Nokia Lumia 1020

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 1020Notebook: Nokia Lumia 1020 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.5 inch, 5:3, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.158kg
Price: 699 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 77%, features: 69%, display: 87% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 1020

85% Review Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Camera or phone? With an almost absurd resolution of 41 megapixels, the Lumia 1020 ridicules the entire competition. The rest of the specs, however, have remained almost unchanged when compared to the Lumia 925. Whether its high amount of pixels remains the only advantage of the Finnish smartphone, our review will show.
100% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Lumia 1020 launched in the UK back in September 2013, but there's still nothing like it out there. The 41-megapixel camera really makes this phone stand out and is a major reason to buy it over any other smartphone. As it is now been superseeded by newer, shinier things you can also pick the Lumia 1020 up on the cheap. At the time of writing Orange has it on a 24 month contract with 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for £27.99 per month, with no extra charge for the handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Sony QX 10 camera comparison
Source: Mobileburn English
The QX10 has an obvious advantage here because you can look at the camera and line up a very good selfie or group portrait. The other images use the front-facing cameras which are significantly smaller and not as good. You could use the rear camera but it's harder that way.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2014
100% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Lumia 1020 has the same 4.5in, 1,280x720 AMOLED screen as the Lumia 925, which is one of the best mobile screens there is, as well as the same dual-core 1.5GHz processor; Windows Phone flies on this handset, and a hugely quick score of 913ms in the Sunspider JavaScript benchmark shows complicated web pages are not a problem. As with any Windows Phone handset, you need to consider whether the platform does what you need; it's slick and great-looking, but not as flexible as Android and still doesn’t have as great a choice of apps, although the situation is improving.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Nokia’s best price for the Lumia 1020 is Rs 47,222 but we have seen it going for lesser online. Despite the brilliant camera, good battery life and excellent build – it’s still way too expensive to be recommended. Given how the prices of other Lumias have dropped drastically, we predict a similar price drop heading for the 1020 as well in order to make room for the newer phones, expected next year. If priced under Rs 35,000, we say go ahead and take the plunge as it’s certainly more compact and classier than the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Plus, you’ll also have access to some really cool apps like Nokia Refocus. Anything above the price though and you’re better off with a Sony Xperia Z1 or a LG G2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Review: Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC Authority English
However, it’s all about the camera with the Nokia Lumia 1020, and on this front, it’s a huge success; combined with decent smartphone capabilities, it’s an alluring proposition. It’s expensive, but it’s also the most desirable Windows Phone 8 handset yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Grip Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a phone that Nokia felt required a companion. Thus they made the Camera Grip for the said phone and we didn't wait too long to bring these two friends together. Are they made for each other or is Nokia just perpetuating a relationship that just doesn't exist? We find out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Review: Nokia Lumia 1020 — The Best Camera Phone Till Date - See more at:
Source: Techtree.com English
The Lumia 1020 is undoubtedly the best camera phone in the market. Not just the great optics, but Nokia has done an excellent job with the camera software. Apart from that, it flaunts an excellent screen, great sound quality, sturdy construction, and a bunch of productivity apps including Microsoft Office suite. It’s also refreshing to see a manufacturer bringing something unique to the table, when most companies are busy putting absurdly powerful chips and gigantic screens on their phones. On the other hand, there are a few annoyances such as three seconds of shot-to-shot time and relatively low count of games. All in all, the 1020 is a premium smartphone with an extraordinary camera that fits in your pocket. To get great results though, you’ll have to let your creativity run loose and be ready to experiment a lot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lumia 1020 is built on a hardware platform that has established itself to work rather well with the Windows Phone 8 operating system, as we have seen in the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 925. What is somewhat of a bomb feature about the phone is the PureView camera, which is sluggish despite the 2GB of RAM, but does take good photos. Regardless, if you're a stickler for image quality and want a good, slim, powerful camera in your pockets, then the Nokia Lumia 1020 should be your number one consideration, at least as far as phones go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
82% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Conita - Heft 12/2013 English
wer unterwegs auch anspruchsvolle Fotos schießen möchte, ohne dafür eine Digicam mitschleppen zu wollen, bekommt mit dem Nokia Lumia 1020 die wohl am universellsten nutzbare Smartphone-Kamera. Diese steckt in einem Mobiltelefon, das auch in Sachen Ausstattung und Leistungsfähigkeit in der Spitzenklasse mithalten kann.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% Nokia Lumia 1020 review: An amazing camera bolted on to year-old smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 1020 has an amazing camera, the best in a smartphone, and will tempt most smartphone photographers. However, it's expensive for what is essentially a now out-of-date Lumia 920 with a better snapper. Poor battery life and a lack of good apps for the OS put us off significantly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too
Source: Reg Hardware English
Still, momentum is now with the platform and with Microsoft's billions backing Nokia, you can be reasonably confident that your Lumia 1020 will be better at the end of your two year contract than it is today. It's by a comfortable distance the most impressive cameraphone ever made.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Lumia 1020 video review - 41Mp camera phone has striking design, but is expensive with poor battery life
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 1020 has an amazing camera and will tempt most smartphone photographers. However, it's expensive for what is essentially a now out-of-date Lumia 920 with a better snapper. Poor battery life and a lack of good apps for the OS put us off significantly.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2013
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is by far the best camera-phone we've ever used, with its 41MP rear sensor blowing the competition clean out of the water. Even better, unlike its predecessor the 808 Pureview, the 1020 also stands up as pretty decent phone in its own right, with the slew of Nokia innovations doing a stellar job of showcasing all the positive points of Windows Phone. However, costing a hefty £550 SIM-free the phone comes with a premium price tag that is sure to put most businesses of mass rollouts.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Techradar English
The incredible camera on this phone would benefit from apps that are found on iOS and Android, but missing on Windows Phone 8. Apps like Instagram, Snapseed and Vine would be terrific additions to Windows Phone 8, and it would really help this camera shine. But with the lack or slow development of those types of apps, there is more incentive to go with Android or iOS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
50% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Techradar English
The incredible camera on this phone would benefit from apps that are found on iOS and Android, but missing on Windows Phone 8. Apps like Instagram, Snapseed and Vine would be terrific additions to Windows Phone 8, and it would really help this camera shine. But with the lack or slow development of those types of apps, there is more incentive to go with Android or iOS. We would recommend this phone for those who don't spend too much time in apps, and find themselves messaging and e-mailing and browsing the web more than playing around in apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The bottom line is if you take your smartphone camera seriously, you should really consider the Lumia 1020 as you probably won’t be able to take pictures this highly-detailed with any other smartphone on the market as of this writing. Even though Windows Phone 8 isn’t popular right now, the operating system will still be able to perform many day-to-day tasks that most people experience on a daily basis. Just don’t expect a dedicated YouTube app yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2013
Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone
Source: Hot Hardware English
Nokia's battle in the global smartphone race is an intriguing one, and those who follow technology have long wondered if the company's decision to hitch its wagon to Microsoft was a wise one. The bigger issue, of course, is that no Lumia is able to overcome Microsoft's ecosystem hurdle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2013
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Stuff TV English
On top of that it's mighty expensive - at least in the US. Perhaps Nokia will surprise us and launch it for less in the UK, but we reckon that's highly unlikely. That will leave the much more affordable Lumia 925 as the Windows Phone of choice for most people looking to inject live-tile loveliness into their smartphone life. For the camera geek elite, though, the Lumia 1020 is well worth the stretch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia Lumia 1020 review
Source: Techradar English
The incredible camera on this phone would benefit from apps that are found on iOS and Android, but missing on Windows Phone 8. Apps like Instagram, Snapseed and Vine would be terrific additions to Windows Phone 8, and it would really help this camera shine. But with the lack or slow development of those types of apps, there is more incentive to go with Android or iOS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 review: an amazing camera to year-old smartphone hardware
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nokia Lumia 1020 faces an uphill battle: Not only is it competing against heavyweights such as the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5, but it is also fighting against the stigma surrounding the Windows Phone OS. The Lumia 1020 is an excellent phone with one of the best all-around cameras out there, but its AT&T exclusivity and older hardware make it a hard sell. If you’re an AT&T customer who has been curious about Windows Phone, I strongly urge you to pick up the Lumia 1020. For everyone else, you’ll have to ask yourself whether a fancy camera and the struggling Windows Phone ecosystem are enough to break your contract over.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: The Nokia Lumia 1020 marries an amazing camera to year-old hardware
Source: PC World English
The Nokia Lumia 1020 faces an uphill battle: Not only is it competing against heavyweights such as the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5, but it is also fighting against the stigma surrounding the Windows Phone OS. The Lumia 1020 is an excellent phone with one of the best all-around cameras out there, but its AT&T exclusivity and older hardware make it a hard sell. If you’re an AT&T customer who has been curious about Windows Phone, I strongly urge you to pick up the Lumia 1020.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Nokia Lumia 1020 represents a true breakthrough, offering the best smartphone camera we've ever used. It's so good that you'll never need a point-and-shoot camera, and even entry-level DSLR owners may find they're schlepping them around less. We also like the colorful and bright AMOLED display (even if it's not full-HD) and Camera Grip option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Nokia Lumia 1020 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The Nokia Lumia 1020 certainly offers something unique to the Lumia line up. It's preposterously high megapixel count and the tech packed inside the fairly svelte frame is a marvel but is it enough to tempt Android and iPhone 5 user away from their current handsets?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Engadget English
We've been waiting a long time for the 808 PureView to get a Windows Phone counterpart with the same (if not better) imaging prowess. Finally, it's here. Now that we've had the opportunity to use the device, we can confidently say that the Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone device to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2013
Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
Source: Slashgear English
It’s clear that the Lumia 1020 isn’t for everyone. The size of the phone, although considerably improved over the 808, is still more of a pocket-filler than the flagships running iOS and Android, and while the PureView system itself is impressive, not everybody needs the flexibility that it offers. It’s that, more than anything, that keeps the Nokia Lumia 1020 in its niche position. Stomach the intermittent pauses and the PureView camera system is incredible, but everyday users convinced by Windows Phone might find the Lumia 925 offers a better balance of optics, usability, and design. Nonetheless, when PureView delivers, it’s hard not to be charmed by Nokia’s photography obsession.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2013

Foreign Reviews

83% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC Go - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Fit For Fun - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
76% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia Lumia 1020 Mit 38-Megapixel-Kamera Getestet
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
93% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
90% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
90% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
98% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
80% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Foto Magazin - Heft Nr. 11 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Nokia Lumia 1020
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
41-Megapixel-Kamera im Smartphone
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good camera
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2013
92% 41 Megapixel drängen digitale Kompaktkameras (fast) ins Abseits
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: excellent camera Negative: high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
Smartphone mit 41-Megapixel-Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good camera quality; very good handiness and usability
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013

Comment

Model:

The mother ship of all camera phones has arrived with a stunning 41 megapixel camera. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the closest any smartphone has come to replacing the need for a point-and-shoot camera. Surprisingly, the device could probably pass off for any other ordinary device. The main difference lies in the 1.75 inch camera module with a wide xenon flash that sticks out half an inch. The device does not lie flat on its back, which is actually quite nice because the screen is propped up when it is on a table making it easy to keep an eye out for notifications. It's also surprising how it does not make the device uncomfortable to hold, or to keep in pockets.

It is very noticeable that the device is much heavier than most other devices out there. It is solid and well built with a durable polycarbonate body and Gorilla Glass 3 screen. The 4.5 inch 1280x768 AMOLED screen is beautiful and super sensitive, which means that it can be operated with fingernails or gloves on. While the specs list 41 megapixels, the reality is much more confusing - the settings involved in actually utilizing the potential of this device is not for the casual user. For the more initiated, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will turn out better images than any other smartphone out there. While camera-centric users will find delight in this device, those who are just looking for an allround smartphone will not find anything to shout about here. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is targeted at a niche market, and at the moment it has no competitors.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.158 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» BlackBerry Q5
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.12 kg
» BlackBerry Q10
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.139 kg
» BlackBerry Z10
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.2", 0.145 kg
» Samsung ATIV S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.8", 0.135 kg
» Dell XPS 10 Tablet
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 0.635 kg
» Nokia Lumia 820
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.3", 0.159 kg
» Sony Xperia T
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.6", 0.139 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8X
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.129 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 1.107 kg
» HTC One S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.119 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Xperia E3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» HTC One Remix
Adreno 305, unknown
» Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, Exynos 3470 Quad
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» LG L70 D325
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210
» HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» HTC Desire 310
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M
» Huawei Ascend Y530
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210
» Nokia Lumia 635
Adreno 305, unknown
» Nokia Lumia 630
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Samsung Galaxy Express 2
unknown, unknown
» Motorola Moto G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Alcatel OneTouch Fierce
unknown, Mediatek MT6589
» Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» LG Optimus F6
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-07-25)