We've seen one comprehensive prototype Nokia Lumia 920 camera comparison
with the main competitors, and a few sporadic ones
, but now we have one of what is probably much closer to a production version, and the low-light results are indeed something.
The Nokia Lumia 920 was pitted against the iPhone 5
, Samsung Galaxy S III
, HTC One X
, and the 41 MP Nokia PureView 808
photographic juggernaut. The improvised testing was done on the streets of Helsinki, and the authors used every trick the phones had, shooting in normal, HDR and low light modes, if the phones had them, then posting the best result for comparison.
Thus the Lumia 920 is with its low light mode turned on, which lets much more luminance in, and when you couple that with the optical image stabilization system inside, its photos look much brighter than the rest of the gang, almost unnaturally so, thus if you want more night-ish photos from the Lumia 920, you'd apparently be better off shooting in the normal regime.
Have a look at the comparison shots in the slideshow below, and be patient while the full sizes load, there are also three bonus pictures from the Lumia 920 at the end on the streets of Helsinki.
Nokia Lumia 920 low light shots vs iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs 808 PureView