Are you getting the Nokia Lumia 1020?

Now that we have all PureView photographic 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...
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117 Comments

81. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

JMartin22, I have no clue what you're talking about: what remarkable feat does your Android based device do that can't be done on a WP8 machine? The only advantage that I can see are more exotic apps, but many of those are often pitiful quality, and some really are infested with malware and/or spyware. Also, 1080P just arrived, and the vast majority of people using Android based devices do do not have a new smartphone with that feature in their possession yet... I sense some strong resentment and fear against Nokia, as well as the profound misconception that Microsoft some how sold out privacy to the government whilst Google did not. However, here's some food for thought: why is it that you think that master key for Android exists at all? IMO, the so called champions of privacy and freedom most likely left a fxxking backdoor in their code, so that government can keep tabs on people's digital communications. Anyway, Nokia has a wide array of devices available with a multitude of features and prices that are designed to suit everybody. If you don't want to pay for the Lumia 1020 with the bazooka cam and quality stereo speakers, then buy the 920/925/928, 820, 720, 620, or 520 if you want dirt cheap. The 520 still runs great, which is more than I can say for low end Android competitors. I don't see a problem with marketing a niche smartphone that cators to those who are interested primarily in the camera. Also, this certainly isn't Nokia's next flagship: it's merely a stepping stone that was built to serve a specific purpose until Microsoft releases an upgrade patch for WP8. That will come out later this year, and then we will see just how far ahead Android really is at the end of the day. However, I am absolutely confident that Nokia and Microsoft can compete with the very best products that Apple and Google based OEMs can produce.

73. FlushGordon unregistered

''There is no better mobile smartphone multimedia recording and playback device on the market. This is as good as it gets'' Ohhh puhhhleeeeezzzzz, to Nokia be the glory....you held one yourself????? Can't you just wait for the reviews first? FYI, that thing will def cost more than $700 unlocked overseas

95. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yes Flush, the Lumia 1020 is very costly, which is why I am selling you into slavery in order to afford this device... 60.00 US dollars? Do I hear 50.00? 40.00? 30.00? 20.00? ANYBODY??? RATS!#$#

61. bgdkid unregistered

the sony RX100 MII will eat this thing alive...

98. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

What's that? Did you hear the Xperia Z? 'Exmor' or whatever the sensor is called was never the best and never will be.

4. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i'm going to get it. will sell my gs4 to pay for it. (this is not a knock on samsung or android)

6. diego9016

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Planning on doing the same

47. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Mate that is the biggest regret you will ever have in your mobile history

75. papss unregistered

I disagree... Keep up the pull string comments

76. papss unregistered

Agree I'm returning my N4 and using the money on this. I will get far more use from this phone than my N4.

85. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

As a gadget enthusiast, I will also do the same and jump from Samsung to this one. I'm no Sammy hater, nor a fanboy, my GS3 have served me well these past twelve months, I love it from inside out but I think it's time to move on and try out other great technologies out there. The camera is a huge sell for me because I love taking great pictures. I'd still stick w/ android anyway, Lumia 1020 as my main phone, GNex 7 2nd gen for my on-the-go tablet and my ipad mini... well... goes to charity or ebay, I guess.

5. Sankyaku

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

As a 920 owner I dont feel compelled to buy this. I am just very disappointed what Nokia is bringing to market. The 1020 has a amazing camera but what about the other features of the phone? Mediocre at best. I have my eye on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, that will be my next phone.

7. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Me too :(

36. buccob

Posts: 2948; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I would wait for the Honami before going Z Ultra... not even a led flash was really a bad decision... Anyway everything else seems good

45. Aviiiiis

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

But for me the awaited is one and only GALAXY NOTE 3

49. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Sony? Don't make me laugh...

50. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Better than Nokia!

99. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

...lol

103. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

in your eyes only because it runs android

8. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Im getting something else, around this time next year. Looking forward to many more excellent devices.

9. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

The camera is good But Listen to This nokia please At the time of advertisement What will u tell customers?? Again main focus on camera? The people who are commenting here Only those people are in real tech world But how will u insist those people , with the same old hardware and software which are outside phonearena?? everything same?? Samsung when make advertisements they show use of their GIMMICK features(may be not for use) But a vast of population is attracted

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Absolutely NOT! Here's the thing: I LOVE the PureView tech, but I want a flagship device for a flagship price and 720p dual-core S4, Adreno 225 is mid-range with a good camera thrown over it, and the $700 price tag or $300 on 2-year contract is a total joke. You get a $300 Nexus 4 which is better and a $200 zoom camera with is more versatile for photography and a soon-FHD Nexus 7 for one 1020 price, a pity really for the price tag and small battery. So the wait goes on to see what the Honami, the Note III with OIS, the new Motorolas with Nikon lens. the G2 with 16MP sensor have to offer, then decide based on the combination of HW/SW/OS/battery/Size/Camera/price. Right now, the 1020 has last year written all over it with next year price.

77. papss unregistered

You mean the note 3 with last years tech with ois?

11. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'll wait for the Sony i1 Honami before I make a decision on a cameraphone

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

It should have read instead..."I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat if it ran Android, because I will not switch to Windows!" Great hardware though. And this is why many of us keep saing Nokia would Compete very well in the Android market. SIap a 5.5 inch screen, a stylus,1080p LCD 3 display, and micro SD slot on it and nothing could touch it! But it has Windows, so I guess we'll just keep waiting for Nokia to wake up.

13. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

How about an option saying maybe if it wasn't completely overpriced. Who is Nokia kidding, 300 dollars on contract is something you charge for an ultra high end device, not a decent phone with a really good camera. The only reason to buy this phone is the camera. WP already has a small fan base, and the price for this phone won't help expand that, for 200 dollars on contract maybe it would sell well, but the only people I see buying this phone are people who desperately need a phone and camera in one, along with liking WP. Nokia shot themselves in the foot with the price.

15. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

don't worry, it will go on sale for $.99 a month after release.

83. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Think of it this way: the gs4 is like $700-750 off context, the iphone5 32gb is $749, note2 is in the $750-800 range. Hence, it isn't overpriced (off contract). What should scare the bejeebers out of you and every other contract-signing subsidized-phone purchasers is that $300 may be the new norm for flagships. Seriously. Upgrade frequency is 24 months on AT&T and Verizon now. Both have raised their rates over the last year. Early termination fees keep creeping higher and higher, as do upgrade fees and stuff. Fewer goodies are included with new phones (earphones, car chargers, cases, batteries). Are we looking at a major move towards lower phone sales overall all for higher carrier profit margins?

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, I'm getting something else. Nokia did a good job with the Lumia 1020 but some games and apps are still missing in the WP Store, it's tough to make decision over Nokia. So Nokia Lumia? Maybe next time. I guess I will have to wait for the LG G2 or some other excellent devices that are coming soon.

17. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Will have one the second it reach the brazilian market. I can only hope Nokia doesn´t keep me waiting for five months.
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