Nokia Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S III: toy car test flaunts the virtues of optical image stabilization

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S III: toy car test flaunts the virtues of optical image stabilization
Nokia has been feeding us with dark room demos of the optical image stabilization in the Lumia 920 when it was unveiled, and we had a chance to also see it in action against the iPhone 4S.

Now we have the sophisticated "toy car test", where a Galaxy S III and a Nokia Lumia 920 are mounted side by side on the remote controlled vehicle, and let to enjoy the ride.

The ride has been much bumpier for the Galaxy S3, it seems, when comparing the final results, as the Lumia 920 video stayed pretty fixed at all times, aided by the suspensions mechanism around the 920 camera module, which can compensate for up to 500 movements per second. Check it out, the translation from Russian says "real life test of the Nokia Lumia 920 optical image stabilization".

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)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

We are going to get those feature next time. ;)

7. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

lol I think I heard that somewhere before.

47. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

thumbs up for gangnam

52. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

here's a more precise video about the Lumia 920.. video about the car is in here plus more features!!! /watch?v=P1ZNpbfBBCQ&feature=player_embedded

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I would love to see the OIS to other devices as well, but I think it would take years to reach other devices, for unlike nokia, other OEM really cares about the thickness of their phones.

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

who gives a crap about thickness it's all about the features and the cool techy stuff and you wouldn't be saying that if the sgs3 was thick it's the only thing all you guys hold against the lumia 920

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

HAHAHAHAHA You're funny dude, hatin' all the way without reading and comprehending what I just commented. Read it again, i must say. Stop the hate, I'm just stating that "OTHER OEMs REALLY CARE ABOUT THE THICKNESS!" I don't mind having a thick phone. That's what I want. I love lumia 920 even if I don't own one. And I think it's the most innovative phone to date. You're being ridiculous.

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Looking at the videos of it in-hand, it really doesn't seem that thick. There also aren't reactions of "Sweet rampaging squirrels, this is heavy!", either. Are other devices thinner and lighter? Sure. Do a lot of those same devices wind up encased in some thick ugly shell, rendering their thinness and design irrelevant? Yes they do.

30. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Why did it seem like it was so hard to figure out how to play a video on the Nokia?

32. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's not hard if you know how to operate a WP7 camera/video since the interface is similar to WP8. The guy actually started taking a new video intead of swiping from the left to the right to bring out the video they had just taken from the toy car. Right away I knew he was new to Windows Phone. LOL!

54. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

this with 41mp?

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, you can buy an L920 when it becomes available.

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

My God, The Lumia's Camera really is amazing.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nice,,, it really is , the real deal,,, Nokia+1

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

2 aspects of INNOVATION: 1) Experiment tool (The toy car) 2) Lumia's camera

8. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

TRUE TRUE! remove the noise from the toy car and you'll have a good video cam for creating a small video clips or mini movies. :D

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hands Down! Nokia win, but seeing how that guy struggle to get the video play on Nokia, is kinda unproductive.

10. azri05 unregistered

lol. he is new with wp.

36. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes, he's new to Windows Phone! LOL!

11. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Why the S3 doesn't have enabled the image stabilisation feature? seems pretty unfair this test. I love the new Lumia 920 (except for the lack of the micro-sd and being so thick) but i wanna get more impressed with the results in a fair match :).

12. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

here comes the typical sheep, screaming "unfair", "doesn't count", "Nokia sucks"

18. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I wouldn't be calling other people sheep when Nokia has its own Finnish colored sheep going baaa baaa all over. I wonder who has been keeping Symbian alive all this time? Baaa Baaa.

21. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What is so "sheepish" about his comment? Come on, don't be such a biased jerk.

39. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

The man is the proper angry fanboy who cannot tolerate an unbiased comment about his favorite mobile device.

38. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Oh yeah, i'm a fanboy of android, which doesn't have one right now. First, i like Android very much, but i've an iPhone 4S because i'm a developer, i sold my galaxy s2. I'm planning to get this Nokia with a Note 2, and have both for development.

40. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

do u get free phones for development or it was just a rumors i heard

49. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

well, to be honest i don't get those devices for free, but i consider it an investment, because that enable me to be able to work for customers that needs apps for a specify platform, also i'm working on my own apps and i want to be able to make these apps cross platform. Emulators are good, but not as good as hardware device. For example android emulator, is not that fast and accurate for games. iOS Emulator doesn't provide good solutions for GPS tracking.

33. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm sure the digital image stabilisation was on in the S3 otherwise the video taken would have been worse from the way the toy car was jumping around.

13. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

please oh please i hope i can afford you

14. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

They should have shot their Test Video with a Nokia. The camera they used isn't even as good as a phone.

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