Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on May 15, 2013

Which is the best phone for you? The Nokia Lumia 928 or the Nokia Lumia 920? Is the 4.5-inch screen on the Lumia 928 boast better tech than the Lumia 920’s? How much storage space is there? How speedy is the Lumia 928’s processor? How does the Lumia 920’s 185g build compare? Find answers to these questions in the side-by-side comparison that follows.

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Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: 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 928 VS Nokia Lumia 920
Display 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack LCD
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 32GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
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 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.2MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP/EDR 3.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 68.9 x 133.0 x 10.1mm 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7mm
Weight 162g 185g
Talktime 16.3 hours 10.0 hours
Standby 541 hours 400 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and wireless charging option GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and free SkyDrive storage

 

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 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 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Connectivity

The spec sheet of the Lumia 928 lists NFC, 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP/EDR as the core connectivity options. Data downloads will zip over 4G on the Verizon network where this model appears first. The Lumia 920 has NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP and EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. More importantly, it supports 4G too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Size/Weight

Run the numbers on these two phones and we get the following. The Lumia 928 measures 133.0 x 68.9 x 10.1mm, while the Lumia 920 is 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm in comparison. The Lumia 928 is the taller of the two phones by 2.7mm. Neither phone is hefty, but there’s a significant difference in weight between the two. The Nokia Lumia 928 weighs 162g, while the Lumia 920 is 185g. The Lumia 928 strikes out in front after this size/weight round.
— The Lumia 928 wins (2-1)

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Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 928′s improved 8.7 MP lens features 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. Oh and there’s also a 1.2MP camera on the front for making video calls.

The camera on the 920 is almost as good, packing in autofocus, a dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. It’s got a 1.3 Megapixel camera on the front for video chit-chat.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Display

The Lumia 928 features a vibrant, touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack display, 4.5 inches across with a quoted resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is an excellent 331.778.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 928 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.

In terms of size, the Lumia 920′s touch-sensitive IPS ClearBlack LCD screen is identical. Like the Lumia 928, its screen has a 768 by 1280 resolution. With 983040 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a big league 331.778 pixels per inch.
— The Lumia 928 wins (4-2)

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – 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 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920

At the halfway point, the Lumia 928 leads the Lumia 920 by 5-3. But this fight is far from over. With five more points to fight over, the Lumia 920 still has a chance to win.

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – 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 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Applications

It’s the Windows Phone Store vs. the Windows Phone Store and there’s no winner here. Which means… With three rounds left, the Lumia 928 has stayed out in front. A victory for the Lumia 920 now looks unlikely.
— The two phones share the points (7-5)

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (8-6)

Nokia Lumia 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Battery Life

Comparing the battery life, Nokia’s spec sheet lists 16.3 hours of talktime for its phone, compared to 10.0 hours for the Nokia Lumia 920. As for standby time, the phones can last for 541 hours and 400 hours respectively. Points go To the Lumia 928 this time.
— The Lumia 928 wins (9-6)

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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 928 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 928 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and wireless charging option. In comparison, the Lumia 920 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and free SkyDrive storage.
— It’s a tie, one point each (10-7)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 928 wins! (10-7)

The Nokia Lumia 928 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 920, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 7 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Comparable
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: Comparable

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