Although the Lumia 925 is not quite out yet, it seems to be strutting its stuff more and more (see this earlier post from today).This time, the site Winp.cn has gotten their mitts on one for an extensive mini-review. While the article is in Chinese, you can discern easy enough from Bing translator that they are impressed with the upcoming phone.
Indeed, they were even able to pull some image samples from the aluminum Windows Phone and compare it shot for shot next to a Lumia 920. Now, two things to note here: the Lumia 925 benefits from an added sixth lens, which is supposed to improve sharpness. But in addition, the Lumia 925 also has the ‘Amber’ update from Nokia on board, which adds all new and updated camera algorithms and up to 3200 ISO for even faster low-light shots.
So which is which here? Hard to say, but Lumia 920 users should perhaps be more excited than disappointed, as we’re pretty sure these improvements will be coming later this summer to your devices as well. From the samples though, we can see that the combo of the Lumia 925 + Amber update results in better color reproduction, increased sharpness and less image noise.
Overall though, the Lumia 925 is shaping up to be one sharp looking device and it should be a big hit for Windows Phone.
Source: Winp.cn; Thanks, hengxiang32401, for the tip!
Up to 3200 ISO for the camera with the Amber update
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