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0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2013, 18:59 posted on

Here, we, go! Nokia finally unveiled what we were all waiting for at its high throttle event in New York City, with a lot of pizzazz, style, and special effects of course – something that’s befitting of a smartphone that’s meant to be the company’s flagship for this year. Diving right into it, the Nokia Lumia 1020...

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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:07

80. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

Quit being an idiot. The reason people "even bother with checking out this phone..." is cuz this is a freakin tech site. OBVIOUSLY people will check out what's available in the market.

And please.. enough with the corny "Android lag" insults. Time to grow up, sonny boy.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:09

17. rsiders (Posts: 942; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Obviously no matter how good the camera is it depends on what you're focusing on that will determine what is visually clear(in the case of the badge the old guy was wearing). This guy is a trip. But I'm almost certain if you focused on him or even used the manual focus you could get a much more detailed shot. Happy for all the lucky AT&T customers while T-Mobile gets a half the storage albeit sexy Lumia 925.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:15 2

18. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)

lol 100$ nice point and shoot? what are you talking about? this phone have 41MP!!!!!, 1/1.2" SENSOR!!!! (almost the size of the Nikon cx sensor that they use for theirs mirrorless) Vibration Reduction lens, 32gig of inside storage, 4.5" hires screen, tell me where I can find a camera with this specs for 100$ and ill going to buy it right now!!!! and believe me when you take a picture of 41mp you are going to use all that!

sometimes phone arena fall to low in theirs reviews be serious man, this is a camera phone!...
this specs just piss on the galaxy zoom.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:07

81. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

Not for $300 on contract they don't.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 14:27

87. GamePlayer (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

Actually, it is a 1/1.5" sensor.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:17

19. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

I wouldn't mind buying this phone just to test out the camera, but Nokia should improve the whole phone not just the camera if they wanna sell millions. Carrier exclusive won't help them either.

Right now I just see a lumia 920 with a big camera. I personally don't see many females buying this phone, they seem to care more about thinnest and portability.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:18 1

20. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)

if you know something about photography you would know that NICE point and shoot cameras who has smaller sensor than this phone cost 400$, if you want a point and shoot camera with a bigger sensor than this phone you have to pay 600$ or more, MUCH more.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 23:05

25. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Yes but your not locked in a contract that will cost you over $2000 after 2 years.


That $600 dollar camera does not sound bad if all you care about is the camera. Pretty silly to pay this for a camerphone if all you care about are pictures.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 04:31 1

38. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

That contract is for the phone, not the camera. So you cannot use that argument to counter his point and shoot statement.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 05:36

44. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

What ?

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:36 3

24. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Phone Arena, you do realize that the stock WP gallery doesn't give you clear photos, right? This is a known issue, much like how Android did the same thing when it was at 2.2. You need to download HD photo viewer if you want to see all the details on the phone. Otherwise don't make ridiculous statements about photo quality without seeing full res shots where the details can be clearly seen.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 23:39 1

27. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Lol! That looks terrible. The hump is big enough to look terrible and small enough to look terrible. Either make no hump at all or flaunt it like a real camera. This bipolar looking hump looks really bad. LOL

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:24 2

49. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

You always have to find something negative to say of everything that isn't Samsung don't you? This is a good phone with an excellent camera, Nokia did a great job with this.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 23:39

57. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Taters, get a life and stop pretending you have something worth writing on here...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 23:56

28. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Phone arena make some corrections please
The Lumia 1020's sensor is 1/1.5-inch type and, according to PureViewClub.com and confirmed by Nokia's white paper, the pixel size is 1.1 µm (micrometer). By comparison, the 808 had 1.4 µm pixels for its 1/1.2-inch type sensor

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 22:33

89. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

True, but the 1020 has 1) a BSI sensor, 2) a second gen 3 axis OIS, 3) a latest gen 6 element Zeiss lens, and 4) improved algorithms. The comparison is not as straightforward as sensor size, though I would agree that in certain scenarios the 808 will out perform the 1020...just as in certain scenarios the 1020 will outperform the 808.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 00:49

34. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Lol'd at john v's reaction about the haziness of the details after maxing out the zoom. Of course, it would be hazy. Try that with your s4 or ip5 or even a p&s camera.. pft.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 04:42

39. sabretigger (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

The best images are captured with your eyes, mind and imagination.. Save yourself $300 and get a pigeon instead.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 05:57

45. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

anandtech explained it quite good. 2 gig were put into in order to omit cpu limitations in camera´s resolution. Nokia couldn´t use broadcomm chip as they did in 808 so they had to change the architecture of krait. That´s a great achievement anyway.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 06:17

46. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Now this is innovation... with such a small sensor.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:43

47. FanOfNone (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

it's lens size is 1/1.5" and not 1/1.2'' ! careless phonearena !

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 14:29 1

48. rromerof (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

I don't know what is the problem with you guys of PA. Sincerely you suck as reviewers. FANBOYS!!! You write biased notes. Who cares about the resolution of the screen, I really doubt that your cross-eyed sight can even distinguish every single pixel, unless you has microscopes in your eyes with cataracts.

If you don't like this phone, then is not for you. Shame on you.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 16:45

51. Dastrix (unregistered)

+1 Exactly. I don't see what's the fuss about subpar ppi and the resolution. The majority of people couldn't care less about these. All they care about are screen size and design. Who cares if the resolution is less than some other phone? Heck, try to ask someone at the mall what are the ppi/resolution/specs on his/her phone, and chances are, he/she will just be like 'I don't know. I just like it cuz it's cool.' I think that it's the reviewer's job to compare, however. As long as the reviews are objective, it's fine.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:09

82. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

It's competing with the likes of the S4/HTC One etc. They all have Full HD screens. If you can't figure out why that matters, and still keep defending Nokia's poor attempt of lack there of to opt for a better screen, then I guess that there's no point in talking :)

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 01:29

58. jking92 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)

Please phone arena correct this post,lumia 1020 is not nokia flasgship model for 2013,rather its there cameracentric flagship model for 2013. An upgrade to the lumia 920 should be coming around the same release period of the original 920,and that should be by the ending of 2013 jst b4 the holidays

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 02:33

59. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

big lol...if PA judges pictures quality looking at the phone´s screen.....:D
I thought you should be a bit more pro. and use a tv or a computer. Guess I was wrong.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 04:34

61. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

one thing I´m afraid of is that after Damian D. left Nokia they are not so keen on making photos as neutral as possible. ND filters and alg implemented in N8 and 808 were because of Mr Dinning wanted them to look the closest to reality. I hooe Nokia won´t screw his idea and won´t go toward oversaturation or bumbing up colours like for example iphone

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 05:00

62. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

modexposure and manual focuc...holy crap...I´ve been waiting for it since N8

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 09:46

64. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

$300 with a contract. So that's like $2500. You can get a DSLR for that with some decent kit.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 20:07

69. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

another kid with "buy a separate device" argument

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