Saturday, November 24, 2012


Pros & Cons of Nokia Lumia 820 - Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages & Disadvantages of Lumia 820-  More Pros & Less Cons

Windows fans are waiting for the much awaited Nokia Lumia 920 - the flagship Windows 8 Smartphone of the year, but Nokia Lumia 820 seems to be another promising entry from Nokia in the mid level price range for the people who are not willing to shell out the price for a Lumia 920. Nokia is showing much promise of a comeback into the smartphone market by releasing a variety of phones for all price ranges, coming out with lot of Windows 8 smart phones including Nokia Lumia  820, 920 & the latest Nokia Lumia 620.

Also Read - List of Windows 8 Smartphones
Nokia Lumia red Verizon & at &T price

Let's check out the major advantages and disadvantages of Nokia Lumia 820 over its competitors. One of the major downsides can be a smaller Windows Marketplace where the number of Apps are still sparse when we compare it with iOS App Store and Android - Google Play Store.

Pros of Lumia 820

Supports MicroSD Card
One of the good features of Lumia 820 is its support for the microSD card. The new trend of avoiding MicroSD card has been started in most of the Windows and some of the Android phones. Unlike its larger sibling the Lumia 920, 820 features expandable memory with microSD card.

User replaceable battery
While Nokia's smartphones usually have uni-body design i.e. battery is not removable, Lumia 820 has battery which is easily replaceable by users. So they don't have to rush to a charging point each time their battery starts dwindling and they can just carry a spare battery with them.

Free lifetime voice-guided navigation
Nokia has given has included its voice guided navigation system to all its smartphones. Nokia's OVI Maps are considered one of the best Maps and Navigation systems out there. It offers turn by turn navigation free for lifetime which a lot of people will definitely consider as a huge advantage.

Cons of Lumia 820

The phone is quite heavy
It features a 4.3 inch display and the phone is quite heavy for its relative size. Bigger phones like Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs just 137g whereas the weight of 820 is 160g.

Windows Marketplace is the biggest disadvantage
Windows marketplace is yet to gain traction with lot of games & and that is why Windows announced prizes for those who will add quality apps to the Windows Marketplace. In spite of all its efforts the windows marketplace still lacks a lot of the famed apps and that is what prevents lots of customers from buying a Windows device.

Basically if you look at Nokia's smartphone strategy from far, it seems to be trying to combine the good and bad of Android and iOS. Whether it will succeed or not we will know soon enough. What do you think? Will Nokia be able to make a dent in the market with its new phone? Let us know in the comments.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Lumia 820-  More Pros & Less Cons

Windows fans are waiting for the much awaited Nokia Lumia 920 - the flagship Windows 8 Smartphone of the year, but Nokia Lumia 820 seems to be another promising entry from Nokia in the mid level price range for the people who are not willing to shell out the price for a Lumia 920. Nokia is showing much promise of a comeback into the smartphone market by releasing a variety of phones for all price ranges, coming out with lot of Windows 8 smart phones including Nokia Lumia  820, 920 & the latest Nokia Lumia 620.

Also Read - List of Windows 8 Smartphones
Nokia Lumia red Verizon & at &T price

Let's check out the major advantages and disadvantages of Nokia Lumia 820 over its competitors. One of the major downsides can be a smaller Windows Marketplace where the number of Apps are still sparse when we compare it with iOS App Store and Android - Google Play Store.

Pros of Lumia 820

Supports MicroSD Card
One of the good features of Lumia 820 is its support for the microSD card. The new trend of avoiding MicroSD card has been started in most of the Windows and some of the Android phones. Unlike its larger sibling the Lumia 920, 820 features expandable memory with microSD card.

User replaceable battery
While Nokia's smartphones usually have uni-body design i.e. battery is not removable, Lumia 820 has battery which is easily replaceable by users. So they don't have to rush to a charging point each time their battery starts dwindling and they can just carry a spare battery with them.

Free lifetime voice-guided navigation
Nokia has given has included its voice guided navigation system to all its smartphones. Nokia's OVI Maps are considered one of the best Maps and Navigation systems out there. It offers turn by turn navigation free for lifetime which a lot of people will definitely consider as a huge advantage.

Cons of Lumia 820

The phone is quite heavy
It features a 4.3 inch display and the phone is quite heavy for its relative size. Bigger phones like Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs just 137g whereas the weight of 820 is 160g.

Windows Marketplace is the biggest disadvantage
Windows marketplace is yet to gain traction with lot of games & and that is why Windows announced prizes for those who will add quality apps to the Windows Marketplace. In spite of all its efforts the windows marketplace still lacks a lot of the famed apps and that is what prevents lots of customers from buying a Windows device.

Basically if you look at Nokia's smartphone strategy from far, it seems to be trying to combine the good and bad of Android and iOS. Whether it will succeed or not we will know soon enough. What do you think? Will Nokia be able to make a dent in the market with its new phone? Let us know in the comments.

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