First of all I would like to thank Connects, for sending out the Lumia 930 out to me for a month trial of the phone.
After having reviewed the Lumia 1020, I was looking forward to the 930’s capabilities on Windows Phone 8 and more so the updated Windows Phone 8.1, that brings a few nifty features to the phone’s functionality.
The Lumia 930 can be bought from Nokia directly or via Amazon UK (and other sources around the world) for around £380 & AmazonUSA.
Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
Camera Flash Type: Dual LED flash
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif
First of all I would like to thank Nokia Connects, especially Paul for sending me out the Lumia 1020 for review, for a 2 week trial!
After my Lumia 800 review running Window Phone 7, I was intrigued about Windows Phone 8 and especially the new and impressive Lumia 1020.
Primary camera sensor size: 41 MP, PureView
Camera Flash Type: Xenon flash
Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG
The Nokia Lumia 800 is a phone that runs on Windows Phone 7, after the recent deal that Microsoft and Nokia signed together, can the duo of Microsoft & Nokia cut it, or has one let down the other, in this hugely competitive smartphone market?
Let us find out in a review of the Lumia 800!
First of all, before getting into the review I would like to thank Paul, over at Nokia Connects for being very kind and offering me the Nokia 800 for a 2 weeks trial. (Although it ended up being a 1 month trial!)
I would also like to thank Nokia for featuring this review on their site!
For more information about the Lumia 800, head over here, to see a full list of the specs and technical info about the phone.
Some pictures and a video comparison I took of both!
The pictures, should show a nice comparison between the 8MP (Lumia) and 5MP (SGS) camera on both devices! Click on the pictures to make them larger, alternatively, I would suggest tabbing both, and then comparing between the two.
Obviously the Lumia’s camera should be better, and indeed it is, as it has a 8 Megapixel camera with a F number/aperture of 2.2 vs the SGS i9000’s 5 Megapixel camera with a F number/aperture of 2.6 – You will also be able to see that the Nokia’s lens is a little wider, especially with the Chimp comparison.
It has to be noted however, that the Lumia’s camera isn’t really consistent – if you look at the 3 photos of the Chimp on the table (at the very end) – they tend to vary in colour, and focus! When Looking at the cars on the street comparison – you will be able to see that the Lumia didn’t focus well on any of the objects, whereas with the SGS, I had no problems.
And here is my video comparison (recorded both at 720p) – they do both look a little grainy – that might have been due to the rendering – but regardless, you should still be able to see the quality difference!
Hope this helped and showed you a good comparison!