1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi all, I have a question. For my job, I track down squeaks and rattles in cars for the manufacturer so that they can fix the problem before the cars are released to the public. I am looking to get a new phone with a good microphone on it as my number 1 priority and number 2 priority would be good low light picture taking abilities. I was thinking about the 929, 928 or 1020. I wondered if you guys had any recommendations?

    Also I have another question, I need the phone to be able to do a couple things, I would like to figure out a way to change the name of the picture, or somehow label the picture, or put text on the picture with information such as the cars VIN #, model and date. This way I can label the pictures and video that I take without getting them confused.

    In addition to this I would like to be able to figure out a way to have two separate folders for pictures with one of them being password protected. Does anyone know how I can do this?
    01-18-2015 11:40 AM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    Well it is not the High Amplitude sounds I want to be able to record, but quieter buzzing sounds as interior panels vibrate while I'm playing sine waves through the car speakers. Also, slow picture processing shouldn't be a big issue because I only take 1 picture or so per minute. Is it possible to have the phone just take the 5 megapixel photo and ignore/delete the larger 30 + megapixel photo?

    Also, Can I use a 928/920/930 on AT&T if it is unlocked?
    High amplitude microphones (of which most mid-to-high-end Lumias from the 925 onwards have) are more sensitive than regular microphones because they have a higher current available, so in your case it would make hearing quieter squeaks easier. Go with the Icon/930/1520 if you can, they're definitely more future-proof than phones like the 1020 due to the Snapdragon 800 processor in them
  3. dysje's Avatar
    Tons of apps can do all the image editing. Devices with good mics are all those with HAAC mics. Low light is another thing. I'd recommend a Lumia 830, 930, 1020 is a bad idea as the picture taking is extremely slow and overkill, you're better off with a 925 (928). These all have the HAAC mics and the low light capability.
    01-18-2015 12:29 PM
  4. 7055's Avatar
    Well it is not the High Amplitude sounds I want to be able to record, but quieter buzzing sounds as interior panels vibrate while I'm playing sine waves through the car speakers. Also, slow picture processing shouldn't be a big issue because I only take 1 picture or so per minute. Is it possible to have the phone just take the 5 megapixel photo and ignore/delete the larger 30 + megapixel photo?

    Also, Can I use a 928/920/930 on AT&T if it is unlocked?
    01-18-2015 01:03 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    Well it is not the High Amplitude sounds I want to be able to record, but quieter buzzing sounds as interior panels vibrate while I'm playing sine waves through the car speakers. Also, slow picture processing shouldn't be a big issue because I only take 1 picture or so per minute. Is it possible to have the phone just take the 5 megapixel photo and ignore/delete the larger 30 + megapixel photo?

    Also, Can I use a 928/920/930 on AT&T if it is unlocked?
    High amplitude microphones (of which most mid-to-high-end Lumias from the 925 onwards have) are more sensitive than regular microphones because they have a higher current available, so in your case it would make hearing quieter squeaks easier. Go with the Icon/930/1520 if you can, they're definitely more future-proof than phones like the 1020 due to the Snapdragon 800 processor in them
    01-18-2015 01:16 PM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Yes, go for any Lumia with HAAC mics. Reason being, it has audio bass filtering. So you're able to filter out lower, stronger sounds while making normal and higher pitch sounds more clear.
    01-18-2015 01:44 PM
  7. 7055's Avatar
    Also, is it possible to upload the pictures and video immediately to a google drive? Is there a good app for this?
    01-18-2015 02:11 PM
  8. jojoe42's Avatar
    Also, is it possible to upload the pictures and video immediately to a google drive? Is there a good app for this?
    WP8.1 has OneDrive integration for auto-uploading photos and videos, there's also Rudy Huyn's awesome CloudSix app for Dropbox, but I'm not aware of any good solutions for Google Drive...sorry. I wouldn't imagine there would be a good first-party solution given how well Google and Microsoft get along....
    01-18-2015 03:53 PM

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