x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Nokia Lumia 925 beats the Lumia 920 in low-light camera comparison

Nokia Lumia 925 beats the Lumia 920 in low-light camera comparison

Posted: , by Nick T.

Tags:

Nokia Lumia 925 beats the Lumia 920 in low-light camera comparison
It is time for another photo shootout featuring the Nokia Lumia 925, showing off how great of a camera the handset can be in low-light conditions. This time, however, the company's flagship isn't going against the HTC One, or the Galaxy S4, Xperia Z and iPhone 5. Instead, it is the Nokia Lumia 920 that the smartphone is being compared with, and the differences are pretty clear.

As you can see for yourself in the photo samples provided below, the Nokia Lumia 925 is capable of taking photos with more life-like colors than the Lumia 920. Photos taken with the latter, on the other hand, have a bit colder color representation. Besides The Nokia Lumia 920's photos appear to lack in contrast, unlike those shot with the Lumia 925. 

Fortunately for all holding on to a Nokia Lumia 920, the smartphone's camera performance is to get a boost with an upcoming software update. The so-called Lumia Amber update, expected to start rolling out in Q3 of 2013, will include Nokia's Smart Camera application with its many features and effects, support for ISO 3200, faster burst shots, and FM radio support.

Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples
Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples

Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples


68 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 30 May 2013, 02:39 24

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7272; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Since it's released 6 months after the Lumia 920, it SHOULD have a better camera.

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:07

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5517; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Another reason why the L-EOS will be an AT&T exclusive - the L920 is stale.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:35 6

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


I really like this Nokia L925!

Slim
Superb camera
But the restricted OS, let's it down
Having thoughts of buying this

®

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:44

62. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


But I thought you hate Nokia?

posted on 31 May 2013, 11:18

64. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


he was Nokia fan before dude.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:58

66. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i got a advice buy it figure out how to wipeout wp8 then figure out how to get android on it then post the links how u did it meanwhile there will be wp20 by the time you are done

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:42 33

2. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Innovation ? No no i say EVOLUTION.
good job nokia.

posted on 30 May 2013, 09:38 2

45. windroid (unregistered)


I think the evolution is more in the software rather than hardware and eventually the Amber update will also benefit previous Lumias like the 920.

Anyway the photos of 925 have a warmer tone which are more pleasing. Still to see full sized photos for noise and detail comparison.

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:42 22

3. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The Nokia Lumia 925 is probably the best smartphone camera period (not including the 808), at least until the Lumia WP8.x EOS comes out this summer...

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:46 7

5. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Yes i agree.
waiting to see it announced and also rumoured Sony honami .

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:39 1

28. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I think the Honami has a lot of potential to show Nokia a good phone camera is nothing special. Especially since they want to start a phone camera war now. I don't expect them to be on top much longer for phones cameras.

In China the next gen phone sensors are already in a few phones out that will be in the next flagships.

The cameras are 18MP back with dual flash
5 and 8mp front

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:54 8

31. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


In my opinion, Honami and probably the S4 Zoom might beat the Lumia 925, but, Nokia's 41MP sensor? Not even close. Wont happen. Camera war has begun even 5 years ago with Sony Ericsson (K-series and C-series) and Nokia (mostly N-series) strutting their stuff. When Nokia manages to apply the Pelican 16-sensor array camera they tech will be even further ahead. the 808PV's camera took 5 years to develop. and i believe neither Samsung nor Sony spent that long just to develop a phone camera.

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:43 6

34. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Newcomers don't know what those are. I owned many N-series in the past. Great phones! N82 was the stand-out in the camera department.

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:58 5

35. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


N82 is probably still the best 5MP shooter even today; N73 was one of the first 3.2MP shooters and also among the best in that range. I wish Nokia brings back the multi-aperture found on the N86.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:37 6

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


I still have those 3 phones in my draw, in good condition!

®

posted on 30 May 2013, 19:44

56. Damo579 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Me too I would love a 8 megapixel camera with bigger sensor OIS and variable aperture

posted on 30 May 2013, 19:43

55. Damo579 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Yes and also the N95 took great photos only no xenon flash.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:00

67. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i highly dout zoom can beat even N8 their camera histry says it all remeber galaxy camera last year

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:53 1

47. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Sony has yet to prove it can build successful smartphones with functional cameras that fully exploit it's quality sensors, so the jury is still out...

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:20 4

25. rizevnarastek (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


May be a really good cameraphone but it's ruined by WP.
It makes it bleak and utterly useless.

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:38 9

27. sbw44 (Posts: 357; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Why cause you don't have thousands of fart apps?

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:44 4

30. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Looks like your store is full of crapware (literally) too.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/search?q=fart

All stores are filled with these stupid apps the actual number of useful apps/good games is not even 5% of the app.

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:01 3

33. icyrock1 (Posts: 298; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Actually, the camera on the S4 is also something to behold, apparently it matched the 808 on parts of the dox camera test.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:14 1

39. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Unless you want to switch off all lights before taking a picture or close all doors. Under normal lighting conditions it's on par with S4 and ip5.
Agree 920/925 beat the crap out of all handsets in darkness, but it's kinda meh thing...
Also
1. Video quality is better on S4, ip5, ONE etc compared to the 920/925.
2. Front camera is better on S4,ip5, ONE etc " " .

posted on 30 May 2013, 16:16 3

53. freebee269 (Posts: 516; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i own a lumia 920 and gs4 this "1. Video quality is better on S4, ip5, ONE etc compared to the 920/925." is false. the gs4's camera still has alot of shake to it which makes watching video's a little uncomfortable. you can turn on image stabilization for video but then that crops the video which leaves out part of the video's edges. also the stabilization is software can not account for as many hand movements as hardware therefore still leaving a shaky video which isnt as good as hardware. the lumia 920's stabilization is hardware which is alot more stable which results in better video quality.

posted on 31 May 2013, 00:02

58. -box- (Posts: 3706; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


The N8 still.compares favorably, and the 928 gets the Xenon flash (which is a glaring commission on the 925)

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:43 19

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh damn, I want this phone! Sadly it's not released in my country yet. Come on, Nokia! This is gonna be my first Windows Phone, I can't wait any more! x(

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:46 3

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7272; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You like using exclamation marks don't you?

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:49 6

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


No, I don't.

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:54 4

10. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


I!!! Do!!! !

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:00 1

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7272; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes you do!

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:18

19. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You sure are rich xperia droid, you already have an xperia z and now you're gonna buy a lumia 925

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:23 1

24. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How many times do I need to explain? My Xperia Z have problems! Go to the article below and find my comment (comment #21). :)
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Leaked-pictures-of-Windows-Phone-Amber-update-on-Nokia-Lumia-925_id43470

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:33 1

26. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Are we unlucky? I swear my Lumia 800 has ghostly problems, straight away from opening the box. No one else on the Internet has experienced my problems! Also get the next Lumia flagship ... O.O

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:00

32. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, I used the Xperia Z for three months and it has problems, the guy at the Sony store said I'm the first person that is experiencing problems with the Xperia Z.

First, Xperia P, then Xperia Z. Kinda creepy.

posted on 31 May 2013, 06:32 1

63. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2280; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I think u like Sony phones.

posted on 31 May 2013, 00:06 1

59. -box- (Posts: 3706; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Then you should have exchanged it during your warranty period

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:52 13

8. rassouli5 (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Only a Nokia can beat a Nokia!!!

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:08 2

15. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yes finland is beating nokia now :D
samsung rules in finland too now

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:15 6

18. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Samsung products will eventually be banned from using all versions of Microsoft OS, including WP, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7/8, Win Server, etc.

Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer, and others will take their place...

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:18 5

20. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yes because nokia fans can't see samsung's success :D
so nokia fans want this
and this is the only way to stop samsung
right?

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:41 9

29. sbw44 (Posts: 357; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Samsung got there by copying others. Nothing special about that! Also Samsungs quality is really poor when it comes to build quality.

Samsungs reign won't last long! They can count themselves lucky that Nokia did not use android!

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:11 2

37. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


"nokia did not use android"
did samsung told them not to use android?
:D
no, so? stop saying that

posted on 30 May 2013, 15:15

51. jromy (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Well, that was a really dumb move on their part. There was no need for exclusivity for WP, and using android might have allowed Nokia to stay relevant with other than die hard nokia fans and photographers i guess. I've never seen anyone using a Nokia phone at school (high school, or college). I wish they would come back as one of the top 3, but that isn't going to happen with WP.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:02

68. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


look it that way samung stay out of wp8 and nokia stays out of android both get even or the competetion is damn too high

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:53 9

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


That's not surprising, really can't wait for end of year flagship!

posted on 31 May 2013, 11:21

65. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Phablet Lumia 1**** - 1080p (Puremotion HD+), Quad Core 2 or 3 GB RAM, Dolby Sound, Unibody like NL920 have, Screen Size 4.8'' to 5.5''. and +Windows Phone Blue.

me too can't wait for Nokia World.

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:55 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I do not and will not trust any Nokia 'sample' until they are shared with trusted reviewers and end users. Here for example the FOV of the 925 is narrower when it supposedly has the same sized lens and sensor, so it could be fake again. But let's hope the 925 actually improves in low-light. It's quite good in darkness, but we've seen under city lights how it tends to overbrighten and burn out things messing up white balance.

posted on 30 May 2013, 11:16 2

48. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


...and when your beloved samsung hired a bunch of students to spread black marketing...was it alright??

posted on 30 May 2013, 15:17

52. jromy (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


completely unrelated tho

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:01 1

13. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


nokia keep improving camera
samsung will keep improving its sales
now also in ur home country

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:08 6

16. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Samsung products will eventually be banned from using all versions of Microsoft OS, including WP, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7/8, Win Server, etc.

Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, HP, DELL, ACER, and others will take their place...

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:10 2

17. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yes because nokia fans can't see samsung's success :D
so nokia fans want
and this is the only way to stop samsung
right?

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:18 4

21. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Samsung products are poor quality, and don't deserve to use an Microsoft based OS...

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:21 1

23. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yes
go tell this to millions of people who are using samsung
oops not millions
its Billions

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:41 2

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


Samsung 9 series are better than Apples Laptops
9 series Tvs are selling very well
®

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:20 2

22. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


half damage has be done by GS4
and remaining half will be done by Note 3

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:10 3

36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2280; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Well done NL 925, the best part is they are comparing their phones with their own best ones.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:12

38. sergiobr (Posts: 383; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Samsung S4 Zoom is coming !

posted on 30 May 2013, 11:40 3

49. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


...and will fail as it is just a camera plus android on top

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories