Advantages And Disadvantages Of Lumia 1020

The Windows phone Lumia 1020 from Nokia has its biggest USP as the camera of 41 megapixels. Nokia is already known to provide great cameras in its devices and now this 41 mega-pixel bearing phone has really taken Nokia a step ahead of others.

But before you buy this Windows phone you should take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of Lumia 1020.

If you are planning to buy other Windows phones such as Lumia 535 or Nokia Lumia 625, then read the advantages and disadvantages of Lumia 535 and Nokia Lumia 625 .

See also: Advantages and disadvantages of Xperia C3

Advantages of Nokia Lumia 1020

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Lumia 1020


When we are talking about the advantages of Lumia 1020, the camera is undoubtedly its biggest advantage. The phone has a 41-megapixel camera which really sets a new benchmark in the department. It is the most powerful camera out there and no company has been able to match it so far.

The camera is capable of taking images in 7152 x 5368 pixels. It has a Carl Zeiss lens with optical image stabilization. The other features are a manual and auto focus, geo-tagging, PureView Technology, dual capture, face detection, panorama, etc. The camera also has Xenon and LED flash, pixel size lm 1:12, 1/1.5” sensor size and shoots videos at 1080 p with 30 fps.

The secondary camera being offered is of 1.2-megapixel.


The design of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is really great and resembles that of the Lumia series. The body is made of polycarbonate plastic. The back of the phone features the 41-megapixel camera and makes the back appears a lot more prominent. The design is really solid with no space for the dust to get deposited on the sides of the screen. It feels well-built when you take the device in hand. The phone is also available in really great colors. The design of the device can be considered as one of the advantages of Lumia 1020.


Another advantage of Nokia Lumia 1020 is its hardware. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. The device also has Adreno 225 for giving better graphics. The Lumia 1020 has a 2 GB of RAM for giving a super smooth performance. It can handle the daily multi-tasking needs smoothly and is able to deal with almost all the popular games and application with ease.


The device gives the user a big internal memory of 32 GB. So it might prove to be enough for an average user. Along with that, the device also comes with a free 7 GB of cloud storage.

Now let’s have a look at the disadvantages of Lumia 1020.


Disadvantages of Lumia 1020


This powerful tech piece comes with a Li 2000 mAh battery. Now the battery is not that poor but given the camera of the device and considering that people who would be purchasing the device would be using it heavily for taking images and recording videos the battery appears poor. The device can run a whole day with this battery under normal usage but when used for taking photos and videos, the battery would run out really soon.

No memory card slot

Even though the device has a good internal storage of 32 GB the absence of a memory card slot is still a disadvantage of Lumia 1020. A memory card slot would have been a great addition to the device.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Lumia 1020


The device is pretty expensive. Some might be able to justify the price of the device for its 41-megapixel camera but the truth is that the camera is still not a match for the standalone cameras and the device just can’t act as a total substitute for it. The high price tag is definitely a big disadvantage of Lumia 1020.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of Lumia 1020 that need to be considered before purchasing this 41-megapixel smartphone.