As promised I’m back with another “wrap up” post after participating in the Midwest Verizon Wireless Style Voices program for the past 6 months. Last week week I let you know my final thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Camera, graciously provided to me by Verizon along with six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions, and now I’m back to let you know my final thoughts on the Nokia 928 Smartphone. Let’s do this.
The Nokia 928 Smartphone with Windows Phone Operation System
In July I put together this video of my first thoughts about the phone after one day of use.
After 6-months I pretty much agree with everything I thought about the phone in the video above, but I must admit that my 1-Week Challenge gave me a deeper understanding of the Windows O/S originally did not impress me.
Here are more of my thoughts.
Windows Phone Operating System
I’m an Android girl through and through. I love it, I find no fault with it. I moved from Palm to Android and am happy as a pig in a pile. That said, the operating system took some getting used to. I can say I “get” it now, but that’s after over a month of feeling like it wasn’t intuitive, avoiding it, then finally forcing myself to give the phone a chance for a week. Then I got it. The learning curve, even for this former web interface designer, was steep but not insurmountable and, once I gave the phone a chance it’s really not as difficult as I thought.
Amazing Photo Quality
The 8.7 megapixel camera with wide angle optics takes amazing pictures! Truth be told this is one of the main reasons I found myself reaching for the phone. I love that you can get to the camera with the press of 1 button, even when the phone is off and the screen is locked and the photos in low light come out really well.
Epic Video Quality
You guys know I make YouTube videos so anything that allows me to record videos, I’m gonna record videos! LOL! Surprisingly the video quality on this puppy is full HD and uses optical stabilization to take pretty amazingly clear shots. I find myself reaching for this phone for video on the go.
Great Sound Quality
I’ve had ad-free Pandora and this is the 3rd top reason I grab this phone. When you lay the phone on its back the sound amplifies by bouncing off the table and there’s no need for speakers. Love.
Love The Build Quality
This was the first thing I noticed when I first took the phone out of the box. The scratch-resistant polycarbonate body and black glare-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass is amazing and super resilient, so much so that I never felt the need to get a case. I’ve even heard the screen responds to your gestures when you’re wearing gloves. Sweet. I still wish my Samsung phone was in the build structure of this Nokia 928.
Integrated Wireless Charging Plate
This was a cool experience. I pretty much kept the charging plate on my nightstand. This was great if you’re ok with a stationary charger, but it’s not that simple if your a bit nomad like I am. I could see this working well just the way I used it, as a stationary charger, or even in a place where the charger is shared.
Well Populated App Store
I thought I wouldn’t find any of my favorite apps in the Windows App Store but I was wrong. About 80% of the time I found what I wanted, or something comparable. The downside was it typically had less functionality than its Android counterpart.
To check out the complete list of specifications visit the Verizon.com website.
You can find the Nokia 928 on the Verizon.com website as well as several other major retailers. Stay tuned for my last program wrap up post about the Verizon Wireless service later this week.
Ta ta for now *waves*