Nokia Lumia 820 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Nokia Lumia 820 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Nokia Lumia 820 is a 2012 smartphone. It measures 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm and weighs 160 g. It has a AMOLED display measuring 4.3" inches. The resolution is 480 x 800 and 217 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 0.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 8 MP.

It runs on Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU with 8 GB, 1 GB RAM memory. The battery is 1650 mAh.

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Nokia Lumia 820 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Nokia Lumia 820

Release date

2012, September


123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm (4.87 x 2.7 x 0.39 in)


160 g (5.64 oz)


Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Violet


1650 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 330 h (2G) / Up to 330 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 55 h

Approximate price170 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

4.3" inc

Screen area

52.6 cm2

Screen format

5:3 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

480 x 800 px

PPI /points per inch/

217 PPI

Other - Nokia ClearBlack display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

8 MP, Single

Camera specs

-8 MP, AF


Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash

Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie

0.3 MP, Single




Operating system OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradable to 8.1


- Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus

Processor CPU

- Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 225

External memory

microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

8 GB, 1 GB RAM

Antutu 7 score 3150 (Rank 2030 of 2128)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps
GPRS Class 12
Edge Class 12
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE/ aptX after WP8 Denim update
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.37 W/kg (head)     0.71 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.79 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Dolby Headphone
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Nokia. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Nokia may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Nokia Lumia 820 was around 170 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2012, September.
The weight of the Nokia Lumia 820 is 160 g.
The screen size of the Nokia Lumia 820 is 4.3" inches.
The size of the Nokia Lumia 820 is 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm (HxWxD).

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