Nokia Lumia 928 – Unboxing and first impressions of Verizon’s upcoming Windows Phone

We told you earlier that we’d do an unboxing and give you our first impressions of Verizon’s new flagship Lumia, the 928. The device is due any day now on the carrier for $99 on contract and while it’s not the sexiest Lumia we’ve handled, as Han Solo once quipped: she has it where it counts, kid.

The Lumia 928 features a stunning 4.5” AMOLED display, the same highend PureView camera as the Lumia 920 but with a bonus Xenon flash, a high quality rear speaker with digital amplifier and a unique design that only Verizon users will get to experience. It’s a Lumia 920 but refined: thinner and easier to handle.

While the phone only comes in white or black, with no bold yellow or cyans to be found, the device performs just as well as you’d expect and it doesn’t feel cheap about it.

We’ll post some sample photos tomorrow that we’ll take during Nokia’s press even on May 14th and have a full review in the coming days. For now, take a gander at our comparison video with unboxing and some photos!

Update: For those wondering about the OS, it's the current 10211 (GDR1) Windows Phone 8 build.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.