Nokia Lumia 820 with optional? NFC

Nokia Lumia 820 with optional? NFC

Nokia Lumia 820 nfc enabled windows 8 handset
The Nokia Lumia 820 with (optional?) NFC chip. It seems, for NFC, you need a backplate/battery-cover with NFC? source;Slashgear.com. On the Nokia websites no info about this “optional NFC”.
The Nokia Lumia 8xx and 920 supports also the Mifare classic tags, but it must be NDEF formatted first (buy formatted tags or use another phone with an nfc writing app). No pre-installed nfc writing app on the first Windows 8 Phones.
= Lumia 811 at T-Mobile and Lumia 822 at Verizon. No, no Lumias for Sprint announced (yet).
The NFC antenna is on the back of the phone, above the camera.

Some features

The Nokia Lumia 820 comes with an exchangeable shell design. With the shells you can change the color and you can add a Wireless Charging Shell. Under the shell is room to insert the micro SD memory card, the battery is also removable.
The optional wireless charging is based on the Qi standard, you also have to buy a charging plate to use this technology.

With Smart Shoot, just one click of the camera takes a whole series of photos. You can merge them into one, so everyone in the group looks their best.

The Lumia 820 comes with full versions of Microsoft Office and Outlook. Create and edit PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents, wherever you are with seamless sync.

City Lens augmented reality app; By pointing the camera at a city street, City Lens overlays names and info about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings, all at your camera’s viewfinder.

With Nokia Music you can stream and download unlimited music for free.

The Nokia Lumia 820 will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants and are expected to start shipping in select markets later in the year. Nokia will announce pricing and specific roll-out dates country by country when sales are due to begin.

Update; In Germany, the Nokia Lumia 820 in November at a recommended retail price of 499, – Euro (including VAT, without contract) will be available.
Australia; Vodafone and Optus Business customers will get the Nokia Lumia 820. A number of leading retailers will also sell this new smartphone.

Update oct.29; Shipping started
Nokia today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820 will reach the first operators and retail outlets in select countries this week. Both phones will appear in stores in France and the UK this week.
In the US, AT&T will introduce the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, Verizon Wireless will sell the newly announced Nokia Lumia 822, and T-Mobile will offer the Nokia Lumia 810. All three will have phones in stores in November.

“Operators and retailers will announce local pricing and exact availability for each country.”

The Nokia Lumia 820 comes in red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black.



123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm


160 g

Display size and resolution

4.3 inch 800×480 pixels

Display features

  • Polarization filter
  • Light time-out
  • Ambient light detector
  • Brightness control
  • Orientation sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • High Brightness mode
  • RGB Stripe
  • Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Aspect ratio 15:9
  • Super sensitive touch
  • Color boosting

Dedicated hardware keys

  • Windows Start key
  • Camera
  • Power
  • Volume
  • Search
  • Back


  • Micro-USB Charging Connector
  • Micro-USB Data Connector
  • 3.5 mm Universal Audio Connector
  • Micro-USB 2.0

SIM card type

Micro SIM

Wireless connectivity

  • NFC Near Field Communication
  • Bluetooth 3.1
  • Wi-Fi Channel bonding
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Qi Wireless charging


  • Windows computer companion application
  • Mac computer companion application
  • Exchange ActiveSync

Data synchronization

  • Calendar, Contacts, To-Dos via Outlook
  • Transfer Media (Music, Video, Photos) to your computer

WLAN security

  • WPA
  • WEP

Internal memory

1000 MB

Memory card size

Upto 32 GB

Mass memory

8GB and 7GB in SkyDrive

Data bearers

  • HSPA+ (3G)
  • FD-LTE (4G)
  • HSUPA (3G)
  • GSM (2G)
  • HSDPA (3G)
  • WCDMA (3G)
  • Dual Transfer Mode (2G)

Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as LTE 100 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.

Battery model

BP-5T Removable

Battery capacity

1650 mAh

Battery voltage

3.7 V

Maximum 2G standby time

330 h

Maximum 2G talk time

14 h

Maximum 3G standby time

330 h

Maximum 3G talk time

8 h

Maximum music playback time

55 h

Maximum video playback time

5 h
Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.


  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900
  • WCDMA Band V (850)
  • WCDMA Band VIII (900)
  • WCDMA Band II (1900)
  • WCDMA Band I (2100)
  • LTE 800
  • LTE 900
  • LTE 1800
  • LTE 2100
  • LTE 2600

Data speed – Upload

  • HSUPA Cat 6 – 5.76 Mbit/s
  • LTE Cat 3 – 50 Mbit/s

Data speed – Download

  • EGPRS MSC 12 – 236.8 kbit/s
  • LTE Cat 3 – 100 Mbit/s
  • HSDPA Cat 24 – 42.2 Mbit/s


Snapdragon™ S4 Dual-core 1.5Ghz

Personal information management features

  • Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Phonebook
  • Notes
  • Reminders
  • To-do list
  • Phonebook with integrated social networks
  • OneNote
  • Wallet


One integrated Phonebook

Software updates

Over the air

Business Productivity

  • Office Applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note)
  • SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Lync available as free download

Operating system

Windows Phone 8

Development technology

  • Silverlight
  • XNA
  • Visual Basic
  • DirectX
  • Java Script
  • C++
  • XAML

Email solution

  • Yahoo! Mail
  • IBM Lotus Traveler
  • Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com
  • Gmail
  • Mail for Exchange
  • Office 365
  • Nokia Email

Email protocols

  • SMTP
  • IMAP4
  • POP3

Email features

  • Viewing and editing of email attachments
  • Email with filtering
  • Always up to date
  • Multiple simultaneous email accounts
  • HTML email
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • Email attachments
  • Conversational view on email
  • Linking multible inboxes to one

Supported instant messaging services

  • Twitter
  • Facebook chat
  • LinkedIn
  • Windows Live Messenger

Document format

  • PDF
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • Word

Some services may be available only via downloading or dependent on the market. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or email features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.

Call management features

  • Voice dialling
  • Voice commands
  • Conference calling
  • Video calling
  • Voice mail
  • Video sharing
  • Integrated hands-free speaker
  • HD audio



Enterprise security features

Remote security policy enforcement

Device startup security

  • Device passcode
  • Secure device start-up
  • PIN code
  • Firmware and OS integrity check

Advance security features

  • Lost device tracking
  • Anti-phishing protection

Data encryption

User data encryption for device

Internet sharing

Use as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Supported web technologies

  • XML
  • CSS 3
  • HTML 5
  • HTML 4.1
  • CSS


Internet Explorer 10

Navigation features and services

  • Nokia Maps
  • Nokia Drive: route optimization
  • Nokia City Lens
  • Nokia Transport
  • Offline maps
  • Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation

Positioning features

  • Magnetometer
  • A-GPS
  • WLAN Network Positioning
  • Glonass
  • Speed limit warnings
  • Online and offline favorites

Downloading of maps over-the-air may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice

Camera sensor (main camera resolution)


Camera flash type

Dual LED flash

Carl Zeiss Tessar lens


Camera resolution

3264 x 2448 pixels

Camera focus type

Auto focus with two-stage capture key

Camera F number/aperture


Camera digital zoom


Camera focal length

28.0 mm

Secondary camera

Secondary camera resolution

640 x 480 pixels

Camera features

  • Touch focus
  • Landscape orientation
  • Geo-tagging
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Still image editor
  • Lenses applications
  • True 16:9 sensor

Camera image formats


Flash modes

  • Off
  • Automatic
  • On

Capture modes

  • Video
  • Still

White balance modes

  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Daylight

Photos viewed by

  • Camera Roll
  • Timeline
  • Photo editor
  • Favorites
  • Album
  • Photos from Social networks

Music package

  • Nokia Music Store
  • Nokia Mix Radio

Noise cancellation

Multimicrophone noise cancellation

Audio recording features

Mono with high volume capture

Music features

  • Dolby Headphone
  • Music Player
  • Media Player
  • Audio Streaming

DRM support



  • MP3
  • AMR-WB
  • AMR-NB
  • WMA 10 Pro
  • WMA 9
  • AAC LC
  • eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats

  • ASF
  • WAV
  • MP4
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WMA
  • 3GP
  • 3G2

Audio recording format



Voice commands

Audio recording codecs


Speech codecs

  • AMR-WB
  • GSM FR
  • AMR-NB
  • GSM HR
  • EFR

Video camera resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Camera video frame rate

30 fps

Camera video zoom


Video white balance modes

  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent
  • Tungsten
  • Daylight

Secondary video camera resolution

640 x 480 pixels

Video streaming

YouTube browsing and video streaming

Video features

  • Video recorder
  • Video call
  • Video sharing
  • Video player

Video playback codecs

  • VC-1
  • H.264/AVC
  • H.263
  • MPEG-4

Video playback formats

  • MP4
  • WMV
  • 3GP
  • M4V
  • M4A

Video sharing and playback

  • Video sharing to social network
  • Share with DLNA compatible TV with an application
  • Video sharing to Facebook
  • Video sharing with NFC
  • Video sharing to Skydrive

Sales Package

  • Nokia Lumia 820
  • Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger
  • Battery BP-5T 1650 mAh
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD
  • Nokia Headset WH-208
  • Product user guide

source; Nokia.com

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