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

Nokia CP-623 Review, official case cover for Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is an amazing phone and for many of us, protecting its massive 6 inch full HD display is top priority. What better way to protect it other than using the official Lumia 1520 CP-623 cover.

Nokia CP-623 Review, official case cover for Lumia 1520

Nokia offers the case in three colors – black, red and yellow and costs around $40. The Nokia CP-623 for Lumia 1520 is bit expensive accessory but it does its job well in protecting the display when you place it in your pocket.

official case cover for Lumia 1520

The back cover is made of hard plastic and it does a great job from bumps and drops. It also prevents the big lens of its 20MP camera from getting scratched.

official review of lumia 1520 case

The back cover flops around a bit but can be rolled back allowing the user to use it as kickstand. This makes it perfect for watching YouTube and movies on the big screen of the Lumia 1520.

Nokia CP-623 Review

The case has been well designed and it does block any ports. All buttons including camera, power and volume control buttons are accessible even when the flap is closed which is  a massive plus.

So do we recommend the Nokia CP-623? Well for basic protection, it gets the job done. The design is not exactly unique and stricking like Lumia 1520’s design. But since it is an official accessory for the Lumia 1520, it does fits perfectly. Another big plus is it does not add any bulk or thickness.

Panasonic to launch Windows Phone by end of 2014?

All Panasonic smartphones on sale run Android operating system but the company is also planning to launch a phone running windows phone operating system.

Panasonic is planning to launch its Android devices in UAE by this year end. The company has enjoyed decent sales in India with its budget phones and is planning on achieving five percent market share by end-2014. The company will be bringing their phones from India to UAE.

Managing director for Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa Shinichi Wakita told Khaleej Times that a windows phone handset is also in the works.

38 Xbox Games updated with WP8 Support

Back in November 2012 more than 20 Microsoft Xbox games no longer worked on the Windows Phone 8 devices. And then after few months some of the games returned but a lot of them were still left out.

Now MS has updated them and almost all of them have been recompiled for the WP8.1 users. Here is the list of the games that has been spotted by our staff.

The list is exhaustive but nothing new has been added in the games. That said we are happy to see 512MB support which will make all games compatible with WP8.1 handsets. 

38 Xbox Games updated with WP8 Support

  1. Microsoft Solitaire Collection – Download
  2. Microsoft Mahjohng – Download
  3. Hexic – Download
  4. Shuffle Party – Download
  5. Rise of Glory – Download
  6. Avatar Gadgets – Download
  7. Microsoft Minesweeper – Download
  8. Halo: Spartan Assault – Download
  9. Breeze – Download
  10. Parachute Panic – Download
  11. Jet Car Stunts WP – Download
  12. Max & the Magic Marker – Download
  13. Farm Frenzy 2 – Download
  14. AlphaJax – Download
  15. ilomilo – Download
  16. Crimson Dragon: Side Story – Download
  17. Fusion Sentient – Download
  18. Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne) – Download
  19. I Dig It – Download
  20. BulletAsylum – Download
  21. Harbor Master – Download
  22. Big Buck Hunter Pro – Download
  23. Game Room – Pitfall! – Download
  24. Lode Runner Classic – Download
  25. Hexic Rush – Download
  26. Mush – Download
  27. Game Chest: Solitaire Edition – Download
  28. Game Room – Asteroids Deluxe – Download
  29. Implode! – Download
  30. Game Room – Centipede – Download
  31. CarneyVale: Showtime – Download
  32. iBlast Moki – Download
  33. Cro-Mag Rally – Download
  34. Hasta La Muerte – Download
  35. Crafting Guide – Download
  36. Glow Artisan – Download
  37. Game Room – Lunar Lander – Download
  38. UFC on Xbox LIVE – Download

Lumia 1525 coming to T-Mobile

Lumia 1520 is one of the best phablets in the smartphone arena. This Windows Phone is very famous for its massive 6 inch full HD display and feature rich 20 megapixel pure-view camera. However it is only available at the AT&T network. According to evleaks the famous leaker, the phone could be heading to T-Mobile network as Lumia 1525.

So could the Lumia 1525 be same as 1520 but with T-Mobile branding or will it be a much different device.

lumia 1525

Unfortunately no details on its specifications or price were revealed other than the fact that it is coming to T-Mobile.

Original Nokia Lumia 635 630 CC-3079 OEM Back Shell Case Review

The Nokia Lumia 630 allows users to easily change the back shell and since Lumia 635 shares the same chassis you can use the OEM cases for it as well. We recently received the official original CC-3079 accessory from The shipping was excellent and we got the product within 2 days which is mighty fast when you consider the fact that it came all the way from UK.

Here is how the packaging looks like:


The orange color is very eye catchy since it has a glossy surface. We love its build quality – very strong and does not flex much.


The Lumia 630 is offered with only matte covers but their official accessory has glossy surface. Removing the cover is very easy – just put your thumb in the middle of the back and pull out the case from bottom right corner of the phone.


Notice that the shell has unique brighter look around the edges.

The fitting is absolutely perfect – no squeaks anywhere. The case hugs the phone tightly. Button feedback is perfect. The back has a milky tone which makes the Lumia 635 and 630 stand out from the rest of the crowd.


To complete the transformation, go into settings > Theme and change the color of tiles to match case color.