Nokia's Lumia band of Windows Buzz handsets is best accepted for its ablaze colors and adventurous styling, but as the alternative has developed and broadcast beyond assorted carriers, not every such accessory has been so recognizable.
Case in point: The Nokia Lumia 928, absolute to Verizon's 4G LTE arrangement at a listed amount of $99 on a two-year contract, is a bulky, banal slab accessible in just atramentous or white, and it will not bolt the eye of a beholder with its all-encompassing styling.
But this Windows Buzz 8 handset has added standout actualization вЂ“ namely a abundant camera with a lens congenital for low-light conditions, not to acknowledgment a actual aciculate screen. And the WP8 interface is abundant on any device; actuality it's absolutely no slouch.
But the WP8 belvedere is already several months old, with added accouterments change now absolutely not too far off on the horizon, and there are abounding added characteristic buzz options already out there вЂ“ even aural the Lumia line. As such, is this absolutely a handset account adhering yourself to for the next two-or-so years?
As acclaimed above, the Lumia 928 isn't abundant of a beholder if it comes to body design. It's not too far off from the Lumia 810 on T-Mobile in appearance, admitting the 928 lacks a disposable abetment bowl and offers no admission to the battery, nor any way to add alien storage. However, it does affection congenital alternative wireless charging, if you acquirement a charging pad to abode it upon.
On the front, the 4.5-inch affectation sits centermost below Nokia and Verizon logos, additional the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. On the basal of the buzz are the three accepted Windows Buzz blow buttons вЂ“ Back, Start, and Search.
Flip the buzz over and you'll acquisition an 8.7-megapixel primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, additional a Xenon beam alongside and the apostle abrade abreast the bottom.
The appropriate ancillary of the buzz houses the aggregate rocker, ability button, and committed camera bang button, which can aswell be captivated to cull up the camera/video app at any time. Up top are a headphone jack, SIM agenda slot, and mini-USB charging input, while the added two abandon of the buzz are bland and unadorned.
It has a boxlike appearance to it, and admitting a slight adequateness to the corners, they'll dig into your award during use. The Lumia 928 is a ample handset, at 5.24 inches alpine and 2.71 inches wide, but it's the backpack that you'll absolutely feel, as the buzz comes in at 5.75 ounces. The glace artificial console on the aback doesn't advice affairs if it comes to captivation the buzz in your hand.
Luckily, the affectation looks excellent, with the 1280 x 768 AMOLED awning assuming brittle and bright after-effects (and nice contrast) at a pixel body of 334 ppi, and it's aswell actual responsive, even including ambience that makes it accessible while cutting gloves.
The Lumia 928 feels sturdy, in ample allotment because there's no aback console to remove, but it's just not that adequate to authority over the continued haul. Add to that the abridgement of beheld flair, and the accessory lacks concrete appeal. Luckily, there's added to the 928 than what anon catches the eye.
Inside, the Lumia 928 is about identical to endure year's Lumia 920 (on AT&T), with a dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM. Everything ran agilely in our testing, whether it was zipping through the OS or arena amateur вЂ“ including the visually absorbing Halo: Spartan Assault. The 32GB of centralized accumulator is all you'll accept abreast from the cloud, as there's no advantage for alien accumulator on the Lumia 928.