- 07-29-2013, 04:55 PM #3
I upgraded, and for me, there was no second guess it. I do a lot of photography (professionally and as a hobby), so the upgrade was a no brainer for me. The phone is noticeably lighter and thinner, too. If you're happy with the pictures you're getting from the 920 and don't want to upgrade because of size and weight, then I would say you're fine sticking with the L920.
- 07-29-2013, 05:21 PM #4
I really would just need to add the wireless charging case, since I use that all the time on the 920. I like the fact that the 1020 has a wrist strap. I was leaning over a 4th floor balcony a few weeks ago and was pretty nervous about dropping it while trying to take a pic.
- 07-29-2013, 05:36 PM #5
I moved from the 920 to the 1020. My opinion is, unless you use your camera for more than posting on FB, Instagram, and generally sharing pictures from phone to phone, then wait. Obviously, there's always better devices around the corner. But in this case, the upgrade is very slight, other than the camera. Most of the other stuff you'll get on your 920 anyway with the Amber update. Yes, I think the 1020 is nicer, but again the differences are incremental. What if you use your upgrade now, and in 3 months there's a Lumia 920 update that has a quad core processor, true HD screen, etc? The 920 is a fantastic device.
- 07-29-2013, 05:42 PM #6
For me the camera WAS the upgrade. On the other hand, I'm finding the 1020 confusing to use and need to bone up on where, what, and how everything is and works. I'm still using my 920 because I can't find a case I like and the charging shell isn't shipping from amazon yet. The crappy cases available are super overpriced at this point and so are the screen protectors. Been on the fence about returning the 1020 until the accessories start coming around and prices come down, then re-buying. First world problems:-\
- 07-29-2013, 09:34 PM #7
If you really need an improved camera, yes it's worth it. However, if you just take pictures casually, I would wait for Lumias with higher hardware specs. As much as I loved 1020 at the store, I'm not buying it because I'm waiting for next Nokia flagship (which should be here by the end of the year).
- 07-30-2013, 11:48 PM #8
I just don't get the "higher hardware specs" talk. I had an HTC one with 1080p screen and didn't see a difference against my 920 and now my 1020. Quad core seems silly in a phone that runs this smooth and fast too:-\ The next move I make away from the 1020 will be next-gen 41mp and water/dust proof and/or solar charging. Other possibilities would be graphene body or shatter proof screen and of course, HUGE battery in a slim body. Then, and only then, will they get another $700 out of me. In the meantime I'm going to enjoy the hell out of my new 1020;):P;P
- 07-31-2013, 01:53 AM #12
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I agree with redeyss. The camera IS the upgrade. Its a hell of an upgrade at that. If you can do so at upgrade cost I would not hesitate. Unless you want to keep the 920 Nokia has a tradeup program. They will only give you $100 for the 920 but that takes your out of pocket cost down to $199. Not a bad deal at all considering what you would be getting.Support your third-party developers. There just about all we have...
- 07-31-2013, 08:00 AM #14
I'm waiting for the L920 successor phone.. When that is out, i might consider moving. L1020 is amazing.. But Nokias 41mp technology is now here to stay.. There will be variants and successors, and they too will be spectacular...
- 07-31-2013, 04:57 PM #16
Eh, if your always waiting for the new tech it can be very irritating and there is no guarantee that there will be a camera this good in the 920 successor;) Just sayin'
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- 07-31-2013, 07:22 PM #18
For me it isn't worth the upgrade. There is no promise of the next version of windows phone coming to Windows Phone 8. You have to remember that you will be tied down on contract for another 2 years. On the other hand, is the 1020 a nice upgrade, it is. Besides the camera, I don't think it is. I have wireless charging on my 920, and on the 1020 you have to buy an accessory that isn't even out yet. I use this all the time on my 920.
My only question is does the 1020 overheat like the 920 does when playing games?
- 07-31-2013, 07:35 PM #20
The next program is just a 0% financing on a new phone, I would rather just buy the phone brand new at full price then sell it when I want to upgrade again.
With the next program, you trade in your phone, and don't get a dime for it. It is such a bad deal.
- 07-31-2013, 08:03 PM #23
Ok, just my two cents, I decided to jump to the 1020 from my 920, as every one said, the camera IS phenomenal, jaw dropping in fact, it is one of those OMG moments the first time you snap a picture, I only wish I knew how to properly use it lol, but that will come in time. Now is the overall phone better than the 920? Yes it is, but not by leaps and bounds, does the phone still heat up when playing games, yes it does, does the extra gig of ram really make a big difference, not that I can tell except maybe when using the camera, I'm sure it does but not a noticeable difference, if your straddling the fence I would advise to hold off if the CAMERA is not that huge of a deal with you, I think the sound on the 920 is far better than the 1020, in fact I'm very disappointed with the speaker on the 1020, the 920 is louder and better over all quality, the LCD screen on the 920 is actually better than the amoled screen imo and be live it or not I actually miss the solid feel of the 920, as weird as that may sound lol, I have had this phone (1020) since launch date and I still haven't got use to its "feel" yet. Am I disappointed with this phone? No not at all, but do I love it as much as I did my 920? Hmmmm can't say that YET, after 8 months with the 920 I loved it from day one and still loved it on the day I gave it up for the 1020. Just my two cents worth.
- 07-31-2013, 08:18 PM #24
Oh and one more thing, I don't know why, but there are a few games that I loved on my 920 that aren't "compatible" on the 1020, not understanding that at all, but NFS hot pursuit and hydro thunder go can't be played on the 1020, I was actually a bit pissed about that, I loved hydro thunder and not happy that it is "not compatible on your device" what the hell is up with that??
- 07-31-2013, 08:33 PM #25
@sym1a1a, dude, great post!!! I think that's a really helpful summary for people. That's exactly the way I feel about the 920 but i haven't started using the 1020 as the daily yet, just playing around with it and waiting on my charging case. I picked up a zagg full body that I need to install. I'm always super ocd about new stuff-.-
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