Nokia Lumia 1020 Review – Nokia has quite a strong hold in the mid-to-low range market, but the high-end market seems to have always eluded the Finish phone makers, despite their best efforts. One of their latest high-end Lumia, the Nokia Lumia 1020, aims to cater to a certain consumer segment, and are doing it with aplomb.
Nokia Lumia 1020, Comes with Awesome 41 Megapixels
Coupled with the Nokia Pro Camera app, you can take some amazing photos, regardless whether it’s outdoors, or at night, in the dark. The Pro Camera app allows you to adjust various settings, including ISO, shutter speed, aperture, exposure levels and even how the flash works. On the right settings, and with a tripod, preferably, the Lumia 1020 is capable of taking stunning night shots that even some point-and-shoots can only dream of taking. One of the main issues that we do have to address with the Lumia 1020 is the fact that despite the AMOLED display, is that at a certain angle, you will notice a fair amount of discolouration. This is especially annoying when you’re taking a photo at a specific angle, and it’s especially bad considering that the display is very reflective as well.
Unlike Lumia 2520, the main feature of the Lumia 1020 comes in the form of its 41MP camera, the rest of the phone is no slouch either. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display at 1,280 x 768 pixels, and is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space.
Excellent camera, Nicely designed polycarbonate body
It is quite unfortunate however that the phone does not come with an expandable storage slot, especially since a full 41MP shot eats up about 11MB of storage space. Housed in a polycarbonate body, the Lumia 1020 is one of very few phones that has gotten the plastic look right. Carved out of a single block of polycarbonate material, the phone feels very sturdy. This is definitely one of Nokia’s brilliantly designed phones, judging purely by aesthetics. The meat of the review, however, has to be about its 41MP camera. Using Carl Zeiss optics to power the PureView camera, Nokia was able to incorporate what is arguably the most powerful camera made for phones into the Lumia 1020.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications
- Dimensions: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm
- Weight: 158g
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8
- Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- Frequency: HSDPA 2100/900 EDGE /GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800/1900, LTE 900/1800/2100/2600MHz
- Screen: 4.5-inch 1,280 x 768 AMOLED touch screen
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, NFC
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Others: 41MP PureView Camera