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Nokia Lumia 1020

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 has the most powerful camera of any smartphone, with all the settings and adjustments you’ll ever need.

 
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Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
41MP 4.5" Windows Phone 8 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor Up to 13 hours 20 minutes talk time

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the only smartphone with a 41MP camera sensor, meaning it gives absolutely unbeatable photos. Sleek, portable and with all the features you need from a smartphone, it also features full HD video with zoom (4x 1080p and 6x 720p) and Nokia Rich Stereo Recording for incredible video and audio capture even at loud music concerts.

The essential tech specs.

Inside the 1020's body is a 2,000mAh battery, good for 384 hours of standby, or 13 hours 20 minutes of talk time. On the front is the impressive 4.5" touchscreen with its resolution of 768x1280, which is 720p HD. The score is pretty high at 332 pixels per inch (PPI). Windows Phone 8 is the software running on the Lumia 1020, and the 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon® Plus processor offers plenty of power for games, photo editing and fast web browsing. On the back is the best camera on a smartphone, 41MP lens with Zeiss optics. There's 32GB of storage, enough for all our photos and photos.

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Images captured like never before.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will let you take photos and videos that no other smartphone can match with its 41MP camera. PureView technology ensures that the hardware and software give you excellent colour reproduction and clarity, while Optical Image Stabilisation keeps the camera in the phone rock steady – perfect for night shots and videos. And with the super high megapixel count, the high resolution zoom is incredible.

Nokia Pro Camera.

Preinstalled on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the Nokia Pro Camera app, special and unique software that makes your photos come alive. This lets you capture high resolution photos, zoom into details and reframe them as new images in seconds. You can also adjust the focus, shutter speed, white balance and exposure with the easy, intuitive controls. That's not all the Nokia Pro Camera can do. It'll let you shoot in super high resolution, which means you can zoom in close to your shot after you've taken it. Then rotate, reframe, crop and share new images as many times as you want.

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Huge array of pro settings.

Capturing stunning images is easier than ever with the Nokia Lumia 1020. You'll be able to take your photos to a new level by adjusting focus, shutter speed, white balance, zoom, and more with easy and intuitive controls. Take the shot you want, anywhere, and get the most professional looking shots ever.

Ultra realistic video capture.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is perfect for capturing sharp, detailed 1080p HD videos, and you can even zoom into your videos up to six times without losing image quality. The Nokia Rich Recording software lets you capture distortion-free, stereo sound – so you can relive the moment as if you were there again.

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Buy a Nokia Lumia smartphone and get £54 of free entertainment!

When you buy a Nokia Lumia from Carphone Warehouse, you’ll get £54 of games and apps, right out of the box. You’ll get a £20 Xbox voucher to spend in the Windows Phone Store and Xbox Store on the latest movies, TV shows, games and apps. You’ll also get nine free Gameloft games like Assassin’s Creed, Asphalt 7 and Shark Dash. And redemption’s easy!*

*Buy a Nokia Lumia 625, 1020, 1320 or 1520 and get a free voucher worth £20 for purchases of eligible apps and games in the Windows Phone Store or for the purchase or rental of movies and TV shows from Xbox Video. You can also install free Gameloft games from a predefined selection. The Gameloft Offer includes a selection of nine games, worth a total of £34 (Nokia Lumia 625 is limited to select five games, worth a total of £16.75). Offer only applies to original purchases of the specified Nokia Lumia smartphone models from authorised retailers in the UK made between 14 April 2014 and 30 June 2014. App vouchers available while stocks last. You must be at least 18 years old and a resident in the UK. Visit our help site for full terms and conditions and how to claim.

Battery life and operating system

Battery size (in mAh) 2,000 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
Operating system Windows Phone 8 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
Standby time (up to) 384 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
Talk time (up to) 13 hours 20 minutes The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

Body and screen

Device size 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm

The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

Device weight 158g The weight of the device in grams.
Screen size 4.5" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
Screen resolution 768 x 1280 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
Screen sharpness 332ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
Screen technology AMOLED The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
Sim type Micro The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

Call

Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.

Camera

Camera quality 41MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
Flash type LED and Xenon The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
Front facing camera 1.2MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.
Video camera quality 1080p full HD The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.

Connectivity

3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
4G Yes

With 4G, internet speeds are five times faster than with the older 3G connection. It’s perfect for streaming videos and music, and means web pages load instantly. You won’t be getting the most out of your new phone without a 4G tariff.
Find out more and compare the 4G phones and 4G deals in our 4G comparison hub.

Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
Other connectivity NFC, DLNA The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.
Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.

Music and entertainment

Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

Processor and memory

Number of cores Dual core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
Memory card type None Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
Internal phone memory 32GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
Processor name and model 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
Processor speed 1.5GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
RAM 2GB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

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Returns

Product purchased online

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