Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is capable of some incredible photos. We’ve shared some of our own favorite shots, given the device the full review treatment, and even put it up against its prototype PureView progenitor, and we still can’t get enough: we just love snapping shots with this photographic overachiever.

If you want to learn how to take some of your own top-notch photos, you’ve got a two-item to-do list to tackle: first, read Adam Lein’s crash course on 1020 photography, and second: buy yourself a Nokia Camera Grip accessory.

Yeah, we know – we’ve just spoiled the review video below. But it’s okay, because you need to watch it anyway to fully understand why we’re recommending this ungainly, bulky, pricey add-on to an already-large-and-in-charge smartphone. But trust us: this thing is awesome. Not just for its big soft shutter button or its embedded 1,020 mAh battery, either. Think tripod, friends. Think recording intro and outro host segments with a Lumia 1020, friends.

That’s enough spoilers for you. Click on through to our quick video touring the highs, and very few lows, of this ugly-but-awesome accessory, then leave a comment explaining why you would or wouldn’t want one. (Bonus points if you say wireless charging should have been included, because it totally should have.)

Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Grip review (video)

 

Product photos

DSC00591

DSC00592

DSC00593




Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow’s Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.

Read more about Michael Fisher!

You May Also Like
Moto-G60-and-Moto-G40-Fusion-poster
Moto G40 Fusion and Moto G60 are Motorola’s best bet in mid-range segment in a long time
The Moto G60 comes in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, while the Moto G40 Fusion will sell in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB configurations.
Galaxy Quantum 2
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 leak hints at a subtle design
It could have an IP67 rating, Dolby Atmos speakers, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a MicroSD card slot, and support for Samsung Pay with MST.
oneplus 9 rear inhand pocketnow
OnePlus 9 series is getting up to $370 off, more Android deal are also live
Get amazing discounts on the latest OnmePlus 9 series over at OnePlus.com, where you will also find deals on more Android devices