Nokia Lumia 1020: Awesome Smartphone Camera for Shutterbugs

Alex Bezeau July 15, 2013 1

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Nokia has launched some great additions to its Lumia smartphone line. The latest, Nokia Lumia 1020, comes with a magnificent 41-mpix camera and some cool specs.

Is this powerful beast with extraordinary camera possibilities good enough to beat some of the best Android-based handsets? We give you our point of you so you can shape your own opinion.

This new Nokia Lumia 1020 will definitely be the best choice for those who are into photography. Few friends of mine have contacted me and asked me if I think that Lumia 1020’s specs are as good as the camera. I explained that this phone will be found useful by everyone but the main focus is the camera. Some analysts have said that the sensor will give an image quality at 38 or 39 megapixels depending on the previously set aspect ratio. Naked eye can’t notice the difference but it will offer you a zoom of your images which won’t lose any detail.

Megapixels are the killing feature of every camera and smartphone with a desirable camera. Lots of Android users have said that they are seeking some device that will feature a better camera before even this Lumia 1020 has been revealed. When I first saw the rumors about Nokia presenting this phone, I’ve said that this phone must come with lots of storage space. If you are a photographer, you will shoot dozens of pictures every single day. Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with another storing feature that saves the same picture at 5-mpix. At first sight, this sounded ridiculous, but later on I discovered that this feature enables you easier sharing on the social sites.

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Apparently Nokia knew that it will be required lot of space to store pictures and that’s why this Lumia 1020 comes with 32GB built-in storage. Is this enough? – Some base calculations showed us that you could store approximately 1,700 images at full resolution. However, Nokia didn’t include additional storage slot for upgrading your memory.

As you know by now, this device runs on Windows 8 OS and moving from Android to this OS will be found difficult for any user. Picking one operating system over another is really difficult because it’s not all about great user interface. There is something about the service, features and apps range. In the last feature, apps wide range, Windows fails way behind Android. Some people might find this simple and useful because they want to use only few apps related to their favorite features.

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Wide range of apps is not the only feature that lacks on Windows Phone 8 OS. Its integration with Google services is really poor despite Microsoft’s effort for adding integration to some of its devices. The intention is very simple – Microsoft wants to force customers to use their mobile services over Google’s. However, this is not smart thing to do if you know that many people are using Google because of its search, e-mail, online calendars, maps, and more.

The conclusion is the following: if you want a better use of Google’s services to organize your life, it’s better on an Android than on Windows-based smartphone. Accessing the same services on Windows Phone 8 won’t be as smooth and some of them won’t work like you want them to.

Before making your decision, you need to ask yourself what is more important to you. Windows 8 Phone OS based smartphone with great camera or a device compatible with all services and features that you use to make your life easier. At the end of the day, it’s not about device itself, it’s all about user’s needs.

What would your choice be? Share with us.

One Comment »

  1. Sumesh  July 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    What is the feature your are talking about that you can do in Android and not do in WP8 ? Gmail access ? Calendar ? google search ? They are all there in WP8. I am an Android user but still want to know what is not available in WP8 to justify why i am still using Android.

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