Nokia Lumia 820 gaming test: gloves versus super-sensitive display

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a 4.3-inch smartphone running Windows Phone 8 that comes with a super-sensitive screen that allows you to access the screen not only with your finger-tip but also when wearing gloves. Find out how good the Nokia Lumia 820 is for gaming when the gloves stay on.

With winter approaching you may well find yourself looking forward to a bit of gaming action on the morning commute. The thing is, with rival smartphones you’ll need to take your gloves off in order to play.

Check out our Nokia Lumia 820 review

Not with the Nokia Lumia 820, as along with the Nokia Lumia 920 it’s the first smartphone in the world to use Synaptics ClearPad capacitive touchscreen sensing technology, or Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 to give it its proper name.

What’s more, the Nokia Lumia 820 screen may be a standard 480 x 800-pixel resolution but with the use of Nokia’s latest ClearBlack technology you’ll find that it can be used in brighter conditions, both indoors and out, far more effectively than other smartphones on the market.

To prove it works we’ve checked out Fruit Ninja while wearing gloves. We chose this game as you can clearly see the action happening on the screen. We’ve also tried the same game with our older in Nokia Lumia 800, so you can see the difference.

We’ve found you need to give the Nokia Lumia 820 screen a couple of tries for the screen to register the switch from finger to gloves but once the sensor kicks in you can play to your hearts content – just wearing thinner gloves than we did so you can see what you’re doing on screen! 

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Is the super-sensitive display of the Nokia Lumia 820 something you’ll make the most of? Let us know what you think in the Comments below.

  • Stylinred

    if i knew the 820 could work with gloves on i would have bought it over the 920 since the 820 also has expandable memory