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Nokia Lumia 928 revealed and promo video released

by Mark Tyson on 13 May 2013, 13:00

Tags: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Windows Phone

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Nokia officially announced the Lumia 928 on Friday and published a hands-on video at that time. Over the weekend we have seen a new promotional video launched to try and sell the new smartphone to US customers on the Verizon network. The video shows a lot of features of the new Lumia 928 but a lot of those features were present in the Lumia 920. Some tech sites are disappointed and see it, rather than a new smartphone model, as just a tweaked 920 for an American partner network.

The (noisy) promo video above boasts of the Lumia 928’s – speakers, panorama functions, image and video capture, photo filters and editing, sharing, City Lens, mapping, NFC and wireless charging.

The differences between the Nokia Lumia 928 and the Lumia 920 are as follows;

  • Camera: Xenon Flash capability on Lumia 928 main camera. Front facing camera is 1.2MP rather than 1.3MP.
  • Physical: The Lumia 928 is 133 x 69 x 11mm rather than 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm. The Lumia 928 is lighter at 162g rather than 185g.
  • Display: edge to edge OLED display, the Lumia 920 has an IPS display.
  • Speaker/Mic: The speaker is said to be improved as is the three-mic audio input system.
  • Battery: According to Nokia spec the Lumia 928 has significantly better talk and standby times of 16.2 Hrs and 541 Hrs compared to the Lumia 920’s 10.8/460. With the same battery capacity we must assume the OLED screen helps reduce the battery usage.
  • Colours: the new Lumia has been announced in just black or white.

Tuesday’s Nokia Lumia event in London – Catwalk coming?

The Nokia Lumia London event is almost upon us. A Nokia teaser video on Channel 4 at the weekend showed what looked like an Aluminium finished smartphone with a very big lens. The video stated the device offers “more than – your eyes – can see,” followed by “the new Nokia Lumia is coming”.

It is expected that this will be the “Catwalk” aluminium cased smartphone with a big lens camera, possibly a 41MP PureView unit. It’s not long until we find out but hopefully this won’t be “disappointing” like the Verizon Lumia 928 reveal a couple of days earlier.



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Not why that guy has such a downer on the 928, sure the display is a little bit less on PPI, that is only dual core, but I'd wager the battery lasts a hell of a lot longer, the image stabilisation is really effective compared to HTCs offerings, and samsung don't really get a look in for camera.

I'm half suspecting he hasn't even laid hands on the predecessor.
Battery: According to Nokia spec the Lumia 928 has significantly better talk and standby times of 16.2 Hrs and 541 Hrs compared to the Lumia 920’s 10.8/460. With the same battery capacity we must assume the OLED screen helps reduce the battery usage.


OLED screen should not help either standby or talk time as in both cases the screen should be off (asleep or sensor driven respectively).

Perhaps the CPU has had a die-shrink or there is a better GSM radio installed?
TheAnimus
Not why that guy has such a downer on the 928, sure the display is a little bit less on PPI, that is only dual core, but I'd wager the battery lasts a hell of a lot longer, the image stabilisation is really effective compared to HTCs offerings, and samsung don't really get a look in for camera.

I'm half suspecting he hasn't even laid hands on the predecessor.


That's not the issue with Nokia though is it? I get to speak to plenty of people about phones and hardly anybody is even interested with Nokia these days (I'm speaking generally here). If the average person isn't bothered they've got a mountain to climb regardless of the actual hardware. Case in point, was in a phone shop Saturday just having a tinker with an S4 and overhead at least 5 people say WP8 has "crazy tiles things that are crap" or similiar statements. This perception is hammering sales for Nokia who have bet the company on WP8
kingpotnoodle
Battery: According to Nokia spec the Lumia 928 has significantly better talk and standby times of 16.2 Hrs and 541 Hrs compared to the Lumia 920’s 10.8/460. With the same battery capacity we must assume the OLED screen helps reduce the battery usage.
OLED screen should not help either standby or talk time as in both cases the screen should be off (asleep or sensor driven respectively).

Perhaps the CPU has had a die-shrink or there is a better GSM radio installed?



The reason why it has longer battery life, is that the voltage used for the 920 is 3.7v, whereas on the 928 is 3.34v. Which i believe is due to changing screens, but not sure.

Hopefully Nokia will do a better marketing push, and focus on a few of the useful features.
3dcandy
That's not the issue with Nokia though is it? I get to speak to plenty of people about phones and hardly anybody is even interested with Nokia these days (I'm speaking generally here). If the average person isn't bothered they've got a mountain to climb regardless of the actual hardware. Case in point, was in a phone shop Saturday just having a tinker with an S4 and overhead at least 5 people say WP8 has "crazy tiles things that are crap" or similiar statements. This perception is hammering sales for Nokia who have bet the company on WP8

Were those five people holding on tight to their iPhones? :p

That was said tongue-in-cheek, but my (limited) experience is that the Android folks seem more willing to "get" the WP8 (MUI) interface. And you're 100% right on Nokia "betting the farm" on WP8 - and that'd worry me, if Microsoft lose interest then Nokia is dead.

Nokia need to do some real promotions because my feeling is that there's some pretty decent gear at the low and mid end. If they can deliver something that can seriously challenge the S4 and HTC One then hopefully they'd get the success they probably deserve. And as to the tile interface, I actually find it (leaning over someone elses shoulder) pretty intuitive and rapid.