Difference between Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 928

Key difference: The Lumia 1020 is the newest flagship phone by Nokia. It features a 41 MP camera and runs on Windows Mobile 8.  Nokia Lumia 928 is a previously launched phone of Nokia.

Nokia is a Finland-based multinational communications and information technology corporation. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable.

On July 23, 2013, Nokia announced the launch of its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 1020. The Lumia 1020 succeeds the Nokia 808 PureView. The device comes with a 32 GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM. It is run on Windows Mobile 8. 

However, the most highlighted feature of the Lumia 1020 is the 41 MP camera with PureView technology. PureView utilizes a pixel oversampling technique, which reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture while maintaining a higher definition and light sensitivity. It also allows for lossless zoom.

Due to this the phone is marketed towards amateur photographers and shutterbugs. However, also because of the camera, the phone is classified as a niche device, which is why is pricier than most high-end smartphones. A camera case accessory for the phone is also available, which turns the phone into a point and shoot camera. The case also allows the phone to be attached to a tripod.

One of Nokia’s previously launched phones is the Nokia Lumia 928. The 928 is quite similar to Nokia’s flagship 920, but has added on extra features and tweaks. The Nokia Lumia 928 does not share the physical characteristics of the 920. It is in a bar from that has a slight bulge on the back that makes the phone comfortable to hold.

The Nokia phones are known for the bright interactive colors, which are no longer an option in this model. The phone is available only in two options: matte black and glossy white. This is believed to be because it is a Verizon exclusive phone.

The phone comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with ~334 ppi pixel density and boasts excellent sunlight readability. The AMOLED screen is better for side viewing angles and sunlight visibility. The phone does have excellent resolution and the images are sharp, crisp and clear. The screen can also be configured for ‘high touch sensitivity’ known as ‘glove mode’.

The phone is powered by 1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor. It is powered by the Windows Phone 8 OS. The phones offers 1 GB RAM and has 32 GB internal memory, and no external memory. The device houses an 8.7 MP PureView rear camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. The rear camera comes with the Carl Zeiss optics for sharper images. It also comes with the typical autofocus, image stabilization, flash etc.

Comparison between Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 928:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia Lumia website, theverge.com and GSMArena.com.


Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 928

Launch Date

July 23, 2013

May 2013





130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm (5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)

133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm


4.5 inches AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen

4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen


768 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~332 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels (~334 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors


Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 2


158 g (5.57 oz)

162 grams

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network

RM-875 and RM-877: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

RM-876: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

4G Network

RM-875: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

RM-877: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100


Windows Mobile

Windows Phone UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core


Adreno 225

Adreno 225


Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8


Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon


2 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro SIM


Internal Memory

32 GB, 64 GB (in some markets)

32 GB

Expandable Memory




Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer


GPRS, EDGE, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Channel bonding, NFC

NFC, Wi-Fi Channel bonding,2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB.


HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL


WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n


Bluetooth 3.0 Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1

Bluetooth v3.0 Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1


microUSB 2.0

microUSB 2.0

Primary Camera

41 MP, PureView

8.7 MP PureView 3264 x 2448 Pixels

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps


1080p@30fps, 4x lossless digital zoom, video light

1080p@30fps, video stabilization, stereo sound rec.

Camera Features

  • Auto focus
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 1/1.5 inch Sensor size
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 26 mm Camera focal length
  • Camera minimum focus range of 15 cm
  • 4.0 m Xenon flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • PureView
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • 6-lens optics
  • High resolution zoom 3x
  • Auto focus with two-stage capture key
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 4x digital zoom
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • Xenon flash
  • 1/3.2'' sensor size
  • 1.4 µm pixel size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Panorama

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats


Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video supported formats

Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Battery Capacity

Non-removable 2000 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BV 4-NW)


384 hours

2G: 606 hours

3G: 513 hours


2G: 19.1 hours

3G: 13.3 hours

2G: 11.8 hours

3G: 13 hours

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Red (in select markets)

Black, White


SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM





Stereo FM radio with RDS



with A-GPS support and GLONASS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS




Additional Features

  • 7 GB Free cloud storage
  • Wireless Charging
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
  • Photography apps: Nokia Pro Camera, Nokia Smart Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer, Nokia Glam Me Lens, Panorama
  • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
  • Navigation features: Public transportation routing guidance, Save favorite destinations, Free maps, Live traffic information, Free voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps, Speed limit warnings, LiveSight, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation
  • General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Application sandboxing and integrity check
  • Wireless Charging
  • PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display
  • Brightness control
  • Orientation sensor
  • High brightness mode
  • Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Video light, Video zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Continuous autofocus
  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Mac companion app
  • Windows 8 companion app

Image Courtesy: nokia.com

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