Nokia Lumia 928, In the Gloaming

Kicking off our series set in the twilight; a review of the latest Windows Phone and your chance to win one

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The Nokia Lumia 928 promises to be the best low-light camera phone on the market today, so we’re using it to produce a new series of stories photographed at twilight, called In the Gloaming. Sporting Carl Zeiss® optics and a Xenon flash, the 8.7MP sensor is fed the best quality imagery to ensure your photos are clear and well lit. Though the Xenon flash is incredibly bright, we spent our first round of testing discovering what this new Windows Phone can do using just natural light.


A dedicated camera button makes waking up the phone and taking a picture fast and easy. You can also pin the camera tile to the top of your Start screen—we even enlarged ours to give it top priority. Out of the box the camera app is simple, offering basic functions to control the flash, swap to the front-facing camera and switch to video-recording mode. Menus provide more control, but also offer a link directly to the “lenses” section of the Windows Phone app store, where you can buy a range of add-ons including professional camera controls and color filters.


When testing the Lumia 928 recently around New York City’s Pier 63 Hudson River Park we discovered the camera does a great job finding the right exposure in tricky lighting situations. All of the photos here were taken during twilight, around 8:00 pm. Each shot you take is automatically saved to SkyDrive, making it simple to access them from any Windows or Mac device.


You can enter to win $5,000 or one of 10 Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phones simply by telling Microsoft how you’d reinvent yourself this summer. Post your answer to the comment box before 11:59pm EST on 23 August 2013 and an administrator will randomly select the potential sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received on or around 3 September 3 2013.


Thank you to Windows Phone for sponsoring In the Gloaming on Cool Hunting. All images for this series, unless otherwise noted, have been shot using the PureView camera on Nokia’s Lumia 928 and are presented without any retouching.