09-25-2012, 05:41 PM #1
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iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video) -- Engadget
Not only does the Lumia deal VASTLY better with the bounce caused by the person walking, but it has a sharper image with better colors.Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 09-25-2012, 06:07 PM #3
i swear, if it weren't for the hundreds of posts at engadget and your post here, i would have said the iphone looked better. And I f'in hate apple. Infact, I'm here because I'm looking to make the Win8 Phone jump from my current android, and been flip flopping between the 920, Ativ, 8X... and to me, this test did nothing for me. At best, it was negligible, at worst, I though the 920 was the loser. Now the test itself has a ton of flaws to the point I wouldn't be too swayed regardless...but i have to admit i was expecting something more noticeable. All of a sudden, the 820 isn't look that bad to me.
09-25-2012, 06:17 PM #5
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gfiz, I'm curious as to why you think the iPhone was better?
To my eye (granted, its my eye vs. yours) - the iPhone video was blockier, blurrier, more muted, and much shakier than the L920. The 920 seemed much more vibrant, clearer, and crisper of a video, not to mention that it was much steadier than the iPhone, especially when she ran with the little holder.
I think the holder they place it in, actually makes the video (for both) worse since there doesn't appear to be a convenient way to hold the phones in a natural way. Which kind of defeats the purpose of this particular 'real world' test. Though, I definitely see the advantages of the OIS at work compared to the new iPhone.
- 09-25-2012, 06:50 PM #6
Exactly. The Lumia is better in every way no matter how you slice it.
And at jaxstate, you really are so biased against Nokia that you can't recognize the significant improvements in their camera versus, well frankly, every other phone?
- 09-25-2012, 08:38 PM #9
well I've watched this atleats a dozen times to try to figure out what my problem is, and first thing i realized is the iphone is zoomed in more than the 920. There are certain instances, like when the other camera guy comes up along the side 1:38 where I can clearly see the nokia is a crisper picture, but again, the guy seems like he's half the distance away in the iphone. But there are other times, and I guess what I was more focused on was the stability, and it seemed like the 920 we much shakier. Which like I initially said, probably means nothing since the test is pretty flawed. But the OIS was one of the main reasons I was interested in this phone, and frankly this didn't sell it for me. I've been looking more and more at the 820 now tbh, and then not feel as bad if i end up upgrading again in 6-12 months.
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- 09-25-2012, 09:02 PM #11
The Lumia has a much wider lense, so it captures more for a wider field of vision much more like real life.
- 09-25-2012, 09:57 PM #12
The mechanical OIS is awesome the fact they squeezed it into a camera phone is more awesome and I am glad to see this sort of innovation (which to me is more innovative then the the lightning cable or whatever the heck they call it now)
Has anyone read the comments on Engadget...I find them hilarious from the iPhone crowd...
- 09-25-2012, 11:40 PM #16
- 09-26-2012, 06:19 AM #18
- 09-26-2012, 07:28 AM #20
Video updated with HTC One X and SG SIII. Not even remotely close to being a fair fight. ;)
iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video, updated with Galaxy S III and HTC One X) -- Engadget"Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 09-26-2012, 08:35 AM #22
ok now looking at the HTC and S3 comparisons, it seems completely obvious how much better the 920 in the videos with clarity and stabilization. The HTC has the same "lens width" as the iphone then, because the "zoom" was similar. The S3 was identical to the 920 in terms of proportion. I'm assuming the Ativ S is going to pretty much be the same as the S3, in which case the 920 has just pole vaulted back up, since my main motivation in this phone choice all around is going to be getting good pictures and videos of my 2 year old twins.
- 09-26-2012, 02:22 PM #24
And actually, the Lumia 920 has a wide angle lens, so it's actually more like the Lumia is zoomed out compared to the iPhone 5.Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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09-26-2012, 02:53 PM #25
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interesting, the update video with gs3 and onex made a much much bigger impression than the iphone one did, i think they should redo that one in the same setting as the updated video to see how they fair, the original was a bit difficult to tell the difference (may be they deliberately shake it a little too much to the point that the OIS couldn't make the difference as obvious as if it were under normal use)
solidifying the will to buy 920 :)