- 07-26-2013, 01:14 PM #1
Anyone else notice that the folks at WP Central seem to consider the 925 one of the better if not best WP device available short of the 1020? It seems that in reviews it comparisons the 925 is usually the device mentioned it even the 920 when you think flagship.
I'm a HUGE fan if the 928 and I suppose that I feel it may not be getting the love it deserves. Anyone else notice a bias or feel the same? I welcome your comments on why the 928 deserves or may not, deserve more love from the WP Nation.
- 07-26-2013, 01:34 PM #4
The main reason for this is that the 928 is specific to Verizon Wireless. The 920, 925, and 1020 are supported by multiple carriers and are international.
928 is the Nokia flagship for VZW, but that's it. It is a fantastic device, though.
- 07-26-2013, 02:26 PM #5
If you are talking about the comparison shots between the 1020, 925, and 920 then you have to keep in mind that the 920 and 928 have the same exact camera. The only difference is the xenon flash which didn't matter in the comparison shots they took. Shooting aside I agree with Rohanj, why put the spotlight on a device that no one else can use besides Verizon users?
- 07-26-2013, 05:09 PM #6
The exclusivity is a big factor. Just think its a little unfair to call the 928 the '920 on Verizon'. The differences are more substantial however both are very good phones overall. I've had the 920, loved it but like the 928 even more. I suppose that the moral of the story is that exclusivity kinda sucks. :-)
- 07-28-2013, 02:09 PM #7
Also knowing people are buying a 928 to use on other networks world wide or other carriers...
Still the fact of the matter WPcentral only noted that was released, Not even a small review or anything on it, even if it is a upgrade in some aspects..
Then we get the comment, just a 920 on Verizon, lets see, it uses a different screen, a new flash and a few other updates(size, case etc).... Let's look at the 925, yep, a slimmer case(because it loses wireless charging) a hair bit better camera but otherwise, it's exactly the same as a 928 (same screen). Oh, let's look at the 1080...besides the 2gb and a better camera....IT"S THE SAME EXACT PHONE AS A 920 or 928....
If we can do different reviews on all the other models, and even though they are close to all the models but, Wpcentral blacklisted the phone and never gave it a review or more than "it's released"...Even though WPcentral is based in the US AND the 928 is on the largest carrier in the US...
Yep, I agree, WPcentral gives NO love to the 928....
- 08-01-2013, 12:11 PM #9
Yea, I kind of agree that it isn't getting much love. When I picked mine up recently, the sales rep tried to sell me a MicroSD memory card and I had to tell him the phone doesn't have a memory card but does have 32GB of memory. Then he proceeded to try and tell me that the sim tray on the top was in fact for the memory card and the phone didn't take a sim card. Then the best part, the rep couldn't get the sim card into the tray. Another rep finally came over after watching him struggle for almost five minutes trying to put it in.
- 08-02-2013, 11:57 AM #10
- 08-03-2013, 04:12 PM #11
I guess it's too late anyway, it's no longer a new phone. I guess WPcentral has proven their point, they could give a crap less about the largest US carrier's flagship WP devices. Really but, god forbid a new model comes to AT&T or T-MO with very minor changes, there is a review up within a few days...it really shows their view... Oh yea, a sprint phone shows up...dam 2 days before a review shows up...and it's a low end model.
Honestly, it changed my view of WPcentral for good....It's no longer my only source for WP news...
- 08-03-2013, 04:35 PM #12
Like Beast of Haeven said, it's not really any more complicated than Lumia 928 simply being on a one single carrier in the world.
Lumia 920, Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 in a other hand are global phones.
- 08-05-2013, 09:50 PM #14
- 08-06-2013, 11:56 AM #15
Even if the 928 outsold the 920 in the US it didn't outsell it worldwide. WPC has to cater to more than just the US so I'm sure it's not going to be a priority for them. The 928 and 822 have done well for Verizon in the US but the US is just one piece of the WP pie, and it's not a big piece.
- 08-06-2013, 01:02 PM #16
- 08-06-2013, 02:41 PM #17
What can you expect from a site which treats the majority CDMA like dirt because they prefer GSM (and I include major, regional, postpaid and prepaid). If you think you have been treated bad, check how devices on Sprint and US Cellular are treated.
08-06-2013, 05:51 PM #18
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I love mine. Had it 15 days. Great photos, audio , platform Problem is not hardware. Windows store apps is loaded with not ready for prime time apps full of bugs. Company like MapQuest promotes a voice turn by turn navigation app that adjust to driver getting lost. Fiction, total BS . App does no such things(multiple email inquiries to MapQuest customer went unanswered) and MapQuest ain't the only company doing that. Too bad apps that do work do so better than Android, g mail, Pandora, metro tube that runs you tube better than Google did on my android but app reviews on windows store app reviews are pure fiction. That windows store is the wild wild west. Too bad I love Lumia and user friendly very quick ,customizable WP platform but like I said some serious false advertising going on in Windows store tons of not ready apps say otherwise. Lumia 928 is promoted as 17 hrs of battery life with continuous use, 21 hrs standby, also pure fiction. Nav or music eat up my battery up in 3 hrs which is normal, carry car charger
08-07-2013, 03:22 PM #20
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Third largest in the world doesnt mean much when the 2nd largest is 3 times bigger than US and the 1st is 4 times the amount of cell phones in use. The 1st and 2nd combined excluding US is almost 2 billion, phones, to US 300 million.
- 08-07-2013, 03:45 PM #21
On a serious note, I wouldn't mind seeing where most of WPcentral's traffic comes from. Also another stat that I can't find, is how do the large carries in India and China compare user wise to the US big 2.
08-07-2013, 06:12 PM #24
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It's annoying, they almost always change the specs of their devices in some way that make them unusable with accessories for similar devices on other platforms. I think the new Galaxy S phones, and the iPhones are exceptions.
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