September 21, 2012
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A remote-controlled car took the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 on a ride to determine which phone has the better image stabilization. While this probably isn’t something you’ll be doing with your phone very often, it’s not a bad way to test them.

The goal here was to test the suspension system holding the Nokia 920’s camera, which can compensate for up to 500 movements per second, against the Samsung Galaxy S3’s Anti-Shake. Luckily, the camera used to take the video of the car’s journey isn’t the one being tested here, as watching the autofocus try to keep up can be slightly dizzying. Both phones were mounted and recording at the same time, so no difference in the ride would skew the results.

Neither phone captured video that is particularly fun to watch, though it is clear that the video on the Nokia Lumia 920 is less shaky and bumpy than the Samsung Galaxy S3. That said, both phones did an far better job than any camera without image stabilization would have done.

Check out the video below to see the test and the results for yourself.

How long do you think it will be until we see image stabilization like that on the 920 on an Android phone?

Kristofer Wouk
Kristofer Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos. In his free time, he likes to make music, read and write short fiction.
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