We were able to attend the launch of the new Nokia Lumia 1020 at the Ayala Museum last night and I gotta say, for the first time in my smartphone-toting existence, I found a phone that is good enough to make me want to switch from using an iPhone.
I think everyone has had that disappointing experience of sharing that beautifully captured night shot that you took using your phone on your social media accounts, only to see later on that on the much bigger screen of your laptop or computer, the photo you took is pixelated beyond repair. The Nokia Lumia 1020 was created with exactly that in mind - since captured memories aren't supposed to be exclusive to your mobile phone display.
With a 41 megapixel sensor, six lens optics with optical image stabilization, manual settings control for exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus that you can automatically see on the screen as you make the adjustments - the Nokia Lumia 1020 is must have for anyone that wants to keep an above-decent documentation of their day-to-day whatnot, travels and even important events. Simply put, the quality output of the Lumia 1020 allows you to publish photos on your social media accounts (or even have them printed) that look as good as the way you see them on your mobile phones.
While I wouldn't recommend that you throw away your DSLR's just yet, the Nokia Lumia 1020 offers a more than decent alternative and gives you the option to travel with a little less weight to carry or attend a dress-up event without a bulky camera cramping your style.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be released in select PH stores starting October 11, 2013. Available colors are yellow, white and black. Retail price is P35,650 with the free Nokia Camera Grip (valued at P4,000 but will not be sold separately) through Nokia Stores, authorized retailers and local operators with attractive data plans.
41 megapixel sensor captures the sharpest images with details never thought possible from a smartphone
Nokia Pro Camera boosts creativity through simple and easy to use controls usually reserved for the expert photographer
Nokia Rich Recording delivers distortion free stereo audio in the loudest environments
Comes with the only fully integrated and true offline Global maps experience from the HERE location suite Nokia original accessories
Nokia Camera Grip PD-95G –Confidence to take the perfect shot • Built-in extra battery for longer usage
Ergonomic grip with a two-stage camera key • Universal tripod mount
Nokia Wireless Charging Cover CC-3066 – Effortless charging just a snap away • Enable wireless charging with form fitting Qi compliant snap-on cover
JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia MD-100W
Nokia Purity Pro Stereo Headset by Monster (BH-940)
Nokia Wireless Charging Car Charger CR-200 Colours
Yellow, white, black Operating times
Maximum talk time (3G): 13.3 h
Standby time: 16 Days
Video Playback time: 6.8 hours
Music Playback time: 63 hours
Operating system: Windows Phone 8
Networks: GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 8
Speed: HSPA+: DL Cat 24, dual carrier 42.1 Mbps/UL Cat6 5.76Mbps
HERE location and mapping service; free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+, free HERE transit available in the store
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB internal user memory; 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage
Display: 4.5’’ AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, Clear Black, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, Super Sensitive Touch for nail and glove usage, Nokia Glance Screen
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Camera: PureView 41MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens ZEISS optics, high resolution zoom 3x, autofocus, xenon Flash, LED for video, 1080p video at 30fps. Includes Nokia Pro Camera app and Nokia Smart Camera app. Secondary camera: HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Size: 130.4x71.4x10.4 mm, Weight: 158 g
Connectivity: USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector
Battery: 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via accessory cover
Audio: IHF speakers, 2 microphones, Nokia Rich Recording, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm AV connector Nokia sales package accessories
Battery: Pre-installed (BV-5XW)
Guides: User guide booklet
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