- 09-22-2013, 01:20 PM #1
(a quick introduction about me)
Hello guys I'm Zois i'm 13 years old and im from cyprus.
I'm looking for a phone,phones with other os' are rly expensive,so i've deviced to get a WP8 device so i found the Amazing Nokia Lumia 820 for about 300 euro,but i got a few a questions that i need to ask.
Is it a reliable phone?How much does the battery life last and does it break easily?
Incase battery die,can i replace it?
Does it have many free games in the store,i'm a big fan of videogames.
Something important,if someone have the 820 for much time,is it laggy or its still fast as it was the first day?
And which is the best colour for the 820 to buy
And my english are not the best.Sorry,i'm a bad pupil :P
09-22-2013, 01:48 PM #3
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in my opininon 820 is very brittle i repaired my 820 display twice
and for ur info display cost 4000 Rs INR
also wp is still maturing not many games are available u do have games but not as much as compared to android or ios
but if you looking for daily usage phone its ok like decent phone with good battery life and contains every basic feature in intutive way
I like 820 even after reparinig it twice
- 09-22-2013, 01:53 PM #5
Aaaw classic nokia problem,i remember my bro had a Nokia 5800 and he changed the touch screen 3 times in about 2 years.
Well thanks for the help,i think i should get an 820 soon,but sure i will get a protection cover :P
But still i want to hear opinions from more people too :)
09-22-2013, 02:04 PM #6
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If having the latest games and other trending apps is important, then cancel WP8 soonest. Otherwise you'll be here later complaining that game X or Y is not available.
For 300 euro, you can get a Nexus 4 I think. Take a look on whatever electronics shopping site is popular in Cyprus.
09-22-2013, 04:33 PM #8
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The 820 is a excellent phone. I have had mine about four months and have had NO trouble with it at all. I also have two Android tablets; but have no desire getting an android phone after using the 820 for the past four months. There is all kind of games available for WP8 so you won't have any problem getting games. Maybe not as many as Android; but hell, you can only play one at a time. In fact the only complaint I have is my carrier (AT&T) has not released the new updates for the WP8. But other carriers in the US and other countries have done a much better job and upgraded so you should be OK. The OS is smooth as silk and the 820 has the same processor and memory as the 920 for alot less money. The camera is not the best in the world; but it is DAMN good and I take a lot of pictures. I think you would be happy with a 820; just don't get it from AT&T.
09-23-2013, 01:59 AM #11
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The battery to hardware ratio is pretty bad tbh.
You'll be taking a blind gamble.
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09-23-2013, 08:46 AM #15
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Yes the battery is a little downer but considering this phone boasts of the same hardware configuration as 920 and is still one of the fastest windows phone (when you play games, otherwise they are all fast), I think it offers amazing value. Also I just love its clearblack amoled screen. No phone has deeper blacks and you can take that to the bank.
- 09-23-2013, 11:28 AM #16
I saw in my country 820 isnt so expensive... not cheap but not expensive. but it looks a nice phone.
if I liked enough having cellphones and such and I cared so much about phones, I would grab a 820.
its not unibody so you can replace battery easily, change color, get a wireless charging case.m
its 8gb, but you can put a sd card!. so that would be sweet for a person with a lot of pics and music and blabla. if I haven't filled my wp7 with 16gb, I don't think I would fill a 40gb+ phone.
maybe it doesn't have the camera tech from later nokia phones but its a great camera, maybe not like 920 but still you can find examples of the pics and they look nice! Nokia Lumia 820 Low Light Camera Samples
some people think it would be fragil for not having gorilla glass, but it has another brand screen protection. I don't know if its better but I heard mixed results. my sister got a wp with gorilla glass and it scratched in a week, she cursed it because she didn't get the screen protection for being "gorilla glass' and seeing videos about people using it as a hammer and all that BUT I heard a person said 820 didn't scratch with a lot of stuff on his pocket after a month.
820 has 2 HAAC microphones, and that would make everything nice if you want to record in a concert and such. I saw a video last time with someone saying how amazing 2 mic were, and it was true.
one good thing its that it has 1gb ram, so you wouldn't have problem with games and such, and it has a good processor so its not like you will have to change your phone in a while. 8.1 is coming soon and it will make the phone even better, just like gdr3 update will...
oh also it has front facing camera, so while being cheap it has one. I saw cheaper phones without it and it can make the experience better, especially with Skype getting better and probably integrated.
there are a lot of good point to grab an unbranded 820! so if you can, I would go for it, obviously if you don't find a better phone for a better price! :P
I kinda want to buy 820.... but I might just spend money in something else, im not crazy about phones but 820 surely moved my feelings a little. it looks pretty and such! so maybe I will get it as well. I should have robbed it from the store! so I would tell you better how it feels, like using it for days and days, its not the same than couple minutes in a store. but it looks like a great phone!
09-24-2013, 11:53 AM #17
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If you are looking for a sturdy phone, don't waist your money on a Nokia 820. Within a month the Digitizer (the front glass) broke. It only took one drop for it to break and it had a protector as well. I don't know if it was bad quality of the digitizer or the weight of the phone was a factor, but if you are not the type that handles your phone with gloves, the Nokia 820 may not be for you. I personally think that a phone should be sturdy enough to withstand the daily use and some minor abuse, realistically you will be using this device day in and day out while you multitask so the occasional drop is inevitable. And I agree that all electronics need to be handle with care, but I also believe that the phone should be able to handle more than one drop.
Anyway it's your money, you can waste it as you please, but after owning a Lumia 820 I would think twice before making that mistake again.
- 09-24-2013, 12:01 PM #19
do you know how many iphones have broke from a drop or even the 920/900/800/720, galaxies etc etc? its not like its only about 820... its about being careful, if you arent... you pay for that. it can break, it can scratch, and it can be just fine... but its not like you let it drop and you expect it to survive and be all fine all the time.
and you dont even know Zois, he can be careful with the phone and never drop it. that means he would be it wouldnt be a waste of money on it. you know, not everyone let their device drop, and if they do drop it they wont have bad luck and see their phone broken..... just saying.
- 09-24-2013, 12:06 PM #20
Well i cant be careful with mobiles,i dropped my Sumbian nokia like 10 times,its full of scratches and dents,so i cant be careful,and i read some reviews,main problem of this mobile is the low battery life...WP8 is awesome os and cheap too,but in the other hand i want something tough,maybe i should carry on my fave os,android.
09-24-2013, 12:15 PM #21
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As I stated on my post that you yourself quoted: "realistically you will be using this device day in and day out while you multitask so the occasional drop is inevitable. And I agree that all electronics need to be handle with care, but I also believe that the phone should be able to handle more than one drop."
As to how many iPhones or 920 have broke, I truly don't care. I will never have an iPhone and since I didn't like the Nokia quality I will never own a 920 either! But, if I compare my current phone to the Nokia 820, the 820 has a flaw, and I'm not the only one complaining about the digitizer issue (unless you want to blind yourself you would see that) being so fragile. My current phone has suffered the occasional drop and it still working just fine. It's definitely not as fragile as the Nokia 820.
You say: " but its not like you let it drop and you expect it to be safe all the time." That is a fair statement. I agree with the words "ALL THE TIME", but if the device breaks on the FIRST time you drop it and it was not even a tragic episode, what I mean it's not like it was thrown across the room or anything, just a simple fall to the ground.
You say: " you dont even know Zois, he can be careful with the phone and never drop it". That is why I stated in my comment: " if you are not the type that handles your phone with gloves, the Nokia 820 may not be for you."
As as you can also read I stated: "Anyway it's your money, you can waste it as you please, but after owning a Lumia 820 I would think twice before making that mistake again." In other words he has to make up his own mind and make a desision on what he is going to do, but an informed desition is the best way to go. I will not lie to the kid and tell him that it's all fun and dandy and he will love this sturdy great phone!. I will not. I liked Windows Phone 8 and the Nokia 820 was fine when it worked, but it didn't last long enough to even get attached to it.
You can give your opinion on the experience you have had with a device and agree to disagree, but you can't just blindly lie to someone because you like something.
BTW nice to meet you too!
- 09-24-2013, 12:20 PM #22
WP8 is awesome but as i can see from here and from reviews,nokia and htc windows phones are still on "beta" level so i should be away from this os,It's cheap,it have nice features but maybe for a teen like me that loves games and doesn't carry the mobile in his pocket carefully,i should move on another os :/
- 09-24-2013, 12:27 PM #23
sometimes it just depends on the App you use, sometimes I use this wp7 that its not a good phone, but it works. but its not my phone so when the person opens Whatsapp, that app has a "trick" that will use the audio api, to keep wireless alive even if you turn your screen off. so you will get messages and such even if its "turned off"
do you know how much battery that thing consumes? a lot! like it drains really fast the phone! so how can you blame the OS when the app is horrible coded and have to use silly tricks affecting users? yeah its nice to get sometimes messages on the background sometimes when screen is turned off, but you have no control. even if you close the app, the audio thing keeps running, and the wifi stays alive until you or restart your phone or just play a random song. if you don't notice you had that audio trick on, you will get a really bad battery life.
talking about other OSs, my sisters have a galaxy S something phone. and I see my sister charging her phone everyday. she doesn't use it much because she cant use it at her work. but when she is free she uses facebook and whatsapp and other silly apps like that and all that stuff and it seems it consumes a lot of battery as well.
so like I said, it depends what you do in the end. to me WP has good battery life, even when I waste my time with videogames, I still get decent battery life. sometimes I would take couple seconds to turn wifi off if I know I wont use it. its not like my fingers will break for tapping 3 things anyway. but I get better battery life with that.
09-24-2013, 12:27 PM #24
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I will put it this way, you buy a fast car but it has a small petrol tank, so if you were to leave for office in that car you could end up with no petrol midway.
Meaning, 820 has the power, but its battery is not that powerful to keep the hardware going for all day.
You can buy the device but you may have to make some compromises.
Really your comment made my day I mean I'm like visited 9gag over here ;)
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