Nokia Lumia 928 official as Verizon exclusive: all 920 features plus a Xenon flash
0. phoneArena 10 May 2013, 09:18 posted on
If you have been waiting for PureView Phase 2 in a lighter package, Nokia just announced Lumia 928 for you, as long as you are a Verizon subscriber. The optically stabilized imaging capabilities of the fairly chubby Lumia 920 have now been shoehorned into a sexier device, which mimics all the other innovative features of the 920 - the PureMotion HD + display, as well as the three high-performance mics that capture up to 140dB sound without distortion...
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1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I'm gonna wait for the EOS and Catwalk!
Bring it on, Nokia!
4. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
14th may.......wait wait wait they will surprise us.....!!!
u know what this NL928 looks damn cool, it has OLED display, Xenon Flash and u can see that pic NL928 top part have Sim door, usb, microphone, and there is one more door for what may be Micro SD.....think about it
7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yes, the 928 is awesome. But this phone is for Verizon Wireless, that means it is only for the US.
I'm gonna wait for the EOS and Catwalk!
Go Nokia! :)
8. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
same i'm in at&t right now so i'm waiting for 14th may.
27. abdane (Posts: 491; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
14th of may ? ain't no body got time fo dat ! 15th of may is google's I/O, the second most exciting event in the year ! UNPACKED is 1st... no need to hate... just my opinion
33. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
troll find it, pure android fan. i don't have any time for O/I and haven't seen openpacked too. who have time for that.
Just my opinion
21. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
the hardware is nice, software is a completely different story
have you ever tried wp before ? it's boring trust me, it feels cool initially but as time goes on you get bored
22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I won't get bored, I've tried WP many times, and it is simple and modern.
25. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
you can't even change the background other than black or white all you have is icon
while im a bb hater, i still prefer bb ui than wp, not saying that i hate wp
that said i don't hate wp, nor do i like it
30. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I won't disagree with you because it is your opinion.
In my opinion, both of them (WP and BB)'s UI are not bad at all. And like I said just now, the WP is simple and modern, and I like it.
39. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
there is a thing called tiles customization apps out there which gives u +1000 ways to customize ur tiles look and many cools stuff like croping any pic in tiles instead of flat color. most people dont find it cuz it works better with combination of multiple apps although u can do with one
2. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)
Nokia isn't doing themselves or Windows platform any favors with exclusivity. Get this to as many carriers as possible.
40. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i hope they stop this thing and release the phones globably on same day
3. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Just because there's an 8 at the end instead of a 0 doesn't mean that Verizon isn't mega failing when it comes to device exclusives. Are they taking the Apple approach to wait and see if devices are selling on other carriers first before putting them on their own? Verizon could do better if they put a small amount of research into upcoming phones to see how much hype and sales they could get. It's unacceptable to launch the biggest device of the year (GS4) a whole month or so later than all of the other carriers. They also need to calm down on their "test teams". They take too long to approve devices and approve updates. They should let the manufacturers and/or Google take care of the updates, at the request that their bloatware remains on the device. That seems like a fair medium to me. This is exactly why Google is prepping devices to sell via the Play Store that work on all carriers, but bypassing their testing and slow updates. Praise the day when I can buy the next Nexus or Moto X phone or whatever it is and it runs on Verizon's voice and LTE bands that sells for ~$400-450 Google retail and I can just walk into Verizon and activate it with their LTE micro-sim. Then they might start to think.
13. MikeG77 (Posts: 384; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
I agree with everything you said but remember Verizon was offered the iPhone first and they passed because Apple and Verizon could not come to an agreement on conrtol of the device. Now in regards to test teams i do see the logic in waiting to launch a device as the 1st run usually has some sort of problem BUT i hate the testing period, update cycles and crapware. Your idea of letting Google take care of updates is nice in theory but it will never work as Verizon will not release the code needed to do so AND Google does not have a customer facing store for people to go to in the event they have an issue.
If you want to buy an unlocked phone you better change to At@t or T-Mobile because we see how Verizon did with the Nexus and to call it a failure is an understaement.
19. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I currently have plans with Verizon and T-Mobile. Depending on which carriers are starting to offer newer plans (thanks to T-Mobile's UNcarrier campaign) and the phones available to them.
AT&T has a new prepaid service coming soon but I won't wait to get a phone because the service takes too long to launch, I'll just stick with T-Mo until then. If Verizon continues down the path that it's already drawn then I won't be a customer much longer. The ONLY thing Verizon offers to the consumer is their towers are seriously everywhere. Hopefully T-Mobile can step up it's tower game soon because they have the best overall plans and prices and devices.
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3207; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
This should have been the flagship last year!
But hey, no 928 if it weren't for the 920!
Why not make it available internationally?
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Now this device beautiful than the 920 on at&t.
9. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
Damn this phone's hardware is amazing! The only two problems I have are the speakers are on the back, and not stereo, and it runs WP8. I am using WP8 right now, I like it, but there are a couple of things I really am annoyed by WP8. Like I can't get pushed notifications (even whatsapp doesn't work most of the time) and the music player leaves a lot to be desired (very confusing to make playlist, no 10 band EQ, no support for FLAC files)
So I think this phone is amazing, except for those two things.
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's reason why I don't buy a Nokia phone cause it have WP8
10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 931; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
the 928 is basically the 920 but with added xenon flash, this is just a slight upgrade from 920.
11. valapsp (Posts: 516; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
what you said is basically the subject of the article.
17. Jason2k13 (Posts: 931; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
the people down voting me, don't agree though.
12. Ruisleipä (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Because it's lumia 920 variant for Verizon..
16. Penny (Posts: 1481; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Really disappointed that Verizon and Nokia just rehashed the Lumia 920. We're getting a 6 month old device, and are basically the second class citizens in this equation. At least they made minor improvements and changed up the design, and it is still the best WP8 option available, so I'll be getting one anyway.
18. cdgoin (Posts: 409; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Yea.. but for $99 not too shabby. Not only that.. 6month hardware on a WP runs faster than the newest hardware on some Androids. Also its gotten to a point of diminishing returns.. why does it matter if its faster if currently you don't have a lag or other problems with what you have now.
23. Penny (Posts: 1481; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
It doesn't matter for right now at all, or probably even the next year. The point at which it will matter is when you're in the latter half of your 2 year contract and desperate to upgrade because of how far behind your device is. It is psychological more than anything else, because this hardware will remain capable over that 2 year period. Also, outside of performance specs, the Nokia offers a lot of hardware goodies that are still ahead of the curve now and for a little while (Camera, OIS, wireless charging, HAAC mics, ClearBlack display, 60Hz refresh rate display, super sensitive touch display, Nokia's design =)).
20. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
...makes me wonder what's in store for 14th.
24. ItsMyChoice (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
OMG!!!! Fandroids are coming to bash and defend their droid. We have this feature, u don't have this blah blah. We have Nokia and we don't worry for anything because we always get outstanding support from Nokia. Go Nokia go. Keep rocking. Best Of Luck
26. hkindle (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 May 2013)
6 months later and this is the best Nokia/Verizon/Microsoft can do?
FIre of up the marketing overload. There is not enough lipstick on earth for this pig.
Nexis 5/Ubuntu Touch here I come!
28. roldefol (Posts: 3364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'm open-minded enough to want to try the 928, the GS4, and sure why not the iPhone 5S against whatever Motorola and HTC offer up during Q3 on Verizon. I'm an Android user, but I'll go with the most well-rounded performer, not the one with the fastest processor and biggest screen.
29. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Nokia please start concentrating on apps and other functionalities of the phone.you proved your camera is the best,but good cameras do not sell smartphones in big numbers
31. aco96 (Posts: 231; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Xenon flash is a must-have feature if you want a good camera phone :)
34. GoBears (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I'm a huge android fan and I'm still getting one of these as a backup phone to my N2. Whenever I need a rugged great camera phone this will be perfect. Like when snowboarding or mountain biking for example. Looking forward to this.
38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
what xx db he said the loudspeaker is 102 i didnot get it clear
41. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)
For a struggling company and OS, exclusivity = stupidity. Nice phone, poor marketing.
42. roldefol (Posts: 3364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yeah but if this is the only way Verizon would accept the phone (exclusive design and improved features), and that doubles Nokia's potential US subscriber base, it's worth it. Nokia and WP don't have the pull that Samsung and Apple have at the moment. They have to cater to the carriers, not vice versa.