Nokia Lumia 920 takes on iPhone 5 in image stabilization test [video]
September 26, 2012 at 11:44 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
We have always been of the opinion that Engadget has been a playground for Apple trolls and for a long time the AOL-owned website seemed to encourage the trolls via their anti-Microsoft/Nokia headlines. When Nokia granted them an audience with Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, and exclusive access to the Nokia Lumia 920, we found it quite amusing. Either Engadget is mesmerised by the mighty fine device that is the Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia is giving some sugar to it's haters in exchange for favourable reviews.
The Engadget crew were afforded the opportunity to test the Nokia Lumia 920 against the iPhone 5 in a head-to-head demo at Nokia's research and development facility in Tampere, Finland, about two hours north of the company's Espoo headquarters. The Nokia Lumia 920 boasts of the industry's best image stabilization thanks to a camera module that pairs both sensor and lens-based optical IS. Apple claimed the iPhone 5 camera is an improvement to the critically acclaimed shooter on their all-conquering iPhone 4S, so you would think that the iPhone 5 would give Espoo's flagship a run for its money right? Wrong!
As can be clearly seen (below), the Lumia 920 is able to capture far smoother video than the iPhone, with both devices secured side-by-side in a homemade foam holster while running through Nokia's parking lot. It's important to note that the Lumia 920 used was a prototype and that Lumia 920's camera is further away from the centre which would have caused more vibration.
There is no doubting that the Nokia Lumia 920 is far better than the iPhone 5 so much that Apple-loving tech sites have no choice but admit it is. Whichever way you look, be it navigation, NFC, camera, display, etc. the Lumia 920 trounces Cupertino's finest at every turn. It's now left for Nokia to tell the world how good a device the Lumia 920 is through clever and effective advertising.
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