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.

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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.

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