Nokia Lumia 1020 vs HTC One

Introduction and Design

As it continues to build up steam, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is looking intently at the competition with great intensity to see who can give it a run for its money in the camera shooting department. Already, the HTC One’s fancied termed UltraPixel camera has been touted for its performance, especially with low lighting, which is also a key area where the Lumia 1020 excels in. When it comes down to it, the true winner manifests itself by delivering a balanced performance in all key areas – so we’re taking these two flagships and pitting them one another to see who can trump who.


Known for their attractive designs, there’s no arguing that these two are carefully and meticulously crafted from the beginning to catch wandering eyes. Visually, they boast all the quality elements that make them stand over most of the other stuff in the field – like their sturdy constructions and snug frames. It’s hard to say what’s more favorable, but considering that the HTC One employs the more premium aluminum chassis, combined with a lighter and thinner frame, it’s the handset that we feel to have the superior design. Even holding the two together in the hand tells us that HTC’s pride and joy is the better of the two, as it feels more natural and comfortable – whereas the Lumia 1020 feels top heavy and awkward to hold due to the prominent hump around its rear.


Having the bigger screen and higher resolution really helps to attract prying eyes, so that’s why we’re digging the 4.7-inch 1080x1920 S-LCD 3 display of the HTC One over the 4.5-inch 768 x 1280 PureMotion HD+ display with ClearBlack AMOLED on the Lumia 1020. It might be insignificant from a far distance away, but upon closer inspection, the HTC One’s display is more detailed and crisp – and on top of that, its color are more accurate over the saturated tones of the Lumia 1020, plus, it’s better for outdoor visibility too.

Nokia Lumia 1020 360-Degrees View:

HTC One 360-Degrees View:

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