Nokia has sought to address the shortcomings and limitations of the Windows Phone platform by packing immensely good cameras into its high-end devices, and the fact that the Lumia 920's snapper is still widely considered the best in the business is a testament to that fact. Nokia's so-called 'PureView' technology with OIS is back for another round in the upcoming Lumia 928 handset, which looks a modest refresh on the current flagship, and to show you just how good the 928's shooter is, Nokia has put together a little comparison video pitting the camera against that of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple's iPhone 5 in low lighting conditions.
Although things have been somewhat quiet from Nokia and Windows Phone 8 in light of the upcoming smartphone releases from Samsung and HTC, the camera of the Finnish company's Lumia 920 is still considered among the best in the business. Conversely, the Samsung Galaxy S Series' snappers have tended to underperform, and while Nokia's flagship completely smoked the Galaxy S III in terms of still camera performance (particularly in low light), the Galaxy S4's much-hyped 13-megapixel offering brings the kinds of improvements you would expect of a next-gen handset. To test one category, one user has taken the opportunity to produce a stabilization comparison video of Samsung's apparent best video camera against that of the 920, which of course includes that much-lauded PureView technology. Which came out on top? Find out, after the break!
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally here, and having already compared the device against the HTC One and iPhone 5, we're back with another face-off. This time, the new handset will be pitting its wits against two devices which have been presented with the mammoth task of rejuvenating the fortunes of two once-mighty brands in the mobile industry. Both Nokia and BlackBerry have enjoyed vast successes over the past decade, but as both have struggled in the wake of iOS and Android, the Nokia Lumia 920 on Windows Phone 8, and the BlackBerry Z10 on the BB10 OS, have some real ground to make up if they are to compete with the Galaxy S4. Here, we compare them with yet another like-for-like table of the vital specifications.
With the likes of Apple and Samsung dominating the smartphone industry in the last few years, there has been a lot of attention lavished on Nokia over the last couple of weeks as we wait patiently to see if their flagship Lumia 920 device can make any kind of substantial impact in the mobile space. Early indications suggest that the Windows Phone 8 powered device has been received extremely well by consumers but could this be due to the physical design of the device or could the embedded software be a major part of the appeal? Nokia's lead designer Marko Ahtissari has taken a few minutes to share his thoughts on the product and what he calls a "really beautiful balance between the digital and the physical".
Although the tech coverage was dominated by Microsoft and Windows Phone 8 yesterday, Google also announced some significant new releases of its own, and among them was the LG-manufactured Nexus 4 smartphone. While it's perhaps lacking in one or two key departments, it still has enough about it to qualify as high-end, and as such, what bigger test for a top-drawer smartphone than to compare it with the iPhone 5 on iOS and the Lumia 920 on Windows Phone 8?
In order to keep itself in the news amid the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and various Nexus / Android hype, Nokia has been taking shots at rivaling OEMs (mainly Apple), and in the very latest, the Finnish company has made a point of displaying the Lumia 920's uniqueness.
Nokia's Lumia range accounted for the only devices worth checking out on Windows Phone 7.x, so naturally, all eyes are on whether the Finnish company can deliver the goods for the yet-to-be-released Windows Phone 8 platform. The omens are good, and as well as packing the best tried-and-tested camera in the smartphone market in the Lumia 920, Nokia also offers a cheaper, mid-to-high-end smartphone in the Lumia 820, and both come in a slew of vibrant colors.
Although the blogosphere has been dominated almost entirely with reports and coverage of Apple's iPhone 5, it's important to remember that the Cupertino company's sixth flagship device is just one of many new and exciting smartphones releasing this Fall. The Windows Phone 8 platform will be hoping to make a significant impression on a market dominated by iOS and Android, and in terms of Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the pick of the bunch.
There is no doubt about the fact that Nokia's recently announced Lumia 920 is going to make a serious splash in the smartphone market when it is eventually released to the public. The gorgeous design and inclusion of Windows Phone 8 makes it a very attractive prospect for those looking to acquire a new device, and that is before you even start to take into account the addition of native Augmented Reality features and fantastic little inclusions like wireless charging based on the Qi Standard.
The iPhone 5 is a hotly anticipated device, with pre-orders hitting the 2 million mark in the first 24 hours of launch, it is all set to be the most sought-after device for this holiday season. Although the announcement of the iPhone 5 brought about quite a bit of criticism from certain people who wanted Apple to introduce an all-new design for the device, a company spokeswoman has already claimed that the interest in the new iPhone is "incredible".