Nokia Lumia 928 lands at Verizon: Can Windows Phone and Xenon tempt you?

May 16, 2013
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Nokia's Lumia 928 may not have had the high-profile launch of its Lumia 925 sibling, but the Verizon LTE smartphone does have the benefit of being on sale today. Available from this morning, priced at $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the Verizon Lumia 928 joins the rarefied list of current smartphones offering a Xenon flash.

That means better low-light photos, with Xenons usually far stronger than the LED flashes we're used to seeing on smartphones. You don't miss out on a video light, either, with the Lumia 928's focus-assist LED capable of being repurposed for illuminating during video recording.

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Functionally, the new smartphone is much the same as what the Lumia 920 was offering months ago. However, it's packaged up in a neater design, with the squared-off polycarbonate casing fitting more neatly into the hand, and yet still accommodating the PureView suspended optical system, which helps the high-end Lumia take such solid low-light photos.

There's also a new display, versus that of the 920, with Nokia slotting in an OLED ClearBlack panel, coincidentally the same screen as on the Lumia 925. That's topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 2 which forms the entire edge-to-edge fascia of the smartphone.

Interestingly, if you head over to RadioShack, the Lumia 928 is going for half of Verizon's upfront price, though you'll still need to commit to a two-year agreement.

There's more on the Lumia 928 in our hands-on and unboxing. We've also got photo samples from the 8.7-megapixel PureView camera.

Nokia Lumia 928 hands-on:


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