By Michael Fisher | June 5, 2013 6:59 AM
The Lumia 928 is an important smartphone for Verizon Wireless, and if you’re a Verizon customer who’s been waiting for a flagship Nokia Windows Phone, it’s an important smartphone for you. We gave the 928 the Quick Review treatment last week, doing our best to consider it on its own merits, avoiding the temptation to compare it too closely with its AT&T-shackled predecessor – because we knew the time would come for such things. Well that time, friends, is now: the Lumia 928 vs Lumia 920 comparison you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.
The differences between these devices go deeper than carrier-specific radios. It only takes the briefest glance to see the aesthetic changes made to Verizon’s Lumia flagship, its aggressively squared-off design contrasting sharply with the 920′s rounded edges blending gently into the “Nokia Smile.” It takes a slightly longer look to make out the added vibrance of the 928′s AMOLED display, and the additional pock marks on its back cover calling out its xenon flash and extra noise-canceling mics.
It takes watching our comparison, though, to know how all that works together (or doesn’t) to create a device that’s better (or worse) than its progenitor. So tune in for our thoughts on the look and feel of Verizon’s latest Windows Phone, the device that Microsoft devotees on Big Red have been waiting for since last winter. We’ll be talking camera comparisons, benchmarks, sound suppression, bloatware, and yes, even battery life – so what’re you waiting for? Click play, soak it in, and then report to the comments to tell us how right (or wrong) we are – and which Lumia you’re picking up for the summer months.