Here we offer a comparison between both the smartphones in order to help consumers make a more informed choice.

Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA display with PureMotion HD+ technology where as Sony Xperia Z1 sports a bigger 5.0-inch TFT full HD display featuring TRILUMINOS with X-Reality screen technology and Sony BRAVIA Engine.

Nokia’s latest Lumis edition has a tough polycarbonate body and also sports a screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Sony Xperia Z1, on the other hand, features a water-proof and dust-resistant body and is functional under water up to five feet for 30 minutes.

Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM, whereas Xperia Z1 comes with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and LTE, hence taking a lead over Nokia.

In terms of storage capacity, Xperia Z1 again takes the lead as it comes with 16 GB memory which can be expanded up to 64GB, while Nokia features 32GB memory with no microSD facility.
Sony Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while Nokia Lumia 1020 like its predecessors hosts a Windows operating system.

Now we come to the main highlight that both the smartphones have to offer, their camera! Both Sony and Nokia have taken an extra step in providing their users with optimum user experience with their high-end cameras which makes them the top two camera phones in the industry.

Lumia 1020 packs in a 41 mega-pixel PureView camera boasting of six physical lenses rear camera along with a 1.2 mega-pixel front-facing camera. The dual-capture feature of the smartphone allows users to take a high resolution 38 megapixel image and also creates a 5 megapixel picture that can be shared on social networking sites.

Lumia 1020 comes with a per-loaded application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anybody to take professional quality images. The application allows users to click pictures first and then zoom later to get their desired shot.

On the other hand, Xperia Z1 also sports a 20.7 mega-pixel rear view camera with Sony G-lens and a separate BIONZ image processor engine. It also hosts a 2.0-megapixel Exmor R camera with1080p video recording ability.

Xperia Z1 also features loads of camera applications such as: superior auto and manual options, time-shift burst, Sweep Panorama, Social Live, which allows users to put 'Augmented Reality' scenarios on to a picture to make short-video clips. However, even with its amazing line of features, Sony Xperia Z1 fails to impress camera enthusiasts as it does not feature the OIS feature losing in terms of camera specifications to Nokia Lumia 1020.