Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on May 15, 2013

If you compare the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Nokia Lumia 928, which one is technically the better phone? Is the 4.5-inch display on the Lumia 925 lovelier than the one on the Lumia 928? Is the amount of storage on the Lumia 925 high enough? Will the Lumia 928’s smart 8.7MP camera take better photos? You’ll find the answers to these questions in the table that follows and the comparison below.

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Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Lumia 925 VS Nokia Lumia 928
Display 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Storage 16GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.7 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, PureView technology, touch focus, geo-tagging, dual LED flash, image stabilization, Nokia Smart Camera mode and 1080p video recording 8.7 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, PureView technology, xenon flash, optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 1.2MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 70.6 x 129.0 x 8.5mm 68.9 x 133.0 x 10.1mm
Weight 139g 162g
Talktime 13.0 hours 16.3 hours
Standby 440 hours 541 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, free SkyDrive storage, Dolby Headphone sound and a metal design GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and wireless charging option

 

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Connectivity

The Lumia 925 is well-specced and includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP connectivity. It can also accelerate to 4G speeds. Nokia’s Lumia 928 comes with NFC, 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP/EDR as standard. It also enjoys a 4G speed boost.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Size/Weight

In this round, we compare heftiness. The Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 measure 129.0 x 70.6 x 8.5mm and 133.0 x 68.9 x 10.1mm respectively. The Lumia 928 is 1.6mm fatter than the Lumia 925. If weight is an issue, then the Lumia 928 is 162g, while Nokia’s other phone is 139g. There’s only a point in it. Can the Lumia 925 hang onto this early lead?
— The Lumia 925 wins (2-1)

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Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 925′s 8.7 MP camera features autofocus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, PureView technology, touch focus, geo-tagging, dual LED flash, image stabilization, Nokia Smart Camera mode and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.3 Megapixels.

The Lumia 928′s 8.7 Megapixel camera equals the Lumia 925′s. There is a small difference, however. The front camera boasts a 1.2MP lens, compared to the 1.3MP gadgetry in the 925.
— The Lumia 925 wins (3-1)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Display

Headlining the Nokia Lumia 925 is a 4.5-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The screen has 983040 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 331.778 pixels per inch – a superb number.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 925 features a 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 331.778.

The touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack screen on the Lumia 928 is the same size. The screen resolution is exactly the same – 768 x 1280 pixels. Compared to its rival, the number of pixels onscreen is 983040 and so the pixels per inch (PPI) rating is a top-end 331.778.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (4-2)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Processor

1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon vs. 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon…
— It’s a tie, one point each (5-3)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928

We’re halfway through this fight and the Lumia 925 leads by 2. Of course, with five more points to fight for the Lumia 928 isn’t beaten yet. Time to move onto the next round: software…

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Software

Neither phone wins this Windows Phone 8 vs. Windows Phone 8 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-4)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Applications

It’s the Windows Phone Store vs. the Windows Phone Store and there’s no winner here. Which means… At the end of round #7, the Lumia 928 is still trailing by 2. A win for the Lumia 928 looks like a long shot.
— The two phones share the points (7-5)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Storage

Which handset wins the storage battle? The Nokia Lumia 925 features 16GB of storage. As for the Nokia Lumia 928, it features 32GB of storage. There’s no expansion slot on the Lumia 925, so its storage can’t be extended. The Lumia 928 is also missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 32GB.
— The Lumia 928 wins (7-6)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Battery Life

Measuring battery life isn’t an exact science. But Nokia boasts 13.0 hours of talktime for its Lumia 925, versus 16.3 hours for the Lumia 928. The standby times are 440 hours for the Lumia 925 and 541 hours for the Lumia 928. So it’s a last-place finish for the Lumia 925 here.
— The Lumia 928 wins (7-7)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 925 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, free SkyDrive storage, Dolby Headphone sound and a metal design. In comparison, the Lumia 928 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and wireless charging option
— It’s a tie, one point each (8-8)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie! (8-8)

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