This post is the fourth installment in our Lumia 920 EXTREME OIS test series. We recommend you read part 1 (the Concept), part 2 (Protecting the Lumia) and part 3 (Lumia 920 meets G-Luxe) (opens in new tab) before reading this post.
Now we’ve found even more protection for our Lumia 920, it’s time to get to the desert. First we have an hour long drive to the heart of the desert and we’ve made it to the location of our test. Stopped on top of a sand dune, we’re out the 4×4 and we’re busy trying to attach the Lumia 920 to the 4×4.
First we made some modifications to our Amazon case, but the thin material meant that we ended up cutting more than expected. Then we put the Lumia 920 (which already had the G-Luxe film on it) inside the case and proceeded to use plastic cable ties to secure it to the 4×4.
Attaching it, the camera was facing inwards and this actually led us to a problem as the armband case we used allowed you to use the touchscreen. This meant that just a little movement would register as a screen touch and then the video would stop recording. In the end we attached it to the middle rung on the front grill and switched off the advanced multi-touch option. This then allowed us to secure the phone in time to set off on our experiment.
We actually captured two videos – the first we took from when the phone was positioned on the middle rung. After around ten minutes, we stopped and checked the video and found it pointed upwards to the sky leading to very little use. Moving the Lumia 920 to the bottom rung, we set off again and ten minutes later, we ended up with our video.
We’ll be back tomorrow morning with the final installment in the Extreme OIS series – just how good is the Lumia 920 Optical Image Stabilisation? Join us tomorrow and we’ll tell you!
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