Specs summary


The Nokia Lumia 928's screen is 4.5 inches with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2000 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 25.3 days standby time, 708 minutes (2G), 972 minutes (3G), 510 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

There’s a sad truth to the 928: It’s a Lumia 920 with a slightly worse design, a dearth of snazzy color choices, and a xenon flash that I found myself not needing very often. Verizon needed a “flagship” Windows Phone from the platform’s flagship OEM, no question —...

- Chris Ziegler , The Verge 

Nokia's newest Lumia still isn't the best Windows Phone

- Steve Kovach , Business Insider 

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


A reworked Lumia 920, being slightly thinner & lighter

from UnleashThePhones
The Nokia Lumia 928 is essentially a reworked Lumia 920, being slightly thinner & lighter. Which isn’t a bad thing at all, except that I don’t know what took it so long to release. The 928 beautifully complements Verizon’s line of Windows Phones, and it’s definitely a great alternative to the 920, which it resembles so much... Full review
Windows Phone Mix

Definitely the best Windows Phone available in the market

from Windows Phone Mix
The Lumia 928 from Nokia is definitely the best Windows Phone available in the market. Be it the core apps or the imaging facility, excellent battery life and wireless charging, Nokia Lumia excels in these departments. The biggest disadvantages still to be addressed are lack of microSD card, lack of lockscreen shortcuts, limited file manager, and lack of FM radio. Removable battery would also be an asset... Full review
Android Police

It's hard to deny that the 928's biggest downfall isn't the phone, though, it's the OS

from Android Police

I didn't come away nearly as disappointed with Lumia 928 as I thought I would. That's probably pretty high praise for someone who has no desire whatsoever to switch from Android as a phone operating system. Windows Phone 8 has received plenty of "meh" since it was released, though, and it's easy to see why. The platform as a whole has one thing really going for it right now: Nokia (and Nokia fans). The 928 is Nokia on an off day, and even then, this phone could be used to physically beat a Galaxy S4 into smithereens. It is too bulky and heavy, though. And that bezel. No - bad Nokia. I am fa... Full review

Android Authority

It’s very stylish, unique, and sluggishness is barely there

from Android Authority

While the hardware, screen, and price point may make the Lumia 928 look like a mid-range device in the Android space, it’s important to keep in mind that Windows Phone 8 is a different beast. It’s very stylish, unique, and sluggishness is barely there. Packed together, Windows Phone 8 coupled with the impressive Lumia 928 make a truly beautiful experience, despite the fact that the Windows Phone ecosystem has a long way to go before it catches up to Android and iOS.

Regardless, if you’re looking to see what the other side of the pond looks like, the Lumia 928 is a... Full review


Xenon flash and decent smartphone functionality in one package

from GSMArena

The Nokia Lumia 928 really is a memorable character. Thanks to its top-end spec sheet (by Windows Phone 8 standards), headed by the hugely capable camera with xenon flash, the handset outshines every competitor, which runs Microsoft's mobile OS.

The camera's lowlight performance is expectedly impressive. Thanks to the optical image stabilization on board, the snapper can pull off impressively low shutter speeds and therefore great low-light photos without using a flash. The xenon flash itself on the other hand, adds further to the photography credentials of the Nokia Lumia 928 in da... Full review


It has a fantastic camera and engaging software that will be well received

from MobileBurn

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 th... Full review


It's big, heavy, slippery build, slightly dated specs

from Brighthand
The Lumia 928 may be a very minor update to the Lumia 920, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Lumia 920 was a great phone, and one that left subscribers to other carriers feeling envious of AT&T. For Verizon customers, the Lumia 928 is the perfect solution to that jealousy. It takes everything that was desirable about the Lumia 920, tweaks the design for the better, and throws a Xenon flash in the mix to ensure that it remains the king of low-light smartphone camera shooting... Full review

Exciting in its own right as a very capable WP8 device

from Pocketnow

The Lumia 928 is not the smartphone that’s going to catapult Windows Phone to a massive gain in US marketshare. It’s too mild, too iterative for that. But what it will do -what it’s already doing- is bringing what remains of the buzz surrounding the Lumia 920 to the nation’s largest wireless carrier. Is it a little late? Yes. But is it a good thing? Also yes.

From an industry-watching perspective, the Lumia 928 may be more exciting as a portent of things to come – it’s tempting to speculate that it’s the canary in the coal mine of the Nokia/... Full review

The Verge

The right phone, tweaked in the wrong ways, at the wrong time

from The Verge
There’s a sad truth to the 928: It’s a Lumia 920 with a slightly worse design, a dearth of snazzy color choices, and a xenon flash that I found myself not needing very often. Verizon needed a “flagship” Windows Phone from the platform’s flagship OEM, no question — it just would’ve been helpful to see it at the same time that AT&T got the 920. And it needed to look better than this... Full review

The Nokia Lumia 928 is an outstanding value

from ZDNet
The Nokia Lumia 928 is the best Windows Phone currently available in the US and for the majority of people the core apps and available 3rd party apps will be satisfactory. Nokia excels at imaging and if you want to replace a point and shoot with your smartphone then the 928 is an excellent choice. Call quality and LTE performance were outstanding on Verizon, the build quality of the 928 is top notch, and Windows Phone 8 is a refreshing and snappy operating system... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date May 15, 2013
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 8

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.44 W/kg
Body: 1.38 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 510 minutes
3G Surfing Time 372 minutes
4G Surfing Time 372 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
708 minutes (2G)
972 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 25.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 6.9 x 1.0 cm
(5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 162 grams
(5.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 334 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, ClearBlack, Sunlight readability enhancements
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail, Hotmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, White balance, Exposure, PureView, Scenes
Video Recording Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (SkyDrive, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps No
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