10-03-2016 04:34 AM
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  1. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Hi all. I did have the Lumia1020 albeit for a month only. The battery life was so bad I could not live with it. I predicted that when MS bought Nokia, they would not continue the 41MP camera. Anyone else disappointed?

    I have moved onto Android and currently have a Galaxy S5. Outdoors, this takes photos equal to the 1020. You can crop significantly before resolution suffers. But the 41MP camera module was a fascinating concept and such a shame it didn't live on.

    The 1020 suffered from having a single relatively low end processor running the phone and the camera. It was a bastardised version of the 808 which had a separate processor for the camera. And a small 2000 mah battery was the final nail.

    But a crying shame MS let this go. It was such a standout concept, something to distinguish MS phones from everything else.
    03-24-2016 06:34 PM
  2. skstrials's Avatar
    Yeah, I would love to see a 1020 replacement. I ended up getting a BlackBerry Q10 at the time 1020 was available.

    The factors that turned me off from the 1020 were the sealed in battery, and non expandable 32gb storage. These two have to be the must in my phones. If the 1020 had these features, it would make an awesome point and shoot camera. But now, these phones cannot do much with the worn out battery.

    Having said that, I think people are accepting terms with the Iphone and Galaxy type of camera quality. Not as good as the 1020 but good enough for most situations.

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    03-24-2016 11:20 PM
  3. BlackZeppelin's Avatar

    Having said that, I think people are accepting terms with the Iphone and Galaxy type of camera quality. Not as good as the 1020 but good enough for most situations.

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    I can tell you that 16MP Galaxy cameras are absolutely fantastic outdoors. You would not believe how much you can pinch zoom before you lose resolution. If the 1020 does better, it would only be by the slightest of margins. In fact when I transfer photos via Wi-Fi to my tablet, outdoors photos are more detailed than with my dedicated Sony compact camera. A lot better in fact. Where the Sony excels is in zoom and low light photography.

    As far as low light imaging, I received a software update that did wonders when shooting with night mode. The difference before and after the update is unbelievable. I can shoot in low light with very little noise. The night mode however is only suitable for still imaging. You cannot use it indoors shooting for e.g., a kids birthday party.

    The only poor imaging is in low light when not using night mode where your subjects are not still. Lots of noise and grain if you are not using the flash because the area is too large. This is where the Sony compact runs rings around it.

    But in good lighting, my Galaxy and other phones can beat compact cameras.
    03-25-2016 05:53 AM
  4. nedarata's Avatar
    you have to remember that high mp camera was never ms priority
    it was nokia idea
    41MP camera is not that impressive if you compare it with cameras in latest iphone/samsung flagship
    ok 1020 still win in low light but that's it
    03-26-2016 01:33 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    This old thread may be of interest:

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    03-27-2016 10:30 AM
  6. nailzer's Avatar
    sounds like sour grapes, 1020 camera rocks, instead of pandering to images online, try printing them out, nothing quite like 1020.
    I hear blah, blah blah, but most are viewing on a screen, edit them, them print them out ..........
    Nothing worse than taking the "perfect" picture and it prints out like crap.
    So many don't use the high res picture for comparisons, they use the 5MP (shared version), often forgetting there is a high res picture to play with (and compare)
    Chintan Gohel and Steve Adams like this.
    03-28-2016 12:34 AM
  7. BigHulkDiesel's Avatar
    I completely agree! This phone is still boss! I just bought another one and activated it today. In a world where everyone always feels like they need the newest hardware, the most ppi, biggest, badest, fastest, this device still shines as a solid smartphone. I don't get any hiccups in the OS, no lag or stutter. Sure it probably loads 1 second slower than others, but 1 second slower for a 41mp camera and a much cheaper price point? I will take that deal. It's not always about the updates. If the device works well on the version of software it has, why keep complaining? Now I understand if our favorite apps stop working because the developer doesn't support them anymore, that is frustrating. But so far, I loaded up all the apps I had on mine two years ago when I first got this phone, they are running like a dream.

    It really feels like coming home again, this device is my all time favorite device!
    nailzer likes this.
    04-06-2016 06:07 PM
  8. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I love my 1020 as well. The 950xl has been tickling my fancy since it was released and I need a dual sim for home/work. I am hoping the xl/normal buy one get one free deal is extened. That way my wife can get a new one as well.
    04-29-2016 04:05 AM
  9. ramiusm's Avatar
    I recently switched back to the 1020 after significant time on a BlackBerry Q10 & Passport, as I preferred using the BB10 operating system. One of the main reasons for the shift back to the 1020 was the lack for app support on BB10, namely Whatsapp, as I needed it for work communication. I basically have not used WP8 for over 2 years. I never did like using Android as a daily driver - I just found it too clumsy. Going back to WP8 after so long was actually quite refreshing. The smaller form factor of the 1020 is actually quite welcome, compared to the 5.5" sized Androids and iPhones today. I really like the build quality of the 1020, and am now very happy using it again. The camera, although old by today's standards, still takes some great shots.
    Marlon Bu likes this.
    09-30-2016 12:52 AM
  10. Marlon Bu's Avatar
    The Camera is only slow by today standards, not old. 41 Megapixel, Xenon-Flash, 1/1,5 Image Sensor. There is still no other Camera today with that specs!
    belodion likes this.
    10-03-2016 04:34 AM
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