What happens when I’ve got a Lumia 925 in one pocket, and an iPhone 5 in the other, and it’s dark outside?
Nokia Australia launched the Lumia 925 in Sydney overnight, encouraging those present to take lots of photos. Nokia’s staked its future on Windows Phone 8, but that’s a tough market to differentiate in, simply because Microsoft mandates so much of what goes on with the UI and the internal specifications. The camera, however, is up to the vendor, and Nokia’s had some cracking cameras in previous phones, including the 925’s immediate predecessor, the Lumia 920.
A few quick notes; I took all shots freehand, and took around 3 shots of each subject. What you’re seeing is the best (quick) effort, because it’s perfectly possible to take awful photos even with decent (for smartphone) cameras. All I’ve done is shrink them down to fit the page; no other optimisations have been performed for either platform.
To kick off, a glowing dress.
Then, a Mini Godzilla trying to have a shifty drink in very low light.
And finally, a quick shot taken as I was leaving the venue. At least I remembered where I parked the car…
I generally like what the Lumia 925’s done with its shots — and it’s an obvious and very clear win on the Mini Godzilla shot. A camera isn’t the only thing that matters on a smartphone though, and I’m still putting the Lumia 925 through its paces. Stay tuned…