The Nokia Lumia 820 has been designed to fit into your everyday life. There's world-leading photo and video capabilities, expandable storage, a glorious 4.3" touchscreen, a powerful dual core processor to deal with even the most demanding of tasks, and even free built-in turn-by-turn satellite navigation.
Dominating the front of the Nokia Lumia 820 is the 4.3" touchscreen that uses ClearBlack technology. This gives the screen great contrast, with true black reproduction and great contrast, but also cuts down reflection, producing a great screen for use in bright sunlight. It's also one of the most sensitive displays you can get, meaning you can use gloves, fingernails or practically anything you like to control the screen - perfect for those winter months of manicure lovers.
Fire up the Nokia Lumia 820 and you'll be met by Windows Phone 8 and its unique Live Tiles homescreen. Live Tiles are blocks on the homescreen that refresh with information, like sports news, Facebook™ updates or previews of new emails. Increasing the size of Live Tiles gives you more detailed information, and just click a Tile to open the app. Personalising is easy - you can change the colours, move them around freely, and even create Live Tiles for individual or group contacts, getting updates from their Facebook™ and latest texts, plus it'll cycle through photos too. With full Microsoft Office 365 built-in, it's the perfect device to support remote working too.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a great phone for photos. The 8MP camera combines with a Carl Zeiss lens to give you sharp and bright images over a wide range of lighting conditions, but there's also smart technology to help you out. The Smart Shoot mode means you'll always get a good shot of your friends and groups. In Smart Shoot the Lumia 820 takes five shots in quick succession, and then you're free to pick your favourite, swap people's faces from another of the five photographs, and even delete parts of the photograph that shouldn't be there. You'll get a great shot without problems like blinking or friends smiling in the wrong shot.
And there's more you can do with your Lumia 820's camera. Open up the Nokia City Lens app and you'll have an information packed digital overlay on your camera's viewfinder. This means you can see information about nearby restaurants, shops, attractions and more. Information includes directions and reviews, and because the data appears layered over the real world, you can see all the hidden delights around you instantly.
Mapping is taken care of by Nokia Maps, a clear, accurate mapping app that is widely seen as one of the most powerful maps packages around. Maps are all free cover almost every country in the world. Need a map available offline so you don't need to use up your data? Just download a map for anywhere and you'll have super accurate mapping on the go. With Nokia Drive you can utilise your Lumia 820 as a Sat Nav, complete with free turn-by-turn voice navigation, speed camera warnings and traffic alerts.
If you're into music, Nokia Mix Radio will fast become a favourite. It allows you to play playlists across loads of genres for free - everything from blues and grunge to pop and dubstep. With around 50 songs in each playlist, there's a huge collection of songs, and to make them available offline, just download a playlist. There's also the option to create your own playlists. Just search an artist, and Nokia Mix Radio will find songs from your artist, plus songs from similar artists. You can merge up to three artists in your searches, and the app will blend songs from all three, plus other tracks from the same genre. You'll have new music on tap whenever you want.
As a 4G ready phone, Nokia Lumia 820 is compatible with the new, faster networks in the UK that are beginning to be rolled out. With a 4G connection you'll have internet download speeds some five times faster than current 3G speeds, no matter where you are, and also get improved reception and reception coverage.
Even better, to celebrate the launch of everything Windows, when you get the Nokia Lumia 820 you'll get a Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade license for one PC for free! Windows 8 is faster, sleeker, offers huge security improvements and a brand new, more intuitive user interface. Terms and conditions apply.
"The new Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone comes with Windows Phone 8 software pre-loaded, plus a whole host of new camera features, including an app that lets you animate part of an image!"