On September 5th, Nokia introduced the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. These phones are available globally in a matter of weeks and will be available on AT&T in the US. In addition, Nokia also announced the Nokia Lumia 810 for T-Mobile USA and the Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon Wireless.
We’ve received a lot questions about the differences between the 810, 820 and 822 on Twitter and Facebook, and with this post we will help classify each phone and answer questions for all of you out there.
The quick specifications overview
We’re going into more detail on each device later in this post but for those of you in a hurry here’s a quick overview of the main differences:
The Lumia 820 is available on AT&T’s fast 4G LTE network, and comes with eight gigabytes of storage, a 1,650 mAH battery and interchangeable shells in five different colors. The front-camera provides a VGA resolution of 640×480 pixels.
The Lumia 822 is made for Verizon’s vast 4G LTE network, comes with 16 gigabytes of storage and a 1800 mAh battery. Here we’ve got interchangeable shells in grey, black and white, and the front-facing camera is HD-capable, offering a resolution of 1280×960 pixels.
And last, but not least, we’ve got the Lumia 810 on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network with support for up to 42 Mbps download speeds. It comes with eight gigabytes of internal storage, a 1800 mAh battery and interchangeable shells in cyan and black. The front-facing camera on this Lumia also supports HD-resolution for clear and crisp video calls.
Now, let’s get dive into the details of each device:
Nokia Lumia 820
The Lumia 820 will be available for AT&T alongside the Lumia 920. The Lumia 820 will support AT&T’s super fast 4G LTE network for amazing call quality and super fast data transfers.
Beating inside the Lumia 820 is a fast 1.5 GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor and the phone features a 4.3” OLED Clear Black Display with 800×480 pixels. With winter coming, Lumia 820 owners will be happy to know that the phone comes with a super sensitive touch display, meaning you can use your phone with gloves on.
Speaking of internals, the Lumia 820 will also have one gigabyte of memory, eight gigabytes of storage and will support MicroSD cards up to 64 gigabytes. The battery is removable and offers 1,650 mAh on a full charge.
For those wanting to snap amazing images, the Lumia 820 has an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and Carl Zeiss Optics. The front facing camera, used for self-portrait shots and video calls is VGA quality at 640×480 pixels.
Helping pair with accessories and for mobile payments, the Lumia 820 has secure NFC built in. Also – for those wanting to accessorize the Lumia 820 there are changeable shells in five colors, and some come with built-in wireless charging capability.
Nokia Lumia 822
Perfect for the super fast and ubiquitous Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, the Nokia Lumia 822 has some similarities to the Lumia 820.
The Lumia 822 comes in white, black and grey, has the same 1.5 GHz SnapDragon S4 processor, and a 4.3” OLED Clear Black display with super sensitive touch capability.
The removable battery on the Lumia 822 gives you a full 1800 mAh, and the interchangeable shells include support for wireless charging.
The Lumia 822 has more storage than the Lumia 820 as it has 16 gigabytes of internal storage accompanied by one gigabyte of memory. You also get a MicroSD slot for up to 64 gigabytes of removable memory.
For snapping photos and shooting video, the 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens can also shoot HD video. If you’re a fan of video calls, you’ll be happy to know that the Verizon bound Lumia 822 has a 720p HD front facing camera for crystal clear video calls.
Nokia Lumia 810
Coming on November 14th to T-Mobile USA is the Nokia Lumia 810 which supports T-Mobile’s amazingly fast 4G HSPA+ network that is sure to impress with its speed and reach.
Like the Lumia 822 and 820, the Lumia 810 has a 1.5 GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor and a 4.3” OLED Clear Black display with super sensitive touch.
The Lumia 810’s battery is removable, offering 1800 mAh on a full charge.
The Lumia 810 comes with one gigabyte of memory and eight gigabytes of internal storage. Like its cousins, the Lumia 810 supports MicroSD cards, providing support for up to 64 gigabytes of removable memory, meaning you should never run out of space while shooting video or snapping photos.
Speaking of imaging, the Lumia 810 has a fantastic 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting HD video. For the front facing camera, Skype users will love the 720p HD-resolution for great video call quality and crisp self-portrait still images.
The Lumia 810 supports wireless charging with interchangble shells in black and cyan.
And as with the other phones, the Lumia 810 has secure NFC on board for easy pairing with accessories and wireless payments.
We hope this answers your questions about the Nokia Lumia variants for the USA – which phone will you be picking up this fall?
Updated October 1, 2015 7:23 am