A big shootout with the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One and Nokia N95

A few days ago, on AllAboutSymbian, Steve Litchfield published his impressive "big shootout", comparing the new HTC One with the King of Camphones Nokia 808 PureView, the Nokia Lumia 920 and - surprisingly - the 5MP Nokia N95. The last contender is interesting since obviously it would make more sense to use the Nokia N8 in a comparison like this.

Nokia Lumia 920: impressive light and sound test

This is some pretty impressive video footage shot by the Nokia Lumia 920 I think... The video part is quite remarkable, and although the sound is good as well, I really hope we'll see the possibility for stereo recording soon in the Nokia Lumia 920 (which I as far as I've understood is depending on a Windows Phone software update from Microsoft...)

Serious Megapixels: Nokia N8, 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 920, Sony Xperia S and Xperia Z

Maybe this is not very relevant to many, but I just happen to like do stuff like this: compare serious smartphone cameras. Now, the definition of "serious" is getting more and more tricky. Some brands say "it's not about megapixels anymore", whereas many (like me :-) strongly believe in the great possibilities of the 41MP sensor of the Nokia 808 PureView.

A rose is a rose is a rose - by the Nokia 808 PureView, Lumia 920 and Sony Xperia Z

A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose... A famous line from a poem by the American artist  Gertrude Stein that always echoes in my mind when I see a picture of a beautiful rose. Now since the weather outside is still cold and moist and I'm home with some irritating kind of flu, I decided to make some close-ups of one of the roses I bought yesterday.

To compare, of course - that's what I do :-) This time you will see a 4:3 a 16:9 and 16:9 even closer shot of that rose, captured with the Nokia 808 PureView first, Nokia Lumia 920 second and Sony Xperia Z third. After that you will see two 640 x 640 crops from the original 4:3 shots.

These shots are resized, you must know it will help your judgement a lot if you will have a look at the originals I posted in dedicated set  on Flickr as well. Note that the picture resolution changes on the Lumia and the Xperia when you change the format.

All settings were on auto on all devices. The Nokia 808 PureView was on 8MP, except in the close-up (to get just a bit closer I chose 5MP). I didn't use a tripod. Took all shots with the roses near the window, the light was absolutely the same in all shots.

First in 4:3 - Nokia 808 PureView