"After having a Droid X, its like a dream come true."4.5 starson by Norfolk757
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).