Nokia Lumia 920 PureView camera hands-on vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Nov 1, 2012
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The Nokia Lumia 920 in its AT&T iteration has landed on the SlashGear test bench complete with PureView imaging and Carl Zeiss wide-angle optics this week - so of course it's immediately time to test it against the Samsung Galaxy S III. We'll be testing its camera against the iPhone 5 as well rather soon - and whatever other devices you request as well - but first it's time to battle one of the biggest competitors Nokia has in the field. The Samsung Galaxy S III wasn't originally pushed specifically on its photo-taking abilities nearly so much as the Lumia 920 has been, so pay close attention to how they compare in some real-world tests.

What we're testing here is color value, if it's true-to-life nice, and how several different lighting conditions work with the gear we've got in both devices. This isn't about to get too technical, of course, because these devices are meant to be used by everyone, not just photo aficionados. That said, if you've got any insight to add on what you're seeing here, please feel free to contribute.

Each set is set up like this: The Nokia Lumia 920 is first, and the Samsung Galaxy S III is second. You can click any image to get the original version in a new window if you want to do up-close comparisons, too.

Leaves

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Bright Light

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Target

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Candy

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Running Dog

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Product Shot (rubber ducky)

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Basement Dark Shot A

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

Basement Dark Shot B

Nokia Lumia 920

Samsung Galaxy S III

This post will continue to be updated throughout the day with photos near and far depending on the suggestions we get from you, the reader! Let us know what kinds of situations you'd like us to photograph and we'll do our best to replicate your request with both devices. Have a peek at our first hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 920 from AT&T as well as our full review of the Galaxy S III as well!

Note that this is only the beginning - we'll be continuing to test the low-light and no-blur abilities of the Nokia Lumia 920 in the near future, and will certainly be expanding in the full review as well. Stay tuned to the Microsoft portal we've got set up for you Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 addicts now too - jump on in!


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