10-05-2013 01:10 PM
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  1. montsa007's Avatar
    1) Lumia 820 has rather low resoulution and a big screen. Is it a big problem? On my iPhone 3Gs it's a big problem, because sometimes it's really hard to read small letters and some elements of the UI are really pixelated - it does not look good. Is Lumia 820 encountering similiar issues?
    Its really crisp, check a local store and play with the device if in doubt.
    2) Lumia 820 has only 8GB of memory. On my 3Gs I have 16GB and sometimes it's not enough for me. However L820 has SD card slot. The question is: what can be stored on SD card? I know that apps cannot be installed on a SD card, are there any more limitations?
    Yes the apps cannot be installed on SD card, but you can pop in a 32 Gig card and load your music, pics and videos in it, no limitations on it :)
    3) Should I switch from iPhone to Lumia? Are here any iPhone owners who switched to WP8? What do you think?
    I am not a true Ios to WP switch but surely Ios > Android > WP, IOS no doubt is a good OS in terms of Apps (loaded with bunch of stupid ads), games but hey do you really buy a phone to play games on a tiny screen :s?
    I prefer playing on a PC or a console, Ios has jailbreaks and things like that which wp doesn't have.

    4) Are there any guitar amp apps in WP Store? I'm using Amplitube on iPhone and I wish I could do it on Lumia.
    Not sure as i was only thinking of learning a guitar and never really went around it
    05-27-2013 02:19 AM
  2. Marcin J's Avatar
    What about the 8GB of storage? Is it enough for you guys? Don't you have problems with it? ANother thing: How much memory does L820 have for the user? How much of this 8GB does OS take?

    What about the battery? It's capacity is bigger than on my 3Gs, but on the other hand the screen is bigger. How long does the L820 work after disconnecting from the charger? Can any 3Gs owner tell me which phone is better talking about battery?
    05-27-2013 12:14 PM
  3. montsa007's Avatar
    In real world you don't get to use the full 8GB.
    You get approx 7.28GB, out of which system eats up 1.9GB, and the rest is left for device settings, other files etc.,

    I have a 32GB card in the phone and store all music, vids on the card itself. (I use 720)

    To be honest the 820's battery is bad for its hardware, Nokia gave it muscle but the battery can't back it up.

    I don't own a 820 but its specs speak for itself, a 1650 mAh battery is really not worthwhile for this monster.
    05-27-2013 12:50 PM
  4. Marcin J's Avatar
    So you get just around 5GB of memory. Am I right? What's more WP8 is experiencing storage problems - it's very bad.
    05-27-2013 01:15 PM
  5. clbarker10's Avatar
    There are 2 reasons I can think of why someone would do that. Bigger screen/phone and better camera.
    There are 2 reasons to stay with the 820 as well. Smaller screen/phone and expandable storage
    @z33dev33l Why did you buy L920 if you already had L820?

    I forgot about one important thing: I'm going to buy a phone, which I would use for around 3 years - do you think, that Lumia 820 would be still good after 3 years?
    05-27-2013 01:39 PM
  6. z33dev33l's Avatar
    @z33dev33l Why did you buy L920 if you already had L820?

    I forgot about one important thing: I'm going to buy a phone, which I would use for around 3 years - do you think, that Lumia 820 would be still good after 3 years?
    I buy too many phones :-p That and at work, my phone is my gaming device so I have 14 gigs worth of games on my phone.
    05-27-2013 03:03 PM
  7. montsa007's Avatar
    So you get just around 5GB of memory. Am I right? What's more WP8 is experiencing storage problems - it's very bad.
    I really don't see any storage problems, Infact my phone has 3.1GB of storage free after installing apps, emails and things (no games), but I feel very uncomfortable if that 3.1 drops to 3, thats just me. I've seen people cruising with 100MB free space.

    Also, that 5GB is good for installing apps, for music and videos and also pics you can store them on your sd card.

    But trust me pal, if you opt for 820 you'll end up cursing its battery life, its extremely weak, for 920 its even weaker for its hardware.
    05-27-2013 11:07 PM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    But trust me pal, if you opt for 820 you'll end up cursing its battery life, its extremely weak, for 920 its even weaker for its hardware.
    That's the case these days with all smartphones.
    05-28-2013 12:00 AM
  9. montsa007's Avatar
    That's the case these days with all smartphones.
    Motorola Droid Razr Maxx was a mammoth.
    05-28-2013 12:09 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Any other?
    05-28-2013 12:18 AM
  11. James8561's Avatar
    seems like you're better off with the king, Lumia 920?
    just get a 920, 925, or 928 and call it a day dude. 8 series isn't worth it.
    05-28-2013 12:19 AM
  12. montsa007's Avatar
    seems like you're better off with the king, Lumia 920?
    just get a 920, 925, or 928 and call it a day dude. 8 series isn't worth it.
    I'd suggest 925/928, the 920 packs excellent hardware but is a world heavyweight champion and doesn't have the required battery to pull through the day if you load some background apps.
    05-28-2013 12:28 AM
  13. James8561's Avatar
    925 and 928 has the exact same spec internals and battery as the 920.
    also, some people like the weight and consider their devices solid. me included. I just can't with how light iphone5 and galaxys4 are.
    05-28-2013 12:31 AM
  14. montsa007's Avatar
    925 and 928 has the exact same spec internals and battery as the 920.
    also, some people like the weight and consider their devices solid. me included. I just can't with how light iphone5 and galaxys4 are.
    928 is a cdma plus gsm phone (world phone, primarily catered towards Verizon users. Like 822, am not sure it'll have sms troubles for gsm users?) :) and has 32 Gigs afaik with a xenon flash, however 925 has a better camera (night shots) but s*cks with 16GB onboard memory.
    The main difference apart from specs is the materials used, it comes down to personal preference.

    P.S. - I like my phones to be light, doesn't feel like you're carrying a brick in your pocket :)
    05-28-2013 12:38 AM
  15. Marcin J's Avatar
    I'd get 920 if I had money for it. I'm going to buy "second hand" 820.
    05-28-2013 09:07 AM
  16. montsa007's Avatar
    I'd get 920 if I had money for it. I'm going to buy "second hand" 820.
    Seriously?
    You'll literally be in trouble when it comes to the battery backup pal as 820's battery is too weak for its hardware.
    05-28-2013 11:55 AM
  17. Marcin J's Avatar
    I'm curious how long would L820 last on a battery compared to my 3Gs. I have to say that I have no problems with my iPhone's work time after charging. It lasts for 1-2 days. L820 is very similiar to it, right?
    05-28-2013 12:53 PM
  18. montsa007's Avatar
    I'm curious how long would L820 last on a battery compared to my 3Gs. I have to say that I have no problems with my iPhone's work time after charging. It lasts for 1-2 days. L820 is very similiar to it, right?
    Not a 820 user, but dropped the idea of 820 when I checked its battery size.
    I am not being a dragster, but have you looked at a Lumia 720?, it has the best battery backup you can get and its a great value for money as well.
    Apart from that it has a great look too :), take a look at it.

    820 - 1650mAh battery
    720 - 2000mAh battery
    05-28-2013 01:08 PM
  19. topliner967's Avatar
    ...

    To be honest the 820's battery is bad for its hardware, Nokia gave it muscle but the battery can't back it up.

    I don't own a 820 but its specs speak for itself, a 1650 mAh battery is really not worthwhile for this monster.


    ...

    But trust me pal, if you opt for 820 you'll end up cursing its battery life, its extremely weak, for 920 its even weaker for its hardware.

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    You'll literally be in trouble when it comes to the battery backup pal as 820's battery is too weak for its hardware.

    Not a 820 user, but dropped the idea of 820 when I checked its battery size.
    I am not being a dragster, but have you looked at a Lumia 720?, it has the best battery backup you can get and its a great value for money as well.
    Apart from that it has a great look too :), take a look at it.

    820 - 1650mAh battery
    720 - 2000mAh battery
    So you don't own a 820 but you keep hating on the battery My battery usually last about 20-25 hours (2G). I use it to listen to spotify all day (well, at least about 5-6 hours, in offline mode), combine that with a few calls/texts and a few minutes of 3D-gaming, and I'd say it's not much worse than any other smartphone in its price range.
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    05-28-2013 02:26 PM
  20. clbarker10's Avatar
    My 820 last me all day with the brightness on high and WiFi as well as 4g both enabled. I watch a video here and there maybe play a game every few days and text constantly. I charge it all night and its good to go.

    Some people might have bad battery life for many reasons...Most people don't realize that auto brightness is a big culprit. Many people don't live in dense urban areas where their phone radio is not over exerted and towers are plenty. Many people judge batteries based off of the first weeks usage and don't realize you need to cycle your battery to improve its performance. Unless someone specifically bases their "bad battery" of the L820 on these types of factors I just can't take them seriously. I'd love to help someone having issues with theirs if they contact me but unfortunately ignorance plays a big part in negative claims with technology.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    05-28-2013 03:49 PM
  21. montsa007's Avatar
    So you don't own a 820 but you keep hating on the battery My battery usually last about 20-25 hours (2G). I use it to listen to spotify all day (well, at least about 5-6 hours, in offline mode), combine that with a few calls/texts and a few minutes of 3D-gaming, and I'd say it's not much worse than any other smartphone in its price range.
    Sigh...you need to go on 3G. 820 has a massive hardware no doubt, but its battery is weak for its hardware, which means if you start accelerating your use you may end up with a low battery alert.

    Advice for customers reporting higher than expecte... - Nokia Support Discussions
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-pathetic.html
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...08-update.html
    Terrible battery life on lumia 820 uk? Just me or anyone else? - Microsoft Community
    Lumia 820 - Complaints/feedback - Nokia Support Discussions

    There may be more but well, am not saying that 820 is a bad phone, it has very bright reviews, but hey its hard to see a review thats 100% honest and unbiased, its a very good phone with very good hardware RAM & processor but the drawback is battery doesn't pack enough juice to support the hardware.

    At the end of the day its how the OP uses his phone determines how much his battery is going to last.

    As I said when I wanted to get wp8 I had 3 choices 920, 820 and the latest 720. Consulted a shopkeeper who happens to be a friend and also another chap who works in the telecom company (they get handsets for review) and both advised to opt for 720.

    P.S. - The telecom chap even told me that he had z10 before it was going to be launched and he played with it for an hour and found it wasn't going to survive the market expectations.
    05-29-2013 12:42 AM
  22. LMZR's Avatar
    The Lumia 820 looks like a great phone, it's the only other phone that i perfer more than the 520.
    05-29-2013 02:16 AM
  23. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Sigh...you need to go on 3G. 820 has a massive hardware no doubt, but its battery is weak for its hardware, which means if you start accelerating your use you may end up with a low battery alert.
    I'm willing to bet the 820 won't even last 4 hours of internet sharing with the screen off. I should know because I have a 620 and it barely lasts that long before it kicks in. That said, that's also the rough amount of time my mom's iPhone 5 lasts. Go figure.

    So, if you're fine with iPhone level battery life, go ahead for the 820. If you'd like to get the battery life on an E6 (or any other Symbian phone, for that matter), get the 720.
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    05-29-2013 04:15 AM
  24. montsa007's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet the 820 won't even last 4 hours of internet sharing with the screen off. I should know because I have a 620 and it barely lasts that long before it kicks in. That said, that's also the rough amount of time my mom's iPhone 5 lasts. Go figure.

    So, if you're fine with iPhone level battery life, go ahead for the 820. If you'd like to get the battery life on an E6 (or any other Symbian phone, for that matter), get the 720.
    05-29-2013 04:41 AM
  25. Marcin J's Avatar
    Thanks for all your answers! You really help me.
    I won't take 720 because it has just 512MB of RAM memory. If some developers publish their games only for 1GB devices now, how is it going to be for 2 years? I need a phone that would still be good after 2-3 years.

    The only things I don't like about WP8 is Microsoft's laziness and an anxiety that they won't release WP9 for current devices.
    05-29-2013 10:35 AM
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