Sunday, 30 September 2012

From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III

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From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III






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. Technicians dimmed the lights and let us snap a static scene with each handset at just 5 lux -- a level on par with what you may expect on a dimly lit city street in the middle of the night. 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.
Nokia Camera Test Compare to other

It's one thing to snag proper exposure, though -- capturing sharp details with little noise and superior color balance is an entirely different beast, and the Lumia managed to do just that, as you'll see in our 100-percent-view shots further on. Later in the evening we hit the streets of Helsinki for a real-world shootout. The 920 did present some issues with exaggerated shake and other rapid movements, but it offered up excellent results overall, even in scenes that were too dark for us to make out any details with our own eyes. Our nighttime shoot can be found in the gallery below, followed by plenty of comparison photos after the break.



To ensure consistency, we set all of the smartphones to auto shooting mode, with our trusted senior mobile editor Myriam Joire behind the wheel. She matched up framing and held each device perfectly still -- she describes the process described in the video below.


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Then, we scaled each shot to 620 pixels wide (to fit right here) and included a 100-percent cropped view in the lower left corner. We know you might want to examine each image yourself, though, so we're including the original files at the source link at the bottom of this page.
First up is the Lumia 920, which offered the most even exposure of all of the devices we tested. Admittedly, the shot has a yellow cast, but given the dim conditions, it's certainly acceptable.
Lumia 920 camera shot

Next up is the Nokia 808 PureView, which did a fantastic job compared to the other handsets, but required a longer exposure and lost significant color detail. It also has a heavy magenta cast -- still, a commendable performance.


The iPhone was also a solid runner-up with this test -- it didn't perform as well in even dimmer light, as we experienced when capturing images from a dark rooftop late at night, but it did yield decent shots in the lab. Even so, the frame is underexposed, includes a heavy orange cast and the 100-percent view is heavily pixelated and noticeably soft.


iPhone 5 camera shot


Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S III just barely squeezed by, snapping only the brightest elements. All in all, it really won't do.

Samsung G S III camera shot

Camera test


A few hours later, we hit the streets of Helsinki for a shoot under the stars (or, well, under the clouds). We found a rather dim spot that worked well for a second comparison, which you can see just below. The Lumia and iPhone may look like they offer on-par image quality, but the latter device had more than its fair share of noise output, while the shot from Nokia's phone was much cleaner. The 808 was quite dark in normal shooting mode (seen below), but performed better with the ISO bumped to 1600, which we opted not to include considering that not all of the cameras offered this feature. The One X snap was too dark to be usable, while you can just barely make out the boat in the Galaxy S III's.


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Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 pricing in Europe confirmed

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Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 pricing in Europe confirmed


Hai! friends a welcome News about Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 is fixed there price for Europe market.

Lumia 920 & 820

The recently unveiled Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are shaping up to be two of the hottest smartphones of the season, but until now we didn't know much on their availability and pricing. Now, that questions finally got its their answers.

In Germany, the Lumia 920 will retail for €649 ($836), while the Lumia 820 will go for €499 ($645). However, if you are living in Italy, you can grab the Lumia 920 for €50 less at €599 ($771). The pricing there for the Lumia 820 remains unchanged.

The smartphones are also up for pre-order in Russia, where eager customers will have to chunk in 24,990 rubles ($801) for the Lumia 920 and 19,990 rubles ($640) for the Lumia 820.

Expect both Lumia devices to start shipping some time in November. In Italy, information is a bit more specific and indicates a November 12 launch from carrier TeliaSonera.




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Nokia prices Lumia 920 above Samsung Galaxy S III

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Nokia prices Lumia 920 above Samsung Galaxy S III



Hello!! friends a News is coming from Indian daily News HT that Nokia Lumia 920 price is quite higher than Samsung Galaxy S III, ok no problem if there are various latest technologies are coming in Nokia Lumia 920 in compare of Samsung Galaxy S III than its not called costly. Here is the full story
Nokia Lumia 920

A Nokia executive shows the new Lumia 920 
phone with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system at a 
launch event in New York. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Nokia has priced its new Lumia 920 handset up to 25 percent higher than rival Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, risking a consumer backlash and endangering the troubled Finnish cellphone maker's efforts to catch competitors. Analysts said Nokia will struggle to explain the premium of the Lumia 920, which uses Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software and is seen as potentially its last chance to break into the profitable segment and secure its future.
"Hardware-wise they are pretty similar, it would be hard for Nokia to justify that extra cost to consumers," said Ovum analyst Nick Dillon. "Windows Phone is still largely an unknown to consumers - they would probably expect to pay less if they are taking a risk."
Nokia said Swedish carriers would sell the Lumia 920 for around 5,700 Swedish crowns ($860), excluding subsidies. This compares to 4,515 crowns asked for Galaxy S III at Expansys, one of the leading online phone stores in Europe.
In Italy, the Lumia 920 will sell for 599 euros ($770), compared with 530 euros for the Galaxy S III which has been on the market for four months.
The Galaxy S III retails for 530 euros also in Germany, where Nokia will ask 649 euros for the Lumia 920.
The Galaxy S III has become the pricing benchmark for flagship smartphones although Apple is selling its iPhone 5 well above those models.
Once the world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia fell behind rivals in the fast-growing smartphone market and has struggled to catch up, racking up more than 3 billion euros in operating losses in the last 18 months and forcing it to cut 10,000 jobs, as well as sell assets.
The Lumia 920 is Nokia's bid to catch up with Apple's iPhone and a string of popular phones using Google's Android software, like Samsung's Galaxy models.
The new phone, which with its rounded edges and colourful covers look similar to its predecessors, was unveiled earlier this month and drew a thumbs down from many analysts, who felt it lacked the "wow" factor to make big inroads against rivals.


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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Display compared to Nokia Lumia 920; Apple’s CEO Phil Schiller

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Apple iPhone 5 Display compared to Nokia Lumia 920; Apple’s CEO Phil Schiller


Hello friends!!! today i am going to show you some think very funny statement of Apple's CEO Phil Schiller.

Lumia 920 Vs iPhone 5

On the occasion of Apple iPhone 5 announcement event, Apple’s CEO Phil Schiller claimed that the new iOS flagship has the world’s most advanced display yet. It appears, however, that this might not be entirely true, as one Nokia fan is keen to point out. He did a spec-by-spec comparison of the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920 and the latest Apple smartphone didn’t really manage to impress there.

The PureMotion HD+ screen on the Nokia Lumia 920 packs some impressive technology and it’s hard to argue with the facts listed in the following slides.





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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video, updated with Galaxy S III and HTC One X)

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iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video, updated with Galaxy S III and HTC One X)



Nokia's Lumia 920 packs the industry's best image stabilization -- there's no questioning that -- thanks to a camera module that pairs both sensor and lens-based optical IS. The iPhone 5 also offers a notable improvement over its Apple-made predecessor on the video front, but considering that its stabilization is of the digital variety, we wouldn't expect it to top Nokia's new flagship. 


Lumia Test


We had an opportunity to test both smartphones 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. In fact, we're told that this is the very first such comparison shoot in the world, considering that the iPhone made it to market just last week and the only opportunity to shoot with a Lumia 920 is currently in the European country where the device was born.

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As expected, the Nokia phone was able to capture far smoother video than what we snapped with the iPhone, with both devices secured side-by-side in a homemade foam holster. Unlike our handheld interview shoot earlier today, we pushed the limits a bit further this time, running through Nokia's parking lot and turning every which way as well. It's important to note that the Lumia 920 we used was a prototype, but its performance was still quite solid. You'll find the side-by-side video just past the break -- the Lumia 920 is on the left, with the iPhone clip on the right.
Update: We also had an opportunity to test the Samsung Galaxy S III (just below) and the HTC One X (following) against the Lumia 920. Both smartphones lack OIS, so we weren't surprised to see poor stabilization performance. Check out the videos for the head-to-head.


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Now, i just wanna know whats your opinion on these three video evidence, Still do you feel that Apple iPhone 5 have any thing better than Nokia Lumia 920, i don't think so.
But you please write your comment to me... thanks. 


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Street Fight; Nokia Lumia 920 Beats iPhone 5 With Video Image Stabilization

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Street Fight; Nokia Lumia 920 Beats iPhone 5 With Video Image Stabilization



Hai! friends.. I know that you all have seen Street fights on streets or in WWF. Similarly, here i am going to show a Street fight between Nokia Lumia 920 Vs IPhone 5, in this fight as usually Nokia Lumia 920 wins like a World heavy weight champion.


Nokia Lumia 920 Vs iPhone 5















Smartphone-makers are adding more features that make handhelds a sufficient replacement for a digital video or still camera while on the go, including better sensors, better optics, and now image stabilization. Nokia unveiled its Lumia 920flagship first and promised that its optical image stabilization for capturing non-shaky video is among the best in the industry and Apple followed up with its iPhone 5 announcement promising a sapphire glass crystal lens cover and video image stabilization. Given Nokia’s OIS and sensor-shift technology for image stabilization, the Lumia 920 beats the iPhone 5‘s software-based image stabilization.
Engadget editor Myriam Joire visited Nokia headquarters in Finland and pitted the iPhone 5 up against the Lumia 920 and finds that the Lumia performed significantly better. Using a foam holster, Joire and the Engadget crew ran through the parking lot with both devices side-by-side and video was more stable when recorded using Nokia’s stabilization technology compared to Apple’s device
The Lumia 920 is still currently a pre-production unit so hopefully Nokia will be able to fine-tune the smartphone further before it launches with Windows Phone 8.



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The Lumia 920 is built on Nokia’s PureView technology. While the Nokia 808 PureView focused on megapixel count and a large sensor, the Lumia 920 is based on taking better low light images and stabilized videos.


I hope that you have enjoy this Street fight and now you can understand who is the real winner..Don't forget to comment below about your view.Thanks...



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Top 5 reasons to download the new Nokia Drive on your Nokia Lumia

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Top 5 reasons to download the new Nokia Drive on your Nokia Lumia




By now, many of you with Nokia Lumia devices have already downloaded the new Nokia Drive from Windows Marketplace.  In case you are still waiting to download the new Nokia Drive, here are five reasons why you should do it, post haste.


Nokia Lumia

Explore the world without worrying about data costs

You want to explore a new region or country that you are visiting, and want to drive around without worrying about data costs or going through the hassle of getting a local SIM card. Or you are in a place where cell reception is spotty at best. Not to worry – all you need to do is use WiFi to download the country or region maps that you are planning to explore, and Nokia Drive’s offline feature will help you.  You can be offline to save data charges, and still find and get to where you need to be. Search for places and addresses or get voice guided turn-by-turn directions to your destination without needing a data connection.



Drive safe and savvy: 

Sometimes the road stretches ahead, or you are a bit busy, and you forget about the speed limit.  The new Nokia Drive shows you the speed limit of the road you are on, and warns you when you go above the speed limit. You can also adjust the alert settings to fit your needs.


Update your loved ones on when to expect you:

 “Are we there yet?”  “When will we be there?” If you have driven with a group, you are familiar with these questions. Or you may want to let your friends know when exactly you will arrive at their party. When you drive, you want all the pertinent information at a glance. The new Nokia Drive lets you quickly see your estimated time of arrival, time remaining to destination, and distance to destination. Everything you need to know to make decisions on the road is available to you in a glance.


Recent Destinations: 

You don’t have to type the addresses all over again.  Now, you have one tap access to your most recent destinations on Nokia Drive. Less time typing, more time exploring!

Nokia Lumia


Always there, wherever you are

Nokia Drive offers coverage in 104 countries across 6 continents, including full China support. So wherever your top 10 places to visit are located, chances are you can download the country or region maps to Nokia Drive, and take a drive along Route 66 or cruise along Champs-Élysées.

So download the new Nokia Drive to your Nokia Lumia and take it out for a spin! If you have already tried out the new Nokia Drive, let us know how you like the experience!



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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Lumia 820: spec comparison

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Lumia 820: spec 
comparison


Nokia launched a pair of new smartphones running Windows Phone 8 in New York at the beginning of September 2012, with the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920 set to replace the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 as the Finnish firm's flagship mobile duo.

The Lumia 820 will be the mainstream model, with the Lumia 920 pegged as the company's new high-end offering. However, given that the Lumia 920 costs £399, a mere 44 per cent more than the £225 Lumia 820, it's well worth looking at the differences between the two.


Nokia Lumia 820 & 920



Form, look & feel, size & weight:

The Lumia 920 is available in yellow, red, grey, white and black, while the Lumia 820 can be had in red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black flavours - no sleek blue hues like with the Samsung Galaxy S3, or HTC's recently launched Windows Phone 8 series. As for look and feel, the Lumia 920 inherits much from the Lumia 900, featuring a bizarre but attractive synergy of rounded vertical sides and sharp horizontal edges and corners - at times, it feels like a flattened elliptical cylinder. The Lumia 820 on the other hand is all about curves, a decision partly driven by the fact that it features changeable shells. The Lumia 920 is bigger, thicker and heavier than the Lumia 820, though both handsets can be described as being chubby and sizeable.

Display:
The Lumia 920 has a 4.5in display with a 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution (WXGA), the highest of any smartphone on the market barring the original Galaxy Note. It equates to a pixel density of 332 PPI, which is a smidgen higher than the Retina featured on the iPhone 5. The Lumia 820 has a slightly smaller 4.3in display with a disappointing 800 x 480 pixel resolution at 217 PPI. In real-life life, the translation is simple: images a considerably less sharp.
The screen on the Lumia 820 is an OLED model, while the one featured on the Lumia 920 is PureMotion HD+ IPS, complete with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass . In non-geek lingo - and according to Nokia - it means that the Lumia 920's scratch-resistant screen is noticeably brighter than the competition and boasts a refresh rate that’s nearly twice as fast to boot. Both handsets benefit from ClearBlack technology, which allows for improved readability in direct sunlight.


Storage & memory:

The Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 both come with 1GB of RAM. The former has 32GB on-board storage, while the latter has only 8GB but does come with a microSD card slot capable of expanding capacity up to 32GB. It's an affordable option, as you can pick up a card for as little as £10 these days, so owners of the Lumia 820 users will have access to additional storage for next to nothing.

Nokia Lumia 920 Wireless charger


Processor:
Both smartphones use the same chipset, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, the MSM8960, which is etched using a 28nm manufacturing process for lower power consumption. It's clocked at 1.5GHz, is based on the new-gen Krait architecture, and uses an Adreno 225 GPU. Moreover, both devices offer LTE capabilities, with the the Lumia 820 therefore emerging as the arguably the most affordable 4G-ready handset on the market.
That same MSM8960 model chipset also features on a number of other high-end smartphones, like the HTC One XL, the Samsung ATIV S, and the newer additions to the Motorola Droid RAZR series. The fact that both the 820 and the 920 use the same SoC is reminiscent of the similarities between the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710.


Software: 
Both devices will run Windows Phone 8, which offers 7GB of online cloud storage to new users as a sweetener. The new Lumia devices also offer a number of exclusive applications, like Nokia's comprehensive Maps suite - the company recently claims it is streets ahead of rivals Google and Apple with regards to digital cartography - as well as the Nokia Music Store, though Mix Radio won't feature apparently. On the whole, Windows Phone 8 should be as fast on the Lumia 820 as on the more expensive Lumia 920. For more on Nokia's latest handsets and  Windows Phone 8, check out our feature on the Lumia 920 and the potential pay-off of adopting Microsoft's new-gen mobile OS.



Battery:

The Lumia 820 has a 1,650 mAh battery, while the more expensive Lumia 920 has a 2,000mAh engine. The 21 per cent extra capacity means the latter device claims superior longevity specs: talk time of 10 hours vs 8 hours on the Lumia 820, standby of 400 hours vs 330 hours respectively, better music playback duration (67 hours vs 55 hours), and superior video playback time (5 hours vs 6 hours). Both boast the ability to wirelessly charge, utilising Qi technology.

Nokia Lumia 820 & 920




Camera:
The Lumia 920 borrowed some tricks from the PureView 808. Although it doesn’t top the best-of-class 41-megapixels offered by the 808 , the optical sensor on the 920 still reaches an impressive 8.7-megapixels. It features an innovative optical image stabilization technology, a BSI sensor, a superfast f/2.0 aperture, and a dual LED flash. As for the Lumia 820, it hits 8-megapixels, has a f/2.2 aperture speed, but lacks the BSI sensor of its bigger brother. Both come with Carl Zeiss optics, full HD video recording capabilities, and camera resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 pixels. There’s also an HD ready front facing camera on the Lumia 920, though the Lumia 820 has to make do with a secondary VGA snapper. As you would expect given the pricing, the 920 clearly outpaces the 820.

Connectivity:
Exactly the same across the two devices, which is a refreshing gesture on Nokia's part given the general trend for mid-range smartphones to offer inferior connectivity features. Both have NFC capabilities, Bluetooth 3.1, Wi-Fi, a microUSB port, and are compatible with 4G LTE networks. Neither features an HDMI port for high-quality external connections, though, and there seems to be a dearth of decent accessories, with a paltry eight add-ons currently listed for the Lumia 820 on Nokia’s website. Hopefully this is an area that will improve once the two handsets hit shops, but thankfully both come readied for the best and most modern wireless technologies.

Price & value:
Unfortunately, we don't know what the cost of monthly contracts will be for either mobile. The Lumia 820 costs about £165 less than the Lumia 920 once you account for the quasi-obligatory 32GB microSD card you need to get comparable storage on the cheaper product. Cough up the premium for the Lumia 920 and you get a bigger, better screen with a higher-quality display, a different design, vastly superior cameras, and a more durable battery - in short, a much better handset, though the Lumia 820 looks superb value, especially with regards to 4G. Is it worth it? For me, yes - but what do you think? And what about how the Lumia 920 matches up to the iPhone 5?



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Video: Comparing Apple Maps and Nokia Maps; both on iOS 6

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Video: Comparing Apple Maps and Nokia Maps; both on iOS 6





It isn't news anymore that latest "invention"; the Apple maps which comes with their new iOS6 update is appalling and quite frankly it is unusable. I already have a couple of iPhone4 friends who are asking me for advise between android and windows phone as they are prepared to switch and of course you know my response :) and they did too.


Compare between Nokia Lumia 920 & iPhone 5







































The bad news is iOS6 and Apple's map app is horrible, the good news however is that iPhone users can use Nokia's effective maps system from their browser. Yes, Nokia's browser map is 200% better and more efficient that Apple maps.

Here is a video from unleash the phones” 
Alvin Wong comparing the new, but useless Apple maps with Nokia maps on an iOS6 running iphone.


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Watch the above Video and decide your self which is the great one between Nokia Lumia 920 Or iPhones.. Don't forget to comment about this post.....Thanks..



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Get a chance to ask Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (LIVE: 25th Sept. 4am EST)

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Get a chance to ask Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
(LIVE: 25th Sept. 4am EST)



Hai! friends, today i am asking all of you that if you get a chance to meet to Mr. Stephen Elop (Nokia CEO) than what do you want to ask from him.. yea! i am not kidding but, here a great chance to all of you that you can meet to Mr. Stephen Elop and ask your own questions about the Latest Nokia Lumia family or other Nokia apps.



Nokia CEO Stephen Elop



Engadget is organizing a live Q&A with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop today (Sept 25th) at 4AM EST.

For 30mins you will be able to ask him anything, but 30mins isn't enough to answer everyone's questions, so they are obviously going to be picky on what questions get answered.

But we all know what question is on our minds: When is the Lumia 920 coming out?
This is the #1 question in the tech world right now, I'm sure.

But there are also other questions we would like answered, here's a list of questions I wouldn't mind getting answers to.

  • How much is the 920/820 going to cost? 
  • What are your thoughts on the HTC 8S and 8X phones?
  • Will we get a Nokia Win8 tablet before the end of this year?
  • When will theWP7.8 update begin rolling out for existing Lumia owners
  • Will we get a Nokia Flagship store on the West Coast in the US?
  • Any plans on offering free upgrades (or some kind of discount) to Lumia 920/820 from existing Lumia 900 owners (At&t)?
  • Is the Nokia 808 PureView the last Symbian^3 phone?
  • How long is the transition to windows phone going to last?
  • DO you sometimes have second thoughts about adopting android?
  • What does Nokia hope to achieve in the next 12months?



Nokia CEO Stephen Elop





You can ask S. Elop your questions by tweeting them to @EngadgetLive.

You can also read questions and answers from this page





















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