Nokia Lumia 820 reviewed against the HTC 8S

I don’t think we tend to think too much about the Nokia Lumia 820, and tend to lump all handsets which do not have HD screens into the same low-end bracket.

PCAdvisor has however reviewed the Nokia Lumia 820 vs the HTC 8S, and showed that there are distinct differences between the two handsets, which helps to demonstrate that, even if you do not get a HD screen, you still get what you pay for when it comes to a Windows Phone.

They conclude:

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the first Windows Phone 8 handset to fit into the mid-range price category. As such it’s not quite the performer of the high-end Windows Phone 8 devices such as the bottom-of-the-high-end Lumia 820, but it’s not so poor as to make it a bad deal. It offers solid performance and features for a reasonable price. Whether you prefer it to a similarly priced Android phone will depend on your own subjective preference of platform.

The Lumia 820 is a smaller and cheaper version of the 920. It doesn’t pack the same punch as that high-end Windows Phone, especially in key areas such as the screen and camera. But we like the interchangeable covers and decent battery life. It’s a better phone than the HTC Windows Phone 8S, but it costs more – to buy outright, at least. In Windows Phones, you get what you pay for.

On Amazon the HTC 8S costs £219 while the Nokia Lumia 820 is £370. Do our readers think the Nokia Lumia 820 is worth the premium?

Read PCAdvisor’s full review here.

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