Another Nokia Lumia 925 photo test demonstrates its low-light shooting skills

Another Nokia Lumia 925 photo test demonstrates its low-light shooting skills
As a rule of thumb, smartphones have a really hard time taking a decent photo in low-light conditions, but Nokia wants to convince us that its Lumia 925 is an exception. The proof? A low-light photo shootout, of course! On its official blog, the company just posted a set of photos comparing the Nokia Lumia 925 camera's performance in low light against that of several of its competitors. 

As you might expect, the Nokia Lumia 925 delivered the best results, while the competition – the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z, the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the iPhone 5 – took much darker photos. That doesn't come as much of a surprise given the fact that the test was executed by Nokia itself, so we can't quite call it an unbiased source. However, a similar test performed several days ago showed that the Nokia Lumia 925 was really great for taking photos in the dark. Note that the Lumia's flash did not fire in neither of these tests, and neither did the flash on any of its rivals.

So who knows, the Nokia Lumia 925's 8.7-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and support for ISO speeds up to 3200 may really be as good as Nokia claims. Either way, we can't wait to see further camera comparisons between the Nokia Lumia 925 and the smartphones it will be running against on the market.


source: Nokia

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Lumia 925
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)

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120 Comments

2. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Cant wait to get hands on one and test it myself to see it for real!

4. duwiegeneral

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

nokia wins

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep, No chance to other smartphones in low light category.

91. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This is what nokia is becoming all about I mean their cameras are fantastic but the os ui I dont liike it at all not to mention the lack of some apps

93. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

gotta ask what apps are now needed that are essential? the 'lack of apps' comments seems to be as far as people go, never saying what apps are really needed

5. FlushGordon unregistered

This is the real deal...you see that HTC? that's how you make good phone cameras

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia FTW!

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

NL925 powered by Six Lens with ISO-3200

36. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

AWESOME!

56. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I like the nokia, but a couple of things bother me which are lacks of apps, yes at some point they will get it and that would be great, I tried the 920, in fact I have a 920 and a HTC One, and I find myself using the One more, the 920 is a great phone, but lacking apps that I used to use on android kind of threw me off. The browser is good but not great, performance was better on the HTC half the time. another thing I didnt like is that there is a front facing camera but besides skype there are no other video calling app, and you dont always have people on skype, where is tango?

37. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

yeah very convincing test from the site called Nokia. nice try nokia troll

43. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hush little sammy paid troll well if they are paying then i think they would expect more for there money then what you comment

54. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

STFU Samsung troll.

7. Ibarra

Posts: 5; Member since: May 16, 2013

I dnt thnk so

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Yeah we know it has good low light shots. But what about everything else?

14. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

what every thing else ? It has everything Except the Lag!!! Beautiful Device + Good Hardware + Good OS(may not be Excellent ) + Durability ( Nokia known for) + A Brand called Nokia .... What "you" wish for?

60. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Chill bro, I'm talking about shots in every other lighting and situation which is where the Lumia 920 struggled. I want to see if it can be the best in other camera categories too.

10. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

So the next lumia will be the combination of L920+L928+L925+808 = EOS? Hope so...

12. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

i don't believe on this photos samples! they are horrible -.-

13. pitak

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

nokia with iso 3600 amazing

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

What magic is this cup magic :O

16. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

How can I know if these are real or fake like they did on 920?

17. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

buy one yourself ... i am sure you'll be convinced.... :D

21. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Sorry, I don´t like microsoft ecosystem, I prefer googles

24. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so why bother commenting , first everyone knows the ''fake ad'' wasnt said to be filmed with a 920 and the 920 lived up to the claims seriously why bring it up every time , you fanboys are pathetic

62. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Don´t blame on me for nokia´s fault and 920 did not lived up to the claims, Iphone camera is way better then this fake pureview. And saying that, I don´t think you can call me a fanboy

76. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yes actually i can call you that as you are recycling the same lines as many others who troll nokia articles and with no reason either see your just a stereotype. the iphones camera is great and was voted most appealing by the users on this site but you saying the 920 didnt live to the claims....explain? the video stabilizing is the best on a phone and its excellent in low light i.e. pureview phase 2 so whats your actual problem fanboy?

82. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

My problem is that nokia promissed a ultra blaster camera with 920 with its fake pureview and it was just an average high end phone camera and seeing that they made a fake video to ad this mediocre high end camare that 920 have. Am I explained windows phone pockemon fanboy?!?! And sorry for you so called OS that does´nt even have a notification system, is that a smartphone? But if you ar happy with this "awesome" stuff your nokia a microsoft can get to you, sorry. Ah! have you already begged today for intagram to go to WP as nokia told its users to do?

85. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ohh so many wrongs in your ...err lets be nice and say comment first did nokia promise a ultra blaster camera with the 920...no as ultra blaster sounds like it came from the mind of a 5 year old. the 920 is phase 2, the only thing was with the 808 offering the best camera seen on a mobile the 920 was always going to be overshadowed next the ''fake video'' ive explain many time you just cant grasp it so theres no point ohh and ''windows phone pockemon fanboy'' its pokemon actually and any 90's kid grew up on it, you gotta look back at your childhood for the memorys. windows phone ....i have an 808 so i cant be a wp fanboy or id have a wp device as for the idiotic begging instagram comment, when a company like nokia petition to get an app its customers wont thats better then a company not giving a damn maybe you should beg for more attention at home rather then rehash the same crap other trolls say

94. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I have a lot of memories from pokemon, but I grew up, sorry you did´nt And its easy to call other people fanboy when you trolls every single comment that say anything bad about nokia. Do you have a mirror? Explain what? that it wasnt a fake video? that nokia had to apologize for that Sorry If I called you a WP fanboy, nobody is WP fanboy just because WP is a crap, because if nokia started to make BB smartphone you would buy it and no nokia user would bother, I should call you nokia fanboy, thats ok for you now? And you think the best thing nokia could do was start to beg to instagram??

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