Nokia Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5 vs Note II vs HTC 8X skateboard image stabilization test

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5 vs Note II vs HTC 8X skateboard image stabilization test
Forget fancy studio equipment and sophisticated photography testing - the Dutch from BesteProduct decided to simply strap a few rubber bands around this season's high-end phones on all platforms, put them on a stick, and carry it around while skateboarding the cobbled Amsterdam streets.

The goal - to check out how the Lumia 920 optical image stabilization that is touted so much by Nokia will fare against the competition. 

Needless to say, just like with the desert safari test, the Lumia 920 performed admirably during what is one of its strongest scenarios - shake-free video capture with superb Rich Recording audio. Enjoy the real world testing in the video below.

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58 Comments

58. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Love this phone.

55. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Funny how that the window phone video is clear but other phone like it lens purposely dirty.

57. hhvdblom

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

not dirty but "blurry" because of the movement. that shows they are not able to record good video while moving. so the "blurry" thing is what you normally would see on a smartphone. nokia eliminated that negative effect with IOS. so now you can see whats the real use of IOS. its a big plus if you take pictures or record video. but also the digital audio is great. just the best phone of this year. while you think there are already iphone5+ and gs4 on their way? both companies are s**tting there pants because the nokia train comes on steam and when a train is driving its not easy to stop so better to come in action fast, but if thats enough i question, the lumia 920 shows a real killer.

54. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

1 . lumia 920 2. Htc 8x (it is no. 1 except the image stabilization) 3. Galaxy s3 4. Galaxy note 2 5. Iphone 5

52. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

1. Lumia 920 has really awesome video quality :D 2. HTC 8X and IP5 : tied 3. Galaxy s3 4. note 2 , i dont hate this phone but gotta say it records really bad video

51. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and of course no need to be shock that the NOKIA LUMIA 920 wins!! no one is allowed to question nokia's camera technology!!! only idiots will ask such a thing!

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

1. Lumia 920 2. iPhone 5 and HTC 8X tied 3. Galaxy S3 4. Note II

46. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

1.lumia 920 2.HTC 8X 3. IP5 4.S3 5.2

44. phablet

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

HTC ONE PLUS IS MISSING. HOW COULD YOU LEAVE IT? The vinner is not here in the competition.

40. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Another K.O. win for the Lumia 920

38. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Amsterdam looks like a beautiful town.

37. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

aaaarrgghhhhh no xperia v in the comparison!

23. mydi.maus unregistered

1.920 2.5 3.Slll 4.8X 5.2

21. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

he could of cleaned the sgs III and note 2 camera first giving false results

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awwwww typical sore loser lol

26. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

hahhahhaa do you think phonearena photography team is not mature??? even they don't know to clean camera (lens) first????? you are a loser... accept the reality..

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

*cough* this was done by Dutch company "Beste Product". It is stated in the article

36. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

oh sorry.... who-ever do it i obviously don't care bcoz this is just mocking that camera wasn't cleaned.... is it not?

30. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

clean your brain brother...... Learn to Accept the truth....you are not ready accept a clean video test....

33. ImQ009

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Well, he's sorta right, for example just look at PhoneArena's Lumia 820 sample video. It's FAR from actual results you get with the phone.

45. ImQ009

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

What's up with all these thumbs down? Check out for yourself if you don't belive me.

35. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

was that sarcasm or are you just plain stupid?

56. hhvdblom

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

the lens is clean. this blurry effect you get with camera's that can't do proper IOS. this is de effect you see. its the same as you take a picture while moving the camera only then multiple times (thats what video does). so IOS on the Lumia 920 really kicks ass :-)

20. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

What a useless test, obviously wins Lumia 920 with its optical image stabilization...

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not useless, demonstrative. Some people don't know about it or don't understand. Showing them a video of it in action is a great solution.

18. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Fat guy vs Sexy guy vs Thin guy vs Big guy vs Average guy.

17. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

wow the nokia lumia 920 is amazing...

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude!! I wish that Pedro guy was here to see what he missed this year. iP5 and SIII almost similar result to 920 he says...maybe he has the OIS tech already installed in his eyes so he didn't notice the shakes.

22. wendygarett unregistered

Who is Pedro guy?

25. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

you really don't know?

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