Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020
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Average user rating 4.3/5 out of 331 reviews
83.99% of users recommend this product
  • This product is starting to get issues.

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    The camera turns photos yellow. The mic stopped working. When people call me, they complain about static and unclear voice. There are no bank apps. This phone use to be good, but now in 1.5 years of use, its finally showing its faults.

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  • Best phone on the market in my opinion.

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    I'm so glad this phone will have Windows Phone 10 because I don't intend on getting a new phone anytime soon. This phone has a beautiful camera and the phone itself has strength. I've had the phone for two years and it's still going strong. The battery lasts for a while but I have the camera grip/extra battery so I can have more time using the phone.

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  • Camera not Worth it

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    Camera is not a point and shoot. Constantly trying to manually adjust the settings to get the best shot. Then its too late. Moments over. The camera actually saves your photos in two formats. Large (you can only use after transfer to a pc) small used for texts and such. I never connect phone to a pc so this feature is useless for me. I think the general OS works well. Find it easier than Samsung galaxy phones. Finding apps and people much quicker. I actually enjoy using the phone. Ya it has bugs, simple on and off tend to fix. Had it warrantied twice for headphone jack and speaker phone didnt work. By far works more flawless than my galaxy 3. Bad note. AND THIS WILL BE THE REASON I SWITCH BACK. The lack of integration with goggle products will kill the windows user. Bing does not work as good as google. Bing maps does not work as good as google maps. My business uses links to google maps and it doesn't work quite rite. Likely due to no app and its forced to use web based. Fix these two issues and ill stay Microsoft. Oh and put out another phone.

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  • Poor camera and not enough apps

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    I have had my phone for a year and about two months ago my camera started to act up, the problem is the focus. It will not hold focus no mater what I try. I am also a DSLR user so I know a bit about cameras. I actually got this phone because of the camera capability, the phone functions were secondary to me. I have tried everything but apparently NOKIA wont acknowledge the problems everyone is starting to have with the camera function. Also, most common apps for android and iPhone are not available for windows phones, I guess is time I reconsider, what phone I should get next.

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  • Best camera Lacking in other places

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    This is the best camera phone by far and I've had Samsung and IPhones and there cameras don't even compare. But the app store is lacking greatly in apps things like no snapchat or a working YouTube. But I noticed that third party apps are the way to go. With apps like 6tag and my tube that work better than the actual apps like YouTube and Instagram. I've had this phone for almost three years and never had any real issues with it. Overall this is a very productive and durable phone.

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  • Love this phone.

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    My phone before 1020 was iphone5s. Big difference between the two. Own three iPhones before but when I compare the iPhone looks so simple and dull. The iPhone seems like just a app holder. iOS does have a lot more apps which gives it a huge advantage but the app that windows have are useful. The camera on the 1020 is superb along with the camera app. The screen is beautiful colorful. I dropped my 1020 in a hot tub 8months ago. After 20min my phone went haywire and died. I put the phone in a bag of rice for three days and it started back up and worked fine, no problems since. Hope Nokia makes the next 1020 same size as the 1520. The wireless adapter for the 1020 is too much and hard to find. Should have been built in.

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  • I love my Nokia

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    As a Student in college I can appreciate the ability this phone has to keep me on track. With apps such as My Study Life, One Note and Office built into the phone it is an unrivaled necessity for a student on the go. this phone's camera is simply amazing for taking club photos, hiking videos, adding Gifs to Tumblr, and even doing YouTube tutorials. I am currently a club President and keeping up with my officers is sometimes difficult, however the amazing front face camera makes Skype calls easier from my phone when my laptop is not available. I have six different Windows email accounts and this phone always keeps me up to date on them THANK YOU CORTANA! I was so excited when I learned that in my next update I would get Cortana she has been amazing! From getting me out of traffic and to meetings on time to making sure that my studying gets done in a timely manner. I will admit this can be a useful phone for an older person as well seeing as how my grandmother owns the same phone, but she gets a whole different experience out of her phone.

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  • Software issues caused this phone to break twice.

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    The first time this phone broke, the camera flash started turning on with no warning and I couldn't open the camera app to take a photo. The phone would also shut off randomly and wouldn't send or receive texts on multiple occasions. The second time it broke, the phone gave no warning of something being off. The screen simply stopped working and couldn't be repaired. In both cases there was no water or drop damage. The software just went crazy. In all other ways this phone was wonderful! Fantastic camera, super easy to use and connect with my other windows products. There is a very limited App Store, however, so you'll have to wait a while for the newest apps to pop up. I don't even think there's a snapchat app yet.

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  • Phone is Great! Except for one thing...

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    This phone works great. I love using the camera, and the battery life is pretty decent. The start screen with the live tiles is very useful. However, there is one problem, which does not seem like much, but affects how I use my phone dramatically: there are barely any good apps on it. I like to get as much use as possible out of my phone and with a Windows phone, it's very hard. Simple apps, like YouTube and SnapChat, are not available, and other apps that are available, such as Tumblr and Facebook, work poorly. Whenever I hear of a useful app through any form of advertising, the app is never available for Windows. This is my first time with a Windows phone. If you are a longtime user of Windows and enjoy the software, yes I would recommend this phone. However, if you are new to Windows, I would not recommend it.

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  • love my phone

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    Easy to use, old person friendly.

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  • Amazing Camera, Ok Phone BUT NO WIRELESS CHARGING

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    I don't really know why they have it under the wireless charging filter because it does not have that without the case. Camera is unmatched, apps constantly update and operating system is reliable.

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  • The best phone ive ever owned.

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    Not only is it my phone but I also consider it my miniature tablet when I'm away from my surface pro 3 or laptop. I love that I constantly get microsoft and app updates plus it has the best audio when blue toothing to my cars head unit. Do I also need to mention the camera of all phone cameras? This phone is major of epic proportions, so many people sleeping on it all I can do is feel sorry for the androids and laugh at those bad apples.

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  • 3rd Phone

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    This is my 3rd windows phone and I absolutely love it! The camera is great, but it isn't my selling feature. The operating system is great and works very fast and efficiently. Keep it up Microsoft!

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  • Excellent camera, substandard phone.

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    While I am extremely happy with the camera, I have to use my bluetooth 100% of the time because the speaker cuts off every other word if I try to use the phone to communicate. I actually use a second phone now for phone calls and use this phone mainly as a camera.

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  • LOVE my 1020

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    The phone itself is amazing, especially the camera. Phone connectivity great, Bluetooth & NFC same. GPS is a serious battery draw but generally battery life is good at ~36hrs. Windows App Store needs to increase the number of apps, but that's not the phones problem.

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  • Good camera but no effort but forth for apps

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    This phone is an ok phone camera is great, but one of the major downsides is the lack of applications in the windows store. There is an official instagram but it is still in beta and there ins't even a snapchat. Another major downside is the video decoding on this phone. It is horrible, if I receive a video I can't even see whats going on because of the pixels on the screen and if you try to send a video it comes out choppy and another phone as well. Also this phone has overheating problems which causes it to freeze quite often if you have a case on the phone. I would only recommend this phone to those who do not want a social life and love to talk pictures.

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  • This phone is really cool

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    This is my first smartphone, but I have to say it's a pretty awesome phone. The camera takes very bright, crisp photos, and it has great battery. I also love how customizable it is.

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  • The best smartphone

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    I bought it 2 years ago and it works as new. The battery could be better but it works fine, specially with the external extra battery. The best camera in the market. I love it and I am waiting a new model with improvements. My version has 64GB of memory.

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  • This is the best phone ever!

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    I've used this cell phone the longest of any cell phone I've ever had. I still love it! With the denim upgrade it just keeps getting better... :)

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  • Ok but not great

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    I dont find that picture quality is any better than other types of phone cameras. Photo apps are too complicated to use and opening the camera takes a long time to load. Auto focus is not very good at all. If I'm taking a snap of anything that has text, the image is ALWAYS blurred no matter how many times I make adjustments to focus.

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