Pros Great Display and Screen Size
Interface is Great
One of the Cheapest Smartphones on the Market
Cons Internet (Explorer) is Unbearably Slow on Both Wifi and LTE
Terrible Application Support
Low Light Camera Not as Good as Advertised
No Way to Transfer Many Common Files onto it (mp4s, etc.)
Summary While the Nokia Lumia 928 is a good phone on its own, the many problems of Windows Phone 8 prevent this from being a great one. While the phone has a crisp 4.5 inch display, a durable and solid plastic design, a great amount of storage built in, and an unbelieveable price-point. However, many aspects of WP8 really suck. Internet Explorer is terrible on both wifi and 4G LTE is really slow compared to other phones' browsers, like Safari on IOS and Chrome on Android. More importantly, Windows Phone, in general, has no application support whatsoever. For example, it took WP8 nearly a year on the market just to get Instagram. WP8 still doesn't have a real Youtube app and does not have essential popular apps, like fruit ninja, snapchat, and real racing 3 just to name a few. Even Blackberry has more app support than WP8. The quality of the free apps put on the WP Store are awful and many of the popular apps do not have updates, ever. I'd suggest that you only get this phone if you are on a tight budget or if WP9, once announced, looks promising. However, if you're looking for a smartphone in the triple digit price range with a contract, then look elsewhere at Apple or Google, not Microsoft.
Pros not worth mentioning, in compared to other brands
Cons When i send my phone for the third time to the repair center they told me that the emei nbr on the phone is not in conform with that on the bill. I tell them that off course how can it be, last time you swapped my phone old for a new one.
Summary I could even proof it and still they denied it.
So beware if you send your phone to the repair center and be sure to take pictures before you send it!
"Not for Newbs"on by SamJuanabe
Pros Feels Solid
Cons Expected a Windows phone to be more like using a PC, Expected better QC from Verizon
Summary The phone: Weird too big, off-the-screen-and-unreadable type used for banners, can't put settings or tools on "home" screen as a tile, need to go through "pre-home" screen before can get to "home" screen where you can do anything, Windows phone supposed to be like using a PC?...not even - it may even be easier to use an Ipad (ughhh!!!!)as a PC substitute.
Verizon: Need much better consumer research if they truly want user-friendly experiences. Give this phone to some older non-techy people and observe their thought processes/expectations on set-up and use. They provide way too much not-yet-relevant info and not enough basic set-up simplicity.
Pros Looks average
Cons The list can go on.
`Could not get microsoft account enabled even with hours with tech support
`Bad battery life
`Overall in every aspect this phone is worse than any other smartphone on the market easily
Summary I've used the iphone for years, finally decided to venture out and get this phone. THE WORST DECISION EVER. I did end up selling it after a month and got the HTC one and i am so much happier. I can't stress enough if you are looking for a good smartphone this isn't it. I think there is a reason almost no one owns any of these. If you don't want an apple phone like me, look at either the HTC one, or Android S4.
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.