Nokia Lumia 1020 – Megapixel God of smartphones!

When mobile phones started including digital camera’s on their spec lists, things started out humbly with 0,3MP being the average and if your cellphone had a 1 Megapixel camera, you were among the elite. So when Nokia sent me the press release of the Nokia Lumia 1020, which brags of a 41 Megapixel sensor in it’s camera, I couldn’t help but read it in detail.

“Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8.”


The camera also comes packed with a built-in xenon flash, a mechanical shutter and even a tripod mount using an accessory called the Nokia Camera Grip. Using Nokia’s PureView HD technology and coupled with Carl Zeiss hardware, I’d be hard-pressed to find any camera on a smartphone anywhere that could even attempt to play in the same ballpark.

Other specs to consider:

  • 4.5″ AMOLED 1280 x 728 Gorilla Glass display
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage
  • Wireless charging
  • LTE
  • HD Video and voice recording


I have to admit, the Lumia design has evolved and the curved Gorilla Glass makes the Nokia Lumia 1020 an incredibly good looking phone and of course running Windows Mobile 8 as the operating system, it’s certainly a pretty interface and it’s simplicity in design makes it a very attractive device to own and use. I’d definitely recommend that if you owned one of these puppies, you get it covered as part of your portable possession ¬†insurance.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Here’s a link to the¬†Nokia Lumia 1020 Full Spec Sheet.


Dee Chetty is a South Africa- and India-educated web junkie. Focusing on strategy and new developments, Dee finds himself pushing the limits of innovation with his ideas. Dee loves open-source, mobile technologies and location-driven applications. He is an Apple fanboy & a die-hard Audi fan.

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