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Another Nokia Lumia 925 photo test demonstrates its low-light shooting skills

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Another Nokia Lumia 925 photo test demonstrates its low-light shooting skills
As a rule of thumb, smartphones have a really hard time taking a decent photo in low-light conditions, but Nokia wants to convince us that its Lumia 925 is an exception. The proof? A low-light photo shootout, of course! On its official blog, the company just posted a set of photos comparing the Nokia Lumia 925 camera's performance in low light against that of several of its competitors. 

As you might expect, the Nokia Lumia 925 delivered the best results, while the competition – the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z, the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the iPhone 5 – took much darker photos. That doesn't come as much of a surprise given the fact that the test was executed by Nokia itself, so we can't quite call it an unbiased source. However, a similar test performed several days ago showed that the Nokia Lumia 925 was really great for taking photos in the dark. Note that the Lumia's flash did not fire in neither of these tests, and neither did the flash on any of its rivals.

So who knows, the Nokia Lumia 925's 8.7-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and support for ISO speeds up to 3200 may really be as good as Nokia claims. Either way, we can't wait to see further camera comparisons between the Nokia Lumia 925 and the smartphones it will be running against on the market.


source: Nokia

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posted on 16 May 2013, 09:26 16

2. the_s2 (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Cant wait to get hands on one and test it myself to see it for real!

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:29 20

4. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


nokia wins

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:23 10

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep, No chance to other smartphones in low light category.

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:38 2

91. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


This is what nokia is becoming all about
I mean their cameras are fantastic but the os ui I dont liike it at all not to mention the lack of some apps

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:43 5

93. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


gotta ask what apps are now needed that are essential?

the 'lack of apps' comments seems to be as far as people go, never saying what apps are really needed

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:16 4

103. Bernoulli (Posts: 1571; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


not gonna lie, I miss the music downloader from android market

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:46 6

108. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


thats fair, but the essentials are all there

everyone will have certain apps they have gotten used too but the lack of apps comment is dead now

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:29 8

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)


This is the real deal...you see that HTC? that's how you make good phone cameras

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:31 21

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia FTW!

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:24 10

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


NL925 powered by Six Lens with ISO-3200

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:49 5

36. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


AWESOME!

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:23 2

56. sniper1087 (Posts: 408; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I like the nokia, but a couple of things bother me which are lacks of apps, yes at some point they will get it and that would be great, I tried the 920, in fact I have a 920 and a HTC One, and I find myself using the One more, the 920 is a great phone, but lacking apps that I used to use on android kind of threw me off. The browser is good but not great, performance was better on the HTC half the time. another thing I didnt like is that there is a front facing camera but besides skype there are no other video calling app, and you dont always have people on skype, where is tango?

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:52 3

37. galaxymega6.3 (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 May 2013)


yeah very convincing test from the site called Nokia. nice try nokia troll

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:13 10

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


hush little sammy paid troll

well if they are paying then i think they would expect more for there money then what you comment

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:22 9

54. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


STFU Samsung troll.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:38

7. Ibarra (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I dnt thnk so

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:41 1

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Yeah we know it has good low light shots. But what about everything else?

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:49 15

14. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


what every thing else ?

It has everything Except the Lag!!!

Beautiful Device + Good Hardware + Good OS(may not be Excellent ) + Durability ( Nokia known for) + A Brand called Nokia ....

What "you" wish for?

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:31 1

60. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Chill bro, I'm talking about shots in every other lighting and situation which is where the Lumia 920 struggled. I want to see if it can be the best in other camera categories too.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:42 8

10. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


So the next lumia will be the combination of L920+L928+L925+808 = EOS?

Hope so...

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:48 2

12. Cesar (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


i don't believe on this photos samples! they are horrible -.-

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:49 2

13. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


nokia with iso 3600 amazing

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:54 4

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


What magic is this cup magic :O

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:58 3

16. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


How can I know if these are real or fake like they did on 920?

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:01 8

17. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


buy one yourself ... i am sure you'll be
convinced.... :D

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:13 4

21. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Sorry, I don´t like microsoft ecosystem, I prefer googles

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:19 12

24. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


so why bother commenting , first everyone knows the ''fake ad'' wasnt said to be filmed with a 920 and the 920 lived up to the claims

seriously why bring it up every time , you fanboys are pathetic

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:41 2

62. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Don´t blame on me for nokia´s fault and 920 did not lived up to the claims, Iphone camera is way better then this fake pureview.

And saying that, I don´t think you can call me a fanboy

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:41 4

76. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


yes actually i can call you that as you are recycling the same lines as many others who troll nokia articles and with no reason either

see your just a stereotype. the iphones camera is great and was voted most appealing by the users on this site but you saying the 920 didnt live to the claims....explain? the video stabilizing is the best on a phone and its excellent in low light i.e. pureview phase 2

so whats your actual problem fanboy?

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:01 1

82. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


My problem is that nokia promissed a ultra blaster camera with 920 with its fake pureview and it was just an average high end phone camera and seeing that they made a fake video to ad this mediocre high end camare that 920 have.

Am I explained windows phone pockemon fanboy?!?!

And sorry for you so called OS that does´nt even have a notification system, is that a smartphone?

But if you ar happy with this "awesome" stuff your nokia a microsoft can get to you, sorry.

Ah! have you already begged today for intagram to go to WP as nokia told its users to do?

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:12 3

85. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ohh so many wrongs in your ...err lets be nice and say comment

first did nokia promise a ultra blaster camera with the 920...no as ultra blaster sounds like it came from the mind of a 5 year old. the 920 is phase 2, the only thing was with the 808 offering the best camera seen on a mobile the 920 was always going to be overshadowed

next the ''fake video'' ive explain many time you just cant grasp it so theres no point

ohh and ''windows phone pockemon fanboy''

its pokemon actually and any 90's kid grew up on it, you gotta look back at your childhood for the memorys. windows phone ....i have an 808 so i cant be a wp fanboy or id have a wp device

as for the idiotic begging instagram comment, when a company like nokia petition to get an app its customers wont thats better then a company not giving a damn

maybe you should beg for more attention at home rather then rehash the same crap other trolls say

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:53 2

94. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I have a lot of memories from pokemon, but I grew up, sorry you did´nt

And its easy to call other people fanboy when you trolls every single comment that say anything bad about nokia.
Do you have a mirror?

Explain what? that it wasnt a fake video? that nokia had to apologize for that

Sorry If I called you a WP fanboy, nobody is WP fanboy just because WP is a crap, because if nokia started to make BB smartphone you would buy it and no nokia user would bother, I should call you nokia fanboy, thats ok for you now?

And you think the best thing nokia could do was start to beg to instagram??

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:24 5

87. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Who exactly promised you an Ultra blaster camera??
What does that do? Shoot lazers instead of images?
Kill people in the frame?
And you base a smartphone on the availability of the notification system?
Keep living in the past boy...you have lots of time to grow up.
FYI, everyone with WP don't care about if Instagram is available or not. That is just for people who are trigger happy for photos.

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:41

92. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


A camera the shoot lazers would be awesome, you should patent that.

I base a smartphone on the at least basic features it can have and notification is one of them, jus as widgets, sorry you can not have it.

"FYI, everyone with WP don't care about if Instagram is available or not"
Have you ever heard about #2instawithlove?

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:53 3

95. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Ask Apple to patent it for you...they're the experts, not me.
You should try reading your own comments...you sound tiny.
Notifications comes with the live tiles...it's the way it's presented in WP.
If WP had notification and toggle drop down, some people are going to SCREAM 'copied from Android'...i can foretell you that!
As for insta-with-love, i've heard of it, but i don't give it a damn.

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:14

101. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Ok, so you must have every single app that may throw you a notification on the home screen.. Is that right?

Everyone copy everyone is more like a apple thing to sue people for that.

If you dont give a damn dont coment bulls**t, nokia is begging to have a instagram app and you say that no one who have a wp cares about it?!?! it that right?

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:34 1

106. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I told you...it's the way it is presented in WP. Don't expect Android like notifications on a WP...again, that's what most Android users wants even in iOS.

I missed a word on that last comment...i meant to say "Not everyone with WP...".
And yeah, Nokia is requesting, not begging, for user's sake...those trigger happy users.

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:54

111. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I don´t expect android like notification, they can make a generic notification tale for those apps that are not on main screen or whatever, I just think the way is today is not a smart thing to do(need to let apps on mains screen so they can see if there is any notification...)

posted on 16 May 2013, 16:24

120. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Here's the last note i'm leaving you as a wrap up for today's lesson.
Learn to appreciate something different, don't only criticize cause everything will not go according to what everyone wants.
So long...

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:23 4

104. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


hahaha... Have u ever used a windows phone ever or just writing stuff that u read in some other websites...???? If u do remember there was a device named nokia 900 with maemo????? Fyki android and apple copied most f the stuff frm maemo itself.. Its nt nokia,s fault if there are sm apps( god knows which apps u talkin bout, phaaaart apps , catsound apps, im rich app( paid), or thousands f duplicate apps, sorry frgot to add ur malware as well). Well if windows wud have been in hands f nokia ur so called samd@@g wud be in trash. But its msft,s fault first of all. Nokia in the past has given updates to nearly 3-4 year old phones. No single cmpny thinks so much bout its consumers. .if in anycase u need any tutorial in windows then do lemme know i will post a youtube link fr u ' pinnochio'

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:51 1

110. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I'm sorry, but I did'nt understand a word you say...

posted on 16 May 2013, 21:47

125. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


no need mate , bt m sorry i wrote something dat only few smart people can understand. Cheers

posted on 17 May 2013, 07:47

131. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I know the kind of people understand what you say and I am happy for not be one of them

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:02 1

83. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Oh! and tell all the people in the world to stop recycling the same lines saying that nazism is no good, maybe you think they are trolls either

posted on 17 May 2013, 09:35

132. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


that fake ad is old news now new is nokia cemera is the best in moblie market who gives a s**t about ads if phone is real deal

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:15 1

45. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Even if the pic alleged to be taken with the 925 was in fact taken with a production 925, I have to wonder about the settings used on the other cameras. Like whether or not HDR was used.... HTC One with latest S/W update and HDR may outdo the 925 (larger pixel size grabs more light).

I am waiting for a more 'objective' comparison.

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:43 1

64. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


As you said, how can someone believe in a "research" made by one of the contenders. Poor naive people

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:04 1

19. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Ya the Galaxy S4 didn't have Auto Night Detection mode on. Fixed

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:06 3

20. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


CNet ran their own low-light camera comparison of the 928 vs One, GS4, and iPhone 5. The 928 produced an amazingly well-lit photo with that xenon flash. The GS4 was the worst of the bunch.

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:31

31. shadez10 (Posts: 406; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


do you have a link to that comparison?..

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:25

58. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's about 2/3 of the way down their 928 hands-on.

http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/nokia-lumia-928-verizon/4505-6452_7-35760294.html

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:53 1

70. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


even cnet has a healthy comments section than PA

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:45 2

79. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


okay the s**tty person that dislikes every comment is a total bull-astroturfer

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:30 1

88. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


PA commenters are petty. If you talk nice about a phone they don't like, you get thumbed down. It's supposed to be a "good comment/bad comment" system, but it's turned it into "good device/bad device". I'm over it.

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:55 1

96. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


LMFAO!!!!

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:56 1

112. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


wow, they dislikes may laughing??lol

posted on 16 May 2013, 15:09 2

114. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No, they just don't like LMFAO. I don't know why, that one dude's fro is epic.

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:16

23. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


iPA calling them "biased" lol thats so ironic

posted on 16 May 2013, 15:11 2

115. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


iPA? Lately it looks more like GalaxyArena. The top seller gets all the attention, whoever that is at the time.

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:23

26. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


xperia Z the best... lol :D

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