Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808: PureView photo shoot comparison (Photo Heavy)
The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 are both PureView smartphones, which means they use superior camera technology to deliver the best photography experience on any mobile device. But how do they compare? Here we take the two out on the road to compare day shots and their low-light counterparts.
The Nokia 808 PureView was a milestone moment in both Nokia and smartphone history. The 41-Megapixel camera comes equipped Nokia’s exclusive pixel over-sampling technology to ensure no loss of detail when zooming in on images.
The Nokia 808 PureView itself is a Symbian Belle toting smartphone with a 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED Gorilla Glass display, measures 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9mm and weighs 169g. Under the hood you’ll find a 1.3GHz single-core processor and a generous 16GB of internal memory, with support for MicroSD cards up to 48GB – plenty of room for those amazing photos you’ll be taking.
By comparison, the Nokia Lumia 920 is based around a 4.5-inch IPS display that makes for an amazing viewfinder for the 8.7-Megapixel camera. PureView on the Nokia Lumia 920 takes the core elements of PureView, such as the high performance optics developed in conjunction with Carl Zeiss, as well as the sensor and image processing technology.
However, to create the best opto-mechanical device to-date, the guys behind PureView needed to change things a little. That’s where we see the switch from the FSI (Front-Side Illuminated) sensor to the Back-Side Illuminated sensor (BSI).
What’s more, Nokia has switched out the Flash in favour of a specially developed next-gen LED Flash, which works better in continuous use and for longer exposures, which are required to get the best results in low-light settings.
Does this have an effect on the end-results you’ll take? Well, we’ve been on a bit of a road trip to take some snaps of both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 in action to see how they fair. As you’ll see from below, we’ve shot the same spots in day-light and in low-light conditions so you can see how they compare.