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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It runs on the Windows Phone operating system. This model has a 4.5-inch touch-screen display, a 38.2-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It can also be used internationally.
It has a 4.5-inch touch-screen display, measures 5.1 by 2.8 by 0.4 inches and weighs 5.6 ounces. It runs on the Windows Phone operating system.
The Lumia 1020 has a 38.2-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
This Nokia phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 32GB of built-in memory.
About This Brand
Nokia, one of the world's leading handset makers, is now owned by Microsoft. In the U.S., it is mainly known for its Lumia line of phones that runs on the Windows Phone operating system and was among the first to offer devices that run Windows Phone 8. Its Lumia line of phones is known for its advanced, high-resolution camera (up to 38.2 megapixels) and intuitive Windows interface.
Features & Specs - Nokia Lumia 1020
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Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Camera recording resolution The maximum recording resolution of the phone's primary video camera: 1080p, 720p, or SD (Standard Definition).
Camera recording resolution
Memory card Many phones have slots that accept memory cards, typically microSD, to expand storage capacity by as much as 64GB. The removable cards can also serve as an easy way to shuttle files between your phone and other devices--provided that the phone's maker didn't bury the card slot behind the battery cover.
Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they often require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
Document editing All smart phones, and some conventional cell phones, allow you to review documents. Some models add the convenience of creating, deleting, and editing them out of the box.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
Voice command This feature allows you dial numbers from your phone book by speaking the name, without the usual training. You can also dial numbers by pronouncing the digits.
GPS navigation All phones have some type of location-based technology to help emergency responders find you when you dial 911. Many phones support GPS Navigation, services which integrate GPS with maps and search engines to give you real-time, spoken, turn-by-turn directions to an entered address, or to help you find nearby businesses by name or category, such as Joe's Pizzeria or hospitals. We indicate which phones have GPS navigation capability as reported by the carrier and manufacturer. Some phones lack automatic rerouting, spoken turn-by-turn directions, and other advanced capabilities, which limit their usefulness while driving. We don't consider obscure third-party applications or hardware attachments.
4G broadband data Indicates which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
So the camera on this phone outpaces any other camera phone and will make you forget all about your point-and-shoot camera. I am a novice but I have learned about some great capabilities that make me feel like a real photographer. Easy to use with a dedicated camera hardware button. Hold the button down and the phone launches the camera app even if it is locked.<br /><br />There are a lot of other great features that you don't hear from reviewers. For example:<br /><br />Nokia's excellent HERE services. HERE Drive+ allows you to download maps so you can still get directions even if you have no data connection available.<br /><br />Excellent audio recording from the Hi-Def microphones. If you attend concerts and like recording the show, the audio quality is superb and the video allows you to zoom in and out on the fly.<br /><br />Glance mode. The display can use a small amount of power to display the time and other notifications when the screen would otherwise be off. The lock screen can show even more details, but I find it very helpful to glance at the screen to see if I have any notifications without having to access the lock screen or even unlock the phone. Glance can be: Always On, Always Off, on for an Interval after locking, or Peek mode where you wave your hand over the screen or pick it up to turn on Glance.<br /><br />If you are a music fan, you have Xbox Music which is hugely underrated, Nokia MixRadio which is great for creating custom mixs, and one year of free Pandora.<br /><br />I bought the wireless charging shell and leave it attached virtually all the time. It is a thin shell that allows me to use Nokia's wireless charging plates. I keep one next to my bed and set the phone on it when I go to bed. I never have to worry about attaching a cable. Apple touts their new connector and how it is reversible so you can connect easily. Nothing is easier than no cables though.<br /><br />I got the Camera Grip for free when I bought my phone. I use this when I go on trips and expect to take lots of photos. It attaches to the phone and gives a grip-able shape just like a point and shoot. Plus it includes its own battery to recharge the phone while it is attached. Love that!<br /><br />Microsoft Account/SkyDrive/Xbox Live. One of the things that always bugged me about previous phones was having to attach it to my computer to synch. I can't recall when I last connected my phone to my computer. No need. Photos synch automatically. I create a playlist on my laptop and it is automatically available on my phone.<br /><br />Office integration. While I don't do a lot of editing of Office documents on my phone I do use that feature occasionally. But I LOVE OneNote and I use it extensively.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Soccer Mommy
from San Diego
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic Zoom during video recording
Great Battery Life
Music Via Bt In Car
Share Everything Via Nfc
Video Taping Socxer Games
I also bought the freelancer. I video recorded nearly every song at a concert. After two hours, after the concert ended I still had a little charge left. Amazing. The video and the sound quality are phenomenal. I could zoom in and capture really great close up videos. I am super satisfied with this little amazing phone.