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Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Nokia Lumia 928

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Call Quality:

Nokia Lumia 928 Review
Through the earpiece, voices are more than audible thanks primarily to its strong output – albeit, there’s just a small hint of muffle with the quality. Despite that, conversations as a whole is more than bearable on both end of the line, since our callers didn’t have any difficulty comprehending us. Better yet, the noise cancellation feature works exquisitely well, as our callers couldn’t even distinguish the difference with our voice under windy conditions. Switching to the speakerphone, it delivers nearly the same results with its near deafening output.


Stuffed with a 2000 mAh battery, the Nokia Lumia 928 produces nearly the same amount of battery life we got out of the Lumia 920. Fully charging its battery and using it strictly as a mobile hotspot with LTE connectivity, it produced a little under 9 hours before it was dead. On another occasion, using the handset with our normal usage, which consists of mostly web surfing, text messaging, and sending emails, it produced 15 hours of juice. For an LTE enabled device, it isn’t bad at all, but it’s nowhere close to the class leader in the Motorola DROID HD MAXX.


Somehow in the back of our minds, we can’t help but think about why it took so long for the Lumia 928 to arrive – even more when it’s essentially a remodeled Lumia 920, which AT&T customers have been presented with since the fall of 2012. Granted, it’s nice that it’s finally here and complements Big Red’s existing Windows Phone lineup, especially when it’s flaunting a tantalizing price point of $99.99 with a 2-year contract, but it just seems, you know, late to the game. Despite that, it’s undoubtedly the best Windows Phone that’s on the lineup – for now, that is. Who knows when we’ll see another Windows Phone, but let’s not think ahead of ourselves right now, seeing that the Lumia 928 is a wonderful offering that delivers the goods in making it a very well-rounded choice for those conscious on a budget.

Software: Windows Phone 8
OS Version: 8.0.10211.204

Nokia Lumia 928 Video Review:


  • $100 on-contract price
  • Slightly thinner & lighter design
  • Balanced camera quality
  • Nokia specific enhancements


  • No boost in the specs department compared to the old Lumia 920
  • Long focus adjustment with video recording
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Nokia Lumia 928

Nokia Lumia 928

OS: Windows Phone 8
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Display4.5 inches, 768 x 1280 pixels (332 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8.7 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
Size5.24 x 2.71 x 0.40 inches
(133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm)
5.7 oz  (162 g)
Battery2000 mAh, 11.8 hours talk time

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