Nokia Lumia 920 : Pure View or Fake View
The Latest Nokia Lumia Phone features some technologies never seen before on a Mobile phone including Pure View Technology having OIS. But is it So? Or is Nokia Lying to its Customers. Check out the complete Review and the truth behind The Pure View Technology.
- Nokia and Microsoft Partnership
- Review of Nokia Lumia 920
- Nokia using Misleading Advertisemnt
- How Did Nokia get Caught for Misleading Advertising
- Nokia Apologizes for the Mistake
- The New Video shot on Nokia Lumia 920
- Final Word
Nokia and Microsoft Partnership
Nokia- the once market leader in smart phones now manufactures phones that no one is willing to buy. But all that is supposed to change with Nokia and Microsoft partnership. The First Nokia phones with Windows 8 were launched on 5th September and provide some really interesting innovations.But in spite of this, there is very little interest for these phones in the market. The Reason is lack of interest in Windows phone, Nokia not announcing the price, phone not featuring final version of Windows and The Pure view Debacle.
Review of Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia is calling its next-generation Lumia "the most innovative smartphone in the world". Every Company launching a new Smart phone Claims that. Is it the case?
- Design: Nokia Lumia 920 has an almost identical physical design as the Lumia 900 featuring Polycarbonate body . It is available in three bright colors- Sunshine Yellow, Lipstick Red, and Slate Grey. Looks great but Nokia has done away with Matte finish in 900 and instead used Glossy Design. For me, this is a bad design choice.
- Display: Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch glass featuirng Nokia PureMotion HD+ display, which features a WXGA resolution (1,280x768 pixels), which is a notch higher than standard HD.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Lumia 920 will feature the same dual-core processor which is found on High end Phones today including S3 and HTC One X. It also features 1 GB Ram which is also fairly Standard.
- Battery and wireless charging: It features a Standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery, Stand-by Up to 400 h and 3G talk time up to 10 hours. But it incorporates a new features wireless charging. Nokia will offer its own charging plate, but design company Fatboy will sell a wireless charging pillow as well! Just drop your phone on any compatible plate, charger or Pillow and phone will be charged!
- Camera: It isn't Lumia 808 with 38 Mega Pixels and Huge Sensor, but it does incorporate some features of Pure View Technology. Nokia stresses that PureView is its software processing, and isn't definitive of a sensor size.The Lumia 920 has an F/2.0 aperture with Carl Zeiss Optics and uses Optical image stabilization and tiny springs to capture those moving images. Nokia claims it use floating lens" image stabilization, which they calim can even beat the optical stabilization of DSLR cameras. That is Too much, i must say!
- Nokia Additions: It features a Tap+Share over NFC and included City View - An Augmented Reality Software from Nokia. Features an Improved version of Nokia Maps as well. It also incorporates full version of Microsoft office and also 8 Gb storage on Cloud Sky drive
- Expandable Slots: Nokia Lumia 920 still does not have an expandable slot. The use of Expandable slot is highly debatable but the fact that Windows 8 phone now has that capability, Its flagship phone should have incorporated that.
Nokia using Misleading Advertisemnt
Optical Image Stabilization on a Mobile phone? This is unheard of! Seems like The Company which had a major role in finishing Kodak is back in Action. The Only problem is they went to promise too much! To demonstrate how effective is Optical Image Stabilization is, Nokia aired an advertisement which was supposedly shot using Nokia Lumia 920. You can see the Ad here
It shows a Couple riding around on a bike @ 20 mph while a guy is shooting the girl on his Lumia 920. Sound Unbelievable. It should have been a killer advertisement and a feature to look out for only if it indeed was the case. The Video is excellent but the only problem is, it was not shot on Lumia 920.
How Did Nokia get Caught for Misleading Advertising
So how did they get caught? In the video around the 27 second mark , you can see you can see a couple passing in front of a reflective surface. On that surface, if you look closely, you can see a white van with a complete camera crew sitting in it. Seriously? How can Nokia Miss that? We Didn't expect this from a leading Company. . Not only was the video taken while someone rode in a stable car compared to a less stable bicycle, the type of camera used was completely different from the PureView camera in the Lumia 920.
Nokia Apologizes for the Mistake
Within hours of Releasing the Ad, the truth cam out and Nokia received heavy criticism on Blog world and other Social sites. Seeing the Backlash that it got, Nokia was quick with an apology on its blog. It went like this
" In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization, we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created."
A point to be noted is that even though the company explicitly did not mentioned ad was shot on Lumia 920, It was clearly implied by the Ad. Also, good thing was that the company quickly apologized for the mistake. Another interesting thing is the line which says it was not shot on 920 - At least, not yet. This means we can see a new ad film shot on 920.
The New Video shot on Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia followed their public apology on their blog along with a new video that they claim was actually shot on the new phone. No reflective surfaces in this one for sure.
This video does show some image stabilization capability but it no where near the Optical image stabilization of Digital cameras. But still its a good innovation in the right Direction.
Nokia wants to leave you with this parting thought: "This is Lumia, and it's time to switch." But i am a bit skeptic. It is a good phone but still no reason to switch your android or iOS. If you don't want S 3, One X or Iphone 4S, Moto Razor is also coming up with a high end phone. And don't forget the new Iphone. Nokia hasn't announced pricing or availability for its new Lumia phones, but says both will be available in LTE and HSPA+ variants in select markets later this year. My final Verdict:
If you're interested in Nokia , the Lumia 920 is poised to be a shining example of what Nokia can do to secure its comeback. Wait and Watch the Game is not over for Nokia, At least not yet!
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