Nokia Lumia 820 vs Nokia Lumia 800

Although the Lumia 920 took the majority of the headlines at yesterday’s Nokia event in New York, a successor to the Lumia 800 was also launched in the form of the new Lumia 820.

But does the new mid-tier member of the Lumia family have the specs to outshine its predecessor? We have put together this handy comparison table to take a look at the two devices side by side in order to get an early idea on how they stack up against each other.

Feature

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 800

Operating System

Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 7.5

CPU

Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait 1.4GHz Scorpion

RAM

1GB

512MB

Display

4.3-inch, AMOLED, ClearBlack

3.7-inch, AMOLED, ClearBlack

Resolution

480 x 800 pixels

480 x 800 pixels

Dimensions

123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9mm 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1mm

Weight

160g

142g

Camera

8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

Aperture

f2.2 f2.2
Imaging Features Geo-tagging

Geo-tagging

Secondary Camera

Yes No
Video 1080p @ 30fps

720p @ 30fps

Battery

Li-Ion 1650mAh Li-Ion 1450mAh
Wireless Charging Yes

No

NFC

Yes

No

Storage 8GB and 7GB in SkyDrive

16GB

Card Slot Yes, microSD up to 32GB

No

Despite an absence of the limelight-grabbing PureView camera technology and sumptuous display of its high-end brother, the Lumia 820 does however carry some of the innovation and impressive features of the high-end device over to the mid range market.

For example, wireless charging is included on the 820, as is 1080p video recording and SkyDrive cloud storage integration. Additionally, the inclusion of microSD functionality will please many prospective Lumia buyers and is something not seen on either the Lumia 800 or indeed the Lumia 920.

However, glancing over the above comparison table does reveal that the 820 is very similar to the 800 in a number of key areas, including display resolution and camera capabilities. That said, a dual-core processor and larger screen do sound enticing and, alongside the interchangeable covers and the Windows Phone 8 OS, could be just enough to lure in those who before have shied away from the Lumia family.

With no UK price or street date confirmed as yet, we may not see the Lumia 820 on our shores until at least October when Windows Phone 8 is scheduled to land. But as soon as a production model finds its way to Dialaphone HQ, we will post a full review right here.

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