Chip magazine, reportedly among the most popular technology resources in Turkey, has carried out an interesting test with the Lumia 920. The test has seen the Nokia Windows Phone sent into space. This isn't the first time the device has been used in the name of science as a Finnish retailer previously fired a handful up into space. So what's new in this experiment, compared to the one carried out in 2012?

The team from the magazine created a box and sent it up in to the atmosphere. The box itself contained the following items:

  • one camera to record lumia 920 lumia
  • one lumia 920 (located outside the box and exposed to all conditions on the trip)
  • one lumia 920 (inside the box to record downside view outside the box)
  • gps tracker (to calculate exactly where it lands)
  • extra chargers for the phones

The box was attached to a balloon and was released on April 2nd, 2013. As the balloon reached 20,000 meters the GPS signal were lost and the team had to wait until contact was re-established. After a period of 30 minutes the balloon exploded and the box began free-falling to Earth. The kit landed at 12:47, but more importantly, it's noted that the Lumia Windows Phone was able to function at -70 Celsius, recording the action.

Much like the previous experiment, the Lumia 920 is shown to display serious strength against the climb and subsequent drop to and from the edge of space. While the average consumer doesn't plan to send their Windows Phones in to space, it's a superb sight and the results of the device continuing to function in such harsh environments. 

Source: Chip Online, YouTube; thanks, Kubilay, for the translation and tip!