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Nokia Lumia 1020 taken to a football game, tells an epic story in pictures

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Jan 2014, 06:42

The Nokia Lumia 1020 with its impressive 41-megapixel camera is in a league of its own when it comes to mobile photography…

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:34

32. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

I know this post is just your opinion but expect the android enthusiests that feel it is their life duty to come to androids aid by defended it on every phone arena article to comment soon.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 14:11

44. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

I am a photography lover and I have yet to find a cell phone camera that takes acceptable photos

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 18:28

49. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Well, there are plenty of cell phone cameras that take acceptable photos, but I don't know if any one can take acceptable photos in every given situation. Cell phones tend to great in well lit, static shots with subjects in close range. The quality starts changing as any one of those variables starts changing, but not necessarily rendering the cameras unacceptable as evidenced by this article.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 15:39

60. trinkner (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

Take a look at the photos by the Nokia 808 around the web. It comes very close to a dedicated digital SLR. I've stopped using my SLR entirely since buying an 808. In fact, I took a family photo using a tripod and my Canon EOS 5MP SLR this past December. I hadn't used it for a year or so. When I put the file into PhotoShop to crop it, I was surprised to see that its quality was lower than my 808's photos in terms of resolution and overall crispness. I know I could buy a more current DSLR with higher resolution and better color rendition than the 808, but I don't want to carry one around. I hike a lot in the Colorado mountains and love having a super camera in my pocket without having to carry the extra weight of a DSLR. The one DSLR feature the 808 can't match is the "throw" of the flash. The 808 does have a good xenon flash that is adqequate for restaurant, pub, or posed photos, but it doesn't throw enough to light up an large room the way my DSLR will. But then I rarely need such a flash as I don't take those sorts of photos often. The other shortcoming of the 808 is extreme macro shots which its lens can't handle as well as a dedicated macro lens of a DSLR. But you can still take good-enough photos of spiders and flowers, etc.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 14:52

61. scapula66 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

plz help me..what s better image quality ..on computer when we look at photos on computer?nokia 808 or nokia 1020...whıch one s sharper and better detaıls?ım lookıng forward to readıng ur answer..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:13

62. jacobspeeds (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

i'd say the 808 is unmatched...the image isn't sharper but much much cleaner as in much lesser noise and artifacting and there's much more original color not saturated like the 1020

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:42

65. scapula66 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

THX FOR ANSWER..ı ll get 808

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:13

66. jacobspeeds (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

where can you get an 808 nowadays?? it's extremely rare man....

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:25

63. trinkner (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

808 has the better camera and flash strength, but lacks the modern apps. It also has the stability and power of Symbian, without the locked-down nature of Windows Phone. See the WP customer service forums for all the bugs and weaknesses people are experiencing with WP. I personally find WP to be very beautiful, but until MS fixes its bugs and weaknesses, I think I'd be very frustrated with a WP. I've tried my wife's 520 WP and get frustrated pretty easily with it. Be sure to try a WP before you spend the money for a 1020. People seem to love it or hate it. I really like the 808's perfect handling of the SD card expansion (I use a 64GB card full of music), which the 1020 doesn't have. The 808 also has an HDMI port, which the 1020 doesn't have. In general, the 808 provides a natural image while the 1020 provides images that are more sharpened and oversaturated. You can process the 808's images on your computer to achieve the same results, but you can't unsharpen and oversharpened image. If Microsoft can fix the bugs and weaknesses of WP, I may be tempted by the upcoming 1820, but until they sort out the problems of duplicated music files, add sound profiles that can be automated, add a file manger, and generally bring WP up to par with iOS and Android, I'll probably stay with my trusty 808. Be aware, though, that developers have stopped creating new apps for the 808 (although many excellent apps exist now and are being updated for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, EverNote, etc., so the 808 experience is still very usable for a business user today. I'm not much of a gamer, so the games on WP or Xbox integration don't mean much to me.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:27

64. trinkner (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

I should also add that the "oversharpened" and "oversaturated" is a personal preference. Some people prefer the results of the 1020. Others prefer the more natural results of the 808. Again, check photo comparisons online to see for your self. The All About Symbian web site has some great real-world comparisons. The authors are fans of both phones, so they give a pretty fair appraisal.

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