Used 1020 for two weeks, then changed to 925 and satisfied now. Befor that used iPhone5 for 9 months and 808 before that. For calling and picture taking 808 was the best phone i have had but all another was very slow. I felt 1020 nothing special compare to 808 regading camera, so why have anothet hump phone...
Lumia 925 is very good compare to iP5, does all the same and call quality is much better. I thought will keep 1020 as last independent Nokia pone like souvenir but for me it was not worth that, so I will keep 808 forever.
Typo error in my review post: 1050 is mistype for 1520 Lumia the upcoming 30mpx phablet by Nokia.
Stop wondering and get back to senses. This review was after extensive testing, had a Lumia 920 before it and I believe most buyers of 1020 are 920 upgrades. This review was intended for them, not frolicking brand aficionados. Not a worthy upgrade, though 1520 holds promise.
Sold recently my Lumia 1020 for following reasons, after 1 month of extensive usage:
1- NOISE: It is obvious in every pic day/night, the algo exaggerates the sharpening thus creates excessive colored noise!
2-Light spots are reflected in lens, though 5 lens system was to alleviate this but its ineffective, try capturing a bright light source, inverted reflection is visible in rendered photo.
3- NOISE again for emphasis
4- Macro is hit and miss as minimum distance from source is 15+cm quite cumbersome!
5- Inter-shot latency is very high, taking pics as bursts is very slow, tried experimenting with thunderstorm, lumia 920 capturing is faster and better!
6- Two consecutive photos saved in 38mPx and 5mpx is illogical when the photos can be reframed later, takes memory, memory is fixed, unlike Lumia 1050!
7- Focusing distant objects in dark is failure, but manual focus is for assistance
8- Glance screen wallpaper beta images are pixelated and very poorly displayed compared to lumia 920.
9- Dark photography is no match to Triumph LUMIA 920, a classic. Pictures appear darker and dull.
Overall, it seems Nokia's haste in releasing it timely created a waste. Since beyond the 4x Zoom its a let down in all aspects. This kind of processing required a areno 800 cpu, 2gb ram and 330 gpu for smooth performance. The Camera Pro UI, photo capture, Saving all is SLOW, adding RAW image capture will exaggerate it further! Nokia hasn't learnt from 808 Pureview's sluggishness! This camera was bound for 1050!
1020 is buying time, marketing stunt! Switched to Lumia 625 Red for all other Nokia exclusives and WP OS!
AnonD-207148, 17 Nov 2013Hi,can one play facebook games on the LUMIA 1020 LIKE CANDY CRUSH SAGA and how long does the b... more There is candy crush in windows store...Guys loving my lumia 1020... Any questions ask me...
Hi,can one play facebook games on the LUMIA 1020 LIKE CANDY CRUSH SAGA and how long does the battery last then? Can any one tell me please?
AnonD-139514, 16 Nov 2013Bro u r wrong u can send video and music via bluetooth...just switch yr bluetooth on and share... moreThanks bro,with bluetooth now working and for sending that first we have to transfer it to camera roll,then we can send it
so the problem is whatsup now
videos or music cant send
i hope they fix this problem
and soon im going to buy this phone
Sana Khan, 12 Nov 2013OMG..... 80000Rs phone too much costly :(It's 50,000 INR approx., Sana Ji.. Just wait some months if you want it cheaper than what it's priced now. =)
ebi, 15 Nov 2013Hi dear actually same as what you said,its great phone but the problem is,you cant sent any ... moreBro u r wrong u can send video and music via bluetooth...just switch yr bluetooth on and share video or music
ebi, 15 Nov 2013Hi dear actually same as what you said,its great phone but the problem is,you cant sent any ... moreTo send songs through Bluetooth, u need to switch on ur Bluetooth first, then u wld see it in d share options. But i don't think it can be sent tru whatsapp
Aadrian, 13 Nov 2013I recommend you to buy the phone, I am using this phone since the last day of August, and it's... moreHi dear
actually same as what you said,its great phone
but the problem is,you cant sent any video or music through whatsup or by bluetooth
im waiting about 6 mounth for this phone and still no body answered how to solve this problem
and nobody noticed that!!!?
Sana Khan, 12 Nov 2013OMG..... 80000Rs phone too much costly :(for whuch phn?? 1020 costs 47k INR