THE BEST PICTURE
NOKIA HAS to its name the highest megapixel count in any phone, but that is on a device that still runs its forgotten Symbian operating system. Now, Nokia is bringing its same 41MP camera to Windows Phone with the Lumia 1020.
THE LUMIA 1020 has the bold colours that is synonymous with this range. It is also encased in the same soft-touch, scratch-resistant polycarbonate body. It weighs 27 grams lesser than the Lumia 920, but has a rear hump for the camera module. Thankfully, it is not as big as the one on the 808PureView. The 4.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display is by no means small.
THE NEW Amber update adds new features like Glance Screen, FM radio support and a new camera lens. There is flexibility in the lockscreen where the Live apps service allows display of notifications and images. The ‘Data Sense’ app shows the amount of data consumed. Windows Phone isn’t power hungry and the 1.5GHz dual-core CPU paired with 2GB RAM is good for all operations.
THE LUMIA 1020 has a 41MP sensor, but it doesn’t capture images at this resolution. While the default camera app can capture images only at 5MP, there is a Nokia Pro Camera app that you can fiddle around with and reap full benefits of. This special app is simple to use and allows customisation to a great extent. Nokia is pushing the concept of capture first and zoom later as with the 808 PureView. We captured images from a distance and were able to zoom in and get the details later. Work has been done to improve light sensitivity, due to which the images have very little noise in low-light environments.
THE LUMIA 1020 has got a decent battery backup. It lasted us a day with average usage and extensive use of camera.