01-15-2014 09:24 AM
40 12
tools
  1. psiu_glen's Avatar
    As the title says. Moved on from my Trophy to the 928 in June last year. Hardware wise, I'm pretty happy with it. The camera has basically replaced our point and shoot for me, while I would love the higher megapixel count for "zooming" purposes, the 928 takes nice shots already. I think the flash downgrade would bother me as well, the xenon (barring correctable WB issues) flash is amazing when called for.

    Otherwise, it sounds like no microSD card slot, maybe an FM radio, bit faster, bigger, heavier, and larger battery. The Trophy had such a terrible camera that this was a huge leap forward, but the 929 is more like a half step forward.

    Heck, improved music handling /syncing (bring back Zune!) would fix my main complaint with the 928. Assuming we get WP 8.1, I should be pretty happy.

    Thoughts?
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-02-2014 07:59 AM
  2. odin09's Avatar
    I got my 928 in May and I'm still happy with it. I plan on sticking with it until the end of my contract and then seeing what's available. I like the 929 but I don't see it as a must have at full price.
    01-02-2014 08:10 AM
  3. AV2RY's Avatar
    I would if I had the receipt) I paid full price for my 928 (no contract) and can't find its box (receipt was in it). Why I would? Because I'm afraid to end up having a brick, L928 is know having alot of problems, and I myself had them alot (freezing, restarting, and recently apps not opening)
    01-02-2014 08:25 AM
  4. dkediger's Avatar
    Probably so at some point....got my 928 in July and my unit has been solid - apart from the "gunk" capacitive buttons. With the amount of reading I'm finding myself doing, I think the larger screen would be nice.

    Tossing around the idea of getting a 2520 through work. I currently just upgraded an older Samsung Slate 7 tablet to Win 8.1. Its nice, but its heavy and needs power regularly. If I do pull the trigger on the 2520, I would probably hold off on the 929 for a while. Stupid thing is, I don't want to get the 2520 until the keyboard cover is available, and who knows when that will be....
    01-02-2014 08:37 AM
  5. Kieta's Avatar
    I will. Been just waiting patiently. Eventually it'll surface.....
    01-02-2014 08:47 AM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm pretty happy with the 928, myself. The only thing I really want is more storage or a slot, and the bigger camera. I'd really like the 41 MP camera of the 1020, so I'm willing to wait a little longer before I give up and give in on the 929. I'm still hoping for a 1020 variant. That and the 928 is big enough for me. If the 1020 variant comes larger, I'll probably get it, but at this point I really am not wanting a 5" screen.
    01-02-2014 10:11 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    Since we have waited so long for the still invisible 929, I might wait until the 930 rumors start. That way, I know it will be many months before the 930 hits the street and it would be safe to get the 929. Sarcasm? Of course it is.
    01-02-2014 12:18 PM
  8. mtalinm's Avatar
    Absolutely. MUCH better camera, bigger screen in similar-size chassis, what's not to like?
    01-02-2014 04:23 PM
  9. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Good points by all.

    Upgrade or retail price obviously plays a part. Got mine using my wife's line, and I kept my unlimited data as well. Have an upgrade coming up this year, but unless they have a *glitch* like they did earlier this year, will probably try to avoid using it.

    I also hold out hope for a 1020-esque camera coming to Verizon. The 929 should have something similar to our little Canon P&S, but that has optical zoom, better glass, and (I presume) a slightly larger sensor still. And for all that, it doesn't take much better shots than my 928. Now, something with the insanity of the 1020 sensor, would give me something different.

    Otherwise I also see it as mostly incremental upgrades -- sure, 1080p is better than 720p, but are my eyes gonna notice? The quad core might help loading apps a hair faster, maybe some stray processing duties a bit faster, but not as noticeable as going from a single core to a dual core is.

    Of course, this is all battling my inherent "I want the shiny" tendencies, so who knows??!?!
    01-02-2014 06:25 PM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure my old eyes won't notice a difference between 1080p and 720p on a 5" screen!
    01-02-2014 08:35 PM
  11. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    Too big. Wanted one that easily fit my pocket, but the 928 is just a bit big for that. Love the phone, but the quirks drive me nuts at times...
    jleebiker likes this.
    01-03-2014 08:25 AM
  12. Rick2340's Avatar
    If my contract was up I would definitely upgrade to get the better camera and larger screen. However since I still have a year and a half left, I'm happy enough with the 928 to stick with it especially since I got such a great deal on my monthly cost.
    01-03-2014 08:28 AM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Not sure at this point. No contract. As there is no expandable storage, it's a problem for me unless 64gb models are common place, an we know that one happen. 32gb is good but, just at that point where I can't put a lot of music or videos on my phone with out worrying about running out of space or not being able to install an app.

    I am planning at this point to stick with the 928 till a more storage and about the same camera is being released or if the 929 comes at a really good price that I can't turn down...
    01-03-2014 10:30 AM
  14. jleebiker's Avatar
    I've had my 928 since launch day. For me, it's been rock solid and I am HARD on phones. It goes with me on SAR missions and is a backup to my stand alone GPS. I've used it in conditions down to -30F. I've used it from sea level to 14K+ feet. It has been with me through all those travels. In all that time, I've only had to do ONE hard reset. That's it.

    That being said, I don't think I will change out my phone for the for seeable future due to one main reason. I HATE the larger size phones!!!! Honestly, I want something I can hold in ONE hand and used it securely. I DONT want to HAVE to use 2 hands. Mind you, I don't have small, girly hands. I'm just doing ALOT sometimes and would rather just one hand the phone than to have to engage BOTH hands for secure usage. In my opinion, the device should be out of the way and an innocuous piece of tech, not something you have to plan where you keep it on you.

    That's just my opinion though.
    01-03-2014 10:48 AM
  15. hopmedic's Avatar
    i've had my 928 since launch day. For me, it's been rock solid and i am hard on phones. It goes with me on sar missions and is a backup to my stand alone gps. I've used it in conditions down to -30f. I've used it from sea level to 14k+ feet. It has been with me through all those travels. In all that time, i've only had to do one hard reset. That's it.

    That being said, i don't think i will change out my phone for the for seeable future due to one main reason. I hate the larger size phones!!!! Honestly, i want something i can hold in one hand and used it securely. I dont want to have to use 2 hands. Mind you, i don't have small, girly hands. I'm just doing alot sometimes and would rather just one hand the phone than to have to engage both hands for secure usage. In my opinion, the device should be out of the way and an innocuous piece of tech, not something you have to plan where you keep it on you.

    That's just my opinion though.
    cap?
    11B1P likes this.
    01-03-2014 11:16 AM
  16. jleebiker's Avatar
    Nope. SAR team in Colorado.
    hopmedic and 11B1P like this.
    01-03-2014 11:52 AM
  17. grunge100's Avatar
    Got mine in late October from ebay, no complaints with the phone and got to keep my unlimited data. The only way I am upgrading is if they get a 1020 variant for Verizon.
    01-04-2014 02:52 PM
  18. SomethingSomethingDarkSide's Avatar
    Might move away from Nokia altogether, I've just received yet another lemon as a replacement and I'm now heavily suspicious of the verizon-only phones. Terrible accessory support too
    01-06-2014 01:24 PM
  19. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    If it comes out in the next couple of weeks otherwise I'll wait to see what new phone AT&T & TMO get for 8.1 devices.
    01-07-2014 03:38 AM
  20. CopaCC's Avatar
    Deleted!

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    01-07-2014 06:10 AM
  21. CopaCC's Avatar
    Sorry, for some reason Tapatalk put my above reply in the wrong thread and I can't remove it.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    01-07-2014 06:11 AM
  22. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Might move away from Nokia altogether, I've just received yet another lemon as a replacement and I'm now heavily suspicious of the verizon-only phones. Terrible accessory support too
    Bummer. I'm a pretty reasonable guy, I know that *stuff* happens. But when a company has a chance to fix something and blows it, *that* will sour me very quickly. And I hold grudges, lol. Agreed on the Verizon-only phones. Hopefully Nokiasoft phones can be universal and not carrier specific.
    01-07-2014 09:04 AM
  23. mtalinm's Avatar
    Got mine in late October from ebay, no complaints with the phone and got to keep my unlimited data. The only way I am upgrading is if they get a 1020 variant for Verizon.
    Did the same thing in December!

    But I will go to 929, if for the bigger screen & better camera.
    01-07-2014 10:57 AM
  24. Zippier's Avatar
    Yep, I can't wait.
    01-09-2014 10:11 AM
  25. pci2k's Avatar
    So here's a question for you 928 owners. I understand that before the 928 was released, there were rumors about the 928 itself as well. How long before it debuted from the rumors, and was there a slip on a test website as well? I'm hoping that Verizon trends the same way like this on the 929/Icon coming out.
    01-10-2014 02:22 PM
40 12

Similar Threads

  1. Get WP 8 SDK mini on WINDOWS 7
    By khader_moham in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 04-25-2016, 06:34 AM
  2. any way to share my 1520's screen with TV?
    By Selahattin Kotay1 in forum Nokia Lumia 1520
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 05:57 PM
  3. Switching from wp8 to another wp8
    By ThinkFast81 in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-02-2014, 03:38 PM
  4. Black spots in my 820's AMOLED display in the dark.
    By KrisJoeEll in forum Nokia Lumia 820
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-02-2014, 02:09 PM
  5. The Best Way To Add Your Music
    By Mostafa Saleh in forum Nokia Lumia 520
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-02-2014, 07:59 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD