Nokia Lumia 930 PureView and Lumia 920 Camera Comparison

The Nokia Lumia 930 is the flagship windows phone from Microsoft. It will be interesting to see how it fares with the yesteryear’s top model, the Lumia 920.

Here are the specifications of Nokia Lumia 920 camera

Main camera sensor: 8.7 MP PureView
Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
Camera digital zoom: 4 x
ZEISS optics: Yes
Sensor size: 1/3.2 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.0
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 8 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif
Flash type: Short pulse high power dual LED
Flash operating range: 3.0 m
Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On

Main camera features: Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Exposure compensation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Face recognition, Full screen viewfinder, Automatic motion blur reduction, Geotagging, Center weighted auto exposure, Automatic photo upload to web services, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Creative Studio, Full resolution photo and video upload, Optical image stabilization, PureView, True 16:9 sensor

Digital camera add-ons: Panorama lens, Bing vision, Cinemagraph lens, Nokia Camera

Here are the specifications of Nokia Lumia 930 camera

Main camera sensor: 20 MP, PureView
ZEISS optics: Yes
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
Flash type: Dual LED flash
Flash operating range: 3.0 m
Flash modes: Off, Automatic

Main camera features: 6-lens optics, Backside-illuminated image sensor, High resolution zoom 2x, Optical image stabilization, PureView

Digital camera add-ons: Panorama lens, Bing vision, Cinemagraph lens, Creative Studio, Nokia Camera

Both Nokia Lumia 930 and 920 come with built in Optical Image Stabilization. Here is a picture taken by it in broad day light.

Nokia Lumia 930 PureView and Lumia 920 Camera Comparison

And here is a photo taken in low light conditions.

night photography on lumia 930 and 920

Poor Battery Life in Lumia 920, 925

Windows Phone users, especially Lumia 920 and 925 users are facing a problem where they experience sudden battery drain for no apparent reason. It is due to stuck process where a process is stuck in the background and continues to use CPU cycles. Using Visual studio to do analysis we see that the phone OS is stuck at 50% and you get a warning of high CPU cycles.

Symptoms of the problem.

Overheating
Hot back plate
Left metal banding gets unbearably hot
Cannot charge phone as fast

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