Three years. That’s how long it’s been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device known as the Twist. Needless to say, the arrival of the Lumia 822 at Verizon Wireless comes at a crucial time for Nokia, which must quickly establish itself in the United States if it hopes to remain a legitimate contender in the smartphone realm. That’s a lot of weight to carry on one’s shoulders — even for a mighty Finn.
Fortunately, the Lumia 822 is well-suited to help establish a beachhead on Lady Liberty’s shores. At just $100 on-contract, it’s a good value and deserves genuine consideration from OS switchers and first-time smartphone buyers alike. Granted, it lacks the premium display and camera wizardry of the Lumia 920, but with greater built-in storage and a better front-facing camera, it narrowly bests the Lumia 820 for AT&T and the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile. Add to that Data Sense — a new data monitoring and compression feature of Windows Phone 8, but currently exclusive to Verizon — and the Lumia 822 easily becomes the most compelling of Nokia’s mid-range Windows Phone lineup. Even if its design is a bit… bland.
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