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So, I had a lucky chance to get a personal demonstration of the camera on the new Nokia Lumia 920.

If you don’t already know, the Nokia Lumia 920 packs a 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, optical stabilization, dual led-flash and Nokia’s own PureView technology. The Lumia 920 runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform.

On the hardware part, the Lumia 920 has optical image stabilization, which is probably the first among it’s competitors and it sure does show how amazing it is. Let’s agree, most of us are people with shaky hands, and while clicking a picture or recording a video, it shows. Also, the camera is capable of capturing very high quality pictures indoor, where lighting in quite less than outdoor areas – this is the biggest flaw I find in most of the cameras and mobile phones; indoor snaps aren’t what I expect to be. But with HDR on most of the new devices already there, the quality has improved quite a bit; but that’s on the software part.

On the software part, it’s all upon Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s exclusive customizations to the OS running on their Lumia devices. There’s many parts to it, so let’s look at it individually:

1. The camera performs pretty well in low light conditions, you have my word for it because I click photos indoor and get disappointed by the picture quality. But not with this one, it captures the images pretty well in areas with low light conditions. I got a demonstration indoors, so I have a very clear idea of how it performs there.
2. Bing Vision: It’s basically the Google Goggles for Windows Phone, but powered by Microsoft’s Bing and integrated into the camera interface. Basically, Bing Vision scans what the camera can see for text, and gives you the option for translating the text it detects to whatever language you select out of the given choices.
3. Cinemography: If you aren’t familiar with Cinemagraphs, they are basically GIFs where only a certain part of the picture is moving. For example, let’s say only a car moves on a street full of shoppers. Yes, there are apps to make cinemagraphs on Android and iOS, but this guy has it integrated. It’s a pretty good feature too, because you can create fun cinemagraphs to share with your friends; and you don’t need to get a third-party application to do that.
4. Smart Shoot: This piece of innovation captures four images and then detects removable object. You can see how this thing works in the video down below. Also, it tells you the best picture from the four; a feature that’s already available on high-end Samsung devices.
5. Panorama: Well, almost every smartphone has this. This doesn’t need any explaining; but if you are new to tech, Panorama is stitching together pictures to make a long picture. Google killed Panorama with PhotoSphere, literally. The only downside to PhotoSphere is that you can’t view the images captures by it on every device.
Also, video recording is done at 1080p @ 30fps. Optical Image Stabilization is a boon here.
There’s so much more.

Now that you are done having basic ideas about how Lumia 920 handles photography, it’s time to watch the video:

For people on RSS, go to this link to watch it.

Windows Phone 8 already has those basic things like holding the shutter key for quick access to the camera, so it’s pretty obvious all WP8 phones have it.

Again, if you’re looking for just a camera-phone, you might want to go for Nokia 808 PureView or Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Do you like the features the Lumia 920 packs? Did you manage to get your hands on one yet?

The Nokia Lumia 920 is available in India for 36500 INR as of now, and you can click here to buy it online from Flipkart.

Again, stay tuned.


Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review. [Video]

Well, every year Google releases the year’s Zeitgeist, which basically highlights all the big things (that have been searched for) of the year that’s passed.

Approaching the end of 2012, Google has already released this year’s Zeitgeist.

Watch the video down and then head over to the link after the video to reach the Zeitgeist 2012 website.

Zeitgeist 2012.

It’s been a pretty good year in the end. So are you excited for the new year’s bash to welcome 2013?

[PS – I love this video.]

If you haven’t been around, you might notice we’ve added a Our Apps page on the blog, from where you can download TheGeekBros apps for Android and Nokia devices.

If you’re an iOS or a Windows Phone user, we’re really sorry to disappoint you. But, we’re working on bringing the app to you as soon as possible.

Note: Nokia’s Lumia range is unsupported at the moment because it has Windows Phone as it’s primary OS. We’ll have you updated with the Windows Phone apps soon.

If you don’t want to visit the page, you can follow the instructions below:

Love reading our blog, but dislike the experience when reading from a mobile device?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered as long as you use Android or a Nokia device. Sorry iOS users, we’re working on getting the amazing experience to you too.

Android users, head over to or to download the application.

If you’re a Nokia user, you can search “TheGeekBros” on the Nokia Store to download.

Give us your feedback about the applications in the comments section below or at Tweet to us @TheGeekBros.

Also, don’t forget to tell your friends about these apps.

Happy reading! ;)

Nokia launches the Lumia 900 in India.

After Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are already announced, Nokia India has decided to finally make the Lumia 900 available in India.

This device will cost you INR 32,999.

This is one of the best phones running Windows Phone 7.5 and it will soon be open for an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, which bring pretty cool new features.

If you’re interested in buying this device, head over to the links below.

Nokia Lumia 900 (Cyan)

Nokia Lumia 900 (Black)

Nokia Lumia 900 (White)

Do you like Windows Phone?

The DVF Spring 2013 at New York Fashion Week has been shot by Glasses. (If you don’t know what they are, head over here to find out!)

Prom a geek’s point-of-view, I got to see new colors of the device. I’m getting cyan when I can.

Also, during the g|mumbai event, they said that we would “soon” be getting our hands on these glasses.

So, do you want them?

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