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05-13-2014 04:35 AM
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  1. buxz777's Avatar
    Aye, been wondering should I buy it after the price goes down (at 8.1 devices release I think). Saw a picture comparison here between 1020,925 and iPhone 5s. To my eye the quality wasn't that better on 1020? Ofc they were taken on auto... But should one buy the device if he takes mostly pictures on auto?

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    I don't know the comparison you was looking at so cant comment on it , however I am sure if you had the files to play about with you would notice a difference , looking at uploaded pics on a laptop/pc screen will never do the photo justice unless you have the original to look at and can zoom in etc , sometimes I stream my photos from my 1020 to my 42" Samsung tv and I am amazed at the quality coming from the 1020

    have a look through the photo thread at the top of the page you will see how capable the 1020 is

    if you use the camera in auto its still a great camera because it is more versatile then say the galaxy s4 iPhone 5s etc because you have ois , a bigger sensor , oversampling from the 41mp sensor , xenon flash , better mics for recording (rich recording rocks and the quality is amazing) , better camera software to take the picture (nokia done a great job on the camera app) which all equates to better quality in the day time and much better shots at night even if you are using auto mode

    I just got back from Thailand I took a g3 micro 4/3rds and my 1020 I used both but the 1020 was so much more handy as it was with me all the time and it took some great photos that even in 10 years time I will look at and think what a lovely picture

    in daytime the difference between the 925 , iPhone 5s etc will be smaller as they do produce some nice shots , however the depth of field will be better on the 1020 (bokeh) and the amount of detail captured will be in favour of the 1020 which also gives you the option to zoom later , it can be great to take a picture , then zoom into it later to look at things you never even noticed when you took the original picture , this is where the 41mp camera shines ;-)

    both the iPhone 5s and 925 are very nice phones and in the right conditions take great pics , the 1020 takes that even further and produces great pics in all types of conditions because of the hardware it packs ;-)

    here are some links
    Last edited by buxz777; 03-09-2014 at 09:03 AM.
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    03-09-2014 08:27 AM
  2. Truman82's Avatar
    Thanks for reply. The comparison I meant was made by wp central. U have good points there which I have to take into consideration.
    Have read some "complaints" how the battery lasts "only" a day.. Tho on my 2000mah battery on s2 lasts the same so no problem there. Only thing I have left to do is to go and try out some 5 Inch phone to test is it good size for me, or would the 4.5 inch do it better. (presumably the new lumia devices will have that 5 inch..)
    One gripe I had about 1020 was the "slow" shot to shot time of camera. Then finally I realized that I don't really need my camera to be that fast.

    Btw what do u think, can we still expect updates specifically to 1020 camera in future?

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    03-09-2014 10:10 AM
  3. daniel_sherlock's Avatar
    Wait for new lumia announcements with win 8.1 coming and the Microsoft merge. But the camera is still dam amazing, isn't that slow! Its taking a 41 and a 5 mp photo come on people

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    03-09-2014 05:38 PM
  4. Residing's Avatar
    I think so; so much so that I just ordered a Yellow Lumia 1020 from the Microsoft Store, off contract, on Friday. I've had my accessories already ordered for a while, so now I'm just waiting for the device.

    It's such a distinctive device - and given that I tend to place aesthetics high on the list, I will be proud to carry a device with that camera hump :)
    03-09-2014 06:11 PM
  5. Anglerdk's Avatar
    I recently became a father (yay!) and I feel like I need to upgrade my phone to be able to take better pictures of my son... The 1520 is WAY too big so that's out of the question. That leaves the 1020. But the thing is I keep reading it's a slow phone by today's standards, is it true? Or is the lack of speed exaggerated?

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    the 1020 is quite big since it is so fat. Slow is a relatively term, but sometimes I have to wait a few seconds before I eg can use the camera. So if you want wp8 I would go for a quad core model, and my guess you will not miss the extra camera wise on the 1020 (I wait approximately 5 seconds after a camera shoot to the next, since the phone cannot handle the large data size..)

    I would perhaps look at Sony Z1 compact if you want a smaller phone

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    03-09-2014 11:54 PM
  6. Arsenic17's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I personally would say the Lumia 1020 is worth every penny. It is an amazing device and takes unbelievable pictures. Seriously. Check out an article I wrote linked below. It also contains some of my best shots.
    03-10-2014 12:48 AM
  7. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    Just ordered a yellow 1020 thanks to this damn ( ;) ) thread! Thanks a lot guys...

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    03-10-2014 04:41 PM
  8. neonspark's Avatar
    I'm convinced MSFT has lost all direction in the hardware space so I suspect the 1020 will remain a collector's item. Kind of like the prior pure view with Symbian. Will MS ever release a similar phone? the company that brought us the Kin, the Zune, and the xbox 1 probably would like to but yeah right!

    I'll keep my 1020 for as long as possible. yes it is DOG SLOW but quality wise, nothing really touches it. It's just like a polaroid camera where once you take the watch it come up after a few seconds :)
    03-10-2014 05:02 PM
  9. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Figured I would throw my 10 pence in here.

    Is it worth it - absolutely if you want the best camera available that will fit in your pocket and will most likely be in your pocket day to day.

    This does however come with a caveat. If you intend to just shoot on AUTO and never get deep and dirty with the manual controls, I would seriously think about it and if necessary just go for a 925 - still takes great pictures but why waste your money on a 1020 if you aren't going to use the camera properly? It's like buying a full frame DSLR and leaving the camera to do all the work!

    The camera start up time and the time between shots does take some time to get used to if you are used to the rapid fire sludge that you get from an iPhone for example, however if you are willing to LEARN how to use the camera you will not be disappointed. I'm getting better photos with a god damn phone than any of my friends can with their DSLRs, and they are pretty good at what they do!
    03-10-2014 05:06 PM
  10. astroXP's Avatar
    Until some rumor for the Lumia 1040 (yeah, I just made that up but you got the point) starts floating around the internetz, I would say the 1020 is still pretty worth it.
    03-11-2014 09:41 AM
  11. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    My 1020 is now barely a week old and I've used it quite a bit. While I really do understand and share the concerns regarding the rather slow shot-to-shot times, I think it is an issue you learn to deal with. Especially since it's a problem which is more or less known, you know about it before you get it. Personally I don't mind the waiting times at all.

    Wgere I can't complain at all btw is the daily operation speed of the device. The OS runs smooth, I have yet to experience any lag at all. However I have to admit I don't have too many live tiles or apps installed. Some actions require a second, mostly covered by some kind of animation, but I can't complain at all.

    The only drawback IMO is the battery performance. Coming from a BlackBerry Q10 it takes some time getting used to keep an eye on the battery meter. My 1020 has problems making it through a typical day.

    I got the phone for a really good price btw from updating my contract. I don't care about the threat of a new camera flagship phone this year. The 1020 is fast enough for my tastes, so I don't see any need for myself to get the successor. Only reasons which would tempt me over would be 1080p screen to get more space on the home screen and maybe a larger battery. Other than that, for my usages, the device is fine the way it is.
    03-12-2014 08:56 AM
  12. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Only reasons which would tempt me over would be 1080p screen to get more space on the home screen and maybe a larger battery. Other than that, for my usages, the device is fine the way it is.
    There are rumours of WP8.1/GDR3 including the extra row of live tiles for devices with a 1280 x 768 screen as well as 1080p.
    03-16-2014 12:28 PM
  13. sukku's Avatar
    I am wondering the same. I have Lumia 920, thinking to upgrade to 1020. Its listed around 430$ on amazon. Is it worth an upgrade ? For its 2GB RAM,Camera & AMOLED :) ?
    05-13-2014 04:12 AM
  14. JOHN Smith88's Avatar
    I upgraded to 1020 camera is great even on auto setting . Plus its not too big to hold like 1520.

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    05-13-2014 04:35 AM
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