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Nokia Lumia 1020 now available through Expansys-Australia

Lumia 1020 at Expansys Australia

While Telstra is due to launch the Nokia Lumia 1020 in Australia any day now (still not showing up on their website), Expansys-Australia is offering the 41MP Windows Phone now.

Expansys-Australia is offering the unlocked version of the Lumia 1020 for $878.38 Australian (about $821 US). Expansys is offering the unlocked Lumia 1020 in white, black and yellow with all three showing "in stock now".

The Lumia 1020 is an impressive Windows Phone that sports the 41MP Pureview camera with optical image stabilization, a 4.5" AMOLED screen, and 32GB of storage. You can catch our full review of the Lumia 1020 here and all the ordering details from Expansys-Australia here (the 1020's are listed at the bottom of the screen).

Thanks, Neil, for the tip!

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John20212 says:

that is crazy expensive

imZadok says:

It's still cheaper than the iPhone 5s 32gb, which is $999. Even the iPhone 5c 32gb is $869...

John20212 says:

maybe it is cheaper but that does not make it any less expensive than it is
I mean seriously who in their right mind would pay $1000 for an iPhone, or any other phone for that matter? You can get an ultrabook, or a Surface Pro for that!
 

imZadok says:

I agree completely. The high buying price is a big reason why so many Australians sign up for 2 year contracts, which have no upfront costs. 
 
Thankfully while iPhones don't normally drop much in price, Nokias do. The 1020 should be a few hundred dollars cheaper by the end of the year.

Nataku4ca says:

u'll be surprised, my father inlaw bough a 64gb... my eyes popped when i heard that, he's not going to use more than 16gb.... =..= (and i was right :P)

RyanAMG says:

You should see the price an a C63AMG down under. Over double the cost in the US

schlubadub says:

It's around $100 more than the 920 when that launched. 920 is now around $470. I think $600-700 is okay for a top-end phone. You'll pay 2-3 times more on contract

rastanac says:

No worries, George! :) Keen on grabbing it but might wait for the price to go down a bit.

icyrock1 says:

I have mixed feelings about the 1020. Mainly because of the Hump (which feels really weird to hold in the hand, IMO). I would have much prefered it if they would have made it thicker, just so that damned hump wouldn't be there (and hey, while there at it, why not build in Wireless charging and a slightly bigger battery?). It's really annoying when compaired to the 928 (yes, I think the 928 is better to hold and feels better in the hand. The size and weight distribution is much better than that on the 1020).

imZadok says:

How does it feel with a wireless charging case attached? From the pictures I've seen it removes most of the camera bump.

icyrock1 says:

I don't know. I haven't gotten mine delivered yet (ordered it a few days ago).

This is first generation 1020, I expect the second generation to be better, even somehow minimizing the hump. As the phone is already so expensive some sacrifices had to be made, including wireless charging, no SD card and larger battery.

icyrock1 says:

True. The camera can't be cheap to make, and really, it's the main reason I got it. But it's a real annoyance atm, when I don't need the camera (which, is a lot of the time). Hopefully, the Wireless charging case I ordered can help make it feel better in the hand.

From what I have seen the wireless charging plate definitely smoothes out the back.

schlubadub says:

I could live without SD if it had 64 GB... 32 isn't enough for a camera phone.

We can blame ATT here in the USA for 32 GB, every where else there is an option for 64 GB.

theefman says:

No, there isn't. Only Telefonica carriers like O2 in the UK and and Germany will exclusively be getting the 64GB version, everywhere else in the works has the 32GB version. Nothing to blame att for, even though that is the fashionable thing to do nowadays....

John20212 says:

You can blame ATT for not taking the 64gb version, as Nokia premier partner in the US I am pretty sure Nokia would give them the option if they wanted it, just as Nokia removed wireless charging because cariers like ATT wanted slimmer phones after the 920.
So yes I blame ATT as well for not having a 64gb option.
 

mlcooper54 says:

Looks like the Australian 1020 runs Windows 8 instead of Windows Phone 8<g>. Maybe that's why its so expensive??

Mark Cesari says:

Harvey Norman has it listed for $40 cheaper and a free camera grip if you pre-ordered the yellow model.. I would like this for the camera but the price combined with the hump is making me reconsider keep the 920.

Ron_2155 says:

Apart from the camera i don't think the 1020 is any better than the 920!

John20212 says:

and the extra 1gb of ram; but yeah its pretty much the same device, but a lot slimmer even with the bump which btw makes it easier to hold, not harder.

fobarina says:

Got mine yesterday as a product care replacement for my 920 at Harvey Norman and i got to say, i prefer the 920. The gloss yellow is so much more vibrant than the matte finish and the same can be said about the screen. There was just that much more wow. Unfortunately, they don't stock the 920 because its been replaced with 925. The camera is impressive though, but i can't shake the feeling that its a downgrade of the overall experience

iyae says:

FYI telstras isn't coming any day now. They have a software bug in their custom firmware and don't know how long it will take to fix. They called me yesterday and cancelled my preorder and are sending me a free 520 for the trouble. Its going to be a little while before Telstra sorts this out I think.

Way too expensive. Also, I'll never use Expansys again. They were impossible to deal with when I discovered my 820 was faulty. And the phone didn't have warranty in Australia so beware.