Review: Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T
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.
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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.
Nokia's latest Windows Phone puts photography first with its 41-megapxiel camera for AT&T. Here are our first impressions.
Jul 11, 2013
Nokia today announced the Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone that boasts a 41-megapixel camera sensor. The device carries over features seen on last year's PureView 808, such as second-generation optical image stabilization, Zeiss optics with a 6-lens design, a mechanical shutter, and xenon flash.
Aug 14, 2014
AT&T today said owners of the Lumia 1020 can download and install the Windows Phone 8.1 update. The improved operating system adds Cortana, Action Center, the Word Flow keyboard and other features.
Jan 9, 2014
Nokia today announced that it has begun pushing the Nokia Black system update to more of its Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Black offers a wide range of new features, including app folders for the home screen, Nokia Glance 2.0 notifications tool, Bluetooth Low Energy, Nokia Refocus (Lytro-like camera feature), Nokia Beamer improvements, and the Nokia Camera application (combined Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera apps).
Dec 19, 2013
AT&T today made system updates available to both the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 1520. The 1020, in particular, is receiving the Nokia Black update, which provides a number of new features and performance improvements.