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
There’s no denying that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is one of the best camera phones money can buy at the moment - despite the fact that it was released in July last year, and lots of newer flagships have been introduced since then.

Although it’s more than 1 year old, the Lumia 1020 was pretty expensive until recently, costing over $500 unlocked. However, as of now, you can buy the handset for just $339, off contract, both via Microsoft Store, and Amazon.

Paying $339 for an excellent camera phone is certainly not a bad deal. That is, of course, if you don’t mind the fact that the Lumia 1020 has outdated smartphone specs, including a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 768 x 1280 pixels. But at least the handset is running Windows Phone 8.1, following an update from Windows Phone 8. Another thing to consider before buying a Lumia 1020 is that a successor to it may be in the works.

You can check out what we thought about the Lumia 1020 last year in our review of it.

sources: Microsoft Store, Amazon via WP Central

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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)



1. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

does it work on tmobile us?

9. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Same here, is it off-contract or unlocked ?

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Off contract means its lock.....

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If at&t then u have to unlock it, then it will work on T-Mobile.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The only thing that's kind of a dealbreaker with this is the display. 4,5 inch and 720p are way too little after getting used to 5,2 and 1080p.

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

phone look like a piece of brick too, thats a deal breaker as well

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Referring Lumia 1020 with monstrous 41MP camera as a brick , please explain Samsung K Zoom then?

10. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

The Samsung K Zoom is a niche product brick that has a lower camera pixel count than the Lumia 1020 flagship brick (but the Samsung's 10x optical zoom makes it a dorky looking but more useful brink IMO)..

13. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

So getting 41 MP , 1/1.5" sensor , xenon & led flash in such a compact size - is a brick? Please try growing up.

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Because 10.4 mm is on the thick side these days

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Oh come on , getting those things in 10.4 mm thick body is the reason why Lumia 1020 is successful while K zoom is a failure at 16.6 mm. They did great job designing it. Give credit where it's due :)

40. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

no matter how thick it is, as long as it has samsung logo on it, samsung fanboys say it is slim

47. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1, well said!

37. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

People are really spoiled these days, first world problems, Lumia 1020 for 399 on any day is a great deal.

44. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If getting it for 399 is a great deal then what should we call getting it for 339 (as that's the going price per the article)? I may get one for the great camera and as an intro into the os

45. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yep with a 41 MP camera pureview and a great OS its a steal , the 830 is similar in price, it looks so good, the camera hardware design really appeals to me.

55. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

What's great in Nokia Lumia 1020 is the awesome camera and the fluidity of Windows OS. BUT it's frustrating to think that I can't download great and genuine apps from Playstore. One wish is that NL1020 should have been running Android. To name a few things downside on it, NO Google Maps though Nokia HERE Maps is there but nothing comes close to it; Google Earth; NO Google Translate [Bing Translator not good enough :(] ; even Facebook Messenger have NO Voice Call feature useless apps I would say; APP LOCK is what missing me much in Android it's just ridiculous to install a.k.a. mocked-up App Lock in Windows but the system doesn't allow you to Lock the apps totally, in short it's useless. I noticed that the Windows Store have lots of useless would-be mock-up Apps it's just equivalent to many malwares in Playstore but at least Android is home to many reliable and genuine Antiviruses. Well to cut short my litany, I am getting a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 though the camera is not as good with monster 41 MP but at least it can do good at all times.Plus the NGN4 have all the goodies in it so to mention the productivity it can provide. Btw, I am keeping my Nokia Lumia 1020 ever as a camera phone.

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1020 is amazing device..... Solid piece, gorgeous, durable, People can't see that other phone OEMs can't even reach 41MP in their camera......

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yellow 1020 looks gorgeous to me :) but white even better and screen is perfectly sized IMO.

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Agreed :)

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That u r seeing quality with durability.

39. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I have a 1020 as my daily driver (upgraded from the 925), and I don't notice its bulk any more than the 925, 900, 701, and C7, in my front pockets, with either keys or my wallet, BTW. That said, I do insist on having the camera bulge facing outwards, but it's not so irritating that if I'm driving ai have to turn it around, nust a mild comfort thing.

22. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

For me the dealbreaker is the size and bezels, as well as the outdated processor...

3. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Their ability to make such an amazing smartphone camera was huge reason for why I always wanted a Nokia Android phone. Sadly, we'll never get that now...

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You can always get Windows Phone :)

30. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Tried that for a week and wanted to blow my brains out lol

38. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

According to consumer feedback and surveys you are in a very small minority who feels that way. People have the same feeling towards iOS, Android, BB just about anything in life some will hate others will love. All hail choice.

43. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Surveys only survey few people. While market share and sales show the true picture. Its easy to blabber in the survey but the genuine consumers vote with their wallets. WP's stagnating growth in world market and failures of flagship phones to capitalize really says a lot about the OS.

46. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Surveys are like polls, few polled or surveyed represents the vast majority and majority of the times polls correctly chooses the winner. vou hav it backwards a product can be great yet for variuous reasons many beyond its control its marketshare wont be a true representation the product, Android holds 80 percent of the worlds smartphone marketshare, only an idiot would think that Android is 40x better than WP, many would in fact say WP is the better product. WP is growing in many places on the planet, you guys should be showing WP love when considered the OS youre using.

51. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So if 'many say WP is better product' then why is android growing even faster then WP. Even when it already has 80% market share ? Like I said people vote with their wallet ! I could care what they say in surveys. No survey is big enough to accurately capture what the different population think about a mobile OS.. and please stop posting links from pro-WP sites. Those titles are heavily biased. A 14.4% of 5% is nothing nearly nothing. Add up the actual numbers (not percentages) and you'll realize what I am saying. Android. even after its 80% domination is increasing at a pace where WP can't catch. And we all know those sales are made up of L520. People have really shown what WP is worth by choosing NOT to buy their flagship phones but by buying the ultra-cheap phones on which the OEM actually looses money on instead of earning any profit which is obviously not a sustainable business model in the long run.

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