The Nokia Lumia 1020: everything old is new again

Posted by Emory Kale

How does the Nokia Lumia 1020 compare with the best of the rest? It has a giant 41 Megapixel camera, but how deep do you want your selfies to go anyhow? Well, it is an impressive piece of hardware.

The Lumia 1020 is a Windows phone. It won't get the same respect as iOS and Android phones, but it does have a lot of impressive hardware qualifications. Just check out the following specs:

Dimensions
 
  • Height: 130.4 mm
  • Width: 71.4 mm
  • Thickness: 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 158.0 g
  • Volume: 96.9 cm3
 
Display and User Interface
 
  • Display size: 4.5 inch
  • Display resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768) 
  • Display features: PureMotion HD+, Brightness control, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sculpted glass, Easy to clean, Nokia Glance screen, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) 
  • Aspect ratio: 15:9 
  • Pixel density: 334.0 ppi
  • Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch 
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer
Hardware
 
  • SIM card type: Micro SIM 
  • Charging connectors: Charging Pads, Micro-USB
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
  • USB: USB 2.0 
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
  • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
  • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 
  • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
  • NFC: Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Pairing, Tagging
  • Other wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi Channel bonding 
Data Network
 
  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • LTE network bands2: 2, 4, 5, 17
  • LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps 
  • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps 
  • WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 42.2 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 
Power Management
 
  • Battery capacity: 2000.0 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
  • Removable battery: No 
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 8.2 h
  • Maximum talk time (3G): 12.5 h
  • Maximum music playback time: 53.0 Hour(s)
  • Video playback time: 6.8 h
  • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 5.5 Hour(s)
Processor
 
  • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 
  • Processor type: Dual-core 1.5 GHz 
Memory
 
  • User data storage: In device, SkyDrive cloud storage
  • RAM: 2 GB 
  • Mass memory: 32 GB 
  • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
Photography
 
  • Main camera sensor: 41 MP, PureView 
  • Main camera focus type: Auto focus 
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes 
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2 
  • Camera focal length: 26.0 mm
  • Camera minimum focus range: 15.0 cm
  • Camera image formats: JPEG 
  • Flash type: Xenon flash 
  • Flash operating range: 4.0 m
  • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
  • Main camera features
  • Main camera - other features: Optical image stabilization, PureView, Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens optics
  • Digital camera add-ons: Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision, PhotoBeamer, Creative Studio
  • Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
  • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
  • Secondary camera - other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call, HD 1.2 MP wide angle

Compared to what the big 2 have to offer, and the last iteration of the Lumia, what do you think of Nokia now?