Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon features Rich Recording with four directional stereo microphones. Nokia has been really pushing the Lumia Icon’s audio and recording capabilities. Its marketing tagline is “See and hear what you’ve been missing.” How do they actually sound? We’ve shot a few videos with the Nokia Lumia Icon around New York City. Head past the break to see and hear for yourself.

The first clip below is a performance by Andy Suzuki & The Method at a New York City subway station. It’s a very noisy environment where many recording devices would struggle. Listen closely.

The second clip is from a tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Jen from Museum Hack is telling the story of the $45 million painting. It’s the most expensive item at the museum. Does the Lumia Icon pick up her voice properly? Check it out.

The third clip is recorded at a busy intersection in New York City. A lot of noises are coming from cars and people in every direction.  You can also check out the video quality in low light.

The Lumia Icon features Nokia Rich Recoding with four microphones. Rich Recording was first unveiled on the Nokia 808 PureView, a cameraphone running Symbian OS. That technology can now be found on Lumia devices. The main key in Rich Recording is the ability to record loud sounds without distortion.

In addition to Rich Recording, the Nokia Lumia Icon also features directional recording. It rejects the sounds that are not in front of the camera. Nokia is the first company to introduce four-microphone directional stereo recording in a camera phone. This audio technology has been introduced in the Nokia Lumia 1520 and carried on to the Lumia Icon.

What do you think of these clips from the Nokia Lumia Icon? Let us know in the comments and make sure to check out our full Nokia Lumia Icon review if you haven’t read it yet.