GITEX Shopper 2013 was full of new product launches but the Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone was one that stood out from the rest. I visited the Nokia stand and experienced the device for myself.  It did not disappoint.

Unlike any smartphone in the market today, the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling consumers to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. As a result, I find myself forgetting that it’s actually smartphone!

So, what can you do with a powerful camera that makes calls too?  Check out my top three Lumia 1020 features after the break.

 

It’s Never too Late to Zoom. No more “photographer’s remorse” because you forgot to set up a shot before taking a photo. Either before a picture is taken or after it has been shot, the zoom capability can be used.  Nokia Pro Camera also includes a beautiful interface that demos how changes will affect the final image.

A Picture for Every Purpose. Using a new feature called dual capture; the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share on social networks with Windows Phone 8.

Sounds Good to Me. Let’s face it, video sound quality is definitely an area of opportunity for makers of smartphones. Nokia has taken a stab at it with Nokia Rich Recording. Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones, renders stereo quality sound.

The bonus…it looks good. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is available in yellow, white and black for AED 2,699. I first saw the phone in yellow. There’s something about the sleek design in that bright color that really appeals to me.

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