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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.