Nokia slashes the price of AT&T's Lumia 1020: $49.99 on contract

Nokia slashes the price of AT&T's Lumia 1020: $49.99 on contract
Nokia and AT&T are now offering the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 handset for only $49.99 on contract. Although the 1020 isn’t the newest smartphone around (being available since July 2013), that’s a pretty sweet deal. After all, we’re talking about a device that’s hailed by many as one of the best camera phones ever.

Nokia USA tweeted an image showing the Lumia 1020 compared to other cameras (non-phones) and their prices. We can spot cameras from Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon, all obviously presented as costing more than the Windows Phone 8 device. However, the image is misleading, because, as we already mentioned, the Lumia 1020 costs $49.99 only with a 2-year contract agreement. Otherwise, its regular price at AT&T is $609.99.

The Lumia 1020 is the world’s second phone that offers a 41MP rear camera - after the Symbian-based Nokia 808. The camera features Nokia’s PureView technology, a 1/1.5-inch sensor, optical image stabilization, and Xenon flash. The handset recently received the latest Black software update, which improved its camera capabilities even more. Other than that, you’ll get a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 768 x 1280 pixels, LTE, 2GB of RAM, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

AT&T is selling the Lumia 1020 in three color versions (black, white, yellow), and all are included in the new deal.

Is $49.99 a price that can make you buy the Lumia 1020 (assuming that you're looking for a WP handset)? Or would you rather choose the larger, newer Lumia 1520, which costs as low as $99.99 at AT&T?

sources: AT&T, Nokia USA

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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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13 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

fail, over here the lumia 1020 is free on a 2 year pact

2. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Define "over here", please :)

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Toronto, Canada. last week I walked into a rogers store and they had the 1020 for free on a 2yr term i was so tempted

8. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

ok fail on my part, its now 99 it must've been a deal or something

3. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Correction, the Nokia 808 PureView is the worlds first phone to offer a 41 Megapixel camera.

4. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

True. But unfortunately that one was not marketed enough. Corrected, anyway. Thanks!

11. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You're welcome and thank you for correcting it. :)

5. papss unregistered

Best camera on any phone with a supported OS. What a sweet effing deal! I loved my 1020 that I had.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

That photo looks like a scam. Comparing on-contract price to off-contract prices...

9. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

yeah i think, but thats nice

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah, looking at the 1020 on contract by itself, it's totally nice. I just don't like that scam-like comparison. It's a $600 phone vs other devices, not $50.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Niceeeee,.. But Microsoft gave me mine, for free ;-]

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

How? Are you one of those who got bad experience with either Samsung or Apple? I thought Nokia was the one giving those phones. :P

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