Marc from the PureViewClub looks at the kings of the camera phone world, the Nokia N8, 808 and then the 1020.
He says that the 920 has improved a lot due to a software update in imaging quality and so could the 1020. Whilst it’s not there in IQ compared to the 808, he says it’s damn good and better than what the competition has to offer. As a smartphone, he finds the 1020 better than the 808 in all aspects. This lends the 1020 to becoming Marc’s daily driver.
His conclusion was the same as mine. 808 owners happy with the 808 (and Symbian) go stick with the 808! He recommends the 1020 if you were previously using a 920 (or even a 925).
As far as mobile imaging quality goes, I guess the simple conclusion is the Nokia 808 PureView still is King. But it’s getting harder and harder to buy one (it’s out of production as far as I know, and has never been available at all in some parts of the world).
So now that the old King isn’t quite dead yet, but his country is shrinking fast (and it never was very large to begin with), I think it’s time to welcome and salute the new Prince, in the hope that future updates will turn him into a worthy successor of the Throne of Mobile Imaging.