Low-Light Shootout: Lumia 920 vs Nokia 808 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One X vs Galaxy S III [video]

During Engadget’s visit to the Nokia’s Tampere, Finland research and development complex, they were given access to a comprehensive testing suite, and shoot with a Lumia 920 prototype and a handful of competing products in a controlled lighting environment.

Technicians dimmed the lights and let us snap a static scene with each handset at just 5 lux — a level on par with what you may expect on a dimly lit city street in the middle of the night.

The 920 took the cake, without question, but the iPhone didn’t fare too poorly itself, snatching up nearly as much light as the Nokia device. The 808 PureView also performed quite well, but the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III yielded unusable results.