Posts tagged with: Lumia 1020
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    You really have to use the Nokia Lumia 1020 in order to experience the quality of the images it generates, and to understand and leverage the creative power that it lends you. However, comparing it to a dSLR, and even saying it is better than one, is a statement some of you might agree with, while some will shake their heads disapprovingly. Nokia thinks the Lumia 1020 is the way to go, and you all should just forget about dSLRs and professional lenses. Check out their reasons in the video below. But before you do, Nokia and AT&T have taken this opportunity to discount the phone on the ...

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    It’s a question familiar to anyone in the business of reviewing smartphones: “Nice review, but what phone do you carry?” Emphasis on the you. From a personal perspective, no matter how many times it’s posed, I don’t mind being asked the question. It’s a constant reminder that my day job is in fact my dream job (literally; I still have dreams about meeting tech personalities whom I’ve long followed), and that people find my opinions worth something. So on a selfish level, I’m thankful for the validation. I imagine the same thing happens most everywhere commentators offer ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Nokia's offered its users plenty of reasons to look forward to its new Lumia Black software update. Indeed, the problem hasn't been a lack of features, but simply getting your hands on the software; the Lumia 1520 runs Black out of the box, and we saw AT&T start delivering Black to Lumia 1020 owners in the States, but what of international users, not to mention those who have all these other Lumia models? The New Year passed without an answer, but today we finally see Nokia start opening the tap, as Lumia Black updates start coming to Lumia 925 and 1020 phones across the globe. Don't ...

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    The smartphone you carry on New Year's Eve has a big say in how the night will be remembered. (And not just because it's an opportunity to show off your newest holiday acquisition to your friends, you materialistic fop.) If you take pictures with your smartphone even semi-regularly, you're bound to do it twice as often on a landmark event like New Year's Eve - and so the phone you carry will play a big role in how well the evening is documented. As tech reporters, the Pocketnow review team is lucky enough to have access to a slew of purchased and loaner smartphones, and while we're all old ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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    Six weeks ago, we came to you with a simple request: tell us what you think were the best smartphones and best tablets of 2013. In the time that's followed we've seen you vote... and vote, and vote, and vote. This past Friday, we finally closed the polls and got to the business of declaring some winners. With no further ado, let's start checking out what you chose, beginning with smartphones: With twenty-three choices, voters had a lot of options to consider. Everybody got some votes (though we have to tip a special last-place hat to the BlackBerry Q10, which managed to get an embarrassing ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 just received an update last week that enables RAW Adobe DNG file format support when taking photos. There is a new option that you can select in the Nokia Camera app's settings area. It's not on by default of course, but the new option enables each shot to save a 5 megapixel JPG plus a full resolution 38 megapixel Adobe Digital Negative RAW file. Now before you go turning it on and trying it out, in order to take advantage of the RAW file format, you'll need a good RAW image editor on your PC. Personally, I prefer the Adobe Camera RAW plug-in for Photoshop and Bridge, ...

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    Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed your worried minds -and even if they haven't- the second-to-last episode of the Pocketnow Weekly's 2013 season is right up your twisted alley, friend. But even if you're not interested in such tomfoolery, there's still plenty here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing rumors like the Galaxy S 5 and wooden Moto X, yes - but we also spend a lot of time ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    Remember a month ago when we told you about the RAW photo support coming to Nokia Lumia phones? An update to Nokia Camera delivered compatibility with Digital Negative files, but there was a hitch: the handset needed the new Nokia Lumia Black update to function. That wasn't an issue for the 1520, but the 1020, with its 41-megapxiel PureView sensor just aching to snap some RAW shots, still hadn't seen Lumia Black become available. Thankfully, that's now changing, as AT&T starts making the software available to its users. AT&T appears to be first out of the gate with this release, ...

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    The year is quickly coming to a close, and looking back, it's safe to say this has been the year of smartphone cameras. HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Sony, and several others have tried their hand at innovating the next breakthrough in camera technology, creating the perfect balance of mobility, pocketability, and image quality. Some, obviously, did better than others. HTC, for one, proved that while the image sensor on the One wasn't the best in the industry, it's meager 4-megapixel sensor packed a serious punch. LG managed to create one of the most balanced mobile cameras to date ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 isn't just the yellowest smartphone ever to see the light of day. It's also quite the accomplished cameraphone, its 41MP PureView sensor delivering photos with a quality and sharpness unrivaled by almost any competitor. If you doubt that, have a gander at the photos contained in our full 1020 review, then take a look at Taylor Martin's tour of the Lumia's camera capabilities and Adam Lein's guide to taking great 1020 photos to see just how much awesome is packed into such a small casing. On the flip side of the coin: Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom. With Android instead of ...

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    Nokia is constantly trying to improve its flagship cameras and also, at the same time, re-confirm its position as a leader in imaging technology and innovation with its smartphones. Currently, the Lumia 1020 is considered by many to be the best camera on a smartphone, and the Lumia 1520, coming shortly to AT&T, will bring a similar experience to a phablet form factor. We've been hearing about RAW image output functionality from Nokia's flagship camera phones for quite some time, and today, the Finns have updated their Nokia Camera app to support just that. The change log is rather ...

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    Bluetooth LE was rumored, back in summer, to come to Lumia Windows Phones as part of the Amber software update. If you have a Lumia 520, 620, 625, or 720, and it is running Amber, you are already able to benefit from the Low Energy protocols. According to a Nokia FAQ page, "with Lumia Black software update, Bluetooth LE will be enabled across the full WP8 Lumia range." That's exciting if you are using accessories paired to your phone, like heart-rate monitors, and alike. As a reminder, Bluetooth LE enables users, according to the FAQ page mentioned above, to use such accessories for a long ...

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    It's not Lytro-like light-field camera, but it's as close as it gets, on your regular smartphone, given it is powered by Windows Phone, and it's a Lumia made by Nokia. The Refocus app from Nokia is now available and it allows you to basically snap a picture now, without worrying about focus, and focus on objects later, again and again. In order to get the best results, you should aim to capture "scenes with a great contrast in the depth of field, like macro shots". The way this works is simple: Nokia Refocus captures two-to-eight independent images of the scene, each at five megapixels, ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy Note 3 or a Google Nexus 5, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there’s a lot to choose from. Most of us would even agree that the smartphones that have been launched in the last six months are dramatically superior in many areas, when compared to previous times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Fall 2013. It’s been a very ...

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    As of today, it has been exactly one month since I've carried the Lumia 1020. October 11 was the day Automatic arrived, the (as of now) iOS-only OBD-II module which feeds all sorts of information from your vehicle straight into your phone. At the time, I was still working on the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 review, so I had to sideline the 1020 in favor of the iPhone and juggle reviews. As much as I hated to power the 1020 off and toss it in my bag (which, in hindsight, was a terrible idea), it was a long time coming. I remember the Lumia 1020 announcement and how excited everyone was. It had ...

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    It happens to the most of us: shoot that perfect picture, say goodbye to the moment, and when you revisit the image you just snapped, oh snap, it's out of focus. Nokia seems to have a solution ready with the Refocus feature we've been hearing about since Abu Dhabi. Sami Niemi, Nokia’s director of Capture & Relive software product management, explains: “Nokia Refocus captures different images over the entire focus range. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about getting your shot in focus before you take a photo. You just capture your image first and then play with ...

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    ...and as AT&T is preparing to welcome the Lumia 1520 to its line-up, the current king of camera phones, the Lumia 1020 -- let's not argue about it vs the 808 PureView -- is getting a neat price-cut on Amazon for the carrier flavor. $299.99, with a two-year contract, is what AT&T was asking for the phone initially, and, that's now down $200 for $99.99. If the Lumia 1020 is a phone you'd like to rock for two years, hop over to the source links below, and you can grab one really cheap from Amazon. You can choose from black, white, and yellow color options. Source: Amazon (Black, ...

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    Some of you might have already noticed that a certain Nokia Camera application will be installed instead of the Nokia Pro Camera on your Lumia 1020 phones. The new app combines the Pro Camera and Smart Camera separate applications into a single one, and, also brings some improvements like the ability to choose quickly between three presets: Auto, Sports, and Night. The app can be downloaded from the Store for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 phones, and, will come pre-installed on the brand new Lumia 1520. With the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia Black update -- formerly known as Bittersweet ...

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    Today's all about news from two companies: Nokia and Apple. As they fight for headline dominance, we learn about a separate little incident where Nokia managed to turn a minor Apple scandal into some good PR for itself. This all started late last month, when Apple got its hands on a video originally filmed by Casey Neistat. His six-minute piece documented Apple fans waiting in line for the launch of the iPhone 5S, culminating in the smartphone's retail launch. Apple stumbled across the video on YouTube, and decided to co-opt it for its own purposes. It took the original, which raised some ...

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