Nokia Lumia 822 - black (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Nokia Lumia 822 - black (Verizon Wireless)

Nokia Lumia 822 - black (Verizon Wireless)
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Nokia Lumia 928 (Verizon Wireless)

Nokia Lumia 928 (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Nokia Lumia 920

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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Price $178 at 1 store $0 to $285 at 2 stores $299 at 1 store $49 to $499 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 25 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 4.0 stars out of 129 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews
Release date November 19, 2012 May 16, 2013 July 19, 2013 November 09, 2012 March 05, 2013
The Bottom Line The Nokia Lumia 822 offers a very good value for Verizon, but if you're into stylish design and spotless call quality, this isn't the phone for you. Windows Phone fans on Verizon should buy the $100 Nokia Lumia 928 for its strong feature set, but watch out for slower-than-usual data speeds. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. Nokia's Lumia 920 is heavy and thick, but if you want the most powerful, feature-rich Windows phone available, this is it. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.23 W/Kg
1.44 W/Kg
0.32 W/Kg
1.08 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
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Weight 4.99 oz
5.75 oz
5.89 oz
6.52 oz
4.6 oz
Wireless Interface NFC
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
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IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.1
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Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
AT&T
T-Mobile
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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