Summary: Not only is the Lumia 1020 the best cameraphone we've seen, but it's easily the best Windows Phone ever. With incredible imaging abilities, a gorgeous AMOLED screen and some strong software smarts, it easily beats the competition. If you want a great camera with you all the time, this handset is the reason to convert to Windows Phone 8. It's just that good.
Summary: The Lumia 1020 is simultaneously projected forward by Nokia and held back by Microsoft. I just can’t rely on Windows Phone to get the job done. Nokia has done all it can — and that’s a lot, considering where Windows Phone would be without Nokia’s contributions — but it’s not enough to provide a better experience than iOS or Android.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a phone with the best available camera quality, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is for you.
Pros: Top-rated camera quality, Good display quality, Good speaker quality, Easy to navigate, Easy to read on
Cons: Subpar battery life, Processor is a bit dated, resulting in sluggish camera-response time, Consumer testers found the phone’s shape awkward, Less portable compared to smaller/slimmer phones in testing set, Windows app store is limited compared to Apple and Google Play stores
Nokia Lumia 1020: the best call making camera in town
8 March 2014
Excerpt: On a recent trip to Paris, I took some of the most amazing photographs that I had ever taken on a mobile device. The richness of the colours and the luxurious hues made my images come to life and, quite honestly, delicious to look at it. This was possible because the device I was taking those pictures on was the Nokia Lumia 1020. I am not going focus on this too much because if you’ve seen one Lumia device, you seen them all.
PHOTOVIEW: Nokia Lumia 1020 41 Megapixel PureView Windows Phone 8
6 December 2013
Excerpt: Announced back in July , I finally got the chance to play a little bit longer with Nokia's Windows Phone camera flagship, the Nokia Lumia 1020 , which went first on sale in the U.S. The Lumia 1020 is the Windows Phone successor of the Symbian-based Nokia 808 and like its step-brother it's featuring Nokia's unique 41 megapixel PureView technology.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a phone that Nokia felt required a companion. Thus they made the Camera Grip for the said phone and we didn't wait too long to bring these two friends together. Are they made for each other or is Nokia just perpetuating a relationship that just doesn't exist? We find out.
Pros: Convenient shutter button, Makes one-handed operation a breeze, Additional battery in grip for more shooting time
Nokia Lumia 1020 review: 41-megapixel photos, for a cost
23 November 2013
Summary: Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.
Pros: The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone's camera captures extremely high-resolution images with fine detail, and puts creative controls at your fingertips.
Cons: 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.
Summary: If you like capturing you’re most precious moments whether you’re with friends, family or simply enjoying the beautiful scenery around you, then this is the phone for you. The camera on the Lumia 1020 is the best we have seen so far when it comes to quality and clarity. The phone is also fast and efficient and will not disappoint when it comes to performance.
Pros: 41 Megapixel camera, Microsoft Office
Cons: Lacks a MicroSD slot for external storage and is quite heavy