Nokia Lumia 1020 is the culmination of everything Nokia has been working towards for the past several years. It’s a Windows phone But it’s no normal Lumia device.
this Lumia handset has a 41-megapixel PureView camera strapped to the back of it.
The Lumia 1020 offers best in class photography, with lossless zoom, tons of editing features, 1080p video and impressive low-light performance. While out at Sea World we decided to test this camera to its maximum potential, it’s a lovely sunny day in May the park isn’t that busy and were walking round with a chunky yellow Lumia 1020, we open one of 2 camera apps and get to work.
The 1020 performs very well with only the slightest bit of on screen adjustment to get the perfect shot, it feels really good to hold as a camera and has a really good stability shot mode.
It does feel chunky in the hand and it won’t sit flush to a surface on account of the 3mm bulge on the back panel where the PureView lens resides.
While texting or calling it’s doesn’t really feel any different to a normal flat backed phone but it depends how you hold it.
Running windows 7.6 is a hard transition if your coming from an android or iOS device. However Microsofts tiles make it a joy to use, the App Store still doesn’t have an awful lot of apps on its store but I’m sure Microsoft will soon rectify that situation.
The Lumia 1020 uses a 1020×768 AMOLED setup that comes fully loaded with bespoke display technologies like PureMotion HD+, Brightness control, High brightness mode and a 60Hz refresh rate that elevates the handset well beyond what its pixel count would have you believe.
Display quality is impressive with vivid colours, wide viewing angles, and zero pixilation – webpages, video, images and text all look great. But perhaps the Lumia 1020’s best trick is how well its AMOLED display performs in direct sunlight – nothing else comes close to it in this regard.
Blacks are in their depth and Microsoft’s colourful Tiles pop off the display thanks to robust contrast. With its ample display and chassis, the Lumia 1020 is a great media device but it also doubles as an effective work tool thanks to the inclusion of apps like Office, which allows you to work and edit documents on the move. It’s even better with Windows Phone’s very useable touchscreen keyboard.
Even in strong sunlight the screen is still very visible and easy to use.
Using the phone for a full day, it’s great for on the go live tweeting and taking photos. For blogging its a very grey area for us being used to IOS it felt very laggy.
We still recommend this phone if your traveling to Florida or anywhere that your going to be taking a lot of photos.