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

1. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

note 2 has worst camera here...920 wins this test

7. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

reading the title at the homepage i can already decipher who is the winner

14. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

but the 8x had the worst audio

48. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

wait is it just me or does the guy on the bicycle pass every time just before the skateboard starts moving? how can they have the same turn of events while shooting with any two phones at a given point of time? My guess doctored video...no winner all losers

49. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They had all of the phones strapped to a pole and he carried them all at once while going down, so he would only have to do one take. Shown 15 seconds into the video.

2. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

lumia lumia lumia and lumia only...... go lumia 920 and conquer the world...

32. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The title seems like saying that Lumia is a winner

59. _iPinoy12

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

.i aGreE. :)

47. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 wins again! Great job nokia!

5. Ron1985

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Yes, Nokia Lumia 920 is an amazing phone. 1.Lumia 920(in a different league) 2.Iphone 5 3.htc 8X 4.Galaxy S3 5.Galaxy Note 2

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What I don't like about the 5 is that for its "stabilization" all it does is crop out the outer parts of the image to give the impression of minimal shake, but if you compare the videos (as I recall) they are only 4MP when stock without that mode is 8.

39. Ron1985

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Yes, but all the digital image stabilization do it. That's why the picture quality of the nokia lumia 920 is better because it uses the all the sensor, which gives it both a wider viewing angle and the option to do pixel binning(over-sampling), which helps fight digital noise.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i can never stop looking up on nokia :)

8. Piyush91 unregistered

this Lumia kicks ass....

9. Shubham412302

Posts: 545; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

all other were just shaking like hell lumia is best

10. crazyfists

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I was thinking if ever they included xperia tx.

53. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Xperias have good cams too as i know, wonder why they never include them in comparisons..

11. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

so here is the clear Winner.. Nokia Lumia 920.....A complete flagship

12. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

i think the camera of note 2 is set on warm vintage effect,,,,920 is great....i love my note 2 bwahahahahahhaaaaaa....

13. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

I love it when we all get along and leave the fanboyish crap and give your opinion based on facts

15. marchels14 unregistered

Nokia totally won the thing all the other cameras where like sh+t. Great job nokia.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; 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?

28. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

You!lol

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

He would be asking the same about you if i changed the name.! ...or maybe not since you're more popular than him!! :D

17. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

wow the nokia lumia 920 is amazing...

18. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

20. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

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