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Nokia Lumia 928 (Verizon) vs Lumia 920 (AT&T), how they vary

Under: Mobile Phones, Nokia, Phone Debates
Date: May 11th, 2013

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We’ve been writing about the Nokia Lumia 928 for some time and yesterday it was finally officially announced. The phone will release on Verizon next week and has been described as based on the Lumia 920. The Lumia 920 is available on AT&T so we thought it would be interesting to look at the Lumia 928 (Verizon) vs Lumia 920 (AT&T) to see just how they vary.

Yesterday we gave readers a release date for the Nokia Lumia 928 of May 16 along with the specs of the phone. Many people who would have liked the Lumia 920 but wanted to stay on Verizon will be looking with interest at the Lumia 928. The Lumia 920 on the other hand launched internationally last November and is carried by AT&T in the US.

If you’ve been waiting for the Lumia 928 you may be wondering what the differences are between it and the Lumia 920. Firstly the design varies slightly. The corners of the Lumia 928 look to be less pointed than the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 928 is also slightly longer but less wide than the Lumia 920 although it retains the convex design on the back.

Dimensions of the 928 are 133mm x 68.9mm x 10.1mm while dimensions of the 920 are 130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm. If the weight of the phone is a concern for you then the Lumia 928 is significantly lighter than the Lumia 920 weighing in at 162g rather than a rather hefty 185g.

Both phones have the same sized 4.5-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 768 although the Lumia 920 has an IPS LCD display while the Lumia 928 has an AMOLED display. Both also have an 8.7-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens and PureView technology. However the Lumia 928 steps up to the plate with Xenon flash, improving on the LED flash of the Lumia 920.

They both also have a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Adreno 225 graphics, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable), along with the same 2000 mAh battery. The Lumia 928 is very competitively priced on Verizon and after a $50 mail-in rebate you’ll pay $99 on the usual two-year contract. Although the Lumia 920 comes in various color options the Lumia 928 is only in black or white.

You can see then that both phones are in fact very similar in hardware with the Lumia 928 appearing to be a slight update to the Lumia 920. It does have that Xenon flash though and is noticeably lighter and of course if you’re a loyal Verizon customer then you may be pleased you waited for the Lumia 928.

We’re interested to hear from readers on this. Are you a Verizon customer who has been waiting for the Nokia Lumia 928 to be announced? Maybe you were hoping there would be other changes compared to the Lumia 920 or are you getting ready to purchase the 928 on Big Red? Let us know with your comments.

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  • Rob

    The statement that this is Verizon’s first Windows Phone 8 is incorrect. Verizon started selling Lumia 822 since last year.

  • Richard

    The 928 used the OLED display the 920 used LCD screen. It mistakenly states they use the same display type. Though resolution is correct and the same.

  • reader

    I guess the HTC 8X doesn’t count as a Windows Phone 8 device either.

  • lol

    Oled will be over saturated, speaker in back is a fake, being that when your music is playing you’ll likely have the phone on its back. The lack of colors is the biggest fail. Can’t wait to see what the real next Gen Lumia will be for global market and att

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