I’m sure most of you have seen the commercial for the Nokia Lumina 1020 smartphone showing a bunch of parents at their children’s school play fighting with each other to get the best shot of their son or daughter on stage. Of course they are doing this because their smartphones are horrible at taking pictures from far away.
The commercial then ends with a couple sitting peacefully in the back, avoiding the brawl, because they have the Nokia Lumina 1020 smartphone which boasts a 41 megapixel camera.
Here’s the commercial if you want to watch it in its entirety:
If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Meet the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1020. 41 megapixels. Reinvented zoom. Nothing else comes close
Here’s what I want to know. Is a 41 megapixel camera (more than 3 times the pixels of any other smartphone I’ve seen) a compelling enough reason to buy the Nokia Lumina 1020 smartphone? I mean, beyond the camera, the smartphone is a Windows phone which I am not a big fan of. And then there’s the issue of the apps and playing third fiddle to the iPhone and popular Android-based phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4.
For me, the camera doesn’t sell it. I’d still rather have my Galaxy S4 and all of its features despite it only having a 13 megapixel camera. And besides, now that the standard has been set, how long will it be before all of the other smartphones have 40+ megapixel cameras too?
What’s your take? Would you switch to a Windows phone like the Nokia Lumina 1020 based solely on the fact that it has a 41 megapixel built-in camera? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.