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Nokia Lumia 822 – Conversion Initiated…

by TerriAnn
Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless Ease of Use with Windows 8 Platform

Nokia Lumia 822 Review from Verizon Wireless…

Way back when, I had a little blue and gray Nokia mobile phone. My favorite thing about it was how easy it was to turn it on and just start using it. Menu options were very straightforward and basic enough for even a first-time user to find what they needed. After using the Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless, I found that that fundamental feature has not changed.

The Lumia 822 uses the Windows 8 mobile operating system. Since I’ve been Apple-only for a few years now, I was a bit nervous. The last PC platform I used was Microsoft Vista so I’ve been completely oblivious to any changes in current functionality. Would this affect the learning curve of adapting to the mobile version? Fortunately, the combination of Nokia and Windows 8 was a perfect match for a platform crossover.

The navigation is so intuitive and user-friendly that I had no problem just jumping in and using it. I really liked the tutorial prompts which helped to ease the learning process. How did the makers of Nokia know that I would never even think of picking up and reading the phone’s user manual?! In a few minutes I was already customizing the Live Tiles to the way I liked them. Settings were right under ‘settings’ (duh) and it was a breeze to adjust sound, display, check data, usage, etc. I haven’t let my daughter use my phone yet but if she does, I’ll definitely look into using the Kids Corner Content. This is where you designate which games, music, videos, and apps you want to give your child(ren) access to.

Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless Ease of Use

Specific to Nokia phones is Nokia Music, which I was extremely impressed by. Not only can I choose a music mix to fit my mood and taste, but I can then download it for offline listening. We took advantage of this on our drive home from Yosemite. By that time, none of us felt like talking and part of the way there was no radio reception. I had a few songs on my phone but there’s no way we could listen to those 17 songs over and over again for 3 hours! There’s an awesome selection of song mixes and beats Pandora many times over, in my humble opinion. In an hour’s time, I think I only skipped maybe 2-3 songs that we didn’t like. Nokia Music, as well as Nokia City Lens, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps, are completely free and require no subscription.

Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless Apps

The library of apps available for Windows is still relatively small in comparison with that for iOS and Android devices. That collection is growing and there are many noteworthy apps already available. The Shared Shopping List is awesome! I’ve been on the hunt for such an app for a long time but most of them are plain ugly and unnecessarily confusion. Finally, someone got it right! The layout is the best I’ve seend and I was quick to add this to my Live Tiles. It’s so simple to create lists for different stores and check off items as you go. This is so helpful because, really, who shops at just one store when doing grocery shopping these days?! Plus, these lists can be shared among phones so the whole family can know what’s needed and there’s no doubling up on items purchased.

For busy parents, the Nokia Lumia 822 is a fantastic, budget-friendly solution. The features easily fit any lifestyle with ease. Plus, it’s so nice not having to charge it all the time either thanks to the longer-lasting battery power is! It does what it needs to, looks sleek, and takes awesome pictures. It’s got all the stuff without the the fluff 🙂 Now if I could just transport all the apps I already purchased for my iPhone…

I was provided a device (activation and service is paid by me) and compensation as a Verizon Wireless Ambassador. This, however, will not affect me in providing my 100% honest opinion in this or subsequent posts I write regarding this product or sponsoring company.

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Nichol January 15, 2013 - 1:06 pm

I had a Nokia way back when and loved it. Now I’m a Galaxy girls so won’t change but love all the features of the phone especially the long battery life!

TerriAnn van Gosliga February 4, 2013 - 10:45 am

I had a hard time adjusting to the Galaxy but a lot of people seem to love theirs.

Henrietta January 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

I have been reading more and more about he Windows 8 phones and must say they sound great! I really like the look of the live tiles. It is too bad that the app store is a bit lacking!

TerriAnn van Gosliga February 4, 2013 - 10:45 am

The set up is very clean but I do hope the app library grows fairly quickly.

Rob January 17, 2013 - 3:31 pm

LOL, that is funny because I can remember having a Nokia phone back in the day as well. Glad to hear you are liking the Windows phone so far. I made a jump today from my iPhone 5 to the Windows 8X by HTC and so far I am really liking the Windows phone. I watched an hour tutorial today and learned about a lot of cool features.

TerriAnn van Gosliga February 4, 2013 - 10:46 am

I should have done that. I only went online to find a few things like how to make screenshots. I wonder if the switch from iOS to Windows is any different on the Nokia versus the HTC.

Toni January 20, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Nokia was my very first cell phone LOL. Glad you are liking it.

TerriAnn van Gosliga February 4, 2013 - 10:47 am

Too funny! Doesn’t it make you feel old when you think about the phones we used to have?!

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