- 07-11-2013, 12:12 PM #1
This is just my opinion but for any of us that already own a 920 (or other variant) I can't see this is as a worth while upgrade. It's literally the same phone with an improved camera. While I was very excited for this phone to come it would have been great to see other improvements along with the camera. I really hope this isn't Nokia's official sucessor to the 920.
However what I would like to see is this camera tech carried over to a more updated model. Slightly larger screen, better cpu etc.. I know a lot is yet to come with GDR3 but I feel they should've just teased everyone officially today and held on to the EOS to include in a few higher end models with newer specs.
- 07-11-2013, 12:17 PM #3
Well, this thing has 2GB of RAM plus it will come in a 64 GB variant. Incremental upgrades, but nonetheless nice upgrades. It's up to Microsoft to push WP8 now.
And don't forget there are additional APIs the allow cool camera apps on the 1020.
07-11-2013, 12:22 PM #4
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Nokia has opened the door wide open with such a lackluster specs bump. The fact its not 64GB is going to be a big hindrance.... Plus a 2000 mah battery is just a flipping joke for such a powerful camera.
Personally, looks like Sony now has the upper hand if and when it decides to release the Sony Honami. Not only does it run android, it also has Snapdragon 800, expandable SD to 100 GB total (with 64 GB microsd slot), and also 3000+ mAH battery.
Probably will go for same price if not less than this phone.
Sorry Nokia you flopped big time, $299 for an ON contract phone is putting it DoA. Remember when you put an aggressive $450 off contract + free wireless charger for the 920?!
07-11-2013, 12:26 PM #7
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Well for stalkers and and legal stalkers (paparazzi) who don't want to get caught out with their long zoom lenses attached to giant cameras, it is a worthy upgrade. I mean you could pretend to be in a call when actually you're taking pics or vids of someone a few yards away from you.
- 07-11-2013, 12:26 PM #8
I don't know.. I'm trying to be excited about it but there's no way I'm dropping $600 on the exact same phone lol. This is even less of an upgrade than going from an iPhone 4 to a 4s! However, if I was a photographer well it's a worthwhile upgrade.
So I assume then this is supposed to appeal to people who haven't jumped on the Lumia bandwagon yet? Or people that are ready from an upgrade from the WP7.5 phones?
07-11-2013, 12:35 PM #12
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In fact the Snapdragon 800 is showing 1.75X faster then the S4 Pro. Its a no contest really.
I refuse to support evolution rather then innovation. 920 was innovative phone, this is a goddam step backwards (No wireless charging really?!)
07-11-2013, 12:38 PM #13
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I cannot believe there is no wireless charging built in (and the only way to get it is that super thick camera grip accessory)? I'll stick with the 920 until they figure out how to deliver a flagship experience that doesn't degrade what I already have.
07-11-2013, 12:41 PM #14
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tbh, it makes more sense if you put "to 920" at the end of your title :P
i don't think this is meant to "lure" 920 users to upgrade, it's meant to compete at the highest level against Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom (beat down the new kid on the block? lol)
to me, definitely the upgrade i am looking for, still on the 800 :)
now if there is just a promotion and Telus have it... not liking Rogers at the moment but they seem to be the biggest supporter for WP in Canada atm so I'll give them some slack
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07-11-2013, 12:47 PM #16
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No, it isn't a worthy upgrade. Just like a Lumia 920 isn't really a worthy upgrade to a Lumia 820. It's a new series of phones that sits above the flagship device.
Take a look at Nokia's approach. The first generation of Nokia Windows Phones was tiered as follows:
We're currently on the second:
Nokia worked for some time on making lower end devices. Now they worked their way up slightly. I'd expect a third generation announcement to show up between September and November.
- 07-11-2013, 12:51 PM #17
I came from L610, had it for a year, liked the OS that much, wanted to get a 920, but 925 was announced so waited out and got it on pre-order straight away, with the 1020 announced and rumors leaked i was happy with my decision, it has NO increased specs in terms of cpu or storage options, it has an extra 1gb of ram due to the camera sensor size. It lacks the wireless charging that the 920 has, but that phone was heavy, which is why i opted for the 925, its slim compared to other flagship phones from other ecosystems like the HTC One and iPhone 5.
The 1020 is great for those coming to windows phone and want to boast about the megapixels, but phone photography doesn't appeal to me much.
07-11-2013, 01:05 PM #20
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Would i like to see higher spec lumia sure.
But this isn't meant to be it.
It's a l920 tweaked for size and weight, with the most advanced camera on a phone.
Probably meant for people who really take photography seriously, something to use when they don't have main camera on them.
People who would spend same amount on just the camera lense as the full cost of phone.
If you have any lumia wp8 it isn't meant as an upgrade for you unless your a real shutter bug.
Same way the other l920 variants wasn't.
Personally i think they made mistake with model number because does imply it is something other than a variant with super camera.
Don't understand why they don't like to put sd slot on their top end products though.
- 07-11-2013, 01:19 PM #21
My girl works as a photographer and is currently using the original HTC Titan. This is going to be a sizable upgrade for her. Even better considering she knows how to take advantage of the camera software. I got my 920 in late December and it only came out November 2012. Can't say I'm surprised that Nokia didn't do a massive overhaul of the hardware. Plus new SOCS, drivers, and engineering costs money. That's not always financially feasible when you're struggling like Nokia. Those added costs will hurt Nokia's profit margins if the 1020 isn't a runaway success."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 07-11-2013, 02:15 PM #22
I've got a Lumia 710 that I bought off contract for $130 last year but I'm not ready to upgrade just yet. I'm still fine with WP7.8 since I mostly just use the device for calls, text messages and browsing via WiFi. It's 5MP camera is good enough. If I had to upgrade today, the 520 would be suitable for me.
- 07-11-2013, 02:18 PM #23
Lets put it this way, the general consumer is not going to buy this device, enthusiasts are going to get a Galaxy or a One. That leaves the few of us here who want nice camera on our WP.
- 07-11-2013, 02:24 PM #24
but this phone is NOT meant for the general consumer...it is meant for the camera phone market! so i'm sure it will find a good amount of success among those who like this type of phone (photographers for example)!
if you're a general consumer, just wait for the 920 successor - it still isn't out there and won't be till the end of the year!
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