Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year, Q4 to be exact), powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 SoC running at 1.5GHz. The 920 features an 8.7MP rear facing camera with optical image stabilization and F/2.0 lens. Around front is 1.2MP F/2.4. The 820 has no OIS for the 8MP rear facing camera and a VGA front facing camera.

Both phones support wireless charging via the Qi standard. The 920 has an integrated 2000mAh battery, while the 820 has a smaller, removable, 1650mAh battery.

The 920 features a 4.5-inch WXGA IPS LCD, while the 820 uses a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA panel. 

Both support Nokia's super sensitive touch that allows even someone wearing gloves to use the capacitive touchscreen. Synaptics is responsible for the touch controller in both the 920 and 820.

Only the 820 has a microSD card slot, while the 920 features 32GB of on-board NAND. 

The 920 measures 130mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm and weighs 185g. The 820 is smaller at 123.8mm x 68.5mm x 9.9mm and 160g. Full network support for both phones is as follows:

GSM850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600
Speed: LTE Cat3 100Mbps/50Mbps HSDPA+ Dual Carrier cat24 (42 Mbps) HSUPA cat 6: 5.8 Mbps
NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.1 are all supported.
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • BSMonitor - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    How do the Kindle and Nook apps look?? LOL
  • Solidstate89 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Kindle App works just fine for me on my Focus Flash. Though I obviously prefer using Audible when I'm in the car.

    Is your comment supposed to be funny or something?
  • BSMonitor - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    No, all the features of each new generation of phone are great.. But of all things smartphone, I spend the most time on either of those two apps!! Gotta have both or no sale!

    Music/Movies #2, and should also be smooth.
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I can see what BSMonitor is getting at. You put 'lol' after the question which kind of means that instead of asking a question you're taking the Michael. Did you actually laugh out loud after the question?
  • Myrandex - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    No nook app yet, although I would imagine that would change soon with the alliance between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble.

    The Amazon Kindle app works perfectly fine (although I'm a bit bothered by the fact that I cannot search books in my library, I have to manually scroll to the book).
  • MadMan007 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    The Lumia 920 would have been high on my list if it had a micro SD slot. Same stupid fail as HTC with the One X/One least with those you can hack mass storage support, WP is pretty locked down.

    Why REMOVE features from the higher-end phone?? aarggggh
  • BSMonitor - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    They are slow. The push is the cloud for extra storage/sharing..
  • tipoo - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    The 820 had SD though. I guess it's just a design choice on the 920 without the removable back.
  • stanwood - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I'm bummed too at having to choose between the nice screen and SD. But I wouldn't jump to assume this was simply a dumb design choice. More likely, there was no space left for an SD card slow with the bigger battery required on the 920. And maybe the IPS screen is thicker? (I don't know). Probably this was a design tradeoff between features and size.

    Funny thing is, when Apple drops features like SD they get away with pretending it is "on purpose". Nokia adds it in where they can fit it and gets grief for leaving it out elsewhere. Such is life.
  • ericloewe - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - link

    Honest question: When will you need more than 32GB at a time on your phone?

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now