- 03-07-2013, 06:38 PM #1
I am looking at buying Lumia 820 off contract. Are you happy with your 820? I am coming from a Samsung Focus.
I have a Surface RT and like the Windows 8 interface and would like WP8.
Things that are important to me:
Phone works as a phone (i.e. can call people and talk with them)
Decent camera (I have kids and don't always have camera readily available)
Good navigation maps (I get lost easily, so good GPS is a must for me)
Should I buy from AT&T or from the Microsoft store (there is one close to me)?
I looked at the 920, but it is just too big for me.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
- 03-07-2013, 07:18 PM #2
the 820 is more limited in terms of ram so im not sure how that would affect the phone. plus the screen is 800 by 480 so do you really want to settle for such a screen when you can get a lumia 920 off of ebay for like 400 brand new? by the way that's what i did haha. i also bough a 1 year warranty with accidental damage for another 80 or so just to have my back covered haha.
03-07-2013, 07:28 PM #3
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I have the 820 and love it.
It has 1gb of ram and 8gb of memory. Also you can add a micro SD card to it or take the memory card out unlike the focus . Camera. Seems great photos look great. Phone calls are nice and crisp sounding. GPS seems fast we have good coverage here. As for where to buy I got mine at Target so get it where ever gives you the best deal. ;)
- 03-07-2013, 10:36 PM #6
- 03-08-2013, 02:32 PM #7
I have a few more questions.
How much internal storage is available to use?
How much memory would downloaded map (one state) take up if you want to download to use offline?
I wish I could get 822, but I'm still locked into my AT&T contract for 7 more months and prefer month-to-month after it is up. Wanting a new phone, but not sure if I should wait until contract is up.
Thanks in advance.
03-08-2013, 05:33 PM #8
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On my 820 with no apps I have about 3.4 GB of free memory
With all of the apps loaded including the state of MN. Map
And music and pictures I have about 890 Mb left of internal memory waiting for payday to get a micro memory card to free up more memory
Side note that Amazon has the 820 for a penny with a 2 year agreement
- 03-18-2013, 01:07 AM #9
I like the Nokia 820, but really wish it came with 16 GB internal memory instead of 8 GB. Anyone hear any rumors that Nokia may make a similar version coming out with more internal memory? I don't like how big the 920 feels in my hand. The specs of the 920, size of 820 with removable cover would be my ideal.
- 03-18-2013, 10:35 AM #10
I am actually in the midst of switching over (or down, if you will) to 820, myself, and that is from a 920. Reason? Well, first of all an 'happy accident'. My fiancée knocked the phone, by accident (I assume), out of my hands and straight down on the cold, hard asphalt. That resulted in a pretty crushed screen. It looks like a spider-web gone horribly wrong. Its size and shape is a bit too grand and square for my taste. The camera bug - being fixed or not - is also annoying, same with the overheating as soon as the phone is put to use (games, surfing, movies).
Sure, 820, may have its bugs and issues, but not the same level of annoyance as the 920, from what I can tell.
The possibility to add a memory card, up to 64GB, removable (chargeable) shells, the size and shape is a deal breaker to me compared to the 920.
Will be following this post.
03-18-2013, 04:44 PM #11
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The Samsung Ativ S and HTC 8X have less issues than all the Nokia. My own Lumia 920 is a constant pain, with blurry pictures, freezes. Even after numerous updates. While my 8X and Ativ S are pretty trouble free, just don't install 'Battery level for WP8'. I craved for the 920, now I curse it. Especially the Ativ S is a good value and also has a nice 4.8 inch screen.*** Forza Windows Phone 8 ***
Many answers here in my battery tips & tricks post: http://forums.wpcentral.com/htc-8x/2...ps-htc-8x.html
Please help me with my WP8 Sync App idea called "WP8 ClonePhone": http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-...lonephone.html
- 03-19-2013, 12:14 AM #13
- 03-19-2013, 10:14 AM #14
I tried to look ahead of these issues thinking that it'll be fixed with the next update, and so on, but I guess I just had enough and the broken screen, caused by my fiancee, just came as a sign; time to switch. And, as I said, expandable storage, removable covers and a less grand size is really what attracts me and perhaps what I should've looked for in the first place.
- 04-14-2013, 03:30 AM #16
Got my 820 a couple of days ago. Compared to my previous phone, the 920, I am pleased with how this screen seems to fit more to the resolution of most games and apps. On the 920 a lot of the games and apps seemed to be blown up to fit the screen, this caused them to look "pixelated". The 820 size is more comfortable, and the expandable memory is pleasing. The phone seems faster (might be psychological). Not run into any obvious problems, yet. I had issues with the 920 from day one. Only thing I am missing from the 920 is the camera/stabilization.
- 04-14-2013, 03:57 AM #17
Yeah I'd go with tha 820, I have n 820 & 620 n tha 820 rocks! I don't hear many complaints from other Aussies so maybe we get looked after better, who knows. Its a shame tha 720 doesn't have more RAM coz that phone looks sick n will probly b a prototype of things 2 come;)
- 04-14-2013, 11:57 PM #20
Thinking of waiting for the next round. Not available for full upgrade yet, so I would plan to buy off contract. The only thing that holds me back from the 820 is the 8GB of internal storage.
Thanks for all the great feedback though. I like how the 820 feels in my hand though.
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