Nokia Shows Off the Lumia 928's Audio Recording Quality

Nokia showed off the as-yet-unannounced Lumia 928's camera prowess and compared it to the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. This time, the Finnish company wants to show you how great the Lumia 928 is at audio recording. While the iPhone 5 seems to have escaped the spotlight, Samsung's Galaxy SIII is once again being scrutinized.

Nokia is returning to New York for this test, this time taking to the subway to record the Underground Horns. 

Of course, as was the case with yesterday's video, the Lumia 928 does pretty well. "Nokia Lumia retains audio quality under high vilume with no distortion," the video brags. Nokia wouldn't post such a video if it didn't reflect positively on its upcoming Windows Phone 8 device. Still, the video is worth a look, if only to catch a fleeting glimpse of Nokia's worst kept secret.

Nokia Lumia 928 vs Galaxy SIII Audio Recording

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  • WhyFi
    Of course, most of the idiots that view this are immediately going to like the clipped sound of the GSIII because we're still in the age of "louder = better."
  • pacomac
    Looks to me like the Samsung has AGC enabled and the Nokia doesn't. That's great for loud sounds but not so great for voice recording. They should have also showed it recording quiet sounds to see how it faired. I think possibly the Samsung would have come out on top. Saying this the AGC isn't working that well...
  • Shneiky
    Being primary engaged in CGI and visuals, I also do some basic sound design. The Nokia actually cuts out too much. The Samsung does a better job of recording real life experience. The Nokia in the top video cuts the reverb from the room, and makes it too much "studio" but does a poor job even there, because it also filters other important frequencies and even the drums go a bit flat. I am not saying the Samsung does a great job, but its closer to life. Even with the basic functionality of Premier Pro/Final Cut or even Windows Movie Maker (if you are too lazy or don't have Adobe Audition/Logic or other audio software) you can just cap certain frequencies and you will get a better experience from the audio recorded by the Samsung. It's not that "louder = better" it is just that the Nokia filters too much vital information for "the live experience"