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Nokia Lumia 1020

86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

The Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone we've used so far and offers the best camera in the industry, though it's a little difficult to hold comfortably.

Pros
  • Best-in-class imaging experience
  • Good battery life
  • Smooth performance
  • Solid build quality and materials
  • Beautiful display
Cons
  • Awkward and slightly uncomfortable to hold
  • Has a few bugs
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

100
dangish
Best phone for any enthusiast. It may not have the horsepower in a lot of the...read more
100
puzder
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
RedmisfitX
Hands down the best Windows Phone ever made. Incredible Camera, Crisp Performance...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
4.522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (2000 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (41 megapixels) (Video, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Wmv) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280x768)
Pixel density
334 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other features

NFC or RFID payment
Yes