Microsoft infographic emphasizes low-light photography on Nokia Lumia 928

Microsoft infographic emphasizes low-light photography on Nokia Lumia 928
You have to hand it to Microsoft. You can throw out all of that "SmokedbyWindowsPhone" stuff that never really brought in business to the platform. But in just the last few weeks, Microsoft caught on to the idea that low-light photography is one thing that the high-end Nokia Lumia models do very well. So it stood aside like a proud father as the Finish based manufacturer launched the Nokia Lumia 928, acting as though it had invented the idea of taking pictures in less than optimal lighting.

It's no secret really. A smaller f-stop number allows for a larger aperture which lets more light in. What Nokia has done that is brilliant is to realize that it had captured this niche and has taken advantage of it by promoting the ability of its phones to take quality shots where other phones might have left you in the dark. And with Optical Image Stabilization, others will think that you used a tripod when shooting video even though you actually had the phone in your hand the whole time.

Now Steve Ballmer and crew have released an infographic stating that we spend half our lives in the dark. And with 70% primarily using their handset to take pictures, a snapper that lets you shoot in the dark is needed. That camera, according to Microsoft, is the Nokia Lumia 928. The phone is an exclusive in the U.S. to Verizon.

Microsoft promotes low-light photography

Microsoft promotes low-light photography


source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 928
  • 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 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

lumia bashers may shut their asses now

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm not bashing I'm just saying please stop focusing on the camera! I don't think I've ever taken a low light picture before! Just focus on something else not something vaguely useless...

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Looks like Nokia is saving Microsoft's face. The deal with Nokia was probably the best bussiness decision by Microsoft. MS is taking more from Nokia than they are giving back. I really wonder if MS even has a team to develop the WP8 platform anymore, or they are sleeping, or they are turning a blind eye to user requests for some basic features.

33. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I guess you haven't heard about Windows "Blue", aka 8.1, which will have improved features and UX for both WP and desktop Windows.

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

to read bashing about nokia please scroll below.thanx

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Thanks! TROLL™®©

4. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Waiting for the anti-Nokia/WP trolls to jump in.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

TROLL™®©

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Boooooooooorrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinngggggggg. Credit for the low-light performance, but that was a little tired marketing by Christmas last year and they are still on it. Now my next phone might be the Windows-powered Lumia EOS, but not because of the tired ads.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nokia fans now a little confused whether this was basing or not heh. Downvoting to come in 3... 2... 1... booooorring!

10. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you're just as stupid as a rock. You've got nothing better to do than provoking another row?

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

No he is just saying Nokia should stop focusing on there low light performance and focus on something important!!

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Important, they don't have anything else to focus on, cause MS said: You will have, what we give you! Nokia, Wp8 fanboys are in so much anger, waiting for Android, iOs feautres to be available, but we need to wait a very Looooooooooooooooong time. LMFAO! What a pathetic OS, and Nokia the connecting people brand, company have and loves old outdated specs on there devices. Our aim is to provide standard hardware and software, but be restassured you will love our cameras: as any gives a toss: we want tech and the latest what competition brings. But no. ®

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

At least my post is on topic, provoking as it may feel for you. But what's your excuse for not even commenting on topic, but on ppl.'s commenting? The irony...

7. mydi.maus unregistered

now gs4, htc one and all can kiss lumias butt while this low light 928 shoots it s great pics..yeahhh!!

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

And nothing else .....

21. SleepingOz unregistered

And Sony! You forget Sony! Lol Yeah L928 takes great low light pictures, thanks to its xenon flash but you seem to forget that, before all, it's a smartphone not a specialised low light camera shooter! So what about multimedia, gaming performance, overall photography, multitasking, flexibility etc? Who's going to kiss whose ass now?

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sooo true! +1

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Keep it up Nokia! Lumia is awesome! Anti-Nokia/WP trolls, STFU and go back to your caves! Thumb me down if you're an anti-Nokia/WP troll!

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm not going to thumb you down, because I'm not a troll. I just don't think that this phone is worth all of the Second Coming style coverage it's been getting.

34. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

In fairness to its advertising presence, this is the nicest Windows Phone for verizon to date. The rest of the lineup is fairly stale, excepting the S4, which will sell without advertising. Plus with T-Mobile getting the Lumia 925, which, excepting the Xenon flash (and supposed lower storage) is superior (if you're OK with the body not being entirely polycarbonate, of which I'm of two minds) in just about every way, so they have to make sure to make their presence known as THE carrier for Windows Phone (for now). With that in mind, the currently-running "Wedding" ad does spotlight the Lumia 920, in seeming contrast to the 928, so what do I know?

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yay, woohoo, awesome. Yay. Christ almighty, Phonearena, could you maybe shut up about the Lumia 928? Every day I see a new article about it and its low light camera, and you keep pushing articles about it near the top of the page. It's actually tricked me into thinking you haven't been updating as frequently, because I've seen the same damn articles near the top of the page. At this point I almost suspect you're being paid to advertise the damn phone. I get it, it's a nice phone, but it's no more deserving of being shoved to the top of the page all the time any more than the other nice phones out there. Like the One, which ALSO, amazingly, does great with low light pictures.

17. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

No offence nokia/WP fans but agree to this one.

23. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nokia = great Cameras no doubt ( with the exception of the HTC one). I Give Nokia all props but again this really isn't about just the camera but the over all device it is first and foremost a smartphone. Here MS is not really working as hard a Nokia in my opinion. Nokia is doing an outstanding Job on the Hardware But MS is just dragging to much on the software side. If sales don't spike and catch fire to a respectable level then Elop will be forced out and Nokia will also produce Android phones ( what's wrong with producing multiple products? Samsung, HTC, Sony and others make windows phones along with their Android offerings).

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

What a shocker! Nokia still focusing on the camera. Is there any navigation on it? Is there a web browser? Can I play any games on it? Can this "phone" can do anything else other than take great pictures in the dark, when I rarely take pictures. For goodness sakes, give us some other reason... ANY other reason why I should buy this phone! For the fanboys, relax. Not one bad word about the phone or the OS. I'm asking THEM (Nokia/M$, because they are one company at this point) to show me more.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There's not a whole lot else for Nokia/MS to crow about. Everything else about the phone is pretty standard. It's a midsize HD screen. It has a decent browser. And Nokia Maps are pretty good. And it multitasks. Yeah, there's an app store, but don't ask us how good it is. It's a tough market...what else can they say? "It's boxy and it can stand up on end"?

26. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I don't even use my phones camera so no Nokis I will never care about your camera tech. If you want tp really impeess more than 1% of phone users make an android phone.

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