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  1. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Don't think there will be a 1020 replacement.
    05-20-2014 08:55 AM
  2. Intense Soul's Avatar
    The 920 has wireless charging built-in but it is alone. Both the 1020 & 925 require a cover for this. I found the cover helped significantly to make the 1020 easier to hold but felt the cover's plastic edge at the bottom made a slightly sharp edge where I wrap my finger at the bottom to support the phone. I've not noticed it feeling as bad on the 925, and I don't bother with a cover on my 920 since it can already wirelessly charge.
    perfect! I prefer wireless charging. looks like 920 is fitting my budget along with wireless charger.
    05-20-2014 08:58 AM
  3. Beijendorf's Avatar
    Don't think there will be a 1020 replacement.

    Wrong.

    https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/401101953200963585

    It's been in the works since they released the 1020. Daniel Rubino also cited his sources saying a dual-lens smartphone is incoming Q4 2014-Q1 2015. It'll possibly be here earlier, possibly not. What we know for sure is that it's coming.
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    05-20-2014 08:59 AM
  4. Intense Soul's Avatar
    You could also get the "latest and greatest" available if you're in north america:

    Nokia Lumia Icon vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Nokia Lumia 920 - Phone specs comparison

    Lumia Icon has a quadcore processor - think of it as the 1520 but smaller. I'd personally rather have the 1520. I'm waiting for the next-gen 1520 equivalent or the 1020 next-gen. (1530,1030?) Nothing has been announced.
    Nokia Icon is carrier specific, right OP? I don't live in North America
    05-20-2014 09:01 AM
  5. Intense Soul's Avatar
    Wrong.

    https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/401101953200963585

    It's been in the works since they released the 1020. Daniel Rubino also cited his sources saying a dual-lens smartphone is incoming Q4 2014-Q1 2015. It'll possibly be here earlier, possibly not. What we know for sure is that it's coming.
    You mean another high end phone compared to 1020?
    05-20-2014 09:02 AM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    To the OP, you can't do wrong with either phone. I have a 920 (925 and 810 as well), never got a 1020, but both are awesome phones!
    snowmutt and Intense Soul like this.
    05-20-2014 09:17 AM
  7. evilrob's Avatar
    I faced a similar choice - I went with the 920 because I didn't like the way the lens sticks out on the 1020 and because it has built-in wireless charging with no need for any crappy clip-on adaptor cases.
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    05-20-2014 10:59 AM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I've had my 920 essentially from launch and it hasn't let me down once, the other thing to bear in mind is the 920 weighs approx 185g. Which for some people is too "heavy", I have had little nephews and nieces play with my phone without any problem.

    Windows phone has a dedicate section for kids, which is called Kids Corner - this mode when enabled in the settings is accessed sliding to the left on the lock screen. Once in Kids Corner they only have access to the apps that you allow in the settings.

    However they do have access to the camera roll and camera via the customize tile and at present doesn't allow you to have a separate password simple because you need to unlock your phone before giving it the kids. Furthermore make sure you set the lockscreen to require a password everytime the phone is put into standby / lock screen is activated it, as I found setting the password to come up after 30 seconds + to be a tad fiddly.
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    05-20-2014 12:15 PM
  9. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    This thread really isn't what I thought ATTENTION !!!! would mean. Chill, ask nicely, don't make people think their phones can explode in their pockets.
    To answer your question: 920 and 1020 are hardware and software wise exactly the same except for the camera (8MP vs 41MP+xenon flash), display (IPS LCD on 920, AMOLED on 1020) and exterior. 920 is heavier with glossy finish, 1020 has matte finish (which I prefer, less fingerprints and nicer feel in hand), and also 920 has wireless charging built in (charger sold separately) while 1020 and 925 require a separate cover (and charger of course)
    They're running exact same software, typing prediction is great on supported languages, new swipe keyboard that comes with 8.1 (which both will get and can get already) is awesome, you can also look at 925 which is again exactly the same as 920 except for screen (AMOLED on 925) and slightly improved camera, but still at 8MP. It's also thinner then 920 and has aluminum frame. 1020 makes awesome photos resolution wise but I like the color of 925 a bit more, then again I've only played with 1020 for 10 minutes and I've had 925 since October. If you can get it, 928 looks great too, again the same as 920 except it has xenon flash, which is about 1000x better then LED 'flash'.
    If you want to get the best of the best, wait a little longer (and save up some more) and get the 930, which is worldwide version of Icon with 8.1 out of the box. It's far superior to 92x or 1020 performance wise, and its on par with 1020 camera wise.
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    05-20-2014 12:25 PM
  10. buxz777's Avatar
    Hi Urskruz,

    I am a Lumia 920 owner and not to complictae things, but I think your choice is three way as you should add the 925 to your list and which is best all depends on what sort of user you are.

    The 920 is a big device, but I don't find it a problem because the design is very smooth. Apart from the buttons and metal strip up the back there is nothing to trip the fingers and it is very well balanced. You get OIS, 32GB and she comes in RED! She still turns heads and has done nothing araprt from improve since the day I got her.

    If the 920 is too big, there is the 925. You loose the colours (white, grey and black only), Wireless charging (unless you buy a cover) and will have to watch whether you get the 16GB or 32GB versions. You gain slimline looks with the aluminium surround, a marginally better camera which has six lens elements instead of five and a camera bulge which is small but not to my taste. getting a 925 from scratch makes sense, upgrading from a 920 doesn't.

    The 1020 is really only an option if you want to use that monster camera, because that bulge is BIG. Having said that, I'd have one in a heartbeat if I could afford it. It is a niche device which won't do most things any better than a 920 or 925. It just depends on whether you can justify the extra cost.

    All three devices are good, will take great pictures in low light and will serve you well.

    Good luck.
    the bulge is hardly noticeable ;-) I think nokia done a good job ;-) its there but you don't notice it unless you type with your phone flat on a desk ;-)
    05-20-2014 12:42 PM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    i had a 920 and currently have a 1020, personally id suggest going with the 1020
    05-20-2014 12:52 PM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    Okay, my son has had a L920 and my daughter has had the L1020 for months, so:

    -Battery: Both have 2000 mAh batteries. But, LCD screens tend to use more juice. So, to answer a point you brought up, the L1020 and it's AMOLED screen MAY have generally better life. I have noticed zero real world differences. My daughters L1020 gets more of a workout as she is on it all the time. It holds up fine. My son can go the better part of a day and and half, but he uses his so much less it may not be fair. Overall, I would say the L1020 is better.

    -Performance: That extra RAM will make a difference. Advantage: L1020.

    -Price: Not even close. You will get a L920 MUCH cheaper. Like- a couple hundred cheaper if you are patient.

    -Camera: Well, duh. It is the L920. (JUST KIDDING!!! Seeing if you are paying attention...)

    This simple:

    On the L1020, you MAY have slightly better battery life and the extra RAM will make background tasks run a little smoother. The camera is a world beater, best on any smartphone,

    Wireless charging is handy if you are interested, and it is on the L920. The LCD screen may be your preference. Plus, price may be as much as half off of the L1020 if you shop around.

    Otherwise, you are getting the close to the same phone.
    05-20-2014 02:59 PM
  13. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    I don't find the 1020's bulge to be a problem.
    05-20-2014 09:37 PM
  14. Intense Soul's Avatar
    This thread really isn't what I thought ATTENTION !!!! would mean. Chill, ask nicely, don't make people think their phones can explode in their pockets.
    To answer your question: 920 and 1020 are hardware and software wise exactly the same except for the camera (8MP vs 41MP+xenon flash), display (IPS LCD on 920, AMOLED on 1020) and exterior. 920 is heavier with glossy finish, 1020 has matte finish (which I prefer, less fingerprints and nicer feel in hand), and also 920 has wireless charging built in (charger sold separately) while 1020 and 925 require a separate cover (and charger of course)
    They're running exact same software, typing prediction is great on supported languages, new swipe keyboard that comes with 8.1 (which both will get and can get already) is awesome, you can also look at 925 which is again exactly the same as 920 except for screen (AMOLED on 925) and slightly improved camera, but still at 8MP. It's also thinner then 920 and has aluminum frame. 1020 makes awesome photos resolution wise but I like the color of 925 a bit more, then again I've only played with 1020 for 10 minutes and I've had 925 since October. If you can get it, 928 looks great too, again the same as 920 except it has xenon flash, which is about 1000x better then LED 'flash'.
    If you want to get the best of the best, wait a little longer (and save up some more) and get the 930, which is worldwide version of Icon with 8.1 out of the box. It's far superior to 92x or 1020 performance wise, and its on par with 1020 camera wise.
    First of all thanks for the complete and valuable info. I will note down the details.

    Regarding "ATTENTION", it's something perfect one. Where every user will stop by and post the details of their device. As there are many models in Lumia, it's kind of confusing to me :)
    Ultimately, MOBILENATIONS helps all :)
    05-21-2014 04:19 AM
  15. Divjot Singh's Avatar
    Comparison
    • 1020 has best camera in industry vs 920 has a decent camera

    • 1020 has 2gb ram vs 920 has 1gb ram

    • 1020 is lighter vs 920 is heavier

    • 1020 has Xenon Flash vs 920 has LED one

    • 1020 has AMOLED display vs 920 has IPS

    • 1020 has matte finish even for yellow color vs 920 has gloss one for yellow [idk if this bothers you or not]

    • 1020 has camera grip accessory which is handy to use it as 1) camera 2) gives extra battery backup vs 920 doesn't have it , officially

    • 1020 doesn't have inbulit wireless charging , need to put on a cover vs 920 has it inbuilt

    • 1020 will allow you to have RAW files of the images, and other camera features coz of it vs 920 can not

    • 1020 will get more updates/fixes via firmware upgrades vs 920 won't get much now

    • 1020 has better image stabilization vs 920 has obsolete one

    • 1020 has Gorilla Glass 3 vs GG2 in 920 (not sure about this one though


    Alternatives to 920 :
    925 is lighter , doesn't have inbuilt wireless charging , has a bit better camera [has additional lens to help] and AMOLED screen vs to IPS in 920

    Alternatives to 1020 :
    930/Icon/1520 have best of 1020 (*they have 20MP camera , not 41MP) with better processor and ram but would be expensive / unavailable.

    If you are Indian , then you can get an offer on buying 1020 or 1520, worth ₹3.7k : Nokia Lumia 1020 - Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Nokia - India | Nokia Lumia 1520 - New 3G Smartphone with 20 MP Camera - Nokia - India

    Round up :
    If you aren't crazy about IPS display or inbuilt wireless charging and can shell a bit more , go for 925
    If you really want best camera out here , go for 1020
    If you want a phablet and a great camera , go for 1520
    If you just want a cheap WP phone with decent camera and inbuilt wireless charging , go for 920
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    05-21-2014 05:08 AM
  16. Intense Soul's Avatar
    Comparison
    • 1020 has best camera in industry vs 920 has a decent camera

    • 1020 has 2gb ram vs 920 has 1gb ram

    • 1020 is lighter vs 920 is heavier

    • 1020 has Xenon Flash vs 920 has LED one

    • 1020 has AMOLED display vs 920 has IPS

    • 1020 has matte finish even for yellow color vs 920 has gloss one for yellow [idk if this bothers you or not]

    • 1020 has camera grip accessory which is handy to use it as 1) camera 2) gives extra battery backup vs 920 doesn't have it , officially

    • 1020 doesn't have inbulit wireless charging , need to put on a cover vs 920 has it inbuilt

    • 1020 will allow you to have RAW files of the images, and other camera features coz of it vs 920 can not

    • 1020 will get more updates/fixes via firmware upgrades vs 920 won't get much now

    • 1020 has better image stabilization vs 920 has obsolete one

    • 1020 has Gorilla Glass 3 vs GG2 in 920 (not sure about this one though


    Alternatives to 920 :
    925 is lighter , doesn't have inbuilt wireless charging , has a bit better camera [has additional lens to help] and AMOLED screen vs to IPS in 920

    Alternatives to 1020 :
    930/Icon/1520 have best of 1020 (*they have 20MP camera , not 41MP) with better processor and ram but would be expensive / unavailable.

    If you are Indian , then you can get an offer on buying 1020 or 1520, worth ₹3.7k : Nokia Lumia 1020 - Smartphone with 41MP Camera - Nokia - India | Nokia Lumia 1520 - New 3G Smartphone with 20 MP Camera - Nokia - India

    Round up :
    If you aren't crazy about IPS display or inbuilt wireless charging and can shell a bit more , go for 925
    If you really want best camera out here , go for 1020
    If you want a phablet and a great camera , go for 1520
    If you just want a cheap WP phone with decent camera and inbuilt wireless charging , go for 920
    Perfect paaji... :)
    05-21-2014 05:54 AM
  17. pankaj981's Avatar
    Real world camera difference between the 920 and the 1020 is not much, unless you're a camera buff. The 920 image stabilization is still one of the best in industry, comparable to the 1020, though the 1020 is slightly better due to more springs in the camera lens than the 920. Battery is more or less the same for both the phones since 1020 uses less power due to the amoled but if you're a camera buff, the 1020 camera would suck the battery like juice, the 920 build is better than the 1020, it's a rock! The 920 would get all the system and OS updates as the 1020.

    To put it together, if you are tight on budget, get the 920 and you won't complain, if you have extra money, go for the 1020 and you still won't complain, lol 😁
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    05-21-2014 06:09 AM
  18. anon5997296's Avatar
    If you are not really into camera then go for the 920. It's really the best Window phone according to price, I'd even say the best smartphone. Has got a real decent camera, 32GB memory, the sexy red color :-D, also the IPS display is quite good and not to forget the built in wireless charging. In my country 1020 is about double expensive than the 920, so I bought 920. Don't know about your country. But 920 serves really well for me. And gets almost all the things done that a smartphone should do.
    05-21-2014 06:41 AM
  19. Ian Too's Avatar
    the bulge is hardly noticeable ;-) I think nokia done a good job ;-) its there but you don't notice it unless you type with your phone flat on a desk ;-)
    Hey, I agree, but I don't like bulges and don't like the thought of the outer cover being scratched.
    05-21-2014 06:47 AM
  20. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey welcome to WPCentral forums :)
    Lumia 920 is an E=Excellent device. you can either go for a Lumia 920/925/1020. let me quickly compare it for you :)
    Lumia 920 has 32GB on board storage vs Lumia 925 is limited 16GB without SD card
    camera on both Lumia 920 and 925 is again excellent but images on Lumia 925 are slightly sharper (thanks to extra lens in Lumia 925 )
    Lumia 920 is tank where as Lumia 925 is slim , aluminium body and lighter (note that Lumia 925 is prone to scratches on aluminium body )
    Lumia 920 has wireless charging built in reason why its a tank ) where as you have to buy a shell for Lumia 925.
    both have the same CPU, GPU and ram but display on Lumia 920 is an IPS where as lumia 925 is an amoled one
    now if you compare this to Lumia 1020 you will have a bigger camera sensor. 41 Mega Pixel camera :D
    you will et lossless zoom , frame/reframe image anytime you want to , raw image capability , CPU and GPU are same as Lumia 920/925 but RAM is bumped to 2GB because of camera module but it will also help in future apps/games that will demand 2GB ram.

    If you want a great phone with decent camera go for Lumia 920 +1 for 32GB built in memory or if you want the best camera smart phone go for Lumia 1020
    05-21-2014 10:19 AM
  21. realwarder's Avatar
    I have the 920. Get the 1020 because of the camera. Size is a little bigger but 920 is heavy anyway. Screen on 1020 uses less power in glance mode too.
    05-21-2014 01:21 PM
  22. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    The camera in 1020 is far more better than 930 will have, which is same than on 1520:)

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk for wp
    05-21-2014 01:32 PM
  23. TaichiSurface's Avatar
    i have both, i just got the 1020 yesterday. I didn't get it cheap but at least it's cheaper than MSRP and came with lots of accessories. The main reason that i got the 1020 is because my 920's camera is acting really weird, color and sharpness is messed up because of the firmware i believe.

    1020 is noticeably lighter, the camera is definitely better but don't think it'll make everything magical, just like a DSLR won't suddenly make your photos look better. Other than that i think 1020 is exactly the same. (BTW, taking photo is noticeably longer than 920 for sure, like 2 secs more, it doesn't bother me much but that means you won't be able to take multiple shots in a short period of time.) It's a great device get it!
    05-21-2014 01:49 PM
  24. blue1k's Avatar
    Keyboard on wp is just awesome. This is from someone who uses iOS, android, and wp. You won't be disappointed.

    And ya get the 1020. Camera is fantastic.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    05-21-2014 02:22 PM
  25. Qtweeder's Avatar
    low light photos = 920 still beats 1020 (in my limited use of 1020, own a 920) - i appreciate 1020 better camera overall, but some folk require best low light performance at cost of other things, so thought i would mention that :)
    05-21-2014 06:06 PM
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