Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 upcoming Windows Phone 8 powered smartphones

Nokia will soon be launching two new handsets the Nokia Lumia 820 and the Nokia Lumia 920. These new Lumia series will also be the first smartphones to come loaded with the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS.

Nokia Lumia 820
This smartphone weighs 160 grams with 9.9 mm thickness. The display screen is 4.3 inches supporting 16M colours. The screen is AMOLED with capacitive touch. Display resolution with Clear-Black technology is 800×480 pixels (217 ppi). This AMOLED screen helps save battery juice.

A 1GB RAM with 8GB internal storage should be quite convincing. This handset however will run on the Windows phone 8 operating system. Micro SD card support is also available.

Other key features of Nokia Lumia 820 are :-

  • 4G, 3G, 2G , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.1, NFC, GPS and microUSB.
  • 8MP auto focus camera with dual LED flash and 1080p full HD recording at 30fps. There is a secondary front camera of VGA resolution.
  • This handset is powered by 1.5GHz Dual core Krait processor (MSM8960) Qualcomm Snapdragon.  This coupled with Adreno 225 GPU.
  • A 1650 mAh battery (Li-ion) gives music playback time of up to 55 hours, standby time of over a week and talktime of 8 hours on a 3G network and up to 4 hours on 2G networks.
  • Estimated price around Rs. 35,000. To hit the markets in Q4 (2012).

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 920
The 920 sports a slighter bigger screen at 4.5 inches with a massive 1280×768 pixels resolution with 332 ppi. The screen is IPS capacitive with corning Gorilla Glass and puremotion HD+ display. There is 1GB RAM and a 32 GB internal storage with no microSD card support. This handset too runs on the Windows mobile 8 operating system. This is heavier than the 820 model with a weight of 185 grams and 10.7mm thickness.

Other key features of Nokia Lumia 920 are :-

  • 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.1, micro USB and NFC.
  • The secondary camera is of 1.3MP resolution and the primary camera at the rear comes with an 8MP resolution with LED flash, autofocus and 1080p recording @ 30fps.
  • The processor is the same as used on the Nokia Lumia 820 i.e.  MSM8960 Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset – 1.5 GHz Dual core Krait CPU + Adreno 225 GPU.
  • Sensors: Compass, Gyro, Accelerometer and proximity.
  • A 2000 mAh battery powers the Lumia 920 with standby time of over two weeks, talktime of 10 to 17 hours depending on 3G or 2G networks and music play of up to 67 hours.
  • Expected price over Rs. 40K and expected launch in India in Q4 – 2012.

Nokia Lumia 920

There was a time when customers in India would blindly buy a Nokia phone, however today Samsung and even low brands are making it difficult for Nokia to survive. Nokia mobiles have always kept away from Android OS and are depending on outdated Symbian or trying out the newest OS like the Windows 7 and the recent windows 8.

Android being the most popular OS, it may seem difficult to convince the users to switch to a Nokia phone with Windows phone 8 OS.

The specifications no doubt are impressive and the price tag may keep the budget conscious users away, but it is the Windows phone OS that will either make this handset a hit or break it. Only time will tell.

{ 12 Responses }

  1. Rachit Surana says

    Hi Gogi,

    I wanted to ask that can a bluetooh 2.0 or bluetooh 2.1 headset connect with lumia 820 which has bluetooth 3.0 ?

    • vjain1234 says

      yes all lumia phones please, need review of lumia 820 as well. and more than that actual users experiences here.

  2. SHANKAR says

    people never complaint about Icrapple which also doesnt support micro SD slot and doesnt even have colour options and small baby screen.Nokia is giving 32gb & 7gb skydrive which should be enough for human beings.I will support nokia i will definetely buy one of these..

  3. teja says

    Pricing it too much even though they are not final (but there wont be huge difference indeed) NOKIA gone mad, I don't bother if they aren't in 1 st place or not using android platform at least they have to be firm on the platform they are using to give tough competition. Nokia got lot of bad reviews after releasing these phone especially for heavy weights as today world going towards slim and sleek designs and not having a memory expandable option even though wp8 supports (vp of nokia said the reason for not having card slot was they want to given some uncompromising build quality) and even screen missing AMOLED and camera is not 100% pureview technology and even FAVORITE colour for so many CYAN is missing for new devices, really Nokia is going to be liquidated soon if they don't match with people's requirement.

  4. sbabu says

    But I don't see that combination happening anytime soon. Nokia CEO "Stephen Elop" was an ex-employee of Microsoft (and you know what Microsoft and Google relation is…), so he's against Google and their innovation. Due to his previous differences with Google, he choosed not to opt for Android. He opted for WP7 by pushing out Symbian and MeeGo because he's a Microsoft Guy. He's put lot of stakeholders and employee's future at stake. Oh and yes, he would've received billion's of dollar as kick-back for this decision. Now, this is not management. Don't surprised if Microsoft buys Nokia soon.

  5. sbabu says

    Today, Nokia is in the last place just because they ignored Android. Some years back Nokia = Samsung + LG + Motorola (People used to laugh at mobile phone users other than Nokia). They had very good name in India. I'll give one example – My grandfather choosed SBI for Banking, BATA for shoes, Raymonds for clothing, Titan for watches and Nokia for mobiles. Just imagine what brand value Nokia had 7-10 years back in India. Now? Nothing (Or pretty close to nothing)! They can still get back to into the race but it's bloody difficult (not impossible).

    • gogi says

      Sbabu, very true also Nokia will need to do a lot of tweaking in case they are planning for an android version cause the are known for excellent battery life, but that was with Symbian OS, smartphones are really power hungry, I mean it will take them time to stabilize.

  6. pawandeep singh says

    they are just shooting themselves in foot if they choose this pricing, the good thing is if the company fails with windows 8 they are bound to come back to android as backup option as they have said and it would means nokia with android which should be much more tempting option