Nokia Lumia 930 bested the Galaxy S6 edge's optical stabilization at its own game

Nokia Lumia 930 bested the Galaxy S6 edge's optical stabilization at its own game
With a 5-inch, 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an optically stabilized, 20-megapixel rear camera, the Nokia Lumia 930 is no laughing matter. But neither is it a hot piece of hardware anymore, especially if you consider the latest Android heavyweights from Samsung – the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Samsung's near twin devices both pack some of the most advanced hardware currently available, and the company even threw an optical stabilization gizmo into the mix for good measure. To advertise it, the company had a setup at its booth at MWC 2015 that consisted of a flat surface with two pillars that could house a smartphone, both of which were wobbled by a motor somewhere underneath. Samsung's idea was pretty simple – attach your own device, and see it get destroyed by the Galaxy S6 edge's optical stabilization. And for the most part, it did – at least with devices that we tried.

One YouTuber, however, thought he'd see how the above-mentioned Lumia 930 does against Samsung's new flagship, and the results surprised us – it seems to best the Galaxy S6 edge at its own game. Take a look.

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Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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43 Comments

1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

he should have tap the record button first and then compare the 2 later i've been using the Note 4 for awhile and the image stabilising (both optical and electrical) really kicks in only when you're recording a video

11. gadget_lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 30, 2009

True, I also have a Note 4, and I have never experienced such effect during actual recording usage. I am not saying it has the best optical stabilization system, but it that clip is not 'real life' experience. I am sure for correctness sake, this test will be repeated, comparing the functionality during recording and watching the playback.

12. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

14. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

that might be because you're recording with the fullHD @60fps or above mode (as on the Note 4, it might be different on the S6) or you haven't turn the feature on in the settings menu on the note 4 the EIS only kicks in if it's 1080p@30fps, not HDR mode or any bigger res video mode

24. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I think you mean to say that the software "stabilization" kicks in...

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is crap as its shacking more than any of the recorded demos we seen of it with the iPhone and so on, they need to hit record

40. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Both are good, with Lumia being better. And everyone ignored the fact that Lumia's colour accuracy was worse.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Anybody doubted it? Lol

3. Nimay_7

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Hahahaha!! I love it.. its not that i hate Samsung or love Nokia.. but from what i saw Nokia's over a year old device kicked dear Sammy in his own booth..

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Lumias are always better with stabilization. I don't think anyone doubted it. The great thing is that how close the S6 got.

31. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm wondering if they still have control of all 3 axis OIS suppliers.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i agree with post number 1 but i also think that lumias always had the better cameras and ois.

6. ponnbu

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

On the video, camera app on s6 edge crashes. Interesting...

8. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Your brain and eyes are for decoration only.

10. ponnbu

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Do you think you're smart enough to look down on the other, Mr one two three.?

35. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

At least I am smarter than a person whose brain and eyes are for decoration only.

39. ponnbu

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

To be called a smarter, you need to have someone calling, not yourself. You idiot. ^^

9. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Samsung's camera app does that by default after a few minutes on standby.

34. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

See? His brain and eyes are for decoration only.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If an app crash there will be a crash dialog box.

18. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

no it doesn't

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Still better than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

22. Daumus

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

No, not really, they're on par. Check out some samples from IP6+ because it has optical stabilization, IP6 has software stabilization.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ip6+ does not even use it on video, try again

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

He didn't hit record with the s6 so it wasn't activated

17. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Samsung's camera does a live preview of what will happen when you record, so it's activated even if you don't hit record.

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Only HDR

16. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Press the record button idiot

43. samjpullen

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No need, but thanks for your awesome choice of words.

19. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I love it.....Someone tries to trashtalk the S6, ends up looking like a brainless moron :D

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