supeyugin1: This is impressive! It's a pity they use Windows on such a good hardware. If it was Android, I would buy it. Otherwise may be good for my wife, as she doesn't use so many apps as I do. Bad decision by Nokia to switch to Windows. They should have switched to Android instead!
By next year Windows Mobile 10 will be able to run Android apps! http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/29/8511439/microsoft-windows-10-android-ios-apps-bridges
You are welcome back then to try out the best mobile OS on the planet!
Sergey Borachev: Who cares about Windows for phones?? Learn from Nokia's mistake.
Yeah learn from their misstake!
As soon as Nokia decided to make Windows Phone devices, I bought stock in Nokia.
Thanks to Nokias big "mistake" i tripled my Money when Microsoft bought them!
Whish more such mistakes comes my way! :-)
"Some third-party camera apps and many Android phones have therefore been allowing separate control of exposure and focus for quite some time. "
Why do you insist on comparing with Android? Almost all Android phones have crap cameras.
The natural thing would be to compare to the best phonecameras on the market - Nokia Lumia 9xx and 1xxx series. Dont you think so?
And by the way. Nokia phones have of course had these options on all their phones!
"We've seen similar functionality before from Google"
Dont forget that Windows Phone also have been supporting full reolution photo and video uploading/syncing since 2010!
tkbslc: I was hoping to read about SOME exposure control options. At the very least exposure comp or manual ISO, since I'm sure full manual controls will never happen.
You are looking for a real cameraphone - like Nokia Lumia 1020, 930/Icon, 1520.
Apple makes good phones, but are way behind in camera Tech!
nicolaiecostel: Well, they can shove that no-SD card policy up their anus. I use an N9 with 16Gb storage, that's more like 9Gb user useable storage and it's always full.
I'm not falling for that again !
Some people here think that the cloud will eat up your bandwith,..
Obviously you have not used a Windows Phone! On my Lumia i configured it to upload full quality photo and video to the cloud. That option also disables uploading over 3G/4G and only uploads when connected to WiFi.
So I use the cloud as storage and it does not use a bit of my allowed bandwith!
joe6pack: 16GB 5S at £549 with the latest technology vs 16GB 5C at £469 with yesteryear technology. It is pretty clear people will choose 5S over 5C.
Cutting the price on 5C by £30 but take away half of the non-expandable storage is hardly a discount.
Actually 5S is only containing latest "Apple" technology!
Kudos to the fingerprint scanner - but where are...
* Super touch (use phone with gloves)* OIS* Wireless charging* NFC* support for SD cards* Free Music service without ads* Free downloadable maps for offline use* Normal sized screens - at least 4,5"* Information at a glance - live lock screen and start screen* Ability to se phone storage on computer via USB without special software* Miracast support
... and the list goes on - all above is technology that debuted last year. Apple still sell phones with only basic features and overcharge for it...
Alphoid: I wish the Nokia phones would dual-boot Android and Windows Phone. I'd totally buy one of these models if I wasn't taking a risk on Windows but had a choice.
Alternatively, I wish some Android manufacturer would release a reasonable competitor.
It's funny. It seems like Nokia is hampered by Windows (since otherwise, almost all photographers would buy Nokia), and Windows is hampered by Nokia (who doesn't make the best hardware otherwise). If Microsoft had a strategy of choice on all handsets, it would work better for all involved.
Heck, if I got an Android+Windows phone, I'd at least try Windows. If Windows was better (and I've never used it, so aside from knowing how badly Windows sucks elsewhere, I have no idea), I'd switch to Windows.
"Android OS is the most complete system out there and actually is more customizable than the rest."
Do you really understand the difference between widgets and Live Tiles?
A family member wanted a smartphone and asked for the simplest one. She basically just wanted to speed dial her friends to start with...
On Windows Phone it was just a matter of uninstalling all the apps from the mobile operator (do that on Android!), then removing all live tiles from the start screen. Then we pinned her 10 favorite contacts to the start screen and finanlly added a manual Phone tile at the top. Presto, speed dial with built in functionality in seconds without downloading any apps.She quickly learned then that the "magical" pinning button in all apps could create livet tiles from any info you have on your screen. Now she pins map locations, favorite songs and friends instagram feeds to her start screen. Again without need for downloading any extra widget apps...
Sergey Borachev: Who cares?
It's got the wrong OS. Proprietary stuff and little apps, no way! The greatest camera is no use. Software first.
So Lumia got an OS where you can remove all and every proprietary app installed from the ISP and manufacturer - whitout needing to root the Phone!!
And it got an API where apps can reach the camera hardware...
How is this wrong OS?
Talking of apps, didn't you hear?... Windows Phone got Instagram... App problem solved ... :-)
Artistico: I wonder when Nokia will realise that they have to go Android to get more sales, though. The main reason they are losing market shares is first hanging onto the archaic Symbian platform and then going Windows Mobile at a time when all the other major players were under the Android umbrella or iOS. Result: No one bothers making apps for Windows Mobile because the market is too small to be worth the effort. In this day and age, it doesn't matter how good your phone's camera is if you cannot get the apps you are used to on your new phone.
I'd be happy to get a Nokia again, as I really like their cameras and having one would be like bringing a cheapish compact everywhere - but only if they switch to Android. Otherwise it's too much of a compromise for me, and for many others.
" The main reason they are losing market shares is "
Stop right there. You have already derailed...
Nokia Lumia devices are not losing market share. Actually they are the most growing devices on the market YoY. Please get your facts right, then do the ranting...http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24442013
156% growth YoY is quite good. Add to that the EU market where Windows Phone right now is passing the 10% marketshare and even beating iPhone in several markets, including Italy!
Still a long way to go, but absolutley not losing in any way!