Sponsored Video: Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: low-light photography shootout

Mobile photography has seen a steady increase in popularity ever since the advent of the smartphone evolution and the Apple vs. Android rivalry. Nowadays, with the help of Facebook and Instagram, pictures and videos are now part of today’s social media. As such, the demand for an increase in the imaging capability of the mobile gadgets that we have today is higher than ever.

Enter Nokia’s newest flagship, the Nokia Lumia 928. Recently introduced as part of Verizon’s handset lineup, the handset boasts of its low-light photography capabilities amongst other features. And with the new WP8 handset having an 8MP, wide-angle F2.0 Carl Zeiss primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), it isn’t much of a wonder why the company is touting the device as the best smartphone for low-light photography.

Of course, all those are only on paper, and what matters most are real world results. Does the Lumia 928 really live up to the hype Nokia has surrounded it? Could it really replace your trusty, old digicam?

Well, luckily for us, the folks at Neowin have made a handful of tests comparing the new WP8 device to the other flagship smartphones from the Android and Apple camps. Now, we are here to crunch the results. For a side-by-side comparison of the Lumia 928’s imaging capabilities when stacked up against the best of the Android world Samsung Galaxy S4, see the table summary below.

Nokia Lumia 928 Samsung Galaxy S4
Camera Specs Primary: 8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, xenon flash, 1080p @30fps

 

Secondary: 1.2MP, 720p@30fps

 

Features: 1/3.2” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, PureView technology, geo-tagging, panorama

Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

 

Secondary: 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call

 

Features: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR

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Analyzing the initial tests shown above, the Lumia 928 appears to perform better in low-light conditions compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4. In all the test sets above, the pictures appear to be crisper, with the exposure closer to what is actually seen in the real world. However, in terms of color saturation and vividness, the Galaxy S4 seems to have a bit of an upper hand, especially in broad daylight. Nevertheless, if you are looking for the best low-light smartphone camera in the market today, regardless of OS platform, the Nokia Lumia 928 should indeed be in your shopping list.

Sponsored Post by Microsoft. Source: Neowin.net

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