Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 822

Nokia Lumia 822
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Average user rating 3.7/5 out of 109 reviews
69.72% of users recommend this product
  • Good size

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    I really like the size of this phone. I ca reach the screen without having to stretch my fingers. The camera takes amazing photos, better than the LG G3! I takes better photos of my cat than it does people. I can record 1080p HD movie on this Nokia. It's very fast when your using it, but it takes 42 seconds to boot up. My LG Ally with 256 MB of RAM is 28 seconds faster than this phone! But the 1.5 GHZ and the 1GB of RAM make this the best phone I have had. The double tap to wake is a killer function on this awesome phone, but you have to enable it in the settings. The front facing camera takes better photos the the LG L70 does with the main camera. It has killer cameras. But the Sony Carl Zeiss lense is what makes it so good. Sony makes awesome camera. This is a good buy for the Camera guy and the gaming kid, but not so good for your 4K movie watching person. The 480x800 screen is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. A good overall phone

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  • Great phone but lacks mainstream apps

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    I love my Nokia Lumia 822. I've had it for 2 years. It's easy to use, has great screen resolution, the customizable tiles are awesome, and the camera has worked well for me. I've dropped it several times, and it still works like a charm! I do have a case and screen protector, which has probably helped. I love the Kids Corner feature. The only thing I don't like and is a deal-breaker for me, is the lack of Brand apps. I can't access my online banking apps or my fitbit app, just to name a few. Most apps are only for Apple and Android, so I'll be switching soon. One other thing is that I wish I could sync it with my Google account and Google search engine instead of Windows/Microsoft and Bing.

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  • great mobile great windows platform

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    great mobile great windows platform. Easy to access & really fast

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  • phone stinks

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    if this phone was free at my next upgrade I wouldn't take it. Worst phone I every had Problems from the start.

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  • how i feel about this phone

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    first let me say that I love the nokia Lumia 822 and Microsoft but it is a bittersweet relationship between this phone and myself, I am on my third nokia Lumia 822 yes I said that correctly my third, the first two had battery issues now my screen shattered from being dropped from about 7 inches off the ground I can say this is ridiculous I love how the phone runs and is easy to use I've had this model for about two or three years but I am currently debating whether to give up on windows and nokia completely

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  • Ok phone, a little dated and latest OS update is lousy on the 822

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    I've had this phone for almost 2 years. No real complaints other than the slowness of new apps that are popular on other platforms. My biggest gripe is the Nokia Denim update. Many of the features no longer work correctly. I can't launch camera from button must open with tile, cannot get pictures to upload to messages, many hangups in applications that did not exist prior to the update. Cortina works but not impressed. sometimes cant open the results that are returned especially images.

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  • Great option for Verizon WP8 users

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    My Lumia 822 came to me on the coattails of the HTC Trophy, which in itself was a great little WP7 phone 'back in the day'. Even though my employer offered me any phone in the Verizon portfolio, I stuck with Windows Phone. I didn't make my decision lightly, however. WP7 was a dated system that was quickly losing what little ground it started with going up against Android and iOS at the time. WP8 promised much more and in the end, kept me coming back for more. Coming from the original rewrite of the Windows Phone platform on the HTC Trophy, the Lumia 822 was an great step up in all aspects. A bit on the heavier side, the soft, rounded edges help ease the holding process. Despite being on the smaller side these days, the 4.3" AMOLED screen has great color, viewing angles, and sunlight readability. Battery life is merely average. I couldn't make it through much more than half a work day without grabbing my charger. A big plus the 822 has is the capability to charge wireless using a Qi wireless charger and the optional wireless charging back cover. I took full advantage of this feature and it works great. While it may not be at the top of everyone's Christmas list given its age and slight chubbiness (Ho Ho Ho?), I would recommend this to a Verizon user looking for something cheap and easy to use, while not needing the very latest and greatest features. Well done, Nokia!

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  • Amazing Phone

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    Best phone ever. Had it almost 2 years. Easy to use-works great with Microsoft Sync-phone & texts. Phone gets lost or stolen everything, everything is already backed up. You lose nothing!

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  • Easy to use

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    Tiles allow you to set the size for things that are important to you, such as family members phone numbers, appt, etc. Don't need glasses to see some samll icon. Other apps are all by the alphabet.

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  • I hate this phone

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    I got this phone a little over a year ago because the sales guy said it would be "basic but reliable," and now I'm kicking myself for not getting an iPhone like all of my friends told me to. The apps are counterintuitive and sometimes barely functional (did they test this phone at all before they started selling it??), and now that the warranty has expired, the phone has stopped recognizing its charger about 75% of the time, so it's always on low battery and threatening to turn itself off. I hate this phone and would never recommend it.

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  • I want you make your phone that we can put photo on background home-screen

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    I want you make your phone that we can put photo on background home-screen and icon put like difference smartphone other you. and especial is camera please you make to big on all your phone

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  • It's good but not excellent.

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    - you must turn it off and remove the battery to remove the SD card. - you can't enable the 3G with other operators. Just for Verizon.

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  • Lumia 822 is great

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    I have the 822 as personal phone and HTC 8X as a work phone. The Lumia 822 is so much better on a day to day basis. Removable battery, SD card expansion make a huge difference in mid- range phones. Unfortunately, I don't currently see a compelling replacement option out in the market. Note to Microsoft-Apple doesn't allow carriers to control software updates, why do you? I participate in the developer program, but Verizon still blocks firmware for unreasonable lengths of time.

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  • You can do better!

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    Battery is not durable,Screen resolution is too low!

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  • A really good device

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    This cellphone has a good performance, tbe display and its resolution are not excelent but give you a good responsive. Th egrat deal in amazon looks it an galaxy killer (S2). The Only BAD THING IS THE SUPPORT (VERIZON), I still on Lumia black (wp gdr3). good speaker, sometime it feels hot when you are playing videogames, i hate how i remove the back case its dificult. More batery could be better.

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  • This is a solid phone for a great price

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    While not the best Windows phone, the Lumia 822 has the best price. For only 100 dollars, you get a high quality, fast, reliable, and overall pleasant phone experience. I highly recommend it as a cheap high quality phone.

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  • Love my Lumia 822

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    As the title says I love my Lumia 822. It is simple to use (my 3 yr old granddaughter has been playing with it since she was 2). I like the bright colorful screen that is constantly updating and that I can set up anyway I want. Updating, removing and adding programs couldn't be simpler. I really like that it will use wifi connection whenever possible before adding to my data count, Definitely reccommend this phone and will definitely buy a new windows phone when the need arises.

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  • the Nokia Lumia 822 is spectacular

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    The best phone I've ever had

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  • Efficient and simple

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    This Nokia Windows8 phone is simple and efficient. Those two words are what I look for in a phone. Simple to use, yet able to get all that I ask of a phone to do. And it does it with such elegant grace and ease. The live tiles say more than just rows of text and being able to configure them and customize them is definitely a blessing enabling me to see at a glance what takes finger strokes and time on other phones. Beautiful, thy name be this Nokia Windows8 phone. The only downside is that the volume of the ringer could be a little louder for older ears like mine. And after two years, the battery isn't what it once was although it still gets through a day and a half. I really like this phone. Can't wait to get my wife one when the two years is up. Love it!

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  • I love the Windows Features

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    I really love the ease of access to my Gmail accounts, personal and business. And, the way that is syncs my Google Calendar from my Samsung Notebook, to my Laptop and my Nokia Lumia Phone! i never forget an appt of a meeting are a deadline!

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