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Huawei P20 Pro vs Nokia Lumia 1020 camera comparison

08 May 2018 3

One of the many things that have continuously been updated over the time in the smartphones is the camera quality. Well, it’s not always about the selection of a good lens that creates an impactful shot, it’s also the capability of the chipset that gives rise to new possibilities. Today’s smartphones have stronger hardware that offers an immense capability of creating innovations. It’s the chipset that allows manufacturers to expand their thoughts and bring something new to the table.

However, this market was never stagnant and always thrived to bring something new in front of the users. Well, 5 years back too, inventions were going on and that era gave birth to many such devices that have successfully carved their names in the history of best smartphones. However, the devices we have today or the experience we feel from them is totally in contrast to what we used to have.

73.9 x 155 x 7.8 mm
6.1 inches - 2244x1080 px
71.4 x 130.4 x 10.4 mm
4.5 inches - 1280x768 px
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It’s great to note how a smartphone from the past competes with the smartphone of today. The Tech YouTuber RevAtlas has come up with a video that shows the camera comparison between the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the very latest and very fresh Huawei P20 Pro.

Smartphone makers have been doing efforts to pull out DSLR-like quality from the handsets. They are indeed succeeding in doing this but there's still much room available to accommodate or welcome new changes.

Nokia was also one of the manufacturers who thrived for a good camera quality and did many efforts to offer the same from its Lumia smartphones. Lumia 1020 launched back in 2013 had a 41MP rear camera and 1/1.5-inch sensor size. It was one of the best camera phones at the time. And, 5 years later, we have a megapixel monster, which is the Huawei P20 Pro that roars with frightens other smartphones with its triple-lens rear camera set up.

Going by the specs of Nokia Lumia 1020 on paper, it’s still impressive. The size of the sensor of Lumia 1020 is even larger than that of Huawei P20 Pro’s. Nokia Lumia 1020 has f/2.2 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics. On the other hand, P20 Pro has 40MP primary camera with 1.8 aperture, 20MP monochrome lens with F/1.6 aperture, and an 8MP third sensor with 3x optical zoom.

Well, shots taken with Lumia 1020 does show that the smartphone doesn’t belong to 2018 era, but some of its shots are worth taking a look at.


The chipsets have grown and brought new things that beautify our today’s shots. OIS has matured and EIS has also come into the play. They both have been optimizing the shots on premium handsets now. Nokia Lumia 1020 lacks built-in HDR mode as well, which almost every current smartphone has. However, the sharpness and detailing was industry-leading back in the time and is still is pretty expensive.

Watch the video from below and let us know what do you think about this comparison.

Nokia Lumia 1020
  • 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) Pure Motion HD+ AMOLED capacitive ClearBlack display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 10.4 mm thick and weighs 158 grams
  • 41MP camera with BSI sensor, OIS, 6 lens optics, High-resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash, LED for video, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Nokia Pro Camera app
  • 1.2MP HD front-facing camera with wide angle lens
  • IHF speaker, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 3G HSPA+ 41Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with Glonass, NFC
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
  • 2000mAh battery
Huawei P20 Pro
  • 6.1-inch ( 2240 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ OLED 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 + i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, NPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.1
  • 40 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), with Leica VARIO-
  • 24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • USB Type-C Audio, HiFi audio with HWA, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • The Huawei P20 Pro isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
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