Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1020 hands on

Nokia Lumia 1020 phone

There’s been much ado about the new Nokia Lumia 1020 since it’s release. I happened to receive one through Nokia Vietnam and am running it through it’s paces. So far from what I have seen, the images are nothing short of stunning. I’ll do a more in-depth review of the imaging capabilities of the phone in a later post but until then, it’ll just be initial thoughts.

Nokia Lumia 1020 phone
I have to admit that the size is something that I have to get used to. My previous phone was an iPhone 4 which dwarfs this 4-inch monster. I have always been in the mindset of Steve Jobs in believing that a 4 inch screen is too big but after a couple days of use, I actually welcomed the added screen size.

Nokia Lumia 1020 phone

That bulge is where the imaging sensor is. And what a sensor it is! A backlit 1/1.5-inch (2/3-inch) CMOS sensor that give a total of  7712 × 5360 pixels (41 Megapixels). Luckily, the phone automatically saves a 5 megapixel image which makes sending images to facebook and twitter just a bit easier.

Nokia Lumia 1020 phone

Nokia also gave me a camera grip (tripod is mine) which doesn’t help the size of the phone but makes it more hand-holdable. You can also use it as a battery charger as it houses a 1,020mAh battery. It’s a very snug fit. Almost too snug as I feel like I am going to break it every time I try to remove it.

Nokia Lumia 1020 phone

Well, that’s it for my lightning review. I will start posting more pics from the phone when I put it through it’s paces in the next few weeks.


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Dried Fish Factory in Mui Ne

Photos of a dried fish factory while on a work trip to Mui Ne.


A worker in the factoryFish waiting to be cleanedFish being cleaned before being cookedCooking the fish in salted waterThe cooked fish are then placed in the sun to dryDrying fishA worker puts the fish out to dryA worker in the fish factoryTaking a shower


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