There are many things users can say about the Nokia Lumia 1020. In fact, many of them have been said in reviews and editorials since the phone came out last year. Using the device on a daily basis provides a very good user experience. Having a camera of the quality of a Nokia Lumia 1020 in your pocket is great.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display. With Windows Phone 8, the touch screen operates smoothly and provides users with a rich experience. The Gorilla Glass screen is capable of a 1280 X 768 resolution. Some reviewers noted some over-saturation of colors, but it seemed more than acceptable to every day use.
As a phone, the calls were clear. The Nokia Lumia 1020 did a pretty good job of filtering out a television show in the background while talking with an individual on an iPhone. The connection on AT&T’s LTE network in Nashville was solid and consistent even while driving. It provided a positive experience for both parties on the call.
Just like many newer Android phones, there are some apps that come preinstalled on the Nokia Lumia 1020. Having ESPN, HERE Maps, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter preinstalled helps users to start using the phone quicker and easier. The number of apps for Windows Phone 8 is growing and the gap between iOS and Android is becoming less when it comes to the most popular apps.
The 41-Megapixel PureView camera is by far the best feature of the phone and the best camera phone on the market. The pictures are very good to say the least. Zooming produces great results even up to 3X zoom. This is different compared to other cameras that rely on a digital zoom to get closer to subjects. With a camera of this quality, users can record video at up to 6X high-resolution zoom (720p) or 4X for 1080p with stereo sound.
The camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020 contributes to the feel of the phone being a solid. It also creates a bump on the back of the device. This means that the phone would not lie flat while on a table. This was not a challenge and did not detract from the strong device.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with 32GB of onboard storage with no expansion to SD cards. With photos the quality of those produced by the device, users will want to use some online options including SkyDrive and the included 50GB of cloud storage with AT&T Locker.
If you were thinking of trying a new device, but have not been happy with Android or iOS, the Nokia Lumia 1020 may be the right phone for you. Stop by your local AT&T store to try out the device yourself. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is currently $199.99 with a new 2-year contract.