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Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Can a brilliant camera alone save the once-great brand?

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 32 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 41 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 19.10 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Great camera
  • Slim design
  • Good battery life


  • Windows Phone 8 app ecosystem
  • No expandable memory
  • $299 is a little pricey

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Low light photos are generally good and have very little noise.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review camera samples

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

You can edit photos within the Lumia 1020. This was adjusted for contrast and white balance.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Details captured are good, but as you can see depth-of-field isn't very shallow.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Due to massive shutter lag and startup time, getting the right moment is very difficult. I got lucky here with the composition.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review camera samples

The 41MP PureView camera offers decent dynamic range. You can see details here in the shadows as well as the highlights.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review camera samples

Once you've taken your photos, you can get creative with editing in camera. This was adjusted for contrast and color saturation within the Nokia Creative Studio.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderAT&T
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Built-in Memory32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.76 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyLumia
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution41 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleBar
ColourMatte White
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time19.10 Hour
Product Model1020
Screen Size11.4 cm (4.5")
Screen Resolution1280 x 768
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)158 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, EU RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 8
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Conference Call
Pixel Density334 ppi
Height130.4 mm
Width71.4 mm
Depth10.4 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product NameLumia 1020 Smartphone
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon S4
Product LineLumia
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Barometer, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberATTLUMIA1020WHT
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationYour moments captured like never before

The Nokia Lumia 1020 takes photos and video that no other smartphone can match with a 41 megapixel camera sensor, PureView technology, Optical Image Stabilisation and amazing high-resolution zoom.

Zoom. Reinvented

Nokia Pro Cam on the Nokia Lumia 1020 lets you shoot in super high resolution, which means you can zoom in close to your shot after you've taken it. Then rotate, reframe, crop and share new images as many times as you want.

Package Contents
  • Lumia 1020 Smartphone
  • Micro USB Charger
  • Charging and Data Cable
  • Headset
  • Quick Guide
  • SIM Door Key
Limited Warranty2 Year