Lumia 1020! Can be lucky for Nokia this time?

Nokia and Microsoft have placed great deal of efforts to serve Windows Phone which is building up a serious challenge to Android and iOS, creating the smart phone game a three-horse race. Nokia once the first choice of consumers has failed to maintain its domination in market.However, it has associated great expectations with its new Lumia smart phone line based on Microsoft Windows software.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Recently company has unveiled Lumia 1020 with a 41 mega pixel sensor proclaiming it will capture and record unimaginable details.By and large, the 1020 has a similar fell as of Nokia  Lumia 900 and Lumia 920. Nokia Lumia 1020 is large in size but not as of phablet and is made of smooth, brightly colored polycarbonate that revolves around the edges to cradle a 4.5in, 1,280 x 768 resolution screen. While using it the lower half of the phone it gets a little warm, therefore the polycarbonate distributes the heat quite evenly. The polycarbonate outer protects the color and makes the scratches less visible.The phone is little bit heavy due to the camera unit but that’s justifiable given what its housing.

The camera projects out very slightly as a black disc (an inch in diameter) on the back and houses the lens, which accompanies a mechanical shutter, a xenon flash and LED light. This bulge will not prevent the cell phone to slide into your pocket though it will not lie flat on table. There is a slight downward tilt on the phone and if you press on the top, it’ll rock.

The built-in softwares are Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Here City Lens, Here Drive+, Here Maps, Here Transit, Nokia Care, Nokia Music, Nokia Pro Cam, Nokia Smart Cam, Panorama, and PhotoBeamer.

Nokia Lumia 1020 is equipped with three camera apps; the standard Windows Phone, Nokia Smart Cam, and Nokia pro Cam.  By default Pro Cam is set which specializes in an excellent collection of trouble-free manual settings. By just dragging the shutter icon on right side of the screen, you’ll be able to tweak exposure, shutter speed, ISO, manual focus and white balance. All this asserts to have the best manual settings; therefore buying Lumia 1020 would be a wise decision.

Nokia Lumia 1020

An entirely new 41MP sensor is incorporated which has very small pixels of 1.12 microns. For enhancing the light sensitivity the new sensor has BSI design which implies it requires less light for the same image quality. The new lens which are surely faster than the old ones (f/2.2 instead of f/2.4) will boost the picture quality.

Optical Image Stabilization is included that also enrich low light photography and equips you make smooth videos instead of wobbly images. Adding on, the xenon flash will give Lumia 1020 an added advantage in dark. Standard WP8 keys (volume rocker), Power/ Lock Key and shutter key are embedded on side. Front- facing camera of 1.2 MP is encompassed in this set.

Through Pro Camera lens it captures two photos at a time, one is of full resolution and the other is oversampled 5MP photo that keeps hold of pretty original details. Without degrading the image quality, one can zoom in up to 3 times for the 5 MP photos providing the flexibility of zoom out and in after the fact and also reframe the photo. Even the focus can be manually adjusted for creative shots.

The zoom in facility is also provided in video recording based on OIS (optical image stabilization) while capturing the scene and it goes up to 4x in 1080p mode and 6x in 720p resolution. For distortion-free sound recording in loud environments the Nokia Lumia 1020 contains two mics, one at top and other at bottom, along with the company’s proprietary Rich Audio Recording. To get the reality saved in your pocket, you need to have Nokia Lumia 1020 which is best mobile to buy in 2013.

The smartphone has 3.5mm audio jack and the micro SIM card tray on top; loudspeaker grill and lanyard eyeletat bottom. Although there’s no micro SD card slot but has a built-in memory of 32GB.

This elite gadget will be available in white, black or yellow color variants. The 41MP camera will not only boost Windows Phone and Nokia but it empowers the user to shakeup the camera world never before. Nokia Lumia 1020 will be presented in market on 26thJuly in US and will be launched before September in parts of Europe and China.

Get hold of this beast and make yourself a professional photographer.

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