Difference between Nokia Lumia 928 and LG Optimus G

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 G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM.

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.

The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM. It has a 13 MP or an 8MP primary camera, which is dependent on the market. It has a 1.3 MP secondary front camera. It is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The phone can be identified by the glittery backside which makes the phone appear trendy.  However, the back panel is not removable, which may be a downside for some, as this means that the battery will not changeable. The phone has also been criticized for being a little on the heavier side.

The LG Optimus G features Smart Screen that keeps the screen on if the phone detects the user's eyes looking at it. It also allows users to choose the phone's default font and font size, change how long the capacitive keys backlight stays on, and customize the events that trigger the notification light to flash. The phone also features QSlide apps which include a web browser, Memo pad, Calendar, Calculator and a Video player. These allow the users to run two of these QSlide apps simultaneously with a slider allows user to focus on one of them.

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

 

Nokia Lumia 928

LG Optimus G

Launch Date

May 2013

November 2012

Company

Nokia

LG Electronics

Size

133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm (5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)

Display

4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

162 grams

145g (5.11 oz)

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 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100

LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700

GUI

Windows Phone UI

LG Optimus UI v3.0

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 225

Adreno 320

OS

Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

N/A

None

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, 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

AT&T 4G LTE Network

4.0+LE

Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices

802.11b/g/n

S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy

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, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

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

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB 2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8.7 MP PureView 3264 x 2448 Pixels

13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), autofocus, LED flash (depending on the market)

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected]

1.3 MP

Video

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

[email protected], LED video light

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
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

SNS applications

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

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

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player

Battery Capacity

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

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 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

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

N/A

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

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
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • Zerogap Touch
  • QSlide
  • QuickMemo
  • Android Beam
  • LG Tag+
  • Wise Ringtone
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Eco Mode
  • Connect to Social Networks
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, engadget.com

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