Nokia Lumia 928 official as Verizon exclusive: all 920 features plus a Xenon flash

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 more streamlined 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. Not only that, but it adds a Xenon flash to the LED mix, making it a truly formidable cameraphone.

There is a 4.5" HD OLED display with Nokia's ClearBlack filter on top that helps with outdoor visibility, and the super-sensitive panel can be operated with your gloves on, if needed. The Lumia 928 features the same built-in wireless charging that lets you juice it up on a Fatboy pillow, or while lounging it on a JBL speaker, paired with the NFC radio there.

The handset is arriving at the carrier's stores and online May 16 for $99.99, and it will have $25 of Windows Store credit in tow tossed in for added enticement. All in all, it seems to be what an ideal 920 would have been, and is sure to attract the attention of the eager Verizon subscribers, who haven't been exactly spoiled with WP8 handsets so far. Have a look at the official hands-on video below, and tell us what you think.

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Lumia 928
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm gonna wait for the EOS and Catwalk! Bring it on, Nokia!

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

same i'm in at&t right now so i'm waiting for 14th may.

27. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I won't get bored, I've tried WP many times, and it is simple and modern.

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: Feb 22, 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: May 08, 2010

Nokia isn't doing themselves or Windows platform any favors with exclusivity. Get this to as many carriers as possible.

36. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah the exclusivity is what sucks :(

40. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i hope they stop this thing and release the phones globably on same day

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 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: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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 unregistered

Now this device beautiful than the 920 on at&t.

9. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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 unregistered

That's reason why I don't buy a Nokia phone cause it have WP8

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013,Nokia-Lumia-920/phones/7765,7471 the 928 is basically the 920 but with added xenon flash, this is just a slight upgrade from 920.

11. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

what you said is basically the subject of the article.

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the people down voting me, don't agree though.

12. Ruisleipä

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Because it's lumia 920 variant for Verizon..

14. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

This thing is gorgeous :)

16. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 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: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 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: Oct 12, 2011

...makes me wonder what's in store for 14th.

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