Microsoft has launched the new Windows Phone 8 called the Nokia Lumia Icon. Priced at $199, the phone will start selling in the U.S. from February 20. Available in black and white color variants, the Nokia Lumia Icon could just be a cool gift for this year's Valentine's day, especially if the person you are gifting it to has an interest in capturing videos with their smartphone. And we say that because Microsoft believes that the Lumia Icon packs specifications that speak of the best recording technology packed into any smartphone. On the features list, we find that the smartphone has a 5-inch HD display with 1080 pixel resolution and a 180 degree viewing angle coupled with anti-glare tech.
If you have had trouble with sound quality in smartphone recorded videos before, you will happy to hear that Nokia Lumia Icon features four microphones - two on the front and two on the back. The front ones are used while making phone calls, whereas the rear ones are used when capturing videos. The idea behind this is that the two on the back shall be able to capture sound better in video recording. Speaking of the camera, the rear one is a 20-megapixel one with the Nokia PureView technology and equipped with ZEISS lens and optical image stabilization. This makes it better than Samsung Galaxy S4's 13 megapixel one and Apple iPhone 5S's 8 megapixel one. The front camera is a 1.2 megapixel with video recording at 720 pixel @ 30fps and features Wide-angle lens.
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