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Nokia Lumia 1020 - Our Review
Hot off the press, Nokia have just announced the launch of their brand new Nokia Lumia 1020 mobile phone. The eagerly anticipated Lumia 1020 comes with an impressive 41-megapixel camera which pretty much makes it the best smart phone camera currently on the market. We take a look at the camera and the other features the Lumia 1020 offers.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is at the top end of Nokia’s Lumia range which runs on the Windows Phone operating system. Billed as a ‘cameraphone’ by some, the powerful 41-megapixel camera is likely to be the main attraction for many users. The Lumia 1020 will be available in white, black and yellow and is due to hit stores in the USA in late July, shortly followed by China and Europe. It will come with a 4.5 AMOLED HD+ display made from Gorilla Glass 3 and will boast a high quality res of 1280x768. The 1020 is powered by a Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor and comes with 32GB of internal memory storage and 2GB of RAM. It also has an impressive 3G talk time of over 13 hours and up to 16 days of standby time. The Lumia 1020 will also come with Nokia Music streaming which will be ad and subscription-free.
So now to the all important mega-camera. The 41-megapixel camera uses Nokia’s PureView technology which can pick up more detail than the naked eye can see. The camera comes with six Carl Zeiss lenses, a secondary camera which features a wide-angle lens, a powerful Xenon flash, 3X zoom and optical image stabilisation. The hi-res camera sensor means that it can take a 38-megapixel image which can be ‘oversampled’ where the pixels can be compressed into a 5-megapixel edition of the same image which is a more manageable size for uploading onto social media.
One of the camera’s great features is the new Pro-Camera mode which can pretty much create professional-quality photos and gives you access to the ISO settings, shutter speed, exposure and colour balance.
Video-wise, the Lumia 1020 boasts a 4X zoom when recording at high definition 1080p and a 6X zoom when recording on 720p. The video ‘Rich Recording’ technology means that you can pretty much make films free of distortion with stereo sound so ideal if you want to do some recording at a gig.
So if you like a decent camera on your handset, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is definitely one to consider. We’re expecting to get stock ready for September 2013 so watch this space for more information as we have it.