Nokia Smart Cam:
|Nokia Smart Cam|
The Nokia Smart Cam is another "lens" feature of the Lumia 1020, basically it will take successive 10 photos with 5MP resolution which gives you another plenty of photo tricks afterward. In the above sample, you can pick the best shot that suit your taste.
The Nokia Cinemagraph, Nokia Panorama and Nokia Glam Me are other lenses available for download.
The Internet Explorer is the lone browser in the Lumia 1020, the URL bar that doubles as the search bar is always visible at the bottom of the screen. Pages load quickly even those with a lot of scripts and images.
|Internet Explorer Settings|
Viewing website in desktop mode is also no problem, thanks to the high resolution screen you can read the texts even the small ones. In order to activate desktop version you need to go to settings>internet explorer.
The Store is where you can download applications and games for your device. It is divided into 3 categories, Nokia collection, apps and games.
This section is the place where Nokia recommended and exclusive apps are residing.
The games and apps have the same layout, the first portion is for the random app/game, in the second part they are grouped accordingly like top free or top paid, the third section is for genres or categories while the last one is for spotlight.
The Windows Phone Store maybe behind in terms of number of applications when compared to the Apple Apps Store and the Android Market but most of the essential ones are already available.
The biggest upset for me is that you CANNOT download an application or game through mobile data connection when they exceed the 40MB limit. You need to connect via WiFi or Zune software in your desktop to be able to download them. It is disappointing since you cannot maximize the LTE connectivity of the 1020.
Games are categorized into two, collection and xbox. Collections are games not associated with your xbox account. Paid games can be downloaded as a trial version, basically you download the whole game and it just give you the option to fully unlock it by purchasing it.
I downloaded Asphalt 8 it works fine without any issue. One thing I noticed is that the graphics are a little bit dull when compared to Android counterpart, probably because of the game size, the one for Windows has only around 800MB.
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