Friday, 20 September 2013





  •  NOKIA LUMIA 1020   


LUMIA 1020
To review the Nokia Lumia 1020 is to review a compact camera that happens to have some phone features tacked onto it. Essentially, you would only buy this thing for its 41MP PureView camera with Xenon flash. If you weren't already a Nokia fan, why buy Windows Phone 8?
When we first heard about the 41MP smartphone camera in the Nokia PureView 808, our initial thoughts were, "What a shame to put such a nice camera on a Symbian device." Now that the camera is coupled with a marginally better platform, we can breathe a small sigh of relief.
If you're familiar with the Lumia line of phones, the 1020 shouldn't look that foreign to you. Its curvature and overall shape are reminiscent of the Lumia 920, and the smaller Lumia 820.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

On the face of the device, you'll find a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 touchscreen display. The left edge of the device, if you're facing the screen, is clean and free of any buttons or ports. The right side has a volume rocker, power/standby button and a dedicated camera button.
At the base of the device you'll find the micro-USB charging port and speaker/microphone. Up top, there is a SIM card tray, 3.5mm headset jack and another microphone for noise cancellation.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

The back of the device is perhaps the most noticeable, with its large camera module, Xenon flash, LED light and camera lens. It protrudes enough from the device that it never lays flat on its back.
Even without the bulky camera, it's a substantial device as far as modern smartphones go. It's not the slimmest or lightest by any means, but it is somehow slightly slimmer and lighter than the Lumia 920.
To give you an idea of its dimensions, this Lumia phone is 130.4mm tall, 71.4mm wide and 10.4mm thick and weighs 158 grams. As you can see, it's pretty wide and bloated by today's smartphone standards.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Despite its size and weight, you eventually get used to maneuvering your way around the device. It's the camera that makes it tricky to hold. Do you keep your fingers around it, or grip the phone right over the camera? Decisions, decisions.
Our review model came in matte black, and it's slightly more slippery than its glossy predecessors. The Lumia 1020 also comes in yellow and white.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

For those of you interested in internals, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage and a 2,000 mAh battery.

Interface and performance

Windows Phone 8 resides inside the Nokia Lumia 1020, and if you've ever used Windows Phone before, it will be incredibly familiar to you.
This version of Windows Phone 8 is called Amber, available only to Nokia devices, and it's the latest version of the Microsoft platform. It adds a few nifty new features to the software, but it's not a major overhaul of the platform or anything.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

You can do new things with the Amber update like double tap the display to turn it on, or flip your phone over to silence it. And if you love customizing your device, there are a handful of new wallpapers added.
Otherwise, it's just plain old Windows Phone 8. The live tile system works pretty nicely to give you app updates and any other relevant info you might want to see. The tiles are also customizable in size, so you can make them large or small and arrange them into clusters when you shrink them down.
If you swipe to the right from the main screen, you'll see a list of all your apps, including the settings. It's a mostly intuitive platform, but what it's seriously lacking is third-party app support.
Most of the big-name apps are on Windows Phone 8, like Facebook, Twitter, CNN, Foursquare and more. But it's also missing incredibly popular apps like Instagram and Vine. This lack of app support is what usually turns people off from adopting the Windows Phone platform.
Another sorely missing feature is a centralized notification system. With iOS and Android, you can see all your notifications and updates in a drop-down pane, whereas Windows Phone 8 leaves you guessing with the live tile system. If you get a notification for an app that isn't immediately within view of the display, you have to scroll around just to make sure you haven't missed anything.
In terms of everyday performance, I experienced no lag or hiccups at all. Well, other than the camera, but we're going to cover that issue. Scrolling through the home page or within apps is smooth, unlike the Android experience on some handsets. The apps and tiles have cool animations, too, when you're opening or closing them or watching your notifications


In terms of the camera, we can't say this will replace your point-and-shoot or compact camera. However, if you're looking for incredible smartphone camera photos and the flexibility of huge image files while making a few concessions by switching to Windows Phone 8, we might be able to recommend this phone for you. Except it's $299 on contract and that's just a tough price point to justify for the Lumia 1020.


  1. Best camera ever on a smartphone
  2. Excellent mannual camera controls
  3. Solid construction
  4. Tough and durable battery life


  1. Big 
  2. Expensive
  3. Hard to get a full sized photo
  4. A niche device

According to me if you have enough money and you are a big fan of WINDOWS interface go for it.
If you want a camera phone SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 ZOOM is good for users convinient with ANDROID or else if megapixels issues do for SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - The Most Awaited Phone of the Year. Features, Price and Release Date.

Finally the most awaited phone of the year is officially released is going to available in the market from 1st October on selected network companies. AT&T has already started taking orders and it is going to available at $300 of 32 GB model with two year contract while T-Mobile will start just day after that. Verizon also announced about its availability from 10th October with same $300 of 32 GB model with two year con
tract. You can also pay $300 extra to get Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to accompany your Galaxy Note 3. Some carrier networks may provide Galaxy Gear smartwatch for free with Note 3 contract. If you wish to buy without contract then it may cost USD $700.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Technical Specifications

Screen and Size

This phablet has dimensions of 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm weighing around 168 g. It has super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of size 5.7 inches and supporting 16M colors with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It has pixel density of ~386 ppi which more than recent phablet by Sony, Xperia Z Ultra (~344 ppi).

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Hardware Configurations

Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 for LTE model / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 for 3G model which sums up to eight core and  integrated with 3 GB RAM. It has Adreno 330 graphic card. All this together make this smartphone fast enough to process all the applications and games developed so far without getting stuck. It comes in two models based on internal memory: 32 GB and 64 GB. It has microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 64 GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in White
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in White


Galaxy Note 3 has 13 MP camera with 4128 x 3096 pixels with LED flash. It supports Dual shot, parallel video and image recording, panorama and HDR. It records video with 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps which is not been seen in any smartphone till now. The secondary camera has 2 MP which also records video in 1080p@30fps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 paired with Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 paired with Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Operating System

With Galaxy Note 3, Samsung will also introduce latest version of Android, 4.3 JellyBean. May be Samsung was waiting for Note 3 to accompany Android 4.3. But yet there are no news for upgrading it to Androidd 4.4, KitKat.


Customers will get choice to select from three different colors: Black, White and Pink.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in different colors
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in different colors

Other Features

Galaxy Note 3 comes with other common features such as Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, NFC enabled, Infrared port, USB Host, Stereo FM with RDS, Air gestures and sensors such as Accelerometer, proximity, temperature,  compass, gyro,  barometer, humidity. It also provides 50 GB free Dropbox storage. Last but not the least; it will come with Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery for long lasting usage of the phone.

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