Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone - HotHardware Review

Nokia's battle in the global smartphone race is an intriguing one, and those who follow technology have long wondered if the company's decision to hitch its wagon to Microsoft was a wise one. When Stephen Elop came in as CEO, Nokia was in a rare position: it could choose which platform it wanted to support for the foreseeable future. Of course, choosing Windows Phone was a polarizing choice. Android loyalists yearned to see Nokia hardware running Google's mobile OS, while early fans of Windows Phone were thrilled to have such a well-regarded hardware maker on-board.

Since the Windows Phone OS alone probably isn't enough to sway many smartphone consumers to try a Lumia device, Nokia has resorted to differentiating itself on the hardware side.

In the case of the latest Lumia, the differentiation is obvious: the Lumia 1020 has a 41MP camera, and the most advance software controls that you'll find on any mobile camera, period.