Nokia Lumia 928 reviewed

Mobileburn have posted their review of the Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon.

They note the design is not as iconic as the Nokia Lumia 928 and not as confortable to hold. They found the AMOLED screen had above average outdoor visibility. The camera was as good as one would expect but the Xenon flash added an unnatural glow to skin.  The phone also managed to last the whole day comfortably on one charge.

They concluded:

By now, you have undoubtedly noticed that I’ve spent much of this review comparing the Lumia 928 to the Lumia 920. I’m the first to admit that using the 920 for so many months creates a bias that’s hard to overcome when using the 928, but that’s exactly what makes this phone so intriguing and infuriating. The two Lumias for AT&T and Verizon are so identical internally that the key reasons to love one are apparent in the other. It’s fitting that the things Nokia introduced last year – advanced imaging, smooth software, and bright displays – still hold up so many months later, but it’s just a reminder that it should have thrown Verizon users a lifeline months ago. Verizon’s best Windows Phone is late to the party, and an even better version is heading to T-Mobile soon.

The Nokia Lumia 928 has an inescapable link to the Lumia 920, and that’s mostly a good thing. It has a fantastic camera and engaging software that will be well received. Sadly, Nokia made some unfortunate departures from the playbook that makes the great phone it should have introduced in 2012 feel like a downgrade to just a good phone being released in 2013. The passage of time has been kind to the Lumia 928’s app choices, but it did not bode well for hardware decisions. The Lumia 928 is a good phone for Windows Phone fans committed to Verizon Wireless, but it’s not the dream Nokia that they want or deserve.

Read their full 3 page review here.

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