The Nokia Lumia 822 Windows phone offers me a great happy medium between Apple and Android, meaning it’s a very sleek and clean phone, but I still have some custom options. Its a decent size and the battery life is decent for the screen size. Its very easy to use, especially if you have used Windows 8. Really nice features include the Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens, NFC, and Wireless Charging back plate.
Let’s talk about what this phone is in comparison to it’s flagship big sister the 920. The major differences to the 920 in specs are no Pureview camera, no high pixel density display, and no single polycarbonate chassis.
Here is what it has over the 920: Removable battery, expandable storage with 16GB built in. So you could easily trump the 920 in storage and better front facing camera for Skype calls and self photos.
The camera on the 822 is still an excellent performer with Carl Zeiss optics and with decent low light performance and excellent well light performance. It doesn’t suffer from the softening during daylight photos like the 920 does, but the lower the light of the subject the steadier your hand will need to be.
The battery lasts through the day, it would be better if it lasted longer.
Finally, WP8’s biggest weak point is the app ecosystem. If you are coming from iOS or Android devices you will find the marketplace a little empty at the moment.
Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 key features:
- 8.0 megapixels Camera sensor (main camera resolution)
- 4.3″ Display size 800 x 480 pixels
- 1.5GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Processor name
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Mass memory and 7GB in SkyDrive
- Dimensions: 127.8 mm x 68.4 mm x 11.2 mm
- Weight: 142 g
- Battery capacity: 1800 mAh