Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 930

Nokia Lumia 930It is difficult to believe, but the Nokia Lumia 920 was first made available  all the way back in 2012.  Since then there has been a great deal of change within Nokia itself, with Microsoft now not only being the main operating system provider, but now the owner of Nokia.  This will likely have caused many changes within the company.  But how does the Nokia Lumia 920 released two years ago compare to the recently released Nokia 930?

When looking at both of these phones it is worth noting that they were, or are current flagship devices for Nokia.  This means at the time of release they were the best Nokia could offer.  So we will see how time has affected how we look upon the Nokia 920 and what improvements there have been with its more recent update the Nokia Lumia 930.

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Take great pictures with Nokia Pro Cam

Nokia Pro Cam is the app that is available on the Nokia Lumia 920 & 925 (download required) and the 1020 (preinstalled) that gives you great control over the images you capture through the ISO, shutter speed and focus.

Nokia have produced a number of videos to help you get the most from the Pro Cam app.

Check them out below:

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Nokia Pro Cam for Lumia 920 & 925

Nokia Pro CameraThe Lumia 1020 has a 41 megapixel camera and an expert camera application that can allow you to get the very best photos from the camera.

With greater control over the ISO levels and shutter speed to name just a few options, this app is now available for download on the Nokia Lumia 920 and 925 meaning you can not get more control and more creative with your Lumia smartphones.

For more information and to download the app, just visit the Windows Phone store HERE.

Via: Coolsmartphone

Nokia Lumia 920 v Lumia 625

Comparison of the Nokia Lumia 920 v Lumia 625

The 625 from Nokia is at the time of writing one of the newest handset from the Finnish firm, but how does it compare to the older and more established Nokia 920?

Click the image below to view a specification comparison of the two devices and find out what sets them apart.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 625

What’s the difference between the Nokia Lumia 920 and 925?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Lumia 925 – what’s the difference?

Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range has been substantially fleshed out in recent months with offerings across pretty much every price point. From the entry-level Lumia 520 to the high-end flagship Lumia 920, Nokia are clearly trying to make a Lumia model available for everybody. June saw the launch of the Lumia 925 – mostly a redesign of the 920 that has addressed a few issues and criticisms that were brought up in reviews of the original when it launched  in 2012.

At a glance

First off, most of the specifications have stayed pretty much the same so performance will be very similar; a lot of the changes are aesthetic although there are a few hardware tweaks.

  • Screen – same size and resolution at 4.5 inches and 1280 x 768  but the 925 has traded the original’s IPS LCD for AMOLED technology
  • Camera – same 8.7 MP sensor and ISO up to 800, but the f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens has had  a sixth glass element added. Also some software changes.
  • Battery – same size although much improved battery life, possibly due to AMOLED screen. No wireless charging built-in to the 925 – charging cover required
  • Dimensions – roughly the same length and width though 925 is about 2mm thinner and drops 46 grams to 139g
  • Colours – Lumia’s crazy pastel variants are out for a muted monochrome black, white and silver with the 925

Differences lumia 925 vs 920

Follow the break for more a more detailed comparison of these two Windows Phone 8 powerhouses

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Nokia adds ‘LiveSight’ augmented reality feature to HERE Maps

Great for exploring new places

Nokia has updated its HERE Maps software to include LiveSight augmented reality. The update is now live and can be installed for compatible devices from the Windows Phone app store.

Using LiveSight, Nokia HERE Maps provides an overlay of interest points based on your current location. The 3D interface, which can be likened to Google Street View, shows small icons for things like restaurants, cafes, museums and photo opportunities – basically anything that would show up on your 2D version of HERE Maps.

Nokia LiveSight

Another nice addition to LiveSIght is the compass, which shows the direction that you’re facing in to assist with navigation. Previously LiveSight has only been available as part of the Nokia City Lens app, but it can now be used with the customisable Nokia HERE Maps.

While Nokia’s HERE apps are intended for use on the Nokia Lumia range, they are also available for other Windows Phone handsets and iOS. There’s also a browser-based version of HERE maps, so you can give it a go on Android and BlackBerry devices (as well as various desktop browsers) by visiting on your device.

Via Windows Phone Central

‘Amber’ update to bring Smart Camera and FM Radio to Lumia handsets in July

Lumia Amber update coming in July

Alongside its announcement of the Nokia Lumia 925 yesterday, Nokia has stated that its ‘Amber’ update will bring the 925’s Smart Camera feature to existing Lumia handsets. The Amber update will be rolled out to all Windows Phone 8 devices, but not Windows Phone 7.5 or 7.8 handsets.

The Amber update will also bring FM Radio functionality to all existing WP8 Lumias apart from the Lumia 620, which does not have the required chip. Lumias 820 and 920 will also have ‘double tap to wake’ added to their feature sets. Nokia has said that more features will be confirmed for the Amber update, which is due to begin rolling out in July, closer to its release.

Due to differences in processing power between various Lumia handsets, the Smart Camera features will vary between different devices. It has not yet been confirmed which functions individual handsets will receive.

Smart Camera Action Shot

Action Shot

Smart Camera

On the Lumia 925, 920 and 820 Smart Camera takes a burst of ten shots with a 5MP resolution, whereas the 520, 620 and 720 will take seven shots with a 1MP resolution. The shots are then stored on your Lumia until you are ready to apply some visual effects to them, which include:

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Nokia Lumia 920 advert mocks the Samsung-Apple spat

Adverts from smartphone manufacturers are a bit of a free for all when it comes to mocking rivals and creating extremely cheesy content. Some are good, some are bad.

This latest Nokia/Windows Phone advert for the Lumia 920 takes a swipe at both Apple and Samsung, including the kind of clichéd comments that we’ve come to expect from advocates of both products. Let us know what you think! 

Via Inneractive Blog

Do fancy promo videos and press shots win you over?

The majority of smartphone manufactures are utilising videos and press releases to build hype surround a product launch. Take the Nokia Lumia 800 for example and more recently the 920, two heavily marketed products pre-launch. What with numerous videos, press releases and even performances from international DJ “Deadmau5” in the heart of London. These events beg the question, are they effective? Are you enticed by the flashing lights and pretty colours or do you prefer the black and white facts, figures and specs?

Lumia 800–Promotional video

The tech savvy among us may wise-up to inflated advertising campaigns over selling a product, however, everybody responds differently to marketing strategies and it can be said that some are more susceptible than others.

The technology industry is renowned for having prolonged “build-ups” and fancy advertising campaigns designed to spark interest, discussions and ultimately increase sales. Here at Clove we want to know how you, the consumer, feel about promotional materials and flamboyant advertising campaigns. Do you enjoy the buzz and excitement of a new product launch. Or do you see straight through them, taking no notice and base your purchasing decisions purely on the numbers (or specs).

More recently announced is the Sony Xperia Z. Videos such as the one below and other promotional materials cost tech companies vast sums of money to produce. Do they pay for themselves by stimulating consumers into believing their product has to be the next in their hand? Or do you believe that the money spent on these campaigns is a waste of money?

Xperia Z–Promotional video

Nokia Lumia 920 Yellow Coming Soon

As you may be aware here at Clove we have been selling unlocked Nokia Lumia 920, but to date they have been available in Black, White and Red.

We can confirm today that we will soon have Yellow Lumia 920’s too.

First stock of these are expected on February 18th.

To obtain one, please CLICK HERE