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Lumia 920 camera beats iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light... in a Microsoft ad

Lumia 920 camera beats iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light... in a Microsoft ad
In what seems to be one of the most absurd ads we've seen in a while, the Nokia Lumia 920 has managed to beat the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in term of low-light photography. The ad basically shows a photographer taking a picture of a weird scene involving a man wearing a pig mask and a women's team of roller derby girls acting as if trying to catch him. Well, let's just say that it's art and we shouldn't necessarily expect to find any solid logic in there.

At the end of the ad, we see the shots from all three phones being compared, making it look as if the Lumia 920 is way, way better that its competition. Of course, it's safe to say that the shots presented by the ad are completely fake, since they simply make the image from the Lumia 920 seem perfect, and we all know that Lumia 920 images are far from perfect.

Go ahead, watch the ad and share with us what you guys think! Is the Lumia 920 really that good?



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posted on 24 May 2013, 03:06 19

1. Doctor.Who (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Not again !
Stop !

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:12 5

6. zhiae (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


so what we all know that and 90% don't care this is truth

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:36 5

11. tech2 (Posts: 2325; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I maybe wrong but I doubt its truth.

If you look at the head of that character with costume. You can see two glares in Lumia 920 on right and left side above his eyes.

It is partially visible on iphone 5's image but it can't be seem on GS3 at all. I mean if there was some light GS3 would have definitely picked that up at least to some extend, right ?

I agree Lumia has better low light camera but that difference is too good to be true !

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:40 7

12. Lillann (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2013)


Samsung S3 has better screen

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:41 13

45. SIGPRO (Posts: 496; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


It's about camera performance and not screen, damn fanboys get a life...jeeez!

posted on 24 May 2013, 15:11 1

87. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)


No! Iphone 5 has the best screen among the 3

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:04 1

20. zhiae (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


I mean we all know that nokia low light is better so what
let it be (we 90% don't care about this truth) about cam I wont buy nokia cuz the only speciation is in cam
I would pay more 200$ to get Nikon dslr im right im so right (even through iphone 5 or gs4 or one or z the deference is not notice able to buy nokia over another high end brands )

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:12 5

40. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Low light pictures with Lumia 920 are indeed that good.
We have compared my Lumia 920 and my friends GS3 in low light, because he also doubted the L920 performance, and he was speechless with the result.

The point is that different ppl have different expectations from their device.
I, for example, want a smooth and simple OS combined with a good camera, from a company that builds way above average quality phones and has great support (hardware and software-wise).
My friend cares for that extra 0.4 inches of extra display and the openness of Android.
Marketplace apps is not an issue anymore, new apps show up fast these days.
OK, we have to admit that WP8 still misses some capabilities, but the 8.1 update is right around the corner...

posted on 24 May 2013, 10:24

81. sergiobr (Posts: 429; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


My S3 with rom from xda-developers + CameraPro APK tunned to Night Shot + Flash Allways + ISO 200 do a GREAT job !!! :-)

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:40 3

78. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


It's the real deal, trust me. I use a similar test to show off the low light capabilities to customers all the time. I use a dark closet in the corner of my store, and take pictures with no flash on the lumia and whatever other phone is laying around (GS4, GS3, iPhone 5, Optimus G, etc.). The result is the same every time, and it blows me away how much difference there is.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:44 3

14. Lillann (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2013)


HTC ONE has better low light performance.

Galaxy S4, nokia not dare to face, has a much better camera....

Look at the latest camera test here at Phone arena.

Phone arena ? why do you just Microsoft advertising here?

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:08 8

22. the_best (Posts: 137; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


okay so this i fake?
it really annoys me when PA says things that simply isnt true, the pic from L920 is far from perfekt, a system camera would have been a million times better!
However the windows team know how to use the pureview tech for best results, something that PA clearly has no knowlegde about.
The OIS enables the camera shutter to be open longer and therefor take in more light, hence the bright picture, the problem is that with even a little motion the picture gets blurry in dark situations, even with the OIS.
as seen in the ad they use something to fixate the phones and the result is really something special.

I have taken pictures in the dark that lets me se things i couldnt se with my own eyes with L920.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:57 5

39. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


My Lumia 920 produces exactly the same images like this ad.

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:36

44. the_best (Posts: 137; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


ps: that is not a pig mask, it a bear mask!

posted on 24 May 2013, 17:26

89. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


i doubt that, were your eyes at nigth mode too ??

posted on 25 May 2013, 16:53

94. the_best (Posts: 137; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


haha exellent point =P

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:17 5

41. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


HTC One has better low light performance?
OK, HTC One has good low light performance, but nowhere near L920.
And HTC One has also average day-time performance as well.

posted on 24 May 2013, 06:17 1

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


uhhh, who told you this? samsung?

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:43 2

79. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


The ONE does not have better low light. It has great low light, but the Lumia still edges it out by a small margin. Screw PA's camera tests, do your own and see the difference. That being said, the ONE is an amazing phone... and if I didn't love my Lumia, I would own one in a heartbeat.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:09 7

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol, if you can't sell well your product, you bash the competitors as well...

nice try Microsoft...

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:15 22

9. rantao333 (Posts: 263; Member since: 21 May 2013)


samsung prove that when u bash some one, u sell very well.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:46 1

16. Lillann (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2013)


How dare microsoft view it, here you can see how much better screen Galaxy 3 has its superore

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:54 7

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


what screen? ad was about camera comparison.

wake up!

posted on 24 May 2013, 12:35

84. ChadwicK (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2013)


waht ppl mean is in trying to glorify the superiority of the Lumia's low light camera capabilities they are inadvertently showcasing teh superior quality of Samsung's screen..screen quality being a much greater determinant of whether or not a person purchases a smartphone than it's low light camera capabilities..topic of this article notwithstanding

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:50 1

63. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Don't pick on Microslush cuz they have deep pockets and can afford to pay handsomely for the recent barrage of Micro-related articles on PhoneArena. But, I wonder if they're paying PA the same premium they pay over at Engadget to get the same articles published: inquiring minds want to know??????????

posted on 24 May 2013, 08:57 1

70. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


samsung knows this very well!

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:25

73. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


+1 Wendy

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:09 14

3. Gawain (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


920 images are far from perfect, but in low light that's a pretty accurate representation. Pretty much the whole world knows these cameras on Nokia do really well in low light. My iPhone does cr*p in the dark.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:09

4. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Dirty Angry Bird's Pig ^_^

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:11 6

5. jeff1434325 (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


What the hell are you thinking?...it's there commercial, so it's only logical that they would make the Lumia 920 the star-of-the-show just like what everybody else is doing in their own commercial.

---makes sense right?

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:06 1

51. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Why is it that you praise nokia/microsoft at every article against them and rather bash the author? Oh wait - I get it. Fanboy can't face the truth. Awwww, cry baby..

posted on 25 May 2013, 00:22 2

92. jeff1434325 (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


well, i see nothing wrong with that.
An article made by a Fanboy needs a comment from a Fanboy.

What is it to you now?

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:13 6

7. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


in a microsoft ad and also in real world iphonearena....

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:15 8

8. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)


Ray S, is this the first time u see ad? for a start, u can go watch samsung / apple ads. They are every bit misleading as well. I don't see you bashing them as well? Another fanboy I will say.

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:46 2

80. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree. I'm all up for free journalism but this article.. This could have looked like a paid ad from Microsoft (from which phonearena receives revenues) but instead the intent is the exact opposite and highly opinionated while posted as news. Disappointed.

posted on 24 May 2013, 15:28

88. -box- (Posts: 3854; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What's odd is Ray did the original 920 review here on PA and praised it highly. Guess he went back to his pro-apple stance?

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:29 21

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


Ray S, I can't believe that you're a fanboy.

"....it's safe to say that the shots presented by the ad are completely fake, since they simply make the image from the Lumia 920 seem perfect, and we all know that Lumia 920 images are far from perfect."

Seriously Ray? Are you kidding me? How do you know that the shots are fake? Are you a god?
Ray, are you a reviewer or a fanboy? Reviewers don't bash manufacturers! -_-

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:50 10

17. Lillann (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2013)


I think he is a fanboy... No apple ads here, no samsung ads here, no Lg ads here, No sony ads here, no motorola ads here,

If you read the latest camera test here at phone arena you can see that this is not true!

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:02 13

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


Yeah, I'm very disappointed right now. I thought Ray is a nice reviewer, but actually he's a fan.......(sigh) Never mind.....

One word : Disappointed.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:14 5

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So since he said something you don't agree with, all of a sudden he's not nice, and your disappointed? As you move on from age 14, you should prepare for lotsa disappointment then kiddo.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:23 6

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


Nice comment big guy, I didn't say he's not nice, he's a nice reviewer, but this time he's just.....wrong!

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:25 3

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How is he wrong?

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:38 5

33. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


How can he say this without checking the facts?
It can not be that Lumia 920 is so good then it must be a fake?

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:12 3

54. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I was always against this kid. Always.
A 14 year old kid bashes an experienced PhoneArena reviewer. And for what? Just 'cause he gave an honest opinion. Not cool.
This kid needs to learn a lot more.

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:27 5

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


You don't even know what does "bash" means. I didn't bash a PhoneArena reviewer, I'm just disappointed that why he will directly assume those shots are fake. You want the truth? Well, not really the truth, but I can say it's "half-truth", just watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeHlUNKoTJo

quadrazeus, please shut up if you have nothing to say. Stop going against me like that. Oh wait, I don't even have to explain to you, because you're just a butthurt kid.

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:39 3

59. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Nah, won't watch it. We've had a blind photo comparison and that was enough. Call me a kid, I don't mind, cause in the end everyone knows whose acting too smart for his age.
Learn to accept facts instead of arguing. The other day you didn't get the point of 1080p tablets, lol.
'Nuff said.

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:45 2

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


Keep go against me, I don't care, I love it! So I can keep ignoring you. Lame butthurt kid.

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:18 2

72. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Lol, but you're responding to him, not ignoring.

posted on 25 May 2013, 20:02

96. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO exactly

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:30 1

74. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well Nokia was caught in decievness befor, even Smoke by Windows was a Epic Fail™ so what do you expect?

So we all asumed this time they are doing the same like last time!

posted on 25 May 2013, 20:00

95. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly quad. I hate to admit, but sadly xperia's becoming more and more fanboy by the post. He now bashes people for giving an honest opinion. That's what you'd expect from that troll droiddoes PhoneArenaUser and gmr1. Xperia love and enjoy android cuz I do, but don't become blind to choice dude. Just look at how pathetic droiddoes and PAU are.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:59 5

18. Ray.S (Posts: 263; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Actually, that's exactly what the job of a reviewer is - to criticise. What is not the job of a reviewer is to simply repeat the lies of companies. Which one do you prefer me to do?

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:11 3

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said Ray. These fanboys seem to forget, that this is business for you, while they sit at home on the couch complaining about their device not being perfect. Get a life fanboys, the man is at work...try it sometimes, or try putting your phones down and going on a date...with a girl.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:29 8

31. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


You are wrong, he never checked if the Lumia 920 can do what Nokia say it can do!
Is an amateur that never use Lumia 920 .

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:33 7

32. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


You want to see professional work, see this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeHlUNKoTJo

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:20 6

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


Good work, Now Ray S should watch this video.

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:07 8

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


completely disagree with you on this

''it's safe to say that the shots presented by the ad are completely fake,''

this is an absolute comment, like he has facts that this is true. he has never said the same for any other ad. like the iphone ad's its obvious there touched up and made to look more appealing. the sequence shorting is never mentioned either which can be said to mislead the customer on the speed of certain functions of the phone.

its been said many time this reviewer has a real bias towards certain things but to let it dominate everything he reviews calls into question his work

nothing to do with fanboys this time except for the one reviewing

posted on 25 May 2013, 20:05

97. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can that be proven though chaotic? If not then its simply speculation on your part bro. I see your point, but a profound statement like that needs to have proof attached.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:15 7

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


Yes, Nokia lied about the camera on their Lumia 920 ad right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbF7TgX9gy8
But they've already apologized for it.

The job of a reviewer is to review and write articles, not criticise. No matter how you hate the company, hate it on your heart, not on an article.

posted on 24 May 2013, 09:31

75. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Once a liar, always a liar™

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