The front of the device is mainly covered by the 4.5-inch HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 surrounded by black bezels (no matter what color of your 1020, the bezels will always be black).
Above the screen you will find the earpiece, 1.2MP secondary camera, ambient and proximity sensors. Below the display are 3 touch-sensitive keys namely back, home and search.
The back has the crowning glory of the Lumia 1020, its 41MP camera. The camera module holds the 6-stage Carl Zeiss lens, the LED video light and the xenon flash.
The secondary microphone, 3.5mm audio jack and the SIM tray can be found at the top.
At the bottom you will find the lanyard eyelet, micro USB port and the loudspeaker.
The is nothing on the left side while the right side is busy holding all the controls (volume rocker, power key and the shutter key).
The overall design is pretty much the same with its Lumia 925 predecessor, the polycarbonate unibody feels strong and solid. The same is another story, it is quite larger than any other phone with 4.5-inch display probably because of its camera. On the bright side, it is smaller compared to a point and shoot camera.
HARDWARE: CAMERA GRIP
The front of camera grip has a protruding connector that matches the micro USB port of the Lumia 1020. On the back you will notice a rubbery elongated material which adds to a nice grip when taking pictures.
At the left we can find the standard tripod mount while on the right is a two-stage mechanical shutter key.
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