Unboxing the 41MP Lumia
When the Nokia Lumia 1020 was officially announced locally we were very critical of the price. We even made fun of it with a rare meme post (which we eventually apologized for, hehe). Today we officially eat our words. After much thought and we decided to actually go and buy a Nokia Lumia 1020 despite having a review unit already provided for by Nokia Philippines. The main reason being is that we accidentally broke our point-and-shoot (Canon S95) camera and we wanted to try out and see if the Lumia 1020 can be a good replacement for it, hehe.
Expect the full review with tons of camera samples soon. You can also check out our initial impressions post that we wrote a few days ago. For now we’d like to kick things off with a refresher on the stats and then we go to the unboxing!
Nokia Lumia 1020 Spec Sheet
- 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor
- Adreno 225 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, no expandable memory
- 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display (768 x 1280 pixels) 332 ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 41-megapixel rear facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics Optical Image Stabilization, auto/manual focus and Xenon flash.
- 1.2 megapixel front facing camera
- LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 2,000 mAh battery
- Windows Phone 8 Amber
Unboxing and Packaging
The Nokia Lumia 1020 came in a massive blue hard carton box. We were a bit stumped about the huge box at first but when we finally got our hands on the box and read the text we saw that it actually included the Camera Grip accessory already inside. Nokia is really pushing this as a bundle and we will definitely include the usability of the camera grip in our full review.
Moving on, unboxing was very straightforward. We removed the tape, pulled off the top lid, and were greeted by the Lumia 1020 in plastic and the Camera Grip in a blister pack.
We decided to go for the white one because yellow was to playful for us and the black one seemed dull. We picked up the phone and it definitely felt more solid, compact, and a little bit lighter compared to its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 920. This form factor lends itself well to one-handed use making it a smartphone first and an entertainment device second.
The 41-megapixel sensor at the back stood out the most mainly due to sheer size. The focus on this device is definitely on the camera and that gets emphasized even more with the Camera Grip accessory.
The Camera Grip is made from the same polycarbonate material as the Lumia 1020. It functions as a case which gives you better grip when you use it as a camera and it also has a built-in shutter button. There’s also tripod connector at the bottom so you can easily mount it if needed. The case also has a 1,000mAh battery which you can use to charge-up the Lumia 1020 when it’s running out of juice.
Full Review Coming Soon
Our full review of the Nokia Lumia 1020 should be out within the week, hopefully before the weekend. If you have specific features you want us to test that’s not covered by our usual reviews please do leave a comment below.
Alternatively you can get the Nokia Lumia 1020 with the Camera Grip from Kimstore for Php32,700.