Here is the difference video stabilization makes: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 920

Here is the difference video stabilization makes: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is already in the hands of many reviewers across the globe and while it touts a plethora of new features including a 5-inch 1080p display fitting in a compact body, a powerful Snapdragon 600 chip and a 13-megapixel camera, its snapper does not feature optical image stabilization (OIS).

How important is that and is it really a deal-breaker? The answer is it depends. If you are particularly keen on recording video while on the move, or want to have great stable night shots, OIS helps a lot.

And now Russian WP7Forum has put the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the test on a radio-controlled toy car. Along it is the Nokia Lumia 920 with its optical image stabilized camera. The car runs on a carpet in an office and that means the ride is very bumpy and a perfect test for OIS.

And while on the Lumia 920, the video appears very smooth, the same cannot be said about the Galaxy S4. Take a look.

source: WP7Forum

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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158 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Nokis is king in camera.. no doubts there but ITS RUNNING ON WINDOWS PHONE :( :(

12. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

rly geek?

36. Muran

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

1. That's Nokia's place. Look at the posters. 2. That guy didn't show the video stabilization setting on both phones. 3. That video is for WP7 fan site. SO => S4 VIDEO SATBILIZATION IS DIABLED. Nokia can't find a way to sell their lumias that's why they take that kind of fake videos.

37. Muran

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Why must Nokia lies?????

39. Muran

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Maybe why wp8 has very limited FEATURES!

50. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What has Windows Phone 8 "limited features" to do with this test, any logics?

44. Trumpet

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yes why must Nokia lie?

120. Potato

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Fanboy video.....

42. Trumpet

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yes in the latest Phone arena blind test, Samsung and Iphone WON !!!!

91. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol no hate againist samsung but theres only one winner and in that, iphone sadly won and samsung came second. and then rest companies were far off. so samsung is good but iphone is better with camera. someone needs to steal their crown.

112. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its sad, the Xperia Z is basically using a next gen version of the iphone camera but Sony did a bad job on the software side of the camera.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"2. That guy didn't show the video stabilization setting on both phones." I don't think that in this test Nokia Lumia 920 win because test was made by biased persons. It is ain't secret that Nokia Lumia 920 has Optical Image Stabilization while Samsung Galaxy S 4 doesn't.

93. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

dude nokia lied before with their advertisment, i dont believe nokia. and their camera sucks, its super saturated and i use windows phone i know there are no settings for stabilization so nokia camera stabilization is good BUT THEY NEVER SHOWED SAMSUNG OPTION TURN ON. THIS VIDEO MEANS NOTHING!

106. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It doesn't matter even if stabilization on Samsung Galaxy S 4 was turned off because Nokia Lumia 920 has Optical Image Stabilization and any software based image stabilization on Samsung Galaxy S 4 or any other phone won't beat Optical Image Stabilization.

84. CellieCell

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

this video reminds me of the one where they supposedly hit the Nokia Lumia and galaxy 3 phone with baseballs but the ball never hit the Lumia there for the Lumia didn't get damaged, but the galaxy did. you do have a point, while doing these kind of test at least show the viewers that they're both on the same settings to rule out unfairness and what's with the pig Latin, I couldn't understand what he was saying, at least have subtitles. agreed with @phonearenauser

123. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"agreed with @phonearenauser" Thank you. :)

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yeah men right and true........my N8 can beat S4 easily........and that's 100% true fact.....!!!

43. wendygarett unregistered

Another ignorant comparison made by Nokia troll, nice try but galaxy s4 is the want who sell like hot cakes :p

55. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

figured you out, your a troll that just follows whats hot , iphone was selling loads before and now its the s3/s4....you some up blind little puppet perfectly wish you would be banned for good already

102. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

and you follow a phone that only has superior camera... why don't just buy a SLR Camera? or tell your beloved nokia to stop producing smartphone and go produce some camera instead. its funny seeing a troll yelling troll...

124. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

You're totally missing the point. The reason why people want a good camera in a smartphone is because they want to take good photos/videos anytime and anywhere. Cause I certainly don't want to be carrying a dedicated camera anywhere I go just because I might get a chance to take a "picture perfect moment" anytime.

142. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

i think its you that missing a big point. people don't call it a smartphone for nothing... we want to be able to do as much stuffs possible on our smartphone. not only take photo/vid and making phone call. S4 got 13 mp and IS (software) , it HAS a good camera. just because its missing OIS doesn't mean its bad... and don't forget the support of lots of android apps. we can do almost everything on S4. and fyi, i'll be able to easily take a 'picture perfect moment' even with sound, enhance/edit it, directly on my S4.

145. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

LOL! You don't understand do you? It's that kind of reply that makes the world more complicated -_-. First, did I mention anything about the S4 being an awful camera just because it doesn't have OIS? Answer: NO. Second, I just commented when you said "and you follow a phone that only has superior camera... why don't just buy a SLR Camera?" I just wanted to tell you the point why people want a good camera in their smartphone. So let me iron out this one for you so you don't get confused again, okay? I did not say the S4 has a bad camera was just commenting in your statement of which I quoted earlier in the paragraph. So now tell me again who is missing the point?

153. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

guess what , its still you. people do want good camera on their smartphone. but on your first reply, you show it as if its the only important thing on a smartphone. those good camera worth almost nothing without the apps to share and prob. edit it a little, and also software that support the camera, now do you get what i'm saying?

154. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Goodness have you seen what you're posting? I never said that camera was the most important thing on a smartphone. It's just one of them... And yes I do get what your saying you're brewing up all this nonsense that I never actually said just because you got insulted that I corrected you.

156. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

you really think too high of yourself, i'm not insulted, i only want you to see your mistake... my 1st comment that you've replied clearly stated that chaoticrazor "follow a phone that only has superior camera...." (there , i quote it...), and then you 'join in' by commenting me about good camera (as if no one knows about it...)... see the point now? or maybe your brain can't handle too much informations? or maybe you need your eyes checked?

157. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Duh! you forgot the the words "why don't just buy a SLR Camera". The reason why it's so infuriating is because you mentioned the S4 then about apps that I didn't talk about. Dude my brain can't handle the information? How funny! or my eyes checked, uh bro I think you're the one who needs it checked for the reply you've been giving me. ;)

158. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

lol... since your brain really can't handle it, i really have to explain it word by word for you... if you can read and understand my 1st comment, i said that chaoticrazor "follow a phone that ONLY has superior camera... why don't just buy a SLR Camera? or tell your beloved nokia to stop producing smartphone and go produce some camera instead". notice my sarcasm calling 920 only as a phone not a smartphone, and i make the word 'only' in uppercase now so its easier for you to understand... thats why i tell him to tell nokia to produce a camera instead trying to produce a smartphone, and tell him to buy SLR (lots of SLR are cheaper than 920 and produce way better result, and then he can spend 10 bucks buying an old phone that can make phone calls and sending text) since he ONLY want a superior cam... i bring those apps because its a part of a SMARTPHONE, which suitable for people who wants 'everything' on their smartphone, not ONLY a superior cam. unlike you, i write my comments carefully and put some thought into it instead only accusing somebody missing a point and in the end it is you the one that missing the point...

126. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

LMAO that was so true! GodFather of Troll yelling another Troll +1 His the biggest WP8 Nokia Symbian and Apple Fanboy™

127. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You're the big Troll, Wendy hates WP8+NOKIA™

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