02-18-2015 11:11 AM
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  1. niutu's Avatar
    Last year I had the Lumia 1020, but switched it for 925 during summer. Fast forward to the end of 2014/beginning of this year and during the past four months I've had Lumia 830, 930 and 735. However I just switched back to 1020. Why?

    Here's my reasoning:
    -Lumia 830 was a solid device, sleek and light, but I simply disliked its LCD IPS screen. To me it was worse than the 920's for instance. Glance was a welcome addition, though it was greatly hindered by bad readability (no match for an AMOLED screen). Also somehow it seemed that glance was much slower to wake up (peek function) than anything I previously had experienced with the 925 or 1020.
    -Lumia 930 had an excellent AMOLED screen, but suffered from the omission of glance. There were also a lot of bugs found with my handset: the infamous purple hue with automatic brightness, creaking build and rattling side-buttons. All too common I guess for the 930...
    -Lumia 735 had a great AMOLED screen, a stylish N9-like build. But somehow the cheapness of the device became apparent soon - I could push the screen from the below part back to its chassis now and then. I first thought the lack of a camera button wouldn't bother me too much, but I was wrong.

    So I bought an unopened 1020 for 215 euros, a bargain I'd say.
    Now I have the best (subjective) camera-phone out there. I have a properly working glance screen. Plus I got a proper camera-button and 32 GB of inbuilt memory (limited memory might be a con, though it has been enough for me so far). It's not a perfect device, but Lumia 1020 still stands out among the best overall Windows Phone experiences out there.
    It's a shame the ecosystem is now filled with devices that make too many compromises.
    Well, here's hoping the situation improves this year and we'll get more "differentiation" (made famous by Elop) among the handsets...
    02-05-2015 01:46 PM
  2. JaniM's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 really stands out still. I have both 1020 and 930 and I'm happy with each one of them. Lumia 1020 is such a gem, I'll propably keep it as long as it works. Compared to 930 it looks kinda old and dull and feels a bit sluggish but it's still perfectly usable without noticeable lagging. If it works well with Windows 10, all the better. Let's hope that the successor of Lumia 1020 is as awesome as 1020 is.
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    02-05-2015 02:12 PM
  3. Easy-G's Avatar
    If it works well with Windows 10, all the better.
    I have this sneaking suspicion that phones running Snapdragon S4 and older will be left out in the cold when it comes to Windows 10. If they do get Windows 10, they'll probably be lacking in most new features when compared to those running Snapdragon 200/400/600/800 series processors. That said, I hope I'm wrong.
    02-05-2015 02:23 PM
  4. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    How long did you have the 930 for?
    02-05-2015 02:33 PM
  5. niutu's Avatar
    @ vEEP pEEP
    About a month. I usually switch phones quite often....if the 930 would've had glance and those quality issues nonexistent I probably would've kept it longer.
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    02-05-2015 03:01 PM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 has everything I want in a high-end phone, except for speed. Like you, everything I've considered replacing it with has one or more omissions that rule it out for me. I can get one that's faster, but the screen, or lack of US LTE bands, or lack of glance, or it's too big or too much like cheap plastic.

    I just wish I could get rid of the dang ATT logo on the glass and on the boot screen.
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    02-05-2015 03:07 PM
  7. JaniM's Avatar
    I have this sneaking suspicion that phones running Snapdragon S4 and older will be left out in the cold when it comes to Windows 10. If they do get Windows 10, they'll probably be lacking in most new features when compared to those running Snapdragon 200/400/600/800 series processors. That said, I hope I'm wrong.
    There should be windows 10 available for every windows phone 8 and windows phone 8.1 -phones. I'm looking forward for some updates in UI design and usability, I'm not that interested in most new features what others are looking forward to.
    02-05-2015 04:46 PM
  8. Arup Roy Chowdhury's Avatar
    As a SONY Xperia Z3 owner, I fully concur that the 1020 is the best camera phone ever. Also for basic needs its quite good with good call quality. Skype and Whatsapp works and so does Gmail and MS Office, thats all I need it for. For heavier stuff I use the quad core Z3.
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    02-05-2015 09:15 PM
  9. blue1k's Avatar
    As a SONY Xperia Z3 owner, I fully concur that the 1020 is the best camera phone ever. Also for basic needs its quite good with good call quality. Skype and Whatsapp works and so does Gmail and MS Office, thats all I need it for. For heavier stuff I use the quad core Z3.
    Agreed.

    After going to a 1520,Galaxy S5, 930, 830, iPhone 5S I am very happy to be back another 1020.

    It may be slow but if you know how to use manual settings and when then there is simply no substitute. I'm not compromising for anything less than a 1020 successor. Hopefully one with a snapdragon 810.
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    02-05-2015 09:26 PM
  10. Christus Hirschus's Avatar
    I bought the 1020 a few weeks ago after I destroyed my LG G2. Why? Even though it's an 'old' phone it still has the best camera around and it's running smooth without any problems. Also the polycarbonate -body makes the phone really durable - I managed to drop it a few times and there is not even a scratch.

    But...if I needed a phone for more than texting, photographing and searching the web there would be definitely better phones around. As it doesn't matter for me, I still love my 1020.
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    02-06-2015 02:12 AM
  11. JaniM's Avatar
    And something to think about, second hand almost mint condition Lumia 1020:s are sold about 150 euros (or about $170) so it is absolutely the best phone in that price range.
    02-06-2015 02:49 AM
  12. niutu's Avatar
    And something to think about, second hand almost mint condition Lumia 1020:s are sold about 150 euros (or about $170) so it is absolutely the best phone in that price range.
    That's totally true, for me the 1020 offers currently the best price-quality ratio among the Lumia lineup.
    02-06-2015 09:09 AM
  13. John20212's Avatar
    With the Lumia 1020 still being the preferred WP flagship by many, it is sad that Microsoft has given it so little time and just decided not to bother with implementing at least some of the Denim features on the 1020.
    niutu, Qtweeder and patrikmore like this.
    02-07-2015 12:00 PM
  14. blue1k's Avatar
    And something to think about, second hand almost mint condition Lumia 1020:s are sold about 150 euros (or about $170) so it is absolutely the best phone in that price range.
    Not here in Canada. Lumia phone prices second hand have increased a lot. 1020s sell for 300 used. When I sold my 1520 I only got $420 for it. Now you are lucky to find one for 500 used.
    02-08-2015 12:06 AM
  15. niutu's Avatar
    Not here in Canada. Lumia phone prices second hand have increased a lot. 1020s sell for 300 used. When I sold my 1520 I only got $420 for it. Now you are lucky to find one for 500 used.
    Yep, situation is similar in terms of availability in Finland. New ones aren't easily found. That's why I suggest everyone even vaguely interested in Lumia 1020's capabilities to grab one while they can...
    02-08-2015 11:04 AM
  16. claireggie's Avatar
    i have two lumia 1020 and i am saving the other for the future.

    because i know that in the future once the other breaks, i will really miss it... and regret that i didnt buy an another one. :D
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    02-08-2015 12:00 PM
  17. Arup Roy Chowdhury's Avatar
    They were being sold relatively cheap here in India by Flipkart but now they are out of stock and am afraid won't be back in near future.
    02-08-2015 09:29 PM
  18. niutu's Avatar
    Oh forgot to mention the Lumia 1020 has two good additional things: show more tiles option and Nokia Creative Studio with collage function. Both features have been omitted from newer Lumias/updates...
    02-11-2015 09:37 AM
  19. Steve Adams's Avatar
    We love our 1020s. They are the best phones we have owned, which included iphones, a yaffle of galaxy phones, ativs, and HTC offerings. The 1020 is so far ahead with build quality, and performance overall that there is nothing we want to trade for. maybe the 1030 will make me switch, not sure with my wife.
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    02-12-2015 05:17 AM
  20. killinghall's Avatar
    When I broke my 1020 screen a year ago, I immediately ordered another unlocked 1020. No second thoughts!
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    02-13-2015 03:29 PM
  21. hugo alberto's Avatar
    I have no plans to change my 1020, the only thing I need it's a better battery life, so, in the near future, no new WP for me. Perhaps a Lumia 1330 just for have a bigger screen and a bigger battery.
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    02-13-2015 03:52 PM
  22. SeanJamesWright's Avatar
    Not sure where to post this but I have just pulled the trigger and purchased a used but in good condition 1020 for 190 here in the UK. As a long time android user I have never really preferred one OS over another and Windows Phone has always intrigued me since owning a 900 a while back. So yeah I'm looking forward to ditching my nexus 5 and giving Windows Phone another shot ☺

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    02-17-2015 10:31 AM
  23. niutu's Avatar
    Not sure where to post this but I have just pulled the trigger and purchased a used but in good condition 1020 for 190 here in the UK. As a long time android user I have never really preferred one OS over another and Windows Phone has always intrigued me since owning a 900 a while back. So yeah I'm looking forward to ditching my nexus 5 and giving Windows Phone another shot ☺

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    It's definitely more matured experience than anything Lumia 900 had (I should know since I used to own that). What I've seen the camera in 1020 is totally different league than Nexus 5, apart from the shot-to-shot times...
    02-17-2015 01:57 PM
  24. SeanJamesWright's Avatar
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to finding my way around the OS again. I bought it unlocked so hopefully the new Denim update will get pushed to the device as it now rolling out in the UK I believe? Either way I can't wait to use it.

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    02-17-2015 02:32 PM
  25. Radu BARAC's Avatar
    I jut bought mine used but in excelent condition, warranty till 06.2016 with 215 euro, in Romania.
    I love the device for it camera and os fluidity.I am looking for a camera grip, very difficult to find one in my country. Any suggestions are welcome.
    I think I will stick with it and Windows OS for a while.
    PS. I had big problems with battery drain, 2 day ago I did a hard restart + soft restart+ restore from backup, and now my device is loosing 3% in 7h.
    This is great...
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    02-18-2015 12:56 AM
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