With the Nokia Lumia 928 now official and soon to be released, Nokia is stepping up its game in marketing the updated variant for the Lumia 920 – which, unfortunately will be a US-only Verizon exclusive device. Nevertheless, that isn’t stopping the Finnish company from posting two videos that focus on the seemingly superior hardware on Nokia’s latest darling.
The first, posted on Nokia’s Lumia 928 microsite, shows off the Lumia 928’s low-light video-recording capabilities. Enhanced by the PureView Optical Image Stabilisation technology, the video recorded on a roller-coaster by the Lumia 928 fared significantly better than the other two smartphones put to the test: the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. The video above also highlights the greater image focus achieved by the Lumia while recording, as well as better colour saturation compared to the other two.
Today, Nokia also added a new video to the microsite, this time highlighting the superior audio capturing hardware found on the new Lumia 928 – specifically comparing it with that on the last-generation Galaxy S III. This time, the video is shot in a busy New York subway, featuring a group of street musicians. Inevitably, the audio quality found on the Lumia 928’s video is markedly better than that on the Galaxy S III. Also, Nokia highlights the Lumia’s capability to capture high volume with no distortion – presumably using its High Amplitude Audio Capture (HAAC) dual-microphone array which somehow also made its way to the new HTC One smartphone.
Naturally, the debate here would be Nokia’s bizarre choice of pitting the Lumia 928 against a previous-generation Samsung Galaxy S III, when the Galaxy S4 is already available. In addition, the videos also seem to bring up some deja vu, with the Lumia 920 gaffe immediately springing to mind. Regardless, we’ll leave that to your eyes (and) ears to judge.
(Source: Nokia US)