willboyce, 02 Oct 2013Hi Aadrrian. im still waiting on my camera grip , stand. charging cover and plate. comes free ... moreNice, I don't have neither of those two, but I'm curious if people who have used it will recommend it. I do miss wireless charging very much on this phone to be honest. So for me the wireless charging cover will be a nice addition to my phone. The cameragrip for me personally is something I would only use during a holiday or a a day out or something like that. It looks bulky. Hope you can share your thoughts when you have used them!
your storage is full, 29 Sep 2013With 41mpix photos (about 12mb a shot) and with only 32gb and no way to expand, you will run ... moreHaha, have you done any math? Even if you choose to save all 12mb files you still have 32gb internal memory! That is enough for more than 2600 photos of that size! jesus christ, who takes that mmany photos without transferring and deleting as they g along?? And yes, I know that you don't have 32gb available, but maybe 29, but that still menas space enough for A LOT of photos of huge size!!
Aadrian, 02 Oct 2013Got my 1020 for about a month and totally love it. Anyone using a cameragrip cover or a wire... moreHi Aadrrian. im still waiting on my camera grip , stand. charging cover and plate. comes free with the phone in uk. should be here start of next week. cant wait for the camera grip. but I did take the phone to the dog racing. battery power was no issue for either. love it its fantastic phone
Got my 1020 for about a month and totally love it.
Anyone using a cameragrip cover or a wireless charging cover?
your storage is full, 29 Sep 2013With 41mpix photos (about 12mb a shot) and with only 32gb and no way to expand, you will run ... morelol 12Mb?? hahah... do u even know about JPEGs and the way the Lumia converts the RAW image into JPEG?
Could, please, GSM Arena post comparegrid photos, shot with lowered saturation?
Compare the green gamma on Lumia 1020, N8 and 808: the oldest camera: N8 has the most natural colours. Hopefully if you shoot in reduced color, you'll be getting some green... (completely lacking here)
With 41mpix photos (about 12mb a shot) and with only 32gb and no way to expand, you will run out of space very shortly. I have 16gb in my phone and a 64gb card in it and have about 5gb left, so this phone would be a no go simply for that reason alone (that it runs WP would be another good reason) ;-)
X, 27 Sep 2013I did. There are only full size photos, and the scaling is done by GSMArena, not the same as t... moreYes and your preference for the Z1 is making your arguments somewhat biased. There is a comparison tool between the 8mp Z1 and 5mp 1020 images too. Slightly more detail but way less noise.
38mp images are not useless by any means. You can go back and reframe it. That is simply not possible with any other phone. Or you can tweak it in Photoshop as you like, as you have so much raw detail to work with.
The images are superior on the 1020 in every way. Colors is a matter of preference . Some like natural, some punchier.
no name 100, 27 Sep 2013You have no clue about what you are saying. Look at GSMArena's comparison tool. The 5mp images... moreI did. There are only full size photos, and the scaling is done by GSMArena, not the same as the scaling done by the phones. I'm not saying the 5MPix 1020 photos are not good, I'm saying they would have better be 8 MPix, and the 38 MPix is really useless. Also I noted in the Z1 review that GSMA had a pre-production phone with some problems with the lens. Even so, the images are comparable(more natural colours for Z1, more details and better focus for 1020, although the focus problem can be because of the faulty lens, and btw, the 1020 images are a bit overexposed). On the colour poster, the Z1 shows more details for the blue cheese than the 1020. All in all, the photo quality is comparable for both phones, but as a package I prefer the Z1.
Hi all. . I got my Lumia 1020. Yesterday. And all i can say is . Its a dream. I love it. Its so smooth. Its a joy and pleasure to use. If you are thinking about it, just do it. The camera is beautiful. The photos are way better than Samsung and apple products. The detail is truly amazing. Im going to the dog racing tonight. Im going to be way ahead of everyone else. I hope no one else has it.lol.
the extra ram reply makes a difference in speed and and smoothness and running the phone. . The battery is what you really expect. But the camera hump is no where near as big as i thought it would be. Its beautiful.
X, 26 Sep 2013The 5 and 38 MPix size pictures are bad choices. 5 MPix is worse than 8 MPix, pretty decent fo... moreYou have no clue about what you are saying. Look at GSMArena's comparison tool. The 5mp images have way more detail that the Z1's 8mp. So even that argument of yours' is absolutely false. Not to mention lower noise etc etc.
5+38 is the best compromise. 5mp images from the 1020 are the best ever from a mobile. And the full 38mp's are for those who like to play around with their images in Photoshop etc.
X, 26 Sep 2013The 5 and 38 MPix size pictures are bad choices. 5 MPix is worse than 8 MPix, pretty decent fo... moreDon't be ignorant. 5mpx images look great on any Full HD Screen. Full HD TV is around 2mpx. No matter if the 8mp images from Z1 are 4times the resolution of the TV itself the 5mp images from L1020 will fit the screen the same, there will be no stretching on any of both images because they overfit the display anyway, so please don't write non sense. Anyway why would you need more pixels if the pictures on the Z1 look worse than L1020?? I would rather have the quality and detail than the slightly bigger size. Both are perfectly printable in A4 size paper which is enough for most normal people. If you are going to print big sketches you always have 38mpx at your disposal
As a Galaxy user for 2 years, I can easily say that Lumia's cameras are the best. There's nothing wrong to say that certain phones do better at certain things than others. iPhone cams are usually top notch as well when compared to its competitors. People need to stop being fanboys. I love my S2/3/4, Note1/2, but it doesn't mean I can't express a liking for other deserved phones.
The 5 and 38 MPix size pictures are bad choices. 5 MPix is worse than 8 MPix, pretty decent for Facebook, for example, and the 34-38 MPix photos are unnecessary big to upload on the cloud and download them from there.
The best compromise is for the Sony Xperia Z1, 20 MPix and 8 MPix respectively.
BTW, 8 MPix corresponds approximately to a 4K resolution. Great to view on 1080p screens(4 photo pixels correspond to 1 screen pixel, scaling 4/1).
For 5 MPix, the scaling is at around 2,4, for full HD screen, not so good.
mazor, 25 Sep 2013The proof is in the test chart comparisons done on this site.
Ideally the 1020 should be sh... moreThere have been other tests too. And on many occasions the 1020 seems to be sharper at the center. Yes, in this test, it seems to be reversed. But in either case, the difference is marginal.
Yes, there seems to be some units (like this one) with very good corner sharpness, while in some, there seems to be an issue.
The other important aspect to consider is that this is the release firmware for the 1020. I'm sure it will improve with the subsequent updates.