling out 379.95 this time then I will then hopefully have a 920 in lieu of the 820.

    Basically, I'm getting an 820 to remain patient for the 920 - otherwise I run the risk of eating my own shoes!!
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    I WAS really very much leaning towards the 820 but a few things made me want the 920 more:

    The smaller battery is a concern for me, I'd hope I could upgrade it at a later date but the chances are I'd have to go 3rd party for that. The fact that it doesn't have gorilla glass really is a big concern for me - I wouldn't want to spend nearly 400 for a device that I could scratch/shatter any easier than a 920. I went into the shop earlier in the week and compared the 920 and the 820 side by side. I was surprised at how thin and light the 820 was but the fact that the size in my hand of both devices really wasn't that different makes me think that I would really notice that the 820 doesn't have a HD screen. I think over time that would bug me a lot.

    On the other hand the 820 is a really nice phone and it's removable battery, SD support and replacable covers (which are very sturdy and flush with the rest of the phone - I was very impressed), but I think it's a bit too expensive considering I just need to put up another 80 quid and get the 920.
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    #46  
    Does anyone agrees with me that not have gorilla glass is a deal breaker ? I was thinking about buying this for my wife but I was imaganing that it might come out of the purse full of scratches. :O
    Does anyone know if its screen might have any other sort of protection ?
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       #47  
    I think the importance of gorilla glass comes down to necessity. Someone that puts their phone inside a purse full of keys probably shouldn't buy a phone without gorilla glass. Whereas someone like me, who only allows his phone to touch the smooth lining of his inner pocket :D, doesn't need gorilla glass but it's a nice perk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8 Dash View Post
    I think the importance of gorilla glass comes down to necessity. Someone that puts their phone inside a purse full of keys probably shouldn't buy a phone without gorilla glass. Whereas someone like me, who only allows his phone to touch the smooth lining of his inner pocket :D, doesn't need gorilla glass but it's a nice perk.
    There alternatives to Gorilla Glass:
    Lumia 820 Q&A- Your Questions Answered : My Nokia Blog

    The 820 has scratch resistant glass and rather nicely can accept 64GB SD cards rather than the earlier reported 32��
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    I'd be really tempted by the 820, except it seems the price is going to be way too close to the 920 in the UK at least.
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    I'm getting the 820. My first windows phone :)

    Seems it zips along quite nicely - YouTube
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