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Nokia Lumia 1020 considered a bestseller by Nokia Germany

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Nokia Lumia 1020 considered a bestseller by Nokia Germany
With its 41MP rear PureView camera, the Nokia Lumia 1020 remains one of the most recognizable Windows Phone handsets around. Priced now at 376 EUR ($504 USD), the model is labeled as a "Best Seller" by Nokia Germany. According to mobile ad network AdDuplex, the camera-centric handset is not among the top ten global Windows Phone sellers.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 768 x 1280. A dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 is under the hood. The Adreno 225 GPU handles graphics. 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage is on board. While there is no microSD slot, there is a 1.2MP front-facing shooter. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Nokia Germany calls the Nokia Lumia 1020 a Best Seller

Nokia Germany calls the Nokia Lumia 1020 a Best Seller

Also listed as a "Best Seller" by Nokia Germany is the Nokia Lumia 820. This also could be the result of lowered pricing to 277 EUR ($371 USD). This model offers a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with a 480 x 800 resolution, and the same silicon that is employed for the Nokia Lumia 1020. But this phone has only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is on board with back and front-facing cameras of 8MP and .3MP respectively. A 1650mAh battery keeps the power on.

We are not sure of how Nokia Germany came to the conclusions it reached on either phone, but in the country, the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 820 are considered to be hot stuff. By the way, you might recall that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is expected to reach End of Life status on September 4th.

source: Nokia Germany via WMPoweruser

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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 01:41 5

1. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Just to be clear: 'In everyday use, the term bestseller is not usually associated with a specified level of sales, and may be used very loosely indeed in publisher's publicity. Lists simply give the highest-selling titles in the category over the stated period. Some books have sold many more copies than contemporary "bestsellers", but over a long period of time.' - Wikipedia

In short, best seller is nothing more then marketing frill to try to sell those remaining stock of Lumia 1020 before its next iteration is released. Best seller could simply be attributed to a product which comparatively sold the higher then any other product over a stated period that period could even be 5 minutes.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 05:57 1

11. juandante (Posts: 301; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Best of Slowness they should have called it.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 02:03 3

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1206; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Price reduction attributed to the end of life status should move more units. Great device.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:10 1

13. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Price reduction is also attributed to a 3 year old processor which takes a decade to open, snap and process a pic.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 02:06 1

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Lumia 1020, has been out for awhile now and out of nowhere Nokia Germany calls it the best seller, especially during a time when this phone is near its end if life? I smell something fishy

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 02:17 2

4. arturmeireles (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


I have a Nokia 1020, I love it! I happily switched from an Iphone 5S but I feel that the 1020 is becoming slow and Nokia/MS should release soon a substitute. Hopefully till the end of 2014.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 03:16

5. Alex123 (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Microsoft should brings down the price of this devices as much as it can before ending production. It still costs very high here in Cambodia at USD680 while the highest price of it competitor (LG3) is USD640 and other like S5, Z2, One 8 are below USD600. I think most people would choose LG3 over 1020 in term of overall. Make it much more cheaper please MS so i would get one. USD504 is very reasonable price

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 03:16

6. alumoyo (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


Phone blogs gsmarena and phone arena caught napping - I just saw this on The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/11/5990247/nokias-basic-cellphones-live-on-at-microsoft

Wakey wakey guys - I know its Monday but REALLY? Isn't there meant to be someone checking nokiaconversations regularly?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 03:47

7. Cod3rror (Posts: 60; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


So, when is the 1030 coming?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 05:09

9. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Hopefully in couple of months time...?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 04:08 2

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2004; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Great looking phone with a solid construction and design, best camera on the market and a smooth, reliable and sleek OS. It's bound to be a bestseller!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 05:47 1

10. hemedans (Posts: 147; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


nokia lumia 1020 and 808 price wont be reduced because camera cost alone is equal to cost of midrange device.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:04 1

12. rsiders (Posts: 251; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Seriously the best phone I've owned hands down. And all the better since its running MY favorite OS.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:03 1

14. jojon (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


I seriously enjoy my 1020, and the the new 8.1 Windows. My primary reason for buying it was the cam. It is a stand out stand alone device, and being bright yellow with the large black lens, there is no mistaking what it is.
My only criticism is the time lapse between shots, can only hope that they address this issue on it's replacement, but i can live with that. On the wish list side of things, a card slot would be kinda jolly, somewhere to stash all those amazing videos. I ditched my Iphone 4 to get it and would earnestly suggest it to anyone who is interested in a camera driven device, you won't regret it.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:55

15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


1020. an epic great device. my friends dig my 1020. because of its key signature - the camera

and also its speed

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:02

16. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Why does this "Nokia" pretend to still sell phones? Either that or your article needs to say "Microsoft". And it makes more sense to be MS because they come up with BS marketing all the time.

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