08-11-2013 07:56 AM
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  1. amrut_m's Avatar
    Hello Guys,

    After Thinking and being confused about flashing my 920 with the Amber update, I finally Flashed it.
    Almost had heart in my mouth,till my phone was back to life.

    1st Change felt was that the phone was abit more responsive, quick. Not saying that it was slow before but a inch quick.
    2- Battery Life I so far felt is much better than before,but its still early to talk about battery, will add about it later.
    3- Glance screen is a boon, no need to touch the unlock button anymore. Glance Screen Turns Red if you keep time Limit.
    4- Lumia Color Profiles make a bit of difference to the viewing experience colors can be molded as on AMOLED.
    5- Finally RADIO is back, I listen to Indian Radio so it was a missing feature.
    6- Nokia Smart cam is awesome, now need Nokia Pro Cam
    7- New Camera Algorithms, had taken some pics Pre AMBER and Post AMBER update, sorry for the stupid environments, but it was late night.
    The Higher ISO makes difference in the images with low lgiht,we get brighter images but higher the ISO, Noisier the Images are.
    Look at some of the images i took.

    1st Pic
    Pre Amber
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    Post Amber
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    Photos come out Sharper and detailed.
    Also the Pictures we view now are of high resolution and can zoom in properly, not blurred like before.


    Feel Free to comment, all these are night pics.
    Last edited by amrut_m; 08-08-2013 at 06:03 AM.
    08-08-2013 05:01 AM
  2. VinceGio's Avatar
    Yeah, I have Amber and I feel your improvements as well!
    I got Nokia Pro Cam.. And wow.. I can take pro pictures and pawn my friends who say that the Lumia Series suck.
    08-08-2013 05:14 AM
  3. amrut_m's Avatar
    Yeah, I have Amber and I feel your improvements as well!
    I got Nokia Pro Cam.. And wow.. I can take pro pictures and pawn my friends who say that the Lumia Series suck.
    How did you get the Pro cam ?
    08-08-2013 05:16 AM
  4. VinceGio's Avatar
    How did you get the Pro cam ?
    Install Nokia Pro Cam, Nokia Video Upload and Video Trimmer on L920 GDR2
    I followed this post. The guide on page 4 is better in my opinion.
    08-08-2013 05:17 AM
  5. Aldrin Divera's Avatar
    08-08-2013 05:19 AM
  6. charming_arpit's Avatar
    Amrut... where did you get the indian firmware. If you still have it with you... please share.. I also want to flash this update but I am unable to find the firmware. Thanks.
    08-08-2013 06:06 AM
  7. Elton Jothi's Avatar
    ahh, thx for the review.. cant wait for the OTA update....
    i dnt wanna lose youtube app on my lumia :|
    08-08-2013 06:56 AM
  8. VisualD's Avatar
    The higher exposure and then a contrast boost, especially lowering of the shadows/blacks, looks way better to me. That's exactly how I work in Photoshop Lightroom when shooting at high ISO with my cameras as it lowers the need of hard noise reduction as it looks good anyway.
    08-08-2013 07:24 AM
  9. amrut_m's Avatar
    ahh, thx for the review.. cant wait for the OTA update....
    i dnt wanna lose youtube app on my lumia :|
    Was on the same boat as you, but could'nt resist having AMBER.

    The higher exposure and then a contrast boost, especially lowering of the shadows/blacks, looks way better to me. That's exactly how I work in Photoshop Lightroom when shooting at high ISO with my cameras as it lowers the need of hard noise reduction as it looks good anyway.
    your right bro, but i use proshot for most of the pics.
    Rarely use the default cam for pictures.

    Eagerly waiting for the Nokia Pro Cam
    08-08-2013 08:56 AM
  10. Elton Jothi's Avatar
    wont flashing void the warranty?
    08-08-2013 09:29 AM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    newbie question,

    whats the benefit of having the Radio support if we have apps like TuneIn that already perform the job? Im just curious.
    08-08-2013 09:41 AM
  12. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Cos fm radio is free, radio apps use internet that costs money
    08-08-2013 09:44 AM
  13. chezm's Avatar
    Cos fm radio is free, radio apps use internet that costs money
    fair enough, didnt even cross my mind for some reason. thanks.
    08-08-2013 09:45 AM
  14. khunhorm's Avatar
    wont flashing void the warranty?
    - If you flash it and it work, you still have your warranty.

    - If you flash it and brick your phone, Nokia care will try to flash it again for you. If this works, you still have your warranty. If not, then your warranty is void.

    This is according to a casual conversation with Nokia care rep in my country.
    08-08-2013 10:20 AM
  15. ssjmec's Avatar
    Yeah, I have Amber and I feel your improvements as well!
    I got Nokia Pro Cam.. And wow.. I can take pro pictures and pawn my friends who say that the Lumia Series suck.
    Hello, I also got the Nokia Pro Cam. One thing I notice is right after I take a photo, the 1sec preview of the photo shows perfect color of the image. But then after processing and presenting your final image, it seems to add a bit of yellow tint on the image. Does this also happen to you? It is much noticeable when taking photos with black color..
    08-08-2013 10:42 AM
  16. the_skyler's Avatar
    Hello, I also got the Nokia Pro Cam. One thing I notice is right after I take a photo, the 1sec preview of the photo shows perfect color of the image. But then after processing and presenting your final image, it seems to add a bit of yellow tint on the image. Does this also happen to you? It is much noticeable when taking photos with black color..
    I have been bothered by this since I first got my Lumia 920... it undoubtedly has to do with their compression algorithm. In my case I've always noticed a marked decrease in clarity (still great images, but its an alarming shift from that 1/2 sec preview to the saved image). The pause just seems a bit longer in Amber.

    I've been hoping they would eventually allow us to save images pre-compression (if not RAW, at least something that reflects the image captured in that 1/2 second preview).
    08-08-2013 10:59 AM
  17. iosub's Avatar
    Nice post
    08-08-2013 11:05 AM
  18. Muessig's Avatar
    Anyone here with EE in the UK that forced the update, can you tell me if Data Sense is enabled on the device? I've heard that if you hard reset after forcing the update, Data Sense works (at least on the ATIV)
    08-08-2013 12:20 PM
  19. btbam91's Avatar
    newbie question,

    whats the benefit of having the Radio support if we have apps like TuneIn that already perform the job? Im just curious.
    Also, my Dodger games get blocked out in iheartradio. I don't know why.
    08-08-2013 12:26 PM
  20. Jealy666's Avatar
    Anyone here with EE in the UK that forced the update, can you tell me if Data Sense is enabled on the device? I've heard that if you hard reset after forcing the update, Data Sense works (at least on the ATIV)
    EE in the UK here, flashed with the French ROM yesterday and Data sense works. The device handles it, not sure on how accurate it'll be just yet.

    Oh, and it made my automatic date & time work!
    08-08-2013 02:35 PM
  21. dlusted's Avatar
    EE in the UK here, flashed with the French ROM yesterday and Data sense works. The device handles it, not sure on how accurate it'll be just yet.

    Oh, and it made my automatic date & time work!
    Can I assume your 4G is working pproperly also??
    I want to flash to get Data Sense and have it working with EE, but a lil iffy to flash foreign ROM....
    08-08-2013 02:52 PM
  22. Jealy666's Avatar
    Can I assume your 4G is working pproperly also??
    I want to flash to get Data Sense and have it working with EE, but a lil iffy to flash foreign ROM....
    Yeah works fine. Though I'm actually out of data until the 13th haha, did waaaay too many speed tests last week.
    08-08-2013 03:18 PM
  23. montsa007's Avatar
    Waiting for an Amber on L720 :'(
    08-09-2013 01:39 AM
  24. MDak280's Avatar
    Still waiting for Amber on my unbranded UK 920, but thanks for posting this thread! Any updates on battery life? That's my biggest hope - that the battery life is better :)

    Also, glad the color profiles are there. I'm glad Nokia is giving us this option (even though we should be getting more from Microsoft :p)!
    08-09-2013 02:24 AM
  25. halamadridkimi's Avatar
    Amber come to me baby, banging u this week is my only wish for this week, plz amber come to me.
    08-09-2013 02:30 AM
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