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Nokia Pits Lumia 928 Camera Against Galaxy S3, iPhone 5

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Nokia is doing its best to create hype for its newest offering.

Though smartphone cameras are no match for an actual camera, people are relying on their cell phone's camera more and more thanks to improved quality and the convenience of carrying just one device. Nokia's quite proud of the camera technology in its Lumia phones and is hoping to show folks just how well the Lumia camera fares when pitted against the a couple of the most popular phones on the market today.

Nokia has taken an iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3 and its own as-yet-unofficial Lumia 928 and tested the cameras on all three devices. Though Nokia has yet to officially announce the Lumia 928, the company isn't exactly doing a great job at keeping a lid on the rumors. Ads for the phone have appeared in multiple publications and videos like this only create further hype.

To say the Lumia fares quite well in the comparison video would be an understatement. This is Nokia's own video, after all. Shot in Adventureland in Long Island, the video shows off the performance of all three cameras in a low light setting. Check it out below:

Nokia Lumia vs iPhone 5 and GS3 - Camera Test

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    the1kingbob , May 8, 2013 10:16 AM
    Have to admit that it wasn't to bad, but I would like to have seen more of the GS3 and iP5 video.
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    TheMadFapper , May 8, 2013 10:29 AM
    Great phone, terrible OS. I had a 920 and it was really sleek and the white ones look retro. Too bad it would lock up all the time, couldn't receive MMS, multitasking is non-existent, apps and app store is terrible (searches for "Notepad" brings up random garbage in the top 10 hits)..I couldn't stand it.
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    daveola1 , May 8, 2013 10:47 AM
    Had a few lockup at first with mine. After the new firmware update, not one problem. We love our 920's and the OS.
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    mariusmotea , May 8, 2013 11:21 AM
    I don't trust anymore videos maked by Nokia after faking the PureView demo.
    http://gizmodo.com/5940784/nokia-faked-its-pureview-demo-and-then-claimed-they-never-said-it-was-real
    Waiting for a review from gsmarena.
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    mariusmotea , May 8, 2013 11:26 AM
    I don't trust anymore videos maked by Nokia after faking the PureView demo.
    http://gizmodo.com/5940784/nokia-faked-its-pureview-demo-and-then-claimed-they-never-said-it-was-real
    Waiting for a review from gsmarena.
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    curiosul , May 8, 2013 12:04 PM
    No GS4, no HTC One (esp the last one)?
    How biased can you be?
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    Anonymous , May 8, 2013 12:30 PM
    Quote:
    Great phone, terrible OS. I had a 920 and it was really sleek and the white ones look retro. Too bad it would lock up all the time, couldn't receive MMS, multitasking is non-existent, apps and app store is terrible (searches for "Notepad" brings up random garbage in the top 10 hits)..I couldn't stand it.


    Your excuses are poor, never had a problem with locking up on my 920, I don't use MMS so I wouldn't know, hold the back arrow and you can revisit all your apps that haven't been closed, and the app store isn't the greatest but has improved greatly especially over this past month or so with lots of big names
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    redeemer , May 8, 2013 3:35 PM
    Just have to say this the S4 camera is not up to par with the HTC One, iPhone 5 and the 920!
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    donovands , May 8, 2013 4:33 PM
    I just got a 920 a week ago. I'm really quite impressed. Zero issues, smooth operation and I'm really not seeing what the negative fuss is about Windows Phone 8. I haven't found anywhere it's lacking. Sure, there are less apps available for it than Google play or the Apple app store but there's more than enough. I have found apps to do everything I'd like to. And the kicker? MS Office built in. Excel, Powerpoint, Word. And yes, the camera is great.
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    techy74 , May 8, 2013 4:40 PM
    TheMadFapper , May 8, 2013 5:29 PM
    Great phone, terrible OS. I had a 920 and it was really sleek and the white ones look retro. Too bad it would lock up all the time, couldn't receive MMS, multitasking is non-existent, apps and app store is terrible (searches for "Notepad" brings up random garbage in the top 10 hits)..I couldn't stand it.
    Well I have a 920, I can't recall a 'lock-up', I recieve and send plenty of MMS (both static and moving), I have had no problem with the app store.
    Great phone ad a good screen size.
    Looking forward to see what nokia do to improve a great phone.
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    soundping , May 8, 2013 5:39 PM
    Anyone can smear a lens. I'd trust a lab test more than this video.
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    Manuel Tamesis , May 8, 2013 6:46 PM
    So does this compare to the Nokia 808 PV? :D 
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    Manuel Tamesis , May 8, 2013 8:21 PM
    So does this compare to the Nokia 808 PV? :D 
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    Manuel Tamesis , May 9, 2013 3:55 AM
    So does this compare to the Nokia 808 PV? :D 
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    randomstar , June 30, 2013 10:10 AM
    Why does the 928 take such poor quality pictures close up? One of the more frequent uses I have for a camera is when repairing a piece of equipment. I need to take a picture of something that is small and I can not read, or is at an odd angle so I can get a serial number or license key. with the old Thunderbolt from Verizon I was using before getting the 928, it was easy, clear, and I could zoom in to see the details. with the 928 I can not get a focus close enough to read the numbers. I was really looking forward to getting the 928, but this makes me want to go back.