The Nokia Lumia 928 delivers the Windows Phone 8 operating system to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in the United States. Available since May 16 of this year, the handset delivers a speedy processor, large high-resolution display and NFC wireless support out-of-the-box. Also on board the Nokia Lumia 928 4G Windows phone is a ramped up, rear facing camera which delivers a Carl Zeiss optics package, extensive special effects and customization features, and special “photo lenses”.
The photo lenses in question are actually applications that work with the rear facing camcorder to provide different high-end features and customization aspects. Some of the more popular Windows Phone 8 lenses that operating system provides on the Nokia Lumia 928 are named Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, Panorama, and Bing Vision. Cinemagraph mode actually combines movement to your still images. It does this by taking your photos and blending them with movie-like animation to bring your still snapshots to life.
Smart Shoot is a lens application which actually takes five snapshots at a time. This enables you to pick different pieces from each frame, and then combine them to make just the perfect picture. Panorama mode actually “stitches your pictures together” and gives you instant share to Facebook or Twitter. And Bing Vision is an ingenious application which actually delivers information about the subjects and objects which you snap pictures of. This innovative feature also provides text translation on the spot.
These lenses, or applications, are provided to the rear facing 8.7 megapixel PureView camcorder which features a high-quality, wide angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). That rear snapper actually employs a floating lens, which means movement reduction and compensation in your videos and snapshots. The Nokia Lumia 928 camcorder also delivers a powerful Xenon flash which is an upgrade from the standard LED flash, a wide-angle f/2.0 lens and video capture at 1,080P HD resolution and 30 frames per second.
The display on board the handset runs 4.5 inches, delivering a resolution of 768 x 1,280 pixels and a pixel density of 332 ppi. A scratch resistant layer of Gorilla Glass is present, and the phone delivers up to 16.2 hours of talk time and an incredible 25.2 days of standby power from a single charge. The CPU is a dual core 1.5 GHz chip, 1.0 GB of RAM memory is on board, as is a full 32 GB of built-in storage space. Facebook and Twitter applications have been pre-installed, and a front facing chat cam with video call support is also on board, as is an Internet Explorer 10 mobile web browser.