I have always been a nokia fan, Symbian sort of ruined their reputation a bit but, I was still faithful to the old tried and trusted nokia. I have owned many a phone including and not limited to samsung, sony, and htc, with android and have plenty of experience with iOS, but I have never come across an OS that handles so smoothly and does everything with such style and flair. Another bonus is that nokia combined with the Windows phone 8 is Virus free as with my Lumia 920 owned for more that a year now, and to add to this, my phone has fallen in the pool has been dropped from a 2 story building and still works as the day I bought it, might be scratched a bit but nothing has been replaced. Also the phone has only once restarted itself ever and never gets stuck... it never lags and never disappoints... Nokia... Like a BOSS
mu96XT, 20 Nov 2013Enough from me. All Lumia 920 owners, donot make haste in upgrading to 1020, it isn't the upgr... morei have used a 920 as well. Then i purchased the 1020, and it is different in one thing, the thing that does matter for the most people who upgrade or buy this phone: the camera. My reason for upgrading to a 1020 was simple, the camera. And that is a huge upgrade, if you fully use the camera capabilities. So it certainly is an upgrade, and if you're not looking for a 41mp camera, then go for the 920 or 925, both are fantastic. But the camera is the main update over the other lumia's and the main reason for people who want this phone after used a 920. The 1020 is not meant for a complete new follower of the 920 or 808. The 1520 is, with different hardware specs and a more up to date wp8 os.
I think Nokia is trying come back to the market but I doupt it.... Android and IOS over took them with everything. I used to be a Nokia fan, but just for a small reason I left them and I don't like Nokia phones anymore. The reason I left is simple, because if you purchase a phone in EU or USA, those phones doesn't support certain languages, and this is really annoying, where as on Android or IOS, you don't want to worry......
Enough from me. All Lumia 920 owners, donot make haste in upgrading to 1020, it isn't the upgrade you expected. 920 is an ultimate camera phone in all regards. Nokia 808 owners try cheaper alternates as 2nd phones,stick with your 808. All other OS users try 1020 as a change, if affording.
playboy79, 20 Nov 2013Bro i don't agree. With u..i,have both.. I,love 808 also...but now. Using Lumia 1020 i,know ho... moreDon't follow book specs. Read gsmarena review for slow rendering and saving am not concerned with WP8 OS it indeed is great hence am using 625, haven't abandoned it. My review was specifically for Lumia 1020 camera against Lumia 920. The OIS 2nd Gen in 1020is low rated compared to Lumia 920. And so are other CAMERA interface related issues.
As said before, my review was for Lumia 920 updaters not 808. 808was referred as its what Nokia is opting for in new updated algorithms. 808 had a dedicated hardware RAW rendering of pictures, not digital rendering as in 1020. Read the review again and also link provided. Donor haste in nullifying facts accepted widely.
The review is also directed to NOKIA on giving us a over stated slow CAMERA PHONE, with poor color rendering, poor OIS. PLEASE put emphasis on improving speed and lowering intershot latency, RAW imaging is impractical and further exacerbate the sluggish interface.
mu96XT, 19 Nov 2013Noise gone...vanished! Lol, Atleast someone accepted that 1020 pics were noisy. According to N... moreBro i don't agree. With u..i,have both.. I,love 808 also...but now. Using Lumia 1020 i,know how slow,808 is. Lumia 1020 is very smooth and fluid.iam using my custom wallpaper with glance screen it was there in Symbian also
should learn how to use it. Don't forget 1020 camera is superior than 808 coz of various features..ois...better for macro shots...good camera effects like action ,best and etc i would def use Lumia 1020 over 808 and windows is more a modern. OS. Even apps wise windows has quality apps than Symbian. Symbian is dead...amd will not have new or good apps 808 is very good just as camera then. Thou i will always keep my 808. These words r coming from a Symbian lover. Symbain is and will be best os ever..coz of no app support its dead today .
Good honest comparison between 808 and 1020!
Noise gone...vanished! Lol, Atleast someone accepted that 1020 pics were noisy. According to Nokia, the noise is due to new algorithms for sharpening and oversaturation which is expected to be reduced by reverting to Nokia 808 algorithms. The camera update may affect User interface but NOT CAMERA ALGORITHMS which are specific for 1020 and will be applied with BLACK update in January 2014.
If its 808 algorithms they are reconsidering than why invest on 2600AED phone when 808 is available for 900aed, and is faster in comparison.
Glance screen is good with default images, try a custom image to see it badly pixelated. Compare glance screen on 920 and 1020!
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2013can this phone up grade TO GDR3??? OR windows phone 8 black like a lumia 1520???Yes it can upgrade to gdr 3 and windows 8.1 blue
Musclex, 18 Nov 2013thanks playboy and how is the battery?Bro battery life is awesome...heavy use 1 day...medium use 2 days...cheers :)
mu96XT, 18 Nov 2013Sold recently my Lumia 1020 for following reasons, after 1 month of extensive usage:
1- NOI... moreBro,been using my,Lumia 1020 for a month now...its an awesome device
glance screen is very good..but u should know how to use it...go to wpcentral and check. I got nokia camera upgrade and noise has gone...i have 808 also.
I buy it 2day n there is no file manager, no forward option in IE, no way to install app from other sources, no native video call support, can't save video files after downloading, no way to lock accelerometer. What is this? A beta OS? I'm so disappointed with this phone OS. Going to return it back soon in the shop. Such a dumb OS this is. Even my Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 can do much more than this OS.
can this phone up grade TO GDR3???
OR windows phone 8 black like a lumia 1520???
nokia has and always will make the best hand sets in the world as they are now backed by microsoft who in the cellphone industry can beat them.proud supporter of the brand.....41 mp and 20mp who has made it only nokia
Adel J, 19 Nov 2013As a 1020 owner,
your review was missing one more thing HONESTY. Dude thank your god it's ... more"Honesty",
"seriously bashing your credibility with such lies"
Why are you being so judgemental, after all is a damn device. Yes this is a FORUM, where we can freely share reviews and you with your imprudent bashings. Those were my honest opinions, am tired of changing phone and intended to keep 1020 for a long time, apparently seemed as a perfect phone, but no more.
Please limit your views about the device and dont get personal. Support it by posting what you like and dislike and not attacking poster's credibility! Grow up.
If you consider it insincere, mark it out. Noise indeed is a issue and Nokia has accepted it widely. Sluggishness is there too, try holding shutter button and see the latency between consecutive shots. Compare dark photos with lumia 920, use the phone don't worship it!
Been using the Lumia 1020 for about 2 weeks now. I had used the 808 in the past but switch to an android device because i needed the smartphone part. Lumia 1020 is everything i wanted in a phone, signal strength is very good, audio quality is amazing the OS has a very well though interface. The camera is an absolute jewl - not much more i can say about it. Buy it!!!