- 12-26-2012, 02:39 PM #1
So I'm looking to pick up a white Nokia 822 for Verizon but everyone is saying No :( Now I am paying almost full price for it. I played with one from Verizon and I liked the way it felt in my hands. I do have an HTC 8x (which I'm keeping) but I kinda wanna try the Nokia. What do you al think of the 822. Pros, Cons, ect
- 12-26-2012, 02:53 PM #2
I don't know who is saying no. The 822 seems to be the best reviewed of all the WP's. I would get one in a heartbeat if I could. From my research the main negatives are slow first shot focus on the camera and not the best sound from the speakers.
- 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM #3
I've had mine for a month and am very happy. It's been pretty trouble free and I have three other business users that have one without trouble. I think mine may have rebooted a couple of times in the month, but otherwise very smooth and stable. Use a Class 10 microsd card and it will be fast with pictures and videos. Battery life is very good; all day for me with regular/moderate use and most things on (wi-fi, data, push emails, live tiles). Screen is great outdoors and it's pretty durable, so far. Dropped it several times and once onto hard blacktop where it bounced several times. Great phone for me.
12-26-2012, 04:03 PM #4
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u cant beat it for the full price $449.99 price tag, im in the same situation im gonna wait til february or march tho because of the mwc in february and nokia is teasing of a new flagship verizon phone to be announced in february. i may just get the 822 then sell it and get whatever new phone they bringing....the wait is killing me i want wp8 now
- 12-26-2012, 04:39 PM #6
I just read it. I really liked the way it felt in my hand at Verizon. I'm just waiting for the right one to pop up on eBay. There is one for $320 but he doesn't have a picture of it. Its just a generic pic, but he says its in good condition. Then there is one with good pics but he wants $400. I've emailed the guy with the $320 one for more pics but haven't heard anything yet
- 12-26-2012, 04:50 PM #7
I picked mine up on launch day, and I have no regrets at all. I came up from the Trophy, and I'm glad I did. Yes, there have been a few problems - I've experienced reboots and lockups - and I have figured out that they have all been associated with being linked to bluetooth at the time of the lockup, so I'm convinced it's tied to a bug in the bluetooth stack, which I'm sure will be addressed in the upcoming Portico update. It's the first time I've ever used LTE, and wow.... Tethering my laptop, I've gotten nearly 20MBPS down and more than 10 MBPS up. As for the OS, I was sold on it two years ago, so I'm not sure where to even begin. I like the refresh, the ability to resize the tiles is great for me. Kid's Corner solves the recently-discovered problem of the grandson installing games that we'd never let him play on my wife's Trophy, then uninstalling them so that no one would know he'd done it. He didn't know that there was a purchase history online.... Hehehehe.... You're busted, kid.
The backup features are handy - I hard-reset my phone twice last weekend, and let it reinstall all of the apps without having to do it myself like I did with WP7. That was nice. It would still be nice to have app data backed up, too, but hey, one step at a time, right?
But I guess some of these are OS things I'm telling you, when you've used the 8x, so you know those.... So to compare the differences between phones.... I've not used an 8x, but I compared them in the store. To me, I like the screen on the Lumia better. The resolution is lower, but unless they're side by side, I don't see the difference in that regard. What I do see is blacker blacks. I also realize that they have the same size battery and this one can be changed, while that one can't, and this screen has fewer pixels (less power) and a lower power using technology, so overall the two phones, used side by side, for exactly the same purposes, the Lumia will last longer on a charge.
The app exclusives, to me, are a big thing. I do use Nokia Drive, and while some complain about it, it hasn't "steered" me wrong yet (pun intended). There are other apps as well that I use, too, and the photobeamer app is nifty. Not one you'll use every day, but if you want to show off your pictures to a friend, there's nothing like taking their computer to www.photobeamer.com, opening the app on your phone, pointing the camera at the QR code, and showing the pics from your phone on their computer screen at a larger size. That's nifty! I've used the Nokia Music (free music) a good bit, and like that you can download the streams for offline listening (no data use), and city lens is cool too (nice for in big cities especially, but can be used elsewhere as well). I'm not sure what the difference is with the Nokia version of Groupon or Foursquare, and just the other day they put out Nokia Xpress, an app for reducing data use by compressing and saving pages for offline reading, which I have only tinkered with a bit so far. There are others that I haven't used yet, as well, but they do have a good cadence going for the updates, as well.
I did have a problem with recording video to a 64GB Class 10 card, but I discovered that if I switched the settings to record to the phone before recording video then it records smoothly (just remember to switch back to recording to the card after I'm done with video), no problems at all. Less storage, so shorter recording times, of course, but I don't record much video, so for me that's fine. I haven't tinkered to see if there were any solutions for recording successfully to the card, since I'm also hoping that they solve that one with the update.
Other than those glitches, no complaints, and I don't regret going with the 822 over the 8x at all. My only regret is that Verizon doesn't have a 9xx or higher yet, but if you look in the upcoming forum, you'll see MacPhisto and Honestabebread telling of what they hear is coming, and it's definitely going to get good by Easter.
- 12-26-2012, 05:45 PM #8
I like mine a lot.
There are only few things that bother me:
The scrolling isn't as smooth as my Trophy. When I first put my thumb down on the screen it jumps ever so slightly in the opposite direction of scrolling. Not a huge problem, but slightly annoying to me.
Speaker isn't great for music, but it does its job.
No syncing with Zune (though this is a WP8 problem).
No group texting, but it's not a huge deal.
That's about it.
I love the Nokia apps, and the screen looks great when watching video, though resolution could be better for text. It's a great phone overall.
I definitely don't regret buying it.
12-27-2012, 09:27 AM #9
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I love my 822. I'm dealing with that stupid black screen/rebooting thing occassionaly but otherwise I have no complaints. I cam from an HTC Arrive and like the Nokia apps and support TONS better than HTC.
BTW: You can group text. Either create a group or you can just enter multiple contacts into the text send to: line.
- 12-27-2012, 11:59 AM #12
- 12-27-2012, 02:19 PM #13
However most of the people that I have come in contact with that wanted to have a group be able to message to the whole group just use the GroupMe app (that way it can include those that dont have smartphones).
- 12-27-2012, 03:11 PM #15
I like my 822, but I miss the camera that I had on the Galaxy S3, or even more the iPhone 4S. That's probably my only issue. I'm pretty excited for the 922 or 1022 or whatever they call it. I will probably get that bad boy when it launches.
- 12-27-2012, 03:18 PM #16
Now thinking back, on the Trophy, when I texted two people, it stayed together as a text to two recipients in the history. I haven't tried it in the 822. Are you saying that it separates it in the 822?
Sorry, I'm just trying to understand, but really, it's not a function I use except for rare occasions.
- 12-27-2012, 03:49 PM #17
it'd be nice, but for my purposes, the current method of groups and individual replies is fine. on the rare occasion i need group replies, GroupMe works fine.
- 12-27-2012, 10:54 PM #18
I spent hours on several occasions with both phones (822 and 8x) and ended up with the Nokia 822 mainly because of Nokia Drive. I come from a 4 year Android background before moving to a 4s and the thought of going back to a world without voice guided turn-by-turn navigation was too big of a step back. Overall, I LOVE my 822. The main issues I have are really Windows 8 (voice recognition and the lack of voice navigation). I sorely miss Siri - I used it quite a bit to send quick texts and e-mails. I am trying Ziggy now but it is not the same.
Phone-specific issues really only exist with the camera. I have had quite a bit of hands-on time with four 822s (two that I've owned). All have had color balance issues (especially when indoors) and produced images that are too soft in my opinion. I know that I can fix some issues in photo apps after the shot, but with an 8 Megapixel Carl Zeiss lens I really feel I should be getting great shots right out of the box. Having said that, I am hoping that last week's 920 patch makes its way over to Verizon's 822 sometime in the near future. I think when that finally hits, I will have one of the best phones I've ever owned!
Bottom line is, the 822 is a good phone that is getting better with every Nokia update. I really don't think you'll be disappointed - I'm not!
- 12-28-2012, 10:20 AM #19
- 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM #20
12-28-2012, 05:04 PM #22
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No regrets here. Really enjoying the 822 and I know I made the right choice. It has the best blend for me of what I want in a phone from software to hardware, which includes the Nokia collection and support. I honestly only get more pleased with the phone, I had good battery life for the first couple of weeks of owning the phone, but have moved up to the excellent battery life category in the last week and that's just a cherry on top at this point. The camera is working out great for me, I've been impressed with the quality, though there is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to get the best pic at times. My favorite photo subject is my niece, so I don't post many pics on here, but the camera is great and although not the 920, I've also been impressed with what it can take in low light situations. I think the audio on the phone is great, I hook it up in my car several times a week and it has great sound. I'm guessing sound depends on the person and for my usage, the car as well. I think my car has a good regular sound system to start with, I'm sure that helps, and I'm not a sound snob, but have a good ear for music and sound (played an instrument for 10 years) and I have no complaints on the sound quality playing music.
Also, I'm a lot happier than I thought I would be with option for expandable storage. I thought it was a good thing before, but now I'm feeling it is essential because 16 GB doesn't feel like it's a whole heck of a lot the more I use the phone. I do think I'd be a bit nervous at this point if I was limited to 16GB, now this is on me somewhat because I have 4 states' maps downloaded on my phone and I try out new apps all the time, but beyond that I barely have any media loaded on my phone beyond a handful of books and a few dozen pictures and I'm already down to 8 GB of storage. Would make me very nervous to think less than one month in and this was it for the next 2 years. I was thinking that 16GB was workable and I think it probably is, but it's clearly much more so if you have unlimited data and can make use of cloud storage without worries of what that will mean to your data usage, I don't have that luxury.
12-28-2012, 07:54 PM #23
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My only regret is not being able to buy a Lumia 920 on Verizon. The Lumia 822 is a great phone. I switched from a iPhone 5 64GB to it. The only features that I want from the Lumia 920 is the Higher Resolution Screen and the Better Anti-Shake Camera. Other than that the Lumia 822 is a great phone. Now only if it would receive the latest OS update in a timely fashion.
12-29-2012, 07:56 AM #24
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I have the Nokia 822 and love it. It has been the best phone I have owned. I bought mine through Walmart web site and got the phone FREE plus a 100 dollar gift card. Yahooo super deal. I dont know if they are still running that deal or not check web site.
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