Pros Fast, Focused and Flexible... I got it last Friday and really like it. It is fast, clean and fits in my hand nicely. I like the weight. It feels solid!
Cons Not enough apps. Coming from Android, I miss all the choices. There are substitutes but.
Summary I had an original iPhone ( liked it too) and a 3GS and a droid ist generation (didn't like it) and a Samsung Fascinate.(lots of potential but a lot of problems, 4 replacements in 18 months Please Samsung).
This also has a lot of potential. Check it out!!!
Pros SIZE; Call quality (CNET's review says otherwise, but maybe there was an update); Sensitive touch; Nokia apps/support; Price; Runs smoothly (fast processor); Wireless charging; etc.
Cons None for me, and I am a heavy user. CNET review says call sound is scratchy... maybe their was an update because the first call I made on it the person on the other end immediately commented on how good/clear my voice sounded.
Summary The Nokia Lumia 822 is a great phone for it's price and size, and just all around. It comes preloaded with the same great apps and support that most Nokia phones have, particularly it's GPS navigation with turn by turn voice directions - it works great and was recently updated. Also, several free apps like Pandora w/ a 1 year free subscription. Windows Phone 8 has come a long way just in recent months with big time apps, it now has every app I had on my Android and in some cases the apps are much better. I have had no problems with this phone, not in any way.I love this phone.
If you want a small WP8 at a great price with Verizon, this is the way to go. I would recommend it over any non-Nokia WP8 because of Nokia's dedication to the OS. HTC and particularly Samsung are not as invested.
Updated on May 8, 2013
Pros Sharp, easy-to-read, high-contrast screen. Windows 8 OS is way better than the work-in-progress feel of Android and its not an Apple product. Easy integration with basically everything.
Cons Headphone jack wore out after fewer than 6 months. Speakers sound tinny.
Summary I couldn't wait to ditch my Droid X. I wanted a smartphone, but I find Apple pretentious. I love the Nokia 822. The new Windows 8 OS is much easier to use once you get Android out of your head. It easily connects to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, multiple emails, etc. All of your contacts across networks are linked. Social media integration is awesome. You can update a status, tag and upload a picture, even check friends' statuses without ever actually opening Facebook. The Live Tiles allow at-a-glance review of new emails, social media messages, texts, and voicemails. Overall, I find myself rarely using any apps because all of the information is presented right from the OS. Additionally, the Nokia-specific apps are excellent. The map and navigation apps, HERE Maps and HERE Drive+, are excellent compared to other phones. Maps are preloaded and stored on the device, allowing navigation without cell service. Unfortunately, it does not have a native YouTube app, although that might be Google's doing, not Microsoft. It does not have the gazillion apps that Apple has or the half a gazillion that Android has, but all the important ones are there, besides, you should probably be working anyway. It doesn't have iTunes, but I prefer Rhapsody anyway.
Nokia could have improved the external speaker. It does have poor, tinny sound quality. The phone itself is of high quality. I have dropped it multiple times without any noticeable damage. It is on the heavy side, but not prohibitively heavy. (It is an once heavier than the iPhone 5.) I find it interesting that CNET calls the iPhone a "sharp" design and the 822 a "boring" design because I think they look similar. While call quality is no perfect, I don't find it any worse than any other cellphone I have ever had. Sometimes it is worse than others, but I think that is caused by Verizon, not the 822. The phone itself operates quickly, with almost no lag on opening apps (WAY less when compared to my old Droid X).
Pros Alright, I could go on and on, great battery life, LTE speed (35Mbps down and 15Mbps up, faster than my home internet), tiles are great, everything is organized and works smoothly. Solid phone, easy to fit in a pocket, etc. Call quality A++++
Cons Sometime's won't load data in 3G, but reboot and it's fine. Lack of apps.
Summary The first Nokia I owned was the E-71 with the Symbian system. Then I had the 6790 Surge slider, also on Symbian. I was recently given an X2-01 I just sold as well. EVERY phone I had from Nokia has been DURABLE and quality built, and that's why I went with the Lumia 822 from Verizon. This phone has been EXCELLENT in almost EVERY way, yes it has its quirks, but i love the phone. I've never been an Android/iOS guy so Windows/Blackberry OS have always been my thing. Bottom line is, Windows wins all the way. The phone is quick and responsive with NO lags. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for reading
Pros Ease of Use with WP8
Nokia'a build quality
Cons Speaker and voice quality
Lack of available apps
LTE signal strength
Summary After having this device for a week, I'm at a crossroad. Windows Phone 8 is a great OS. Very ease to use and learn. The live titles are great, but more and more very day I start to miss the apps that I had on my last Android device. The speakers are placed on the bottom edge of the device, making for odd sound angles and most people I've call report not being able to hear me very well. Last of all, the LTE signal strength is lacking. I live a mile and a half from my closest tower, and cannot get a single bar of LTE unless I'm against a window facing the direction of the tower. My Droid RAZR I had always had at least 3 bars, if not full LTE at all times. Weird.
These are all things one and live with, and I do highly recommend the Nokia 822 to new-to-smartphone people, or those needing an escape from Android or the devil iOS, but today I used my mom's upgrade and ordered an RAZR HD for myself, which I know I will more happy with. I've been and Android user for almost 4 years now. Its hard to quit something you are so used to...