The New Nokia Lumia 928 Almost Picture Perfect

Nokia’s new flagship smartphone with enhanced PureView Technology is in the building, Nokia Lumia 928. The device is optically enhanced with their proprietary PureView imaging technology boasts of upgraded features from its predecessors, the 925 and the 920. 

A Verizon Wireless exclusive in the United States, the Lumia 928 can be owned for just $99 under a two-year contract. The phone, like its Apple iPhone 5, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy S4 competition has been molded into a classic one-piece candy bar form factor. It sports a simple straight-cut look akin to the Sony Xperia Z, but with much simpler lines. Built a bit lighter and bigger than the older version, the 928 weighs in at a reasonable 5.71 ounces and measures 5.24 by 2.71 by 0.44 inches. Color scheme-wise, the phone looks very similar to the 925, with a glossy black face covered in scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and the rest of the phone clad in a solid polycarbonate shell. While the device comes in different colours, options are sparse at the moment as the phone is only available in the United States in the standard monochromatic tones, at least for now.

Undeniably the most prominent selling point of the Lumia’s latest installment is its PureView imaging technology. The phone’s rear camera employs premium Carl Zeiss wide-angle optics, with lenses housed separately from the 8.7 megapixel camera sensor. This design features integrated into the camera’s optical image stabilization system (OIS). It ensures that the lenses stay parallel to the sensor, significantly reducing camera shake and increasing picture stability. These factors have already enabled the camera to take superior quality snapshots and clips in low-light condition. But Nokia takes one step further by including a xenon flash unit alongside the camera. This allows for even better pictures and video in dark environments, and lets it easily outshine its rivals. Nokia’s PureView imaging technology, found in the new smartphone takes pictures at 3264x2448 pixels. It also captures Full HD 1920x1080p video at a smooth 30 frames per second.

The 928 is also equipped with a 4.5 inch screen with a native resolution of 768x1280 pixels, and an effective pixel density of 334 pixels per inch throughout. Basically the same size and spec as the Lumia 920, the main difference is that the successor uses an AMOLED screen as opposed to the former’s IPS LCD. With AMOLED, colors are richer and more vibrant, making the screen much easier to read outdoors. Also, the screen complements the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The OS is powered by a whopping 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM.

Among the phone’s other features include 4G LTE connectivity for next-generation, high-speed Wi-Fi, and near-field communications (NFC) technology. The phone also comes equipped with an ambient light sensor, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer for motion control. Finally, the company decided to natively integrate Qi wireless charging technology into the device’s chassis, without the need for a separate back cover accessory.

With all these features, the device is almost perfect. With Windows Phone 8, it also comes with 7GB worth of access to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service. This is apart from the phone’s built-in 32GB storage space. But then, being a Windows phone, the platform doesn’t share the same robust choice of apps that iOS and Android have. Nevertheless, nobody should count out the new Lumia just yet. The innovative PureView technology alone is good enough reason to consider this phone for an upgrade, especially for the discerning mobile photo enthusiast. 

Do you find the Nokia Lumia 928 a good device or a waste of bucks? 


Image Source: Nokia

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