Nokia Lumia 928 – First Look!

Well here it is, the Nokia Lumia 928 set for Verizon Wireless, and Vodafone UK if the networks word is to be believed. The device looks rather similar to the Nokia Lumia 920, and let’s be perfectly honest their aren’t much in the wave of differences between the device, but we’ll go through them below.

Yes, it looks just like the leaked image

Camera

As a company making phones differentiate through the Camera sensor I have to say I’m rather disappointed with the rather small changes to the Lumia 920, the Camera is still a 8.7 MegaPixel PureView Camera, but the main improvements come in the Optical Image Stabilization which now feature in the 1080p video capture, similar to how the HTC One implemented it, let’s hope it actually works unlike the HTCs implementation, although based on the imagery we’re saying it does. The phone also features 3 microphones all around the device to deliver completely distortion free audio through video capture up to 140 decibels.

Speaker

Nokia obviously heard about the HTC One (no pun intended) because now they are boasting about the powerful loud speaker on the Lumia 928 … the only problem with it is it’s on the back! Didn’t they learn anything from them. Either way I’m sure a louder clearer speaker can only be a good thing on a phone. Having said that, the Lumia 920 speaker wasn’t in any way bad.

What’s the same

The display amazingly is still QXGA 1280 x 768, the Camera by megapixel is the same, the device is much thinner than the 920 but physically the same size. Wireless Charging, Nokia’s Software Services, NFC, everything they promoted the 920 for is .. kinda the same in this phone. It’s rather disappointing, I guess we were expecting more.

Summary

Essentially its a Lumia 920 mark 2 for Verizon. The device will hit Verizon for a rather reasonable (but at the same time understandable) $99 on a 2 year Contract after a $50 mail-in rebate from Verizon, and for a limited time will include a $25 Windows Phone Store credit, which I know would pay for every app I’ve ever bought on Windows Phone.

UPDATE: Nokia have posted a promo video featuring and confirming the specs on the device

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