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Nokia Lumia 1020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3069 reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but reviews about the apps and reception are mixed.

camera, usability, performance, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 1020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

camera, usability, performance, design, portability

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 Sim Free Windows Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Nokia Lumia 1020 Sim Free Windows Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1028 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Views about the apps and reliability are different, and some have doubts about the reception.

camera, usability, performance, portability, design

reception

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 RM-875 32GB GSM Unlocked Windows Smartphone - Yellow - International Version No WarrantyNokia Lumia 1020 RM-875 32GB GSM Unlocked Windows Smartphone - Yellow - International Version No Warranty

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the social networking functionality and screen. The performance and camera are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size. Comments are divided on the usability.

camera, performance, screen, social network

size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 Yellow 32GB RM-875 Factory Unlocked - International Version GSM Phone 4G: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / Nokia Lumia 1020 Yellow 32GB RM-875 Factory Unlocked - International Version GSM Phone 4G: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 /

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schuster (notebookcheck.net)

Review Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone

 

Camera or phone? With an almost absurd resolution of 41 megapixel

Great camera with 41 megapixels; Fine build quality; Sufficiently fast; LTE module

High retail price; Display resolution could be Full HD; Non-replaceable battery; No options for storage expansion

The main camera not only yields highly detailed pictures (due to its supreme resolution), but also superb ones in almost every respect. In addition, the camera comes with useful software features for all possible scenarios.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

 

It was a little over two weeks ago when Nokia unveiled its latest smartphone in its Lumia series, the Lumia 1020, which prior to its official...

IF YOU TAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE CAMERA SERIOUSLY, YOU SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER THE LUMIA 1020

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Nokia 1020

 

The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone camera is almost certainly the best smartphone camera on the market currently. It produces high quality images that will easily surpass the output of nearly all smartphone cameras ... and even some fixed lens digital...

High resolution photos look great ; Offers both high resolution and low resolution photos recorded at the same time; low-res photos are good for sharing via social networks or via MMS ; Low light performance is very good with minimal noise ; Built-in...

No optical zoom lens (as with most smartphones) ; Shot to shot delays and shutter lag is problematic ; Start-up to first photo recorded is slower than average for smartphone cameras ; Touchscreen isn't a full HD resolution model ; Display has only 15:9...

The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone camera is almost certainly the best smartphone camera on the market currently. It produces high quality images that will easily surpass the output of nearly all smartphone cameras ... and even some fixed lens digital...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review: A photographer's smartphone

 

The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.

Solid construction ; Best-in-class smartphone camera ; Big, clear screen ; Plenty of internal storage

Poor battery life ; Camera is still no match for standalone devices ; Expensive

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive camera capable of shooting decent photos. However, it's no substitute for a good standalone digital camera, and heavy use seriously depletes the battery. The Lumia 1020 certainly has appeal, but many users...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Review: The Nokia Lumia 1020 marries an amazing camera to year-old hardware

 

Nokia's latest Windows Phone packs an impressive 41-megapixel camera, but lacks a strong app ecosystem and competitive specs.

Solid and well built ; Exceptional camera

Lack of expandable storage ; Older hardware

Michael Homnick The Nokia Lumia 1020 faces an uphill battle: Not only is it competing against heavyweights such as the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5, but it is also fighting against the stigma surrounding the Windows Phone OS. The Lumia 1020 is an excellent...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

That’s a Big Camera You Got There

 

The big, circular bump on the back of the Lumia 1020 is impossible to miss. Place the phone on a table and it rests at an angle, slightly propped up by the protrusion. Hold it in your hand and you're always fondling the circle's edges. But the phone's...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 Preview

 

You've probably seen the commercials for the Nokia Lumia 1020 on TV. It's the Windows smartphone with like a trillion 41 megapixels that gives parents the ability to sit at the back of an school auditorium where instead of getting close to take...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

There was no shortage of stunned faces in the audience when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 17 months ago. Who

Best-in-class imaging experience ; Good battery life ; Smooth performance ; Solid build quality and materials ; Beautiful display

Awkward and slightly uncomfortable to hold ; Has a few bugs

The Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone we've used so far and offers the best camera in the industry, though it's a little difficult to hold comfortably.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

At 11PM last Friday night, Yankee Stadium exploded. I had been in section 209 for about two hours when Justin Timberlake started the first verse of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York." The...

Spectacular camera ; Great battery life ; Solid performance

Big and awkward ; Photography ecosystem is weak ; Hard to get at full-size photos

A remarkable phone, hampered by its operating system

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 1020 raises the bar for smartphone cameras with its 41-MP sensor and prosumer controls, but the price is somewhat steep.

Sharpest photos ever from a phone; Pro Camera app provides lots of creative control; Great flash; Bright and colorful display; Optional Camera Grip offers DSLR-like feel

Bulky backside; Noticeable lag on shutter and shot-to-shot time; Windows Phone still trails in apps and features; Pricey; Too many separate photo apps

The Nokia Lumia 1020 raises the bar for smartphone cameras with its 41-MP sensor and prosumer controls, but the price is somewhat steep.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery performance:2000
Battery recharge time:6.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-5XW
Browsing time:5.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6.7
Continuous audio playback time:63
Continuous video playback time:6.8 / 63
Standby time (2G):360 / 384
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):19.1
Talk time (3G):13.3
Wireless Charging:Y

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:7712 x 5360
Digital Zoom:3 / 6
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED / Xenon
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):41
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 1.5 / 1 / 5
Rear Camera Resolution:7712 x 5360
Rear camera resolution (numeric):41
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.2
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR:0.72
Body SAR (EU):0.72
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.82
Head SAR (EU):0.82

Design

Color of product:Black / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display Diagonal:4.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 768
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3G2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, HE-AAC, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCM, PDF, PPT, XLS, XLSM / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX / doc, pdf, ppt, xls / DOC, PDF, XLS
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BAS, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, SVG / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVC, AVI, H.263, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVC,AVI,H.263,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, FR / AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G, 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in memory capacity:32
Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:S4
Processor architecture:ARM7
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-in sensors:Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.409
Height:5.12
Weight:5.57 / 5.61
Width:2.81 / 2.93