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    I am planning to go for either of 810..820 .. or 822 later today. So far am on 710 and getting pretty good reviews of 810 and 820. any recommendations if 810 or 820 is better?
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    822. Bigger battery than the 820.
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    doesnt the 822 have more memory onboard as well? Just all round better specs on the 822 I believe.
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    The 822 has a larger battery (1800mAh compared to 1650mAh), more memory (16Gb onboard vs 8Gb), better forward facing camera (1280x960 vs 640x480)...All around Verizon really did a service to its customers by improving some specs on the device to outsell the other carriers (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssapre View Post
    I am planning to go for either of 810..820 .. or 822 later today. So far am on 710 and getting pretty good reviews of 810 and 820. any recommendations if 810 or 820 is better?
    If you're with a GSM network like AT&T or T-Mobile, you only have the ability to use the 820 or 810. I assume you're on T-Mobile if you have a 710? If that's the case, I definitely recommend the 810 to you. You won't regret it. :)

    However, if you're moving to Verizon, you certainly can't go wrong with the 822.
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    The 820 is the worst of the bunch and is the one for AT&T. You Americans are actually lucky in this regard, as over in the UK we can either go to EE for the 920 (36/mth for 500MB 4G data, really?), or you can be stuck with the 820...

    Anyways, to answer your question, I personally would say pick a carrier then pick your device. So, if you want Verizon service then get the 822, but if you're happy with T-Mobile's service get the 810.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladinleeds View Post
    The 820 is the worst of the bunch and is the one for AT&T. You Americans are actually lucky in this regard, as over in the UK we can either go to EE for the 920 (36/mth for 500MB 4G data, really?), or you can be stuck with the 820...

    Anyways, to answer your question, I personally would say pick a carrier then pick your device. So, if you want Verizon service then get the 822, but if you're happy with T-Mobile's service get the 810.
    You think that 500MB of data is bad? Well, okay, I'm unsure about the money conversion rates, but when I went into a T-Mobile store last week wanting to buy the 810, the customer service rep was trying to con me into buying 5GB of data for $35 a month! (I currently have 200MB for $15). I walked right out of there!
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    Hey, I'm new to this section of the forum, having initially been interested in the L920. I thought I was sold on the 920, but then I demo'd it in the at&t store and it felt was just a tad too big. Then I saw the 820. Wow- perfect size, plus the SD card slot just seals the deal for me. Now I am noticing that my own carrier has the 810 - durr. The only issue is I pay month-to-month, so I would need to pay full price- ugh. Debating whether I should just buy the cheaper at&t 820 and wait for an unlock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanjs View Post
    Hey, I'm new to this section of the forum, having initially been interested in the L920. I thought I was sold on the 920, but then I demo'd it in the at&t store and it felt was just a tad too big. Then I saw the 820. Wow- perfect size, plus the SD card slot just seals the deal for me. Now I am noticing that my own carrier has the 810 - durr. The only issue is I pay month-to-month, so I would need to pay full price- ugh. Debating whether I should just buy the cheaper at&t 820 and wait for an unlock.
    I have a number of reservations regarding the 820s screen and the lack of Gorilla glass as well as the ability of the screen to resist impact damage. I would own an 820 right now if Gorilla glass was included.
    If you're in the US (and i assume you are) I'd seriously consider the 810 or 822 if you want to switch carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    You think that 500MB of data is bad? Well, okay, I'm unsure about the money conversion rates, but when I went into a T-Mobile store last week wanting to buy the 810, the customer service rep was trying to con me into buying 5GB of data for $35 a month! (I currently have 200MB for $15). I walked right out of there!
    That actually is about 25 in UK terms. 5GB data for 25/mth, not bad.

    EDIT: Just Binged it, it's 21.82

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehtog View Post
    I have a number of reservations regarding the 820s screen and the lack of Gorilla glass as well as the ability of the screen to resist impact damage. I would own an 820 right now if Gorilla glass was included.
    If you're in the US (and i assume you are) I'd seriously consider the 810 or 822 if you want to switch carriers.
    Yeah, the thing with me is I am extremely short-sighted. I would just get a screen protector for the 820 or something.

    I'm a T-Mobile prepay customer, and I plan to stay that way. The thing is, the 810 is $100 more at the Microsoft store than the 820. Is it worth it to me? Not really. I hardly ever do video chat, and besides, the 820 has readily available back covers in red. I need my phone in red, man! (lol)
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    A screen protector protects from scratches, not impact. If it takes a knock you could be stuck with a smashed 820 screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehtog View Post
    A screen protector protects from scratches, not impact. If it takes a knock you could be stuck with a smashed 820 screen.
    That is also what Gorilla Glass does. It protects from scratches but not impact. I bet I could smash a Nokia Lumia 920 screen just as easily as an iPhone screen. (I am extremely heavy handed and have already rendered one HTC titan useless)

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    820 if you want the most color choices for removable back covers.
    822 if you want the most internal memory (16gb)
    810 if you prefer its industrial design and ad-free zynga games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardios View Post
    820 if you want the most color choices for removable back covers.
    822 if you want the most internal memory (16gb)
    810 if you prefer its industrial design and ad-free zynga games.
    The Zynga games are total crap on WP8. Buggy, slow and the worst part about it is they look like iOS apps. Complete FAIL.

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