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The Nokia lumia 1020 is a very good phone, offering many features but it may put off a few people reading this. The screen is vivid and clear running with a great resolution and a very responsive one at that so it scores good there although the standard resolution on phones will most likely move onto 2k soon as the first phones are starting to appear on the market with that. Snapdragon have "snapped" again with the quality chipsets giving the 1020 the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon. This chipset coupled with the 2Gb of ram should give you a great performance though in reality it seems to offer a below average performance being beat by phones like the LG G2 and the HTC one amongst others. The beyond top of the range 41 MP camera is a truly great edition to the phone if not what nokia based the whole phone around when designing. The battery on the nokia lumia 1020 will last you up to 384 hours on standby or around 13 hours and 20 minutes of talk time but this is only on 3G so if you use 2G these will be increased and if you use 4G these will be decreased. The Nokia lumia 1020 offers similar design to it's predecessor but when you turn it around you see the dominating camera which bulges out and could off putting to some but it could be a sacrifice for the hi tech camera your getting. This phone has no micro sd slot, which means no storage expansion, this is disappointing but it still comes with good storage starting at 32Gb. It's OS is the latest Windows which in my opinion is decent but it's small and has a cold feeling that lacks the majority of features Android and Apple offer currently. But thats down to personal preference I guess. All in all a decent phone boasting a fairly new but decent OS, Stunning camera and a very familiar design.
I have recently taken out my new mobile phone contract and having just had a Nokia and been impressed with it I decided that I would give them another chance to impress and having looked over their offerings I opted for the Lumia 1020 and have been delighted ever since. The phone is a smartphone which is run on the Windows Phone 8 operating system which is very simple to use, easily customizable and offers a stable user experience. The biggest issue many people have with Windows phones is that they are disappointed with the app store and I will confirm that it is somewhat frustrating to find yourself seeing something advertised as having an app but then discovering it is only for Android or IOS (Apple) but thanks to Microsoft having overhauled the operating system in a big way the number of apps is improving. The phone itself is a fairly large piece of kit (dimensions are - 71.4mm x 130.4mm x 10.4mm) but it is crafted beautifully so that it does not look like a brick due the large size. The screen itself is a 4.5" touchscreen and offers fantastic quality sensitivity to enable for easy navigation and great gaming which I have been really impressed with when compared to other touchscreen mobiles I have experienced. One of the main things that is at the forefront of peoples decisions is the quality of the screen thanks to the amount of media we all view on our devices now and I have been very impressed with the bright, vivid and very clear screen on offer from the Lumia 1020, having used my phone to view Netflix, BBC IPlayer, played games and to browse the internet. With many people having their Apple or their Samsung they would wonder why they should change and try a Nokia and the biggest attraction with this phone is the amazing quality of photos you can take thanks to the 41MP sensor on the camera. Now to explain a little about what the 41MP sensor brings to the quality of your pictures and this is where Nokia has done things a little differently as this uses something called PureView technology which sees oversampling take place so that if you have 7 pixels of information taken in by the sensor then these are combined to make 1 clear pixel of actual data on the photo so that your photos are beautifully clear, crisp and simply stunning when considering these are being taken on a mobile phone. I have been delighted with the camera quality and love the fact I know I can take my mobile phone with me and be able to come across something I really want to capture and be able to do it with an image which does not suffer for having been taken on a mobile phone. The zooming technology on the camera also sees a clear zoom technique that enables you to close in on the image your sensor is capturing and so not get blurring caused by digital zoom normally experienced. This technology also enables for the camera to remain thin as it does not need to worry about optical zoom (where the actual lens moves closer to the image). Overall for me this is a simply stunning mobile phone that offers good battery life which easily lasts the day even when you are commuting like I am over around 2 hours a day and making use of surfing the internet on your smartphone. The biggest thing that attracted me to this phone was the amazing camera and I have been absolutely delighted with this and finding myself regularly taking photos I would normally have missed out on being able to take as I would have been disappointed with the quality of picture on a mobile phone and hadn''t taken a camera. The lack of apps when compared to IOS and Android is for me not a problem as there are plenty of apps and games to keep you entertained. The phone comes with 4G connectivity and so enables for much quicker web browsing and from my experience I have found the phone has good signal strength when compared to other phones on the same network (having discussed this with others on my network and using other phones). The quality of the microphone and speaker enables for you to have clear calls and for me this is the biggest plus of the phone as it does what is meant to do well and then adds so many brilliant things in to just add to the experience. Well worth checking out.