1. belodion's Avatar
    I am a great admirer of the photographic potential of the Nokia Lumias, and thought it would be interesting to compare the G4 to that Emperor of Camera Phones, the mighty Lumia 1020. This is nothing like a full comparison....I just took a few pairs of shots when I was out today. I may add more later under different lighting conditions.
    Bear in mind that the 1020 produces 5MP oversampled photos.
    First, the subject, as shot by the G4, then the G4 crop, followed by the 1020 crop.Cameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433363830821.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433363868048.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433363888052.jpg
    06-03-2015 03:38 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    More.Cameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364225612.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364259766.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364266193.jpg
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    06-03-2015 03:44 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    More.Cameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364308712.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364340194.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364348020.jpg
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    06-03-2015 03:45 PM
  4. DrewRasmus's Avatar
    Yeah, a little over-sharp on the g4 but it's not worlds better on the 1020. A software update and they'd be super close.
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    06-03-2015 03:46 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    More.Cameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364486105.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364521601.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433364528241.jpg
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    06-03-2015 03:48 PM
  6. cleankutazn's Avatar
    The 1020 can hold it's own being a 2 year old phone. Is there a new version of the 1020?
    06-03-2015 04:04 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    The 1020 can hold it's own being a 2 year old phone. Is there a new version of the 1020?
    The last I heard, Microsoft does not plan to produce a Lumia 1020 successor.

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-03-2015 04:41 PM
  8. lrrowley's Avatar
    That's a shame @belodion. I still want to get a Lumia 1020 just to try it out.

    BTW your area looks beautiful!
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    06-03-2015 10:14 PM
  9. belodion's Avatar
    BTW your area looks beautiful!
    The camera may be lying.

    Yes a great shame about no future 1020 replacement, if true. I had hoped that Nokia would produce something similar, but running Android, but I think it's just tablets.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-04-2015 06:23 AM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    A couple more, no crops. Both shot in Auto, as were the above ones. G4 first, then 1020.
    Cameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433795398974.jpgCameras...G4 Meets 1020-uploadfromtaptalk1433795423449.jpg

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    06-08-2015 03:30 PM
  11. JmpnJeronimo's Avatar
    I was comparing the crop/zoom on my new G4 to my Lumia 920 this weekend. IT seems once you get about 60% zoomed the photo on the G4 starts to get really grainy or "digital" looking and FAST. Whereas I can zoom all the way in with my 8.7 mexapixel 920 and not see anywhere near the same effect... Yeah I know I sounds like a Lumia Homer.... But I am!! Thoughts?
    06-08-2015 03:45 PM
  12. BobR1908's Avatar
    That's a shame @belodion. I still want to get a Lumia 1020 just to try it out.

    BTW your area looks beautiful!
    You can still buy them brand new. I bought one a few months ago for 300. Man, the Lumia 1020 takes AMAZING photos.

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    06-08-2015 04:42 PM
  13. txsizzler's Avatar
    The 1020 still looks amazing, but loses in sharpness and definition a bit to the G4. The color seems off with the 1020 in that last pic without the zoom.
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    06-08-2015 04:54 PM
  14. imnjs's Avatar
    The camera on the 1020 is ridiculously good, I'll give it that. Too bad Windows.
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    06-08-2015 05:03 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How is the G4 in terms of speed?

    I've noticed the Lumias frequently lead to missed shots because a subject moves before the camera is ready.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
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    06-08-2015 05:10 PM
  16. BobR1908's Avatar
    How to the G4 in terms of speed?

    I've noticed the Lumias frequently lead to missed shots because a subject moves before the camera is ready.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    I find the G4 snaps photos much faster Laura. No real risk of losing the shot you want with it.

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    06-08-2015 05:12 PM
  17. belodion's Avatar
    I was comparing the crop/zoom on my new G4 to my Lumia 920 this weekend. IT seems once you get about 60% zoomed the photo on the G4 starts to get really grainy or "digital" looking and FAST. Whereas I can zoom all the way in with my 8.7 mexapixel 920 and not see anywhere near the same effect... Yeah I know I sounds like a Lumia Homer.... But I am!! Thoughts?
    I get better-quality heavily-cropped images from my 1020 and 930 than from my G3. With the G4, the 1020 still has the edge, but the difference is less. I haven't done G4/930 comparisons. I compared the G4 to the 1020 because the latter is generally acknowledged as being the best of camera phones. I personally think it's remarkable that the G4 has acquitted itself so well....but I prefer to just stand back and let the two phones speak for themselves. And of course it's not just about detail and the extent to which you can zoom without serious loss of quality. With uncropped or slightly-cropped shots, other differences, such as colour, white balance, low-light performance etc., are more significant.

    For me it's not about either/or....I enjoy both.

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    06-08-2015 05:19 PM
  18. belodion's Avatar
    How to the G4 in terms of speed?

    I've noticed the Lumias frequently lead to missed shots because a subject moves before the camera is ready.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    The G4 is faster than the 1020. You have to admire the unhurried way in which the 1020 processes each shot afterwards. You're happy to allow it to, because you know the image quality it's stashing away.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2015 05:25 PM
  19. Duncan1982's Avatar
    I get better-quality heavily-cropped images from my 1020 and 930 than from my G3. With the G4, the 1020 still has the edge, but the difference is less. I haven't done G4/930 comparisons. I compared the G4 to the 1020 because the latter is generally acknowledged as being the best of camera phones. I personally think it's remarkable that the G4 has acquitted itself so well....but I prefer to just stand back and let the two phones speak for themselves. And of course it's not just about detail and the extent to which you can zoom without serious loss of quality. With uncropped or slightly-cropped shots, other differences, such as colour, white balance, low-light performance etc., are more significant.

    For me it's not about either/or....I enjoy both.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Well said my friend and thanks for your efforts 😀

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    06-08-2015 05:25 PM
  20. belodion's Avatar
    I find the G4 snaps photos much faster Laura. No real risk of losing the shot you want with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    But not as fast - and I will not say this here - as my iPhone 4s.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2015 05:26 PM

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