A Sneak Peak on the “Wow Factor” of Nokia Lumia 1020


It’s now official Nokia Lumia 1020 will unleash its power and potential this month. Windows has revealed its latest flagship in mobile phones. This phone has a 41-megapixel camera making this the reason for the big upgrade from its previous Windows Nokia phone. It’s all about having a phone with a brilliant camera with a slim design. Nokia knows how to make phones that can meet the people’s needs. No doubt about that. Taking a photo and saving it will no longer be a problem.

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Nokia’s unveiled its New Lumia 1020
After months of rumor, with the codename Nokia EOS, Nokia Lumia 1020 is set to be released with price $299.99 on US market on July 26th. It will be exclusively distributed by At&T for a two year contract. This is another attempt of Nokia to get ahead of mobile competition. It was believed to give more emphasis on its impressive camera featuring a 41-megapixel Pureview 808sensor, 6-lens Zeiss optics, xenon flash and optical image stabilization. According to some researches, it will carry an AMOLED display on its 4.5 inch ultrasensitive touch screen. Its topper is made of Gorilla Glass 3- that makes it so new in the market. It has WXGA resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and 32GB of internal storage. It can capture still photos 38-megapixel in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. That’s an incredibly 4x zoom and up to 6x at 720p. Also, with the Nokia Lumia 1020, captured images will be enhanced as it contains built in editing functions.

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What To Expect From The New Nokie Lumia 1020?
To further enhance the gadget’s aesthetic, Nokia also provides an extra battery, a casing, a shutter button and a tripod mount. Also, a leather wrist strap will make it more point-and-shoot-like. It’s a match for your DSLR camera.

kirf-nokia-lumia-1020-3Just to keep you out of too much excitement, it will be available in matte black, white and yellow. Lumia 1020 looks like the Lumia 920 for both have squared corners, guts and rounded spines. 1020 was molded from high-quality polycarbonate and a soft touch coating; its back is slightly curved and round edges can provide comfort while you are holding it. Also, 1020 is much lighter (0.4inch) than 920 despite its enormous camera.

We have been used to Android phones, however, you can’t deny that sometimes images failed to show what we expect it to be. Think you should ditch Android phone in favor of Lumia 1020? Well, the specs can speak for it.

Though in USA it will be exclusively distributed by AT&T, it will also be available to Europe by the end of September. It might be distributed by O2, Three and Phones 4 U. The new lumia contains the “wow factor” especially if you use your mobile phone in capturing images. Let’s just hope that despite the recent release of Verizon’s 928 variant, the market will respond to it positively.

It might sound surprising that Nokia is pricing its product on a high end category, but with all the features it provides, and the jump packed technology built in, $299 is a sure worthy investment. Lastly, If you don’t want to be in contract, you can get it for $699.

Currently, Nokia’s flagship smart phone is the Lumia 920, a fourth generation phone which runs the Windows 8 operating system and is the best-selling smart phone that runs the OS. It was released last November 2012 and since then, the Finnish mobile phone company has produced several variants; the Lumia 925 which is a thinner version with an aluminum body and a better camera and the Lumia 928, which can be acquired exclusively from Verizon in the United States. The phone has sold over 4.4 million in the last quarter of 2012 exceeding expectations. It has been a hit in Finland, Germany, UAE, China and Great Britain. The phone has received mostly positive views from critics and has garnered accolades from top technological media institutions.

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Just how good is this smart phone? Well, let’s list down the specs and analyze it.

CPU : 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait
GPU : Qualcomm Adreno 225
Memory : 1GB RAM
Storage : 32GB

The processor is no joke. It’s not quad-core but it’s pretty fast when using programs, surfing the net and playing games. Dual-core may not sound very appealing to those looking for pretty fast smart phones, but trust us, the Lumia 920 is up to the task. The storage capacity is at 32GB, however, its major drawback is the fact that the phone doesn’t have a microSD slot, limiting your file storage. As for its mass and design:

Dimensions : 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in) (11mm thick)
Weight : 185 grams
Display : 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~332 ppi)

One of the phone’s major setbacks and source of criticism is that it is pretty heavy and thick, in direct contrast with all smart phone manufacturers who are doing valiant efforts to make their smart phones light and thin. However, despite the bulk, the phone still carries an impressive punch and would easily fit on your pocket. The phone’s polycarbonate shell epitomizes protection. It is very scratch resistant. The same is true with the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen. The display is a top-quality, high 768×1280 resolution LCD touch screen with 332 ppi (pixels per inch). The bottom of the phone holds the microUSB slot along with the loudspeakers and microphones while the standard 3.5 mm audio jack and microSIM slot is located at the top. The right side of the phone has three buttons, the volume button, the lock/unlock key and the camera button which is a pretty nifty feature to activate the camera even if the phone is in its sleep mode. Above the display sits the 1.3 MP secondary camera and some of its sensors while the primary 8 MP camera is at the back along with the dual LED flash. Speaking of the devil, let’s talk about the camera.

Features : 8 megapixels, can take photos at 16:9 (3264×2448 pixels) and 4:3 (3552×2000) ratios., Carl Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilization, PureView, autofocus
Videos : 1080p videos at 30fps, video stabilization

Nokia Lumia 1020Lumia 920 – high quality photosHands-down, the Lumia 920 possesses one of the best cameras in the market. The phone takes great night pictures and is like a handy point-and-shoot camera. It can take great, scenic photos and it comes with Lenses, an application that allows users to choose the visual effects they want. Speaking of applications.

The phone hosts a LOT of features and acquirable applications. It has all the basic utilities like an Alarm clock, Calendar and Calculator. It also allows you to check and edit your documents via a free Windows Office viewer which can be synched with a computer. There are also tons of apps and games available in the Windows Phone Store (but not as many as Apple and Google Play, but is growing by the minute). As for the battery, it may last 400 hours of standby time, 10 hours of talk time and 67 hours of music playback.

Overall, the Nokia Lumia 920 may not be as mainstream as the iPhone and Galaxy Series. However, it still packs a tremendous array of features beneath its polycarbonate casing. It might be the shining luminescent smart phone you’re looking for.