The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the latest 41mp camera phone from Nokia, with the first attempt being the Symbian based 808 PureView that was launched last year. However, Windows Phone has helped Nokia enjoy something of a revival, indeed Microsoft has since bought the Finnish phone manufacturers showing just how much of an influence they have. However, things have been improved since Nokia’s last attempts and a camera phone with such a powerful camera is almost certain to attract some attention from the photo loving, handset wielding younger generation isn’t it?
The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 is a 1.5GHz dual core processor which is plenty fast enough for the 1020 and there’s 2GB of RAM so Nokia clearly haven’t overlooked this aspect either. The combination of processor power and RAM is what helps ensure that the mobile phone keeps ticking along nicely and you certainly shouldn’t be disappointed in this respect with the 1020 because it shifts when you need it to.
The 4.5” screen offers HD 1,280 x 768 pixels which is equivalent to an impressive 332ppi and on the screen you will be treated to the very latest iteration of the Windows Phone operating system. Windows 8 Amber allows live home screen tiles and you can turn the phone on simply by double tapping the screen.
When talking about a phone that features a 41mp camera it is inevitable that this will be the main point of focus, as it were, and so we move on to what is surely the best quality phone snapper on the market right now.
41mp photos are too big for sharing, which is what phone owners typically do with their pictures. For this reason, the phone not only takes a 41mp shot but also creates a scaled down 5mp version that can be shared on the likes of Facebook and other social networking sites.
Honestly, the Lumia 1020 camera’s problem may be that it is just a little bit too good. We don’t generally use our phonecam for taking high resolution pictures and rather than editing and printing the photos we do take we are more inclined to share them with friends and family online. The meagre camera additions of phones like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 will prove to be more than enough for these purposes.