Nokia Lumia 822

The Good Nokia's Lumia 822 delivers 4G LTE and a nice 8-megapixel camera, and adds 16GB of onboard storage with room for 64GB more.

The Bad A heavy build and rough, scratchy call quality detract from the Lumia 822's overall appeal.

The Bottom Line The Nokia Lumia 822 offers a very good value for Verizon, but if you're into stylish design and spotless call quality, this isn't the phone for you.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Strong features burdened by boring design

The Nokia Lumia 822 scores points where it counts, performing its LTE and Windows Phone 8 functions well. Its $99 contract price tag makes for a good value smartphone, but like its other Lumia cousins, the 822's thick, bland design drags the phone down. It's going to be a great smartphone for a certain demographic, but it certainly won't appeal to the masses.

Although it shares many features with AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920, there are some hardware differences in the camera department, and the Lumia 822's smaller complement of onboard memory can get a boost with a microSD card slot where the 920 cannot. In the grand scheme, the lower price and software features like voice navigation give the 822 leverage against Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X, though its design is much less compelling.

Editors' note: Portions of this review come from the Nokia Lumia 810 review. The two models are related.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $450
  • Brand Microsoft
  • Service Provider Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 4.3 in
  • Weight 4.99 oz
  • Sensors Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer, gyro sensor
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
  • Additional Features TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition)
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