Video: Nokia compares their upcoming 2013 flagship to the best smartphones from 2012

Nokia is going to come out with a new phone next week. Unfortunately, it’s been leaked to high heaven, and everyone pretty much knows it’s going to be called the Lumia 928. Verizon is expected to offer it, with the highlight feature being insane low light performance. It’ll have optical image stabilization and likely a Xenon flash.

In order to demonstrate how awesome this new Lumia will be, the company recorded a couple of people riding a roller coaster in New York with three phones. This Lumia 928, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the iPhone 5. Can you guess which phone won?

There are two things I’d like to point out about this “comparison”. One, why didn’t Nokia compare their phone with an HTC One or a Samsung Galaxy S4, or why didn’t they wait until the iPhone 5S to make a fairer comparison? And two, people don’t buy a phone based on how good the camera is. I’m sorry, but you can’t just look at photos taken with an iOS device, an Android device, and a Windows Phone to pick which handset you’ll end up using for the next two years.

There are so many more aspects to picking a phone that I don’t even know where to begin my list. The app ecosystem should take priority, then there’s hardware accessories, support for corporate environments, which Windows Phone ironically lacks, and so on and so forth.

I’m all for company’s saying they have the best this or that on the market, but it’s a little disingenuous to compare a brand spanking new phone to a year old Android device and an eight month iPhone. What do you think?

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  • JCT

    in the iphone case its the newest so correct comparison on galaxy device the 4 is out so not a correct comparison, also the video recording has always sucked on iphone apple dose not care for it, they gotten better at picture taking though, and personally i buy a phone to text and talk and some gaming now not for video taking if it can do it its a bonus feature not the main feature

    • moe22

      what i was also thinking! i use my phone mostly for work applications.

  • David Barajas

    The iPhone 5 is the current model so no it’s not wrong to use it. You really think Nokia should not put out this commercial and wait for who knows how long before the next model is out? That’s ridiculous. Now the Galaxy S4 and HTC ONE are both out so that’s different. Using the GS3 and not the GS4 is messed up. I know exactly why they didn’t use the current Galaxy device. Let alone use the HTC ONE.

    • Pacomacman

      Yes and I know exactly why they only gave a video on low light performance. Lets fae it we don’t very often take video in the dark. Impressive as it is I’d like to see daytime performance.

  • Ru1Sous4

    “Filmed with Lumia” Are you sure? xD

    • Pacomacman

      I was thinking this also… This is better than my Lumix TZ40!

  • Rusan

    Nokia Carl Zeiss lens would out perform the camera in both the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. FYI, HTC One’s camera is horrid.