Nokia Lumia 920 Shows Off Its Rich Recording Skills vs. HTC 8x and SGS3

| December 28, 2012 | 13 Replies

The folks at Nokia put together a little comparison, pitting the Lumia 920 vs. the WP HTC 8X and the Samsung Galaxy S3;  then had Billy Duffy from the Cult rock out while they recorded it. The results were pretty obvious as the 920 kills them with its HAAC Rich Recording capable of capturing up to 140 sdecibel (Most devices only reach 110 sdecibel).

Of course we’ve already seen the 920 vs. the 8X where the output from the 8X was honestly ear splitting, unclear and distorted beyond belief (I’m not just saying that, check out the link below for the previous video and decide for yourselves):


Lumia 920 vs. Htc 8X:


Also I Just noticed in the video Jay posted earlier today about the 822; the lady mentioned Rich Recording built-in, which is interesting since I’ve never heard that before; any with an 822 care to weigh in on the audio recording?

Thanks for the tip XKXC


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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  • Zipa

    Wow, I see massive lawsuits heading towards HTC and Samdung to reimburse all the split eardrums and puked on furniture that their shitty phones will be responsible for…

  • Toni

    The problem really is that there’s not a single soul that knows of this. You can have all the bells and whistles and still be a disappointment if there is no way for a common folk to know something exists. It is not that everyone uses all the fancy features of latest Android flagship phones, or iPhone for that, which sells them but rather the knowledge that they are there.

    When others catch up Nokia (likely sooner rather than later) it does little good to say “we did it first” when, frankly, noone knew you did. Maybe create some actually informative ads for us mere mortals that highlight various “hidden” features of the device. After all, it is not all too likely that I will do a recording of the same event with two different devices just for the sake of it. Thus whatever advantage Nokia has here remains hidden as quality might be appreciated but without a comparison it is not differentiating factor.

    • viipottaja


      • viipottaja

        To add: a video on Nokia’s YouTube channel won’t do it.

    • Spede oli aliarvostettu

      If the manufacturer claims that they invented some feature, it usually adds nothing to the experience. Sometimes it may even result some unwanted discussions if it’s not absolutely obvious that the claimed inventor actually made the invention.

      This all has happened with techs like 808’s pixel binning technology and iPhone’s touch screen. Nokia didn’t actually invent supersampling pixels and Apple didn’t invent touch screens. It’s actually very unclear if Nokia and Apple actually claimed truly inventing those techs, but when the fans claim they did, it’s not going to end up with everyone agreeing.

      It would be better if the mobile phone manufacturers would forget all the claims about inventing something and focus on delivering great products instead.

    • JLy

      I agree 100%!

      Imagine if Apple had the HAAC, it would market it like crazy. It would be the newest wonder of the world, something so mindblowingly amazing that you couldn’t live without it anymore. Which is actually close to reality, since I feel like I can’t live without HAAC anymore after using it. Well atleast I don’t want to buy a phone if it does not have HAAC. IT IS AMAZING! It is the biggest advance in a long time that has been made in the field of mobile life recording!

      <3 HAAC

      • Spede oli aliarvostettu

        Actually, Nokia did market it that way.

        Maybe the problem is that too few people any more trust Nokia? I know Apple can be trusted quite often, but Nokia has been failing too many times.

        Maybe the problem is that Nokia should have some credibility to start with?

        Just maybe?

    • Dave

      “When” the others catch up?

      They haven’t even caught up to the 2+ year old N8. They have no real interest in getting decent still imaging, video or audio capture. It may happen, but it just isn’t a priority.

      Apparently its “all about the apps”.

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  • i think gsmarena they should see this video

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  • Tetlee

    AAS just put up an interesting Pureview comparison between the 920 and the 808 incase you’re interested in doing an article on it here.

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