Excerpt: For Nokia fans, nay – for imaging fans - the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the culmination of two of the most exciting mobile camera innovations the industry has ever seen. First a 42-megapixel sensor as introduced by Nokia in 2011 on the 808 PureView, and second, optical image stabilisation, first see on the Nokia Lumia 920 in 2012.
Pros: Incredible camera experience, Standout design, Great battery life
Cons: Flash white balance issues, Pro cam app lags, Non-expandable
Nokia Lumia 1020 review: the Warthog of the smartphone world
29 July 2013
Conclusion: The Lumia 1020 exists, again, as a vehicle for its PureView camera. Being able to say that your phone packs a 41MP shooter appeals to some folks, and if you’re one of them, then the 1020 is for you. But it’s the ability to back up the boasting with solid results, to walk the walk after talking the talk, that really captures the hearts of the masses. And fortunately, the 1020 delivers.
Pros: World-beating camera performance, Windows Phone 8 as consistent as ever, Solid build quality, Good call performance, Seriously, the camera is amazing
Cons: In the U.S., the Lumia 1020 is , starting today (7/26) at $299.99 on a two-year contract. The device is exclusive to AT&T, and costs $649.99 at full-retail price. It will become available in the UK “this quarter” on several carriers, with some sources citing the existence of a special 64GB flavor as a Telefonica exclusive.
Summary: We've been waiting a long time for the 808 PureView to get a Windows Phone counterpart with the same (if not better) imaging prowess. Finally, it's here. Now that we've had the opportunity to use the device, we can confidently say that the Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone device to date. If you're a WP8 user who enjoys crafting the best possible photographs, you need to make the jump, even if you are paying a premium for the camera.
Pros: Best-in-class imaging experience, Good battery life, Smooth performance, Solid build quality and materials, Beautiful display
Cons: Awkward and slightly uncomfortable to hold, Has a few bugs
Excerpt: he Lumia 1020 is the phone that we had all be waiting for — we had seen Nokia announce a phone with a 41 megapixel camera before, but it was running on the dead Symbian OS. Now however, Nokia has one running on its OS of choice, Windows Phone.
Pros: Fantastic Camera, Performance very smooth, Nokia Music means free music
Cons: Screen res could be higher, A bit bulky, OS needs improvement
Excerpt: Smartphones have not only got smarter in recent years, they’ve also developed so much in the camera department that there’s an argument to ditch the compact camera altogether. That, it seems, is the Lumia 1020’s ultimate goal - to attract photo-savvy customers, some of whom might otherwise not look at the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Pros: Image stabilisation great to assist with shots in low light, bright exposures, manual controls available, touchscreen is responsive, inherent smartphone abilities to share/apps, raw files hold plenty of detail at low ISO settings
Cons: Chunky for a smartphone, image quality can't always rival a dedicated compact camera, some settings may confuse the uninitiated, no microSD/SD storage, tricky to hold without accessory grip
Summary: Without a doubt, the Lumia 1020 is Nokia’s best phone yet, delivering some of that excellent Lumia 925 performance in a body that is even more comfortable, and with a camera that hands down is one of the best in the business.
Pros: Great design and matt finish makes it feel excellent in the hands, Decent battery life, Solid phone and mobile broadband performance, One of the best smartphone cameras ever created, Manual control in a phone camera = awesome
Cons: No expandable storage, Macro support on the camera is practically non-existent
Review: Nokia Lumia 1020 â€” The Best Camera Phone Till Date
15 November 2013
Conclusion: The Lumia 1020 is undoubtedly the best camera phone in the market. Not just the great optics, but Nokia has done an excellent job with the camera software. Apart from that, it flaunts an excellent screen, great sound quality, sturdy construction, and a bunch of productivity apps including Microsoft Office suite.
Pros: Best camera phone in the market; Intiutive camera UI; Refocus app is stunning; Crisp and vibrant display; Fluid WP8 experience; Free voice-guided sat nav; Impressive sound quality; Sturdy build.
Cons: Shot-to-shot time should have been less; Not many games available on WP8 platform; Lacks memory card slot; Camera protrusion on back.
The Lumia 1020 is best camera phone you'll ever use, full stop
Good Gear Guide.au
18 October 2013
Summary: Provided you can live with a thick design and a limited app ecosystem, Nokia's Lumia 1020 will give you a truly superb camera that takes outstanding photos, offering the best imaging experience you'll ever get on a smartphone. This is the only Windows Phone you should consider buying.
Summary: På papiret ser Nokias teknologi lidt vanvittig ud, men den fungerer i praksis. At tage billeder med virkelig høj opløsning og bearbejde dem til et overskueligt format gør, at man nærmest kan trylle.
Pros: En monster sensor, der udretter mirakler med billederne, hvad enten det er i sollys eller mørke. Nemt at få gode billeder i dårligt lys takket være billedstabilisering og Xenon-blitz.
Cons: Tager tid at starte op og lige lovlig lang ventetid mellem billederne.