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  1. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    I have been an iPhone guy since the original. I sold my iphone 5 strictly because of the 1020's camera. Here is my list of annoyances.

    Pros:
    Great battery life.
    Great physical construction of the device.
    Camera- nothing more needs said here.
    FM radio? So Cool.
    Glance Screen is a great feature.


    Annoyances-
    AL is annoyance level is a scale from 1 to 5. 5 being this really sucks. Most of these are Win8 "issues".

    1. Cannot take a picture without unlocking the phone.
    In the iphone world, you can take a picture with unlocking the phone yet you still can't browse what was taken previously till the phone is unlocked.
    Helpful in nearly all social situation by shaving a few seconds of precious time.
    AL- 5

    As previously stated, just hold the camera button down til it comes on

    2. Missing do not disturb feature.
    Hopefully in 8.1 And no airplane mode is not a work around.
    AL-5

    Don't care about Do Not Disturb but would like a way to ignore individual users. Currently using Google Voice as much as possible to fill this need.

    3. No led flash on sms/text. - Great feature for me

    AL-3

    Guess this is all what you're used to. Loved this feature on the Blackberry with its beautiful display but I've gotten used to the Windows way. Would be a nice addition though.

    4. The volume control affects both media and the ringer volume.
    When watching a video, there is no need to have the volume at 30. But when you turn it down it also turns down the ringer.
    Stupid Design.
    AL-5

    I definiteiyl agree with you here and will go one further. I often times discover my volume turned down half way when I never even touched it. WP8 needs to work on this.

    5. No timer and stopwatch function by default
    OMG. This is ridiculously stupid. And the apps seem to not work when the screen locks? WTH?
    AL-5

    I don't have a need for this


    6. No google chome.

    AL-3

    Don't care about this either. I rarely use the browser as I try to find apps to do what I need

    7. Can't group live tiles.
    Lame. I really like the live tiles but why can't i group all my food/social media/utilities into groups and have those apps float rotate amongst themselves?
    AL-4

    This would definitely be nice. I recently had a chance to play with a Galaxy S4 with its ability to group apps into folders (like iOS) and it was really nicely done - WAY better than iOS.

    8. No central notification center -
    Hopefully in 8.1
    AL-5

    Would like to see this as well if it was done in the right way. For now, I am used to just looking at my tiles. Again, a matter of getting used to something new.

    9. FB app blows balls. notifications don't always work and integration into the chat doesn't always seem to work.
    AL-2

    It pretty much sucked when L920 first came out. New version of FB a huge improvement. Just gotta stick with it

    10. No quick access to Wifi/BT/Brightness (to be fair ios 7 will have this and Android already does it)
    AL-5

    There is an app called "Quick Settings" which I think is very nice. Check it out.


    I am pretty deep into the IOS and Android ecosystems and I have to say the phone is awesome but win8 lack the polish it should have by now.


    Overall I am really happy with the phone and I am not in the i hate winderz camp but a few tweaks and this device would be perfect.

    Windows Phone really isn't THAT old yet and it is improving every day. Certainly it could stand improvements, mostly in feature availability but after using a Galaxy S4 for 2 weeks, imagine my surprise when I elected to come back to WP8. The S4 is a great phone but I truly missed my live tiles and the fluid movement of the OS. While I loved all the features and settings in the S4, in the end it was about the overall looks, responsiveness and integration with my Windows 8 desktop. And for the record, even though the S4 has a 13mp camera and also better software, I found my Lumia 920 just gave me a better pic but that's just me. Still.... gotta be something to this and I plan to test that theory by getting me the new Lumia 1020. I just think these Lumia's have the best camera's on them
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    08-28-2013 10:14 AM
  2. Paulo1300's Avatar
    "Don't care about Do Not Disturb but would like a way to ignore individual users."

    amber update has this
    08-29-2013 03:29 PM
  3. mpp1020's Avatar
    I have had the Lumia 1020 for about 1 month now as my personal phone. I also have an iPhone 5 for about 1 month as my work phone (provided by work). I came from using a low tier Android phone (LG Optimus V) which I won't even compare as it was quite old (running Froyo) and not very powerful. I kept that for quite a while because I was still on the $25 per month Virgin Mobile unlimited data plan but I have now moved to a new state where Virgin Mobile is not available.

    My Lumia is on AT&T of course and the iPhone is on Verizon. I purchased the Lumia off contract and I will switch to Straight Talk once my first month of AT&T GoPhone is up.

    So this review will be a comparison as a new user to both Lumia 1020/WindowsPhone 8 and iPhone 5/iOS 6.

    Design and Build
    They are both high quality build. The Lumia is much bigger than the iPhone and in using both, I feel the iPhone is too small and the Lumia is too big. I have smallish hands and it can be difficult to reach some functions on the Lumia. This is especially true when cradling the phone in my palm and trying to use the phone one handed with my thumb. For example, it's hard to reach "C" when on the alphabet screen for quickly jumping in the list of apps or contacts. On the other hand, the iPhone is so small it feels like it's going to slip out of your hand. Right now I have no case on my iPhone so this could easily be remedied with a case of some sort to make the iphone a bit heftier.

    The polycarbonate back of the Lumia feels much better in the hand than the cold metal/glass back of the iPhone. Even after only 1 month of light use, the iPhone is starting to get scratches on the back and sides. The Lumia still looks brand new; the polycarbonate just does not show scratches (I have the black). My black iPhone shows the metal color beneath with just a simple scratch. Again, this could be remedied with a case. But here I am comparing both phones without a case, and the Lumia excels in durability of its polycarbonate shell.

    The buttons on both phones are quite solid and of high quality. I prefer the location of the on/off of the Lumia on the side better than that for the iPhone which is on the top of the phone. I also prefer the location of the headphone jack on the Lumia (on the top) versus the iPhone's jack on the bottom; This is because of the way I slip it into my breast pocket when traveling. The iPhone does have a very nice mute switch with a red indicator on the side of the phone to quickly set the phone from regular mode to vibrate only.

    The ear speaker on the Lumia is nicely recessed into the top edge of the phone while on the iPhone it is about 1cm away from the top edge leading to this oval pit that gathers dust. Similarly, the button at the bottom of the iPhone is like a big lint bowl. The Lumia front is just one solid flat expanse. It looks sleaker and stays "cleaner".

    The protruding camera lens is barely a concern in the size and handling of the Lumia 1020. And in some ways it's a benefit as when sitting on a table, it tilts the screen up to you. This is especially nice because of the "glance" screen in which the time and simple notifications are displayed in a very dim but easily readable floating clock. So it is very easy to use this as your bedroom clock for example and a quick glance over will show you time.

    Screen
    Both seem very similar in resolution. Of course the Lumia is much bigger which makes reading text much easier on the eyes. The blacks are blacker on Lumia as compared to iPhone and on it's highest setting the Lumia is brighter than iphone. Color seem similar between the two. Lumia has more options to adjust color/contrast although for some reason the Brightness control on the Lumia is just three choices instead of a slider bar on the iPhone. Lumia gets the edge here for nicer screen.

    Operating System
    This is a tough one to compare because they are so different. I could easily see that one person would like one or the other for different reasons. As a former tech guy, I prefer Windowsphone to iOS because how versatile it is. iOs is just a bunch of buttons to launch apps. It's very simple though while Windowsphone can be somewhat frustrating because of its complexity. iOS is much more intuitive of what you're supposed to push and when. With Windowsphone you sometimes have to ask "what do I do now"; sometimes it's a long press, sometimes a double tap, sometimes it's in the triple dot menu at the bottom, sometimes it's a slide over to the next screen...

    Where Windowsphone shines compared to iOS is how it manages contacts. It's so easy to have one huge contact list from Facebook, Gmail, Outlook, Twitter, etc., etc., and then link the appropriate accounts. You can also group mixed contacts and quickly find all the latest relevant posts from one particular group (such as Friends, Work, College, Family, Fantasyfootball, etc.) no matter which system they are on (Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Text, etc.). Then by having livetiles of groups or individuals on your homepage you can quickly see when there are new updates. It's very slick. If you are into social networking, the seamlessness of the access to show the latest post from multiple services from a whole group or individual is really quite ingenious. Perhaps there are apps that do similar things for iOS but I haven't bothered to look. I was never much into the social networking thing, but Windowsphone makes it so easy I'm starting to get sucked in. Microsoft really needs to market this quality of Windowsphone as I think it, to me, is the real differentiator between Android or iOS but they really just gloss over it in their marketing campaigns.

    Another nice feature of Windowsphone is that even when off, the screen shows the time (an option you can turn off). And you can turn on the phone just with a few taps on the screen (or use the nice on/off button on the side). The iPhone does have the bowl/button but there is no option to have the time displayed when the phone is off. Windowsphone on this Lumia also offers the "peek" option so that the time/notifications are only displayed when you wave your hand in front of the front facing camera.

    Overall I think the operating systems draw a tie. The iOS is so robust and straightforward. WindowsPhone is too new and still lacks some simple features. The powerful features are great, but it can be a bit confusing for a new user.

    Camera
    This of course has been discussed to death. The camera on the Lumia is better. There is lots of misunderstanding and about the 41megapixels and again I think this where Nokia/Microsoft marketing sucks. Over the last 5+ years people have been told that Megapixels mean nothing, blah, blah, blah. And in reality, for most cameras this is true. But not for the Lumia 1020. They should have never even told people how many Megapixels it is. They should just have marketed it as a 5MP camera (since that is what it is, essentially) that delivers far higher resolution, with much less noise than any cameraphone available. The fact that this is done through a 41MP oversampled sensor is just the tech behind the incredible images this thing can capture. By marketing with all the 41MP it gives the general public the impression that it is just a gimmick since "megapixels don't matter". But it is not gimmick. It's the real deal. Very impressive camera. iPhone 5 camera is no slouch of course, but clearly Lumia is better on every account (outdoor, indoor, flash, zoom, etc.).

    The software, is another matter. Nokia/Microsoft made this way too confusing. There are too many apps that do the same thing and it's not very seemless to get from one to another. Nokia Pro Cam is a powerful app with a neat interface (the rotating discs), but then there is the regular Camera app, Cinemagraph, Smart Cam, Bing Vision, Panorama, etc. It's all kind of confusing what you are supposed to use when. Although you can access any of those from ProCam it just lacks the seemlessness of other parts of the operating system.

    Then there are some really frustrating aspects of photography. The lag-to-lag shot is one thing. But also, there is no way to save your settings. Every time you go back into the camera app (or one of the 6 camera apps) it resets to the default settings. Very poor in this regard. Another problem is the difficulty to go into editing photos. I have to leave the ProCamapp, and then go into either the camera roll or my preferred photo editing app and load the photo I just took. Why go through all of that? On the iPhone, just take a photo and hit "Edit"; one single touch of the screen and I'm in the editing app. On Windowsphone it takes easily 5 or 6 steps and some of them not intuitive (who knew you can click the little "Nokia ProCam" text at the bottom of the picture to go to another screen where you need to click another icon (pencil) to get to the editor. Something so simple and yet so convoluted would be very frustrating for a true novice user.

    Call Quality
    Seem similar. Lumia speakerphone is louder if that's useful to you but sound is a bit tinny. At my house I get more dropped calls with Verizon for sure but that could just be my location and not a function of the phone.

    Keyboard
    Similar. The bigger screen makes Lumia a little bit easier. On the other hand, the autocorrect in iOS seems better than Windowsphone. Also, the inconsistency of the keyboard throughout different parts of the operating system on the Lumia can get frustrating. Overall I think this is a tie as well.

    Email Clients
    While reading and typing, Lumia is better because of the bigger screen. But setup is another story. I am still not able to connect my Lumia to my work's Outlook server when on the iPhone it took 5 seconds. Funny of course since Outlook is also a Microsoft product. Yahoo mail (who still uses that??...I do) and Gmail setup work well. I assume hotmail would also. iPhone\ is so ubiquitous and the operating system has clearly gotten through its growing pains. iPhone wins this one.

    Browser
    iPhone wins this one also. It's browser is robust, straightforward and not buggy. It just works and renders websites very well. I find that IE on Windowsphone just does not render web pages as well. If it is a mobile site, it seems to work great, but the full screen sites can look terrible. The interface is also annoying. To switch tabs on IE you have to hit the triple dots, then hit tabs, then choose a tab. Some of the app browser in the Windows marketplace are not much better. They may have a great interface (UC Browser, Nokia Xpress) but they render websites so bad as to be unuseable.

    App Market
    Probably not much more I need to say here that hasn't been said already. There are some very cool apps for Windowsphone (Photobeamer, Nokia Drive, etc.) but there are some glaring omissions. The apps for iOS are far more developed both in quantity and quality. Even some big name apps that might be available for Windowsphone (for example, Fly Delta is one I use a lot as I travel a lot) are a mere shell of the very useful iPhone, iPad, Android apps (and I've used all of them).

    Microsoft needs to integrate more of the social networking aspect into the operating system because what they have now is good, it just needs some improvement to be phenomenal. For reading and commenting they've done a halfway decent job with Facebook, but it gets worse quickly. While it's easy to read Twitter feeds, retweeting and messaging is a total mess through the operating system. Also no instagram or vine through the operating system which would be very cool to include.

    Simple Games are lacking on Windowsphone marketplace although some of the xbox games are quite incredible.

    There are also some terrible apps in the Windowsphone marketplace where it is obvious that Microsoft is not vetting these apps very well at all. Some seem downright illegal (for example, check out an app called "Chrome"...sure looks like it's from Google but it's just a nothing app that loads Internet Explorer). iPhone wins this.

    Battery
    I've been getting similar usage time on a charge. iPhone might be a bit better. Also, once or twice the Windowsphone just started eating battery juice for unexplained reasons. A quick reboot, fixed it. But, obviously something is running in the background and it doesn't seem easy to figure out what it might be (unlike Android where it was easy with various Task Killer apps, and unlike iPhone where this doesn't seem to happen or at least not to me). Long press of the back button brings up the running Apps in Windowsphone (another not so intuitive function...why isn't it long press of the Windows button?? Makes much more sense).

    Overall Experience
    Both Lumia and iPhone are great. iOS is way more polished over all and would be the better phone for a first time smartphone user. It's simple and it works. When you want to customize things it's easy to figure out how (the downside is customization is limited). On iOS there is an app for everything (and sometimes too many apps...how many timer apps do we really need).

    The Lumia hardware is overall better. Polycarbonate is a great material for a phone. The Lumia screen is better and the camera is out of this world. Windowsphone is a neat operating system but has a long way to go. There are some things that were available on old flip phones that you can't do on Windowsphone. For example, I can't set separate alerts between text message, e-mails, or twitter updates. It's all the same noise. While some things work great together (seemless contact lists), other's don't at all (camera and photo editor). The Nokia apps that come pre-installed are top notch (Drive, Music, CityLens, etc).

    To me they are quite even mostly because the Nokia hardware is far superior to the Apple hardware. Clearly Windowsphone needs some improvement and I'm hoping this is coming. Unfortunately, Microsoft can be slow with updates to their operating systems.

    The Lumia 1020 is definitely making traction as many people are asking about it and lots more coverage on tech websites, and even on Apple website people are talking about it on the comments pages. This is the first I have seen so much buzz with a Lumia. With the recent mediocre and underwhelming Apple announcement of iPhone 5S and 5C, and as Blackberry fades into nothing, this might be the chance for Microsoft/Nokia to make up some long lost ground. Fix some of the buggy operating system, Microsoft/Nokia, and market the thing better. It's a great product but don't let it falter for too long without updates.
    Last edited by mpp1020; 09-12-2013 at 04:28 PM.
    09-12-2013 10:38 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    The following is one of the most honest reviews I've seen of this phone and it still makes me want to get one:

    Nokia Lumia 1020
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    09-14-2013 10:02 AM
  5. Alex Dean's Avatar
    The following is one of the most honest reviews I've seen of this phone and it still makes me want to get one:

    Nokia Lumia 1020
    Wow... the pictures in that review make the phone look stunning in white, I'm debating about getting that colour now instead of black...
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    09-14-2013 12:39 PM
  6. DrNitun's Avatar
    Hello,

    Has anyone been having difficulty taking close up pics? Switching the settings to micro doesn't give me the best shot. Pics come blurry.
    09-14-2013 12:48 PM
  7. mpp1020's Avatar
    You are probably just too close. The 1020 won't focus closer than about 6 inches unfortunately. The nice thing, however, is you can just take the closest you can take, and then use the oversampling zoom to crop to what you need (same thing as being closer really) and still get a better picture than an iPhone 5.
    09-14-2013 01:32 PM
  8. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    Those of you suffering battery drain, do you have gmail accounts setup on the phone? both 920s suffered from battery drain issues and I was forced to return them. I found out later this may have been caused by gmail sync errors.
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    09-23-2013 09:43 PM
  9. phander's Avatar
    Those of you suffering battery drain, do you have gmail accounts setup on the phone? both 920s suffered from battery drain issues and I was forced to return them. I found out later this may have been caused by gmail sync errors.
    Can you expand? Possibly in a thread of its own?
    09-25-2013 02:29 PM
  10. phander's Avatar
    The following is one of the most honest reviews I've seen of this phone and it still makes me want to get one:

    Nokia Lumia 1020
    I might have to bookmark this blog. Wonderfully produced. I'm looking forward to the entry if/when he has children...
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    09-25-2013 02:30 PM
  11. TechLifePro's Avatar


    hey guys, here's my quick review of the Lumia 1020 as well as the accessory bundle that it came with in Singapore
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    10-17-2013 07:13 AM
  12. MarcoBug322's Avatar
    My DSLR camera comparison
    D50 VS Lumia 1020 - a set on Flickr
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    10-22-2013 03:59 PM
  13. annellis35's Avatar
    I am new to the windows phone and have the 1020. I purchased it for several reasons.
    Camera
    Windows operating system
    microsoft office & the cloud
    however, I notice the same issues stated here, bluring when scrolling through txt and pictures. How weak the vibrate mode is... I cannot hardly notice it. The call volume should be a personal choice, NOT a preset max. podcast down load issues, lousy calendar compared to my BB.
    Please tell me more about the "peek mode" in the Glance... I really do not get that aspect of this phone at all. I came from the blackberry bold and loved it. Was going to buy the new BB, but need a credit card swiper (which I cannot find anywhere that will suit this phone!! ARGH!!).
    11-11-2013 06:13 AM
  14. annellis35's Avatar
    I was very impressed with the detail and what I perceive to be honest truth. I did feel as I read the pros and cons that much of what was said in regard to cons is what I feel.
    the camera apps are way to confusing... To many choices.
    the apps and podcasts need some serious work and more main stream variety with better details.

    Immediately after purchasing my phone I suffered disappointments with podcasts and the same consistent downloading error, a sorry excuse of a calendar and scheduling choices, could not find apps I had heard great things about with android phones... Just to name a few.

    seriously, I could care less about instragrahm, vine etc... Where is the business apps?? Why can I not get a decent credit card processing app? And why no card swiper??

    anyway, thanks for the review. I enjoyed reading it.
    11-12-2013 07:13 PM
  15. johnnybb#CB's Avatar
    Hi guys, I think this is my first post on this forums. Anyways, here is my review.

    I had Nokia 808 and decided it was time to upgrade. I purchased the iPhone 5S because i was convinced that it was the best thing to get. Overall better phone. However, i didn’t use my phone more than my old Nokia, and as always wanted to use the camera (Even though i miss the nice features from the 808 like FM Radio transmitter, mHDMI out, USB OTG, etc). The only thing great about the iPhone’s camera is that it’s a fast shooter. Video recording is great with the 120 fps. However, i wasn’t pleased with the pictures. On the phone it looked ok. But zooming in, it was blurry and I couldn’t get over it. I sold the iPhone, got a Nokia 1020 and saved some money. Overall love the Nokia, use it more than the iphone, and the camera and applications for it are awesome and easy to use. Even video recording looks better. And even though it has slow shot to shot times, I learned how to use it and at the end got better pictures because of the slow shot to shot time. That’s why I traded the iphone 5s for the Nokia 1020, and I'm overall pleased with it. If I could add something to it, it would be Nokia features from the 808, especially ability to choose different MP and Video recording rates, and a File manager at least. Hoping future updates could solve that.
    11-13-2013 11:45 AM
  16. annellis35's Avatar
    I bought the 1020 in yellow with a hot pink wallet style case! Sweet :-)
    11-13-2013 08:15 PM
  17. annellis35's Avatar
    I was trying to connect to 2 Gmail accounts. One never did connect... Spent a week just grinding away trying to connect. The second one connected but continually is asking if the login is a hacker.
    11-13-2013 08:22 PM
  18. Scornt's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    At first I want to write something in general about WP8.
    1. Sandboxed file system: You can't send videos with WhatsApp. Other programs should have access to you video, audio and picture libraries.
    2. Quality limitation: Sending high quality videos or photos is not possible. They will be compromised even if you try to send it with email or upload it to skydrive.
      Especially on Lumia 1020 it is very senseless because you have to connect to a computer before you can send your high quality and good looking pictures and videos. Why that bad limitations?
    3. Battery drain: On too much WP devices are drains known and nothing is done to prevent/fix them. On my Lumia 1020 I lost 15-25% over night and I tested out various settings but it didn't help. Too sad, other devices like iPhone or HTC One had a maximal drain of 3% a night.
    4. Toasts: Its really suspicious that so many toasts won't reach the phone. WP8 issue or nearly all servers of apps are working bad?
    5. Facebook App: Nearly the worst app I know. Chat is really buggy, dont Update on itself. Extremly laggy, toasts don't reach the phone, tile notification don't work.
    6. Volume Control: You don't have seperate controls for media, phone and alarm. Very sad.
    7. Not really important but I really don't like the emoticons. They should change them to original or good ones like HTC did.


    Just looking on these points is just sad but something Microsoft has to improve/fix (yes, Facebook app too since it comes from Microsoft).

    Now to the Lumia 1020.
    I don't want to write too much about the Lumia itself so just a few points.

    Pros:
    - Good camera (even in low light)
    - Good recording and call quality
    - Perfect display (sunlight and gloves are no more negatives)
    - Well constructed
    - Xenon flash

    Cons:
    - Bad battery life
    - Yellow tint on images (will be fixed with black, I know)
    - see my WP8 list above
    - too much different camera apps
    - bad music quality (I wish there was a function for more and better bass - the EQ is bad)
    11-28-2013 05:23 AM
  19. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    At first I want to write something in general about WP8.
    1. Sandboxed file system: You can't send videos with WhatsApp. Other programs should have access to you video, audio and picture libraries.
    2. Quality limitation: Sending high quality videos or photos is not possible. They will be compromised even if you try to send it with email or upload it to skydrive.
      Especially on Lumia 1020 it is very senseless because you have to connect to a computer before you can send your high quality and good looking pictures and videos. Why that bad limitations?
    3. Battery drain: On too much WP devices are drains known and nothing is done to prevent/fix them. On my Lumia 1020 I lost 15-25% over night and I tested out various settings but it didn't help. Too sad, other devices like iPhone or HTC One had a maximal drain of 3% a night.
    4. Toasts: Its really suspicious that so many toasts won't reach the phone. WP8 issue or nearly all servers of apps are working bad?
    5. Facebook App: Nearly the worst app I know. Chat is really buggy, dont Update on itself. Extremly laggy, toasts don't reach the phone, tile notification don't work.
    6. Volume Control: You don't have seperate controls for media, phone and alarm. Very sad.
    7. Not really important but I really don't like the emoticons. They should change them to original or good ones like HTC did.


    Just looking on these points is just sad but something Microsoft has to improve/fix (yes, Facebook app too since it comes from Microsoft).

    Now to the Lumia 1020.
    I don't want to write too much about the Lumia itself so just a few points.

    Pros:
    - Good camera (even in low light)
    - Good recording and call quality
    - Perfect display (sunlight and gloves are no more negatives)
    - Well constructed
    - Xenon flash

    Cons:
    - Bad battery life
    - Yellow tint on images (will be fixed with black, I know)
    - see my WP8 list above
    - too much different camera apps
    - bad music quality (I wish there was a function for more and better bass - the EQ is bad)
    I don't know if you've install Facebook BETA, but with the update that came out yesterday it changed a lot!!! The notifications works perfect now, the live tile has changed and is working also!!!
    11-28-2013 11:14 AM
  20. Nokia1020's Avatar
    Well I have spent a week with my new Nokia Lumia 1020. Coming from my Motorola Razr HD running Android 4.1.2 I must say I am now a Windows Phone convert!
    This Nokia is fantastic. Everything just works and it works well. Android was buggy and laggy and seemed to become less stable as time went on. So far this phone is super fast and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.
    From a hardware standpoint, the Nokia is superior with an added 1GB of ram. I do miss the removable storage that my Motorola had which was great for loading up with music and photos. I have made the transition to using SkyDrive for my photos and it is a seamless integration with Windows Phone (unlike Android which was practically unusable).
    The camera is freeking amazing on this Nokia and that alone is one of the greatest functions for me using this phone. Wireless charging is also awesome and I just got my Nokia wireless charging pad in the mail the other day.
    In regards to apps, I honestly have not experienced any instances where I have not been able to find the apps I need.
    All in all, I am extremely satisfied with my Windows Phone experience and am a Windows Phone convert for life.



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020 via Tapatalk
    12-24-2013 10:17 PM
  21. Janda45's Avatar
    I've never heard of the perfect phone and the 1020 isn't either. It is a great phone and I love using it and learning new things with it every day. The drawback is battery life.
    01-18-2014 07:19 AM
  22. iliramove's Avatar
    I love my Lumia 1020. My first experience with WP8 was the Lumia 925 as my work phone and I find the OS totally amazing and it really works well for me and my usage. I switched to the Lumia 1020 a few months ago, from my HTC One as my personal phone and I've never looked back. No more flashing ROMs or tweaking the phone anymore. I've also traded in the Lumia 925 for the Lumia 1520 when it launched.

    The Lumia 1020 is really a piece of great engineering. The build is solid. Display is gorgeous, even under sunlight. The processing speed is something to lust for more, but overall speed of the OS is smooth. Standby battery life is great, with the exception of web browsing. But this is the same experience on the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1520 that I've used.

    Many people condemns the Store lacking of apps. I believe this issue has been narrowed down to only a few niche group now. Most of the major apps are here on WP8 now. Personally, I only find that a few of my favorites are not in the Store (Dropbox, Flipboard, some games and banking apps). But its all remedied by using the web browser to access them.

    The photos taken on this phone is really awesome. I don't do much editing but the high resolution photos are really great once you've transferred and view them on a computer. I've learned to have more shot discipline while taking photos on it and will invest in a Gorillapod in the near future. It can go really far if you push it. I can happily travel just with it and leave my D7000 at home when I'm on a short or casual trip, with the confident of knowing that I won't miss much from my gear. Colors are natural after the Black update and I have no issues with the Xenon flash firing up during night shots. Basically, the auto settings pretty much nails the shots that I took 90% of the time. When I'm doing some critical shot, the manual exposure control is really god send. I have no complaints whatsoever on the camera.

    Productivity is great on the phone as the default calendar and OneNote app pretty much allows you to do simple tasking or reminder stuff. There are better apps in the Store however, but its good enough for me. The Live Tiles are gorgeous and undisruptive. I basically don't feel the need of a notification center similar to Android or iOS. I like it just the way it is on the WP8.

    Overall, it suits me well.

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    01-24-2014 08:29 AM
  23. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm considering buying this off eBay in the coming months. I cannot take another day of this 520 so hopefully I can make it without smashing the phone lol. Reason being, I love taking photos (not expertly but just with friends, family, and at random moments), and that has slightly dimmed since this phone. And the lag inbetween app switching has grown considerably, and I'm running out of space. My upgrade for my line isn't until October but I believe this will hold me over even past then.
    01-27-2014 05:49 PM
  24. Quinn FitzGerald's Avatar
    I'm stealing someone else's (mpp1020) "style" for this, they did it well...

    NOTE: I have had my 1020 for 5 months or so.

    Design and Build:
    The build is quite solid, it also can survive being (accidentally) dunked into water and everything worked a few days after that event (and I was using it the whole time(!)). The only complain I think I have is that the camera-module-hump-thingy seems to lose its blackness in a few parts.

    Screen
    I don't mind AMOLED, but I do mind pentile. The screen is easily the part of the phone I would change given a choice. I was even going to take my 920 apart and move the screen over, except they use different connectors.
    It works, but pentile is incredibly annoying to deal with. It is annoying enough for me that I would probably buy another 1020 (and sell my current one) if Nokia made a version without a Pentile screen.

    Camera
    The camera works great, the only issues is time to shot/time between shots. I have never been really into photography, to be honest, I got this phone because I was getting interested into the subject. The 1020's camera and the simple (and powerful) camera controls in the Nokia Camera made it really, REALLY fun and enjoyable to take photos.

    The video quality doesn't seem to be as good as I would expect it, although I think that is partially due to the SoC of choice.

    Keyboard:
    Same as the 920, I like it more than my experience with iOS (iPhone 4) and various Android devices that passed through my hands (friends which I borrowed for a few weeks at a time, various devices).
    The landscape keyboard is annoying weird, it just seems off. However, it still does work.

    Browser:
    I cannot stand Internet Explorer for most of my needs. Of course, I also read a lot. If internet explorer had "night mode" perhaps I would use it now that they have rotation lock. However, I find rotation lock to be finicky (I cannot lock it to be "landscape" letting me flip it over) and difficult to access. The fact it needs to always reload pages, even when I KNOW there should be space in memory to hold them is bad. I use UCBrowser for my "serious" browsing and only use IE for following links and such.

    App Market:
    I come from iOS, and own an Android (connected to google services) tablet. I find the App Store having enough things for me, although I would like to see the rest of the Chaos Rings games.

    Battery:
    It has been great, except glance consumes more power than on my 920, which is confusing. Also double-tap-to-wake uses drastically more power than my 920. However, those are not an issue most of the time.
    Personally I usually have battery saver on as I don't see a need for back-rounding tasks, and don't like really bright screens.


    -Q
    02-04-2014 09:52 PM
  25. Truman82's Avatar
    Would be nice to see comparisons between 1020 pics and 1520,925:-)

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    02-19-2014 06:16 AM
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