The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the latest and greatest phone in the Lumia range, combining a top flight camera with some of the best specs that a Windows Phone 8 handset has had yet.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
|Our Nokia Lumia 1020 review will be posted in the near future. Meanwhile, checkout our review of the Nokia Lumia 925 below.|
|Read the full Nokia Lumia 925 Review here.|
Nokia Lumia 1020
However on the surface it looks a lot like any other Lumia, with a plastic back (that comes in a choice of white, black, red or yellow). The main physical difference is the camera, which is a lot bigger this time around and contained in a raised black circle on the back.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 4.5 inch 768 x 1280 AMOLED display with a pixel density of 332 pixels per inch. That’s exactly the same as the Nokia Lumia 925, but it’s still pretty good. It also uses PureMotion HD+ and ClearBlack technology to reduce reflections and increase contrast.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, which by Windows Phone 8 standards is very high end and more than enough for a smooth user experience.
It has 32GB of built in storage, or 64GB if bought on O2, either way though there’s no micro SD card slot.
The camera is the star of the show here, thanks to its 41 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilisation and inclusion of both a Xenon and LED flash. It can also shoot 1080p video at 30fps and has a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera. All in all it’s arguably the best camera phone on the market.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 2000 mAh battery, which isn’t great but should be enough for it to last at least a day. It supports Ultrafast 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Release Date & Price
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is out now and it’s available SIM free from around £550. That’s pretty steep and puts it on par with the likes of the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4, but then this is a top end phone.
On a 24 month 4G contract it’s available from O2 with no upfront cost from £47 per month. It’s also available from the same price with no upfront cost on Vodafone, or from £42 per month if you pay £49 upfront. All of EE’s tariffs for the phone include an upfront cost, but you can get it from £46 per month if you pay just £29.99 upfront.
On a 24 month 3G contract the Nokia Lumia 1020 is available with no upfront cost from around £37 per month.
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Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs
|Nokia Lumia 1020 Specification Details|
|Dimensions : 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm|
|Weight: 158 grams|
|Screen size: 4.5 inch|
|Screen Resolution: 1280 x 768|
|Screen Type: ClearBlack, AMOLED|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : PPI = 334|
|Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core|
|Processor Speed : 1.5GHz CPU|
|Battery capacity : 2000 mAH battery|
|On-board Memory: 32GB|
|Camera : 41 MP, PureView|
|Operating system: Windows Phone 8|
|Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes|
|Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / Yes|
|Colours : White, black, red or yellow|
|Launch Date: On Sale|
|Price : Around £550 SIM Free|
|Checkout the full Nokia Lumia 1020 specification here.|