Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView camera announced to bring the Finns back in the flagship game
0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2012, 09:14 posted on
Nokia just got back in the big game with the announcement of its Windows Phone 8 flagship - the Lumia 920. It marks a number of firsts for the fallen-from-grace manufacturer - its first with a modern dual-core processor, and the first with an HD screen...
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58. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
...worked for apple... and that design is 5 years old...
47. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 916; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
The difference here is that the phone in my avatar was groundbreaking, and so is its successor as well as the Note2. Lumia920 is nothing new or groundbreaking, Nokia NEED a smartphone that is out of this world and brings something unique and highly innovative, 920 does none of that.
The stock market has reacted accordingly, Nokia trading at just below $2 per share now, its a damn shame, this was their opportunity, i guess BB10 is our last hope for something that will shake up the industry, as at this point Apple, Samsung and Google are going to continue to dominate.
48. Srinivas (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)
It's a nice phone but we really have to see the camera samples before we can pass a judgement on image quality . Further the phone weighs 185grams , that i believe is a lot bulky than other phones of this screen size. Pricing (off contract) will play a great role in the sale of this device , same price range as Samsung ATIV will definitely work for it's sale . Lets just see what HTC has to offer .
51. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
I'm curious if the 920 is going to be available to VZW customers, or not? I see LTE data connectivity, but no mention of CDMA bands for voice. Yet another Nokia smartphone that won't be compatible with Big Red or Sprint?
59. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Not sure, no mention of carrier was made. Hopefully both the 920 and 820 will be available on all carriers. The AT&T exclusivity thing was nice and all, and made an earlier launch possible, but still wasn't great for anyone else that wanted one
56. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
WoW!!!!! Optical image stabilization,great.....now I can shoot from moving objects and still don't care for the image quality...
It seems great. When its coming to the market.
63. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
the F/2.0 aperture is the lowest found any smartphone. Think of aperture as how “open” a lens can get—the more open, the more light comes in. That’s crucial as light is what camera’s crave and is the key to getting a good image. You want to buy an expensive lens for your DSLR? Search for one with an F/1.4 aperture—basically the lower the number, the better. Reaching F/2.0 on a camera-phone is a pretty big deal, make no mistake about it. It will also greatly help to make your photos better as the shutter speed can go faster.
We’ve discussed back-side illuminated sensors (BSI) before—it’s what is found on the iPhone, Titan II and many Samsung phones. It puts the wires behind the sensor, allowing more light to be received and once again, making brighter photos. We’ve wanted Nokia to do this for a very long time and now they have.
The Lumia 900, Lumia 920 and 808 PureView
Sensor size is also crucial. Here, the bigger the better and the fact is, most smartphones have tiny sensors. Why do some “pro” DSLRs cost so much? It’s because they have a giant sensor (it’s also why they’re so big). The Lumia 920 sports a 1/1.4” sensor that beats many phones who roll with a smaller 1/2.5”. That brings us to megapixels…
Photographers hate megapixel discussions because it’s all consumers focus on, instead of all of the above. It’s often the least important aspect as those pixels won’t improve your photo much. It’s good for cropping, yes, but other than that?
Nokia informed us they could have added more than the 8MP to that 1/1.4” sensor, as some of their competitors have on their devices. But as we mentioned last night, jamming more megapixels on a sensor can have negative consequences, like reduce image quality. The more pixels on a sensor, the more light you need to illuminate them all. In turn, cameras with high megapixel count tend to have worse low-light performance. That’s right folks, putting 16MP or 32MP into a camera can be a bad thing, especially if it’s on a small sensor.
No, Nokia took the good route here—the one that photographers would have preferred: larger, BSI sensor with less megapixels so there is less noise in low light conditions.
Throw in their whole “Floating lens”, which is a mechanical form of image stabilization (aka better than software based) and we’re talking a whole new category.
So while we still need to see the finished product, to photo-enthusiasts everywhere, Nokia spoke our language today. They got it right, they focused on the right camera aspects and we like what we see.
Expect more in the future.
67. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
boooooooooooooooooooring !!! If I was a camera enthusiast I would buy a separate camera with all the works and cheap. A good camera on a phone is nice and important but is not enough to make me buy a phone. Ever.
64. jibraihimi (Posts: 714; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I don't understand why did they omitted micro sd slot from this smartphone..........??? If OS is supporting it now, they why to omit it......??? At least give the option of expansion slot and leave it to customer, on whether they want to insert the memory cards into their devices or not........... Apart from expansion slot, this phone is really very great...........
65. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
that's why Nokia will be king once more. They are innovators. hear this sammy boy and fapple?
68. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
That.... is a sexy phone! I love my S3 but that is really sweet looking too! I am kinda wanting it right now! In addition to my S3 I mean.