Nokia's three musketeers: Lumia 925 vs 928 vs 920 specs comparison

Nokia's three musketeers: Lumia 925 vs 928 vs 920 specs comparison
Nokia's newly-announced Lumia 925 seems to have been codenamed Catwalk for the right reason during the development (and the rumor) phase. At 8.5mm it is thinner than even the Lumia 720, despite housing a full PureView Phase 2 camera with multi-axis optical image stabilization inside.

It also the lightest of the three flagship Lumias, at 4.90 oz (139 g), making it about the norm for a handset with a 4.5" display. Thus it addresses the biggest criticisms laid out against the Lumia 920 when it landed in the hands of consumers. Arguably due to its built-in wireless charging coil, the 920 is thick and feels pretty heavy for a modern smartphone, while the 925 offers wireless charging via a separate cover, if you are so inclined.

Thus it manages to keep the chassis very thin, and adds an aluminum side frame, which also serves as an antenna. The use of metal is a first for a Lumia phone, and coupled with the compact dimensions makes the 925 the best Windows Phone flagship from Nokia so far.

If we don't count the lack of a Xenon flash, that is, because the Lumia 928, despite being only slightly thinner than the 920, adds Xenon in addition to the LED video light, making it the first Windows Phone, and the first phone with a modern mobile OS to feature one at all. Verizon's 928 does all this by keeping the weight in check compared to the 920, and introduces a more blocky, rectangular shape to the Lumia 9xx mixer of three. It also sports an AMOLED display, just like the new 925, meaning you can have Nokia's clock and other info floating around on the screen while the phone sleeps, made possible by the OLED technology.

The Lumia 925 dials its internal storage down from the 32 GB of the others, to 16 GB, otherwise the three flagship WP8 musketeers seem to be sharing absolutely the same internals - a dual-core Snapdragon, 1 GB of RAM and 2000 mAh battery packs. Which one would you pick?


DESIGN
DeviceNokia Lumia 925Nokia Lumia 928Nokia Lumia 920
Dimensions5.08 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm)5.24 x 2.71 x 0.40 inches (133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm)5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 inches (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm)
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
5.7 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsBlack, White, GrayBlack, WhiteBlack, Yellow, Red, White, Gray

DISPLAY
Physical size4.5 inches4.5 inches4.5 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
332 ppi332 ppi332 ppi
Technology
AMOLEDAMOLEDIPS LCD
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
BATTERY
Talk time 18.3 hours16.20 hours
the average is 10 h (624 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 10 h (624 min)
Stand-by time18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 18 days (443 h)
25.2 days (606 hours)
the average is 18 days (443 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 18 days (443 h)
Talk time (3G)12.80 hours
the average is 9 h (543 min)
 10.00 hours
the average is 9 h (543 min)
Stand-by time (3G)18 days (432 hours) 16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 23 days (561 h)
Music playback55.00 hours80.00 hours67.00 hours
Video playback 6.6 hours6.30 hours6.00 hours
Capacity2000 mAh2000 mAh2000 mAh
Type Li - PolymerLi - Ion
HARDWARE
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 225Adreno 225
System memory
1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR21024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB32 GB
CAMERA
Camera8.7 megapixels8.7 megapixels8.7 megapixels
FlashYesLED, XenonDual LED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.0F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 26mm26mm
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.264MPEG4, H.264MPEG4, H.264
FeaturesVideo calling, Optical image stabilizationVideo calling, Optical image stabilizationVideo calling, Optical image stabilization
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
TECHNOLOGY
CDMA
 800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz700 MHz Class 13, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth3.03.0, EDR3.0
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYes Yes
Wi-Fi DirectYes Yes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync
AVAILABILITY
Officially announced14 May 201310 May 201305 Sep 2012
Scheduled release
 June 201316 May 2013 (Official) 

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