Nokia Lumia 1020

price N/A | launch Oct, 2013

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 11 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Unibody polycarbonate design
  • Pleasant display with iridescent color reproduction, deep black color, and wide viewing angles
  • Slick Windows Phone interface
  • Silky smooth performance
  • Nokia apps
  • Brilliant camera - arguably the best ever on a smartphone - takes immaculate pictures, and is a good replacement for a full point-and-shoot camera
  • Brilliant 'refocus' app
  • Excellent loudspeakers
  • Great audio quality

What We Didn't

  • Windows Phone app ecosystem lags behind that of Android and iOS
  • The camera, while very good, has slow shot-to-shot time, which can be frustrating at times

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Operating System
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 8
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.5 inches
Screen Resolution768x1280 pixels (~ 332 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • ClearBlack
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Ambient light
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Magnetometer
Processor1.5 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
GPUAdreno 225
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery Capacity2000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)384 hrs
Battery Talktime19.10 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)13.30 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 63 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 6.8 hrs
  • WiFi Network Browsing Time: 5.5 hrs
Weight158 gm
Thickness10.4 mm
Camera41.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/1.5'' sensor Size
  • 1.12 um Pixel Size
  • PureView Technology
  • Optical Zoom
  • Face Detection
  • Dual Capture
  • Panorama Shot
  • Backside-Illuminated Image Sensor
  • 6-lens Optics
  • High Resolution Zoom 3x
  • Nokia Smart Camera
  • Cinemagraph Lens
  • Bing Vision
  • PhotoBeamer
  • Creative Studio
  • Nokia Glam Me
  • Nokia Pro Camera
  • Video Light
  • Video Zoom
  • Continuous Autofocus
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
4GYes (limited band support)
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreWindows Marketplace
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
  • Display features- PureMotion HD+, Brightness control, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sculpted glass, Easy to clean, Nokia Glance screen, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Sync content- Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Security features- Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Application sandboxing and integrity check, Lost Mobile Tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Data Encryption
  • XBox-Live Hub
  • USB On-The-Go
  • SkyDrive cloud storage (7 GB)
  • Company Hub for enterprise applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • OneNote
  • Lync (Corporate IM)
  • Location and navigation apps- HERE Maps, HERE Transit, HERE Drive+
  • Nokia Music
  • Mix Radio
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