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Camera Comparison: Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, Lumia 925, One

0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 11:13 posted on

Ever since the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 1020, there's been little doubt that it'll be the smartphone to claim the prestigious title of “Best Cameraphone”. However, we can never be sure of something until we've seen it with our own eyes. That's why we're pitting the ambitious Lumia 1020 against the hottest smartphones out there. It's here that the 1020 has to face the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, Lumia 925 and the One. Fearsome opponents, right? Well, if the Lumia 1020 is man enough, it'll surely be able to trump them with its chubby 41MP PureView camera. Let's hit those camera shutters and see what happens...

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posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:24 3

98. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Um FYI you can change the colors of the tiles and background, so if I make Pink tiles and a white background , thats professional? please

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:28 2

99. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Its not that great looking of a phone, and the huge camera on the back, dosn't help lol

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 16:40 2

112. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Professional OS WAS Windows mobile not these Tiles for the bathroom...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 17:18

121. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


ainsquid, how often do you use orientation lock, and what for? Windows Phone knows when you're playing a video, movie, or game that requires landscape view, and automatically switches to it, and the user can opt for the "bottom" to be the left or right side by turning it, as has been the norm for years on it and other platforms. The only time I could imagine it being useful is if doing something while laying on one's side and holding the phone in a different orientation but even then propping the phone up or using a case with a stand would resolve most of those situations.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 17:26 5

123. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


The architecture is the same, and rarely does Android effectively use all 4 cores. WP on one core is still smoother and more reliable than Android on 8 (granted the current 8 cores aren't true octa-cores). I'd like to see a galaxy s4 try to run on the same hardware as a 920/25/28/1020. Not only do I think it couldn't do so all that well, it would likely alienate most Samesung fans.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 17:30 1

126. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)


We can post to instagram and most people can't see the difference between 720 and 1080p...... Wp is a personal OS with some customization.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 18:13 1

132. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Windows Phone run fast on a single core and 512MB because it is a dumb feature phone mobile OS. It has barely anything running under the hood. No HDMI, No USB OTG, outdated Bluetooth stack, NFC incompatible to most phone brands and models, no notification, lacks mainstream app support - the list goes on and on.

Android on the other hand is a full featured mobile OS that has more functions you can shake a stick at. It is truly a MOBILE COMPUTER, a worthy successor to Symbian and MeeGo and can only get better and better with each and every version.

Apple iOS 7 is even better than WP8 in which it has adopted some Symbian, BB10 and Windows Mobile features - yes, even the older Windows mobile OS has more features than the current joke of a mobile OS tiles only WP8.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 18:14

133. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


You must be comfortable in your self-inflicted prison. An isolation booth in an insane asylum would fit you perfectly.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:07 2

140. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Your comment made me laugh. Windows desktop operating system is very much customizable.. And premium things are customizable but cheap things aren't. Limousines, Rolls Royce, Bentley are much customizable compared to hyundai and Toyota..

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:10 2

141. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


So basically you mean wp are for those people who can't see the difference between superior and inferior products so they choose the inferior (wp) one

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:30 2

147. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Please go away you Nokiawp8 fanboys can't never win with Fandroids androids Samsung HDTVs Sony.
™®

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:32 4

150. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Ahahaha off topic can't support and back up his fanboys so you call others nob. Off topic go away please.
Losers jealous raged inpatient fanboys
Please go buy 3million lumias to support Living dead Nokia it will really help the dieing company...

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 03:27

175. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


iushnt : OK wake us up when the full x86 Microsoft Windows 7 finally makes the jump from desktop to mobile. Sure.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 11:44 1

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


..and android is so frikking powerful and flexible that it needs quad core cpu and enormous gpu to run smooth. Great. Thanks man, but I'll pass.
It's ridiculous to have such hardware inside only to be able to run a system.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 11:46

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


someone forgot to tell you that building a good, reliable and smooth experience doesn't require android-like specification. Can't you get over it?

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 12:47

199. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


A powerful Operating System requires powerful hardware.

Try running full all services enabled Windows 7 on a 486DX4-100 if you can.

Get the point?

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 12:52

200. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Probably all they need is to strip down every useful feature in Android and just leave behind the very basic core components, ultimately gimping the Operating System to unusability.

This is what they did to Windows 8 from Windows 7 - gimp the Operating System for perceived "smoothness" and "fast boot times" while removing the useful power features and creating a single Metro UI experience over all platforms. Apeing OSX and iOS. Instead of making WinRT and WP smarter, they DUMBED DOWN X86 instead.

Great work, S. Ballmer & Co.!!!

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 13:44

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


and what google did? added some extra features just to consume more and more power with no visible reason?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 04:47

208. user996 (Posts: 219; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


it has lag i saw it with my own eyes. when i tap on settings icon it froze. LoL exynos 5 octa frozen

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 04:50

209. user996 (Posts: 219; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


S4 pro is quad core only dual core one is S4+ learn before writing ok?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 07:00

212. Fade. (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 May 2013)


Actually Windows phone 8 hast he option to run the so called true multitasking. It can do multitasking in 2 ways. The way all manufacturers want it to(the way it is now) and the full way. Yes the manufacturers make the choice between the 2 and they always pick the one which takes less resourse to make the os run better.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:24 2

214. Ikecr (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


FYI... WP8 is based on the same kernel as W8... if you google or bing it at Engadget...
As for HDMI out, there's Play to/Photobeamer/Xbox Smart Glass so I can share my media over my Xbox 360/PC/Tv/Roku...
If you think your "smartphone" is a computer, then, try harder, because no serious work can be accomplished on a tiny screen (no matter how "powerful" cpu, ram, 1080p res screen it has, and don't tell about convergence like the atrix...that sucked terrible)
Symbian is dead (killed) by Nokia, with a good reason, so if you want to stick to it, good for you, MeeGo went the same route...
The main reason Nokia used the 808 to showcase PureView technology was because they were developing the technology during 5 years (which of course was the main platform at the moment) so basically the switch to WP didn't leave the correct span of time to implement it (until GDR2/Amber/WP8), so yes, the 808 was an exercise, same as N9, and they evolved to their WP8 Lumia counterparts, so deal with it...
I see iOS7 taking clues from WP8 not windows mobile, and Android too.
By the way, do you use all of your phone's features? How's your current the experience using apps and services in your Symbian (current version?) and don't tell me is S40...
If you want all those rage hardware specs, functions, etc., then I suggest you to get and android phone, and dealt everyday with tickling configurations...
For us, WP users what matters is stability, fluidity, ease of use and an entire different UI, not that row of static icons (widgets tend to be sort of it, too)

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 17:20

215. zhiae (unregistered)


nokia phone is based on india and latin america
they said that agent

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:10

218. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


"If you think your "smartphone" is a computer, then, try harder, because no serious work can be accomplished on a tiny screen (no matter how "powerful" cpu, ram, 1080p res screen it has"
WRONG
I just tried S4 on a LG smart TV with "miracast" support
The screen was 47" (55" is available as well)
I'm getting a 42" HDTV and a Netgear PTV3000
Lumia 92x/1020 have ONLY 720 - incompatible!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:12

219. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


1080 is not overkill when using net on a HDTV screen
I know you can't do THAT on any Lumia

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:13

220. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


My S4 does NOT lag

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:14

221. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


My S4 does NOT lag (4 cores)

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:19

222. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I typically lie on my left side
I use the orientation lock on my S4
I only wish my 920 would have it
Waiting for the Amber + Pro Camera....

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:21

223. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Every Live Tile *is* a widget
and that's natively available everywhere
No Android phone can beat THAT
You have only limited amount of widgets
:-(

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:23

224. CyberAngel (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I can see the difference on a Full HDTV using miracast
You don't have THAT on any WP8 phone
nor 720 would would work anyway

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