Sponsored Video: Nokia Lumia 928 vs. iPhone 5: low-light photography shootout

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The Nokia Lumia 928, which was just recently introduced as part of Verizon’s handset lineup, boasts of its low-light photography capabilities amongst other features. And who can blame the company for doing so, with the new WP8 handset packing an 8MP, wide-angle F2.0 Carl Zeiss primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). However, with all the marketing and publicity that the new Lumia 928 is getting, one must wonder, does it really live up to the hype, well be fared enough with iPhone 5? Does it really perform well in low-light conditions?

Well, luckily for us, the folks at Neowin have made a handful of tests comparing the new WP8 device to the other flagship smartphones from the Android and Apple camps. Now, we are here to crunch the results. For a side-by-side comparison of the Lumia 928’s imaging capabilities when stacked up against the iPhone 5, which arguably packs the best smartphone camera around today, see the table summary below.

Nokia Lumia 928 iPhone 5
Camera Specs Primary: 8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, xenon flash, 1080p @30fps 

Secondary: 1.2MP, 720p@30fps


Features: 1/3.2” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, PureView technology, geo-tagging, panorama, F2.0 aperture

Primary: 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, LED flash, 1080p@30fps 

Secondary: 1.2MP, video at 720p@30fps, face detection


Features: Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

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From the initial tests shown above, it seems that the Lumia 928 performs better overall compared to its iOS rival. In the three sets of test shots provided, it is very evident that colors appear to be brighter and more vivid with the WP8 device compared to the ones taken using the iPhone. Color saturation also appears to be better, with lesser noise overall. The optical image stabilization technology of the Lumia 928 greatly helps the device produce sharp images even in low-light conditions, as exemplified in the last test shots. Overall, if you are looking for the best low-light smartphone camera in the market today, the Nokia Lumia 928 should indeed be in your shopping list.

Sponsored Post by Microsoft. Source: Neowin.net

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