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A great phone
on 26 January 2014
I've lived with this phone for nearly a year now - and I have to say it is the best phone I've ever owned.
The Lumia 820 is more compact that you'd imagine and just makes the iPhone look very clunky and heavy. Its user interface is just so much more elegant that that of any iPhone or Android as it's not just screen after screen after screen of icons. The live tiles are by far the most attractive and versatile interface once you've got used to it - and that takes little time at all.
The continually applied upgrades (now Lumia Black) just improve the phone's performance rather than invoking change for change's sake (Apple take note!) and the incoming phone number/SMS blocker is one of the star features - get any unsolicited text messages from PPI or Injury Lawyers and a couple of presses turns that number off for ever!
No need to panic either if your phone needs to be factory reset (yes, been there!) as virtually everything on your phone is kept safe up there in the cloud (using a Microsoft ID) and restores back with little added input - just email passwords and a re-build of your start screen are required. Text messages, last called number list they're all there after a restore.
OK, there are far more apps available for the iPhone and Android, but the WP8 ones are getting better and more expansive all of the time - and that's a small price to pay for a phone that is just so good.
The Lumia 820 just gives you that little feeling of being a bit different (and slightly superior!) to all those iPhone users!
If you're thinking about a Windows Phone then just get one of these and you won't be disappointed!
[Added March 2014]
Just added a Nokia wireless charging pad to the line up, and what a superb addition! Now all I have to do is put my phone down exactly where I always did but on top of the pad and it charges - no cables to plug is in... or flat battery due to forgetfulness!
It just makes a great phone even better!