Pros - Sleek design
Cons - No battery access
- No access to battery
- No reset button
- 3 separate phones died for no reasons after few days
Summary This is the worst phone I have ever had the experience of buying. I have been a smart phone user since the Compaq series days and could not believe that Nokia would release such a piece of crap as a new phone. My headache started in October, when I purchased a Nokia Lumia 928 from Verizon Wireless, three days later, the phone will no longer power on. All attempt to start the phone failed. So I returned it back to Verizon and another phone was issued, approximately one week later the same thing occurred, phone will no longer power on, no additional application was added to his phone, that may impact it. Again, I return the phone back to Verizon and a third phone was issued. No later than two weeks later, same exact experience, a dead Nokia Lumia 928 again. I am planning to return this phone back to Verizon for the very last time and will no longer accept another Nokia product as a replacement. Stay away from this garbage of a phone and Nokia should recall it from the market.
Pros Great Sound
Light Weight and Non Bulky
Oh, Yes - Great Camera!
Cons Battery life could be better
Limited selection on apps
Not so easy to use with one hand....;)
"Outstanding"on by coreyjwade
Pros Live tiles are better
Speaker phone rocks
Pandora free of ads
Camera options even better
Functionality rock solid
Screen size just right for reading/carrying in pocket
Basic apps work well!
It's a steal at the price
Cons Windows 8 app store not as robust as apple/android
Camera has no optical zoom
Summary I have had this phone for over a month now and I love it. The live tiles are the best thing going for looking at your apps. I get information immediately, and in some cases do not have to open the apps at all. All basic apps, and some surprisingly creative ones are now available in the Windows 8 store. They may not have particular niches, but there are plenty of options. Google/gmail is farily well integrated, and there are no issues uploading and downloading to an imac.
I would say that if you are thinking about this phone, just go for it. I have found that it is fun to work with new operating system, it is fun to change the color of the tiles, and it is really fun to work with a superb camera setup. I have learned how to take amazing panoramas and can send my wife fun photos that I have edited with a wide range of photo apps. I also have a bunch of great ringtones (more free apps). I honestly never thought I would get so hooked on Pandora, and, it's nice to be able to listen for free without ad interruption.
The learning curve is not that steep. We live in a world where it is relatively easy, and fun, if you're into tech, to try different operating systems now and again. This phone integrates fine into my previously apple/google dominated life. (If you are over-reliant on unusual apps to get through the day, maybe not for you.) The Nokia Lumia 928 looks great, it feels great, and is great. Some products are going downhill, others are going up. The Nokia/Windows combo is on the way up.
Pros Nice bright screen, great battery life, easy to use interface, contacts etc links up, Awesome Phone quality, great camera just very nice user experience!
Cons Which there was better control on screen brightness (slider bar instead of low, medium, high). Little bit bigger screen would be nicer
Summary I am shocked. I have had Android Smartphones going back to the Droid eris and never dreamed I would go with a Windows phone. I loved the price (1 penny on Amazon) and the camera. Right now needed something cheap to get me by and this was the only "cheap" phone with wireless charging. (I will never buy a phone without it I love it!) All of my contacts, music, everything transferred over in a breeze! I am shocked at how many features that I loved about Android phones that this phone does. It talks my texts and I can do voice calling just like on my Android phone. Actually in my opinion the texting is better because you can tell it to send instead of having to hit the send button.
The call quality is awesome on this phone. People cannot even tell I am using the speaker phone. The swish background that is common for the other caller in speaker phones is not there. The microphones do a great job of noise cancellation even when using speaker phone. The AWESOME speaker is also very loud both for calls and listening to music.
The camera is wonderful. I really thought that didn't matter in a phone that much, but after coming from the Motorola this one is such a huge comparison. I did side by side comparison shots and the difference was amazing. I have all the apps I need, my social apps, weather, news, sports, etc--I don't use my phone for games, I have my tablet for that. I just really really love the entire experience of this phone and I think you will too--just give it a try!
Pros Good camera and video
Cons Minimal customization available for the phone. For example, you can not choose specific applications that you want to have access to your location. You either turn on location settings for all applications or for no applications.
Summary Biggest problem is that it does not work well with the windows 8 operating system. My windows 8 computer will not play the videos that I recorded with the phone. When I called microsoft tech support, I was informed that windows 8 media player does not support the video file type created by the Nokia Lumia 928. I was told that I would need to download a third party application in order to view videos created by my phone. I guess you should my a Mac and an I phone if you want your phone and computer to work together as if they were made for each other. Microsoft does not seem able to pull that off.