Instagram is not bad
Please don't get me wrong as it was not a attempt to discriminate the Instagram as its a very nice product considering its social network capabilities like tagging people, searching photos by location..all kinds of stuff. You get to discover new places, people, things and above that you can share your pictures very quickly.
Unfortunately the resolution of photos shared on instagram tends to be very low getting its technical side here is why. Overlaying all those filters and effects on top of your images requires the overlays to be created for the exact dimensions of the image. Rather than making many different overlays of varying dimensions, the app shrinks and crops your images to fit the sizes of their filters.
Historically this cropping and shrinking takes your photos down to 612×612 — not very high-definition. If you’re running the latest version of the app on a supported device, that resolution gets bumped up as high as 2048×2048. While that may sound like a lot, it’s only around 4.19MP.
The main camera on the Lumia 1020 is 41MP. Doing some quick math, that means the Lumia 1020 is almost ten times better than the current maximum resolution that Instagram can handle. Put another way, that image that you took on your Lumia 1020 was 7712×5360. Instagram would have thrown away 37,142,016 pixels — around 90% of your picture.
Why Instagram doesn't matter
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is all about the awesome camera & awesome zooming innovation by Nokia & Microsoft for the windows phone 8. So taking down the pictures with instagram will surely deteriorate the qulaity of pictures taken with the camera of Lumia 1020. So on this particular phone, the lack of Instagram doesn’t matter. Your pictures will be better, higher resolution, and much more “pretty” since you can’t “downgrade” them with Instagram.
So enjoy the phone, capture pictures & relive your memories in a better quality.
But if your life revolves around Instagram-there is a possibility for that then this is not the phone for you. If you value pictures with high resolution, with great saturation, hue, and luminosity, you’re one of the people who will +1 this article and share it with your friends, because you already know the value of good pictures.