Today GSMARENA released its Lumia 1020 review (one of the longer ones at 13 pages)
I’m too giddy to quote from the DETAILED article but I’ll only take one and then share the link to the full review to enjoy it yourselves.
PureView is on its way down in history and while we loved the Nokia 808, it will be the Lumia 1020 that makes the name more than a footnote. With a modern OS and improved design of both the camera and the phone itself, the 1020 is Nokia’s – make that Microsoft’s – best bet at having the best mobile camera ever made.
GSMARENA still hasn’t released its Camera samples for their comparison tool. (those will be INTERESTING)
Now to the Iphone5s news.
At Apple’s Iphone5S event it was said that Tim Cook looked at a reporter (Myriam Joire) holding the Lumia 1020 and told her to get a new phone, of course the irony isn’t lost on Apple as their new phones are BARELY new.
Specially the Iphone5C which turned out to be the Iphone 5 in plastic (perhaps it was too expensive to sell the Iphone5 for cheap this year).
I understand all the improvement made to the Iphone5S but I’ll say no user of the Iphone said I wish it was faster, they wished for two things, better battery life and bigger screens and they both have gone unheard.
In the Same event Apple claimed it knew what makes a great camera and took pride that they discovered its the size of the pixels and not the pixel count that “counts”, and although I don’t like HTC I couldn’t help but scream NO, Its HTC who were brave enough to try this and research it.
Anyways my favorite Nokia Youtuber (Mark Guim from “TheNokiaBlog”), has released a video comparing the performances of both the Iphone5s and the Lumia 1020 video capabilities at night.
Its an amazing feat to witness a 64bit processor with a bigger pixels sensor and the same aperture get crushed by last year’s processor with a very tiny megapixel size.
Look at that amazing dynamic range. (left Lumia 1020, Right Iphone5S)
And while the above one was a close one, once the night came the Iphone5s was kicked to death just look how horrible this is:
Another interesting edge for the Lumia 1020 that it handles city lights and even small lights with grace showing details that the Iphone5S just smudged.
(its incredibly hard to photograph small led lights in a totally dark environment BTW.)
I also enjoyed both the music and the OIS performance on the Lumia 1020 which really makes the whole experience better.
Watch the full video here. use 1080p if your screen allows it. (720p for most people).
Thanks for reading be sure to like Mark Guim’s video and also invest in reading page 7 of the Lumia 1020 review.