12-10-2014 08:13 AM
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  1. XT14N's Avatar
    Battery life: 4G/WLAN on, localisation on, my battery life is 1 day and 15 hours. And I do use it, I promise :)
    That's unreal boss! How?! You use any of those news aggregators like Weave and Feedly third-party apps?
    10-15-2014 02:29 PM
  2. DalekSnare's Avatar
    If you want a fast phone with modern features like HD screen, 4K video recording, sensor core, miracast, and Hey Cortana, then it's not the phone to get. However, if you prefer photography to those features, then it's still an amazing camera that can produce the best images of any phone. And it's only 330 on Amazon. The only reason the 1020 wouldn't be a good buy for a photography person is if they can't afford to get it and then upgrade to the 1030 if it comes out in the next few months. The 1030 will probably not have any of the above shortcomings.
    10-15-2014 04:53 PM
  3. msirapian's Avatar
    That's unreal boss! How?! You use any of those news aggregators like Weave and Feedly third-party apps?
    I charge it during the evening and unplug it (actually, I use the wireless charging case but you get the idea) before going to sleep.
    I use NextGen Reader and of course, if I capture a lot of photos or use NextGenReader in the public transportation, it will drain faster, but usually, I'm never shot of battery by the end of the day.

    I've uninstalled unused apps, have groomed every app which is allowed to run in background. Oh and when I've upgraded to Cyan (and I intend to do the same with Denim or GDR1 if it comes before the FW), I've charged my battery to the max but I have applied the upgrade unplugged. This helps a lot: people upgrading whilst leaving the device on charge have lost batterylife (or alleged battery life, what the phone thinks it is).


    And that's it. I do love my 1020 :)
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    10-19-2014 07:25 AM
  4. qnc's Avatar
    I just got the phone recently and you can not beat the photos it captures. If you are not worried about the app ecosystem then it is a great phone in my opinion.

    I have fast 4g speeds, great camera, apps that I need are available.

    I agree with others here. Do not get it on contract save your upgrade for something else. With that said I would get the phone.

    Even with all the upgrades that are out there this will always be a great camera and it beats carrying around my DSL all the time.
    10-19-2014 12:20 PM
  5. AlanCampot's Avatar
    Ok so I'm new in the forum and I'd like to give you one more opinion (if you haven't decided yet).
    First of all, I'm from Buenos Aires so my english may not be the best. Excuse me for that.
    With that being set, let me tell you about my experience with the 1020. I bought the phone exactly one month ago for ARS4000 (about USD470). Electronic devices are a bit expensive here. Previously owned a Nokia N8, a real legend that's been with me for about 3 years (and still working perfectly).
    Why did I choose the 1020 instead of, for example, a Galaxy S4? Well, because of the camera. This thing absolutely OUTPERFORMS anything out there. I compared it to an Iphone 5, Iphone 6, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, LG G2, Xperia Z2, and guess who wins. Of course. In every aspect. Every other phone may take 20 photos while my 1020 takes only one, but put those 20 photos together and mine is still better. It takes a while to learn to control it, but once you know how to use the ProCam app, results are amazing.
    Oh, I almost forgot. It does not need a million of cores, even with two cores it can run smoothly and manage with several apps at the same time.
    Cons? Well, the lack of an SD card slot, but the 22/23GB are enough, at least for me.
    Every Lumia with WP will satisfy your needs. They are amazing phones, and Android fags know that. Your friends will hate you when their Android devices freeze and restart while your Lumia stay in mint conditions for several years.
    Now go to the store, take a picture with the 1020, smile, flutter, and then buy it.
    10-19-2014 04:05 PM
  6. Midi_Amp's Avatar
    Just got mine over the weekend. White one, with matching DC-18 power bank and camera grip plus capdase xpose transparent case. Loving the phone so far, had the false Denim update... Eh... It's something... I'm going to use it as is anyway. Battery life could be better for sure, and the heat when playing complex 3d games can be a bit unbearable if not for the additional case. Still, the camera... I'm just speechless... So far everything on auto came out ridiculously good. Tried the manual settings and I only got 2/10 good photos... But those 2 photos are just stupidly good.

    I really wish the Denim update could improve the 1020 battery life, having an extra power bank comes in handy but I prefer not having to carry things around.
    10-20-2014 12:50 AM
  7. benrp's Avatar
    I bought mine a year ago, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. The camera is awesome and everything else has held up too.
    10-20-2014 01:21 AM
  8. ArcticArrow's Avatar
    wow Man, I dont know this thread still goes on. Okay, I just upgraded from 925 to 1020.

    First check the ZOOMING power at clear sun light.

    wp_20141018_16_01_28_pro__highres.jpg
    wp_20141018_16_01_28_pro__highres_crop.jpg

    I didnt' even know there was a girl at the far end, well "MORE THAN YOUR EYES CAN SEE"






    wp_20141018_18_54_13_pro__highres.jpg
    wp_20141018_19_12_33_pro__highres.jpg
    wp_20141018_19_23_30_pro__highres.jpg
    wp_20141018_18_46_49_pro__highres.jpg

    Finally this is a HDR image combined with 5 photos just for fun.
    hafenstrasse.jpg

    I am not an expert, but I think these photos show you what a 1020 can do.

    If you are not convinced, jsut go to FlickR and compare photos from 1020 to the others, then you can decide.

    PS: maybe I am using 64 GB, I think the shoot to shoot time quite okay, not bad. 2 to 3 seconds for me.
    Last edited by ArcticArrow; 10-20-2014 at 06:44 PM.
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    10-20-2014 06:32 PM
  9. msirapian's Avatar
    Oh and just to add another example. I shot this yesterday and processed the RAW:
    After the rain by Massis__, on Flickr

    OK. Now, this is simply a crop from the same shot:
    b0azmlriiaegr34.jpg
    10-21-2014 05:25 AM
  10. Deutscher2's Avatar
    Wow. :-)
    10-21-2014 08:47 AM
  11. pseudoware's Avatar
    Impressive pics. Have had mine for a couple weeks. I'm going to Hawaii in early Nov. I have a feeling I'll be doing some zooming & cropping @ the beach. 😜

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
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    10-21-2014 08:46 PM
  12. walterg1's Avatar
    Next month I'm buying a new 920.
    I wish I had the extra cash to get a 1020.
    I want one really bad.
    10-21-2014 09:54 PM
  13. Midi_Amp's Avatar
    Next month I'm buying a new 920.
    I wish I had the extra cash to get a 1020.
    I want one really bad.
    Where do you live? The 1020 in my country is about US$500 brand new, with a 6 months financing option. For an extra 6 months, there seems to be no immediate replacement for the 1020, I'd say, it's still good for that time period. My cousin used the 920 for almost a year, and he still loves the phone.
    10-21-2014 11:05 PM
  14. downup's Avatar
    In Sweden does it cost 415$ cash and it was down to 276$ for some weeks ago. And I am paying 325$ on contract for it.
    10-21-2014 11:38 PM
  15. walterg1's Avatar
    Where do you live? The 1020 in my country is about US$500 brand new, with a 6 months financing option. For an extra 6 months, there seems to be no immediate replacement for the 1020, I'd say, it's still good for that time period. My cousin used the 920 for almost a year, and he still loves the phone.
    Im in the US. I'm planning on using Cricket wireless prepaid, because of the 10gb , $60 plan.
    Its part of AT&T now and uses GSM phones.

    You can get a brand new unlocked 920 in the US for $180-$200 shipped.
    10-21-2014 11:41 PM
  16. Midi_Amp's Avatar
    Im in the US. I'm planning on using Cricket wireless prepaid, because of the 10gb , $60 plan.
    Its part of AT&T now and uses GSM phones.

    You can get a brand new unlocked 920 in the US for $180-$200 shipped.
    I'd suggest you go the extra mile to get the 1020, how much is it in the states unlocked? Considering that both the 1020 and 920 has the same hardware, the 1020 should edge out with the 41 Megapixel camera. Both the 920 and 1020 are close to obsolete, but again, the camera on the 1020 would make your purchase last for a lot longer. Also, the wow factor.
    10-22-2014 01:07 AM
  17. msirapian's Avatar
    920 and 1020 have NOT the same hardware: IPS screen on 920, AMOLED on 1020, wireless charging integrated to the 920, not the 1020.
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    10-22-2014 03:34 AM
  18. migueli2's Avatar
    1Gb ram vs 2Gb ram
    10-22-2014 03:54 AM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    920 and 1020 have NOT the same hardware: IPS screen on 920, AMOLED on 1020, wireless charging integrated to the 920, not the 1020.
    In most cases yes the phone are generally comparable aside from the screens and the wireless charging.

    The ram itself is a wash since most of the ram goes toward the camera
    10-22-2014 04:12 AM
  20. Deutscher2's Avatar
    In most cases yes the phone are generally comparable
    All phones "in most cases are generally comparable".
    The 920 and the 1020 have very different hardware.
    10-22-2014 04:41 AM
  21. Midi_Amp's Avatar
    920 and 1020 have NOT the same hardware: IPS screen on 920, AMOLED on 1020, wireless charging integrated to the 920, not the 1020.
    Was thinking on the same specification of dual core 1.5 Ghz and adreno 225... But okay, different screen, camera sensor, 6 elements lens, wireless charging, 1020 lighter/920 heavier, anything I missed?
    10-22-2014 06:57 AM
  22. Toan Le's Avatar
    No, just no. Though 1020 is still the king of camera phones, its hardware is already outdated. Certainly it will stop being supported soon enough. It won't even receive any new features from Lumia Denim. Better wait for a successor.
    10-22-2014 07:32 AM
  23. slovenec's Avatar
    Ok so I'm new in the forum and I'd like to give you one more opinion (if you haven't decided yet).
    First of all, I'm from Buenos Aires so my english may not be the best. Excuse me for that.
    With that being set, let me tell you about my experience with the 1020. I bought the phone exactly one month ago for ARS4000 (about USD470). Electronic devices are a bit expensive here. Previously owned a Nokia N8, a real legend that's been with me for about 3 years (and still working perfectly).
    Why did I choose the 1020 instead of, for example, a Galaxy S4? Well, because of the camera. This thing absolutely OUTPERFORMS anything out there. I compared it to an Iphone 5, Iphone 6, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, LG G2, Xperia Z2, and guess who wins. Of course. In every aspect. Every other phone may take 20 photos while my 1020 takes only one, but put those 20 photos together and mine is still better. It takes a while to learn to control it, but once you know how to use the ProCam app, results are amazing.
    Oh, I almost forgot. It does not need a million of cores, even with two cores it can run smoothly and manage with several apps at the same time.
    Cons? Well, the lack of an SD card slot, but the 22/23GB are enough, at least for me.
    Every Lumia with WP will satisfy your needs. They are amazing phones, and Android fags know that. Your friends will hate you when their Android devices freeze and restart while your Lumia stay in mint conditions for several years.
    Now go to the store, take a picture with the 1020, smile, flutter, and then buy it.
    I'm also from Buenos Aires. Did you buy it for Telecom Personal? The price would indicate that.

    Now, for all of you in this thread.
    I'm currently using a Moto X that will get updateds to Android 5, but I'm tempted with the L1020 as I'm traveling to Europe after Christmass, and would love to take it as an advanced point and shoot camera, instead of taking my DSLR with 3 lenses, and needing to switch them all the time (just a simple Nikon D3100 with a fixed 35mm, the stock 18-55mm and a very old 70-200mm with no autofocus).

    It sounds great having such a camera on my pocket, that will also let me have offline maps, email, skype, and many, many apps (probably won't use phone calls, just wifi in hostels and such).

    So, would you say I should go get it?

    Thanks!

    PS: It won't be my first WP device, I had a L620 that I gave to my girl cause she needed something smart (she used to have a Nokia E5). So I'm quite familiar with the interface and how to handle it.
    10-22-2014 12:08 PM
  24. DalekSnare's Avatar
    1Gb ram vs 2Gb ram
    According to what the moderator a5cent said in a thread about that, the 1020 doesn't really use the other GB for anything besides processing photos. So the other GB is just part of the camera equipment for all intents and purposes (apps can't use it).
    10-23-2014 06:41 PM
  25. slovenec's Avatar
    So, it's been about a week now. Nobody answered...
    Would you guys recommend I get a L1020 as an advanced point and shoot for traveling to Europe in December/January?

    Just to let you know, I hate phablets; so no Lumia 1320/1520. Besides, nobody sells them in my country, and Lumia 930/830/730(5) aren't available here also. I can just grab a L1020/925 or I have to stick to Android (remember I currently own a Moto X), and I'm kind of tired of getting followed arround by the big G all the time; although I have to admit there are some good services, I feel it is really intrusive; and everything is donde, just to basically sell ads.

    It would be nice if someone answers. Thanks.
    10-28-2014 06:32 AM
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