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  1. jakthebomb's Avatar
    Having owned the Lumia 822 up until this morning, the feel of the Lumia 928 is just amazing. It feels like a $500 device. The Lumia 822 felt cheap and low end. I really just wish we got the Lumia 920 since I still think the 920 looks better than the 928. However I do love the Xenon Flash. It makes the trade off worth it. I am very surprised how easy it was to migrate to the new phone. I am one who is used to switching to new iPhones, this is my first ever WP8 to WP8 upgrade.
    05-16-2013 03:07 PM
  2. o4liberty's Avatar
    Any word on if Verizon is letting people do the device payment plans for this phone?
    Yes they are but you must qualify for the loan. If you payment history is good with Verizon then they will give it to you no problem. They don't do a credit check.
    05-16-2013 03:24 PM
  3. driftzorz's Avatar
    how much did you have to put down? Are there any requirements to do this?
    I had to put down the first installment wich is $43.73, also like a finance charge of 24.00. I guess its kinda like an upgrade fee??? To be qualified you have to have had Verizon for at least 6 months, and account in good standing. Cant be late on payments or have been late on any payments in the last 6 months or something like that. As far as new customers go you have to qualify with a good credit score (I dont know what score it is). Also I think there is a 2 dollar a month finance charge every time you pay your payment. Some people may be against it but I think its worth it when I average 7GB a month on my unlimited data plan. Plus I actually plan on paying mine off within two weeks just didnt have the full 500 today and couldnt wait to get the phone!
    05-16-2013 03:30 PM
  4. gapost's Avatar
    I looked at the 928 at the store today. Very nice phone. I have an 8X and had an 822. The most impressive feature was the screen. It was gorgeous and the dark black all the way to the edge was awesome. I wasn't tempted too much, but if I was to get one, it would be white for sure.
    05-16-2013 03:34 PM
  5. o4liberty's Avatar
    So far the 928 has surpassed my expectations I don't see any possible downsides at all. The camera is awesome well worth the purchase IMO.
    05-16-2013 04:15 PM
  6. vonchowder's Avatar
    Voice call quality? I just had my first call and am somewhat concerned. Other side was also on 928. Is there some sort of active background noise cancellation going on? If so, that may have been a factor and I am trying to get used to the volume rocker. Anyone else can comment on voice calls?
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    05-16-2013 04:20 PM
  7. explosive0's Avatar
    +1. H-town only has white. after 30 minutes with my white 928 i can tell i am going to get very little work down this afternoon. loving this phone. so far so great.
    LOL. I'm actually packed and ready to head home. Not a very productive day for me.
    05-16-2013 04:25 PM
  8. explosive0's Avatar
    Verizon data plans are pretty expensive...also, can you guys verify if the 928 can do group texting? I keep hearing this is the case for windows phones on verizon but find that hard to believe...Thanks in advance!
    No group messaging yet.
    05-16-2013 04:26 PM
  9. explosive0's Avatar
    So far the 928 has surpassed my expectations I don't see any possible downsides at all. The camera is awesome well worth the purchase IMO.
    I'm still experiencing white balance issues, similar to the issues with the 920.
    05-16-2013 04:27 PM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm sitting in a Microsoft Store, waiting for my backup to restore so I don't burn through my data. It's already over 1.4 GB through their WiFi. It's sitting on the JBL Play Up speaker next to me (sucking up juice and playing music - battery at 17%), and man for the size that thing really sounds good. If I hadn't just bought a different BT speaker, I'd pick this thing up over at ATT where it's on sale for $150.

    The phone is beautiful. They don't have cases or screen protectors, so I'll have to stop at a VZW store for that. I want a case that will protect while showing off the phone, but for the moment, with limited selection, I'll pick up what they have to keep from messing it up. It feels good in the hand, but I like something a bit thicker. I'll get the slimmest case I can find that offers protection to see if I can get used to this, though, because it's just beautiful.
    Ok...... I ended up liking the sound from the JBL Power Up that I went to ATT and bought one. The Verizon store I went to for a case, the manager reluctantly said that he would match it (because my corporate discount only put it $38 higher than ATT's price), but when they went in the back to get one, they didn't have any in stock. Also, none of the local ATT stores had a cyan one, so I got black, which is just as well, because my wife didn't like the idea of cyan in the living room, which is where it would spend a good part of its life (the big stereo is down in the man cave - no TV or stereo in the living room).
    05-16-2013 06:15 PM
  11. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    This varies from person to person, but I also did not notice the weight of the device, even though it is a bit heavier than my old phone. When I picked up a 920 in an AT&T store a couple months ago, the weight was very noticeable.
    05-16-2013 06:34 PM
  12. lisainsf's Avatar
    Picked up the phone this morning and love love love it so far. I have owned many androids, the 4s and 5 iphones and the Nokia 822. My 822 was flawless, but the wide squareness of it was awkward and the rounded edges and finish made it slip out of my hands a lot until I got a case. The width and thinness of the 928 are great, fits in my small hands perfectly and no slipping. Screen is awesome, though fingerprints really show up. I have not loaded all my apps yet but am working on it..928 and Itsdagram all on the same day..life is good. Time will tell how the phone holds up and if there are any bugs.
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    05-16-2013 07:24 PM
  13. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    I though I'd dislike the white, but had no choice, LOL.
    Now I find I'm really liking it quite a lot.

    Screen is really nice, colors pop and it works far more smoothly than my old Droid.
    I agree with you, lisainsf, the size is really nice and fits my (female) hand well.
    05-16-2013 07:57 PM
  14. icstars989's Avatar
    Probably too soon to tell but how are you guys finding your battery life? Im coming from an iPhone 5 which is more than enough to last me, Im sure the 928 will too, just curious.
    05-16-2013 08:03 PM
  15. elpedrogrande's Avatar
    Ok. I got mine. I am SO happy to be back on Windows Phone. I ended up grabbing the blue gel case that the VZ store has. I hate to cover this beautiful thing up, but I am too scared not too. (especially after losing my Trophy so tragically). I am loving it so far, though I am a little overwhelmed with setting everything back up.

    Now here is the interesting part. I went into the store to get this phone, but the sales guy didn't know that. He asked me a few questions (What do you do on your current phone, do you want to stick with Android, etc...) and then he said "I think you should take a look at this new Nokia phone". I was expecting him to push the iPhone or Galaxy S3 but he went straight to the 928. Maybe because it was new, or maybe he is a WP guy too, but I'd like to think that maybe the stores will push this a little harder than they had in the past.
    05-16-2013 08:43 PM
  16. carajean's Avatar
    Ok. I got mine. I am SO happy to be back on Windows Phone. I ended up grabbing the blue gel case that the VZ store has. I hate to cover this beautiful thing up, but I am too scared not too. (especially after losing my Trophy so tragically). I am loving it so far, though I am a little overwhelmed with setting everything back up.

    Now here is the interesting part. I went into the store to get this phone, but the sales guy didn't know that. He asked me a few questions (What do you do on your current phone, do you want to stick with Android, etc...) and then he said "I think you should take a look at this new Nokia phone". I was expecting him to push the iPhone or Galaxy S3 but he went straight to the 928. Maybe because it was new, or maybe he is a WP guy too, but I'd like to think that maybe the stores will push this a little harder than they had in the past.
    Yeah I am extremely happy with this phone so far. I am also going to get some sort of case for this phone it is too pretty to hit the ground. I got the white one and find it kinda slippery from time to time.
    05-16-2013 08:54 PM
  17. lisainsf's Avatar
    Ok. I got mine. I am SO happy to be back on Windows Phone. I ended up grabbing the blue gel case that the VZ store has. I hate to cover this beautiful thing up, but I am too scared not too. (especially after losing my Trophy so tragically). I am loving it so far, though I am a little overwhelmed with setting everything back up.

    Now here is the interesting part. I went into the store to get this phone, but the sales guy didn't know that. He asked me a few questions (What do you do on your current phone, do you want to stick with Android, etc...) and then he said "I think you should take a look at this new Nokia phone". I was expecting him to push the iPhone or Galaxy S3 but he went straight to the 928. Maybe because it was new, or maybe he is a WP guy too, but I'd like to think that maybe the stores will push this a little harder than they had in the past.
    Funny the guys at my local store were really intrigued by this phone as well..though it was clear they had not had training on it yet as I had to tell I'm where the SIM card went lol
    05-16-2013 09:18 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    Funny the guys at my local store were really intrigued by this phone as well..though it was clear they had not had training on it yet as I had to tell I'm where the SIM card went lol
    LOL - the guy at the Microsoft store started to use a tool to pry, and I stopped him and said, "pull that tab." LOL
    05-16-2013 09:24 PM
  19. nooaah's Avatar
    Just got home from a long business trip/flight but wanted to post before hitting the sack: When I first bought the Samsung S3 last June, my opinion after the first day was, "I could probably learn to like this if I mess around with the settings enough." With the 928, I already love it. The screen is beautiful. The touch is more responsive than the S3 (still not at the level of the iPhone). The headphone sound quality destroys the iPhone 5 and is probably a step ahead of the iPhone 4S. WP8 is just beautiful and intuitive. My girlfriend says it's ugly, so that was full confirmation that it's a great phone.

    App selection is pretty miserable. But, the same was true about Android a couple years ago before lots of people started jumping onboard. From what I can tell, the quality and quantity of apps is starting to pick up. I miss iMessage and the Podcast apps. I miss SiriusXM a bit. Yes, I know how to get podcasts on the 928 and I've already downloaded a couple at the airport; I just like the way iTunes can be searched. The App Store also is way better than what we have both in responsiveness and the way apps are categorized. MS really needs to work on that.

    Overall, I'm leaning more towards keeping the 928 and selling the 5. I have another long business trip on the west coast starting Sunday, so this'll be another test. Nokia Drive is awesome. And Nokia Maps actually works while the plane is in the air and in airplane mode. I was able to track my progress in real time over the Atlantic Ocean with surprising accuracy. This. Phone. Is. Great. And I haven't even used the camera yet!

    BTW, I had to VZW sales reps help me when buying the phone this morning. The first guy greeted me with, "So, you want a Windows Phone??" and started pointing to Android. I held up my iPhone and then just pointed to the 928 and said my decision is made. They had a HUGE banner for the 928. More signage for Nokia than any other brand at this store. The second guy who processed the sale and got me setup is an Android and WP8 user. He owns the HTC. He ran me through Skydrive and gave me a brief crash course on basic functionality (holding down back button for multitasking, app list, resize tiles, etc). Very good experience with him.

    8.5/10 - App store and no iMessage hurt me personally. Everyone I know iMessages. I'll be the "green bubble guy". Oh well.
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    05-16-2013 11:31 PM
  20. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    Just got home from a long business trip/flight but wanted to post before hitting the sack: When I first bought the Samsung S3 last June, my opinion after the first day was, "I could probably learn to like this if I mess around with the settings enough." With the 928, I already love it. The screen is beautiful. The touch is more responsive than the S3 (still not at the level of the iPhone). The headphone sound quality destroys the iPhone 5 and is probably a step ahead of the iPhone 4S. WP8 is just beautiful and intuitive. My girlfriend says it's ugly, so that was full confirmation that it's a great phone.

    App selection is pretty miserable. But, the same was true about Android a couple years ago before lots of people started jumping onboard. From what I can tell, the quality and quantity of apps is starting to pick up. I miss iMessage and the Podcast apps. I miss SiriusXM a bit. Yes, I know how to get podcasts on the 928 and I've already downloaded a couple at the airport; I just like the way iTunes can be searched. The App Store also is way better than what we have both in responsiveness and the way apps are categorized. MS really needs to work on that.

    Overall, I'm leaning more towards keeping the 928 and selling the 5. I have another long business trip on the west coast starting Sunday, so this'll be another test. Nokia Drive is awesome. And Nokia Maps actually works while the plane is in the air and in airplane mode. I was able to track my progress in real time over the Atlantic Ocean with surprising accuracy. This. Phone. Is. Great. And I haven't even used the camera yet!

    BTW, I had to VZW sales reps help me when buying the phone this morning. The first guy greeted me with, "So, you want a Windows Phone??" and started pointing to Android. I held up my iPhone and then just pointed to the 928 and said my decision is made. They had a HUGE banner for the 928. More signage for Nokia than any other brand at this store. The second guy who processed the sale and got me setup is an Android and WP8 user. He owns the HTC. He ran me through Skydrive and gave me a brief crash course on basic functionality (holding down back button for multitasking, app list, resize tiles, etc). Very good experience with him.

    8.5/10 - App store and no iMessage hurt me personally. Everyone I know iMessages. I'll be the "green bubble guy". Oh well.

    And until we get group messaging, it will kind of be a pain in the *** to reply to any mass text. That really is the only downside to this phone. You've hit it all on the head.
    05-17-2013 12:21 AM
  21. hopmedic's Avatar
    My girlfriend says it's ugly, so that was full confirmation that it's a great phone.
    THIS! ROFL!

    And until we get group messaging, it will kind of be a pain in the *** to reply to any mass text. That really is the only downside to this phone. You've hit it all on the head.
    I only wish there were a way to block mass texts. It gets old quick when people you don't know reply in the middle of the night becuase they can't (or can't figure out) turn off replying to people who are asleep.
    05-17-2013 06:46 AM
  22. bdball's Avatar
    OK, so keep in mind that this is my first experience with a Windows Phone. I have been a long time iPhone user. I picked up my Lumia 928 from the Verizon store yesterday and had it activated and number ported before leaving. I got my work email set up and the first thing I got was a voicemail from my work phone emailed to me. Went to play it and was told that the phone won't play .wav files! Not a good start. I get support calls this way! I've been able to play these on my iPhone and before that Palm's for years. So I find a work around where I have to forward the email to a online site that coverts it and emails it back. We will see how this works out. Still it was kind of a jaw dropper moment for me.

    The phone itself is very nice. Big screen that is very readable and the web browsing is much more enjoyable then any phone I have used to date. Took most of the evening to get the settings and apps I needed installed and of course contacts and datebook imported. Only took one picture to see how the camera was and it turned out very nice.

    I've tried several times to redeem my $25 Microsoft store redemption but it keeps failing. This is kind of annoying! I had ordered a black model but when I went to pick it up they only had the white. The rep said he called all the stores in the area and no one had any black models. I did get a wireless charging pad and I liked that very much!

    I have 13 more days to decide if I'm going to keep this or go back to iPhone. So far it's been a little culture shock for me but I'll wait a few more days to see what I think then.
    05-17-2013 08:21 AM
  23. jasqid's Avatar
    My girlfriend says it's ugly, so that was full confirmation that it's a great phone.
    I spit up my coffee with THIS! My Wife said the same thing when I went to WP.
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    05-17-2013 08:34 AM
  24. McSlappy's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday before going to work. So I went in grabbed the unit at full retail and went home. Initial unscientific trials are the camera is way better then my Galaxy Nexus. It is hit or miss if you can get voice recognition. I guess on WP is is an option that needs to be enabled on an app by app basis instead of built in to the keyboard like on most android phones, so that kinda sucks. After an extensive use period the phone didn't really heat up and only used about 10% of it's power. At work when I walk around the building my Nexus would drop connection literally all the time swap to 4G and then back again to wifi. Yesterday I walked to the farthest place in the building away from all WAPs and still had 4 bars. Normally my Nexus would have 0-1. I'd have thought that it wasn't displaying signal strength however I started to see the residential networks show up and 1-4 bars so I know it was working. It just has awesome wifi radio's I guess. We'll have to see how the 4G radios work. The Nexus would drop out to 3G a lot in the area so we'll see.

    Now that I have left it on the charger over night and have moved over my SIM and service we'll see how the batter performs today. I got most of the things over that I used on my Nexus however there are a few things that I don't use a lot the I still haven't found a WP version of. I'm going to later install IM+ for the gchat compatibility. I wish this phone had the ability to see what services are working in the background. It says my Skype isn't running so if I get a ............OMG well never mind. As typing this a Skype message came in and the notification went off. Clicked on it and the app loaded right up to the message. Okay that is neat.

    I have two other main critiques so far one with Gmail one with the over all phone. The Gmail one when setting it to constant updates I get my email pushes in real time. All my devices computer and now this phone get the emails in unison. Same with changing to read status. However if I delete something on the phone it doesn't seem to delete it on Google's server until I press the manual refresh button. I can't seem to find a way to do that automatically. I am hoping with the new OS upgrade that supports the new Google protocols this will be improved. Not as nice as my Nexus but not a huge deal.

    This is a very subjective opinion however I just don't feel that I know what's going on with the phone. Am I in LTE or CDMA? Can I lock the phone in to one or the other. Am I in Wifi or not. What are my signal strengths. I have to constantly try and swipe down the top of the screen to find out. What apps are actually running vs what daemons are running in the background. What's my battery like. Simple bar at the top not really good enough. On the Nexus I got a % over time graph with breakdowns of what power was doing what. Are there any apps that do any of the above with live tiles by any chance?

    So far like the phone and the platform but could definitely use a lot of works on the subtle things.
    05-17-2013 09:03 AM
  25. stwall's Avatar
    So I got mine yesterday right after work. Like a lot of people, my $25 redemption isn't working at all. So that's annoying.

    So on to the phone. It is one beautiful piece of tech in my opinion. I'm coming from an HTC Arrive, so this phone is actually lighter than my last phone. The white gloss is a little bit slippery, but I am getting used to it. The quick camera shots I have taken have been great quality. I will say that with the xenon flash enabled, the shots get a slight yellowish tint on my phone, but that wasn't in a very low light situation, so in the dark I imagine it will be less pronounced. The phone is extremely fluid and snappy and my 4G service on Verizon (coming from Sprint) has been like going from dial up to broadband. Voice recognition has been great thus far and the Indigo personal assistant app I have found to be useful, though not as much so as Siri or Google Now. On either of the other platforms, I could ask what the baseball score is and BAM! there it would be, but Indigo just does a Google search for the team's website. Here's to hoping that the Windows Blue update gives us a native personal assistant.

    The AMOLED screen looks fantastic. The colors pop and are vibrant as hell. I'm loving the new Facebook beta app as well, which I was shut out of on WP7.8. I will say one thing though. The 8x still felt better in my hand than the 928. I had no intention of getting it, given the storage comparisons and Nokia exclusive apps and support, but man the 8x form factor fits more comfortably in the hand. It actually made me think for a bit, but the fact that the 8x is the same price as the 928 with less memory really pushed me over the edge. The speaker on the back is very loud. Which is a good thing. It amazed me when I cranked it up to 30 and set it on a table. Filled the room easily. I don't have the Nokia storage checker app pre-installed either, but should be able to find it in the market or from Nokia's site somewhere.

    Short story? Great phone, eye popping display, slightly slippery gloss finish, great camera phone, loud speaker, snappy response time, great 4G coverage (St. Louis).
    05-17-2013 09:12 AM
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