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Nokia Lumia 1020 Black 32GB (AT by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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Nokia Lumia 1020, Black 32GB (AT&T)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 182 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 5.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.6   above average
Camera4.5   average
Screen4.5   above average
Video4.3   average
Image4.2   above average
Battery3.9   above average
Windows3.9   average
Photo3.8   average
iPhone2.9   below average
Android2.2   mediocre


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Android

Android:
"I have always been an Android fan, but recently due to money problems i had to switch to a prepaid windows phone."
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"I really like the S4 and Android, but it had terrible battery life."
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"I've used Samsung products before, mostly, but don't like the bloat and I've never really been satisfied with Android."
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"Overall the phone is a decent smart phone but for me it was to hard to jump over to windows from a Android phone."
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"The Android system was confusing and looks like a 7th grader designed it after searching the web for web icons."
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"The phone is slow..apps have limited functionality compared to their Apple and Android countetparts."
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"The Windows operating system outperforms all versions of Android by a long shot."
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"I see a lot of people on here complaining about the battery life but its decent compared to a lot of android phones I've had."
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"It is nothing like my familiar Android but I was able to adapt to it quicker."
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"I've owned every type of smartphone (Apple, Android and WP), this by far is the best of the bunch for my particular needs."
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"All features that my Android did with ease."
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Battery

Battery:
"Only negative, battery, dont really know if is this particular phone or affects all 1020s, but phone barely last a day with moderate usage."
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"I see a lot of people on here complaining about the battery life but its decent compared to a lot of android phones I've had."
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"I really like the S4 and Android, but it had terrible battery life."
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"Its a good phone, syncs well with Windows 8 and has a nice display and solid frame but it lacks apps, has terrible battery life, and the camera is not all its cracked up to be."
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"Battery life on the phone wasn't that good the first few days i had it, it seemed to burn through a charge in about 14 hours."
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"While the phone CAN play nicely the games, in a few minutes will overheat and drain battery like its no tomorrow (less than 2 hours and battery run flat in gaming)."
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"I see a lot of people on here complaining about the battery life but its decent compared to a lot of android phones I've had."
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"And with Windows 8 being known as an OS that was easy on battery life I took the plunge."
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"Battery life is fantastic, I've gone an entire day with battery left over without changing up user habits over the S4.There are a few downsides that I am happy enough to overlook, but everyone may not be."
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Camera

Camera:
"This phone had limited functionality to begin with, and was quite the disappointment, other than the camera."
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"The only complaint i had was that it wasnt fast enough for my needs and the camera wasnt too great."
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"It doesn't work on the 1020.The 1020 has other great redeeming features:- the camera has really great color and if something is fairly near you the detail from 48 pixels is truly amazing."
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"Its a good phone, syncs well with Windows 8 and has a nice display and solid frame but it lacks apps, has terrible battery life, and the camera is not all its cracked up to be."
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"Honestly... you will not be able to find a more solid phone with great camera and all day battery life."
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"The camera doesn't perform as well as a point-and-shoot when it comes to photos with a lot of motion, such as capturing our kids or dog, but night and daytime photos are excellent."
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"Great phone, AWESOME camera."
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"great phone nice camera"
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"In Camera department I will not speak much, because there are very good reviews of it."
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"Its a excellent phone even without taking in account the very nice camera."
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"The only thing this was good for was the camera."
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Image

Image:
"- The lens has optical image stabilization but it's not very good."
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")My 3-star rating can be broken up as: 5-stars for the camera, 1-star for file photo management, and 3-stars for the rest of the phone."
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"I realize that the zoom in capability of the pro image minimizes this problem, but I just keep running into it."
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"Dated phone, cant stand win OS, does email OK and takes nice pics (if slowly) nothing else, GPS navigation is an absolute joke compared to google."
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"Best zoom and phenomenal quality pics."
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"I've done head to head picture comparisons with an iPhone 6 and this takes far superior pics."
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"It's good enough for stills - so you can take a photo in precarious situations - but it's worse than any actual video camera."
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"Some notes about the camera:- This is a 42 megapixel 28mm 2.2 lens camera with a large sensor - sensor size is as important in image quality as mp- It can save to a nice optimized jpg or to raw - raw is the ultimate if you'll edit tone or brightness later but that involves software, time, and expertise."
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Photo

Photo:
"The camera doesn't perform as well as a point-and-shoot when it comes to photos with a lot of motion, such as capturing our kids or dog, but night and daytime photos are excellent."
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"------- IGNORE MY REVIEW BELOW ----------- FOR NOWI recently have something of a problem in taking photos!"
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"(Micro SD cards in phones are notoriously faulty and I do not trust my photos to them, even for the time from taking them to a time that they can be backed up.)"
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"Great photos! "
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"It takes really good low light photos."
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"Fantastic photos and structurally a beast."
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"Great photos and is fast nice phone."
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"Amazing photos, but there are so many settings that you won't be utilizing it to it's fullest potential unless you understand how to use the settings."
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Quality

Quality:
"In a battle of fortune, the 1020s full res pictures are almost 10MB a piece, that's great because you really are getting full quality pictures but not so great because you will eat into that chunk of free space alarmingly quickly if you take a moderate amount of pictures."
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"The phone had reception issues and would drop calls when I was standing still in places my Lumia 900 had full LTE coverage and call quality was genuinely poor, on top of the signal problems that first 1020 had issues where Bluetooth would disconnect every 5 minutes or so."
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"Best zoom and phenomenal quality pics."
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"Camera quality is very good, pictures and videos are outstanding quality if you know what you are doing."
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"Nokia Lumia 1020 is good quality, mid sized phone."
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"Screen quality is very good, 720p resolution is perfect for the screen size."
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Screen

Screen:
"Not to mention the screen glitches that make constant restarts a necessity."
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"The screen is the only thing that is not perfect."
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"The screen is very good, sharp and with good colors."
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"You can barely distinguish the black bezel from the black pixels rendered on the screen, so it seamlessly transitions from the screen to the frame of the phone."
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"The screen is beautiful."
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"Screen quality is very good, 720p resolution is perfect for the screen size."
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Video

Video:
"IPTV format videos runs for 10 seconds and then quits with an error."
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"Though, I hate video streaming on this OS since I could not figure out a way to slide the bar to appropriate time of the play."
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"Camera quality is very good, pictures and videos are outstanding quality if you know what you are doing."
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"I would recommend this phone to photography enthusiasts as well as people who like to take lots of videos and photos."
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"The video has the same beautiful color as stills, and digital zoom is great when you're starting with 42 megapixels!"
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"Great windows phone and I love the spectacular pictures videos that you can take and share with ease! "
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"It takes great pictures and videos."
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Windows

Windows:
"More windows phone problem."
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"Windows phone problem."
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", wont dissapoint and it will be updated soon to Windows 10 Mobile, Im currently running the Preview and it runs well and im excited of whats to come about WindowsPhone! "
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"Apps are not compatible with the Windows phone, it does about a third of what my Galaxy did, the camera worked great at first, but 4 months after I got the phone it wouldn't focus on objects up close, even large objects and now I can not take video because the camera makes an awful squeaky sound as it tries (and fails) to focus."
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"I have always been an Android fan, but recently due to money problems i had to switch to a prepaid windows phone."
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"Overall the phone is a decent smart phone but for me it was to hard to jump over to windows from a Android phone."
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"The apps are somewhat behind what android offers but windows phone is by no means obsolete or outdated."
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"best Windows Phone to date...had the 1520 too, which had amazing specs, but the 1520 camera placement is made it a pressure point and prone to fractures."
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"The Windows operating system outperforms all versions of Android by a long shot."
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"Best phone that windows has to offer if you want the clear camera too!"
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"If you have a Windows phone and you like it, you'll love this one."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"I thought I was ready for a change and didn't feel like spending the money for a new iphone, but boy was that a mistake!"
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"Within 3 days I switched back to the iphone and it ended up being a very expensive mistake on my part."
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"So I regret switching from my iPhone; Apple certainly had MUCH better service."
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"They did put a back button on phone that is a last action that I always thought my iPhone was missing however they did not include either for internet."
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"I have not been this happy with a phone since the Nokia n95, after the N95 I bought the 3g iphone had a few of them and just 3 weeks ago made the leap of faith that the Nokia Lumia was worth leaving apple, and it is i love it the screen is amazing in bright sun."
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"After using Lumia 1020....it made me feel the Iphone 5 was very mediocre device that i used earlier...Now with Lumia 1020 it felt a clear evolution to an ultimate smartphone experience that cannot be described in words... who says windows is missing apps..i got all the apps I needed and they felt more faster and smoother...the camera is huge...just go for it...its worth the every dollar..."
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"I had an iphone for 6 years prior and I found it to be much easier to use than the operating system with Nokia."
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"I've done head to head picture comparisons with an iPhone 6 and this takes far superior pics."
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"I switched from iPhone to this Nokia phone hesitantly but it ended up being a great choice for me!"
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"It takes good pictures but why do they look far worse than a Iphone 8MP picture unless you have whatever your trying to capture laid on a table with perfect lighting."
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"There's no denying the iPhone is a wonderful phone."
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