Fan Test: Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia 808 PureView, LED vs Xenon

| November 15, 2012 | 34 Replies

This is far from being a scientific test but it just demonstrates the power of Xenon I guess.

The desk fan is on, spinning as it goes and we take a quick picture. The 808 shot makes it look like it’s not on at all but trust me, it is.

The 920 shot you can still see movement. I guess it is designed for longer shutter times. Whether this affects real life people movement sufficiently will be a test I might be able to try on Friday night.

The 920 shot does not overpower the screen at the back

Xenon completely kills the light from the screen as it is a very bright source of light.

I’ll be interested to find out how it fares when we have subjects in the foreground, whether we want to see the background lit up too.


The 808 is a bit further back as the AF would not lock when too close.


BTW, interesting coincidental tweet from Burland. Litchfield might have something to say on this matter.

I think Xenon is even more amazing when you can control the direction (e.g. DSLR) to bounce the light and such.

I’ll try to perform these tests over the weekend (I’ll make time, haha).



Category: Lumia, Nokia, PureView

About the Author ()

Hey, thanks for reading my post. My name is Jay and I'm a medical student at the University of Manchester. When I can, I blog here at and tweet now and again @jaymontano. We also have a twitter and facebook accounts @mynokiablog and Check out the tips, guides and rules for commenting >>click<< Contact us at tips(@) or email me directly on jay[at]