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John V's top 13 most influential devices

John V's top 13 most influential devices

posted: 31 Mar 2016, 14:12

The day has finally come, my last day at PhoneArena. If you haven’t heard already, I’m leaving my post after 7.5 years of being part of something so magical.

More pictures of Microsoft's cancelled McLaren phone appear

More pictures of Microsoft's cancelled McLaren phone appear

posted: 06 Dec 2015, 16:25

Last year, some excitement was generated by a Windows Phone handset that was allegedly being prepped by Microsoft called the McLaren. This model was supposedly going to be the sequel to the Nokia Lumia 1020 handset. The latter...

Lumia Camera app now available for Nokia Lumia 1020 users on Windows 10 Mobile

Lumia Camera app now available for Nokia Lumia 1020 users on Windows 10 Mobile

posted: 26 Nov 2015, 19:56

Microsoft said last month that once the Nokia Lumia 1020 received Windows 10 Mobile, it would be able to install the Lumia Camera app directly from the Windows Store. Unlike Microsoft Camera, the app gives...

Pigs do fly! AT&T's Nokia Lumia 1020 gets Lumia Denim update at long last

Pigs do fly! AT&T's Nokia Lumia 1020 gets Lumia Denim update at long last

posted: 12 May 2015, 18:43

The AT&T version of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now receiving the Lumia Denim update, well after most other Lumia models. The AT&T release comes one month after the firmware update was cleared for the camera-centric...

And the best phone camera is... pro photogs rank Note 4, iPhone 6, Z3, Lumia 1020 and more

And the best phone camera is... pro photogs rank Note 4, iPhone 6, Z3, Lumia 1020 and more

posted: 03 Mar 2015, 02:40

Taking a bunch of seasonal smartphones, like the iPhone 6, HTC One M8, LG G3, Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Sony Xperia Z3, photo aficionados have snapped...

Nokia Lumia 1020 won't get new camera features from Lumia Denim update

Nokia Lumia 1020 won't get new camera features from Lumia Denim update

posted: 16 Jan 2015, 11:57

Just the other day, one of our loyal readers posted a comment on a story about the Lumia Denim firmware update. He wanted to know if the Nokia Lumia 1020 was receiving the camera enhancements that are a part of the...

These are the only few (relatively) modern smartphones with a Xenon flash

These are the only few (relatively) modern smartphones with a Xenon flash

posted: 14 Jan 2015, 07:08

What's the difference between an LED and a Xenon flash? Well, without getting technical and specifying what the two are made out of (diodes and gas, among other things), these two types of flashes have their specific...

15 smartphone cameras with optical image stabilization

15 smartphone cameras with optical image stabilization

posted: 14 Dec 2014, 17:46

Optical image stabilization, or OIS for short, used to be a feature found solely on dedicated cameras and camcoders. For the past couple of years, however, it has made its way into the cameras of dozens of smartphones, from Lumias to...

Nokia Lumia 1020 (with its still excellent 41 MP PureView camera) now costs just $339

Nokia Lumia 1020 (with its still excellent 41 MP PureView camera) now costs just $339

posted: 03 Oct 2014, 16:15

If you always wanted to buy the Lumia 1020, but thought it was too expensive, now's your chance to get the smartphone at the price of a mid-range device...

Will the HTC One (M8), Motorola Moto X, Apple iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 1020 go on a bender?

Will the HTC One (M8), Motorola Moto X, Apple iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 1020 go on a bender?

posted: 25 Sep 2014, 05:17

When stories about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bending in user's front pockets first surfaced, Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger was one of the first to sacrifice his personal handset in an attempt...

Nokia Lumia 1020 considered a bestseller by Nokia Germany

Nokia Lumia 1020 considered a bestseller by Nokia Germany

posted: 11 Aug 2014, 01:27

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...

Microsoft Store has unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 in black; device works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks

Microsoft Store has unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 in black; device works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks

posted: 15 Jul 2014, 01:34

For a device rumored to be within two months of reaching its End of Life designation, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is all of a sudden getting a lot of play. On Monday, we told you about a...

New Microsoft ad for Windows Phone stars Nokia Lumia 1020, Instagram and OneDrive

New Microsoft ad for Windows Phone stars Nokia Lumia 1020, Instagram and OneDrive

posted: 14 Jul 2014, 22:14

Even though the camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020 is allegedly less than 8 weeks from its death, Microsoft has seen fit to use the device to star in a new ad about the Windows Phone platform. With its...

It could be lights out for the Nokia Lumia 1020 on September 14th

It could be lights out for the Nokia Lumia 1020 on September 14th

posted: 13 Jul 2014, 14:11

If you have been pining for the Nokia Lumia 1020, with its 41MP PureView camera, you might be running out of time to make the purchase. According to serial leaker evleaks, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will hit end of life status...

Watch 50 Lumia 1020s form the Lumia Arc of Wonder to shoot this impressive bullet-effect video

Watch 50 Lumia 1020s form the Lumia Arc of Wonder to shoot this impressive bullet-effect video

posted: 26 May 2014, 03:43

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has consistently scored on top of our camera ratings with its excellent 41-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS lens, and pixel oversampling technology, but what…

Windows Phone 8.1 will allow certain Lumia models to send HD pictures to OneDrive

Windows Phone 8.1 will allow certain Lumia models to send HD pictures to OneDrive

posted: 18 May 2014, 17:52

While those with certain Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia models can shoot high resolution pictures in conjunction with the Nokia Camera app, only low resolution photos are sent automatically to backup...

Ari Partinen, one of Nokia's PureView camera gurus, leaves for Apple

Ari Partinen, one of Nokia's PureView camera gurus, leaves for Apple

posted: 09 May 2014, 09:02

Meet Ari Partinen. He is one of the camera experts who are responsible for the Nokia N8, which came with a spectacular camera for its time period, the Nokia 808 PureView, which featured a stellar 41MP snapper on its...

Best camera phones

Best camera phones

posted: 08 May 2014, 03:15

It should be no news by now: smartphones have been stealing market share away from traditional point-and-shooters, as the general public has quickly realized their undeniable advantage...

Camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020 stars in Bollywood music video

Camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020 stars in Bollywood music video

posted: 30 Apr 2014, 05:43

Like automobile enthusiasts who like to point out each model that drives by ("Look, that's a 1962 Rambler"), many of our loyal readers like to show off their knowledge of smartphones by calling out the model when they appear...

Nokia slashes price of Lumia 1020 in Europe: could this be in preparation for a new high-profile Lumia?

Nokia slashes price of Lumia 1020 in Europe: could this be in preparation for a new high-profile Lumia?

posted: 02 Apr 2014, 06:26

Just hours ahead of its April 2nd event, Nokia has officially slashed the price of its 41-megapixel camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020 by a third…

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