Video: Nokia N8 versus HTC G2 (T-Mobile G2) – Killer audio from the N8
An overlooked feature in Nokia Nseries phones is their distinct ability to capture crystal clear audio during video recording. It’s often ignored but it plays a big part in the video playback experience. How often have you had to listen to tinny, screechy, shitty audio playback because the phone (and often digital camera) could not handle it?
N8 is a class above the rest, rejoining the N93 and N93i in the ability to record in STEREO audio which gives a beautiful depth to your videos.
Note, based on the shadows it seems both cameras are pointed towards the light (hence the brightness in the video, particularly on the N8)Just look how much better the N8 is able to handle that bright light, as to still capture the background but not to darken the main subject. The HTC G2 is extremely dark, the faces hidden in the shadow.
Also note that they mention a sample by iPhone but I can’t find it.
I think if you put the Nokia N8 into 480p and G2 on 720p you’ll get similar quality. Based on these two samples anyway.