Funny thing, was reading this a few days back when I still HAD my Lumia 1020. After having the glass super-cracked in September 2016, I dropped it again two days ago, resulting in the screen underneath the glass to stop working properly.
Got it as a gift by the end of 2013. Love the super camera. My videos that I've shot over the years are amazingly vivid. Even the microphone is superb. Still listen to the videos of live bands I've recorded
, the mic was that good.
Despite people shoving (commoners'
) Android and (super-evil conglomerate's
) iPhones on my face, I stuck to my 1020. Windows Phone was nothing much, but the overall feel of the OS has always been my biggest draw. It is unique, unlike the rest.
No Instagram but there's 6tag. Decent Facebook and Twitter apps. Waze works ok (f u Google for the lack of updates). Spotify works ok too. With whatsApp, the official Manchester United app, Onefootball, decent native mail client, Shazam, Messenger, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office apps, decent photo editors like Fotor and PicsArt, and some others apps, never felt much pang of the app gap. My Lumia 1020 provided sufficiently
Was really disappointed to learn that Windows 10 Mobile isn't coming to the 1020. Couple that with no forthcoming successor to 1020 from Nokia/Microsoft, I can't help but feel betrayed
. By far the best phone I've had in my 26 years of living, to not be able to continue with phones of the same line gets me really sad. After less than three years of defending Lumia/Nokia/Microsfot/Windows Phone indomitably, I feel like a jilted lover. Discarded, and forgotten
Using a ****ty Huawei now. Will save up to get a Windows 10 Mobile and see how it goes from there. If not, will most prolly (unwillingly) switch to iOS. For now eyeing Nuans Neo from Japan (Waiting for its Kickstarter global release campaing by the end of June).
All left to do now is dedicate an a full-minute length Instagram video shot on the Lumia 1020. You can see it at https://www.instagram.com/p/BGqhg6JhNMX/?taken-by=zabilnakaria
. Other than that... adios Lumia 1020. I will always love you