Nokia Lumia 920 concert video confirms that its mono Rich Recording is nothing to sniff at

Nokia Lumia 920 concert video confirms that its mono Rich Recording is nothing to sniff at
We were pretty amazed by the stereo Rich Recording achieved with the HAAC microphones on the Nokia 808 PureView, that is why it was somewhat of a disappointment to hear from Nokia's camera guru Damian Dinning that the Lumia 920 will feature such mic setup as well, but record mono sound.

His tweet, however, answering questions about the camera when the Lumia 920 was introduced, stated that the only difference is mono vs stereo.

Still, he said, the sound recorded with the 920 will likely be one of the best out there, due to the Rich Recording tech, which captures a wider sound range than other smartphones, without distortion.

Well. it seems that Damian Dinning has been right all along, judging from the amateur video below, recorded with a Lumia 920 at an indoor concert. 

We can clearly hear the thumping bass, which rarely gets recorded like that in video footage taken with a smartphone, but also the singer's narrative is easy to catch. Of course, it would be best if we also had it in stereo, but here's to hoping for the next PureView Windows Phone editions.

via WMPU

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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)



3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

the guys over at engadget and cnet should be ashamed of themselves... they covered none of these features and made it sound like the camera on this phone is just as good as in other high end phones.

15. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

It's photo quality is worse in some cases in full light...

33. SleepingOz unregistered

Yup here are the proofs. "But does all this onboard technology make Nokia's Lumia 920 the best cameraphone on the block? Can it outdo the iPhone 5 in low-light conditions? Does it beat the HTC 8X, another new Windows Phone 8 handset? Is it good enough to replace a stand-alone compact camera? Answers below. Surprising Stuff! Actually, the answer to all those questions is NO. The Lumia 920 didn't perform as well as expected in our standard set of lab tests for smartphone cameras. In fact, we were surprised to see that this phone isn't really up to much when it comes to taking photos." "The colors can be odd – while most of the time we’re getting photos that look good, often they don’t appear to be “correct.” Have a peek at our Nokia Lumia 920 camera hands-on post (with bonus comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S III and see how diverse the photos can be. These color variations as well as the end result of photos that with one device appear to be much sharper than the Lumia 920 mean that we’ve got software at work here that attempts to create for you a finished image – not just something raw, but one that always looks “good.” "

35. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Nokia is releasing a firmware update for that. At least in low light, it is the king ;)

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i knew this would still kick ass on audio

24. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

suddenly comments are removed xD

25. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Hopefully we'll see a lot more higher quality concerts on YouTube now.


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No other phone than the Pureview 808 has stereo post's about oh the 920 has just mono recording is wrong all phone except the 808 has mono recording!

38. shikhar

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 14, 2011

Nokia N8 says hello!! :) If I am not wrong even Galaxy SII (don't know about SIII or Note/II) got stereo audio recording after some firmware update. Not that it was very impressive. Nonetheless, your claim is questionable.


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You are right, my N8 has stereo recording, and the SG2 afster update.

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Stereo recording should have been made possible. Provided that the video camera is of the best quality among phones, stereo recording would've been a definite plus. Some of us who buys this phone will want to record certain programs and want to keep it for future's even possible that one could try to encode the audio from the video but the audio would remain forever mono. Not complaining about the quality of the sound but stereo recording would've been lovely...

31. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012



Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Yup.....lumia 920 amazing n connecting people.

37. US_Eminem

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 06, 2012 Those who are posting links without seeing the actual comparison b/w s3 & lumia 920.........go see for yourself that even author at slashgear should not be taken the picture speaks a different word

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