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Nokia Lumia 1020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 800 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and responsiveness. The design and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are negative about the features and value for money.

camera, usability, design, responsiveness, portability

value for money, features

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

 

At 11PM last Friday night, Yankee Stadium exploded.

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

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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 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.

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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