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http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/26/lumia-920-low-light-shootout/
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It looks like Nokia's controversial marketing move, which involved using pro DSLRs to "simulate" low-light shooting, was even less necessary than the smartphone maker may have thought. During our visit to the company's Tampere, Finland research and development complex, we were given access to a comprehensive testing suite, enabling us to shoot with a Lumia 920 prototype and a handful of competing products in a controlled lighting environment.

The 920 took the cake, without question, but the iPhone didn't fare too poorly itself, snatching up nearly as much light as the Nokia device. The 808 PureView also performed quite well, but the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III yielded unusable results.

Seems like the Lumia and iPhone were the only phones that had respectable photos. The other top tier Android phones took rubbish photos even with more 'customization' options.
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Was flash enabled? Because my HTC Incredible S is no where NEAR that bad..
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Was flash enabled? Because my HTC Incredible S is no where NEAR that bad..

No.

From my understanding it was a test of the quality of the sensor of the camera - not of the quality of the flash. All smartphones take crappy photos with flash anyway.
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Wow... that Nokia 920 has the camera to beat eh? The 5 did all right but the Nokia's photo at 5 lux could probably pass as a daytime photo.
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I would buy a lumnia 920 if it had symbian.

Would love to see result with flash as that would be a real world test.
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might have to sell my gs3 tongue.gif
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I would buy a lumnia 920 if it had symbian.
Would love to see result with flash as that would be a real world test.

I would buy a 920 if it had Android :/
I think it's one of the best pieces of hardware I've seen, all the little tweaks they've made with the wireless charging, amazing contrast, the design itself is exactly what I would want. Hopefully WP8 picks up, not sure if I'm a fan of the tiles though but it'll be interesting to see what, if any, custom development is possible.
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Nokia always had the nicest cameras in their phones. Putting Android would just ruin it. Windows Phone 8 suits it perfectly.
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Nokia always had the nicest cameras in their phones. Putting Android would just ruin it. Windows Phone 8 suits it perfectly.

Agreed. Windows phones are looking increasingly attractive whereas Android looks like a shoddy iOS clone more and more. My next phone will definitely be in the windows camp.
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I am glad the Lumia 920 has Windows Phone. This will be my new phone in decemeber
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