12-01-2013 05:40 PM
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  1. Paritosh Rai's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I have been using a Nokia Lumia 800 since the May of last year which I duly upgraded to WP7.8. Still, I have been missing out on the really cool and improved features of WP8. I am really tempted by the 1020 - I am getting a very decent deal here in India, where I can upgrade to 1020 by giving back the 800 to Nokia in exchange for some cool discounts. My dilemma is whether it's worth the money in terms of the camera - I was earlier planning to upgrade my point and shoot, but then decided it might be a better idea to upgrade the 800 and get an all-in-one device, the 1020 - or should I wait for 8.1 to come out and for OEMs to announce the next flagships.

    If you guys could help me make the decision, I'd be very grateful. Tell me about your experiences, using the phone and especially the camera. Thanks!

    P.S. - How bad does a yellow 1020 look in a guy's hand?
    11-30-2013 08:18 AM
  2. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    I'm not sure but i think that the 1020 will be able to get upgraded to WP8.1
    11-30-2013 08:58 AM
  3. hagjohn's Avatar
    If you can wait, I would. The 1020 is a great device but the next flagship will most likely be better.
    11-30-2013 08:59 AM
  4. Jakez98's Avatar
    I got the yellow 1020 on launch day. The camera is already awesome as it is, and thinking about the improvement that will come with the Lumia Black update, the RAW support is going to be even better! Bluetooth LE will also come in the next update, along with GDR3 and WP8.1 next year.

    Glance screen has always worked best with AMOLED screens in my opinion, so this makes the 1020 even better with the Glance screen.
    11-30-2013 09:16 AM
  5. caesar500's Avatar
    I would wait if you can. I have had a lot of issues with the 1020, which may stem from its early release of gdr2. I'm writing this from my 3rd 1020 in 5 weeks. Hopefully, gdr3 will resolve my device's issues.
    4ny0n3 likes this.
    11-30-2013 09:17 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    I'm biased as I have a 1020 but I would get one now. There's no guarantee what Nokia will produce as their next flagship will actually be better, especially if they're under Microsoft's control by the time its released. So far the 1520 doesn't seem to have as much of a performance advantage as its specs would suggest, and the 1020 camera is definitely better. So it depends, but I don't see any reason to not get the 1020 now, especially if you're getting a good deal on it. You could always sell it later if something does come out that is actually discernibly better. Also have had no issues with my Rogers 1020, works as smooth as silk.
    Paritosh Rai and Residing like this.
    11-30-2013 09:29 AM
  7. Jakez98's Avatar
    Interesting. Because I haven't had any hardware issues with the 1020 at all.

    But I did encountered a bug with Xbox Music that did not exist in WP7.8. Sometimes when you play a song, you'll get the message that an error is encountered when playing the file. But when you tapped play once more, the file will play with no problem. Could be a WP8 issue.
    Paritosh Rai likes this.
    11-30-2013 09:29 AM
  8. crystal_planet's Avatar
    If you can wait, I would. The 1020 is a great device but the next flagship will most likely be better.
    No way! He should wait until the flagship after the next. That one will be wayyyy better.

    Or maybe the one after that....
    11-30-2013 10:45 AM
  9. phasar's Avatar
    I have a 1020, and I would definitely wait until the new 8.1 models are out. The 1020 camera while good, it's not that much better than any other high end phone camera. If the new 8.1 WP don't meet expectations WP is doomed and you'll be better off with another OS. Nokia and WP know what's at stake, and they'll release what they believe to be game changing WP devices for 2014. I hope!
    11-30-2013 08:56 PM
  10. xconomicron's Avatar
    The 1020 is pretty amazing. Its funny how people say the camera is not so much better than another leading camera phone. No other camera phone comes close...except for the 808.

    Anyway man, remember you will get 8.1 just like any other WP user.
    11-30-2013 09:37 PM
  11. arjunan's Avatar
    i suggest you get the 1020.. or if you have money, just wait for the 1520 to launch in india (if you're living here)
    i am assuming both these phones will be able to upgrade to 8.1 . But 8.1 will not be revealed for at-least the next 6 months.
    So if you want an 8.1 device.. i think you will need to wait more..
    Paritosh Rai likes this.
    11-30-2013 09:38 PM
  12. vlad0's Avatar
    Same situation as the 920... wait.

    That camera module needs a more potent SoC .. like Snap 800 or 805. It also needs a slightly bigger battery.

    The mobile world congress in Barcelona is in February where they will unveil new stuff running 8.1 .. so at least wait until then, if they don't announce an upgraded flagship .. then get the 1020.
    Old_Cus, Paritosh Rai and snowmutt like this.
    11-30-2013 11:16 PM
  13. Paritosh Rai's Avatar
    Thanks guys for sharing your experiences and opinions! The sales guy at the NOKIA Priority Store gave me a demo of the 1020 camera and I found the zoom really amazing. Also, from what I read on the reviews of the 1520 (which has a S800 on board) the performance improvements on the camera lag are very minimal - correct me if I am wrong here. So the only thing that is left to consider is the battery life. A 2000mAh sounds decent on paper, but how has it been for you guys? I am getting a Samsung 5200mAh portable battery USB battery bank as a part of the deal btw.
    snowmutt likes this.
    12-01-2013 12:33 AM
  14. DalekSnare's Avatar
    Correct me if I heard wrong, but I thought the 1020 had a special co-processor for the huge pictures; if that's the case, then it doesn't really matter what snapdragon you have, so the 1520 wouldn't necessarily be any faster at that. Now if the 1030 came with a faster image processor, that would make a difference though.
    12-01-2013 12:41 AM
  15. taymur's Avatar
    If you are exchanging it for you Lumia 800, then go for it, because your Lumia 800 wont hold its remaining value any longer. in addition, waiting will never get you anywhere, you will be waiting for the next 8.5 flagship pretty soon.
    theefman likes this.
    12-01-2013 12:46 AM
  16. Del Rei's Avatar
    What is a flagship....?
    Is it a kind of software/hardware upgrade...?
    12-01-2013 01:02 AM
  17. Paritosh Rai's Avatar
    Going for the 1020 guys! Last 2 questions:-
    1.) How do I make sure that I don't lose my message threads/data on the 800 when moving to the 1020?
    2.) Yellow or black?
    12-01-2013 02:00 AM
  18. Paritosh Rai's Avatar
    Flagship is the numero uno or 'Hero' phone from any OEM for a platform. It has the best and latest specs and comes with all the bells and whistles. Example:- in the Android world, the HTC One, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4/NOTE 3 are the flagship models from the respective manufacturers. In WP, currently it's the 1520/1020/9xx series from Nokia, Ativ from Samsung and 8X from HTC which can be called the flagship models .
    12-01-2013 02:03 AM
  19. Del Rei's Avatar
    Hum... Thanks man!!!!
    :)
    12-01-2013 04:30 AM
  20. Pratham Sarwate's Avatar
    don't go for 1020.
    you will again be in the same position where you were with lumia 800 in last may and new devices being launched as early as as september and being available by november.
    1020 has a good camera. but is slow in taking photos. other that than, it's chipset is old, and not very futureproof.
    it's pretty costly in india. and definitely not worth it.
    if you really wanna buy a GDR2 device, get a 920/925 instead.
    i strongly recommend you wait a little, instead of rushing with a new phone and then regretting.
    12-01-2013 05:03 AM
  21. sdc1's Avatar
    Go for the 1020. It's an excellent phone and worth every penny. The camera is incredible.
    12-01-2013 05:22 AM
  22. Paritosh Rai's Avatar
    Ok, so I took the leap of faith and went for the 1020 Black! Loving the WP8 experience so far, now i know what I was missing when I was on 7.5/7.8. I would like to thank you for the info. I went with the purchase now because of the following reasons:-
    1.) Not a power user, so for me s400+ and s800 would have been the same.
    2.)Even if i had waited, the flagships in 8.1 would have been delayed in getting launched in India. And even by the time they would have launched, something else would get announced. So it would've become a vicious circle!
    3.) I was getting a good exchange deal on my L800, which I would not have gotten if it would've become 6 months older than it is right now.
    4.) I would be upgraded to 8.1, none the less
    5.) I love the camera on this phone!

    So all in all that's why I made the jump :)
    xconomicron, snowmutt and theefman like this.
    12-01-2013 06:48 AM
  23. theefman's Avatar
    You made the right choice! :). For your messages use the transfer my data app to import your sms inbox.
    12-01-2013 08:12 AM
  24. Neibl's Avatar
    I'd wait, the next wave of phones in Q1 will be the true next gen phones for WP. I have my upgrade in April and that's around when they have been releasing the big wave of upgrades (last year was the Lumia 900, and then that summer the Lumia 920).

    I'd expect phones like the 1520 but in 5 inch factor with more features on many carriers (Verizon already getting 929).

    For now I got a nexus 5 to mess around with with my 920 to make the wait better.
    12-01-2013 10:00 AM
  25. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I didn't wait....
    Even with the 1520 set to come out when it did, and knowing I have a better shot at the 1320 up here in Canada, I got a 1020.
    However I buy my phones outright. I don't lock into any contracts.

    I am overjoyed with the 1020, and come time to look at a 1320 with updates still to come like GDR3, Black, and 8.1....I may just stick with the 1020 in the long run.
    12-01-2013 01:36 PM
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