U.S. carrier AT&T has now reduced the price of the Nokia Lumia 1020 to $199.99 on a two-year contract.
Recently, Amazon had a one-day offer on the Nokia Lumia 1020 where the retailer cut the Lumia 1020's price to $199.99 from the normal price of $249.99. However, that discount was only for a day and the smartphone went up again to the regular price. Moreover, the price reduction was offered by Amazon and was not available from AT&T.
Nokia launched the Lumia 1020 in July this year and the handset is exclusive to AT&T in the U.S. The Lumia 920, Nokia's first top-end WP8-powered handset released back in Nov. 2012 was also exclusive to AT&T. The Nokia Lumia 920 gained popularity slowly but steadily and the handset is still amongst one of the most popular WP8 smartphones around.
The Lumia 1020 definitely includes top-end features. However, when compared to the Lumia 920, it's just a step up and many feel that it's too expensive. Both handsets have very similar specifications but the smartphones also have some notable differences.
The Lumia 920 features an 8.7-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera, while the Lumia 1020 boasts a whopping 41-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera. Moreover, the Lumia 1020 also includes more camera features when compared to the Lumia 920.
The Lumia 920 has a DUAL LED flash. On the other hand, the Lumia 1020 includes a powerful Xenon flash which enables users to take high-quality images even in low light conditions. To enhance the picture taking experience of users, the Finnish company has also launched a Camera Grip especially for the Lumia 1020, which comes at an extra cost of $79.
AT&T is selling the black, red, cyan and yellow colors of the Lumia 920 for $49.99 on a two-year contract. The carrier has also decided to make the Lumia 1020 more affordable and is now selling the black, white and yellow variants of the 41-megapixel smartphone at a price tag of $199.99 on a two-year contract.
The Lumia 1020 is a smartphone with top-end features and high-end camera capabilities. Customers who are looking for both these features in a handset may get attracted to the Lumia 1020.