11-02-2012, 12:50 AM #1
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So a while back news sites were reporting that the 920 will have the same HAAC Rich recording mics as the 808. After hearing how impressive they are, can anyone confirm if they are in the Lumia 920?
IF anyone has one, maybe post up a video recording something loud? vs another phone would be great too. It worries me that Nokia didn't market this feature as loudly as they did on the 808. Will it be another 2nd class version?
Here's a nice video from Nokia explaining rich recording:
- 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM #4
It's no concert video, but should at least assure that it can take some pounding.
As 808 owner the rich recording on that phone is just as big of a leap as the camera, if not even a bit more. If Lumia 920 can perform even close to that i will be really happy.
Nokia 808 PureView recording live concerts for the next generation in Youtube | nokiagadgets.com
Nokia 808 PureView vs Galaxy S III concert video recording and sound | nokiagadgets.com
- 11-03-2012, 04:46 PM #7
I heard that the 920 actually has 3 of these microphones placed in a triangle formation near the rear of the device. xsever's loud test the other day really made it sound like its working well!
If these microphones are mono, that means that they're only recording one channel of sound but at a much less distorted rate than any other phone out there, correct? Or do I have this all backwards?
- 11-03-2012, 05:23 PM #8
The sound recording on he 808 impresses me more than anything else on the phone...
I recorded this couple of weeks ago at a club in SF.. over 120 decibels for sure, no problem.. i love it. You can turn it up as loud as you want and there is no distortion.
So if the 920 has the same mic, this should be possible.. it will be in mono, but still.
They need to port this over to Win NT .. I don't know what is preventing them, but hopefully the next flagship will have it all.
11-03-2012, 06:11 PM #9
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920 has the same 3 rich recording mics that the 808 does. I believe it has 3 so it can record stereo while held vertically or horizontally. 920 though can only record in mono until there's an update to the WP8 software. I believe MS was late to finalize the software and get it out to its partners.
- 11-04-2012, 10:51 AM #12
^ yes.. same deal as the 808, just mono.. so it doesn't sound as "alive" but stil Very nice :) I hope they can get the stereo to work soon.. but even without that, its way ahead of the competition.
Just for reference
here is one from my ip5
and here are the HAAC mics at work in the exact same conditions:
ps. He/She stopped right before the drop .. sad..
Last edited by vlad0; 11-04-2012 at 10:56 AM.
11-04-2012, 09:47 PM #14
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Can't wait to see something from an outdoor concert, with comparisons too. 3 mics and it only records in mono though? seems like a waste. Nokia produced the comparison video of the 808 vs the rest.
If HAAC is in there in some way, I definitely think they should do the same thing to help sell this phone. They are leaning on the camera which so far has had mixed reviews. At the moment I'm trying to sell the phone to myself
- 11-04-2012, 09:59 PM #15
^ Nokia is really bad at advertising their phones.. the 920 is way ahead in terms of audio recording.. yes, it is mono, but there is no distortion which is more important. The iphone 5 is pathetic when it comes to audio recording... here is how it looks like next to the HAACs of the 808
This is extracted from a video recorded at exactly the same time at a night club.
Most other smartphones are no different.
I really hope they can enable stereo recording.. why would they put 2/3 mics on there if they weren't planning on doing something with them.. yes, they work of noise cancelation but I don't see a reason for all 3 to be HAAC just for that reason.
11-06-2012, 08:30 AM #17
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