Lumia 1020 - £540
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Lumia 1020
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a top-end smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 8.1. At the time of its release it had the most powerful camera of any phone on the market. The imaging software that comes with this phone is loaded with features.
This phone has a 4.5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 332PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Lumia 1020 has a 41MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 60 out of 100.
The Lumia 1020 has an estimated battery life of around 19 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone is compatible with Qi wireless chargpads.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Lumia 1020 comes with 32GB internal storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.
The Lumia 1020 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which allows you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it is compatible with Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents, which is ideal for making last minute adjustments before an important meeting. This phone comes preloaded with the City Lens, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit apps. City Lens superimposes points of interest over the image the phone receives from its camera, Nokia Drive is a voice guided sat-nav that can also download maps for offline use and Nokia Transit gives you detailed bus, train and tube information in many of the UK's major cities. Other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store.
The Lumia 1020 is a powerful phone with a very high specification camera. It is a competent all-rounder that truly excels when it comes to taking photos. It also offers a competitive alternative to the Android and iOS devices that dominate this end of the market.