Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lumia 928-First Review And Specifications

Finally, A true Nokia Flagship is set to hit Verizon soon. Lumia 928 which was announced in an event yesterday is quite an upgrade over Lumia 920. Improved design and major upgrade to flash for better images are the highlights. So is it worth the upgrade? Is it the device that would make Verizon consumers consider Windows Phone 8? Is it better than the Lumia 925 which also saw the light of the day yesterday? Read on to find out.

Looks and Appearance: Lumia 928 is a brilliantly designed device. It retains the legacy of the Lumia series by adorning a bit similar curved edges. The device feels amazing to hold but to a bit of surprise, it is built of poly-carbonate whereas the device launched along with it-Lumia 925 sports an 
aluminium body due to which Lumia 928 lacks the feel of a premium flagship. Yet, its much better than its predecessor-a bit bulky Lumia 920.

The device weighs 163 grams (Lumia 920 weighs 185 grams) and is 9.48mm thick. This doesn't make it the thinnest or the lightest around but its still well above average. The metallic strip at the back that houses the camera adds to the appeal of the device. .
At the base and just above the speaker grille, Verizon's left the branding to a minimum, etching in only its 4G LTE logoBrilliantly blended volume and power keys and well placed speaker grill all make it look elegant.

Camera and hardware: The best thing about the Lumia 928 is undoubtedly its 8.7MP Camera. It comes with Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization and also the PureView branding. But a huge improvement over Lumia 920 is the addition of Xenon Flash which will surely improve low-light imaging even further. A 1.2 MP front camera is there for video calls and a bit of playing 
around.A 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ OLED display with corning GORILLA glass 2 protection is another improvement, a pretty major one over IPS LCD of Lumia 920.

Other hardware specifications are exactly similar to Lumia 920. A dual core Snapdragon S4 1.2 GHZ processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and a 2000 mAh battery-nothing has changes at all. It is a pretty good device though, it isn't a worthy upgrade to Lumia 920. Also, unless you are really into Verizon's network  Lumia 925 isn't a bad device either. The choice is yours. Well, Verizon has some deal for you though-You can get a Lumia 928 for $99 on contract (with mail-in rebate).

What are your views about Lumia 928? Will you pick Lumia 928 over Lumia 925? Is it a device that would make Verizon users switch to Windows Phone platform? Comment below and let us know.     

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