1. falcon23's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I damaged my 928 and was looking into getting a new phone, and other than the SD card feature and some differences in the camera, the specs seem pretty similar between the 928 and 735. Just wanted to hear from people with more experience or knowledge about the devices on whether there were any significant differences to be aware of before I get one.

    Thanks.
    06-16-2015 03:58 PM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    928 - 735
    4.5" - 4.7"
    8.7mp/1.2mp - 6.7mp/5mp
    32gb - 8gb + SD
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-16-2015 04:11 PM
  3. anon(7937399)'s Avatar
    is a 1.2 GHz quad-core faster than a 1.5 GHz dual-core?
    06-17-2015 08:44 PM
  4. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Dont forget
    Xenon flash - LED Flash
    AMOLED - OLED
    OIS - No OIS
    No FM Radio - FM Radio


    I think the processors have similar performance but the newer quad core has a better graphics processor.
    06-22-2015 11:28 PM
  5. Shmythe's Avatar
    Well it is kind of like going sideways unless you play a lot of games, but that being said it is cheap phone, so at least you will not be paying a lot for a replacement.
    07-02-2015 01:26 PM
  6. falcon23's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies so far. Can you run apps like game from the SD card or does it need to be run on the phones local memory?
    07-03-2015 07:23 AM
  7. Steven Penner's Avatar
    Yes, you can run apps from the SD Card on the L735. Complex games like Asphalt 8 stutter some when installed on a Class 10 card from a major manufacturer, but it isn't completely terrible. All my other apps work great from a card, though.
    07-03-2015 10:55 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    is a 1.2 GHz quad-core faster than a 1.5 GHz dual-core?
    Raw horsepower wise they're about on-par. The 735 might seem speedier in normal use.

    Battery life in the 735 is definitely much better though.
    anon(7937399) likes this.
    07-05-2015 12:54 AM
  9. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    I may have the opportunity to either get a 735 or a Lumia Icon in the near future. I am assuming, super-cool Microsoft branding aside, the Icon is still hands-down the best choice between those two?
    07-05-2015 04:36 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    I may have the opportunity to either get a 735 or a Lumia Icon in the near future. I am assuming, super-cool Microsoft branding aside, the Icon is still hands-down the best choice between those two?
    Yup!
    Other than in battery life, the Icon/930 still is king here.
    07-05-2015 04:47 PM
  11. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    Yup!
    Other than in battery life, the Icon/930 still is king here.
    Awesome thanks! The only other question I have is the 735 is pretty much guaranteed to get Windows 10 from Verizon (I think I heave heard as much) - do you think the same will hold true for the Icon? I know it was a struggle just to get the 8.1 update from Verizon. Then again, with the Insider Preview, I think we can pretty much enjoy everything 10 has to offer, whether Verizon pushes it out or not.
    07-07-2015 07:55 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    Awesome thanks! The only other question I have is the 735 is pretty much guaranteed to get Windows 10 from Verizon (I think I heave heard as much) - do you think the same will hold true for the Icon? I know it was a struggle just to get the 8.1 update from Verizon. Then again, with the Insider Preview, I think we can pretty much enjoy everything 10 has to offer, whether Verizon pushes it out or not.
    Honestly I have no clue. All the 735 really has going for it is that its newer. Which I suppose could be a factor. But I really don't know.
    07-07-2015 10:30 AM
  13. Steven Penner's Avatar
    I just assume that the updates from all the US carriers will either take a very long time or never come at all, and have used the Technical Preview program to get the latest builds. Personally, from what I have read none of the Insider Preview fro Win 10 have been well enough developed to use on your main phone so I haven't tried that yet. If the two programs coexist in the future, I'll stick with the TP program since it is kind of like 'Slow Ring' builds for Win 10 Desktop in a way, which are more stable.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-07-2015 10:32 AM
  14. Darkgift's Avatar
    928 - 735
    4.5" - 4.7"
    8.7mp/1.2mp - 6.7mp/5mp
    32gb - 8gb + SD
    The Verizon version if the 735 is 16gb...just bought one.
    vzw8830, xandros9 and badcat like this.
    07-09-2015 03:19 AM
  15. Darkgift's Avatar
    My aunt currently has a 928 and mother the HTC 8x on my advice, and I'm telling both to get the 735 for their next phones. I have an Icon, by bought one just to have it. I like it alot.
    07-09-2015 03:21 AM
  16. Darkgift's Avatar
    I may have the opportunity to either get a 735 or a Lumia Icon in the near future. I am assuming, super-cool Microsoft branding aside, the Icon is still hands-down the best choice between those two?
    Yes...I have an Icon. However I did by the 735 just to have it. It's a pretty cool phone. Got the cyan and red covers, so its fun to swap them out. Runs pretty quick and smooth. It's no Icon, but ill use it for a cpl a days at a time.
    07-09-2015 03:26 AM
  17. heickelrrx's Avatar
    If you have opportunity to grab ICON I think you should go for it.
    07-09-2015 03:48 AM
  18. GreenScrew's Avatar
    Yes...I have an Icon. However I did by the 735 just to have it. It's a pretty cool phone. Got the cyan and red covers, so its fun to swap them out. Runs pretty quick and smooth. It's no Icon, but ill use it for a cpl a days at a time.
    Where is a good source for the covers? I can't seem to find them...
    07-10-2015 03:35 PM
  19. Darkgift's Avatar
    Where is a good source for the covers? I can't seem to find them...
    I got mine online, directly thru Verizon.
    07-10-2015 10:16 PM
  20. nemtna's Avatar
    Hey guys. New here.
    I just ordered a refurb 928 (for Verizon) for about $100. Now, I'm questioning whether or not I should have just gotten the 735 from Verizon, because it will be supported longer. It's really a phone for my wife to test Windows on - since I think she'll like the simplicity of Windows Phone over Android.
    07-14-2015 10:27 AM
  21. Darkgift's Avatar
    Hey guys. New here.
    I just ordered a refurb 928 (for Verizon) for about $100. Now, I'm questioning whether or not I should have just gotten the 735 from Verizon, because it will be supported longer. It's really a phone for my wife to test Windows on - since I think she'll like the simplicity of Windows Phone over Android.
    Shudda went with the 735. It's thinner and lighter, which women love, plus the ability to change the color of the phone with the removable backs would probably win her over too.
    nemtna likes this.
    07-14-2015 12:15 PM
  22. rdavenp3's Avatar
    I had the 928 and just got a 735 a couple of weeks ago. I'm really impressed with the 735 so far. The screen is a little larger and it feels light as a feather and I'm very impressed with the battery life. I miss glance a little bit, but not enough to go back to my 928.
    nwildcat likes this.
    07-14-2015 01:20 PM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    Hey guys. New here.
    I just ordered a refurb 928 (for Verizon) for about $100. Now, I'm questioning whether or not I should have just gotten the 735 from Verizon, because it will be supported longer. It's really a phone for my wife to test Windows on - since I think she'll like the simplicity of Windows Phone over Android.
    I say they're about on par depending on what you want.

    735 has better battery life and has swappable batteries, covers, cards as well as a better FFC. (and a pedometer function i believe, and Update 2, but that's minor.) Has a virtual navigation bar.

    The 928 stomps it with its rear camera and has twice the internal memory, although without a card slot.
    Battery life of my 920, its sister phone, was always meh. Has Glance and a dedicated camera button.
    07-15-2015 12:22 AM
  24. nemtna's Avatar
    Thanks for that thorough comparison. I visited a store and took a look at the 735 and, since I have no intention of leaving VzW, I think I'm going to get her the 735 (it's $30 w/ a 2-year contract) and keep her 928 to mess around with, possibly with Windows 10. The camera in the 928 is impressive though! With that said, on the battery front, we come from the Moto X (1st gen) and any battery that lasts through her work commute is an improvement! LOL
    07-22-2015 09:09 AM

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