Released in July 2013 the Nokia Lumia 1020 has been one of the top end mobile phones released by Nokia during this year. The phone is very expensive but when you look at the specs and the sleek Lumia look then you don’t need to wonder why this mobile phone will last you way into the future.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 covers just about every network available. In terms of 2G it covers all the GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 frequencies. There is also 3G coverage which covers the HSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 – RM-875, RM-877. There is also coverage for HSDPA 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 – RM-876. This mobile like any high end mobile phone also covers the 4G networks such as LTE 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 – RM-875. There is also coverage for LTE 700, 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 – RM-877 networks.
The screen is good quality and a good size being a AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. Better yet is the fact that they covered the screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which avoids the scratch marks. The display is multi-touch but also comes with PureMotion HD and a ClearBlack display. If you are looking for another high end phone you might consider the Nokia Lumia 1520 which is also listed on this website.
The sound abilities of this mobile phone comes with the standard vibration ring, MP3 file playing and the usual WAV file ringtones. It also comes with the usual 3.5mm jack and mobile phone loudspeaker. There is however also Dolby Digital Plus and also the Dolby headphone enhancement facility. The one short coming of this phone is that there is no card slot however it does come with 32 GB of space and 2 GB RAM / 64 GB (Telefonica exclusive) memory.
The Nokia 1020 also comes with GPRS and EDGE with speeds up to 236.8 kbps. The speed on the phone is very good also coming in at HSDPA with 42.2 Mbps and HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps and also LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps upload and 100 Mbps download speed. There is also WiFi ability in the phone such as the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and also dual-band DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot facilities. Yes it comes with v3.0 Bluetooth with A2DP.
The camera on this mobile phone is high end. The Lumia 1020 comes with a Carl Zeiss 41 MegaPixel (38 MP effective at 7152 x 5368 pixels). The Carl Zeiss optics with optical image stabilization and also the option of auto/manual focus coupled with the Xenon & LED flash is what makes this mobile phone very expensive. The hardware is highend and will last you a very long time. The camera has a large 1/1.5” senor which gives you clear bright video and pictures. Coming with geo-tagging, face detection, dual capture, panorama capture makes this mobile phone a must have if you wish to invest in a phone which will not be upgraded for years into the future. The camera also comes with digital zoom and can run video at 1080p@30fps. Yes there is also a secondary camera running at 1.2 MP running at 720p@30fps.
The phone runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 which is upgradeable to WP8 Amber. The hardware is also second to none. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset and a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a Adreno 225 GPU processor.
Its comes with HTML5 browser ability and accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer sensors. Yes there is also A-GPS support and GLONASS support. With a talktime of 19 hours and a standby time of 16 days if makes a phone you will enjoy for many years to come.
Nokia Lumia 1020