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  1. irvin792's Avatar
    Shockingly, no.
    this is disgusting news :(
    07-27-2013 12:46 AM
  2. aaa6112's Avatar
    What's a jaggie ?
    I think jagged edge.
    07-27-2013 02:22 AM
  3. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    A question here Dan. Does the 1020 5mp oversampled image has better quality than a 8.7mp 925 pics? How does the 5mp pics looks when its zoomed in?
    Last edited by PepsimanLeh; 07-27-2013 at 03:29 AM.
    07-27-2013 03:13 AM
  4. Arsenic17's Avatar
    A question here Dan. Does the 1020 5mp oversampled image has better quality than a 8.7mp 925 pics? How does the 5mp pics looks when its zoomed in?
    I cant speak to the 925 part, but the zoomed in 5mp photo looks amazing. because it is oversampled, there is less variation in color between adjacent pixels due to noise and when zoomed it looks much more crisp. Also, because it is originating from a 38 MP photo or so, it just looks stunning, especially when very fine details are present and can be examined.
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    07-27-2013 09:30 AM
  5. tgr42's Avatar
    OK here's a nontechnical question. Why do Americans get so worked up about the difference between $199 and $299 up front prices when the bulk of the spend is on the 2 year monthly plan? Are they so addicted to subsidies that they're mentally unable to factor in the overall cost in their purchasing decision? Or are they lusting so hard after the latest toys that they're signing up even when they have no savings?
    In the US, if you want a reasonably high end smartphone on a good network (which depends on where you live and your needs), you generally have no choice but to pay X per month for phone service plus Y per month for a data plan. These costs are fixed. It doesn't matter whether you buy the phone outright or on subsidy, locked or unlocked, on or off contract, whatever. You pay the same amount per month for service in any case. So the only way to save money is to minimize all spending that is in excess of the fixed monthly service costs. This means getting the maximum subsidy when it comes time to get a new phone. You could pay $300 up front for a 1020, or 1 cent for some other phone. Are you mentally able to understand the situation now?
    07-27-2013 10:25 AM
  6. Lawrence Crecy's Avatar
    Is there a way to access the 38 megapixel pics other than hooking up to a PC? I am on a Mac and it doesn't mount/recognize the 1020. I want to grab the 38mp pics from the phone and use on my Mac.

    Also, is it normal to see jaggies in the oversampled 5mp pics? Especially on long straight lines?
    Not that I'm on a mac, but I would like to know this as well since I currently live with my sister and don't have access to my PC 99% of the time. So my phone is my PC which is working better than I thought, so is there a way to access the full res photos on my phone without a computer?
    07-27-2013 01:24 PM
  7. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Not that I'm on a mac, but I would like to know this as well since I currently live with my sister and don't have access to my PC 99% of the time. So my phone is my PC which is working better than I thought, so is there a way to access the full res photos on my phone without a computer?
    Only AT&T Locker, I'm afraid. With time, perhaps MS will beef up SkyDrive to support such large uploads from Windows Phone.
    07-27-2013 01:36 PM
  8. illidanx's Avatar
    Dan, any thoughts on Joe Belfiore's claim that the other storage issue is resolved with GDR2? https://twitter.com/joebelfiore/stat...79146421936128
    it was close to 2gb when i bought the phone. Now it is 2.8gb. I hope it won't grow more.
    07-27-2013 05:10 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    it was close to 2gb when i bought the phone. Now it is 2.8gb. I hope it won't grow more.
    Sounds fixed to me. /s Sometimes I wonder if anyone in Microsoft actually uses a WP device on a daily basis cos their phones seem to operate in some smartphone utopia that is far removed from what we experience...
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    07-27-2013 05:22 PM
  10. geekaren's Avatar
    it was close to 2gb when i bought the phone. Now it is 2.8gb. I hope it won't grow more.
    Yeah, other storage is currently at 2.6GB on my 1020 -- that's more than I was expecting so soon after getting the phone. I've been reading up on other storage, is it possible the 1020 proactively "reserves" that 2.5GB for camera output (photos / video)?

    Otherwise, love love love the 1020. WP8 is fast & responsive. Really happy with pro camera photo quality -- having a blast getting out and shooting a variety of photos to put the camera though its paces.
    Last edited by geekaren; 07-27-2013 at 06:24 PM. Reason: clarity
    07-27-2013 06:16 PM
  11. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    Isn't it so that other storage also counts the offline maps in the calculation? Maybe someone can check by removing and re-adding maps...

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-27-2013 06:39 PM
  12. husam2277's Avatar
    My question is about the screen quality, do you notice blurry text and image trail while scrolling?
    Also did you notice any scrolling discontinuity (not smooth, flickering) while scrolling? Try the wpcentral news feed to judge...

    The above are issues i have experienced on my 925 and wondering if its related to the amoled screen...

    Thanks Daniel
    07-27-2013 07:45 PM
  13. stga77's Avatar
    I'm a bit worried about the fact that the buttons and camera housing is made out of aluminum.
    Is it really scratch resistant or not?
    Might be hard for you to answer already, but I give it a try.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
    07-28-2013 09:53 AM
  14. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    I cant speak to the 925 part, but the zoomed in 5mp photo looks amazing. because it is oversampled, there is less variation in color between adjacent pixels due to noise and when zoomed it looks much more crisp. Also, because it is originating from a 38 MP photo or so, it just looks stunning, especially when very fine details are present and can be examined.
    How about the screen? Does it has the "shadow text" thing?
    07-28-2013 10:00 AM
  15. montsa007's Avatar
    I feel he's overloaded with questions atm.
    07-29-2013 11:24 PM
  16. Arsenic17's Avatar
    How about the screen? Does it has the "shadow text" thing?
    I am not entirely sure what you mean but I think it does. The screen is so bright and amazing looking though I do t think you could complain. Definitely prefer it myself over the 920 screen
    07-29-2013 11:35 PM
  17. thrmlsam's Avatar
    Hi,
    I wanted to buy a factory unlocked version of lumia 1020. i already got an at&t unlocked version of lumia 920 and it doesn't have some features like data sense. can anyone temme where i can get the factory unlocked version?

    Thank you
    07-31-2013 12:51 PM
  18. dfaris's Avatar
    Can you confirm if you can dictate into WP8 MS word app on the phone? I know you can dictate
    email, text, open apps and make calls but can you dictate into the word app? I'm due for an upgrade in August
    and have been playing with the 1020 in the ATT store but cant find out how to dictate into word or if you can.

    Thanks
    07-31-2013 09:27 PM
  19. kopi22's Avatar
    Hey. 1 question from me. Hope is not too noob for you to answer.

    When we are doing adjustment of the ISO, WB, etc via the Camera Pro, does the screen shows exactly what the outcome of the photo will be with the adjustments made? I'm having a 820, and when taking photos at night, no matter how I adjust the ISO, etc the view finder / screen still remains dark. In other words, only when I snap the picture, then I will see if the adjustments are correct. Perhaps Pureview will not have such issues though.

    Thanks!
    07-31-2013 10:30 PM
  20. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    I am not entirely sure what you mean but I think it does. The screen is so bright and amazing looking though I do t think you could complain. Definitely prefer it myself over the 920 screen

    Ah thanks :)
    08-01-2013 06:39 AM
  21. ChuckOp's Avatar
    Can you confirm if you can dictate into WP8 MS word app on the phone? I know you can dictate
    email, text, open apps and make calls but can you dictate into the word app?
    No, most speech recognition in mobile devices is limited to voice commands and short phrases. If full, context-free grammar dictation is important to you, consider using Windows Speech Recognition on Microsoft Surface, or one of the smaller form factor tablets that are expected. The Acer Iconia W3 might be an option.

    Obviously, these aren't phones, but are highly portable.
    08-01-2013 07:18 AM
  22. ParoleGA's Avatar
    No, most speech recognition in mobile devices is limited to voice commands and short phrases...
    I am no fan boy, but that isn't really correct. Modern Android phones and Apple devices allow you to use text to speech in about any text field, with a mic button on the keyboard. Apple also had Dragon dictation for a long long time, which allows for dictation cut/paste, and formatting later. There are a few dictation apps in the WP store, that I assume function similarly, but I have not tried them.

    The draw back of those other OSes is poor Office substitutes. Unfortunately, MS has decided to play nice with them, or at least nicer. They now both have a version of Office Mobile, although I hear it isn't as functional. Again, can't speak much to that, as I have left both of those OSes for a silky smooth OS, no (Project) butter required.
    Last edited by ParoleGA; 08-02-2013 at 02:09 PM.
    08-01-2013 07:34 AM
  23. tgr42's Avatar
    They now both have a version of Office Mobile, although I hear it isn't as functional.
    Isn't as functional as what? Office on Windows Phone? It's hard to imagine how something could be any more basic.
    08-01-2013 01:46 PM
  24. ParoleGA's Avatar
    Isn't as functional as what? Office on Windows Phone? It's hard to imagine how something could be any more basic.
    I was pretty clear that I had not tried it, so I couldn't say.

    If you mean Office on WP8 is basic, compared to Office on your PC, I would agree. If you mean basic compared to say, Polaris Office, which came on my Note2, I would say not a chance. Not only is that more basic, it is barely usable.

    Office on any mobile is not really intended for document creation. It is far more functional for editing than non-MS Office products. Again, I can't speak to Office for Android/iOS, aside from what I have heard.
    Last edited by ParoleGA; 08-02-2013 at 02:14 PM.
    08-01-2013 01:55 PM
  25. dfaris's Avatar
    Well lets hope they fix that ASAP.
    08-02-2013 02:03 PM
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