Nokia recently launched a new Windows Phone 8 based smartphone available on contract with Verizon for a price-tag of just $99. For its cost, it sure is a steal – loaded with features and definitely engaging. Now it may not look quite as eye-catching as the typical Lumia range – the Lumia 822 comes in subdued color options, black, grey and white. The overall finish also doesn’t quite look expensive enough, and the phone definitely takes a beating when placed next to the HTC 8X. Here’s more about the Lumia 822.
To begin with, Windows Phone 8 is a very interesting interface. What’s more, the phone comes loaded with a host of Nokia’s exclusive apps, like the Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit. The phone also features fun camera apps with which you can make instant animated GIF images. The Lumia 822 features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED display with a resolution of 800X480 pixels and is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor. The phone has 16GB of internal storage space and a powerful 8MP rear camera.
Microsoft has also included its new Data Sense feature exclusively on Verizon phones. This technology monitors the data being sent and received by each running app and compresses the data being exchanged on your device. It makes for more efficient use of your data plan, letting you surf up to 45% more on the same data plan.