The Flaghsip of Nokia Goes on A High With Nokia Lumia 1020, The Camera Of Magnificance

Nokia recently took the wraps off its latest Lumia 1020 to launch it with a bang with a huge 41-megapixel camera that’s unmatched in the world of mobile phones. Let’s see how this latest device weighs up against its own flagship device- the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 920.

Specifications Lumia 1020 Lumia 925 Lumia 920
Display 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + IPS LCD
Resolution 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768
Processor Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960
Graphics Adreno 225 Adreno 225 Adreno 225
Pixel density 334 ppi 334 ppi 334 ppi
Memory 2GB 1GB 1GB
Glass Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass 2
Storage 32GB 16GB, 32GB 32GB
Camera Rear 41-MP OIS f/2.2 6-element lens 8.7-MP OIS f/2.0 6-element lens 8.7-MP OIS f/2.0 5-element lens
Camera front 1.2-MP 1.2-MP 1.2-MP
Camera Flash Type Xenon + Dual-LED Dual-LED Dual-LED
Video recording 1080p 1080p 1080p
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 3.0 3.0
Connectivity NFC NFC NFC
Battery 2,000mAh 2,000mAh 2,000mAh
Weight 157.6 grams 139 grams 185 grams
Color options White, yellow, black Silver, grey White, black, yellow, grey, red
Dimensions 130.3 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm 127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5 mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.4mm 8.5mm 10.7mm
Body material Polycarbonate Plastic rear, aluminum sides Polycarbonate
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Wireless charging support Yes, with accessory cover Yes, with accessory cover Yes, built-in

 

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Apple iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy S5 Need To Watch Out: Nokia Launches Lumia 1020 With a Huge 41-MP Camera

Designed with the highest camera quality ever, Nokia on Thursday unveiled the much-anticipated Lumia 1020, with a powerful 41-megapixel camera.

Hoping to emerge out of shadows, Nokia aims to stay at peak among rivals including Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple IPhone 6. The camera quality of Lumia 1020 is bigger than the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 that’s 8 and 16 megapixels respectively. However, there’s one major feature the device lacks- apps. The Lumia 1020 houses only 160,000 apps, whereas rivals hold about five times as many apps.

In a bid to stay in competition, Samsung also last month uncovered a Galaxy S4 version with 16MP camera and Xenon flash on the back.

Nevertheless, with the latest Lumia 1020, the Finnish mobile maker is hoping to make a comeback with a bang.

With the latest Dual Capture technology, the device can take two shots simultaneously, one at 38-megapixel resolution for photo editing and the other at 5-megapixel for uploads to social media.

The Lumia 1020 also houses the Nokia Pro Camera app and Nokia Rich Recording video capturing technology.

Designed with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ Amoled display, the Lumia 1020 runs a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The handset holds a 2,000mAh battery.

Starting July 26th, the Lumia 1020 will carry a price tag of $299.99 with a two-year contract in the US via AT&T carrier.

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Devices of Superlatives: Apple iPhone 6 Vs. Nokia’s Lumia 1020

With focus on looks, rising camera resolution, innovative features and specifications, it’s no doubt that both Apple’s iPhone 6 and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 are going to be high-cost devices. A look at what all these smartphones will offer. The answer: just about everything. Read on to explore more.

Expected to hold a bigger screen, speculations surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 indicate towards 4.7 and 5.7-inch variants. Some reports claim the smartphone to hold an ultra-sensitive transparent touchscreen. With a 13-megapixel camera, the iPhone 6 will brag Apple next improved and fast quad-core A7 processor and iOS 7. Hoping for a June 2014 release, multiple rumors say Apple is working on a blend of metal and plastic body for the iPhone 6. With 1080p Full HD resolution, the smartphone will brag a better 4G LTE network along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and wireless charging feature.

Now let’s go on to the next in line, Nokia Limits 1020. Expected to roll out on July 11th this year, this device is speculated to sport a huge 41-megapixel camera. We also hear of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor running the device. This Windows 8 Phone might carry a 4.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Probably being waterproof, the device will hold a 2000mAh battery with either a metal or polycarbonate body. That still stays unclear.

However, plans, specifications and features of both the giants for their devices will be revealed soon as these high-cost smartphones hit the market.… Read the rest

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41MP Cam & Quad-core Processor In Nokia Lumia 1020 To Bring Down HTC One

Earlier touted as the Nokia EOS, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is expected to officially arrive on July 11th in New York.

Marketed on a huge 41-megapixel rear camera, this feature will be the device’s biggest selling point if rumors are to be believed. This Windows Phone 8 device will boast a powerful Xenon flash on the rear to capture clear and vivid shots.

The smartphone is also marked to be the first Nokia device holding powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which will make it stand in completion with other successful giants such as the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z.

Expected to sport 4.5-inch display, the Lumia 1020 might roll out with a 720p resolution. However, some reports also hint towards a 768 x 1280 AMOLED display while few others indicate towards a 720 x 1280 OLED screen.

Considering the battery, the smartphone will sport a 2000mAh battery, locked into a unibody case. The Lumia 1020 might also hold 32GB of internal storage with a microSD slot.

Good news for those who love listening to radio, the Lumia 1020 is expected to come fitted with a FM radio transmitter.

However, Nokia hasn’t spilled the beans on whether the device will sport a metal or polycarbonate body. Certain reports indicate that the smartphone might come waterproof, hence with a full aluminum body.

Well, just few more days until July 11th when the day shall itself reveal all that the Nokia Lumia 1020 holds.… Read the rest

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Are Slashed Prices of AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 Marking Way for the Entry of Nokia EOS?

Walmart has recently slashed the prices of the Nokia Lumia 920, offering the device for $39.99 on a two-year contract. Whereas, AT&T is selling it for $99.99 on a two-year contract.
With the slash in prices, it seems like the retailers are preparing for the launch of Nokia’s upcoming EOS. Expected to head to AT&T, the Nokia EOS is a top-end smartphone, powered by Windows Phone 8 (WP8).
With the launch of Nokia EOS, it is expected that the demand of the Lumia 920 will be affected. Launched in November 2012, the Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone that got Nokia good fortunes.
Among other smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 925 was released on T-Mobile and the Lumia 928 on Verizon. Both the devices were rolled out with minor updates as compared to the Lumia 920.
Whereas considering the Nokia EOS, the smartphone is expected to hit the market with a huge and impressive 41-megapixel rear-facing camera with Xenon flash to offer better picture quality even in low light conditions.
Certain pictures of the device that leaked online show it to be similar in design as compared to the Lumia 920. The pictures show the smartphone with a bump at the back to support the massive camera.
However, plans regarding the release or pricing of the Nokia EOS is not revealed as yet.… Read the rest

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Metal Body of Nokia Lumia 925 Raises Concerns, Would It Be Able To Beat HTC and Samsung

Slated to release sometime in early June, Nokia Lumia 925 has already raised a few concerns. Certain reports indicate that Nokia is rolling out its upcoming device with an aluminum body. Now the plot thickens around the Finnish firm as the 925 is going to be the first in Lumia series with a metal body. This reason has compelled consumers to feel that the 925 will suffer from issues regarding antenna and reception performance.

However, to clear the air regarding this issue, Nokia released a statement on Thursday, May 23 via its official blog saying, “This [the phone’s metal exterior] looks gorgeous, and adds robustness to the phone. But what’s worth noting is that it does not impact on the strength of the signal you’ll be able to receive on the phone.”

Nokia states that the aluminum ring that the Lumia 925 is made of, in fact acts as an element of the devices’ antenna.

The firm’s blog post states that the Nokia Lumia 925 will have three antennas, the main one being at the base of the device and two others close to the top. There are also stripes on the device to keep the metal ring around the phone separated from the antennas to make sure there’s no problem with the performance.

Continuing its stance, Nokia writes, “Nokia-specific technology incorporated within the antenna solution maximi[z]es its use of radio bands – whether you’re on GSM, WCDMA or LTE networks. It will also adjust the ‘balance of power’ between the antennas according to how you’re holding your phone.”

The blog post ends by Nokia saying that unless users deliberately try to disrupt the antenna performance of the Lumia 925 by holding both hands over every edge of the phone, the metal handset will work just as well as a polycarbonate one. “So relax,” Nokia says, “and enjoy Nokia Lumia 925 and its sleek design, any way you like.”

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Vs Nokia Lumia Phablet : Samsung Has A New Rival on The Block…

Nokia, the firm that once dominated the smartphone market, is now hoping to get back into the game by plunging into the tablet market in direct competition to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If we see more phablets coming up, Nokia is where most of the action will be. The Finland-based company recently launched new models of interesting smartphones. The intent was clear, to keep its head on the same level as rival Samsung.

However, certain reports indicate that Nokia won’t be launching the Nokia Lumia 6-inch Windows 8-powered phablet anytime before 2014. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is scheduled to come out some time in between July and October this year, meaning that Nokia has a chance to be a competitor to Samsung as the former plans to launch its tab few months after the latter’ release.

We also hear that Nokia Lumia phablet will cost approximately in between $630 to $770. Recently, there were speculations that Nokia was the on the lookout for suppliers to create smartphones with a bigger screen.

Interestingly, it is believed that Nokia Lumia phablet will be launched with full HD resolutions, which makes it more feasible to be an alternative to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that’s thought to come out with 1080p 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display.

Also the GDR3 update for the Windows phones will support quad-core processors, which means Nokia Lumia phablet will come with either a Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon 800 CPU. This qualifies the Nokia phablet to be a direct competitor to the Exynos 5 Octa-powdered Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Now Out in Stores for $150

For those of you waiting in line to bag the stylish T-Mobile Nokia Lumia, pull up your socks folks, the wait is now over. Get your skates on and move to the local store as we hear that T-Mobile is now offering the Nokia Lumia 521 smartphone in its retail stores and on its website.

A good low price, Windows Phone 8 operating system, and Nokia’s apps and services are some of the features that make this smartphone a success. An exciting feature of letting users make calls via Wi-Fi using T-Mobile’s coverage makes the device quite appealing. This, however, marks Nokia Lumia 521 to be the first Windows smartphone to get Wi-Fi calling element. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

T-Mobile took out a press release to spread the word about having Nokia Lumia 521 in its stores, to ensure that nobody really misses out on the opportunity.

The press release read, “Beginning May 22, the Nokia Lumia 521- an exclusive to T-Mobile- will be available online at http://www.T-Mobile.com, at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers for $29.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $5 0% APR O.A.C for well-qualified customers with the new Simple Choice Plan.”

A device made in class, the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 features 4-inch 245 ppi (pixels per inch) 800 x 480 display. The smartphone operates on 1GHz dual-core processor and offer users 8GB of internal storage along with 512MB of RAM. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera at the back with 720p HD video recording feature. The smartphone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. It runs on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and offers download speeds of up to 21Mbps. The removable 1,430 mAh battery offers 9 hours of continuous talktime along with 330 hours of standby.

The entry level Nokia Lumia 521 smartphone can be bagged at a very good price of $150. There’s also a scheme, where customers make a down payment of $30, and pay 24 monthly installments of just $5 to own the device outright. Sounds like a great scheme. So have you taken your pick?… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 928 Vs Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: To Tower The Moguls, Nokia Needs to Get Aggresive

Nokia finally showcased its two new high end smartphones, the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928, in its Windows Phone 8 lineup.  The phones look good, are feature rich and powerful, but if they really want to tower over Apple’s and Samsung’s offerings, Nokia really needs to work on an aggressive PR strategy to spread the word.

The Galaxy S4 has recently hit the markets and Samsung’s been marketing the phone real hard so it can go on to become as successful as the Galaxy S3. And even though Apple is yet to confirm the next-gen iPhone, rumors about the upcoming iPhone 5S/6 are doing the rounds of the tech community every single day.

When you look at the Lumia range, you can see just how hard Nokia has worked on each and every device. The Lumia range provides a great Windows Phone experience, but even then, it accounts for a very small share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Android and iOS.

However, Nokia has admitted the need for an aggressive marketing campaign and has promised something spectacular over the coming weeks. A good start is its commercial which shows Apple and Samsung fans coming to blows at a wedding while Lumia users sit all smug watching them. But that’s not enough to get the world to start talking about the new Lumia smartphones.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 Not Enough to Restore, Nokia’s lost Glory, Shareholder Threatening The CEO

Nokia made quite a gamble when it chose to make Windows Phone based smartphones a couple of years ago. And even if it didn’t do quite well initially, the Lumia 920 launched last year running on Windows Phone 8 did get quite some positive feedback from the market. But looks like it’s not done enough to restore Nokia’s former glory – the company’s CEO received quite some threats from its shareholders during a meeting held recently.
Now, you can’t blame the investors – it’s been a while since they’ve been waiting to see some success. But it’s still not been able to reach anywhere close to the likes of Apple and Samsung. While Samsung sold 69.7 million phones and Apple managed to sell 37.4 million iPhones during the last quarter, Nokia managed to sell just 5.6 million Lumia smartphones during the same period.
The shareholders are pressing Nokia to diversify beyond making just Windows Phone based smartphones. And according to rumors, the company did try to do so too – apparently Nokia tried to get Palm’s webOS before HP acquired it.
Investors have seen the success Samsung has experienced with this strategy and would like Nokia to follow suit. In terms of innovation, Nokia comes nowhere close to Apple, so you can imagine their frustration at the falling brand value.
Analysts have also criticized the nomenclature adopted by Nokia for its Lumia range of smartphones – they say it isn’t easy for consumers to distinguish between the various Lumia models. Even though the company has managed to become the leader when it comes to Windows Phone, it’s still just a big fish in a small pond. But does that mean we could see Nokia getting into Android?… Read the rest

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