Nokia Lumia 1020 User Reviews
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Build quality9.4/10Text input10/10
Everyday usage9.6/10UI speed9.7/10
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posted on 08 Nov 2013, 04:04 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
Excellent. the best of all phone or iphones.
Priyas has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It is costly, but worth it. There is no cons of Lumia 1020. it is always open to updates and the processing speed never falls, no matter how old it is or how many apps are being used. The screen or even the back cover does not get any scratch, i have tried with my keeys and pebbles.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:19 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
the phone of the future.
tchaikie has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Well built, with the most amazing camera, exciting interface and user experience. I never knew I could have a phone addiction until I got this phone. the OS is very simple and sexy. Xbox music is wow! I see windowsphone excelling in the future.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- well made
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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:51 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Best phone on the market
flamewave000 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone has been absolutely amazing. It's fast, sleek and takes amazing photos. It has all the apps I need, many of which are third party but work just as well or better (such as 6tag and AudioCloud). The phone structure is extremely durable with the Gorilla Glass 3 and polycarbonate unibody. The buttons and camera housing are aluminum with matte black finish and I honestly feel like this thing could get run over by a bulldozer and come out with just scratches. The camera is amazing and the primary feature of the phone. The image quality is staggering and the photos I took at Niagara Falls before and during sunrise two weeks ago have amazed everyone I've shown them to. No one can believe me that I actually took them with my phone. The OS has been phenomenal and I don't see why there are so many Windows Phone haters. The OS has awesome integration with twitter and facebook and any app can be used to share things with (such as the 6tag instagram app). I've also used it as a GPS while driving and Nokia's HERE Drive app is better than any driving GPS app I've seen on any iPhone or Android.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Best Camera and Software on the market
- Highly Durable Polycarbonate/Aluminum/GorillaGlass3 Build
- Lightweight and very fast OS
- Great selection of apps
- Very crisp, highdensity HD display that works very well in both full sun and dark night.
- Integrates with everything
- Music controls stay in Volume Menu after you've stopped the music.
- Internet Explorer has midlevel HTML5 support
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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
j1d6m has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Overall this is a brilliant phone. The main selling point is the camera as it produces some stunning snaps and has nokia's pro cam app to play around with settings to get the best photos of any smartphone currently on the market. Besides the camera its an awesome everyday phone that can do everything you would expect from a smartphone. (when buying this phone only go for the white or yellow because the black scratches very badly from everyday use). As for the other reviewer that stated that the 1020's chip set was outdated, this is true but why does it need a better chipset when the snapdragon 800 serves it very well. The phone is very fast and has beat many android and ios phones in speed and multitasking tests so i don't see the need for a mega fancy chipset when it would just make it more expensive for a tiny improvement.Build quality 7/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 9/10
- Brilliant camera
- Has a large amount of apps
- Is easy to use
- Quick operating system
- Quick to set up
- Live tiles bring it to life
- Display could be better when compared with samsungs galaxy
- Black scratches very badly (white and yellow don't scratch at all)
- Lack of a good media app
- lack of external storage and file manager
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posted on 05 Oct 2013, 10:55 (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
The Future is Here
Josh5 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I have been skeptical of Windows Phone over the years. As a former iPhone user, I was afraid of vendor lock-in that happens with all of Apple's products, and I wanted something robust that was more than a toy. I switched to Android phones but I am getting tired of the fragmentation and slow interface. I am currently dealing with tons of spyware on my Android phone. The phone was top of the line with my carrier just eighteen months ago, but it no longer receives updates. Worse, it is littered with malware and spyware, a common occurrence in the Android world per the testimony of my acquaintances. Now it looks like GMail is spying on my email through what Google calls "targeted advertising." Enough!
Luckily I am due for an upgrade soon. I have been to a local phone store to try out all of the phones, and the ones that really impressed me were the Microsoft Lumia Windows Phones. Not only were they built with the highest quality materials, but the interface is phenominally clean and quick. There are live tiles which allow information to flow to my home screen without wasting space or causing clutter. Sure, the Microsoft Application Store is young and may not have 500,000 apps, but it's quality, not quantity that I'm worried about. I just need about a dozen or so well written programs to conduct my daily business. Windows Phone is the fastest growing smartphone percentage wise, so the app store will only get better. Plus, I look forward to being able to edit my documents on the fly...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Most unique phone since original iPhone
- Not enough apps, but that is changing every day!
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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:13 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Phonefanfone has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great smartphone and amazing camera experience. Really the best of both the worlds. Loving the so easy Camera Pro app. I was a bit skeptical for kicking iOS and trying WP8 however the experience has been overwhelming. Its so smooth and well the camera makes me happy for having this phone. However make sure you upload your pics frequently to Sky Drive and then download them on to your PC. This habit will help you make up for the only bad of the device, the lack of microsd support.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Build Quality
- Missing external storage support
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posted on 17 Aug 2013, 00:23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
really awesome but still need some improvement
AlHaptismMY has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i had use it 2 days ago and L1020 camera feature was awesome but something that bother me is lack of optical zoom or optical lossless zoom , doesn't see improvement of megapixel (still 41 MP like 808 and not 67 MP), outdated chipset architecture (still Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 225 and not Snapdragon 600 or 800 with Adreno 320 or 330), outdated design, and lack of Micro SD card slot. but i think nokia should make the successor of L1020 with much more improvementsBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- superb camera (41 MP with PureView technology and Zeiss optics)
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