GSM Arena’s Nokia Lumia 920 Review and Battery Test – The Best Windows Phone on the Market

| December 5, 2012 | 65 Replies

 

The much awaited GSM Arena Review of the Nokia Lumia 920 is available as well as their battery test. Thanks everyone for sending this in. Apologies I couldn’t post it up any sooner, I’ve had no internet at work. I know, how do I cope, right?

Anyway, the review of the 920 is in the link below:

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_920-review-858.php

  • If there’s one thing that can make you forgive the Nokia Lumia 920′s less than stellar use of the available space, it’s the build and finish. 
  • The Lumia 920 looks and feels every bit the flagship part, with the polycarbonate unibody and the curved display working extremely well together.
  • It’s hard to say if the Nokia Lumia 920 is the best looking smartphone out there, but it’s certainly in the running.

Camera section is on this page:

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_920-review-858p7.php

Battery test:

http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-920-goes-through-our-battery-tests-heres-how-it-did/

Cheers everyone for the tip!

Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  1. hemedans says:

    according to gsmarena l920 it have poor audio quality compare to all flagship jay u have this phone is it true?

    • KeiZka says:

      “The Nokia Lumia 920 offered loud and clear in-call sound and we had no issues with signal reception.”

      The first lines about telephony. I’d find that to be quite enough, and I myself can’t find a fault in that department. Way better than my Optimus 7, E7 or N900 at least.

    • Sonny says:

      Thats what also worries me

      Below average speaker test and audio quality not worthy of a flagship.

      Not something I would like buying seeing I listen to music a lot.

      Such a shame if its true

      • Anders81 says:

        As an owner of L920 I can say that it lays shame on ANY competitor next to it.
        First time in many years when you give Nokia device to aapl or any Droid owner they just don’t want to give it back!

        Today got my white power up JBL Power up and it is very good. Already got my Lazy boy and only thing missing is my night stand :)

        Nokia is doing the right things and also the stock is soaring, lucky for me and ms Nokia 😃

    • Jay Montano says:

      I don’t think the speaker is bad at all. I distinctly remember this being a plus in the early Nokia lumia 920 reviews and I was excited to hear it and yes, it does sound good. No problems for me.

      • Anders81 says:

        OT why isn’t it possible to directly post pictures as answers here ? It would be great in some instances. In case it is somehow possible to do it with L920 please let me know how.

    • stylinred says:

      I tried the speakers too while its not as loud as my 808 or n8 or n95 ;) its loud and most importantly clear and crisp

      so overall i would say i was impressed with the speakers given the bad review of the 900s speakers

  2. spacemodel says:

    After the critical reviews by Gizmodo, The Verge and Engadget I was really looking forward to this review.
    But after reading it I can’t say that the first three techsites mentioned above were biased or to critical about this device.

    According to GSM Arena the 920 screen is nothing special while the competition offers something much better, it’s a heavy brick, has moderate battery performance, below average loud speaker, is unable to play all video formats, the audio output is poor, daylight images and videos are pretty bad while the well known disadvantages like lack of apps, no microSD card, no FM radio or no system-wide file manager were already known.

    Four popular and respected techsites can’t be wrong all together; the 920 is a great device for WP lovers and hardcore Nokia fans but it is in no way any competition for high-end iOS and Android phones.

    Too bad for our beloved Nokia that WP8 is only interesting for a couple of procent in the mobile world and there’s no doubt that Nokia is on a road to nowhere.

    • Mendax says:

      Relax.

      The 920 is a big player in Nok’s transition, but it’s not the make/break. Publicity from Microsoft is huge, and everyone is convinced of Nok’s hardware prowess.

      February 2013 is going to bring news (possibly 12MP PV Lumias with better graphics), and WP8 support is only growing. The picture is only getting clearer.

    • Satyyri says:

      Sorry, but I write in Finnish. Onko iPhonessa microSD korttia tai FM-lähetintä. No mulla on E7, N9, N8 ja 808. Ostan luultavasti 820. Viipottaja voi kääntää.

    • Keith too says:

      All those sites are quite heavily biased against Windows Phone and anything Microsoft and in that light their reviews were effusive praise. But thankfully enthusiasts the world over know better and are snapping up the Lumia 920 like crazy. Now we just need to hope the general consumers are not far behind the enthusiasts. Usually they are not that far behind so it’s looking good (and so is Nokia’s 920-drive stock surge lately!).

      • spacemodel says:

        For Gizmodo, The Verge and Engadget: to some degree I feel the same but GSM Arena in from another league, they are always fair and balanced.
        So when they are critical, at with the 920 they are pretty critical, there’s no doubt their conclusions are right.

        I don’t see any evidence the 920 is snapping up like crazy, stories about out of stock or a big amount of pre-orders, sorry, but that’s all 900 history repeated and we all know the real numbers afterwards.

        The competition is hard nowadays and to enter the market with good numbers you have to offer something special, something at least on par with your competitors and be honest, the 920 isn’t something special nor on par with other high-end devices with iOS or Android.

        • hemedans says:

          are u sure gsmarena is fair to lumia?

          1. it take them long time more than a month to write review which is un usual
          2. from all video comparison i have seen so far l920 audio is better than sg3, sg note 2, iphone 5 and htc 8x. look here this video is for ios comparison but they did audio too
          http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-vs-Galaxy-S-III-vs-iPhone-5-vs-Note-II-vs-HTC-8X-skateboard-image-stabilization-test_id37333
          but gsmarena they say its bellow average

          3. they take ois test l920 vs iphone 5 inside without even walking, this is shame for website like gsmarena. do you think this is fair

        • Keith too says:

          It’s impossible to be in the business and not have a bias one way or the others. The Verge is downright hostile against anything Microsoft. End gadget is not far behind except a few of their writers try to maintain a semblance of fairness. Gizmodo can go either way but their 920 review had an anti-Nokia/WP bias.

          Gamesareans is certainly the best and I shouldn’t have lumped it in but their review was not as harsh as you let on either. But they also had a bit of anti bias as well. Saying that iPhone’s image stabilization is equal to the 920 except for the viewing angle is absolutely absurd.

          The daytime photo problem will be fixed shortly and that should have been stated.

          One big fault with the Lumia 920 is the audio output and that is too bad they deserve the low marks for that. It’s not a huge issue with me because compressed music is of lesser quality anyway and for those times when you want to listen intently to hi-fidelity music then don’t use your phone or any other compressed music medium as the source.

          I’m sorry but the 920′s launch is well beyond the 900′s–no comparison and the 920 is speical and it creating quite a global buzz right now.

          • spacemodel says:

            Of course, there’s always some bias but you can’t allign every critical point these techsites are making to that same bias, I mean; the screen, the audio, the camera, the battery performance etc., they are, to put it mildly, not top of the bill and GSM Arena gives you the numbers and the pictures to prove their conclusions.

            I understand, Keith, that you don’t like these conclusions, I smell some heavy bias from your side as well which makes me doubt very much that the 920′s launch is well beyond the 900′s, that the 920 is special and that it’s creating quite a global buzz.

            • Keith too says:

              The screen is phenomenal (according to most reviews), the battery has an issue in the first couple of weeks then it’s above average, the audio recording is the best in WP/iOS/Android as is the camera (the daylight photo issue will be a non-issue very soon).

              I don’t claim to be non-biased and neither is anyone else where but that doesn’t prevent from being able to spot it in writers. Anyone who refers to the 920 as a brick (GA didn’t by the way) or says the camera average is automatically outed as extremely biased.

              An average device doesn’t create this much world-wide buzz nor drive the stock upwards like Nokia has been going lately.

        • anon2 says:

          Yet Phone Arena scored it a 9/10, while people that actually own the handset have nothing but praise to offer.

          The sites you mention are run by android fanboys (like yourself no doubt).

          Lumia 920

          - Best/Fastest Internet browsing experience (Sunspider benchmarks annihilate the competition)
          - Best Display (let’s look at more than PPI here)
          - Best camera
          - Best build quality
          - Best GPS navigation experience (real offline mapping, unlike the competition)

    • Satyyri says:

      I never understand, oh why and when cellphones become religious. When you read forums, it is like war in Middle-East.

      • ULTIMATEANTITROLL says:

        Too many TROLLS posting everywhere, sad people who have nothing better to do with their lives, or simply people who are paid to troll by competitors.

        But, never fear, ULTIMATEANTITROLL is here!

    • viktor von d. says:

      you are so full of it.
      they didn’t say the screen is nothing special and that the competition offers something better. they didn’t say it’s a heavy brick, that the speaker is bad(by the way there are a lot of people who own the 920 and say this isn’t true). they didn’t say that daylight images and videos are pretty bad. the only video formats that it doesn’t play is mkv and lacks ac3 audio support.

  3. Oldboy says:

    After reading GSM Arena’s review today I can say that it was the last straw for me.
    I’m a die-hard Nokia fan and currently own a N9, before that I owned a N8 and many more Nokias before that. I’ve been waiting for that real Nokia flagship for over 3 years now and the Lumia 920 should have been it.
    Yes, I would like it to be a little less heavy and a little smaller, but I can live with those things. Also, I don’t care if it misses some apps, I’m coming from a N9 after all. I just wanted the 920 to be excellent in all the things it does, as to justify its flagship status. So I waited for the GSM Arena review.
    So where to start. The screen is good, but it isn’t class leading, contrast could have been better, brightness too. There has definitely been too much hype about the screen.
    The number one selling point, the camera, is a disaster in my opinion. Daylight performance is dreadful for a Pureview marketed phone. Pictures are smudged and unsharp. I’ve already noticed this on the Lumia 820, which makes worse pictures than the Lumia 900 IMO. Lowlight performance with OIS works very well and is cool, but daylight pictures have priority. Overall, a big disappointment. I just pray it is a software issue and Nokia will be able to straighten it out with a software update, but honestly I fear the worst since Nokia explicitly refused to comment this picture quality issue which had been noted already in other reviews.
    Loudspeaker loudness is below average. This is especially irritating, because my N9 has the same problem and makes me miss a lot of calls. It’s one of the things I hate about it most. How hard can it be to put a quality speaker into a 600 euro flagship phone!?
    The audio output quality is only average. One of the things I do most with my phone is listening to music, so I expect excellent quality on Nokia’s flagship, especially if Nokia Music is one of the selling points.
    I guess this will be the first December in years I won’t be buying a new Nokia. I was so angry today, that I was considering buying an Android device. Luckily that sensation has passed now.
    But I guess I’m still pretty mad, since this is my first reply on MNB and I have been reading the blog on a daily basis for 2 years now.
    Oh well, at least my Nokia stock is doing great today.

    • GS65 says:

      Just to let me understand. In which way is the sound quality average? In the inbuilt speaker or with headphones? As I understood from AAWP the sound was good with headphones. I have a N9 as well and my ringtone is a bit low. I thought about fixing it by making the mp3 louder in Audacity. But I haven’t bothered, in no way even near being a dealbreaker for me. The screen is LCD, and therefore does not look like a LED. I think it’s more than OK. And this winter in Europe a glovefriendly screen makes it much better than OK. BUT the camera bothers me, and Nokias silence bothers me even more, as if they don’t have a clue. They made the N8 and 808, they MUST know. I don’t think it’s a software thing, I think it’s the OIS that’s not smart enough. But I hope I’m wrong.

    • mirco says:

      As a “die-hard Nokia fan” you’d better get your own hands on the device and judge later ;)

      • jcar302 says:

        Agreed, stop reading reviews from people you don’t know and try it out. You bought an n9 and n8 despite poor reviews, why not the 920? Which btw is light years ahead of those 2 phones.

  4. Mark says:

    The major criticism I have of the 820 is the low audio volume for music play. It’s significantly quieter than my 800. Unfortunately the 920 seems to share this trait.

  5. Ujwal Soni says:

    Nokia is waiting for Samsung to catch up on hardware quality before it goes for Android..

    Frankly, impressed as I am with WP’s fluidity and ease of use, I don’t see how it’s supposed to challenge the ever growing behemoth that is Android..

    Right now, Nokia’s hardware is accepted to be the best, and IMHO, Nokia should capitalize on this perception. With Android, money is waiting to be earned..in the B’s rather than the M’s

  6. viktor von d. says:

    Pros:
    1. Capacitive touch screen, that works with gloves, pen(cil)s, fingernails etc.
    2. 1280×768 of real pixels, not a poor Pentail crap of SGSIII or sad joke of 640×1136 in iPhone5.
    3. Competitors have larger screen because their are technoligically incapable of build a display with over than 300dpi.
    4. Display with double refresh rate, than competitors
    5. Beautiful design that doesnt look cheap like SGSIII (battery cover bending under the finger (LOL))
    6. Extremaly solid construction – no scratches on body (iPhone), doesnt brake if dropped on the concrete (SGS III) – well, the phone doesnt brake even if hit with wooden plank (see GSMArena Blog)
    7. Windows Phone 8 – fast and smoothly working OS, that doesn’t need 16 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM to not lag
    8. Optical Image Stabilization which kicks a** when its about making videos, and making night/dark/party stills.
    9. Wireless Charging (which competition doesnt have – shame)
    10. Navigation that actually works :) No need for data connection (extremaly importent when abroad) (Crapdroid and iCrap still doesn’t have that)
    11. MS Office !

    Ok. Now Cons:
    1. disapointing audio quality (very important, when u travel in a city bus surrounded by crowd :> )
    2. heavy
    3. Problems with image processing software (Nokia allready adressed this issues, and promised and update/fix)
    4. Low app base comparing to competition
    5. moderate battery performance

    • viktor von d. says:

      someone in the comments said this. take it with truckloads of salt cause i don’t think nokia sent any prototypes of a phone that they will most likely show of at mwc or ces.i think they send phones after that in the time before the presentation and actual sale launch

      I work at orange romania. Today we have received from nokia a prototype for network tests. 12 mp, quadcore. This is all what i can see in 3 minutes because it goes in the hands of our m.f. Bosses. Its case is still ugly, undifined as design. Programmed for march

      • Noki says:

        Big news

        March already??? This will end L920 way to soon!!! sorry I don’t believe it March seams way to soon, L920 is a good enough phone to last almost an entire year…

        P.S. Quadcore is completely overrated on the mobile space were you don’t do multitasking and most apps are not written in threaded mode.

        • KeiZka says:

          I concur with everything you said here. March is way too soon, reminds people too much of HTC’s crazy flagship release cycles.

          • Noki says:

            yeah and makes consumers mad, you know people like to buy the flagship as a status thing its an investment, you have the best of somthing and you pay extra for it.. if the brand goes and steals that away from you to soon you get frustrated with what they did…Apple and Samsung stretch this to the absolute maximum.

      • Dr.Smart says:

        Thanks for the info, but what happened to the NDA you must have signed? ^^

        By the way, who builds the display for Nokia? LG? Because whatever display tech Nokia might be boasting, they don’t produce the panel nor the controller. They just assemble.

    • Dr.Smart says:

      Since you are working in telcom, can you also tell how L920 is selling for your network if available? Is it really selling like pancake compared to iphone5 or GS3 or other flagship devices from other company?

  7. Grazy says:

    from what i have read it seems a fair review! they did conclude that it would do relatively well and it was the best WP out there! time will tell! I’m not due an upgrade until July so will wait to see what the next Nokia flagship will be and hold onto my N9 for now.

    Lets see what the L930 will be like….

  8. Noki says:

    seams like a fair review, L920 is a good device, personally would love it with a different OS in one of the mate versions not big fan of the glossy, and an invisible usb port hidden like on the N9 or L800… But overall is a nice device certainly on pair with the best hardware out there.

  9. dss says:

    It much better in the battery test than I thought it would.. I still don’t understand why there are so many reports of poor battery life. Maybe it has something to do with the US LTE version.. GSMarena had the international.

  10. RVM says:

    GSMArena appeared to be more critical to Lumia 920 this time. On the other hand Phonearena, known for being very critical towards Nokia, gave Lumia 920 really high rating. From Phonearena’s “Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III” article conclusion:

    “This might have sounded pretty strange just a year ago, but the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 920 is the better phone in many respects than the five months older Galaxy S III. It has the better screen, better camera, better call quality and better sound recording and playback. It also offers free offline voice-guided navigation, to solidify its uniqueness before Samsung’s handset.”

  11. pjr says:

    My friend bought 920.. its very nice and great..biggest flaw is its weight, he had it for 3 days and didn’t get a case for it.. the phone slided out of his pocket when he was sitting on garage floor.. at most 6-10 inch drop.. screen cracked from bottom to half of screen. He was so happy and enjoying the phone.and it was a horrifying moment. Not sure how much its going to cost him.

    • JGrove303 says:

      If he has the carrier insurance, use it. Otherwise, Nokia care that badboy. Such a low drop shouldn’t have made it crack. Maybe the 820, but not the 920.

      • Keith too says:

        Check with your home insurance first. For me it hardly added anything to my home insurance while the carrier wanted $12 a month.

  12. Tetlee says:

    How on earth do GSM Arena come up with their battery tests. If you expand the view to see a massive list of devices it shows the 808 near the bottom for both talk time and web browsing, with plenty of other devices I’ve owned or used way higher up the list which I can tell you get nowhere near the battery life of the 808.

    I was amazed at that, I’ve found the 808 battery to be hugely impressive compared to most other phones that both I and my friends own/have owned.

    • RVM says:

      My experience is that Symbian is much better than other platforms when it comes to “idle battery life”, u know – when u have it in your pocket. However, it is possible, that web-browsing or talk-time battery life is lower, because usually Symbian flagships have smaller batteries than Android ones. And u know, browsing or talk-time (i guess) can’t be much more optimized, so it really depends now on battery size.

      Anyway, i’m really happy with my 808. I use it while hiking and mountain climbing, and for example last time i tracked the route (SportsTracker) for 9 hours, did roughly 60-70 photos and battery was still 30% after i was done.

  13. JGrove303 says:

    Wow, the audio issue keeps coming up. Bah, too bad one can not really test drive a device for 2 weeks before purchasing.

    As a “dumb American” whom has owned his Lumia 920 since November 10th, let me assure you that, as good of a review as GSMArena did, and I too waited with baited breathe of their thoughts, it is NOT what it’s cracked up to be.

    So here is my “303 Long Haul Mini Review”

    Design and Build Quality:
    We’ve all heard it a thousand times: the Lumia is Gorgeous, in every color. And after yours truly has catapulted it from lap to concrete and dragged it against dirt littered plastic from a ’02 Camaro (Canadian made, tough as Maple) it still looks phenomenal. The scratches in the polycarbonate seemingly disappear, thanks to color that runs throughout and the material’s properties of being soft. These scrathes can be polished out of existence.
    The Ceramic Zirconium buttons and camera surround have taken zero damage or wear, as Nokia had intended. I had said that the microUSB jack at the bottom appeared to be this fabulous Ceramic as well. However, offer almost a months use and closer inspection, it is indeed black anodized aluminum machined from billet, and has wear from the steel of such plugs. Bad? No, as it is doing its job; keeping the connection tight and stable without chance of breaking from ham-fisted cable use.
    The glossy finish of my Red Lumia 920 does indeed pick up grease from my oily, filthy hands and looks a mess. However, I have quite oily skin and I work in medical: constant hand washing requires constant moisturizing as well. SOLUTION: I have a microfibre bag for sunglasses that my device drops into when not in use. In my pocket, it receives a dry polishing so when I whip it out, shiny as a Ferrari on Sunday!
    The weight of this design and the bitching and moaning about the bezel can stop. The extra glass under the capacitive buttons has been instrumental in one-handed use both landscape and portrait. Yes, Nokia could have shored up the sides tighter to the display, but then one would be more likely to destroy their display from a drop, much like the Samsung Galaxy S III so easily sucomes to. “But I’ll be using a case, that’ll protect it, DERP!” Well now, you have just come back to having the size the Lumia 920 is now, only the 920 does look like every other device in an Otterbox or SPECK case. You would run into that pesky 185g complaint, that really, would likely weigh more. Honestly people, I still have to check that my phone is on me. It’s. Size and weight really is negligible in pocket and hand, other than giving the rightful sense of quality build. Lumias don’t need cases, and it is quite clear that it was Nokia’s intent. End of story: the 920 is built and looks awesome and shall keep looking awesome for the life of the device. If you must cover it, get a Zagg Invisible Shield HD Clear for it (or equivalent).

    Display:
    This is an IPS LED backlit panel. It will never have the dark blacks of plasma or AMOLED. This is because LCDs are completely energized from corner to corner, whereas AMOLED turns pixels on and off. However, the IPS LED backlit LCD panels used by Nokia recently (starting with the Belle powered 700) or insanely bright, and that is WITH the CBD polorizing filters. This makes for a display that is indeed clearly legible in all conditions without spoiling contrast ratios horridly. Yes, I too was expecting darker blacks, but you know what the 920′s contrast looks better than? All Motorolas, HTCs and iPhones displays. Apples to apples, winner.
    Lets add in the extra pixel density of having 1280×768 resolution at 60Hz refresh rate into a 4.5″ RGB matrix and what do you get? Pure mobile display ecstasy. Honestly, there is no comparison in hand. Sitting next to the Galaxy SIII, PureMotion HD+ makes that 4.8″ PenTile AMOLED look like cheap, grainy, oversaturated knock-off crap. Don’t hold them together and the SGSIII display looks fantastic. That’s just how awesome the display is. It most be experienced to appreciate. No ghosting, the ambient sensors do great to keep the colors natural as possible, if a bit warm. I attribute that to the CBD filter. Like 95% white paper vs. 97%. Noticable, but its still bright white, unlike that AMOLED will be after a year of use. Killer display.

    Audio: Louder does not EVER dictate quality. Plugged into proper headphones or a stereo receiver like a real audiophile, you will appreciate the clearity of sound, bright highs and tight bass the Lumia 920 puts out. Not being amplified itself helps this, as you are oupitting pure line level signal to your drivers or head unit. Not only that, you unlock the 920′s equalizer (missing from the “Music Centric” Beats Audio touting HTC 8x) and the Dolby surround enhancements. These are also nothing to scoff at, as they bring quite a bit to the flexibility and quality of the 920′s audio.
    It doesn’t end there. The audio quality over Bluetooth surprised the shit out of me! With clearer and more detailed than my CD have sounded on my unit. WOW!! I should be receiving my Play 360 from Amazon soon, and with it and the 920′s support of Apt-X, I can only imagine how killer that is going to sound. I’m sure Ali and Jay can already vouch. Reviews of the HTC 8x has said audio was loud, but basically noisy.
    This audio prowess carries to the recording as well. The HAAC mics do a killer job keeping respect for for Highs and Bass, keeping very faithful to the sound at the time of recording. And as so many videos have shown, it does great. Granted, in mono. Which is better than doing stereo badly…like the GSIII does…which is bested by the 2 year older Motorola ATRIX 4G. How freakin’ sad is that? Hopefully we get to see a change from mono to stereo and Dolby surround encoding. The point to take away is the audio is stellar all around.

    I’ll wrap up that much. This is a blog post after all.

  14. Sonny says:

    Does anyone know what nokia will do for CES and MWC?

    • correct says:

      They will BLOW AWAY Samdung and their Gaylaxy phones!

    • JGrove303 says:

      I don’t know for sure, but one may make the inference that it will be a Pureview equipped handset, suggestively with a larger sensor + OIS, the new S4 Pro Quad core SoC with integrated Radios.

  15. Doug says:

    The issue with the audio isn’t the speaker or quality or the sound, it’s actually the power of the audio chip. Nokia has been using God awful audio chips in the their Window’s phones compared to what they used in Symbian phones like the N8 and 808.

    The results of GSM Arena’s sound test tell that story. Want further proof? Plug it into your car stereo via the 3.5 mm line in jack and turn it up all the way. Then try another phone playing the same song. Trust me, there’s a difference. My Lumia 900 requires the volume on the stereo to be put up 80% while my N8 and RAZR Maxx require less than 50% for the same sound output. Sure the sound may sound good, but there’s no power from the audio chip.

    Secondly, this issue needs to be talked about more, because its not. I’ve seen enough reviews and photos, and even some of my own from store devices that I’ve used and sent photo samples to myself to see on my computer, that daylight imaging on the 920 SUCKS. Yeah, I said it. Look at the photos GSM Arena produced. Look at the photos from AAWP. Look at the photos from Phone Arena. They’re all extremely over sharpened around the edges of subjects and anything pretty much, colors are off, and photos are darker than they should be. Take a look at the photo comparison tool at GSM Arena. Compare the 920 shots to the 900, N8, 808, iPhone 5, ATIV S and GSIII. The difference is eye opening. Then look at the sample photos that GSM Arena took with all of them. The results are always the same. There is a serious quality problem with daylight imaging.

    The only reason I was considering this phone was because of the camera and after all these reviews, I’ve come to the simple conclusion that it’s really not all it’s cracked up to be. Yeah, my N8 has probably spoiled me, but when you tout your phone as the best imaging device and the most popular phone in the world produces better photos (in daylight, where most people will take them) you’ve got a problem.

    I really hope the guys who worked under Damian see this and are doing something about it.

  16. Excellent write-up. I certainly appreciate this website.
    Keep it up!

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