What Makes the Nokia Lumia 1020 so Great?

Nokia Lumia 1020. Photo by WPCentral.com.

Nokia Lumia 1020. Photo by WPCentral.com.


Over the past few years, we’ve heard about these great advancements in smartphone cameras, but have rarely been “wowed” by the resulting changes. While companies like Apple continue to provide users with a less than amazing camera, Nokia is out to change the game, and they’re swinging for the fences with the Lumia 1020 available for AT&T.

Now, before we get into the nitty gritty, you should know, I don’t have an affinity to any one cell phone manufacturer; I find flaws as well as great elements in each smartphone I get my hands on. I’ve owned Nokias, BlackBerries, Sanyos, Samsungs, Motorolas, well, you get the point. But when a company takes the initiative to come out with what is being heralded as the best smartphone camera ever, we have to take note.

Sure, you won’t give up your professional camera for the Lumia 1020, but the picture clarity of the Lumia 1020 is unparalleled. You’re bound to find some grainy elements to your photos when you do extreme zooming, but luckily, the 1020 excels with its zooming capabilities. With a 41-megapixel sensor that includes image stabilization, there is no other smartphone camera on the market that can compare. Nokia claims the 1020’s camera sensor format is five times larger than that in your average smartphone, but the megapixels aren’t the only thing to take note of.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with its standard Carl Zeiss optics; however, this model contains six Zeiss lenses, Xenon flash, and another separate LED flash to provide you with clearer and brighter images, while also providing you the ability to record high-def 1080p video footage. The Lumia 1020’s camera also gives you plenty of manual settings and controls to mess around with, all with the ability to complement the phone’s ability to auto-focus. And if you still enjoy your front-facing camera, don’t worry, Nokia has your back with a 1.2-megapixel camera on the face of the phone. Nokia bundled all of this capability within a 5.6-ounce phone that is taller and nearly as thin as the iPhone 5, but where most phones have a flat back, the Lumia 1020 isn’t flat, thanks to the camera mounting to the back of the phone.

So, with all that said, what makes the camera so incredible? Well, it starts by putting your megapixels to good use. Whenever you capture a photo with the Lumia 1020, you’re actually shooting two photos simultaneously. One of which is in full-resolution (34-38 megapixels depending on your shooting format), while also providing you with a high-quality 5-megapixel image that is easy to share with your social networks. Through the Nokia Pro Camera application, you have the ability to make adjustments to the flash, focus, shutter speed, white balance, exposure and ISO, but best of all, you can see the difference each adjustment makes to your photo before you take it.

The benefit of working with a 41-megapixel camera is that Nokia’s Lumia 1020 allows you to zoom in on your photo to the right spot, and create a new image out of the zoomed image. However, just like all things in life, this smartphone is not without flaw. After you press the shutter button to take your picture, the phone takes a good three seconds or more to display your image. And while the phone comes stocked with 32GB of internal memory, you cannot add a memory card, meaning you’re stuck with your 32GB of memory. Now, if you use your camera like there’s no tomorrow, you may feel duped by Nokia, as the use of a 41-megapixel camera means your memory is limited due to the photo size for each captured image. All that said, the Lumia 1020 still sports the ability to take photos up to 38 megapixels in quality. What your decision will ultimately come down to is whether or not you can live with somewhat limited storage space. If you can, and you love your smartphone’s camera, you should definitely get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and see the difference in your photos.

Nokia Plans to Launch Windows 8 RT Tablet Next Year

Nokia is trying to stay in the smart world and is competing with top gadget companies to stay in the market and attract more and more customers. There is something new going on in the Nokia camp recently.

Rumors are that Nokia is working on its own tablet. Nokia Plans to Launch Windows 8 RT Tablet probably next year. The tablet will hit the markets next year and will run on Windows 8 RT, this is a direct attack on Microsoft Surface tablet. All we have to see that can Nokia get noticed in the already dominated tablet industry.

Nokia Plans to Launch Windows 8 RT Tablet

Nokia Lumia 920

Read : Nokia Lumia 620 Unveiled – The Most Affordable WP8 Smartphone.

Nokia is working on a 10-inch Windows 8 RT tablet and the reports are that the company is working with Qualcomm and another hardware company to launch Windows 8 RT tablet alongside its flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

Nokia is having all the needed experience for working on Windows tablets. The company already has strong relationship with Windows Phone 8 through the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 800.

We have to see whether this rumors are true or not. Nokia is closely analyzing the markets to see whether there is scope for Windows 8 RT tablets after the sales of Windows 8 were not as high as expected.

Read : Microsoft launches Surface Tablets along with Windows 8

Nokia originally plans to develop a 10-inch Windows 8 RT tablet powered by Qualcomm S4 processors. Nokia wants to ensure that its tablet stands apart from other tablets like the Surface tablets running on Windows 8 RT.

Let’s see further news on what Nokia plans to do with its new plan. Stay tuned and leave your feedbacks on what you think about Nokia’s latest stint.

Source : DigiTimes and T3.com

Nokia Lumia 620 Unveiled – The Most Affordable WP8 Smartphone.

Nokia is getting back in the race of smartphones by launching a new smartphone is the Lumia series. The new Nokia Lumia 620 runs on the latest Microsoft mobile operating system and has been launched with an aim to target youngsters with its youthful design.

Nokia Lumia 620

The new Nokia Lumia 620 will surely attract some great attention with its attractive price tag, youthful design and a S4 Snapdragon chipset. The smartphone has a 3.8-inch ClearBlack WVGA screen that runs on 800×480 resolution. The smartphone includes a 5 megapixel rear camera and a front facing VGA camera. Nokia Lumia 620 has a memory storage capacity of 8 GB but the smartphone also supports microSD for more storage.

The device is powered by a two Krait CPU cores clocked at 1GHz, the Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB of RAM. The video recording capacity is also quite good at 720p@30 fps.

The new Nokia Lumia 620 has upgraded the style quotient and offers the smartphone in seven different colors with exchangeable shells. The Lumia 620 runs Windows Phone 8 and being a part of the Lumia series, the smartphone will have access to the exclusive Nokia Drive App, thus providing free lifetime voice-guided navigation and offline access.

The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with the usual set of connectivity options for a WP8 smartphone – WiFi, GPS, 2G and 3G with HSDPA support. Nokia claims that Lumia 620 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet.

The new Nokia Lumia 620 is priced at $249, excluding taxes and will begin the selling by January 2013 in Asia, followed by Europe and Middle East and expanding further.

So what do you think of this new smartphone unveiled by Nokia? Will it be able to bring Nokia back in the smartphones race? Do comment below with your feedback if the new Nokia Lumia 620 bring about a change in the market.

Why Nokia Was Dethroned From The Numero Uno Spot ??

NOKIA ….. The name that ruled the mobile market a few years back is now been sidelined by other giants. The two leading smartphone makers – Samsung and Apple, has taken over the smartphone market and Samsung especially stormed the mobile world by launching different handsets in almost all the price range.

Nokia Dethroned

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There are other dominant mobile firms like Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony but the progress that Samsung made by focusing on its flagship Galaxy series and targeting every potential buyer is commendable. Apple always ruled the smart world with its iPhone but now faces stiff competition from Samsung. No one can deny the fact that today Samsung and Apple are the two smartphone makers that rule the world.

Read : Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Unveiled – Is it Up To the Hype??

So why did Nokia not getting back in the race? What’s the problem with the Finnish firm that once ruled the market now getting no attention? Let’s see.

Nokia Ruled Because of its Easy to Use Mobiles.

Nokia got to the number one spot in 1998 because the firm manufactured such mobile phones that were quite easy to use and had all the features (Since it was 1998). People of all the classes became quite accustomed to the Nokia models that buying mobile from any other brand was total stupidity. The simple OS, the clean interface, the dynamic design and the strong battery life; these were enough for convincing any person to become their customers.

So when every one was quite happy with their mobile phones and their services, why did it got off from the top spot? There’s got to be some reason.

The BIG Reason – The Symbian OS

The biggest reason that Nokia lost its spot is its OS. There is nothing unique in the Symbian OS, no proper apps, games or unique features. It released the Symbian Anna OS but still it is Symbian.

Compare Symbian with Android or iOS, it won’t be able to stay there for long. The OVI Store consists of nothing worth mentioning. The mobile phones released looks too good but once you are in you find nothing different. If you buy a small budget Nokia or a high-end Nokia mobile, you won’t find any extra features. Just a little camera upgrade or some unnoticed tweaks.

Samsung snatched the top spot because it started rolling out devices with Android OS which started becoming a hit among youngsters and later on impressed every class of people. Android OS has a lot of features to talk about. A never ending apps market, addictive games, Google support and new features are added up every now and then. Just take a look at the history of Android. Talking about Apple’s iOS, it has ruled since the inception of the first iPhone and still going strong with iOS 6 being rolled out. So when there are two strong contenders in the battlefield, Nokia failed to protect its spot with Symbian.

Even Windows couldn’t save Nokia.

The Finnish firm tried to regain its position by launching the Lumia smartphone series powered by Windows OS, but it did nothing good. People from all around the world are accustomed to using Windows on their computers only so not many people were eager to use it. It did get a good response and many people appreciated the Windows phone but it couldn’t generate the mush expected hype.

So is it OVER for Nokia ?

Can’t say about that. Nokia is not a unaware with the market trends. It just failed to sense that the taste of the people was changing. People were getting familiar with new and advanced technology. While Samsung hit gold by sensing this change, Nokia continued to serve the same food.

Read : Nokia N1 Concept Phone runs on Android 4.0 [Rumor]

Nokia can regain its position and become a strong competitor if it shake hands with Android OS or try to redevelop its own Symbian OS. If only can it recognize the taste of today’s tech-savvy people, then and then only can it provide a tough competition to the leading smartphone makers.

So what do you think? Can Nokia get back to the top spot again?

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Author Bio: This is a Guest Post written by Ben Parker who works for sell iPad. Apart from this website he loves writing about Android and iPhone related stuff.