This little phone is a great, refreshing and smooth alternative to the mainstream Smartphones in battle currently.
I say little, because it seems like Smartphones are now going for the larger is better strategy, with "Phablets" on the rise. I would still like to own a phone that i can use, fully, with just one hand.
The 1020's decent, pocket-able, 4.5 Inch screen size is easy to reach at all corners with a single hand, and its sharp corners makes it seem more firm in your grip. The 1020 also comes with a premium finish as compared to other phones in its category, just coming short of HTC's full metal designs in my opinion. The hard, yet soft to touch Matt finished rear cover and seamless Unibody design makes it stand out from flimsy back covered, open up and split on falls, competitors.
Coming from a Galaxy S4, I decided to quit the Smartphone battle, to quit all the gimmicky addons and oohs and aahs. The Galaxy had a lot of features but now, as a more senior member (20's Ha ha) of the cellphone market, I cant help but change my views on what a Smartphone should do. The Windows 8.1 OS I am now using with the 1020 seems way more smooth and less intrusive than the s4's Android OS and complex launcher, although lacking in apps, its definitely not a big deal as I have no interest in many of the Apps/Games Google has to offer. The Windows Appstore does however have a range of good apps, you will actually use on your phone and not just open once and leave. I Received a lumia, Nokia Store/Microsft Account Gift of $25 with the phone, which i used to purchase some premium apps that i dont have to purchase again with future updates etc... It has the social apps that you need being, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, 6Chat(Snapchat), Instagram (38mp shots man), skype and various others. The Nokia collection Apps are quite good, with up to spec navigation with Here Maps and its suite of apps and picture editing with Creative Studio,
Its ,much more fun to be with a developing Smartphone OS such as Windows now as it was interesting when Android came out, I feel the snowball effect coming on with its new range of devices selling quite well and Growing Appstore, it doesn't have battery draining silly one time use gimmicks like many other phones offer, it offers a solid package with easy to use and update software and a solid premium and accessories department. Nokia is here to Stay, even though Microsoft just Bought it.
Ziad Mohamed, 18 May 2014Carol my dear :D Nice to hear that you got your new 1020 instead of the last one ;) How ... moreAh ja, and i fkrgot something i lovr about it. Internet is working fast. That,s about it, that,s about all i love about wp:). Till now, really not impressed. Hope i won,t be forced to sell it...cause i just love how much personality this device has. It is written Carol everywhere on it:).
Ziad Mohamed, 18 May 2014Carol my dear :D Nice to hear that you got your new 1020 instead of the last one ;) How ... moreHallo my friend, thank,s for the wishes. Yep, i never expected to much from it but i feel the battery is eaten to fast, at a point that is getting on my nerves. I always loght about others smarts that are pretty much useless when comes to chargeless usage. Developers i won,t install. They don,t have it right yet also, i don,t want to void my warranty. Until now all i like about it is the camera and hardware, wich is just gourgeus. Unfortunatelly the system let,s me down with every usage. I feel i,m going backwords not forewords. No multiple file sendig via bt. No multiple contacts sendig per bt, no real backup as a backup should be. Camera ate 20% of battery in just 5 minutes or 10 tops. I bougt this cause i wait for the update whoch sounded promising. And i hope the final release will be, cause if not, even though i like it,s autstanding hardware and design, i will probably sell it on ebay and buy me another.... Maybe going back to symbian. That system is just to mature for what kind of kind are right now on the market....
Carol my dear :D
Nice to hear that you got your new 1020 instead of the last one ;)
How the life is going and how you see WP OS??? after all this days with the mighty Symbian???
About the battery...you need to know that unfortunately the battery consumption is not as what you experienced with Symbian...My Lumia 1020 drains the battery very fast too and it's really sucks specially when using Sim data or using the camera a lot...Try to update your phone to WP 8.1 preview for developers and you will got an update, supposed to fix some of the battery issue, but don't expect too much
hope you will love the Lumia 1020, it's great device and will give you new ways for how you will see the smartphones
Keep active here and on 808 page
Carol, 18 May 2014Hey guys, update about my 1020. At my asking i recived a nee one. Now i jave the black version... morehev u tried updating ur phone? They said the developer update has fixed the battery probs. And there's already a second developer update as of this moment, as far as i know. And if it's brand new, u shud have followed the 'drain the battery' sort of trick on first charge. Then fully charge it.
Hey guys, update about my 1020. At my asking i recived a nee one. Now i jave the black version of it, i like it more then yellow. Now i have a problem. Battery. Anybody expirienced battery drain in strange ways? So to say. Yesterday i charged it. Sorked a bit on it, it draind pretty much fast for what i,ve done. So then i had to work. Five hours was never touched. When i left it was having 92% after 5 hours had 89. Not that big of a deal, but... I got home, entered internst, and after less then 20 minutes on viber (chating) battery droped at 56% and i could see it being eaten like skytles. Anybody here experienced this type of drainage?. Am pretty sure there is a system bug.
Its a just Stupid Phone.
Dont waste your money, failure in music, sd card, volume, applications etc.
Guys there is a updated for developer preview 8.1 that has killed bugs and increased the battery life...loving my lumia more...nokia Aka Microsoft rocks...hoping a succsessor for lumia 1020 soon...
Hi guys. I have some impressions after 4 weeks of using.Very nice phone system wise-smooth and fast, gr8 photos and videos but there is one problem. It is very fragile, it fell from 30 cm and the front glass is in bits. Replacement is quite dear. I used n8 and pureview 808 and never had any problems with it. So be careful and buy thick covers.
I bought this phone 3 days ago.. I am very happy to get a phone like this. I was an android user.. But when 1020 was announced, it was my dream to buy this phone. Great camera, overall performance is mind blowing. Phone doesn't heat too much.. I love Nokia and love my Lumia 1020 so much...
Anonymous, 11 May 2014Does anyone knows how to update wp 8 to wp801 in lumia 1020? please let me know! Thanks :)You have to register as a developer first. Than you should install an app called "Preview for developers". If you install it you will have a notification via software update.
hey i purchased nokia lumia 1020 its relly good mobile....and amazing camara etc.........
Does anyone knows how to update wp 8 to wp801 in lumia 1020? please let me know! Thanks :)
Noyon, 24 Apr 2014Friends, what's about the loudspeaker performance of this mobile???? really good qualilty
Hi Guys I got this phone since last week switched from 808 purview. Just noticed that there is a little problem with live streaming. I mean I even downloaded flash video app but still have a problem watching it live. In addition, PDF files could not be read. Do you have the same problem?I use Pro Tube for video streaming on my 710 and for PDF go to the windows app store to download Adobe reader.
Hi Guys I got gr8 app for live sport stream and it is called flash sport it's 3 euro cost but worth every penny