Windows Phone vs BlackBerry

UK Windows Phone users may go above BlackBerry's

Lumia Cyan updates

Lumia 620, 720 and 820s begin getting Cyan

Cortana in the UK

Cortana in the UK may get less robotic sounding


Cortana heads to the UK, China, India, Australia and Canada!

Windows Phone News

Lumia 1320 goes Cyan

Windows Phones

Free hardware bundle hard to come by for Lumia 930 (UK)


O2 releases beautiful official app for UK customers to manage their accounts

General News

Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

Windows Phone News

Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter

Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs


Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio


New Treasure Tag app update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Windows Phone News

O2 UK shares details on the Windows Phone 8.1 update, teases visual voicemail

Windows Phone News

Looking for a bargain? Grab the Lumia 930 on EE for just £350

Windows Phone News

Lumia 930 now available in the UK, white color variant exclusive to Phones 4u

Microsoft News

Rumor claims 1,000 former Nokia employees in Finland could be laid off by Microsoft

General News

Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

General News

UK government set to rush through emergency surveillance legislation


Official BBC iPlayer Radio app now finally available for Windows Phone

Windows Phones

Microsoft: No Cortana for UK Windows Phone 8.1 users in July

< >
Lumia 820 Lumia 920

Lumia 820 Windows Phone now available to pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has today announced that the Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone is now available to pre-order from today at its website. What's more is those who pre-order will receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging plate (worth £44.99) bundled with the device when shipped.

So how much will the mid-range Windows Phone set one back? The Lumia 820 is available on O2, Vodafone and Orange starting from £29 on a monthly contract. SIM-free is an option at £379.95, which isn't a pad price point for such a device.

Sporting a 4.3" display, dual-core chip, 8GB storage (with MicroSD slot), 8MP camera, LTE support, NFC, wireless charging (on supported backplates), and Nokia's array of OEM apps, the Lumia 820 is a solid handset that's worthy of a looking.

You can view the Lumia 820 on the Carphone Warehouse website where it can also be pre-ordered on supproted plans.



There are 19 comments. Sign in to comment

rockstarzzz says:

Am I correct to assume this comes with same camera technology as 920? What's missing?

pankaj981 says:

This comes without OIS and pureview, it does have Carl Zeiss

rockstarzzz says:

Oh, then what's the appeal? The expandable memory perhaps?

111san says:

Cheper than 920....this is more of a competitor to WP8 phones by other OEMs....also I believe in the UK each 820 is coming with a free wireless charging backplate in hte box so the free charging pad can be immediately used.

CommonBlob says:

"Great looking screen, even use it with gloves."  Errm, i didnt think the super sensitive tech was in the 820?

SpencerUk says:

It's also worth mentioning that EE are showing in the free wireless charger as well (while stocks last) on the 920

we'll even throw in a free charger worth £39.99 (until end of December 2012, while stocks last.)

keizka says:

Why yes, it is. Don't know why they didn't make it clearer, though.

I8RAHEEM says:

The HTC 8X is £350 and has double the ram, double the storage a front facing 1080p camera, better rear camera, beats audio but the Lumia 820 has exclusive apps and micro sd.

Can you provide a link to the £350 HTC 8X. I dropped my HTC Mozart last week and cracked the screen, I have already replaced it once before so not bothering again. I am now in the market for a new WP8 phone, would love a 920 but can't really justify the £460 price tag so was looking at the Lumia 820.

denis7 says:

Both of them have 1GB of RAM, and Lumia 820 can have double the storage if you want.

keizka says:

Now now, you are mixing 8S and 820 in RAM department. You also failed to mention that 8X is lacking Gyroscope.

Off topic, is Daniel okay? Because he lives in new York, and the hurricane is going on.

woodbane says:

He's fine, he was in San Francisco for the WP8 launch when the hurricane hit.

Muessig says:

I was under the impression the RRP for the Wireless Charging Plate was 54.99?

Gmotagi says:

Good news, I  was worried about his hair.

Mohit tyagi says:

naaaaaaaaaah I want NOKIA LUMIA 920
thanx to keep me update any way WP Central ROCKS
Nokia Lumia 920

psreloaded says:

Do they give the Wireless charging pad when we buy the SIM free model as well... The site is not very clear... Plus the SIM free version is only available in Black... thats not very appealing...

strever says:

i LOVE the red lumia with the orange tiles.