More tests of Lumia 920 camera against competitor hardware

Test have got their hands on a Lumia 920 and took it for a ride around Helsinki, Finland. As well as trying out the stabilisation in PureView to compare the camera against the iPhone 5 when recording, the team also looked more closely at the photography aspect of the Windows Phone. Namely, low-light capturing.

Comparing the Lumia 920 to the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and Nokia PureView 808 (the Symbian handset with the 41MP camera) the Test team managed to capture the above photo, which was taken by the Windows Phone, and compare the quality and light to what the other handsets produced.

It's clear to see how the Lumia 920's Pureview camera technology improves results, and we've seen this difference shown in previous tests, but while we wait for Windows Phone to launch and the Lumia 920 to be made available for purchase, it's good to be reminded how the flagship Nokia Windows Phone is in front of the competition.

The Nokia PureView 808 sports similar technology, and results show it to not be too far behind the Lumia 920, but the iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 and HTC One X are equally 'good enough', but nothing to get excited about. It's by no means a scientific experiment, but it's an accurate test with common consumer conditions.

We've seen Nokia challenge those with competitor handsets to take on the Lumia 920 with a low light camera test where participants would attempt to take a photo of a vase inside a dark room, through a hole in the wall. The Nokia employee would do the same with the new Windows Phone and the results would be compared. The Lumia 920 came out to best each challenger.

But can the advanced functionality and hardware sell the handsets for Nokia? Only time will tell.

Source: Test; thanks, Alex, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.