With Lumia 928, Verizon Finally Gets Its Flagship Windows Phone
14 April 2014
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 928 is essentially the Verizon iteration of the landmark Lumia 920 . That's the short version of this review. If you liked the Lumia 920 but wanted it on Verizon, this is the phone for you.
Conclusion: We don’t speak about it much–probably because it’s among the easier and older features to nail. But call quality on the Nokia Lumia 928 is decent familiar and otherwise run of the mill. Dropped calls and odd distortion when reception is at full bars have occurred. Was it more than most? Maybe!
Pros: Elegant and slick both aesthetically and performance. Easy to use and highly intuitive. Beautiful display for only 720p. Movies and video look great. Solid battery life. Nokia doles out cool custom apps. Camera with Focus Blur and other features are very nice. Strong Microsoft Office integration.
Cons: Only available in 32gb options. No microSD slot. Only available from Verizon. Many fewer apps than the competition.
Excerpt: After a handful of dismal quarters during which Nokia lost billions, the vendor has recently shown signs of life. But not in the United States. Nokia’s first big attempt at a comeback in the U.S. was the Lumia 900 , and the company returned later in 2012 with the Lumia 920 .
Three Weeks With The Nokia Lumia 928, An In-Depth Look From An Android Perspective
25 June 2013
Summary: I didn't come away nearly as disappointed with Lumia 928 as I thought I would. That's probably pretty high praise for someone who has no desire whatsoever to switch from Android as a phone operating system.
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 928 really is a memorable character. Thanks to its top-end spec sheet (by Windows Phone 8 standards), headed by the hugely capable camera with xenon flash, the handset outshines every competitor, which runs Microsoft's mobile OS.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Dual-band CDMA support, Penta-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.5" PureMotionHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels; Gorilla Glass 2, 8 megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon/LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording, Optical...
Cons: Windows Phone app catalog falls short of Android and iOS, No microSD card, No system-wide file manager, No lockscreen shortcuts, Too large a footprint for a device with a 4.5" display, Non user-replaceable battery
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 928 is a minor improvement over the Lumia 920, which we already thought was a solid Windows Phone 8 device. The improvements Nokia made with the Lumia 928 are slight and certainly make this a better device, but still not enough to earn our “excellent” rating as we still aren’t big...
Conclusion: I like this phone. I really do. I haven't been particularly taken with most of the other devices that cross the Ars review desk, but this one has really grabbed me. It's a combination of the AMOLED display and the slickness of the Windows Phone 8 interface itself.