For those who love the Nokia Lumia 920, then the new Nokia Lumia 1020 (it looks similar to the Lumia 920 with a "fanny") will make one of the best holiday gifts this year! What's great about Nokia Lumia 1020 for all Windows Phones users (and potential new users too, as many iPhone 5 users agree Lumia 1020's camera is better), is that it's the best Windows Phones one can get that acts as both, a top quality camera (41 megapixel camera with Xenon flash) and a smartphone (internal is Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB on board storage, 2,000 mAh battery)! This 41-megapixel cameraphone is an LTE-enabled, high-definition Windows Phone 8 smartphone with the best camera (it has Xenon flash instead of LED) that any smartphone out in the market today offers.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a game changer when it comes to the camera that delivers sophisticated zooming capability, and a secondary video camera that's great for recording video and capturing still images. For those who love taking a lot of photos (especially with the way social media is now), then the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the ideal smartphone. The outstanding 41 megapixel camera captures great images, and enables the user zoom in really deep into an image. It's sort of like creating a story within a story.
Nokia developed a lot of great apps to help the camera do its job, especially the Pro Camera app. The Pro Cam has many great features that allows users a great deal of granularity over the image, so you can control everything from the white balance, manual focus, ISO, shutter speed (exposure time). As you make the image change, it will give a live preview of what it will look like once you snap the picture. For example, after a long and hard day of heavy over time work with little sleep, anyone will wake up looking dull and pale, which is not the ideal look for being in group photos. Thanks to the Nokia Lumia's camera and Pro Cam app, users can change the white balance (get rid of too much orange or yellow color) and make skin look well-rested, glowing, and radiant (beautiful and flawless, like how models look in magazines, even after a long night of partying)! This great app captures both the zoomed in 5 megapixel image and the 38 megapixel image simultaneously, so users can reframe the image and focus on different things. The Pro Cam is flexible for those who simply don't want too much going on, because it has the option to capture 5 megapixel.
For those who are not as technical and don't necessary want a lot of those controls, there are other great apps such as the Nokia Smart Cam app (Best Shot, Change Faces, Action Shot, Motion Focus and Remove Moving Objects), which is great for users who take photos with a point and shoot, because it offers options to select the best photos. Nokia Lumia 1020 offers great video recording too. Its image stabilization is amazing for still shots which is very helpful because the camera stays put even when you move; oversampling offers accurate and vibrant colors really; and the microphone, performs even better than Lumia 920.
In addition, are some quite impressive the accessories for the Nokia Lumia 1020, that also make great gifts and stockings stuffers this holiday season:
Nokia Camera Grip is a sculpted cover that helps extend the life of the 1020's built-in battery. It has a high quality replacement shutter button and a standard tripod mount in the base which compliments the Lumia 1020's high end imaging capability. In addition to the Camera Grip's extra battery life, it also tells how many battery life is left on the unit and comes with a tripod stand.
Nokia Wireless Charging Case comes in black or yellow. Thanks to this wireless charging case, there's no need for plugging and unplugging for power. This form fitting wireless charging cover offers full access to touch screen and buttons. Simply place it on a Nokia wireless charging accessory, then power up and go.
Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster is a must-have, for those who really want to pamper themselves or impress the recipient! It boasts of high quality sound at a tap. Simply charge headset, tap phone against it and enjoy 24 hours of music and chat without hassle of wires.