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#1 hagjohn

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 17:36

Well, I did it. I purchased the Nokia 1020 from Amazon for $158.99 (total). I looked at a black one at the AT&T store this morning but I didn't like the color and white, well, it's white. I should get it Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

I lose 2 apps. My local bank (they don't have a windows phone app) and Dish Network app but I may be able to use the Sling app (but I'm not sure). I didn't use either app very much. All the other apps, I should be able to get or substitute with others.

 

The bigger screen, camera, and MS Office were the main reasons why I purchased it.




#2 shozilla

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 17:38

Those apps will be available someday... just give them some time.

 

Congrats BTW.



#3 vcfan

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 17:40

you made the only good decision. congratulations.



#4 OP hagjohn

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 17:43

I hope so. I have an iPhone 4S, Apple TV, Macbook and an iPad mini, so I'm going away from the apple infrastructure on this purchase. I think I made the right decision though. Can you imagine how much an iPhone 1020 would cost?



#5 billyea

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 17:46

I hope so. I have an iPhone 4S, Apple TV, Macbook and an iPad mini, so I'm going away from the apple infrastructure on this purchase. I think I made the right decision though. Can you imagine how much an iPhone 1020 would cost?

 

iPhone 1020? I reckon that would be at least 4 times more powerful than an iPhone 5s!



#6 +sanke1

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 18:07

Those apps will be available someday... just give them some time.

 

Congrats BTW.

I have been giving them time since 1 year. I gave up and went back to Android. 



#7 majortom1981

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 18:08

Well, I did it. I purchased the Nokia 1020 from Amazon for $158.99 (total). I looked at a black one at the AT&T store this morning but I didn't like the color and white, well, it's white. I should get it Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

I lose 2 apps. My local bank (they don't have a windows phone app) and Dish Network app but I may be able to use the Sling app (but I'm not sure). I didn't use either app very much. All the other apps, I should be able to get or substitute with others.

 

The bigger screen, camera, and MS Office were the main reasons why I purchased it.

 

I have a 1020, I had a 4s before this.  The camera on this ROCKS. keep in mind you will get better pics if you learn to adjust the settings yourself.   Also do as much editing on the phone as possible. I noticed a lot of programs on pc's cannot handle the big 35 or 38 megapixel images  and will either not show them or automatically down convert them . Also to share the 3x pictures you have to copy them to pc via USB first otherwise the programs on the phone will downconvert them to 5 megapixel.



#8 ccoltmanm

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 18:12

Now get a Surface. I got 5 for my classroom, and they are awesome!



#9 vcfan

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 18:13

I have a 1020, I had a 4s before this.  The camera on this ROCKS. keep in mind you will get better pics if you learn to adjust the settings yourself.   Also do as much editing on the phone as possible. I noticed a lot of programs on pc's cannot handle the big 35 or 38 megapixel images  and will either not show them or automatically down convert them . Also to share the 3x pictures you have to copy them to pc via USB first otherwise the programs on the phone will downconvert them to 5 megapixel.

as i understand it,if you use the nokia camera app,that will take the full 38 megapixel images,and you can send them over usb to the computer. but if you use the stock camera app, that will take the mega sampled 5 mpixel images. correct?



#10 majortom1981

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 18:18

as i understand it,if you use the nokia camera app,that will take the full 38 megapixel images,and you can send them over usb to the computer. but if you use the stock camera app, that will take the mega sampled 5 mpixel images. correct?

The procam app takes both 38 megapixel images and produces the 5megapixel versions (you can change in the settings if you want the app to keep the high res versions or not) The stock app only keeps the 5 megapixel ones.  The stock app opens faster so if you do a lot of picture taking that needs to happen quickly set the stock app as default. If you do not mind a little slowness when opening the app with the cam button then keep procam  as the default. I count the procam app taken 7 seconds  to open up.



#11 shozilla

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 19:07

I have been giving them time since 1 year. I gave up and went back to Android. 

 

 

I am sorry. Seems that you are impatient...

 

I can wait for the specific apps to be released...    the phones do not bother me at all... I can live without it if I cancel the phone services.



#12 Bertch

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 20:53

I'm not off contract with my Samsung Focus until November and am planning on finally upgrading to WP8 (can't wait).  I'm wondering if the 1020 will still be worth it by then.  Personally the 1520 is just to big for me, I'm kind of hoping they will have a new 41 megapixel phone by then.



#13 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 20:54

OP could you take the time every now and again to post back here and tell us what it's like to live with?

I'm due my upgrade in the new year and had my heart set on it



#14 George P

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:05

If someone isn't so app crazy that they can't live without specific apps that are still lacking on WP then it's probably harder for them, though for the most part there are a number of good 3rd party apps that make up for the lack of official ones.  I understand if you need that one bank app that isn't around yet but I have no doubt it'll come.   Another strong quarter for the Lumia should have them developing for it soon. 

 

Anyways, I have an 8X but since I don't take that many pictures on my phone, or in general if I was on the market for anew phone now I'd hold off for any of the new GDR3 devices in November.    The 1520 is a bit big even for me but I'd jump on a 5" GDR3 lumia with this same camera if/when they do make one, no questions asked.



#15 OP hagjohn

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:52

I should get it today. I'm having it shipped right to work. They know I'll be useless after I get it.  :shiftyninja:

 

If I don't get overly excited. I'll take some pictures unboxing it.

 

What are you guys doing to protecting your 1020? Are you using a cover, A film, or what? For my iPhones, I had gotten a cover and then a belt case (where it is most of the time).