1. Michael Spencer's Avatar
    Usually GSMArena's flagship review is spot on time. But that's not the case with 1020.

    Is it because it's not out in EU yet? (It hasn't stopped them writing brief review before)

    Are they taking some money from Samsung to delay it?
    08-17-2013 12:06 PM
  2. another visitor's Avatar
    I think it's the EU thing too.. They haven't reviewed the MotoX either.
    They have done a preview though.
    08-17-2013 12:16 PM
  3. vlad0's Avatar
    Are there any European based blog reviews out there ? There might be some sort of a an embargo on them until they release withing the EU

    arena's HQ is in Bulgaria btw
    tissotti likes this.
    08-17-2013 12:31 PM
  4. tissotti's Avatar
    I have always thought that GSMarena reviews are a bit late compared to some major blogs. Though like vlad0 said, Lumia 1020 is only out for AT&T and no Euro version is yet selling anywhere.
    Their review is really the only one I care. I have usually researched the device before it comes out so that I know everything generic that the likes of Engadget, The Verge etc will mention.
    Where GSMArena shines is the very detailed sound quality via 3.5mm jack review, proper battery test and camera review. All things that pretty much no other site reviews properly, especially the sound quality part.
    08-17-2013 01:59 PM
  5. doomtuba's Avatar
    Like others have said, I'm guessing it's because they're based in Europe and it hasn't released there yet.
    tissotti likes this.
    08-18-2013 10:55 PM
  6. vlad0's Avatar
    Their audio test is the best I've seen... really curious how the 1020 will do, should be way better than the 920.

    GSMarena have an office in the US as well.. NYC if I am not mistaken.
    08-18-2013 11:08 PM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Their audio test is the best I've seen... really curious how the 1020 will do, should be way better than the 920.

    GSMarena have an office in the US as well.. NYC if I am not mistaken.
    I'm looking forward to it too. I'm curious to see how loud the 1020 speakers are as well.

    Let's see if that lanyard slot is a plus...
    08-18-2013 11:41 PM
  8. Michael Spencer's Avatar
    They should have posted a review for the AT&T version still - they've done so in the past for US only handsets. :D
    08-19-2013 02:49 AM
  9. pmich's Avatar
    They're trying to find more adjectives to express the 1020 besides "awesome", "amazing" and incredible.
    antiochian2010 likes this.
    08-20-2013 09:28 AM
  10. Michael Spencer's Avatar
    They're trying to find more adjectives to express the 1020 besides "awesome", "amazing" and incredible.
    Yes that makes sense.

    808 blew their socks off.

    OS is better this time around.
    08-20-2013 03:32 PM

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