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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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For

  • Great camera
  • Slim design
  • Good battery life

Against

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

Call quality on the Lumia 1020 is great for a camera. Our friends sounded clear through the earpiece and via speakerphone, and they reported hearing us just fine, too. We were on AT&T's network in San Francisco.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

When outdoors, especially with a lot of ambient noise, it gets a little harder to hear callers. The earpiece isn't as loud as other smartphones on the market, like the HTC One.

The device also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC and LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17. We got decent speeds over AT&T's LTE network, which was plenty fast for browsing the web, looking at Twitter and stalking photos on Facebook.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Battery life is also good. The 2,000 mAh unit inside seems paltry compared to the Android beasts out there, but it easily lasted us a day of regular use. If you're checking e-mail occasionally, sending and receiving text messages, browsing social networks and taking pictures, you should be fine during your work day on a full charge.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderAT&T
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
RealtoneYes
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
ManufacturerNokia
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 Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
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