In a Nutshell
Nokia Lumia 1020 is a powerful camera packed with phone features. It’s a remarkable and quite appealing choice for those who want a really good camera on the go. But, for performance and application fans out there, Nokia Lumia 1020 might not be that up to the mark but still, its beautiful design and snapdragon is there to fill up the holes
- Excellent Camera with Xenon flash, LED light and camera lens
- Good battery life
- Great design
- The memory is fixed
- The camera protrusion doesn’t suit the design and is uncomfortable
- Unappreciable processing of camera
- Not very good in terms of applications and performance
Build and Design
The basic built of Nokia Lumia 1020 goes in line with the general design of Lumia Series. The 4.5in (1280×720) screen with a super AMOLED Display has a pixel density of 332ppi. This matt finish phone weighs 158g and is 10.4mm thick. The heaviness places it behind its competitors like Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S and HTC One.
The placement of ports goes in the following order (if the screen is facing you):
- Lock button, Volume Rocker, Dedicated Camera Button – Right Side
- Microphone, Charging port – Bottom
- Microphone (noise cancellation), 3.5mm headset jack and SIM tray – top
A basic flaw in the design is the protruding 41MP camera at the rear.
Performance Specs in 10 seconds!
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- Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB storage (non-expandable)
- 2000 mAh battery
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has the latest version of Windows 8 knows as Amber. The interface in general is customizable and a collection of wallpapers incorporates a variety in the software outlook. The positioning, placement and sizing of the tiles is also user-defined. It should be noted that it doesn’t not support the third party app. Moreover, it lacks the availability of some popular applications like Instagram and Vine. This reason might be the primary factor in turning down a large circle of audience. This is a flaw that windows need to give an eye while thinking about making new software platforms. The interface also lacks the notification pane like iOS and android.
Comprehensively, the camera is:
- 41-megapixel OIS f/2.2 6-element lens
- LED + xenon flash
- 1.12-micron pixel size
It protrudes out a bit and for some users causes discomfort in holding the device. Considering the quality, it’s worth it but the camera performance might get sluggish sometimes. While purchasing this phone, keep in mind that it was designed to give a good camera, and it perfectly suffices for that purpose.
The Bottom line
This phone is a great choice, if you need a great camera combined with good phone features. It lacks portability as compared to its other competitors as its heavy and protruded camera irritates a few users. Moreover, for performance and application freaks out there. This might not be phone for them.