Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a very well-equipped device. Though its 4.5 inch screen isn't as large as the Lumia 1520, it comes with 32 GB of storage. It also checks the right boxes with it comes to features you’d expect on a smartphone: Bluetooth, NFC (though to be fair, you’d be one up on Apple iPhone users with NFC), apps, a front facing camera for video conferencing and a 41 MP camera.
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.
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
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
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
Excerpt: Not too long ago, we introduced you to the Final Word in smartphone cameras, the Nokia Lumia 1020. We were able to have a limited hands-on of the phone at the said event, but last week, Nokia was generous enough to loan us a unit for review.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Best. Camera. Phone. Hands. Down. Camera button is well-made and sturdy. Easy to focus and lock focus. Excellent audio quality for a smartphone. Really great on-board camera app. Good battery life. Slimmed down from its predecessors…
Cons: …but still bulky compared to other smartphones. Lagging app ecosystem with Windows Phone 8. Camera slow to launch out of the lock screen.
Summary: The Lumia 1020 is built on a hardware platform that has established itself to work rather well with the Windows Phone 8 operating system, as we have seen in the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 925. What is somewhat of a bomb feature about the phone is the PureView camera, which is sluggish despite the 2GB of RAM, but does take good photos.
Pros: Amazing camera performance, Colourful screen, Looks good, Good build quality
Summary: Nokia’s best price for the Lumia 1020 is Rs 47,222 but we have seen it going for lesser online. Despite the brilliant camera, good battery life and excellent build – it’s still way too expensive to be recommended. Given how the prices of other Lumias have dropped drastically, we predict a similar price drop heading for the 1020 as well in order to make room for the newer phones, expected next year.