Taking screenshots on a Nokia Lumia 820 (and other Windows Phone 8 handsets)

A couple of months ago, I moved away from my Android phone and thought I’d give one of the underdogs a try. I bought myself a Nokia Lumia 820 and so far the results are brilliant. I’m not going to go into an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of the OS, but suffice to say, I like it.

Having left my blog dormant for a while, I noticed my old blog on taking screenshots on my old HTC Desire S was still getting a fair number of views, so I thought I’d follow it up with a similar post for my Lumia.

This will definitely work on a Lumia 820, although I’m led to believe that this will work on all Windows Phone 8 handsets.

To do the screenshot, hold the lock button on the side of the phone and press the Windows logo button at the bottom of the screen. The screenshot can then be found in the gallery, under screenshots.

Once again, as proof of being able to do this, I’ve added a screenshot from my phone below:

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Taking screenshots on an HTC Desire S

If anyone out there has an HTC Desire S and wants to take screenshots on it without going to the effort of rooting the phone, this should work for you.

As far as I know, your phone needs to be on at least Android 2.3.5 and have HTC Sense 3.0 (I’ve only had this since the last update – not sure if it’s the android or sense  update that has given me the ability to take screenshots)

For UK based Desire S phones on O2, you should be able to update your phone to the required level. Other networks may vary though.

To take the screenshot, press the power button.While the power button  is pressed, click the Home button (furthest left touch button). You’ll hear the camera click, and the screenshot will be in your gallery.

I’ve added one of mine below to show it can be done. I think this will work on the Sensation as well as the OS is pretty much the same…

HTC Desire S Screenshot

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