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Nokia Lumia 1020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1072 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features. Reviews about the apps and value for money are different.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 80 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

camera, usability, design, portability, screen

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Review


Writing a review about Lumia phones gets challenging after a point since apart from a couple of distinct features, they are essentially very similar. The fact that Microsoft has the hardware and other components locked down tightly means there's no...

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC (MSM8960) which consists of a dual-core CPU running at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. The interface is smooth for the most part but we found that Nokia’s Pro Cam app slightly sluggish when tinkering...


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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.

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Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 1020 Review


We take a look at Nokia's Lumia 1020, which features a 41MP camera along with a Xenon flash.

Nokia has certainly stepped up its smartphone portfolio now that it has revealed its Lumia 1020. We know the amount of megapixels a camera has isn’t everything, but when you throw something like a 41MP camera onto a Windows Phone 8 device, people are...

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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...

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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...

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Nokia Lumia 1020 review


We should warn you: If you've ever read a Nokia or Windows Phone review before (like the Lumia 928), you might feel a sense of déjà vu reading this review. Though it's packing a powerful new camera and a fancy four-digit number, everything else about...

Best smartphone camera available ; Gorgeous AMOLED screen ; Great exclusive apps ; Good sound volume ; Clear call quality

Windows Phone 8 lacks certain apps ; Windows Phone 8 still has some quirks ; No microSD card support ; Battery is not removable ; Expensive $300 price tag

The Lumia 1020 has the best camera available on a smartphone, but AT&T subscribers will have to pay a hefty $300 premium to get it.

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Nokia Lumia 1020


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 represents a true breakthrough, offering the best smartphone camera we've ever used. It's so good that you'll never need a point-and-shoot camera, and even entry-level DSLR owners may find they're schlepping them around less. We...

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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.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 (AT&T)


The first viable 41-megapixel camera phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T is an impressive feat, but it's big, expensive, and doesn't run Instagram.

Best camera ever on a smartphone. Excellent manual camera controls. Easy-to-use OS

Big. Expensive. Slow shot-to-shot times. Windows Phone is out of the mainstream for photo apps and communities

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the best camera phone on Earth. That's a given. The question here is whether that makes it a best buy—and the answer, we're afraid to say, is not quite. While the Lumia 1020 ($299-659) is an easy-to-use smartphone that takes...

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Nokia Lumia 1020


You can sum up the Nokia Lumia 1020 in three words: 41, megapixel, camera.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone's camera captures extremely high-resolution images with fine detail, and puts creative controls at your fingertips.

A niche device, the Lumia 1020 is $100 pricier than most high-end smartphones. The lens makes it a little bulky. Multiple camera apps are confusing. It lacks manual f-stop control and presets for common shooting scenarios.

Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Vodafone / Wind
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes