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Nokia Lumia 925 is the first phone with six-element camera lens, ISO 3200

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Nokia Lumia 925 is the first phone with six-element camera lens, ISO 3200

Wondered why the newest Nokia Lumia 925 doesn't have a Xenon flash, whereas its Verizon sibling 928 announced last week has one? Well, it might just not be needed, as the camera on the 925, despite sharing specs with the Lumia 920, seems to be quite the improved beast, and not only in terms of new software algorithms, too.

The Lumia 925 sports not two or three, but six lens elements, whereas the most reached so far on smartphones the rank of the iPhone 5 or the 808 PureView are five elements. In addition, the sensor can go as high as the staggering ISO 3200, which would play a big role in those low-light shots, if noise is kept in check, and should also lower the need of a Xenon flash.

source: AAWP

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posted on 14 May 2013, 08:27 32

1. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


awesome!

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:09 3

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Awesome? Really?

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:14 13

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


WELCOME BACK WENDY AFTER A WEEKS VACATION BY PA™

This time we hope you don't Troll like last time, they PhoneArena keeps sending you away to holiday.

Now lets see if you can stay and post for a week, good luck...

TROLL™®©

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:57 8

46. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


PA should send you to vacation in hell ASAP.

posted on 14 May 2013, 19:36 1

53. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


How are you people still not ban from PA?

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:19 18

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Stop it Wendy, don't tell me that you want a vacation by PA again.

There are no more vacations for you. If you keep trolling, PA will send you away to the dumpster.

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:30 1

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


I"m surprised that experiadroid has not been given a vacation by PA yet.....?

When was the last time they sent you away Experia...?

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:11 4

21. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


They didn't send me away before. And why would I want a vacation from PA? I will faint if they give me a vacation.

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:20 1

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


That was funny®

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:49 5

36. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 948; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL and wendygarett are very likely the same person: a paid shill, working for the competition, and their sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to their past violations, and their accounts should be suspended indefinitely. PHONEARENA, please stop allowing this website to become the sounding ground for paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process.

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:45

45. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I'm just asking.
How many elements does the galaxy s4 have?

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:27 3

2. yyuu1000 (Posts: 150; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Hope the nexus 5 will have that

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:59 2

47. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Only if Nexus 5 runs Windows 8 OS :P
Just saying.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:28 2

3. hipnotika (Posts: 177; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


more iso more noise ... pffff

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:34 11

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Noise will be the challenge for the L925. HTC used larger pixels to improve light capture. L925 is going with multiple lens elements. The proof will be in the pics.

posted on 15 May 2013, 03:53

59. hipnotika (Posts: 177; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


i have also htc one. and more iso has bright photos but has more noise. it is disgusting :S

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:14 3

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


Unfortunately, Nokia fans will deny any cons of the device :(

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:01 10

27. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


and trolls like you would be thinking of a thousand cons and ignore the innovation. that's understood, you're a troll.....

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:50 2

37. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 948; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL and wendygarett are quite likely the same person: a paid shill, working for the competition, and their sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to their past violations, and their accounts should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing this website to become the sounding ground for paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process.

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:54 2

38. lovefist (unregistered)


yup, 200 to 400 iso is more than enough for me, anything higher would have too much noise.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:29 9

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


Wow must give credit where it's due™

Sony Exmoor RS sensors are on par with this, Cyber Shoot, Carl Zeiss....?

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:31 1

5. nvrhde (Posts: 65; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


Full of Nokia news

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:37 2

7. juandante (Posts: 214; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Hey Nokia,

3200 ISO or 3200 times more noise ? What's the reason to put 3200 ISO on a so much small sensor.

Xenon would be far a better idea.

PS: I'm waiting to see the result thus, because Nokia is a BIG lier (cf: the teaser for this L925)

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:51 3

10. steelicon (Posts: 308; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


http://youtu.be/Gb4eZ7Z5yk8?t=14s

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:09 2

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Thank you for that steelicon! You gave me my first laugh of the day...that was a classic! +100

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:59 2

11. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1010; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


it means that iso 800 will produce lesser noise.i think.
lol

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:40

24. jacobspeeds (Posts: 30; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


it means double the noise of the previous step of iso...i.e.,1600ISO...each step goes like 50,100,200,400,800,1600,3200ISO...each step has double the noise of the previous but will help reduce blur by greater extents at higher isos and also produce better photos in low light

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:32

50. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


because when you're shooting outdoors, xenon flash and OIS wouldn't be that effective, the aperture and ISO are more important

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:38 6

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Amazing!

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:21 2

31. akki20892 (Posts: 2699; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


how many NL920 have? 4 or 3

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:30 1

34. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


4, I guess.......

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:16 1

41. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


It has 5, like every other smartphone camera.

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:46 2

42. o7o (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Really?! Every other smartphone camera?!

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:40 4

9. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Impressive

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:51 1

17. volcano (Posts: 227; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


another great news

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:59 1

18. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)


good job

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:00 7

19. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)


true hardware innovation.... Not some samdung software gimmick...

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:35 3

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol samdung....a person with sub par iq might actually laugh at that...

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:51 3

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


well considering you started your comment with ''lol'' it implies you were laughing out loud at it so you have sub par iq apparently

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:09 4

49. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Its something called sarcasmm and it was aimed at the original sammy hater above. But yeh it was meant to be sarcasm but its hard to accomplish that with a keyboard :/

posted on 14 May 2013, 18:40

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


More like jealous of the software, that you can't have and enjoy.

Please don't be jealous™

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:34 1

22. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


People are disappointing about this phone. But when an iPhone is released every year with small improvements everybody calls that REVOLUTION.

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:43 3

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


Wrong it gets bashed and hated™

Any Apple article. Bluesky you're not new to PA, what are you talking about...?

Look at every Apple articles, dated 3 years ago, its all hate and Trolled™

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:06 1

28. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


it's ok, Apple products from 3 years ago are the same products they have now, there is no innovation in apple...

posted on 14 May 2013, 23:57

57. Jack1192 (Posts: 35; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


Apple has been getting bashed in the comments by users since quite a while but not so much by the writers on tech websites (not until recently).

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:44 1

26. jacobspeeds (Posts: 30; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


yea...thats coz apple cant come up with any other models...

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:12 2

30. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Oh come on, now. Reading your post, one would think Apple is BB/RIM. My biggest objection with Apple is their dated UI. The camera routinely scores in the top 3 each time a review is done. Of course, Apple doesn't make the camera module.... ;-)

At least give them credit for recognizing good quality. ;-)

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:21

32. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Not that, but after the teasers it's fair to call it a disappointment. To be honest, I expected much more than just a rehashed 920. Thanks to this, it now means last three major announcements: iPhone 5, S4 and this have been largely based on evolution of phones than any revolutionary thing. Hopefully, Jolla does something good next week.

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:10 1

29. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


well definetly this isnt de EOS Catwalk, I think it gonna land in september.. hope so

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:24

33. mrmessma (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Either way, the more light the better, think how clear pictures would be with 6 element lens and a xenon flash.

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:33

35. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Even with all that technology, the xenon flash would still be extremely useful, so don't say it lowers the need for one. Xenon > LED. Go ahead and try and freeze motion with an LED flash.

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:02

39. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


3200 iso because picture with even more grain looks awesome!

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:15 1

40. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 948; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:04 2

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


hahaha....i really wonder where samd@ng and ipoop stand in front f this monster nokia, this aluminium clad superhero will definatly burn some @ss 4,s and make smbdy p@@p in their I"s. Ip@@p. Lmfao. The device itself feels premium and luxurious. Atleast it wont heat upto 55 degrees like the plastic toy and wont b sensitive enuf to break apart when dropped. Nokia u really hit a smashing shot. The device makes my mouth watery enough. The premium feel, the awesum screen, the best touch and stupendious camera, those kewl camera apps and half a dozen nokia custom free apps. . I really wonder will @$$ 4 melt or ip@@p will break apart due to shame. . Nokia u really are a merciless creature.. Hehe

posted on 14 May 2013, 18:42

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


Who cares about camera.

Specs is all that matters™

posted on 14 May 2013, 22:47 1

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


even chinese phones have better specs then samd@@g and ip@@p at lower price. If specs mattrr then go for it. But wonder how many chinese cmpanies can copy the camera that nokia introduces. And btw what will i do with specs???? I dont play games the whole day or waste my time downloading apps. I use camera as much as possible and thats what everybdys doin clickin pics and f.b upload. Can u tell me what else u can do with higher specs that u cang do with lower specs windows or nokia has????? Just curious to know?

posted on 14 May 2013, 20:24 1

54. Edmund (Posts: 646; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I'm OK with the camera on my 920. It's not the best (and this definitely looks like an improvement) but it does the job a lot better than so called "flagship" devices like the iphone 5, galaxy s4, htc one, xperia z and optimus g

posted on 14 May 2013, 20:28

55. Edmund (Posts: 646; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


The Lumia 920 has a 5 element lens module as well.

posted on 15 May 2013, 01:53

58. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


I like this phone

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:23

60. R-vjn (Posts: 130; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


I don't get it..the thing about the 3200 ISO. My Nexus 4 can go beyond ISO3200, but the noise is horrible though..!

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