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

0. phoneArena 24 May 2013, 02:58 posted on

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...

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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 (unregistered)


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: 3477; 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: 1527; 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: 494; 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 (unregistered)


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: 712; 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: 139; 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: 127; 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: 139; 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: 139; 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: 322; 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: 89; 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: 420; 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: 103; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Dirty Angry Bird's Pig ^_^

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:11 6

5. jeff1434325 (Posts: 97; 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?

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