Nokia 920 – More bad news

OK, firstly I want to say that I and the team at Coolsmartphone have a fairly well rounded respect for mobile platforms other than the one we currently use (and we do all use different phones!)

I have a lot of time for Windows Phone, and have eagerly awaited news of the next gen hardware.

Even with the faked video and the alleged faked photo samples, I expect the Nokia Lumia 920 to be a great camera phone.

I was very disappointed to learn, then, that the 920 records audio in MONO when recording video. I’m not an expert in videography, but this seems like a backward step, particularly when the Nokia 808 records in stereo. So does the iPhone 4S, the HTC One X and the Galaxy S3. Even the iPhone 4 does.

This has been confirmed by Damian Danning (Nokia’s ‘camera guru’) on Twitter (@phonedaz) – tweet pictured below.

Nokia 920   More bad news

I’ve reached out to Damian to ask why Nokia came to this decision, and will update this post if we receive a reply.

What do you think? Is Mono recording a deal breaker, or even important to you? Let us know in the forums or comments below.

Link – Twitter (@phonedaz)

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  • Anonymous

    I was also shocked to hear the video is also not in stereo. What were they thinking?

  • Raygun

    Mono recording on a mobile device makes a lot more sense than stereo. I cant stand when I watch a video recorded on a phone and the audio only comes out of one speaker. Audio is much more difficult to capture properly. The decision to use stereo recording on a phone is bad imo.

    Nokia made the right decision.

  • I don’t understand the tag for the story ‘More bad news’…… Like Raygun this make a lot of sense and in all reality, who in earth would actually notice????

  • Djagentm

    Well it will still probably be better than the audio on HTC one X. And the sensation video audio was rubbish only a tad better on mono. If you get good results from mono then no need to complain.

  • Tomboxe

    Seriously? Mono video on a phone is a big deal? Seriously? How many mobile phone videos get streamed in HD to millions of homes? None. This post is just stupid.