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  1. sdc1's Avatar
    I just got my 1020 today as an "upgrade" from my 925.

    I haven't had a chance to play with the camera yet and I'm looking forward to that. I wondering though, how much of an upgrade is this?

    As a phone the 925 feels better. It's thinner, lighter and feels so much better in the hand. I'm not sure if it's the camera bump or the polycarbonate body, but it just doesn't feel as good or as premium. I think, initially at least, that I prefer the 925.

    Maybe once I get a proper play with the camera and start to fill the 64gb I'll change my mind.
    09-26-2013 01:53 PM
  2. Quantify's Avatar
    I have a 928 and a 1020 (because I can 😊). I find the 1020 is not as easy to use as a phone...the bump makes the device a little unwieldy when you're grabbing it quickly, sending email, etc. I use my 928 during the week, and 1020 on weekends when I know I'll be taking more pictures.



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    09-26-2013 02:22 PM
  3. sdc1's Avatar
    Yeah, my 925 isn't going anywhere. I think it will be my Monday to Friday phone.
    09-26-2013 02:51 PM
  4. tgr42's Avatar
    This may sound strange but try it with the wireless charging shell. It's still unwieldy compared to other smartphones but, for me, this made a surprising improvement in feel. It basically nullifies the effect of the bump on feel.
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    09-26-2013 02:55 PM
  5. Quantify's Avatar
    For those of us who move between phones...Google Voice and Metrotalk FTW. A very nice GV client.

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    09-26-2013 04:17 PM
  6. planoman's Avatar
    Good info. I bought a 1020 and really liked the camera but it just felt to big and heavy as a phone and I just did not like the way it felt in the pocket or the hand. So I returned it after reading the article on this website that basically said get the 925 if you could have only one Lumia device. I looked at the 925 today at the ATT store and it is a sweet package! I really like everything about it except the 16GB of storage. Not sure I can do it. I know about skydrive etc (I use three cloud accounts) but that is just not doing it for me. Seems the 925 was have been so much better with a 32GB option. It took a while for the android OEM's to start offering 32GB options but most of the flagships are offering that now. Hopefully MSFT implements that soon.

    Sleeping on it for a while. I got a taste of WP and want to try it out some more but the ideal device remains elusive.
    Last edited by planoman; 09-26-2013 at 08:55 PM.
    09-26-2013 08:23 PM
  7. Ultimateone's Avatar
    People think the 1020 is heavy? wow try a 920 in your hand lol.

    I've gotten so you used to the bump I actually like it now.
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    09-27-2013 08:10 AM
  8. tgr42's Avatar
    The 1020 is heavy compared to other smartphones. The 920 is excessively heavy. Note that if you add the wireless charging cover, the 1020 ends up being almost the same weight as the 920. :(
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    09-27-2013 08:35 AM
  9. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Your 1020 is 64GB? Nice! The 925 is the better phone, only reason to get the 1020 is for the camera and increased storage.
    09-27-2013 09:04 AM
  10. majortom1981's Avatar
    Your 1020 is 64GB? Nice! The 925 is the better phone, only reason to get the 1020 is for the camera and increased storage.
    How is the 925 a better phone? The screen res is the same,and same gpu/cpu. The 1020 has more ram, and a better camera.
    09-27-2013 10:36 AM
  11. Mio_WP's Avatar
    And 2 GB RAM. I get the idea of the 925 being a nicer phone. But better ?? Nahh..

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    09-27-2013 10:52 AM
  12. sdc1's Avatar
    No, the 925 is not better, just nicer to hold. In operation the 1020 is noticeably quicker with the extra RAM.
    09-27-2013 11:00 AM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    How is the 925 a better phone? The screen res is the same,and same gpu/cpu. The 1020 has more ram, and a better camera.
    Even Daniel of WP Central says the 925 is his choice as a daily driver over the 1020. Not that is the end all, be all but he knows more about WP than I do. I also felt like the 1020 was too thick and heavy to be my daily driver. I checked out the 925 at the ATT store and it was much more in line with my thoughts on a easy to hold, pocketable device although you are certainly giving up some on the camera.

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    09-27-2013 11:19 AM
  14. sdc1's Avatar
    Having said that, the 925 camera is still very good. Its capable of taking nice photos. I've used one for two months now to take photos of my kids and its been great.
    09-27-2013 11:52 AM
  15. Nick_1020's Avatar
    People think the 1020 is heavy? wow try a 920 in your hand lol.

    I've gotten so you used to the bump I actually like it now.
    Someone posted a 1020 review in another thread and the reviewer demonstrated how they hold the 1020 by using their index finger on the ridge of the camera mount. That's probably the common sense way to hold it and imho, I think it would be secure and comfortable.
    09-27-2013 11:56 AM
  16. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Having said that, the 925 camera is still very good. Its capable of taking nice photos. I've used one for two months now to take photos of my kids and its been great.
    I've had some very mixed experiences with my 920. They look great on the phone and occasionally I take a nice enough one to post on the 920 forum but I find the quality somewhat lacking when viewing the images on my PC monitor and it has a very modest resolution by today's standards.
    09-27-2013 11:59 AM
  17. majortom1981's Avatar
    That doesn't make it better. Just good enough to not need the better camera and extra Ram. I rather have the extra ram then the lighter weight. The extra ram allows me to keep the 1020 for longer. You never know when Microsoft sends out an update that only works on phones with 2 gigs of ram or more.
    09-27-2013 12:53 PM
  18. buxz777's Avatar
    i could never own the 925 for one reason ...... less then 16gb to the end user ........ nokia murdered this device for me by doing that and making the 32gb model a voda exclusive :-/ jeese even 32gb is limiting these days with hd games , map data , videos recorded , photos taken , music etc etc

    i would take the 920 over the 925 for that reason alone , great design on the 925 but like i say the storage murdered it for me , the 1020 rocks specially the 64gb memory and awesome camera :-) of course nokia could have solved all these memory arguements with a simple inclusion of a micro sd slot in the same design as the sim slot aka n8 style ;-)
    09-27-2013 01:03 PM
  19. Blacklac's Avatar
    I seriously couldn't ever imagine saying the 1020 was too heavy or not thin enough... lol. Hold on, lemme go hold my Treo 750. Lol
    09-27-2013 01:07 PM
  20. CiderDrinker's Avatar
    I find the Lumia to have a great in-hand feel. Don't have a 925 though so I can compare.
    09-27-2013 02:13 PM
  21. lui22's Avatar
    As a BlackBerry/iOS user wanting to switch because of camera im starting to be a bit confused over the pros an cons. I dont mind the camera hump of the devices not the heaviness of the device so long as it doesnt FEEL heavier than my Q10. One thing is the actual gravitational weight and another is how heavy it feels. In list form what would be the top pros an cons for each device?
    09-27-2013 02:14 PM
  22. Mio_WP's Avatar
    Both are great, but two things that separates them on the pros side is.

    925- sleek design and lightweight

    1020- superior camera and double RAM (2GB)

    Over the 920 they are both slimmer and lighter and has better cameras but are missing built-in wireless charging. (yet in low light the 920 easily holds its own against BBOS/iOS)

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    09-27-2013 02:49 PM
  23. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I personally recommend everyone who I'm trying to convince to got Windows Phone (on AT&T, at least), to go with the 925. While I personally have no problems with my 1020's bulk or camera bump, I know many others will. Granted, my 1020 is thinner and lighter than my former 900, and my Lumia 900 was my first smartphone, so I have not much to compare to.

    Anyways, for most, the 925 camera will do just fine, and because they don't understand much about photography, they won't be able to get the most out of the 1020 camera anyways. Plus, aluminum, lightweight, awesome design, what's not to love about the 925?

    Again, I really couldn't give two flying-fish about bulk on the 1020, but many other people are always striving for that thinner, lighter device. I also care about camera quality a lot more than the other stuff, so again, for me personally, point 1020. So while my friends think it's weird I recommend a phone different from the one I use, I still stick by it. Only downside: that 16GB storage sounds like it could be a crunch for many. Really wish Nokia would make a 32GB option for it.

    (And note, while the Lumia 1020 does have 2GB RAM, 1 GB is reserved exclusively for the camera, meaning only 1GB is accessible by the system).
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    09-27-2013 04:08 PM
  24. fdalbor's Avatar
    Could not agree with you more. Nokia made a huge mistake shipping the 925 with only 16GB of memory and no SD card slot. You are limiting the phone's use with that little storage memory. I bought a 820 instead of a 920 for that main reason (put a 64gb sd in it) (also you can replace the battery and its smaller with still a nice size screen). My wife wants my 820 so I was looking for a replacement. Nothing Nokia has right now fits my needs and within my guidelines. I was going to get another 820; but AT&T no longer sells them.
    09-27-2013 04:20 PM

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