Difference between Nokia Lumia 928 and LG Optimus F7

Key Difference: Nokia has recently announced a new phone to its line-up; the Lumia 928. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive screen with broad back bezel. The phone is quite bulky and heavy, compared to other newer smartphones that are focusing on getting thinner and lighter. The LG Optimus F7 features a 4.7 inch screen and will run on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). In terms of hardware, it will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 8 GB.

Nokia has recently announced a new phone to its line-up; the Lumia 928. This phone is considered as the flagship phone for Verizon (a US telecommunications company) but it is also available in an unlocked version. In terms of hardware, the phone is very similar to Nokia’s flagship 920 but has added on extra features and tweaks that can go either way. Although, the phone has been modified, there are no revisions to the Windows Phone 8.

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. Another small curve can be found on the bottom on which speaker grille is strategically placed that keeps volume from getting muffled when placed flat on the back. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive screen with broad back bezel. The phone is quite bulky and heavy, compared to other newer smartphones that are focusing on getting thinner and lighter.

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 the basic structure of the Nokia phones with the volume rocker, power button and a dedicated camera key on the right edge. The power button is very similar to volume rocker only slightly smaller, making it difficult to find it without looking. The volume rocker is also a little to access and hit during mid-call. The left side of the device is bare, while the top hosts a center-mounted Micro USB port, a pull-out SIM tray and a 3.5mm jack. The back stands out with a bigger Xenon flash and the camera with Carl Zeiss lens.

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 also has amazing speakers but almost all reviewers said that when talking on the phone, the voice on the other end sounded hollow and unrealistic. The loud speaker also lacks bass and depth. However, the noise cancellation on the phone works exceptionally.

The phone is powered by 1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, making it fast. The phone does not lag or even slow down. As it is a windows phone obviously it is powered by the Windows Phone 8 OS. The Android vs. Windows Phone debate is always the same. Though, the OS is great, Android does have more apps to offer and is also more customizable. The phones offers 1 GB RAM and has 32 GB internal memory. For users looking to add more than 32GB of data will run out of luck, as it does not offer adding extra 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. However, Nokia does proud itself for its low-light image technology and rightfully so. The low-light images are quite sharp and does not blur. In addition to that, the company also offers xenon flash that is bright and powerful. The xenon flash can only be used as flash and cannot be left lit, so the company has also added a secondary flash for videos and flashlight purposes. The camera does have slow shutter speed, which requires people to hold the camera still for long periods of time to avoid motion blur.

The device houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BV 4-NW) that boasts good power. The Verge could run the battery for approximately 27 hours, while Tech Hive got only 6.5 hours out of it. The power of the battery depends on running applications, usage and many other different factors. In all, the phone is okay but does not come close to its 920 cousin.

A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. On, February 21, 2013, LG announced the new sub category in the LG Optimus lineup, the F series, namely LG Optimus F5 and LG Optimus F7. LG’s F series are mid-range phones that are expected to address the growing demands of 4G LTE phones. Though, the phone has been announced for release, the company has yet to release all of the specs for the phone.

The LG Optimus F7 features a 4.7 inch True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and will run on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The device has a slim polycarbonate back that is a little slippery to hold. The phone features a wide and sleek physical home button on the bottom of the screen, which is surrounded by a capacitive back and menu buttons. The back of the device features a hexagonal pattern with varying tones and shades. The design makes the phone unique from the other phones that are available in the market.

In terms of hardware, it will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM, making it a pretty fast device in terms of running apps. The device provides an internal storage capacity of 8 GB, which is expandable by 32 GB. The phone houses an 8 MP primary camera for videos and photos and a 1.3 MP front facing secondary camera. The cameras come with features such as autofocus and geo-tagging. The phone will have 4G and NFC capabilities. The device comes with a powerful Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery.  The F7 will also get an updated version of the Q-Slide, which will work with calculator, memo, camera, browser and the video player. The phone also comes with a new safety care feature, which can send SMS or alerts to certain people if the user has not checked in a while or left a certain area. It will also let the family member know if the user has dialed 911 from their phones.

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

 

Nokia Lumia 928

LG Optimus F7

Launch Date

May 2013

Q2/2013

Company

Nokia

LG Electronics

Size

133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm

131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6 mm (5.19 x 2.69 x 0.38 in)

Display

4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inches True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

TBA

Weight

162 grams

TBA

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100

LTE

GUI

Windows Phone UI

LG UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core

Dual-core 1.5 GHz

GPU

Adreno 225

TBA

OS

Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

TBA

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

N/A

up to 32 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

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

Network

Bluetooth Version

Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Connectivity

GPS

4G LTE Network

802.11b/g/n

Data

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

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

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

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Bluetooth

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

Yes

USB

microUSB 2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8.7 MP PureView 3264 x 2448 Pixels

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected]

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected], video stabilization, stereo sound rec.

Yes (details TBA)

Camera Features

  • 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
  • Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

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

DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Battery Capacity

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

Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery

Talktime

2G: 11.8 hours

3G: 13 hours

No official data released

Standby Time

2G: 606 hours

3G: 513 hours

No official data released

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML

Radio

N/A

TBA

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support

Java

N/A

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 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
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Q Slide
  • Safety Care Feature

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, phonearena.com

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