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At $299 and exclusive to AT&T, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is too expensive

0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2013, 01:38 posted on

During Nokia’s introduction of the super-cool, mega-camera, Lumia 1020 in New York today...

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 01:49 23

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Utterly delusional, Wait for a month or so then they'll give it for free on -contract

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:34 6

24. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Not sure about the correct pricing of the device but yes the technology Nokia has developed no other OEM has even dared to think in that segment. A masterpiece of all time. Nokia 1020 has left me absolutely impressed.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:17 1

42. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


The Lumia 1020 is extremely impressive. I normally don't care about the camera in a phone (mainly because I never use them), but this one is just amazing.

Though, The exclusivity hurts there potential market in the US. At most, there audience is AT&T customers. Now narrow that down to those who are up for upgrades. And then narrow it even more with those willing to shell out $300 for a new Lumia 1020 (that's the price of the Note 2, and $50 - $100 more than the 32GB HTC One and 32GB S4). This device has a small audience, unfortunately.

If they could get this everywhere (like HTC with the One) and got the price at $200 - $250 Max, it would sell very well.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:19

51. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


and those upgrade ready at&t customers who will pay 300 bucks and that too for a windows phone. I dont think its gonna work well for this phone

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 01:58

2. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


That will be good.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:55 1

57. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


now a days good camera is expensive so i don't mind to pay $300 for this phone, because this phone have "41MP camera r u listening 41MP camera" and some innovating features packed in it and it's a really huge thing. and r we using android in dslr? 2GB RAM and 32GB memory (+7GB skydrive storage)
oh com'on. i don't understand about this article.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:01 8

3. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


i Knew it, who will buy bulgy low spec for that price, JOKERS!!!, Phones are not specialised for excellent images, that's why we have dedicated cameras, get that into you grizzy head nokia, all the other Nokia phones are lingering in store gathering dust even at give away prices. Someone should just buy nokia and put them out of their misery.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:07 7

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)


It will take good captures on certain lighting situations no doubt, but what I don't understand is that, these Noki-knobs are so passionate about this phone they think it can replace a dedicated system.

Those night samples were absolute rubbish I don't think it can even do a clean 1600 ISO

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:22 3

7. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


where did u get that info?
as far as i know,they have a bit supply issues to cope with demand

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:53 2

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I prefer to see how the new Nokia toy does in objective comparison tests. There shouldn't be too long to wait.

In the interim, carrier exclusives are the definition of stoopid. There are probably enough people on all 4 major carriers who would be willing to drop the coin Nokia is wanting for the L1020. However, there is probably only 1/3 of the total population of that universe who are AT&T customers. The missing 2/3s could be the difference between success and failure.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:13 2

20. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


no need to think then buds! go with ur dark shots n go with ur custom samsung..

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:15 1

21. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


There is no denying the Lumia 1020 has the best camera in a mobile device, or thats what i believe, since it is an upgrade to the 808 Pureview, which held/holds the crown for mobile photography.

If you have any doubts regarding the photographic capabilities of the Pureview sensor in the 808, maybe this will clear it:
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/palmsolo/sets/72157630643757750/with/7605481952/
These shots were taken with the 808 Pureview.

Obviously, dedicated cameras, something like the dedidcated Nikon D600 will be better, but compare the size with the Nokia 1020 and the 808 Pureview. Lumia 1020 is just a fraction of the size of the the Nikon, yet produces such stunning images. What Nokia has achieved is nothing short of breathtaking. Leave the fanboism aside for a moment and appreciate whats been done.

Just imagine being able to capture such fine once in a life moments in such detail with a mobile device. Thats what the Nokia 808 Pureview and Lumia 1020 are for.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 06:05 3

35. FlushGordon (unregistered)


I have a full frame Nikon D7100...I don't take pictures with my phone
Phone photography is a waste of time

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:40

55. darktiger (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Nikon D7100 is an APS-C sensor and not a full frame.... guess you do not take that many pictures with your D7100 if you cannot tell the difference a APS-C or FF (D800/D600/etc)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 10:20

65. jabberwolf (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Sorry but that's an idiotic statement.
We don't carry digital cameras along with us at all times and our Cameras take mediocre pictures at best. This changes that !!!
As for low specs? What are specs if the phone performs better than others at 4 cores? That's like saying a car with 600 horsepower that goes from 0-60 or 0-100 at the same speed as another car at 400 horsepower. If they perform the same, the car with lesser specs is actually BETTER!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:02 10

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1489; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I was reading an article in which an analyst suggested that Nokia and Microsoft lower the price of the 1020 to $200 on contract and offer a $50 gift card to the Windows app store. He suggested that users would use that $50 over time once more and more apps became available and would help keep customers happy. Not to mention that Microsoft has tons of cash on hand that they could stand to lose some in order to offer such a deal.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:40

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Perhaps MS could use some of the royalty $ they have been extorting from Android OEMs to cover the cost of the $50 gift cards?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:58

19. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


hi there.
i like the way you come up with detailed explanation
(especially the guy who claimed to be nokia employee)
kudos mate

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:17 14

6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


this one is for trolls who say "WP SUCKS"
shut up.you havnt tried it even once.
go to verixzon page and check USER REVIEWS.its far better than s4 and iphone5.
seriously.im fed up of shutting the mouths of these paid shills.
PA pls ban them

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:38 7

9. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


WP sucks monkey balls, those tiles look stupid, they flip like some uncontrolled teenager, they can easily give epilepsy or vertigo, no notification, no quick toggles, everything seems just archaic, old and weird to operate, no sense of organisation at all, no wonder its not selling, and don't even get me started with the bugs lol

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:49 6

14. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


did you even read my comment?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:51 9

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Bootutu is a paid shill that sucks monkey balls, working for the competition, and his/her sole purpose is to write fundamentally negative and dishonest comments about Nokia and/or Microsoft products and services.

PhoneArena, please stop letting paid employees working for other companies interfere with the user feedback process!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:55 4

18. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


yeah.well said xperiadroid.cheers :)

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 05:47 6

33. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Just because wp is rubbish, not every negative comment on it is by someone who is paid...

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:32 3

45. HouTexan (Posts: 443; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


So, I guess ask the Nokia idiots bashing on android articles are paid shills, right? Terrible logic.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:35 1

53. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


wp is rubbish huh ? lets see its the only os that dosent resemble ios and android, its dosent need exnos octa core to run smoothly, less a chance of messing with a setting to the complicity of android and your not f****** yourself to the boringness of ios and its devices oh ya and no carrier branding whatsoever. still rubbish ?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:50 2

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


dude i tell u what, when lumia 1020 launch, i'm seeing everywhere trolling people and haters keep saying vs to lumia 1020 but u know what they jealous of lumia 1020, because their phone can't complete with it in features and some innovation.

we know that nokia lumia 1020 is a tremendous, unique, and masterpiece phone.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:32 2

8. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Lets be honest... its all about price these days... I think nokia will figure out quite quickly that the price of device is far too big and they will cut it or make something like gift cards mentioned before.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:38 8

10. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well if you compared it to SG4, it does look expensive

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:46 12

12. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Considering the camera technology and that it will probably put even some advanced compact cameras ( those cost up to 2000$), the price is a bargain.

BUT.. this means something only to the people who are serious or enthusiastic about photography, or in a need for a great camera..for them, this phone can actually save money.

For average people who need a smartphone first, and are happy with their simple cameras, there are better choices.

Any of the current crop of high end android is a better smartphone than this.
Take the S4:
-better, sharper, bigger screen
- more battery life, with ability to remove the battery
- slimmer, lighter body
- far more powerful processor, especially GPU(the adreno 225 in Lumia 1020 will barely be any gaming worth even in a year from now, given how fast 3D mobile games are advancing)
- expandable and removable storage
- far more flexible, customizable and capable OS

For anyone in the need for a smartphone first and camera second, Nokia is not the way to go.
For anyone in the need for a camera first, it is by far the best choice

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