10-22-2016 07:20 PM
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  1. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    I'm looking to upgrade from my 520 to 1020. Consider this: I'm a photography enthusiast but I don't want to spend a fortune(In India, it's available for 19k Rs/ 270 USD on Amazon) and I'm worried about having to buy an old model (which 1020 pretty much is). I don't want to be having to buy another phone just because my 1020 wouldn't do anything apart from great shooting.
    So please suggest should I get a 1020 or look further?
    And oh, I don't want anything costing more than 270USD.
    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 09-23-2016 at 12:52 AM.
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    09-22-2016 11:42 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    270 USD is way too much for the 1020 in my opinion. I would look at Android options while picking up a 925 or 920 for the camera.

    Also, look to see if you can get at least an 830 or 930.
    09-22-2016 11:48 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    I wouldn't bother unless you like to take great pics with a slow camera.

    If there's any other option for you that has the 4 core processor such as an unlocked Lumia 830, Lumia 735 or 640XL that's what I'd purchase.
    Good luck there...
    09-23-2016 12:39 AM
  4. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    270 USD is way too much for the 1020 in my opinion. I would look at Android options while picking up a 925 or 920 for the camera.

    Also, look to see if you can get at least an 830 or 930.
    Why so?
    And too much even considering the camera?
    Last edited by Kshitij Kadiya; 09-23-2016 at 05:09 AM.
    09-23-2016 04:51 AM
  5. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    Just to be clear, I don't have many issues on my 520, implying I should not have any on 1020 considering higher CPU nd ram. And I'm looking for an awesome camera.
    And I totally hate android.
    Would you still object to 1020?
    Be honest. I need to be sure of 1020's problems.
    09-23-2016 05:11 AM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    In phone years, the 1020 is ancient. The price you are thinking about paying would have been a decent price a couple of years ago, but it's way too much, now. For $20 more, you can buy a brand new 950. Add $100, and you can get a very good 950XL. Both of those phones have superb cameras, with the bonus of having much newer specs. Any of the phones listed above by other forum members, including a huge array of Android phones, are much better options than the 1020.
    09-23-2016 05:59 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Why so?
    And too much even considering the camera?
    Just to be clear, I don't have many issues on my 520, implying I should not have any on 1020 considering higher CPU nd ram. And I'm looking for an awesome camera.
    And I totally hate android.
    Would you still object to 1020?
    Be honest. I need to be sure of 1020's problems.
    Absolutely, $270 would get me a newer, higher-midrange phone that would blow the 1020 away in literally every regard except raw photo quality. It's just not worth it to almost anyone. Something closer to $120 is more like it.

    The 1020 doesn't have any problems, its just that the phone is about three years old, has no future software updates in the pipeline and no longer has anything going for it other than a camera that headlined three years ago. The MP count hasn't been seriously matched, but I believe besides that the phone has since been outclassed to a degree. (although I'm sure my 920 would hold up okay today)

    In phone years, the 1020 is ancient. The price you are thinking about paying would have been a decent price a couple of years ago, but it's way too much, now. For $20 more, you can buy a brand new 950. Add $100, and you can get a very good 950XL. Both of those phones have superb cameras, with the bonus of having much newer specs. Any of the phones listed above by other forum members, including a huge array of Android phones, are much better options than the 1020.
    Exactly. I'd go with the 950 or even 930 if its around $190 over the 1020. They don't have the raw MP count but they're better in basically every quantifiable way. They also got a future with Windows 10 Mobile.
    09-23-2016 10:46 AM
  8. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    I get it. Thanks everyone 😊

    BTW, if I don't want to spend much, is 640 xl a good option?
    Last edited by xandros9; 09-23-2016 at 12:33 PM.
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    09-23-2016 11:19 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    I get it. Thanks everyone 

    BTW, if I don't want to spend much, is 640 xl a good option?
    It's bigger and a fine phone.

    Camera-wise, it stacks up well against Android competitors in its price and age class. But its still an inexpensive phone and won't blow away an iPhone 6 for example.
    09-23-2016 12:35 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    It's bigger and a fine phone.
    Agreed and it is the best bet...
    09-23-2016 01:20 PM
  11. patrikmore's Avatar
    Camera sensor is bigger on L1020: Sensor 41 MP PureView, 1/1.5″ size, versus 20 MP PureView, 1/2.4″ size. It's true that camera on L1020 is slower, but results stand up against those of "real" cameras. I was given by Microsoft no other choice than buy another Lumia 1020.
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    09-24-2016 05:06 AM
  12. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    Camera sensor is bigger on L1020: Sensor 41 MP PureView, 1/1.5″ size, versus 20 MP PureView, 1/2.4″ size. It's true that camera on L1020 is slower, but results stand up against those of "real" cameras. I was given by Microsoft no other choice than buy another Lumia 1020.
    So you recommend it even if being an old phone and a bit pricey acc to someone on this post thread?
    To clarify, I can make do with 520 even now, but am looking to upgrade with a better cam and spec
    09-24-2016 05:39 AM
  13. patrikmore's Avatar
    If you really want results as in compact cameras or reflex (waiting 1 second for autofocus to be stabilized) there is only Lumia 1020 or Panasonic Lumix CM-1.
    It's better than Lumia 520 and L1020 works like a charm with windows phone 8.1 (denim). Apps Here Maps and Here Drive are available for this phone.
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    09-24-2016 05:47 AM
  14. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    If you really want results as in compact cameras or reflex (waiting 1 second for autofocus to be stabilized) there is only Lumia 1020 or Panasonic Lumix CM-1.
    It's better than Lumia 520 and L1020 works like a charm with windows phone 8.1 (denim). Apps Here Maps and Here Drive are available for this phone.
    I can see myself ordering an L1020 in EXTREME near future...
    Thanks.
    P.S. ( I read the L1020 conversation you participated In)
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    09-24-2016 05:53 AM
  15. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    Nowadays technology changes in bounds and leaps, there is no doubt lumia 1020 is a great device but Nokia N95 was too and made had a great camera. Now you cant expect me to buy a nokia N95 today, or lets say 2 years back just because it had a great camera. Not only is it hard to find in the market but also there is no one who can provide me servicing if i require. The same goes in your case, lumia 1020 was a great device, but you should always look ahead to what is and will be to offer in the market. Also you will be paying way over the price it is actually worth. You can use it as an standalone camera, but i would not suggest to make it a daily driver.

    At the end of the day its your decision to yay or nay. Good luck.
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    09-24-2016 01:49 PM
  16. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    One more thing....
    You have to question how good the battery still is in such an old phone. Most likely, it has degraded over time.
    09-24-2016 03:26 PM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Exactly. I'd go with the 950 or even 930 if its around $190 over the 1020. They don't have the raw MP count but they're better in basically every quantifiable way. They also got a future with Windows 10 Mobile.
    I picked up my L930 for 80ish off ebay and the condition was extremely good.

    So the OP should be able to pick up a L930 for waaaay less than $190 dollars.
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    09-24-2016 04:41 PM
  18. rollindice's Avatar
    Get 950 ,check ebay
    09-24-2016 04:44 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    One more thing....
    You have to question how good the battery still is in such an old phone. Most likely, it has degraded over time.
    Very good point!
    I was lucky with the used 1020 I bought as far as battery time.
    Another thing to watch for on the 1020 being an ancient model is the camera module focus mechanism.
    Mine was sluggish and drove me crazy.
    A member here stated that a fix was to hold the phone face down and shake it.
    I'll be darned that worked...until it started doing it again.
    I almost bought a new module from eBay to try and fix the camera.
    Ended up selling the phone for about what I paid for it.

    <Replying via mobile>
    09-24-2016 04:58 PM
  20. rollindice's Avatar
    950 is miles ahead 1020 in terms of performance in camera dept.
    09-24-2016 04:59 PM
  21. patrikmore's Avatar
    On 950 you can't zoom, the same as in other phones. However it's true 1020 is old, but working fine. You'll have to purchase a more recent phone with photography capabilities when you renew. Perhaps an Apple phone ?
    09-25-2016 05:37 AM
  22. Kshitij Kadiya's Avatar
    No question of buying anything out of windows ecosystem.
    And I don't want to spend more than 15k INR around 215 USD now.
    My academics made me cut my budget.
    So I'm seriously considering a 640 xl ( 185 USD on amazon India).
    09-25-2016 01:23 PM
  23. rollindice's Avatar
    On 950 you can't zoom, the same as in other phones. However it's true 1020 is old, but working fine. You'll have to purchase a more recent phone with photography capabilities when you renew. Perhaps an Apple phone ?
    what do you mean you can't zoom?
    09-28-2016 07:47 AM
  24. patrikmore's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 is able to zoom from 26mm to 70mm equivalent optic and the pics obtained are 3270 X 1728 pixels at 70mm, with no digital resampling.
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    09-30-2016 03:34 PM
  25. hacer619's Avatar
    I'm too planning on getting a brand new lumia 1020 from amazon for 200$. the main reason is for the camera sensor. I own a lumia 950xl. I have seen a camera samples from a lumia 1020. the detail in photos is now way close to my 950xl. ois, color accuracy, low light imaging is better on a lumia 950xl. but damn the 1020 is a legacy!
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    10-04-2016 08:10 PM
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