using this phone for some time now and it's really good. I think about to buy a wireless charging cover. Does that damage the phone when you attach it? i.e. does it scratch on the places where the cover is attachted on the Phone? i am not waiting for a scratched phone once I take the cover off.
Adel J, 28 Nov 2013Pablo there are too many out there who is happy with the WP8 experience and for sure I'm one o... moreI agree with all your points. I am having a nice experience with WP8 but i switched from Android OS, so it's a little bit difficult for me to accept that Windows Phone 8 OS is restricted otherwise no problem with the OS.
I rate Android higher than WP but I rate WP above TouchWiz.
Guys proud owner of lumia 1020...its been a month and I totally love it. I was coming from symbian... was worried how will I adapt. ...but trust me now I dont even miss my 808 pv...but I still have it...I use 1020 as main fone and note 2 as 2nd. But windows with live tiles and simple and colorful interface its amazing. The built quality is awesome. Samsung can never cme close to nokia in tat. Keyboard of windows is way better than tat of android.now iam confused should I replace my note 2 with lumia 1520 or or note 3 or htc one dual sim....will take tat call nxt year...I hope lumia 1520 came with dual sim... guys trust me windows is the future...nxt 5 years windows will be no 2...android is over done...its soo confusing for a person who is new to its worls...and too much malware...and crashes and slow
Adel J, 28 Nov 2013Pablo there are too many out there who is happy with the WP8 experience and for sure I'm one o... moreI don't know why some android fans are taking like this even they never used Nokia product. In my life so far I've changed many phones but I didn't get favourable result except Nokia. Right now I've Sony ZR and Lumia 620.,one can't believe whatever smoothness I feel while using 620 not getting in ZR.
Pablo, 28 Nov 2013It's like a handy DSRL. Very good phone with an impressive camera that beats the competition h... morePablo there are too many out there who is happy with the WP8 experience and for sure I'm one of them for the below reasons:
1- Ultimately smooth and amazing fluidic OS.
2- All critical day-to-day apps are available (Viber, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Offline GPS, Tons of imaging applications and lots and lots more.)
3- WP8 is currently preparing the ignition of the new big thing WP 8.1 which I bet will be totally amazing and different.
4- WP8 is for people looking for a stable smart reliable OS, I'm one of those, Okay it's restricted unlike droids, but be i assure you that millions are no more than normal users.
5- 170K apps are more than enough for most.
Eventually, it's individual choice of each person to chose what fits his/her needs.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2013it Simply means that u dnt know nokia.. U might see many 10 year old nokia phones, and they wo... moreI do agree. I am going to buy 1020 within 2-3 days, will u please make me aware of its camera. I know its awesome but I only wanted to know that how much mb 1 snap takes? And about zoom? Plzz tell me. Thanks.
It's like a handy DSRL. Very good phone with an impressive camera that beats the competition hands down. The only bad thing about this phone is, it's powered by Windows Phone 8 OS.
Create a Symbian-like launcher and place it on top of a newer OS like Windows (or Android)! :) This will keep the phones Nokia-user-friendly and at the same time, take advantage of the Windows or Google ecosystem.
It's the same way Samsung uses Touchwiz UI which they also used on their own Bada and feature phones. It keeps people familiar with the way the brand is used.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2013Sure, android offers great customization and features ... you can't deny it, however all of th... moreYup, agreed. I own a Nokia Lumia 520 currently and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I'm surprised to see my Lumia 520 outperform my Note 2 in terms of smoothness. It's not about beefed-up specs, it's about optimization. My Nokia Lumia 520 has a weaker processor than my Note 2, yet in terms of smoothness, it beats the Note 2 hands down. WP8 I isn't a bad OS, it's very good but at this moment, it lacks a lot of features. Android, on the other hand, has been out for a long time and that's why it's more mature than WP8 but there are some fields where it gets trashed by WP8. Battery life of Android phones are shit, 80 percent of malwares are on Android, Lags and crashes, Google spying on user data, Android OS eats a lot of data, too many crap applications in Google Play and a lot more. Nokia Lumia 520 is my ideal phone for its fluidity and battery life. I'm just waiting for WP8 to reach its maturity. It's just Microsoft is way too slow.
grab Nokia Lumia 1020 here for $579+28USD shipping, comes with camera grip, talk with customer care with online chat to ask questions if anything
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2013I agree with whoever said Windows phone is a bad OS. It's way too restrictive and can't match ... moreSure, android offers great customization and features ... you can't deny it, however all of this comes with a price. Have you ever wondered why all of the Android devices are quad cores. The simple answer is that the operating is very badly optimized. Android is a mess ... you can't say that an android device runs smoothly because it doesn't especially a dual core. If you look at most of the benchmarking software for smartphones you will see that dual cores of phone that have different operating system (other than android) outperform by a significant amount quad cores like the note 3 ... this is not acceptable in any means.
I have tried a low end Lumia and can say that I was impressed with the smoothness of the OS, even though I have an S3 with a custom bloat free android version that is very optimized but the way windows 8 runs on low end hardware is impressive, sure you can't drag a widget onto the screen but in my opinion I would rather have a smooth and reliable OS on any phone than a very customizable mess that the only way it can run smoothly is by increasing the hardware speeds.
People though have different opinions but I believe that a great phone deserves an optimized OS ... I'm glad Nokia never made an Android phone because quite frankly the way android runs I do not think that it deserves a phone like the Lumia 1020, however I'm also disappointed that they have never made another MeGo phone because the N9 is brilliant but what can you do.
use "moliplayer" application to play any type of videos saved either in memory card or in phone memory of wp8 devices. this is the best video player for wp8 devices.
The phone is very classy,elegant.The camera is awesome and the os is very smooth.Filled with useful apps not like the bundal of one thing at once.
I agree with whoever said Windows phone is a bad OS. It's way too restrictive and can't match up to Android in terms of features. I love Nokia hardware but this OS is simply a half baked OS with nothing good. You can't pirate apps, can't browse your files, no native video call support, no forward option in IE, can't save downloaded files, no hacking. I would love to own this phone only if Microsoft cracks WP8 and make it open source like Android.
next year please upgrade the resolution atleast 1080p at 5inch with small body footprint make LG G2 as a good example, who knows probably next year flagship phones of other big oem's might release 4k resolution after such display was introduced here at gsmarena. upgrade to quadcore processors more rams and storage and storage flexibility.and please nokia, remove that 4 edges its not good at the hands. capitalize on the bump at the backcase, make the thickness flat out all the way, by let us say putting larger battery, it would probably make sense. hope Microsoft would ready this.
Aadrian, 23 Nov 2013Not sure what you mean excatly but I haven't seen anything like that in my 1020's screen. Or m... morewhat do you mean the dark spots when you take a picture??oh yes ,i also encuonter that in my 925 specially in lowlights ...but i dont know ,but i think this is an issue to pureview tech...but pure is really awesome..