First Impressions | Nokia Lumia 1020Monday, December 16, 2013
"Capture your special moments with a Nokia Lumia 1020"
Now that would be the catch phrase I'd use for this smartphone. The thing is, this isn't your regular old smartphone as the Nokia Lumia 1020 powered by Windows Phone 8, doubles as a camera. You must be thinking, don't all smartphones have this capability? Well the Lumia 1020 is a rare specimen as it is truly the main selling feature.
Upon first glance, the Nokia Lumia 1020 has a sleek build to it, fitting nicely into the palm of my hand. My natural instinct though is to tilt the phone to its side and immediately snap pictures. To my amazement, this phone takes your photos to a whole new level with a 41 megapixel PureView imaging sensor. Along with a 4.5 inch screen, unibody polycarbonate design, and a highly sensitive touch screen, the image quality compares to that of a DSLR giving the phone a thumbs up in my books.
As a new user to Windows Phone, navigating and swiping through applications I once used to know, seemed so very different. The layout of each one was not something I was familiar with. This phone was a learning curve as I had to adjust from being an iPhone user to Android (2 months now) to now Windows Phone but after a few hours, things became second nature. The live tiles on the start screen were my first encounter. A neat feature that allows users the ability to re-size and move them as to arrange the start screen just the way they like it, even matching it to your outfit perhaps. Continually swiping and tapping, new elements of the Nokia Lumia 1020 were catching my eye.
One main difference from any other phone I've used is the full capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications. This slim powerful phone means business and the larger screen allows for easier function of the above mentioned. Talking about size, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is fairly big compared to its counterpart's of the Moto X or most popular Androids. While the camera's raised back i.e. the hump does not allow you to lay the phone flat, this is slight concern making it more susceptible to scratches. However this is the price you will pay for the stunning images produced with this phone. As for display, it is quite pleasant with good viewing angles and rich over saturated colors that just wow the user.
Overall, the experience with the Nokia Lumia 1020 was a smooth ride with a few bumps but for once this techie here actually learned something new with this smartphone, who knew!
The best part? Thanks to Rogers, when you buy a Nokia Lumia 1020, they will throw in a free Nokia Camera Grip case for free - making it even easier for you to take the perfect shot.
This is a great offer as the camera grip retails for $75!
With the grip case on, it truly feels like you are holding a camera and not a smartphone!
The camera grip also comes with a micro usb charging connector!
Want a better idea of the camera/video capability? Watch my favorite singer Ellie Goulding's How Long Will I Love You music video, it is a moving story which shows the versatility of the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Check out Behind the Scenes as well!