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printed October 25, 2014
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Review: Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T

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The Lumia 1020 is no doubt a remarkable achievement on Nokia's behalf. One only other smartphone, also made by Nokia, can claim to have a 41-megapixel camera that offers such incredible focus and detail when zoomed in. That the PureView imager is now available in a Windows Phone device should give fans of Microsoft's smartphone platform plenty to be happy about.

It’s worth pointing out again that the Lumia 1020 is a very large and heavy phone. The screen looks great, but should be bigger for a device with this much girth to it. The 1020 performed well on AT&T's network, but speakerphone performance left a bit to be desired. The phone offers exceptional battery life.

Nokia's applications and services are really what brings life to the Lumia 1020. The new Nokia Pro Cam app is a leap forward for photogs, and the results of the PureView imager almost live up to the hype. Throw in Nokia's HERE mapping apps, Nokia Music, and it is plain that Nokia is working hard to earn your support.

For shutterbugs looking for the ultimate in terms of control over their smartphone camera, the Lumia 1020 is the only choice. The biggest drawback, perhaps, is the $299 price point. For some, the extra money could be cash well spent.

Our Ratings

4
Overall
3.5
Reception
4
Battery Life
3
Hardware Usability
4
Hardware Quality
3
Display
4
Interface Speed
2
Audio Volume
4
Camera
 

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