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  1. plyboult's Avatar
    Currently have had an 8x for the past few months and while its a quality device, I've always wanted a Nokia (initially I picked the 8x over the 928, due to pricing).

    EBay prices of the 928 are steadily declining and I am sure they will continue, with new Lumias coming out & the device getting a little older.

    Before the end of the year I plan on picking up a new phone, my question is should the 928 be something I should still consider purchasing once the right deal comes along?
    09-28-2013 11:11 AM
  2. FinancialP's Avatar
    If it's a good deal, of course grab one.

    You won't regret it, and on the plus side you got a good deal for it.
    09-28-2013 11:22 AM
  3. plyboult's Avatar
    I've been reading through one of the other threads about the amount of Bugs and different phones people have had to replace so that does me make nervous.

    With the 928 I am looking at more storage and Nokia support over the 8xs smaller storage & much less support.
    Tom Hebert likes this.
    09-28-2013 11:29 AM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I've been reading through one of the other threads about the amount of Bugs and different phones people have had to replace so that does me make nervous.

    With the 928 I am looking at more storage and Nokia support over the 8xs smaller storage & much less support.
    As someome who owned a 8X for about 4 months and then moved over to a 928 (mainly for the space). I personally would stay stick with the 8X if you can deal with the space limits...The 928 is a very buggy phone, at least once a week the touch screen stopped working and needing the phone to be rebooted to get to work again (yea, some say not a big deal but, it happens when a call comes in or a email that I have been waiting for comes in). There are other issues that I have a lot of, like internet stop working and the fact that Verizon disabled the FM radio on the phone (no matter what people are saying right now).

    The 8X is more stable phone than the 928....and I will stand by that 100%. 85-90% of the time the 928 works great but, when I had my 8X, 99% of the time it was fine...

    New models will be coming ou soon, if you can hold tight, I would wait it out a little..
    Tom Hebert likes this.
    09-28-2013 12:24 PM
  5. coip's Avatar
    The 928 is a great phone: fantastic camera, 32GB is space, 4.5" of screen, and pretty sexy too (bot not as sexy as the 925 or 8x). It has had a few bugs, but overall runs really well. You wouldn't regret getting it.
    09-28-2013 12:31 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Davidct has had a bad streak of luck. If you find a deal on a phone as good as the 928, jump on it. It's a solid device.
    09-28-2013 01:42 PM
  7. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    09-28-2013 01:42 PM
  8. mrZoSo's Avatar
    Other than what VZW messes with, SMS+call filter & the FM radio, I haven't had a single issue with mine. It's a great solid dependable performer.
    I'm sure there is some buggy ones out there, but that's just the nature with mass production.
    One has to remember too, that the few that have had issues that you see on the forums, isn't always a good representation of the 100's of thousands or more that have been sold.
    If you need a new phone now, I'd pick one up. If not, wait to see what is coming out real soon.
    09-28-2013 02:51 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Davidct has had a bad streak of luck. If you find a deal on a phone as good as the 928, jump on it. It's a solid device.
    Look around, I am not the only one...There is a bunch of threads on these issues. The 928 is a nice phone no question but, it's a buggy phone, a TON more than the 8X....(never had an issue when I had the 8X so, it's not buggy at all)
    Tom Hebert likes this.
    09-28-2013 04:16 PM
  10. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Look around, I am not the only one...There is a bunch of threads on these issues. The 928 is a nice phone no question but, it's a buggy phone, a TON more than the 8X....(never had an issue when I had the 8X so, it's not buggy at all)
    I have many friends who are rocking this device without a single issue.
    liquidgore likes this.
    09-28-2013 04:43 PM
  11. plyboult's Avatar
    Typically this is the only place I've seen issues with the 928, everywhere else speaks very highly of it.

    I have a soft spot for HTC I think they have always made a really quality product, but just Nokia is that much more supportive and I would rather save with buying a 928 for $3-350 new, than paying closer to retail once future devices arrrive.

    I have very little patience as we speak and having a phone for awhile isn't something I am used to lol.
    09-28-2013 05:16 PM
  12. Cindy_H's Avatar
    My daughter and I both have 928s, and neither of us have experienced any "bugs". If you find a good deal, I'd say go for it.
    09-28-2013 11:05 PM
  13. plyboult's Avatar
    If the 929 coming out will be $500 off contract I can either save up for that bad boy and probably get the 928 for under $250. Hmm
    09-30-2013 08:17 AM
  14. tcman88's Avatar
    If the 929 coming out will be $500 off contract I can either save up for that bad boy and probably get the 928 for under $250. Hmm
    I would certainly wait for 929. There are some bugs with 928 ( main one screen locks up) but it's a solid phone. However 929 has some killer features that I think is worth the wait
    09-30-2013 08:37 AM
  15. vonchowder's Avatar
    We have three 928s in my family since launch date in May. I can remember only 3 lockups in the entire time. No other defects or bugs that I know of (amber update fixed Bluetooth problem). Besides the 1020 on other carriers, I think the 928 is one of the best phones out there still. Fast, lots of storage, good audio, photos and video capability are just a few of its great features compared to others.
    09-30-2013 08:59 AM
  16. plyboult's Avatar
    Personally I want to see a new windows device from HTC but like I said I don't know how much support will be there.

    Ill at the very least wait until the Nokia event when the new devices are announced and go from there. Just the storage and price of a slick white 928 are intriguing to me.
    09-30-2013 09:10 AM
  17. jleebiker's Avatar
    I've had the 928 since launch day. I have a ton of apps on it. I use the CRAP out of it for GPS and fitness type apps. It is my primary camera now. In all the time I've had it, it's locked up MAYBE 3 or 4 times and I think it was the result of a problem with a specific app that hung the phone.

    Also, I got a screen protector for it and the TPU case and I've dropped it many times from waist height and above on all surfaces from carpeting to parking lot and still have not had any cracks or scratches. As with any experience in this regard, YOUR experiences will vary. I am just relaying my own.

    Yes, they say the 929 will be out. That's an option as well, depends on how bad you need a new phone. I was using a 2 year old Trophy where the USB port wasn't working anymore. I had an identical one that I used SOLELY for charging the batter. I had to carry BOTH phones with me and swap batteries out when the one in my main would die. Not the most optimal of solutions, but one I suffered with until the 928 was available.
    Since then, I have never been more pleased with a device. This one is awesome for ME.
    09-30-2013 11:34 AM
  18. plyboult's Avatar
    Seeing what the 929 is going to bring to the table. I don't have an actual upgrade until December 2014, my 8x is still holding up very well a few months in (minus light wear and screen scratches).

    After the new releases I still may check out a white 928, I've been seeing some awesome deals on eBay and the price of the device is just going to keep declining. Thanks for the feedback.
    10-03-2013 04:33 PM
  19. chase1963's Avatar
    I've had a 928 for around 3 months. It' locked up on me soon after i got it. I found out holding volume down and power rebooted it. I did that. No problem. Last week it locked up for no apparent reason. No matter how many times i did the same reboot, it wouldn't work. VZW sent me a replacement.
    10-07-2013 08:29 AM
  20. maevinj's Avatar
    I just grabbed a 928 off of ebay for 250 to tide me over until the 929 is released. Something is going on in my area and people with 3g phones (me with my iphone 4s) get horrible coverage, but people on 4G have awesome coverage.
    10-09-2013 08:55 PM
  21. liquidgore's Avatar
    928 is a hell of a phone. If you consider waiting for the 929, why not just wait for the next model or the model after that? There will always be a new and better model on the horizon. If you go that route then you'll never be satisfied.
    10-09-2013 09:08 PM
  22. DavidinCT's Avatar
    928 is a hell of a phone. If you consider waiting for the 929, why not just wait for the next model or the model after that? There will always be a new and better model on the horizon. If you go that route then you'll never be satisfied.
    But, the 928 is the first claimed "high end" one on Verizon. The 929 might of ironed out all the bugs with the 928. To be honest, I would wait for the 929 or to see what HTC releases (A rumor of a HTC One with WP on it sounds very cool).

    On that note, if you wait for the 929 to be released, the 928 would bottom out in the pricing, so if you have the 8X, live with it for a few more months till the 929 is out after a few reviews to see if that is what you want. If you still want a 928 at the point, you should be paying almost nothing for it as they will be really cheap after the new model is released.

    928 no question is a really nice phone with a great camera WHEN it is working fine. The problem is when I need to be doing something that I feel is important at the time, is when it locks up on me..

    As for the screen stoping working, look at my other thread about the issue....I am not the only one with this issue...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...than-ever.html
    10-10-2013 11:18 AM
  23. plyboult's Avatar
    928 is a hell of a phone. If you consider waiting for the 929, why not just wait for the next model or the model after that? There will always be a new and better model on the horizon. If you go that route then you'll never be satisfied.
    That seems to be my problem of late. I love the 8x but I just think that if I stick to windows, that it should be a Nokia. Can't say for sure I have enough patience for a new HTC to come out months down the road.

    The 8x came out back in November of last year and I didn't purchase it until this past summer. Its been perfect for me and I think I would potentially do the same with a 928 if it can dip under 200.

    Ill check around for some more reviews as I am curious about these "bugs" I hear often of, and what the battery life is like (the 8x has fantastic battery).
    10-10-2013 05:24 PM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    That seems to be my problem of late. I love the 8x but I just think that if I stick to windows, that it should be a Nokia. Can't say for sure I have enough patience for a new HTC to come out months down the road.

    The 8x came out back in November of last year and I didn't purchase it until this past summer. Its been perfect for me and I think I would potentially do the same with a 928 if it can dip under 200.

    Ill check around for some more reviews as I am curious about these "bugs" I hear often of, and what the battery life is like (the 8x has fantastic battery).
    If you're buying on eBay, buy from someone who can confirm the phone has no bugs or defects. If you receive the device & find out they were wrong, you can likely file something with eBay & undo the trade.
    10-10-2013 06:20 PM
  25. DavidinCT's Avatar
    If you're buying on eBay, buy from someone who can confirm the phone has no bugs or defects. If you receive the device & find out they were wrong, you can likely file something with eBay & undo the trade.
    Just make sure that the phone is not sold AS-IS, because in that case ebay might stand behind the seller if the des told all issues with the phone. CLEARLY READ THE AUCTION.

    Also to note, EVERY 928 (unless it was dropped or some physical damage) is under warranty now. Even if you buy it off ebay(warranty if based off serial number). If you have an issue, just go to Nokia's site, submit a phone for repair, they will email you a UPS label to send it to them, wait 4-10 days and you'll get a replacement one. They dont send Referbed that I have gotten, they send brand new phones in a sealed box. I had to return a 822 (stopped working a day after I got it) and a 928 because the wireless charger didn't work on it.
    10-11-2013 10:20 AM
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