Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 1020 vs 808 PureView

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 1020

Reasons to consider the
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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 331 ppi vs 183 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Quite a bit thinner 10 mm vs 13.9 mm Around 30% thinner
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 640 x 360 More than 4.2x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,400 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 158 g vs 169 g More than 5% lighter
Slightly better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 40% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Side view of Nokia 808 PureView

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Takes significantly higher quality video 68 vs 64 More than 5% better DxOMark video quality score
Takes higher quality photos 81 vs 79 Around 5% better DxOMark photo quality score
Longer standby time 27,936 min vs 23,040 min More than 20% longer standby time

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 1020  vs 808 PureView 

Better yet, it excels with macro shots as well, seeing that its focus can hone in on one particular point in the shot – thus, producing a pleasing bokeh effect to the background.
Lumia 1020

Moreover, your average point-and-shoot camera has a bigger imaging sensor than the 1020, and likely better optics, so image quality, dynamic range and high ISO noise performance is better.
Lumia 1020


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7.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 1020  vs
808 PureView 
Size 4.5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 768 640 x 360
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 183 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 Symbian Belle
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support Yes Yes


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Lumia 1020  vs
808 PureView 
Weight 158 g 169 g
Thickness 10 mm 13.9 mm
Size 71 x 130 x 10 mm 60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 41 MP 41 MP
Resolution 41 MP 41 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.5 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 798 min 660 min
Talk time (3G) 798 min 390 min
Standby time 23,040 min 27,936 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,400 mA·h
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