What’s the difference? Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928

by Jerry D on August 5, 2013

If you compare the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 928 side-by-side, which phone stands out? Does the 4.5-inch display on the Lumia 1020, outdo the Lumia 928’s screen? Will you be satisfied by the Lumia 928’s 8.7MP camera when the 1020 has a 41MP snapper with six lenses? All of these questions are answered below…

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Nokia Lumia 1020 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 1020 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 32GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
41.0 Megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, auto focus, touch focus, Xenon and LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, image stabilization, dual capture, panorama 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, 1.2MP 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 71.4 x 130.4 x 10.4mm 68.9 x 133.0 x 10.1mm
Weight 158g 162g
Talktime 13.25 hours 16.3 hours
Standby 380 hours 541 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Dolby Digital Plus, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and wireless charging option

 

Nokia Lumia 1020 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 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Connectivity

The wireless options on the Lumia 1020 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It also incorporates 4G for speedy data downloads. The Lumia 928 has NFC, 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP/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 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Size/Weight

True pocketability is difficult to quantify but let’s look at the specs. The Lumia 1020 measures 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm, while the Lumia 928 is 133.0 x 68.9 x 10.1mm in comparison. The Lumia 928 is the taller of the two phones by 2.6 mm. If weight is an issue, then the Lumia 928 is 162g, while Nokia’s 1020 model is 158g. It looks like the Lumia 928 has the early advantage in this fight.
— The Lumia 928 wins (1-2)

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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 1020′s camera boasts an incredible 41.0 Megapixels, with technology frills that include Carl Zeiss optics, Nokia’s PureView technology, auto focus, touch focus, a Xenon and LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, image stabilization, dual capture mode, panorama mode and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 1.2MP camera for video calls.

Even 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, the Lumia 928′s 8.7 MP camera loses this round. Lest we forget, there’s also an extra camera on the front designed for video calling. The resolution is the same 1.2 Megapixels.
— The Lumia 1020 wins (2-2)

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Display

Display size is key and the Lumia 1020 features a 4.5-inch (768 x 1280) touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack screen. When it comes down to pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is a superb 331.778.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 1020 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.

You’ll have noticed that the Lumia 928′s touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack screen matches its opponent for size. The screen resolution is exactly the same too – 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 (3-3)

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Processor

A 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon vs. a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon…
— It’s a tie, one point each (4-4)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928

Halfway through this fight, the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 928 have 4 points each. There are five more rounds to go and all to play for. Next up, software…

Nokia Lumia 1020 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 (5-5)

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Applications

It’s the Windows Phone Store vs. the Windows Phone Store and there’s no winner here. Which means… Despite trailing at half-time, the has levelled the scores with three rounds to go.
— The two phones share the points (6-6)

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-7)

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Battery Life

How does the performance compare? Nokia’s spec sheet lists 13.25 hours of talktime for its phone, compared to 16.3 hours for the Nokia Lumia 928. As for standby time, the phones can last for 380 hours and 541 hours respectively. A first place finish for the Lumia 928 in this round.
— The Lumia 928 wins (7-8)

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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 1020 vs. Nokia Lumia 928 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 1020 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Dolby Digital Plus, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Lumia 928 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and has a wireless charging option.
— The Lumia 1020 wins (8-8)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie! (8-8)

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