Nokia Lumia 1020 41Mp Pureview
28th September 2013
The much anticipated Nokia Lumia 1020 41Mp Pureview Windows Phone was released across Europe over the last two weeks and this week we got ours. This was to replace the Nokia Lumia 900. After opening it I was again impressed with the design Nokia has come up with and immediately noticed it is lighter than the Lumia 900 and even with the large camera lens section was also thinner than the 900. This time the color chosen was white as the previous phones have always been black.
After charging the phone and setting it up, we jumped on the London underground at took the train to Tower Hill which was the closest station to the Tower Bridge (usually mistaken as ‘London Bridge’) and the Tower of London complex. Arriving as the sun was setting the first photo of the evening was of the Tower of London and the White Tower inside against the sunset forming. All the photos were taken with the settings on ‘auto’.
The photo is impressive for a camera phone as the definition of the artificial lighted areas, the White Tower in the background, and the different shades of light, have been captured by this device. A few meters later was the Tower Bridge, and again the camera captured it nicely. As the sun set the light faded and the camera was going to be tested.
The Shard is currently the tallest building in Europe, this photo was taken across the water of the Thames of the building and the ones around it and as you can see the light has faded a lot and the camera again captured it in great detail, but there was a bit of noise creeping on across the sky.
The bridge below was captured by the 1020 what can only be described as ‘amazing’. The detail along the bridge in each colored section was astonishing for a camera phone. Again the sky had some noise across it.
The next photo was taken near Piccadilly Circus with ‘no’ flash and the quality is quite good. The camera itself can be adjusted just like a DSLR, but for the first outing at night, the standard auto settings were chosen.