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  1. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I can confirm that cancelling the o2 refresh airtime then pay for the phone plan indeed works. A little hassle as I had to goto the shop and won't do it over the phone.

    but worth it for a 64gb model!
    Is the phone branded in any way? Does it have any O2/Telefonica markings on?
    10-01-2013 03:09 PM
  2. CarteBlanche's Avatar
    Is the phone branded in any way? Does it have any O2/Telefonica markings on?
    Not on the hardware, only the software is branded (Boot screen, o2 apps installed). I assume you could flash a different ROM to remove all o2 branding completely
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    10-01-2013 03:12 PM
  3. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Not on the hardware, only the software is branded (Boot screen, o2 apps installed). I assume you could flash a different ROM to remove all o2 branding completely
    Thanks.

    Gonna pop into town in the morning to make some last minute enquiries with O2. At the moment, my order with Expansys comes to 605..for a little bit extra, I can get twice the storage but without the accessories.

    Sooo conflicted.
    10-01-2013 03:26 PM
  4. nsp24's Avatar
    Has anyone who ordered from phones4u got their accessory pack yet?
    10-01-2013 05:53 PM
  5. buxz777's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Gonna pop into town in the morning to make some last minute enquiries with O2. At the moment, my order with Expansys comes to 605..for a little bit extra, I can get twice the storage but without the accessories.

    Sooo conflicted.
    there is no conflication mate ...... get the 64gb version it will save hassle in the long run swapping data around , it will be worth more when you sell it as they will be rare etc etc

    if it had a micro sd slot then id say take the 32gb and extras .... it doesnt the only way to get more memory is the 64gb version ..... you can always buy the extras later you cant buy the phone any more memory lol ;-)

    also will you use the extras? i havent used them lol the phone has to have case to charge it , i dont like the charging case , the wireless charging pad charges slower then the mains charger so that pretty much eliminates the wirless charging extras and the camera case is a nice idea and nice to have but i dont want to leave it on my phone as it adds bulk and not much protection and the phone is a pretty good camera without it , i leave it in my glovebox incase i need extra battery when i am out or will take it to do's where i take a lot of pictures but seriously for the amount i use the extras i would chose the 64gb version all day long
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    10-01-2013 05:57 PM
  6. Nick_1020's Avatar
    there is no conflication mate ...... get the 64gb version it will save hassle in the long run swapping data around , it will be worth more when you sell it as they will be rare etc etc

    if it had a micro sd slot then id say take the 32gb and extras .... it doesnt the only way to get more memory is the 64gb version ..... you can always buy the extras later you cant buy the phone any more memory lol ;-)

    also will you use the extras? i havent used them lol the phone has to have case to charge it , i dont like the charging case , the wireless charging pad charges slower then the mains charger so that pretty much eliminates the wirless charging extras and the camera case is a nice idea and nice to have but i dont want to leave it on my phone as it adds bulk and not much protection and the phone is a pretty good camera without it , i leave it in my glovebox incase i need extra battery when i am out or will take it to do's where i take a lot of pictures but seriously for the amount i use the extras i would chose the 64gb version all day long
    I'll see what happens in the morning but I do agree with most of what you say.

    As for the accessories, I will definitely use the camera grip and tripod. Less so the charging plate and shell.

    Don't suppose you would be willing to sell your accessories? :)
    10-01-2013 07:04 PM
  7. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I am now the proud owner of a 64GB Lumia 1020!!!

    Woohoo.

    100 up front. Singed up for the 12/month 3G tariff and will pay off the remainder of the phone in 7 days for a total cost of 580.

    Result.

    Just need to get some accessories now.
    10-02-2013 06:53 AM
  8. Muessig's Avatar
    I am now the proud owner of a 64GB Lumia 1020!!!

    Woohoo.

    100 up front. Singed up for the 12/month 3G tariff and will pay off the remainder of the phone in 7 days for a total cost of 580.

    Result.

    Just need to get some accessories now.
    Awesome news, Nick! What are your impressions of the device?
    10-02-2013 07:06 AM
  9. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Awesome news, Nick! What are your impressions of the device?
    Well my initial impressions is the yellow looks great. I haven't really had a chance to get to grips with the camera or features though as I've been busy cancelling my order with Expansys and also requesting an unlock code from O2.

    53GBs free space sounds excellent though!! :)
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    10-02-2013 07:24 AM
  10. Soulforge's Avatar
    Ya, can't believe they shipped all their stock out before emailing us with the bad news. Worse still is that the email said "If however you are happy to take the accessories in the colours above then you can email us and we will ship the current bundle to you immediately (we are unable to select other colours)" but when I replied to them, within minutes, asking for the in-stock colors to be dispatched I was told they couldn't as they had shipped the accessories back to Nokia already. Sounds like a bunch of BS to me.
    I recieved the email regarding the accessory pack on the 26th, replied to them (Clove) on the 27th (12am mind you), recieved the phone later that day and i recieved the accessory pack on the 28th. So they were true to their word for me and was extremely impressed with them shipping the bundle out next day for a saturday delivery. I bought the white 1020, so the camera grip and charging plate match up well, the charging cover looks so-so in yellow. but then that is a minor quibble as i only put that on when i charge the phone. The contrast of the white case and black camera/buttons is too awesome to hide behind a case protector.
    10-02-2013 08:20 AM
  11. alpha beta gaga's Avatar
    update on my pre-order with clove

    We are pleased to say we have your order for the yellow Nokia 1020 ready to be shipped on Friday.

    Regarding the accessory bundle, Nokia has already sent us bundles with different coloured accessories instead of all black (all boxes are the same). This includes a black camera grip, a white charging plate and a yellow charging cover. As you will have a yellow phone, you may be happy to accept this bundle.

    However, we have contacted Nokia who are preparing a new accessory bundle which will be all black as advertised. If you would prefer to wait for the black bundle, we will ship your 1020 on Friday and send the black bundle on the 9th/10th October. Please would you email us straight back if you wish to wait for this bundle. We apologise for the issue on behalf of Nokia.

    We confirm that if we do not hear from you, we will send the multi bundle on Friday.

    Regards
    10-02-2013 08:24 AM
  12. tweedie's Avatar
    I am now the proud owner of a 64GB Lumia 1020!!!

    Woohoo.

    100 up front. Singed up for the 12/month 3G tariff and will pay off the remainder of the phone in 7 days for a total cost of 580.

    Result.

    Just need to get some accessories now.
    nice one Nick and worth doing especially since you were gonna pay more for a 32gb from expandsys. Not sure how you managed to get a 12 month tarriff as only choice was 24 for me, but didn't matter anyway. make sure you cancel the airtime WITHIN 7 days. Get onto o2 unlocked page (I think the link is on page 2) to get it unlocked, or chat online with them and you get it sooner (I got mine within 24 hrs)
    10-02-2013 08:51 AM
  13. Nick_1020's Avatar
    nice one Nick and worth doing especially since you were gonna pay more for a 32gb from expandsys. Not sure how you managed to get a 12 month tarriff as only choice was 24 for me, but didn't matter anyway. make sure you cancel the airtime WITHIN 7 days. Get onto o2 unlocked page (I think the link is on page 2) to get it unlocked, or chat online with them and you get it sooner (I got mine within 24 hrs)
    I meant 12/month. It is a 24 month contract.

    I thought I cancelled after 7 days?? The guy in the shop said to call after 7 days to pay the remaining balance 20*24 then I would be free to cancel the airtime agreement.

    Had some other unexpected but rather excellent news but I won't share for the time being though.

    Anyway, not overly impressed with the camera thus far. I'm comparing the quality to the 808 and it just doesn't seem to be quite a good. There seems to be a bit of noise on the images I have taken. I'm pleased that the doesn't seem to be any obvious white balance issues though. The clouds were overblown on one image I took but the others in auto mode were decent enough in that respect.
    10-02-2013 09:59 AM
  14. tweedie's Avatar
    I thought I cancelled after 7 days?? The guy in the shop said to call after 7 days to pay the remaining balance 20*24 then I would be free to cancel the airtime agreement.
    Tried to find the T&C online as I thought you had to cancel within 7 days. I think it meant if you wanted to return the item back (but in your case, you want to keep it). Maybe its a shop bought thing, whereas mine was via online - different T&C I think.

    Anyway, not overly impressed with the camera thus far. I'm comparing the quality to the 808 and it just doesn't seem to be quite a good. There seems to be a bit of noise on the images I have taken. I'm pleased that the doesn't seem to be any obvious white balance issues though. The clouds were overblown on one image I took but the others in auto mode were decent enough in that respect.
    I don't think its too bad to honest of what people made out. There is a hint of yellowness, and to get around was to increase ISO or something like that. this forum has lots of good info! the 808 and 925 people say produces better photo then 1020 - jury is out on that as I can't compare as I had neither!
    10-02-2013 12:27 PM
  15. sdc1's Avatar
    Guys, to clarify, the O2 Refresh tariff can be cancelled at any time once you've settled the phone plan. Before or after 7 days doesn't matter.
    10-02-2013 02:18 PM
  16. buxz777's Avatar
    Tried to find the T&C online as I thought you had to cancel within 7 days. I think it meant if you wanted to return the item back (but in your case, you want to keep it). Maybe its a shop bought thing, whereas mine was via online - different T&C I think.


    I don't think its too bad to honest of what people made out. There is a hint of yellowness, and to get around was to increase ISO or something like that. this forum has lots of good info! the 808 and 925 people say produces better photo then 1020 - jury is out on that as I can't compare as I had neither!
    to get rid of yellow in xenon shots and get sharper pics with more detail set iso at 100 and turn shutter speed up , the phone uses something like 1/30 second and that is very slow for xenon shots so crank the shutter speed right up

    it also uses a higher iso which loses detail but lets in more light at the exspense of more noise in the image , lower iso wont let as much light in but it will be much cleaner so the lower the iso the cleaner the image , the higer the iso the more noise will be visible but more light will be gathered in the shot

    with an xenon shot you dont need the shutter open for long as the xenon flash is so quick and freezes time anyways with the shutter open longer you are letting in light from say house lights that are then giving an orange glow , you also dont need high iso as there will be light from the xenon flash to light the scene so lower the iso to keep the image clean when using xenon flash

    i took some pictures yesterday one on auto and the others with the settings iso 100 and then i cranked up the shutter speeds faster then 1/30 second at different stages , the images with faster shutter speeds came out much cleaner with much better detail and much better colour reproduction in fact when zoomed in the hairs on my friends arm were smudged in auto mode but you could define all the hairs on his arms in the pictures with the lower iso and faster shutter speeds when using xenon

    the only thing with the sort of settings i have said about is the whole scene wont be as exposed as well , the subject will be but the background wont be and will be darker but to me it looks better then the yellow glow and also gives more detail :-)

    if anyone isnt happy with the camera they should play with the settings a bit as the sensor and optics are great its just the jpeg processing and auto mode selection that seems to cause peoples problems with the camera :-) id expect nokia to roll out a fix in the near future though :-)
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    10-02-2013 02:36 PM
  17. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Guys, to clarify, the O2 Refresh tariff can be cancelled at any time once you've settled the phone plan. Before or after 7 days doesn't matter.
    Yep..just confirmed this with their live support.

    Have to say, I'm impressed with O2 so far. Prompt and helpful response to my questions.

    I know some people have had some issues getting their phones but I've no complaints so far.
    10-02-2013 02:51 PM
  18. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Heres some pics ( if they show up )
    Little worried about putting the screen and body protectors on. The instructions are straightforward enough but I'm just a little apprehensive at the thought of facking the phone up. :(
    10-02-2013 03:06 PM
  19. buxz777's Avatar
    Yep..just confirmed this with their live support.

    Have to say, I'm impressed with O2 so far. Prompt and helpful response to my questions.

    I know some people have had some issues getting their phones but I've no complaints so far.
    yep they looked after me well when i had some questions too mate , as for the full body protector , just dont make it over wet and youll be fine mate , they go on quite nicely the wet ones and you can slide them into position pretty easily then squeeze out any excess liquid , like i say just dont make it over wet , use a fine mist from a spray gun if you have one ;-)

    also dont worry if when 1st fitted there is a little haze in places , ina few hours you will notice its looking better and within 24 hours itll look perfect :-) i had one on my 920 and it kept the phone pristine ;-) also handy if you use cases as it protects the housing of the phone getting worn from dust between the case and the phone , the only downside is it ruins the matte feel of the phone

    oh and if you want to buy my extras get in touch via pm i am sure we can sort something out ;-)
    Last edited by buxz777; 10-02-2013 at 05:04 PM.
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    10-02-2013 03:26 PM
  20. Nick_1020's Avatar
    yep they looked after me well when i had some questions too mate , as for the full body protector , just dont make it over wet and youll be fine mate , they go on quite nicely the wet ones and you can slide them into position pretty easily then squeeze out any excess liquid , like i say just dont make it over wet , use a fine mist from a spray gun if you have one ;-)

    also dont worry if when 1st fitted there is a little haze in places , ina few hours you will notice its looking better and within 24 hours itll look perfect :-) i had one on my 920 and it kept the phone pristine ;-) also handy if you use cases as it protects the housing of the phone getting worn from dust between the case and the phone , the only downside is it ruins the matte feel of the phone

    oh and if you want to buy my extras get in touch via pm i am sure we can sort something out ;-)
    I'll give the body protector a go tomorrow...

    I may be sorted for accessories. It has taken the most bizarre piece of luck, but I'll find out tomorrow. Should have a tripod, plate, shell, grip and a yellow grip sorted this time tomorrow but will keep your offer in mind :)
    10-02-2013 05:09 PM
  21. pezley's Avatar
    Let me know if you have any questions with the full body protectors from ScreenProof, the first time can in fact be a little daunting. The idea of spraying water on your phone is very counter intuitive ! But it really is an easy process if you take your time.

    I have also had some questions regarding the adhesive, they will leave no residue on the phone once removed and it will not in any way damage the matte feel of the handset.

    We are also looking at options for Matte back material specifically for devices such as the 1020 but it hasn't been tested yet and is a way off. It's definitely something we would like to offer in the furture.
    10-03-2013 04:34 AM
  22. tweedie's Avatar
    I'll give the body protector a go tomorrow...

    I may be sorted for accessories. It has taken the most bizarre piece of luck, but I'll find out tomorrow. Should have a tripod, plate, shell, grip and a yellow grip sorted this time tomorrow but will keep your offer in mind :)
    Would you still be able to use the body protector with the wireless plate thingy and camera holder? I was thinking, over time as you take it off, the body protector will get worn/rubbed/peeled off.
    10-03-2013 05:40 AM
  23. pezley's Avatar
    I would like to answer that but I havent recieved my accessories as of yet to be able to test.
    I don't see the back itself being a problem but the corners potentially. If It's a problem I can make custom back which don't cover the corners.

    The ScreenProof back material is so thin though ( 0.1 mm ) that I can't see it being a problem as is. Will update when the accessories arrive. Unless anyone with a ScreenProof protector and accessories can already answer that question ?
    10-03-2013 05:49 AM
  24. MrZippo's Avatar
    For those of you still sitting on the fence in regards to pezley's screen protectors here is my short review on them.
    I am no expert when it comes to these things but I have used many screen protectors in the past ranging from Clarivue, Martin sheilds, Zagg, Steinheil and various other non branded screen protectors but I have never used a wet type before.
    I decided to bite the bullet and try one of pezley's protectors due to the fact that from what I researched there didn't seem to be a dry screen protector that covered the entire front screen of the Lumia 1020.
    When I received the screen protectors they came with decent enough instructions and I managed to fit the front one with no problems, I have to admit that the back one was a bit problematic for me because I found that getting the sides to stick were proving tricky, I ended up botching it up (my fault mainly) A quick PM to pezley and he quickly provided me with a replacement free of charge (top guy and top service) within 24 hours.
    Due to feedback on me having trouble sticking the back protector on, pezley uploaded a how to video and I when I received the replacement I follow it and managed to install it hitch free.

    You do lose the matte feel of the housing but the protectors give the phone a smoother and slightly more grippier feel, I have no problems with the touch sensitivity of the screen and the protectors are very thin yet are well stuck on. People I have showed the phone to don't even realise that there is a protector on due to how flush it fits. The display doesn't seem to lose any clarity or sharpness from what I can see.

    I guess the only downside would be that the very small areas that are not covered (around the side edges) can attract dirt easily and can show up very clearly on white, but that's expected and I imagine it would not be noticable on a black or yellow phone.

    Overall I would highly recommend the screen protectors especially if you are looking for as close to naked as you can get with some added protection without a case.

    Here are some pics of the protector installed on my white 1020.









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    10-03-2013 05:55 AM
  25. Nick_1020's Avatar
    For those of you still sitting on the fence in regards to pezley's screen protectors here is my short review on them.
    I am no expert when it comes to these things but I have used many screen protectors in the past ranging from Clarivue, Martin sheilds, Zagg, Steinheil and various other non branded screen protectors but I have never used a wet type before.
    I decided to bite the bullet and try one of pezley's protectors due to the fact that from what I researched there didn't seem to be a dry screen protector that covered the entire front screen of the Lumia 1020.
    When I received the screen protectors they came with decent enough instructions and I managed to fit the front one with no problems, I have to admit that the back one was a bit problematic for me because I found that getting the sides to stick were proving tricky, I ended up botching it up (my fault mainly) A quick PM to pezley and he quickly provided me with a replacement free of charge (top guy and top service) within 24 hours.
    Due to feedback on me having trouble sticking the back protector on, pezley uploaded a how to video and I when I received the replacement I follow it and managed to install it hitch free.

    You do lose the matte feel of the housing but the protectors give the phone a smoother and slightly more grippier feel, I have no problems with the touch sensitivity of the screen and the protectors are very thin yet are well stuck on. People I have showed the phone to don't even realise that there is a protector on due to how flush it fits. The display doesn't seem to lose any clarity or sharpness from what I can see.

    I guess the only downside would be that the very small areas that are not covered (around the side edges) can attract dirt easily and can show up very clearly on white, but that's expected and I imagine it would not be noticable on a black or yellow phone.

    Overall I would highly recommend the screen protectors especially if you are looking for as close to naked as you can get with some added protection without a case.

    Here are some pics of the protector installed on my white 1020.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000973.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000974.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000981.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000984.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000989.jpg
    Looks really good.

    Nice one for sharing the photos.
    10-03-2013 09:04 AM
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