Traveling Tech: Dive in the World with Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

When it comes to globe-trotting, bringing along digital gadgets is a necessity: a laptop, a point-and-shoot camera, and a multi-band cellular device. Especially if you’re on a business trip, you need a gadget that’ll allow you to access the internet, remotely access your office PC, and respond to your work emails. What if you have a single handy device that can deliver all of these functionalities? The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the Finnish company’s solution to travel photography and mobile computing. It has a desktop-grade software and a ton of built-in apps you can maximize for globe-trotting.

For this feature post, iFlightSearch will present you four reasons why we think this Windows Phone (WP) is the ultimate trip companion.

World’s Most-Advanced Mobile Camera

Redefining the mobile photography experience, the 1020 has raised the benchmarks with its inclusion of a whooping 41-megapixel camera sensor. Steve Pluta, tech correspondent for O2 admitted in his online column that “[the Lumia 1020 produces] super high-quality pictures. But, I was seriously impressed that it offered both a simple point-and-shoot mode for everyday users as well as a variety of manual controls to keep the professional photographer occupied.”

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The mobile snapper is equipped with a PureView imaging technology and optical image stabilizer for nature photographers. It’s optimized for moving scenes, landscape zooming (without visible pixelation), and low-lighting conditions. It can even let you shoot full1080p high definition video of your travel memoirs.

Steven Alvarez, the official photographer of the National Geographic explored the Wild West America using the gadget for 10 days. In his testimonial, he said, “1020 does astounds me – these results, from a smartphone, are stunning. I have used a lot of camera phones so when I set out on this assignment I had my doubts, my doubts are gone – nothing else compares.”

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Microsoft Office Integration

The major selling point of the Windows Phone is its inclusion of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note. These free productivity tools can also be used to create and to edit a document while on-the-go. Travel bloggers can maximize its functionality when writing a content for their digital journal or blog. It has the ability to insert images, tables, hyperlinks, clip arts, and charts. Typefaces are also changeable.

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By connecting to a Wi-Fi or 4G LTE networks, you can instantly sync your mobile documents with your office or home computer. SkyDrive cloud storage and Office 365 are two of the built-in features in the Lumia 1020’s Office Hub.

Entertainment On The Road
You’ll never get bored while hitting the road with the Lumia 1020. Its robust 2000 mAh battery promises to deliver 53 hours of continuous music playback. Plus, you can enjoy watching high definition movies for 7 hours (standard smartphones only gives 4 hours). Its 32GB of internal storage will let you store thousands of music or hundreds of video clips.

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It also has the Mix Music Radio, a free music streaming service that doesn’t require any subscription at all. It offers the latest albums on the market. The Nokia Music Store, meanwhile, provides access to over 22 million songs and ability to purchase directly from the device at an Affordable rate of $0.99 per title. Contents may vary depending on the country or region you are in.

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Special Features
Offline Maps

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Despite Google Maps popularity, the Nokia Maps offers the best services for all your travelling needs. It has a 3D voice-assisted turn-by-turn navigation that supports multiple languages across the world. Plus, it doesn’t require any internet connection in order to work. After you have downloaded your selected country map, you can enable its GPS-based offline functionality.

City Lens

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The City Lens uses your Lumia’s camera to scan your surroundings for restaurants, shopping malls, and other points of interests. Using the same application, you can even make a reservation.

The Lumia 1020 can be your perfect travelling companion given all these features. It has a great camera, office functionality, and a bunch of useful features. What do you think of Nokia’s offering?


Sookie Lioncourt is a geek tech writer and a passionate traveler. She likes outdoor activities like hiking, island hopping, and landscape photography. She is fascinated with the motion-centric technology that is most used in life-logging and travel apps which is stated on the O2’s iPhone 5C page.

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