07-18-2014 10:23 AM
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  1. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I definitely wouldn't describe it that way.

    It's a messy issue. In a nutshell, the Lumia 1320, 520 and 720 all use the same GPU, the Adreno 305 (as a caveat, also note that not all Adreno 305's are created equal). However, the 1320 must do much more work to achieve the same fluidity. Example:

    Lumia 520 display = 480x800 = 384,000 pixels * 30 frames per second = 11,520,000
    Lumia 1320 display = 720x1080 = 777,600 pixels * 30 frames per second = 23,328,000

    So, a Lumia 520 must draw over 11 million pixels per second to keep your display scrolling/animating smoothly. If a Lumia 1320 is to achieve the same fluidity however, it must draw over 23 million pixels per second, but it doesn't have any "extra horsepower" with which to achieve that task! This is a very simplistic explanation, but it's intended to be an easy to understand explanation rather than a completely accurate one.

    All other 720p devices, like the Lumia 920, use an Adreno 225 GPU. The Adreno 305 is 2013's mid range GPU (not low-end, and definitely not lower than low-end), while the Adreno 225 is 2012's high end GPU. While the Adreno 305 is the equal of the of the 225 in most disciplines, it lags behind the Adreno 225 in some places. If the OS or apps make use of those features where the 305 lags behind the 225, then we will notice a difference in rendering performance between the 1320 and any/all other WP devices with a 720p display. How exactly this all plays together is anyone's guess, but it does appear that some of the more attentive users are noticing unappreciated differences.

    As a nod to SsSgt Bruskowiz criticisms, I too am one of those people who have never personally laid eyes on a 1320, but I don't think it's necessary to hold a device to be able to judge it. IMHO online videos and some expertise in hardware/software can go a long way. At the very least I think it's safe to say the 1320 isn't the most fluid WP device out there. You might also want to take a look at this thread.

    Finally, here is a short overview of the Adreno GPUs.
    thanks for such a detailed answer, i understand now! :)
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    07-08-2014 10:31 AM
  2. StephanW's Avatar
    The camera app is quite slow. The photo's are good though!
    I come from iOS with an iPhone 4S. Photo's were taken within a second ... I mostly miss the moment with my 1320.
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    07-09-2014 06:28 AM
  3. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    The camera app is quite slow. The photo's are good though!
    I come from iOS with an iPhone 4S. Photo's were taken within a second ... I mostly miss the moment with my 1320.
    Is this the default camera app or the Nokia Camera app? Or are they the same..?


    Sent from iCeborg's iPad.
    07-09-2014 09:59 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I have purchased a Lumia 1320 just yesterday. I love the device. I am coming from using a Lumia 720 and also own a Lumia 925 as well as 1020. It may be because this is a new device, but since last 48 hours, not for one second have I felt the need of using my Lumia 925 or 1020. Neither do I miss my 720.

    The only time I think I may miss my 1020 is when I go outdoors and want photos in the dark. I don't think I will be able to manage a small screen size in future. All in all, I haven't had a single issue with any app or scrolling. What I've noticed though is, camera gets photos grainy but if you use Nokia Camera app, you are looking at nearly as good as 720 quality of photos. Also, pictures in News app and WPCentral app look slightly less resolved compared to Lumia 925. But that is to be expected I guess.

    I got this phone for 45 (after selling my other device) so at that price, this is gold. For anyone paying full 190-200 for this phone, it is a steal!
    07-09-2014 10:45 AM
  5. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    And i thought I had a bargain. I paid about 160
    For the cameraapp, yes the Nokia cam is quite slow in comparison with the standard cameraapp.
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    07-09-2014 11:27 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    The camera app is quite slow. The photo's are good though!

    I come from iOS with an iPhone 4S. Photo's were taken within a second ... I mostly miss the moment with my 1320.

    Haha you sure must miss your 4S's for it's camera.

    Apple has been using continuous focus in their camera apps since a pretty long time, Nokia is implementing it now for faster photo capture but sadly only in the newer Lumia range.

    However Nokia has claimed that the Nokia Camera app in Lumia Cyan will have faster shot to shot times on all Lumias.

    If you guys want faster shots always tap to focus on the subject before taking an image, if you want less grain try to keep ISO as low as possible and adjust white balance for better photos.
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    07-09-2014 12:41 PM
  7. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    What i dont like, ( i had the same issues with other phonecams, so its not only with this device )
    is when there is a lot of moister or drizzling rain the pictures getting a lot of noise,
    with fog same thing

    Here two pics, i resized them so there not ful size

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    This one i took this evening
    During a upcomming thunder.

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    More and ful resolution can be found
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ia-1320-a.html
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    07-09-2014 06:41 PM
  8. salmanahmad's Avatar
    What i dont like, ( i had the same issues with other phonecams, so its not only with this device )
    is when there is a lot of moister or drizzling rain the pictures getting a lot of noise,
    with fog same thing

    Here two pics, i resized them so there not ful size

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    This one i took this evening
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    More and ful resolution can be found
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ia-1320-a.html

    Noise really isn't a problem, lots of phones have this problem, even flagship ones like HTC One M8. So noise shouldn't really be your concern, it's okay.
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    07-10-2014 02:04 AM
  9. StephanW's Avatar
    Is this the default camera app or the Nokia Camera app? Or are they the same..?
    It's the defailt Windows Phone camera I used. I've now downloaded the Nokia Camera app.
    And, well call me critic or negative, but ... it's annoying that even when you turn flash off the camera still lights up the backlight for one second in order to take a sharp photo. I believe there are many reasons why it does this - but the simple thing is my iPhone didn't.

    Haha you sure must miss your 4S's for it's camera.

    Apple has been using continuous focus in their camera apps since a pretty long time, Nokia is implementing it now for faster photo capture but sadly only in the newer Lumia range.

    However Nokia has claimed that the Nokia Camera app in Lumia Cyan will have faster shot to shot times on all Lumias.

    If you guys want faster shots always tap to focus on the subject before taking an image, if you want less grain try to keep ISO as low as possible and adjust white balance for better photos.
    Thought you were sarcastic on your first sentence. The camera in the 4S is good, even when it's hard to say what's good and what's not the phone's now 3 years old and it still did the job. I'm very happy to hear we'll have the continuous focus in all the Lumia's available.
    07-10-2014 04:41 AM
  10. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Lol not all Lumias. Only Lumia 1520, 930 and Icon.

    Nokia hasn't confirmed if other Lumias will get continuous focus, ever.

    But if your interested I could tell you about a camera app that has continuous focus and snaps photos pretty quick.
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    StephanW likes this.
    07-10-2014 04:49 AM
  11. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I've now downloaded the Nokia Camera app.
    it's annoying that even when you turn flash off the camera still lights up the backlight for one second in order to take a sharp photo.
    Look in the settings.....you can turn that of.
    07-10-2014 07:57 AM
  12. iainmann's Avatar
    I've been using a 1320 for a couple of weeks now and can't put it down. It's certainly not sluggish. I find it faster than the 1020 I was using. I love the bigger screen and not sure I could go smaller again - great size for a phone and great side for a tablet (books newspapers MS Office etc). Camera is ok in good light and not so good in dark. Overall I'm really impressed by this phone especially at the price.
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    07-10-2014 09:14 PM
  13. rockstarzzz's Avatar
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    I don't understand why anyone would call this camera "horrendous" - it clearly does the job, really well for any phone in this cost bracket. I don't expect a 1020 quality photograph, but what I've captured using my Lumia 1320, is decent - more than decent. Using Nokia Camera as default. Totally natural photos, nothing edited, no filters nothing - just vanilla.
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    07-11-2014 07:30 AM
  14. Karthik Naik's Avatar
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    I don't understand why anyone would call this camera "horrendous" - it clearly does the job, really well for any phone in this cost bracket. I don't expect a 1020 quality photograph, but what I've captured using my Lumia 1320, is decent - more than decent. Using Nokia Camera as default. Totally natural photos, nothing edited, no filters nothing - just vanilla.
    i personally hadnt liked the 625s camera when i owned it but i must say im impressed with the 1320s camera!!
    07-11-2014 12:34 PM
  15. salmanahmad's Avatar
    i personally hadnt liked the 625s camera when i owned it but i must say im impressed with the 1320s camera!!

    You work at WPCentral? 😲

    Or did you just buy those cups?
    07-11-2014 12:58 PM
  16. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Camera is quite okay.
    Its the same as in the 520.
    And i use them both.
    07-11-2014 08:49 PM
  17. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    You work at WPCentral?

    Or did you just buy those cups?
    lol see the post again i post quoted a moderator :P
    07-12-2014 03:43 AM
  18. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    You work at WPCentral? 

    Or did you just buy those cups?
    I just stole it from Daniel's kitchen ;)
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    07-12-2014 04:28 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    Good info in this thread. I'm also considering the 1320. In some ways it's a downgrade from my 920 but it's also a very affordable phone for having a six inch screen. You don't find that often. I might look into buying the Cricket Lumia 1320 but using it on AT&T.
    07-17-2014 01:57 PM
  20. leo5122's Avatar
    just get it on cricket use it on cricket, cricket = at&t prepaid now
    HeyCori likes this.
    07-17-2014 02:24 PM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    just get it on cricket use it on cricket, cricket = at&t prepaid now
    But I don't think Cricket lets you hotspot. I actually think I would save $4 bucks per month because of the auto pay discount but I'd hate to lose tethering.
    07-17-2014 02:39 PM
  22. leo5122's Avatar
    its a 5 buck discount for autopay
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    07-17-2014 02:59 PM
  23. HeyCori's Avatar
    I should of mentioned I'm paying $94 a month for two lines through AT&T. Cricket would run me $90, hence the four dollar difference.
    07-17-2014 03:45 PM
  24. leo5122's Avatar
    well the 1320 is unlocked for 304 bucks from newegg Newegg.com - nokia 1320 OR 274 from here if you can use this version http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Lumia-13...pUvbUpU2647682
    HeyCori likes this.
    07-17-2014 04:39 PM
  25. HeyCori's Avatar
    well the 1320 is unlocked for 304 bucks from newegg Newegg.com - nokia 1320 OR 274 from here if you can use this version Amazon.com: Nokia Lumia 1320 Black Factory Unlocked GSM - International Version phone: Cell Phones & Accessories
    But as far as I can tell, the international version doesn't support the 1900 MHZ frequency.

    However, I did just get off the phone with AT&T. According to the rep, I wouldn't have to do anything additional besides pop my 920 SIM into the Cricket Lumia 1320.
    07-18-2014 10:23 AM
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