Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Windows Phone still has a lot to overcome if it ever wants to get close to what Android is doing in the space, but in the platform’s quest to spread to the masses, it has one new polarizing figure in the arena that’s making some buzz – the Nokia Lumia 1020. Armed with that monstrous 41-megapixel PureView camera, it’s no doubt bringing the heat to the competition. As always, though, the Samsung Galaxy S4 continues to be one of the shining flagships for Android that not only managed to compel us a few months ago, but it continues to do so without much effort. Does the Nokia Lumia 1020 have enough gas in the tank to keep up with Sammy’s flagship?
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75 Comments

29. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

What a *****? How come you compare Kobe and The King Jordan? Compare him with maybe Shaq or whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe galaxy s3 even thou it would have beaten that bricky.................. Here the bricksts goes.....

30. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

if you want simple, yet reliable device with the best sat nav solution, the best camera in the industry, great build quality, you are free to go and get 1020. If you want something more, you like to tinker with the device and install hundreds of apps, buy S IV.

36. mrdoubleb

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You know, I`d love to have some of these reviewers (this site and others) do a blind test between the exact same brand/size screen with 768/720 vs 1080p resolution. I would be really surprized if they could spot the difference on a 4-5 inch screen. If they could, we would have a real-life Superman. It is easy to "see" the difference when you know the specs in advance...

45. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What?

51. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

he's right so no need for "what?"

61. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good point, and they wouldn't be able to close in more than say three or four feet (arm's length or distance to one on a tabletop).

40. reliant1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 25, 2010

I'm tired of the hatchet jobs on Windows phones. Most pictures are closer to subject, and therefore, look more vibrant on Galaxy 4 than Nokia. And I believe that the customization of Android phones is beyond the typical smart phone owner. Windows OS is simpler to use, doesn't use up the phone's processing capabiities, and, for the normal person , is a better phone. It's time for your reviewers to be impartial in their analysis and not so obviously in the back pocket of the biggest sellers. The fact that you put what S4's camera is good at in bold type when Nokia's is significantly better is pathetic. No matter. Microsoft has deep pockets. Nokia knows how to build phones. Eventually, they'll be on top again, with you or without you.

46. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

L1020 wins . Dont reply to me fandrods

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is a phone comparison, not a camera comparison. Go away and never come back.

63. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I feel sorry for you... :/

70. anugakarthik

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

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72. suyash1629

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

Nokia should make a mind to move to android leaving windows

73. suyash1629

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

windows is always like a dustbin

74. suyash1629

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020, just nothing more than a camera phone

75. pio66

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2013

I have the i9500 ,HTC one and got this just to see what the cam can offer and I was not let down at all . This is my first Nokia and first win phone and I don't hate it but don't like it to much either . Its quick its nice looking but just makes me feel like I have no control . Oh and the market is horrid . But the cam compared to the others I'll say this the 1020 wins hands down in just about all categories involving the cam its extremely surprising being all the hype about and passive reviews its amazing for a phone it really does take amazing pictures and videos. And in more ways and with ease more so than the others the detail of the pictures is great . Look I love my s4 and one but the s4 beats the one with cam hands down as the 1020 does the s4 .
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