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Video Recording: iPhone 5 versus Lumia 928

The iPhone 5 because of its sheer popularity and competence has become the defacto standard to which new challengers can be, and are generally compared with. The Lumia 928 on paper seems like the better camera phone, it has optical image stabilisation, 3 high amplitude capture (HAAC) mics to give you distortion free sounds even when you’re shooting in loud places like concerts and finally, it has a wider field of view while shooting videos. The iPhone 5 crops the sensor when it switches to the video capture mode, so if you’re standing at the same spot and shooting video from the iPhone and the Lumia, the Lumia will get you a wider field of view.

The following videos have been shot in the default mode, and should give you a good idea of how both of these devices pan out.

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I tried to keep both phones as stable as possible, so the distinct advantage of having OIS on the Lumia might not be immediately clear, but if you listen to the audio using a headset (anything apart from the regular laptop speakers) the difference in quality is abundantly clear. The Lumia sounds quieter, but is of higher quality. The difference in the field of view becomes clear immediately when I switch phones.

The one thing that I like about the iPhone is that you can tap the screen to adjust the exposure, and that’s really useful. On the Lumia, you’ll need to adjust the settings beforehand. Secondly, there were occasions where the Lumia was focus hunting, but this can be taken care of by turning continuous auto focus off from the settings.

What do you think?

Nokia Lumia 928 For Verizon Is Official: On Sale May 16th

After weeks of leaks and teasers, the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is now official. In a post on Nokia Conversations, Nokia has detailed its latest Lumia device, and announced that it will be available on May 16th at VerizonWireless.com and Verizon Wireless Stores across the US. Further, for  a limited time buyers will also received a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of the phone.

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The Lumia 928 builds on the 920, but is slightly more squared than its elder sibling and also manages to pack 8.7 MP camera with a Xenon flash while remaining relatively thin. There’s wireless charging, a 4.5″ display, three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones to give you great audio recording capabilities. There’s also a built in LED light for use during video capture.

The Lumia 928 will be available in Black and White for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two year contract. Nokia also claims that the Lumia 928 will have one of the most advanced speakers, and after the HTC One, its good to see Nokia pay attention to this aspect of the phone as well.