Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Nokia Lumia 1020 : The bloggers phone?


Hi girls, firstly sorry I haven’t posted in a while I got back from New York last week and have been feeling pretty ill since :( I am beginning to feel a little better and finally have some energy to write some posts, so here we are!

As a blogger my mobile phone is in constant use, whether it be to check my e-mails, draft a blog post or most importantly take photos.  For as long as I can remember I have used my iPhone, which for the most of it did the job. However, there is a new contender on the block which will fulfil those needs and more! The Nokia Lumia 1020* is more than just a mobile phone, it is a camera that has similar capabilities to that of a DSLR - I am officially amazed.


The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 4.5" screen and is made from scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. It is powered by Windows 8, which is very intuitive and a nice change to your typical iPhone iOS. The home page is customizable; you can move icons, add or remove icons, change the size and colour of the icons – which I absolutely love. The Windows app store is less comprehensive than the Apple store, and unfortunately there are a few apps missing that I would like to use, however I have not found this to be too much of an issue. The ability to use Microsoft office on your phone is a real gem – no more using Apple notes to draft my blog posts. The design is very slick and aesthetically pleasing, with a matte casing that feels comfortable in your hand.


The camera has a whopping 41 megapixels, a Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon and LED flash. It also has the manual controls of a DSLR, allowing you to adjust the white balance, exposure, ISO and more. Very impressive for just a phone, right? Even on auto settings I am amazed at the results this camera produces. There are some other great features, like The Creative Studio where you can edit images, Glam Me which enhances your photos, Perfect 365 where you can add make-up (and it doesn't look half bad!) and so much more. I have yet to try out the video capabilities however I have heard it is just as impressive. 


You can also purchase a camera grip case* (£37.50), which is attached to the tripod above, that not only gives the phone more of a camera feel but it also acts as a charger for your phone.

Now, onto the photos. The following pictures were taken on my Nokia Lumia 1020 using auto settings (I am still learning how best to adjust settings), and I am very very impressed with how the photos came out - just look at that sky!


To see the real capability of this camera, visit the following Tumblrs which showcase some amazing photographs!

http://nokiashots.tumblr.com/
http://phonetonigarcia.tumblr.com/
http://bridgettesxo.tumblr.com/

What do you think? Does anyone own a Nokia Lumia, if so, what do you think?

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7 comments:

  1. Those photos are incredible, I think that really is the perfect bloggers phone! x

    holly la beau

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  3. wow the photos are stunning! I have been wishing to get Lumia 1020 as well but for now my financial status is still not allowing me to do so. Hopefully soon I can afford it!

    Mieza | Mieza Everdeen's Blog

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  4. WOAH those pictures are amazing! I think this phone would actually be perfect for me too (film producer!) It's so hard to break out of the iPhone shackles but I'm definitely going to consider this - good thing I'm due for an upgrade!

    Drea x
    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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  5. Woah those photos look incredible! The closest I've seen to the capabilities of a blog worthy camera is the Sony Qx100s (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/lens-style-camera) that mount on the phones themselves regardless of what phone you have. I'm still glued to my iphone though so can't imagine moving onto a new mobile device anytime soon.

    Mel

    http://blog.meljwills.com

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  6. I trialled the Lumia 1520 with the 20mp camera and was equally impressed with the quality. I was sad to let it go when it had to be sent back! X

    Just Rach xo

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