Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

finally the nokia unrivaled its much anticipated and waited handset with its 41 mp camera the new nokia lumia 1020 smartphone with a powerful camera and specs running on windows phone 8 os to give a strong competition to it rivals 

 taking the hardware specs in consideration it features a The Gorilla Glass 3 on the front to give it a stunning look along side with it has a unibody poly carbonate chassis with matte finish which makes its dust and fingerprint resistant and gives a classic feel along with the durability.
it comes in 3 colours white,yellow and black and weighs just 158 grams which is much less than lumia 920 which weighed nearly 183 grams.

 It features a 4.5 inch puremotion HD+ oled display at a resolution of 1280 x 768 at a pixel density of 334 ppi.
to accompany its vibrant display it has performance packed Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 processor with 2gb of ram . coing on to networking it accompanies HSPA+, LTE ,4g,wifi 802.11a/b/g/n(dual band,DLNA),bluetooth 3.0,NFC,micro usb,usb o
gprs,edge upto 236 kb, A GPS support,GLONASS AND WLAN NETWORK POSITIONING FOR navigation.
below is the table for a quick comparison of its specs with its predecessors from Nokia

Lumia 1020Lumia 925Lumia 920808 PureView
Price$300 on contract€469 ($610) off-contract in Europe$99 on contract$414.99 off contract on Amazon
ProcessorDual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM89601.3GHz
Display4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ OLED4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ OLED4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD4-inch ClearBlack OLED
Resolution1,280 x 7681,280 x 7681,280 x 768640 x 360
GlassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 2Gorilla Glass 2Gorilla Glass
Pixel Density334 ppi334 ppi334 ppi184 ppi
Storage32GB16GB or 32GB32GB16GB + microSD
Primary camera41-megapixel OIS f/2.2 6-element lens, LED + xenon flash, BSI, 1/1.5", 1.12-micron pixel size,8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 6-element lens, dual-LED flash8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 5-element lens, dual-LED flash41-megapixel f/2.4 5-element lens, LED + xenon flash, FSI, 1/1.2", 1.4-micron pixel size
Secondary camera1,280 x 9601,280 x 9601,280 x 960480p
Video recording1080p1080p1080p1080p
OrientationMagnetometer, Accelerometer, GyroscopeMagnetometer, Accelerometer, GyroscopeMagnetometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Magnetometer, Accelerometer
NavigationA-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network PositioningA-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network PositioningA-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network PositioningA-GPS, WLAN Network Positioning
Wireless chargingQi (with optional snap-on cover)Qi (with optional snap-on cover)QiN/A
SIM standardmicro-SIMmicro-SIMmicro-SIMmicro-SIM
Weight157.6 grams139 grams185 grams169 grams
Dimensions130.3 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5mm130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm
ColorsWhite, Black, YellowSilver, GreyWhite, Black, Grey, Yellow, RedWhite, Black, Red
 nokia lumia 1020 is much likely the other high end nokia lumia devices which features windows phone 8 os from microsoft .at the windows phone app store currently featuring 160000 apps out of which nearly 120000 for wp8 ,it offers all the essential apps for a person but not all famous apps which still makes its rival os android and ios leap a cutting edge at the their app stores soaring with 7-8 lacks of apps.along with all this it features all the carrier specific applications and nokia stuff which includes Nokia Care, Wallet ,Music, Pro Cam, Smart Cam, as well as a set of Here-based programs, such as City Lens, Drive+ Beta, Maps and Transit. and some 3rd part apps like FamilyMap, Locker, Navigator, Radio etc which can be uninstalled if not of use 


The lumia 1020 gives a decent performance and a smooth user experiences ,thanks to dual core snapdragon cpu ,Adreno 225 GPU and 2GB RAM for making a wonderful experience with the phone features wp8 for a smooth performance.its batteries offer nearly 10-12 hours usage for heavy users and much more for normal users.

                         Nokia Lumia          925                  Nokia Lumia 920            Nokia Lumia 1020
Battery rundown3:552:552:12
SunSpider 1.0 (MS)905.4903.2906.2
AnTuTu (*GPU test off)11,819*11,457*11,084 (9,874*)
SunSpider: lower scores are better

the speakers are average for music and movies though they do not offer a crisp in depth experience but they are fine,the call quality is awesome and clear . nokia offers its external cover for a extra battery boast so that you never run out of the juice while on the go ,you can buy it seperately.

so overall its a pretty device featuring wp8, well received from nokia making it one of the best windows phone present in the market till now with most compelling and competitive camera for photographers .
if you are a really into having a obsession of taking photos and doesn't want to carry your point and shoot camera anymore ,then you can give it a shoot ,i hope it will come upto your expectations.

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