With tons of press hoarding a device, it takes some determination to gnaw away at the people and score a device to get hands-on time with. Enter, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which was the attention-laden smartphone of the day. My initial impressions are pretty great, actually: it isn’t very heavy at all, the polycarbonate unibody feels very polished, is matte, and very grip-active in the hands, and obviously, there’s a slight camera bump, which can quite literally drive me but at 10.4mm thin, it’s not that thick either.
The camera quality is as amazing as previously mentioned. Shots were crisp and clear, and very easy to focus. As tested on David Pierce from The Verge, the Lumia 1020 delivered a fast autofocused shot and a clear image. Now, it’s time to actually get a review unit and try to examine where the Lumia 1020′s breaking point is, if any.
More hands-on shots after the break.