In Short

The Nokia Luma 928 is a high-end Windows Phone exclusive to Verizon in the United States. It was announced on May 10, 2013 and became available a week later on May 16. It launched with Windows Phone 8 and as a variant of the flagship Nokia Lumia 920.

The Lumia 928 has specs similar to the Lumia 920, but has a different chassis that's more squared than curved. Here are the major specs of the Lumia 928:

  • Display: 4.5-inch WXGA HD AMOLED, 1280 x 768 pixels at 334 ppi, ClearBlack technology
  • Rear camera: 8.7 MP PureView with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and Xenon flash, wide angle, f/2.0, optical image stabilization
  • Front camera: 1.2 MP wide angle, f/2.7, 720p video capture at 30fps
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB

Launched on Verizon in the United States, the Lumia 928 only came in two colors – black and white. Besides the shape of the device, the Xenon flash was the big feature to differentiate the Lumia 928 from the Lumia 920. The Xenon flash is powerful and helps users capture photos in low-light situations.

In August 2013, Nokia pushed out the Amber and Windows Phone 8 GDR2 updates. In early 2014, the Lumia 928 received the Lumia Black firmware update.