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Nokia Lumia 820
Member Name: Jaycobx
Nokia Lumia 820
Advantages: value for money, lots of apps, great camera, great design
Disadvantages: battery life
There was a time when Windows tried to introduce the windows phones and well... Let's just say it didn't go very well. However all that's changed, I was bought this as a gift for my birthday and at first I had my reservations about this product as I've never really warmed to Nokia products but I have to say I was wrong.
I purchased the phone sim free, when it arrived I popped my own simcard into it no trouble. Set up was a breeze and I could easily set up my microsoft live account on the device which I'll be speaking about later in the review.
As soon as the homescreen appeared I was really surprised, the screen is a really good quality for a budget smartphone and the touch screen is fluid and responsive. Design wise I love the flat designs and I love how it matches Windows 8. It really is a joy to look at, eye candy never hurts! I've now had the phone a few months and I've had no problems with it at all. The battery life is typical for a smartphone on todays market I usually get around 10 hours before I have to charge it again but that's not a problem, you're going to have the same issue with most smartphones on the market today and I think we as a society are used to charging up our devices so regularly.
So what do I love about the product? Well firstly the design, it's sleek and smart. It has simple touch sensitive buttons on the front of the device which look really elegant and 'business like'. My top feature for this phone is the sky drive feature, sky drive is a cloud based storage application by Windows. Basically it enables you to save something from your Windows 8 machine and it appears directly on the mobile in sky drive, it really is amazing because now I don't have to worry if I forget my USB stick because all my work is automatically saved to my phone.
I'd really recommend this to a college student or a business professional, the skydrive tops it for me having all my documents in one place is perfect as I have a lot of work which I sometimes forget to upload to my USB stick but because of skydrive I don't have this problem anymore.
The camera is great and takes really crisps pictures, easy to share with facebook and twitter and other social networking apps. The windows market place offers a lot of apps however it doesn't beat the apple app store but like I said, for a windows phone this is really impressive and new apps are being developed every day!
A good smart phone for such a good price!
Summary: A great phone for anyone needing a smart phone!
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