Are you getting the Nokia Lumia 1020?

Are you getting the Nokia Lumia 1020?
Given that Nokia managed to combine in the Lumia 1020 both technologies it has developed for years to rethink mobile photography from the ground-up - the 41MP PureView sensor and the OIS tech that helps it produce blur- and shake-free visuals, we can easily call it the best cameraphone ever created, or simply the best camera on a phone.

So far, before the limited launch of Lumia 925, the choice was between the Nokia 808 PureView, which makes great photos and records awesome stereo sound, but is running the aged Symbian OS, or the generally available chunky Lumia 920 with OIS tech. 

Now that we have those goods combined in the Lumia 1020, and sprinkled with a second generation image stabilization suspension for the huge sensor, as well as pixel oversampling during video recording, not to mention all the manual controls in the Pro Camera app, we wanted to ask you whether you'd be considering the 1020 for your smartphone collection if that's the Nokia you've been waiting for.

Are you getting the Nokia Lumia 1020?

Yes, it's the best Nokia so far and the one I've been waiting for since Nokia went the Windows Phone way
44.54%
I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat if it ran Android, now I'd have to think about switching
14.78%
I'll wait for the Sony i1 Honami before I make a decision on a cameraphone
13.82%
No, I'm getting something else/sticking with what I have
26.87%

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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117 Comments

1. VictorP

Posts: 24; Member since: May 29, 2013

Phone looks good and what not, but I don't see it being worth $300 on contract.

16. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

but here you have engineering marvels inside the lumia 1020 body 41mp is not a joke. it has OIS as 920 has also stereo recording. they slapped all that in one phone. it has a ZEISS lens too (6 lenses.first for a phone in the world) i say it costs more than that. and you say 300 is expensive?

90. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Didn't the Lumia 925 have 6 lenses? Therefore making the Lumia 1020 the 2nd 6 lense cameraphone of the world...just thinking out loud here

97. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Second phone to have 6 lenses, actually.

112. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

yep. both of you are right. forgot about lumia 925. teehee

28. konnor

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Plus, I'd never get it without Android. I want to give Nokia my money, but they refuse to put Android on their phones. So sorry, Nokia. Your loss. I'm not touching that crappy WP8.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's stable though.

35. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Would you get it Mxyzptlk? just because it is stable does not mean its functional enough for some people... I know you would sell your kidney for apple, but be reasonable...

56. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

I got it as well...but one day, you ll get bored of rooting, fixing lags, tryng tons of ROMs, KERNELs to make you phone "customized" - customized i understand making android better. I dont want it anymore... Tablet yes, for some time will stay with Note8, anyway using remote desktop to winserver for all my needs... Phone - i want a stable, closed thing that makes calls and tahts it. Make nice pictures is a good reason to switch from android with this Lumia device!

115. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

That is one approach on the phone / tablet needs... but I for one like to have a phone that can do everything I need instead of getting also a tablet... so I will wait for the Honami myself... as for now I have what its considered a midranger device but suits me better than any of those "high end" WP8 devices... My phone is quite stable, and I don't root, fix lag, try ROMs, etc... all the customization I need comes out of the box and out of the play store...

108. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Selling kidneys for a phone really makes me laugh!

62. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

And half baked.

93. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

... only when put on the table or any other surface.

44. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Konnor, please stick your malware and spyware infested Android toy. Oh, and too bad your open source paradise happens to have a master key that potentially allows for any Android device to be hacked ;o)

55. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Hahaha I would rather open source than closed and boring OS.....Stupid stupid Nokians!

58. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

U know what?? I can turn off auto rotate :D

100. SleepingOz unregistered

ahahahaha!!

79. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

R u using Android in DSLR

101. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

I dont need 5-6 mb of photos Because i just want to post photos on facebook rather than telling everyone "check the quality and clearity" Lol

113. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

have you watch keynote of lumia 1020, watch whole then tell. lumia 1020 take huge mp photos and oversample it and make it 5mp or 7mp photo so u can post that photo with same clearity that u taken by huge mp.

80. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

First u going to get great camera it will expensive, and second this phone have 41mp camera it's a huge thing to get and great features so worth to get in $300

82. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

87. papss unregistered

Great article

109. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

exactly. putting a significantly good camera on a cellphone is simply putting lipstick on a pig. it's still a pig. the phone has *nothing* compelling whatsoever outside of the camera. Image stabilization on a cellphone is pretty terrible in how it works in general, windows phones are pretty terrible in how behind they are in general, and who would want to support MS when they openly support NSA spying and have only taken over nokia with the intent to either acquire them or tear them down? (the latter being what's happening since Elop being the CEO plant).

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Make one running Android or not that many people will buy it.

52. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Also need to release it in the U.S. on more than just AT&T. Such opportunity wasted.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The only reason to purchase this phone is for the camera. In that case, I can purchase a DSLR and just take even better pictures with it, for around the same price. Other than that, it really is just a regurgitated Lumia 900 series. They didn't go above and beyond making their phone top notch in any other hardware aspect other than the camera. Which is not good enough. There are plenty of competing smartphones with camera modules that handle themselves well enough, while doing pretty much everything else better. The asking price for this is kind of outrageous.

46. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Tell me, what DSLR body do you plan to get for this price? Nikon D3100? Canon Rebel T2? My Nikkor 18-200 mm DX travel lens alone costs more than the price of this phone. Also, you do realize that a DSLR won't fit into your jeans pocket, right? Even the cheapest prosumer body weighs 10x more than the Lumia 1020, and you don't get dual recording microphones, or stereo speakers for that matter... There is no better mobile smartphone multimedia recording and playback device on the market. This is as good as it gets, and it does cost money. Is it going to be worth it for you? I don't know - but for others, yes.

60. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Sales will tell :D Let note 3 arrive

71. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Most people don't look for these perks, only audio and technophiles. Even a camera as is still be better than this, forget the detachables. My point is, if the only selling point and for that matter, pro, is the camera, then they need to step up their game. For a company trying to push themselves as a "challenger" to the market, they are sure pretty lackadaisical when it comes to the rest of their product.

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