Today we’re looking at the the Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon.
The Lumia 822 is a mid range device with some high class parts. Overall you will know this is a budget device, but that is fine for a majority of cell phone buyers who only check email and make phone calls on their phones and don’t demand much. The phone uses the latest Windows Phone 8 software from Microsoft. WP8’s live tiles and metro design aesthetic deliver a unique experience in today’s Android/Apple dominated market. Is it the right phone for you though? Read on…
Thank you again to Nokia for supplying a Lumia 822 to review.
Snapdragon S4 processor, dual core 1.5ghz
8mp rear camera with dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens
1.2mp front facing camera
1800 mah battery with optional wireless charging
4.3″ AMOLED gorilla glass screen (800 x 480 resolution)
micro SD card slot (expandable to 64gb)
What (is it)
Nokia’s only phone currently released on Verizon. Features include a very good 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Windows phone 8, and Qi wireless charging (charging back cover sold separately)
available in three colors: White, Grey, and Black
Who (can use it)
Anyone who needs a simple, fun, intuitive phone. Not for the power user and those who use a lot of specific apps. Windows phone’s market is still in a building stage.
Why (do I need it)
If you’re on a budget and you want Windows 8 on Verizon this is your only true option. Wireless charging is a selling feature for some as well. The real reason to buy this phone is Nokia’s proprietary apps that can only be found on Nokia’s windows phones.
How (do you use it)
Windows Phone’s claim to fame is simplicity and intuitive software design. Set up all your accounts to start (twitter, facebook, email, foursquare, etc.) and enjoy the full OS integration.
Where (can I get it)
When (can I get it)
available now for $49.99 on two year contract ($449 full retail price)
optional wireless charging back available for $39.99
Anything bad I should know about
Screen definitely struggles to show video well, and build feels a little plasticky.