Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 475 reviews
92.42% of users recommend this product
  • Best phone ever!

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    if your a person who takes pictures on the go 24/7 its for you!,invest in the camera grip and you have an slr in a phone. simply amazing,so many settings you can alter. amazing.and also all the usual windows refinements.

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  • Stunning Camera

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    I bought myself this device after my friend had bought one, it was my first device with Windows Phone so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I must say I was blown away. The camera on the Lumia 1020 is out of this world and its like having a fully fledged DSLR you can make calls from. The detail you can see in each image when you zoom in is mind blowing, it's not possible to think that camera phone can produce images so clear and crisp then you remember its 41MP and then think my last device was only 8 you start to see why. The camera software isn't like anything else, there is a handy guide that gives you tips on how to achieve the best images and before long you become a pro it's so easy and you wonder why you never got a 1020 before. The battery life on this phone is amazing and although you might think it's only 1020wh and that's needed to power the big camera and that your taking images all day but the beauty is that the battery lasted longer than I expected, plus snap on the camera grip and your not only improving the pictures your taking but it has a battery supply for the phone as well so it tops you up and keeps you snapping for longer

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  • Astonishing camera features all in Nokia Lumia 1020

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    I have used my Lumia 1020 for 6 months now and it totally replaces my digital camera. It takes amazing photos with astonishing details and you can easily share them to other social networks. Not only taking amazing pictures, all of them automatically upload to your OneDrive account. As a photography lover, I can't live without my Nokia Lumia 1020.... My favourite smartphone ever. Plus+ I just bought my Microsoft Band and they work perfectly.

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  • This product is the best camera phone ever!

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    Exceptional

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  • great phone

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    Love my 1020, I've had a 800 and a 920 and the 1020 is the beat of the three. I have nothing for praise for it. If I'm honest I'd be better saying what I wasn't happy with as its a much shorter list. Battery life could be better, but that's a standard these days, some apps are missing but then again some are here that ios and android are missing, si swings and roundabout's. Camera takes an age, but then again it is amazing, biggest gripe is that, updates are announced and 6 months later they are available, its really annoying. I know its not Microsofts fault, but still. Over all way more pros than cons

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  • Very good phone

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    I would recommend windows phones to friends and will stay with them

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  • Top notch camera phone

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    I wanted this phone specifically for the amazing 41 mega-pixel camera, and was thoroughly impressed by both the camera and phone it was in. I've been able to back up all my photos, videos, and other files on OneDrive, seamlessly switch between 4G and Wi-fi, and keep track of appointments with my calendar, and more recently, Cortana. The battery life also allows me to navigate from one end of the country to another without requiring a charge, using the free Here+ Drive app that came pre-installed.

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  • Captures the important moments with unrivaled image quality

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    Unfortunately I only had a brief stint with my Lumia 1020 (it was stolen), however within the time I had, I took it on holiday with me to Beijing and took some amazing photos that will stay with me forever. Obviously, the 41MP shooter is the main point of focus here, the pictures are excellent and the large on board storage of the phone meant that I could take it out for a couple of days without backing up to a laptop. In addition to the pictures though, the video quality is unbelievable, low light video was of excellent quality and in addition to this the sound quality from the video was superb (even when I was in the club) so definitely an excellent phone for photo/video applications. In addition to all the good stuff with the camera, the phone was slick in operation, never froze and was all around a joy to use. The only thing was that the camera bump took a bit of getting used to. I was absolutely devastated when I lost this phone and would have bought another in a heartbeat.

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  • Excellent camera, bright easy to use tiled screen

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    Got the 1020 for the Camera - Dead easy to use, has a decent wide angle lens and useful apps available for those of you into special features/photo effects - The Panorama app is cool. Also added a camera grip to go with it - A comfortable hand grip combined with extra battery power that has (so far!) lasted for a day's photo taking. Currently synced to the One Drive Cloud so every photo I take is easily accessible on my laptop So I have ditched my digital camera in favour of my phone !

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  • love everything about it

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    Very good smartphone with the best camera

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  • After a decade of searching...

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    My first Windows phone was a Lumia 920 and I instantly fell in love with it. I'm now a proud owner of a Lumia 1020 and it's blown me away since I bought it. I am not an app maniac but I can usally find everything I need for Windows phone anyway. The 1020 in particular is simply the best phone I have ever owned and I have owned my fare share. I have been looking for this type of phone for almost a decade and I have finally found it. I couldn't be happier with my 1020 and I wouldn't swap it for anything in the world, until Microsoft releases something I can't resist of course. Finally I would like to thank Nokia and Microsoft for developing this phone, it is a real pleasure to use!

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  • I love this phone and especially the camera

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    The phone is so easy to use, especially if your used to windows 8, The only problem is that a lot of apps like nationwide building society don't support windows store, but using emails and texting and phoning it's brilliant, I use mine mainly for the camera though I love the camera the only down side is that the zoom isn't very strong, you can get around this with apps though, I'm also a bit disappointed that the phone is disappearing from the stores in the UK, as I wanted to buy a second one for my daughter and can't find it in any of the phone stores :( but I would recommend this to anyone, and ask that it becomes available in stores again

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  • Had it from the day it was released - LOVE it

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    I pre-ordered my 1020 as a replacement for my aging but much loved Nokia N8 (I gave it to my wife and she dropped it down the toilet!). The camera still WOWs me on a regular basis not the most close focusing but with the gob-smacking resolution frankly it doesn't matter. Very disappointed that it looks as though Microsoft aren't going to make a suitable replacement, but i'm not sure they could have easily bettered it anyway - it regularly pulls off miracles where my faithful DSLR fails me... When my contract expires I think i will just do the update to WP10 when it then do a SIM-only and enjoy the cheap monthly and the (still epic) 1020 until a suitable replacement actually materialises (if one ever does).

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  • Great Phone

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    I bought this phone as I was keen on the Camera Specs. It has not disappointed. The windows O/S is excellent and can only get better once Windows 10 is rolled out. The thing that lets it down is the support of Apps but all the essentials are there and the big screen makes web browsing for the companies that have yet to release a windows app a breeze.

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  • Our New Family Essential

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    At first glance you're led to think its all about the camera and you would not be far wrong, its the biggest and best camera on the planet that a phone could EVER be literally attached to, The pictures I've taken with the 1020 are surpassed by no other phone, you can take a picture of a cooling fan at full speed and it will catch the fan blades, with no blur, you would think the fan was off, its that good, My friends have all the other leading brands and my 1020 simply kicks theirs into space on camera. I'm not a photographer I hear you say, well! theres plenty left over for Mum Dad and the kids (should you let them near it) Like I said, its not all about the camera, as beautiful as it is, its fast, I mean game playing fast and now windows 10 is out and on mine right now, I'm as happy as you can be with any device, It comes pre loaded with office 2013, their is a 32 and 64GB variant but with office onboard, you have your onedrive and an extra 15GB of space just for having the phone. It's 4G so no laggy waiting for your favourite shows and videos, wifi, so with the free wifi available in the UK, you will never miss anything or NOT be able to send and recieve those all important emails and doc's, which you can then open and edit right there on the phone, I could go on and on for hours about this phone but, It would only spoil your experience. By the way, they are making a kit you can print out via 3d printer to make your 1020 in to a PROFESSIONAL telescope, search the net lumia 1020, telescope. The list of p,lus's goes on and on. Enjoy your 1020

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  • Great camera, stunning looks and a snappy phone

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    Awesome camera and a lovely phone. Although it has slowed down significantly after more than a year. I really liked the looks of it when I bought it. Windows OS is quick and easy to navigate.

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  • Best phone ever

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    Best camera battery life is excellet ease for use

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  • Blown away

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    When I first saw the 1020, I knew the camera was something different. But using it first hand, is amazing. Without even mastering the controls you can take some incredible shots Surprise and confuse your friends with an up close photo of them even though you're half a block away XD

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  • this product has fantastic features and cracking camera brilliant

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    This phone is great for just about everything camera must be the best one yet love my 1020

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  • Absolutely fantastic

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    Couldn't have upgraded to a better phone. The camera is brilliant, the apps are awesome and Cortana is just faultless in my eyes. I would stay with Windows Phones for as long as possible because there is always something new to look forward to.

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