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.
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.
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 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.
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.