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Nokia Lumia 928

May 2, 2014

Nokia Lumia 928A year ago, in May, a new star was being born and released into the smartphone world, I’m talking about the Nokia Lumia 928, a great performer created by the Finns exclusively for Verizon that brings some sparkly features, such as a hot looking body, LTE connectivity, a great camera that uses the famous exceptional PureView technology, a wonderful AMOLED display and some other high-end talents which you’ll find out about if following the next review.
The smartphone’s retail box holds only a charger head, a microUSB cable for charging the handset and making data transfers and the user manuals. Nope, no headphones.
The Lumia 928 measures 133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm and has a weight of 162 grams. It resembles with its older flagship brother, the Lumia 920, but is slightly slimmer and lighter, being more comfortable to hold, manage and slip into pockets.
In terms of appearance, the handset looks very nice, if you ask me, thanks to those sexy straight lines and sharp-cornered body which is, in the smartphone world, the equivalent of a woman’s perfectly curved body from our world. At least, that’s my opinion, I know that a lot of people prefer the rounded edges from the Galaxy S3, for example, but sharp edges are way more elegant in my book. The Lumia 928 is also solidly built, having a strong polycarbonate armor which will keep it safe from scratches and fingerprints.
The Lumia 928 features a 4.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, a pixel density of 332 ppi and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 for protection. This PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display is highly responsive and offers a brilliant image quality, with excellent contrast, vibrant colors, very wide viewing angles and it’s also perfectly usable under direct sunlight.
As you might think, the Nokia Lumia 928 comes loaded with the Windows Phone 8 platform which is very friendly, stable and capable, making it easy for you to use it even if you’re new in the smartphone world. The phone is upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1, which is going to be officially released in a month or so and will bring a lot of nice features and tweaks, helping the platform to truly compete with its big enemies, Android and iOS.
The user experience is pleasant and smooth, as you won’t encounter any freezes or lag issues. For this, we have to offer some thanks to its hardware: a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The internal storage can’t be expanded with a microSD card, yet 32 GB are more sufficient for the average smartphone user, don’t yu think?
The Lumia 928 is really skilled when it comes to capturing photos. It features an 8.7 megapixels PureView camera with autofocus that takes pictures at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It features a Xenon flash for helping in low light conditions and you also have optical image stabilization, touch focus, geo-tagging, several settings for adjusting the white balance, scenes, effects, ISO, contrast and so on. The image quality is excellent, with beautiful colors, good contrast and a big amount of resolved detail. There’s also a front-facing 1.3 MP camera for making video calls (or selfies).
The Lumia 928 proves to be excellent for video recording too, shooting some really nice 1080p videos at 30 fps.
In its connectivity package, the Lumia 928 holds support for quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, penta-band 3G, dual-band CDMA, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA and the Hotspot functionality, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR, microUSB 2.0 and NFC. The Amber update brings Bluetooth 4.0 with LE.
For surfing the web, the classic Internet Explorer is here, yet don’t be scared or something by its reputation of being slow and all of that, as this fellow has been seriously improved and will do a wonderful job when using it for browsing. The pages are loaded fast and you’re also offered some options for improving the user experience.
Some other nice stuff included in the Lumia 928’s package are a document viewer and editor, a very capable video player with DivX and XviD support + the ability of managing subtitles, a cool audio player which features, among others, the Dolby Headphone sound enhancement, 7 GB of free storage on OneDrive, a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Nokia Maps and Drive for navigation (which are doing a great job) and so on.
The phone holds a non-removable 2,000 mAh battery that will keep it alive for a day of intensive usage or two of moderate.
In conclusion, the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is a really nice treat from the Finns and will leave you deeply impressed by its looks and set of talents.
Nokia Lumia 928 front and back

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