Nokia Lumia 920 vs 808 PureView: sensor size comparison

Nokia Lumia 920 vs 808 PureView: sensor size comparison
The PureView started as a term for high-quality imaging on the Nokia 808 PureView with its 41-megapixel camera and lossless zoom capabilities, and now it has transformed in a more general term with the Lumia 920 with its smaller sensor.

Just how much smaller is it? We have the folks from Mobilport tearing the Lumia 920 apart and physically illustrating just how much smaller the sensor is. We’d need to also mention that the Lumia 920 uses the same size of sensor as do other high-end smartphones like the iPhone 5/4S, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X.

How important is the size of the sensor for the quality of images? Even technologies like backside illumination and larger apertures don’t contribute as much to low-light performance as does a simple boost in sensor size. With that in mind, take a look at the sensors of the 808 PureView, and Lumia 920 compared side by side below.

source: via MyNokiaBlog 

Related phones

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)
808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)



1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nokia---simply amazing! come on nokia!! bring that 41mp monster to lumia next year!! i could wait! :P and i dont care about the humps and the looks of 808 preview... as long as it has that monstrous camera!! but still 920 is an awesome camera smartphone!!!

3. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

920 is 185g and 10+ width with out PV cam if nokia make WP8 with PV 41MP new spec 250g and 16+ width lol

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

You've been trolling about the 920 's weight in the past few articles. if u dont know this is how nokia roll, they make good quality phones at managable weights. and when i mention the word managable, "i mean it". they dont make phones with cheap plastic(No offense here, u made me say it). i know u r rooting for the ATIV s. if u dont like the phone just dont comment.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed. Personally I LIKE knowing that I can still feel my phone in my pocket. Maybe that's why so many iphone users lose theirs, because they're small and delicate so they slide out easy and it isn't noticeable.

23. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

he's/she's really stupid!!! nokia make the most awesome phone and samsung just make awesome hardware components! ativ S is really cheap.. even early prototype shows it has weak body! even though its also aluminum, N8 has still the best aluminum body!!

21. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Whats the point of having NO weight ,NO thikness and NO technology like iPhone 5 ? iPhone is just a PHONE

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

im pretty sure nokia is already working on a WP8 device with purview and higher mpix

22. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

yeah...they were granted a patent for a smaller PureView camera tech, but i forget the name

24. AppleHateBoy unregistered

According to this the 808's sensor is rectangular(slide 4). But isn't it supposed to be circular?

2. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

looks cool!!!

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dear PA, i read this article yesterday on gsmarena. Wonder why you're slow on updating things...

9. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

i gotta ask you man, what's that phone in your avatar?? looks sexy :D actually looks like the XPERIA arc...

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's a Sony...not an ARC!!

18. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

which one? sony doesn't have this phone :\

7. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i dont need a better cam if the other specs are poor bluetooth 3.1 nokia are u kidding me????? i have dslr 3d mark 2 and i will get the note 2 where u at nokia??? can u beat that?

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What devices do you use that uses anything higher than Bluetooth 1 or 2? While some accessories work with BT3 and BT4, most I'm aware of are only up to 2. My mother-in-law's brand new car only uses BT2, and works just fine.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do you even understand what everything in one means????

25. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Actually both Lumia 820 and 920 passed FCC certs with 4.0. Keep an eye out.

8. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Wow so that's the 41MP monster!! :)

13. venkey

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

it took more than 4 years of hard work to put this pureview technology in mobile phone market.... one of the best and useful innovation in mobile industry by Nokia... now Nokia aquired Scalado ( leader of mobile image industry) as well... so we can expect lot more from Nokia in future on camera and its technology....

14. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

I think Nokia should make a poll, asking the users' opinions, whether they want a slimmer phone with a good camera or a slightly thicker phone with an excellent camera.

17. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wow the 808 sensor looks like a monster

19. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I still prefer a FX or DX CMOS or CCD sensor. As for l lossless, nothing beats RAW over JPEG.

26. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Hi! Can you pls verify? NEWS FLASH!!! Nokia 808 PureView for only PHP 18,000.00 @ SM Mall of Asia, Philippines Call +63 (2) 556 0690 - 93.

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