Nokia Lumia 822 (Verizon): Full Review
Where previous iterations of the Lumia series featured sharp angles and blocky unibody designs, the 822 boasts a softer aesthetic. The smooth white plastic chassis curves gently at the corners, framing a 4.3-inch AMOLED display that's flanked above by a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and below by three touch-sensitive buttons for Back, Home and Search.
An 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss rear-facing camera provides the sole flourish on the all-white plastic backplate. The backplate itself can be removed, exposing the battery, microSD slot and SIM card -- a welcome change from the inaccessible batteries on other Lumia phones. The volume rocker, power button and camera button are located on the right side of the phone, a headphone jack on the top and a microUSB port on the bottom. Unfortunately, the 822's plastic design, which is also available in black or gray, picks up fingerprints more easily than the Lumia 920's unibody chassis.
At 5.0 x 2.7 x 0.44 inches and 5.1 ounces, the Lumia 822 is larger and heavier than the svelte Motorola Droid RAZR M (0.32 inches thick, 4.4 ounces), and thicker than both the LG Spectrum 2 (0.36 inches thick, 5.2 ounces) and the HTC Windows Phone 8X (0.39 inches thick, 4.6 ounces). Despite its size, however, we found that we could still use the 822 comfortably in one hand.