Who is next to rain worship for the Nokia Lumia 1020? Why it’s New York Times. At first it seems they don’t quite get the 41mp is for oversampling and for all that detail but you see later on they understand just how good Nokia’s camera is in the 1020.
Some 808 users might feel a bit annoyed at all this undue praise but don’t worry, NYTimes recognises the 808′s brilliance too.
So yes, this is probably the best camera you’ve ever encountered on a phone. (Unless, of course, you’re familiar with the Nokia PureView 808,, a predecessor with a similarly great camera but on a now mostly defunct operating system called Symbian
I agree with their sentiment that as great as the Nokia Pro Cam is, it’s not ideal having to ‘step out’ and use ‘other lenses’ such as Nokia Smart Cam. Whilst other camera UIs have similar modes to use additional features, the switching is less jarring than going out of different lenses. There needs to be a new way that makes switching lenses swift and not as cumbersome as switching actual physical lenses.
They praise WP8 but are unsure about the relative lack of apps.
“Microsoft’s phone operating system is gorgeous, logical, fluid and satisfying…Nokia’s contributions include a terrific mapping and GPS app and something called Glance, which lets you check the time and battery charge by tapping the screen of the sleeping phone…..Unfortunately, probably because Microsoft was so late to the app-phone party, Windows Phones are still considered oddballs.