Nokia Lumia 925 beats the Lumia 920 in low-light camera comparison

Nokia Lumia 925 beats the Lumia 920 in low-light camera comparison
It is time for another photo shootout featuring the Nokia Lumia 925, showing off how great of a camera the handset can be in low-light conditions. This time, however, the company's flagship isn't going against the HTC One, or the Galaxy S4, Xperia Z and iPhone 5. Instead, it is the Nokia Lumia 920 that the smartphone is being compared with, and the differences are pretty clear.

As you can see for yourself in the photo samples provided below, the Nokia Lumia 925 is capable of taking photos with more life-like colors than the Lumia 920. Photos taken with the latter, on the other hand, have a bit colder color representation. Besides The Nokia Lumia 920's photos appear to lack in contrast, unlike those shot with the Lumia 925. 

Fortunately for all holding on to a Nokia Lumia 920, the smartphone's camera performance is to get a boost with an upcoming software update. The so-called Lumia Amber update, expected to start rolling out in Q3 of 2013, will include Nokia's Smart Camera application with its many features and effects, support for ISO 3200, faster burst shots, and FM radio support.

Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples
Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples

Nokia Lumia 925 (top images) vs Nokia Lumia 920 (bottom images) low-light and close-up camera samples


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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)
Lumia 925
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)

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68 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Since it's released 6 months after the Lumia 920, it SHOULD have a better camera.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Another reason why the L-EOS will be an AT&T exclusive - the L920 is stale.

41. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I really like this Nokia L925! Slim Superb camera But the restricted OS, let's it down Having thoughts of buying this ®

62. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

But I thought you hate Nokia?

64. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

he was Nokia fan before dude.

66. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i got a advice buy it figure out how to wipeout wp8 then figure out how to get android on it then post the links how u did it meanwhile there will be wp20 by the time you are done

2. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Innovation ? No no i say EVOLUTION. good job nokia.

45. windroid unregistered

I think the evolution is more in the software rather than hardware and eventually the Amber update will also benefit previous Lumias like the 920. Anyway the photos of 925 have a warmer tone which are more pleasing. Still to see full sized photos for noise and detail comparison.

3. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 925 is probably the best smartphone camera period (not including the 808), at least until the Lumia WP8.x EOS comes out this summer...

5. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Yes i agree. waiting to see it announced and also rumoured Sony honami .

28. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I think the Honami has a lot of potential to show Nokia a good phone camera is nothing special. Especially since they want to start a phone camera war now. I don't expect them to be on top much longer for phones cameras. In China the next gen phone sensors are already in a few phones out that will be in the next flagships. The cameras are 18MP back with dual flash 5 and 8mp front

31. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

In my opinion, Honami and probably the S4 Zoom might beat the Lumia 925, but, Nokia's 41MP sensor? Not even close. Wont happen. Camera war has begun even 5 years ago with Sony Ericsson (K-series and C-series) and Nokia (mostly N-series) strutting their stuff. When Nokia manages to apply the Pelican 16-sensor array camera they tech will be even further ahead. the 808PV's camera took 5 years to develop. and i believe neither Samsung nor Sony spent that long just to develop a phone camera.

34. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Newcomers don't know what those are. I owned many N-series in the past. Great phones! N82 was the stand-out in the camera department.

35. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

N82 is probably still the best 5MP shooter even today; N73 was one of the first 3.2MP shooters and also among the best in that range. I wish Nokia brings back the multi-aperture found on the N86.

42. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I still have those 3 phones in my draw, in good condition! ®

56. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Me too I would love a 8 megapixel camera with bigger sensor OIS and variable aperture

55. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yes and also the N95 took great photos only no xenon flash.

67. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i highly dout zoom can beat even N8 their camera histry says it all remeber galaxy camera last year

47. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Sony has yet to prove it can build successful smartphones with functional cameras that fully exploit it's quality sensors, so the jury is still out...

25. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

May be a really good cameraphone but it's ruined by WP. It makes it bleak and utterly useless.

27. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Why cause you don't have thousands of fart apps?

30. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Looks like your store is full of crapware (literally) too. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/search?q=fart All stores are filled with these stupid apps the actual number of useful apps/good games is not even 5% of the app.

33. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Actually, the camera on the S4 is also something to behold, apparently it matched the 808 on parts of the dox camera test.

39. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Unless you want to switch off all lights before taking a picture or close all doors. Under normal lighting conditions it's on par with S4 and ip5. Agree 920/925 beat the crap out of all handsets in darkness, but it's kinda meh thing... Also 1. Video quality is better on S4, ip5, ONE etc compared to the 920/925. 2. Front camera is better on S4,ip5, ONE etc " " .

53. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i own a lumia 920 and gs4 this "1. Video quality is better on S4, ip5, ONE etc compared to the 920/925." is false. the gs4's camera still has alot of shake to it which makes watching video's a little uncomfortable. you can turn on image stabilization for video but then that crops the video which leaves out part of the video's edges. also the stabilization is software can not account for as many hand movements as hardware therefore still leaving a shaky video which isnt as good as hardware. the lumia 920's stabilization is hardware which is alot more stable which results in better video quality.

58. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The N8 still.compares favorably, and the 928 gets the Xenon flash (which is a glaring commission on the 925)

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh damn, I want this phone! Sadly it's not released in my country yet. Come on, Nokia! This is gonna be my first Windows Phone, I can't wait any more! x(

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You like using exclamation marks don't you?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, I don't.

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I!!! Do!!! !

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