City Scene: NOKIA LUMIA 920 Test Drive

AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 Phone in the hands of photographer Ashley Genevieve.

It was certainly a pleasure to get the call for testing out the new Nokia Lumia 920, Microsoft Windows 8’s phone by AT&T. With phone in hand, I grabbed my bestie and headed straight to the slopes of Stevens Pass with the help of my buddies at Seattle Ski providing my rentals for the day. Big Shout out to them for supplying our gear and good times.

Photos by Ashley  Genevieve
Photos by Ashley Genevieve

The phone, although a little large for my taste, honestly had me very impressed. Between the image stabilization, panoramic option and incredible color and exposure abilities, I knew this was no ordinary cell phone camera.

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The Nokia Lumia 920 has one of the best cameras of any smart phone I’ve seen, and features an 8MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss® wide-angle optics uses advanced lens technology to let in more light than other smartphone cameras I’ve used. That means photos and 1080p HD videos are clear, crisp, and bright, especially in low-light conditions. The optical image stabilization feature allowed for snap jitter-free action shots, which we definitely took advantage of on this trip to Stevens.

Using advanced floating lens technology, the PureView camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 takes in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture the best pictures and videos even at night.

It also includes a new feature from Windows Phone 8 called lenses.  Lenses are camera apps that work right in the Lumia 920 camera’s viewfinder, so you can unleash your creativity as you take your photos. A Lens app might do anything from applying a simple filter or effect to creating an interactive 3-D panorama. And Lenses don’t quit after you take the shot—they go to work in your Camera Roll, so you can view or even edit the shot later on.