Very good article on DPReview including the 1020, iPhone, a film camera and a bunch of DSLRs.
"When I first saw the images from the Nokia Lumia 1020, I did a double take. Clear and crisp, lots of detail and super strong colors that you’ll either love or wince at. I loved them. And did I mention the detail? After years of seeing bigger cameras perform better, I couldn’t believe that a tiny plastic and glass Zeiss lens could resolve so much from the center to the edge of the image. It was close to the Nikon D800. I was stunned. I’ll list the shortcomings of the Nokia below, but first, some more stand-out results."
"Gun to head … time to come up with a number. How many years are smartphones behind the best $2,000 DSLRs? Comparing detail resolved, I'll say the iPhone 5S currently sits 8-9 years behind the DLSRs in bright light, while the Nokia trails by less than 6 years — probably nearer to 3. This is even when you allow the DSLRs the luxury of a $1,700 lens, and shooting in raw. In bright light, the Nokia came close to competing with the detail from the best DLSR yet made.
Step into candlelight, and the gap between phones and DSLRs widens and becomes more a matter of taste, pivoting around your preferred tradeoff between speckly noise and smeary noise reduction. From our ad-hoc panel of 15 non-photographers, the iPhone trails the DSLRs by about 10 years, and the Nokia about 8.
Splitting the difference between candlelight and daylight, around 6 years of technology has made up for the massive difference in the size of the lenses and sensors between the best phone and the $2,000 DSLRs."
The phone battery suck, fully charge can only use for half a day, anybody facing this problem?
prithvi, 03 Jan 2014does this phn support the andriod apps n games?????no, B-cose its Win8 phone.. N win8 a Gred OS.
prithvi, 03 Jan 2014does this phn support the andriod apps n games?????No, it's a WP device
I hope the Black update will follow globally as early as this month.
Guys nokia black rolling out in china next week. Hopefully we should get in india soon. My guess next week as well :)....
This is a super awesome smarthphone and I still prefer it over everything, even the Lumia 1520 because I think it will be too big. But, I have a problem with an app. I updated Weather View app, and now it doesn't work no more and only showing ads.
I hav a developer device 1020... On camera it has XX megapixel.. Thtswhy i was able to dwnload black update it.. Phn is awesome btw...
I thought the Black update would come early 2014 globally. Anyway, if it's true, it's good news for you. Hopefully the global outroll of the update will start soon after.
Anish_L1020, 28 Dec 2013Black update out in India!! Fantastic job nokia!! Best phone ever!!who told u..did u update your fone..let us know..
Anish_L1020, 28 Dec 2013Black update out in India!! Fantastic job nokia!! Best phone ever!!Are you sure the Black update is out in India? Which carrier are you on, btw?
suraj, 28 Dec 2013It is very costlyyah it is,but a very good phone though
Black update out in India!! Fantastic job nokia!! Best phone ever!!
Daniel, 27 Dec 2013What is your local authorized supplier? And what is the free phone? I am thinking about buying... moreHi Daniel, I bought it here at Nokia Outlet- SM Dasma Cavite Phils. They had a 4 days promo last week for Lumia 1020 (Php 32,999.00) comes with camera grip and a free Lumia 520... As of today, only JBL monster speaker is the free items when you buy Lumia 1020...