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Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020
alaScore 91

2925 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2925 reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and size are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reception.

camera, usability, performance, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 1020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

camera, usability, performance, design, portability

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 Sim Free Windows Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Nokia Lumia 1020 Sim Free Windows Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1028 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good views. Views about the apps and reliability are different, while many are negative about the reception.

camera, usability, performance, portability, design

reception

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 RM-875 32GB GSM Unlocked Windows Smartphone - Yellow - International Version No WarrantyNokia Lumia 1020 RM-875 32GB GSM Unlocked Windows Smartphone - Yellow - International Version No Warranty

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the social networking functionality and screen. The performance and camera are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the size. Views are divided on the usability.

camera, performance, screen, social network

size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1020 Yellow 32GB RM-875 Factory Unlocked - International Version GSM Phone 4G: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / Nokia Lumia 1020 Yellow 32GB RM-875 Factory Unlocked - International Version GSM Phone 4G: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 /

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review - Pocket-lint

 

Image stabilisation great to assist with shots in low light, bright exposures, manual controls available, touchscreen is responsive, inherent smartphone abilities to share/apps, raw files hold plenty of detail at low ISO settings

Chunky for a smartphone, image quality can't always rival a dedicated compact camera, some settings may confuse the uninitiated, no microSD/SD storage, tricky to hold without accessory grip

Let's cut to the chase: the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the smartphone to beat when it comes to photography. Its camera is a serious bit of kit that, given the right conditions, will create exceptional shots.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Marc Flores (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

Can a brilliant camera alone save the once-great brand?

Great camera ; Slim design ; Good battery life

Windows Phone 8 app ecosystem ; No expandable memory ; 299 is a little pricey

Ratings in depth To review the Nokia Lumia 1020 is to review a compact camera that happens to have some phone features tacked onto it. Essentially, you would only buy this thing for its 41MP PureView camera with Xenon flash. If you weren't already a...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review - Pocket-lint

 

By far the best cameraphone on the market by a long shot. What's more, the 1020 can compete - at least to some degree - with cheaper compact cameras. Sure,

Camera is very good, Windows Phone remains solid, Nokia's hardware is still brilliant

Can get very hot, extensive camera use can kill the battery in just five hours, Windows Phone apps still lacking

We also thought a lot about how the 1020 compares to the DSLRs from Canon, Nikon, etc. It certainly has many of the manual settings, creating a DSLR/phone-like combo for consumers.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

Is the Nokia Lumia 1020's 41-megapixels enough to tempt you to Windows Phone?

Solidly built ; Outstanding picture quality ; Good screen

Windows Phone 8 ; Shutter lag ; Overcomplicated camera apps

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Nokia has announced a new camera. No wait, a new phone. Scratch that. A new camera phone. It says it is the best darn camera phone on the market. We

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia Lumia 1020

 

Is this the best mobile phone camera ever produced?

Excellent camera in most respects, Punchy, colourful screen, Excellent build quality

Camera processing is sluggish, Camera lens housing causes handling issues, Not much more powerful than entry-level phones, Windows apps/games selection is poor

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

The Lumia 1020 can be thought of as a replacement for the 808 PureView. That model also had a 41Mp camera offering high-quality photography for a smartphone but was severely hindered by the Symbian operating system.

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

Simply stunning photos make the Lumia 1020 the ultimate cameraphone

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Lumia 1020 video review - 41Mp camera phone has striking design, but is expensive with poor battery life

 

The Lumia 1020 is in essence a Lumia 920 with a better camera tacked onto the back. It's a mixed bag when it comes to design with a solid chassis which has a nice soft matte finish. However, the camera gets in the way in day to day use and the what...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

 

It's not the best camera ever or the best phone ever, but the Nokia Lumia 1020 is by far the best cameraphone ever

Ultra high-res photos ; Proper flash and manual camera features ; Very capable Windows smartphone

Heavy and slippery ; WP8 still lacks some key camera apps ; Pricey

Not just the best cameraphone ever, but one of the smartest non-SLR cameras we’ve seen

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery recharge time:6.8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-5XW
Browsing time:5.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6.7
Continuous audio playback time:63
Continuous video playback time:6.8 / 63
Standby time (2G):360 / 384
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):19.1
Talk time (3G):13.3
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:7712 x 5360
Digital Zoom:3 / 6
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):41
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.5 / 25.4 / 5
Rear Camera Resolution:7712 x 5360
Rear camera resolution (numeric):41
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.2
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.72
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.82

Design

Colour of product:Black / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display diagonal:11.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 768
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3G2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, HE-AAC, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCM, PDF, PPT, XLS, XLSM / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX / DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS / DOC, PDF, XLS
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BAS, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, SVG / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVC, AVI, H.263, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, FR / AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G, 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-in sensors:Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.04
Height :13
Weight:158 / 159
Width:7.14 / 7.44