Katy Perry and her film crew relied on the Nokia Lumia 930 for a music video shoot
As it turns out, the Nokia Lumia 930 was not only used by the singer for the video, it was also employed by the production crew to make sure that everyone could be reached at a moment's notice. In fact, considering the brief amount of time that the phone actually appeared in the video, it looks like the high-end Windows Phone model got more play in the behind-the-scenes video.
So Miss Perry now joins the list of singers who have used a Nokia Lumia model in more than one video. That list includes Jennifer Lopez, who has used the Nokia Lumia 920, and more recently, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.
Check out both the music video and what took place behind the scenes, by viewing the video slideshow below.
Nokia Lumia 930 stars on and off screen during Katy Perry's latest music video
source: KatyPerryVEVO, Nokia via WPCentral
1. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)
Nokia Lumia 930
3. jugga (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
im seriously thinking of getting this phone, what is wrong with the software?
in the sense of why should i not get it, what are its limitations?
96. sgodsell (Posts: 1387; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Katie Perry and 50 cent were both given Lumia 1020 for free. Its the cheapest and fastest way to get free advertising for your hardware and platform.
6. Phonedingo (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)
Hardware wise the better sucks comparatively speaking. No expandable storage, and there's no double tap nor glance support (At least for the icon there wasn't). Software wise it depends. It's sort of like ios in that you maybe able to do something, but only in the limited ways that Microsoft wants you to. Though some people like that. I'd wait to see what other products are coming out. Around IFA is just about the worst time to buy a phone.
7. muhsen (Posts: 265; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
nothing is wrong with the software. WP is in its best iteration 8.1, making it on par with the other two platforms. Also, the store is rapidly evolving, firing all of its cylinders. It has reached 300k apps just after a few months of the 200k apps milestone. If gaming is not a top priority ( it has a very nice set of games, but iOS is the ultimate gaming mobile platform), then u will be very pleased with it
22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Add IMO. Also the 300k app store is filled with fake BS apps.
152. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Oh please. At least 80-90% of android and ios' stores are clones and web page ports. WP's store is much more refined and has fewer copies, percentage-wise.
10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
If you're a heavy gamer, then don't get it. Otherwise, all of the most popular apps on Android and iOS are present in the WP store. Also, if customisation is more your thing, then this might again not suit your needs. But if you want a reliable high end phone with super fast and smooth performance, great build quality and an OS than runs smooth and looks sexy doing it, and you want to receive software support for a long time, there's nothing better out there than the Lumia 930. Or you could always wait for the One M8 with Windows.
16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1497; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Your description also fits 5S, M8 GPE and OnePlus One perfectly.
28. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 632; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
"Runs smooth and looks good doing it"...
Doesn't fit any Android. The last part REALLY doesn't fit iOS.
33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
It depends on whether if you're biased or not.
43. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 947; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
It fits android perfectly and android looks cool doing it too... iOS on the other hand is great and do everything which it says it can do. Look at their fingerprint scanner , they implement it beautifully and it works great too... All these OS are great
106. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
The M8 GPE is not readily available everywhere in the world, so that phone is irrelevant, and even if it's a GPE, it definitely won't receive updates for as long as the L930. The iPhone 5S is a decent alternative, though the iPhone 6 is around the corner and it has a pretty small display for a flagship.
90. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
oh go to hll .. no they're not present .. companies release their apps in iOS and Play Store I never once saw an ad on tv or on a website stating download on windows phone store. many many apps are missing and the os is so limited, if I'd ever get an OS with such limitations why windows phone while i can get iOS full of apps and games . I won't do this but wp is in a terrible position and it's not 4% anymore it's 2.5% now down 78% from last year .. and these 2.5% mostly are low end lumia 520s/620s
153. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
IOS is a media player that relies on apps to do ANYTHING. WP, android, Symbian, palm, Blackberry, Sailfish, these are OSes which are true smartphone platforms.
14. Wiencon (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
There is nothing wrong with software, it's just matter of preference, if I would buy phone it would be with WP. I don't really understand these fanboys wars, can't we just use the OS that we like and let others enjoy their phones? If someone bought iOS or WP maybe it's because he likes it, there is no need to bash him just because someone thinks that other OS is better.
15. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)
I gave windows 3 on 10 because it is smooth,consistent and lag free.
Agreed that windows marketplace hasn't got that many apps yet but more are being added everyday.
The hardware in powerful but they should have added the 801 chip instead of 800
31. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 632; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Get the 1520 instead, if you can live with the size; it's superior or equal in every way!
42. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 947; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Its good phone and nothing wrong with software it is reliable,fast,smooth and has enough apps
but it ain't perfect like nothings perfect in this world some draw backs are:-
lack of games compared to ios and android
lack of customization option especially if your coming from an android device
and lack of google apps, of u love google apps like me u're gonna really miss them but there is alternative srevices by M$
closed platform, some people just don't like closed platform but u'll geylt used to it,im sure
but i think u should wait a but more longer. successor for 1020 and 1520 will be arriving soon also many smartphones with different os are coming too like note 4 next iphone etc
this not a bad device but many complaints about battery issue and some other lumia exclusive features are absent on this device.
95. Liveitup (Posts: 1502; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Get the phone, honestly WP is an awesome platform and the 930 is great. Those here who you see is trying dissuade you from getting one don't listen to them, they are regular WP trolls. If you visit WP articles after a while you'll see their pattern of trolling.
Here is a video of WP 8.1 vs the newest Android OS update Android L
WP has changed the mobile landscape with its UI and 8.1 brought tons of features if your are a poweruser, look up reviews online for yourself.
WP has Tons of Apps , you would be satisfied, the overwhelming majority of popular apps thats on the competing platforms are on WP and the very few that is not there third party client apps does a great job as an alternative so really you'll be good, there is a reason why the trolls will say WP has no apps but when it comes to telling us all the missing apps and games they don't back up their words, like i stated its cause the overwhelming majority of popular apps are there.
Dive in to WP you'll have a great time, support choice.
132. nasznjoka (Posts: 351; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Stop lying , WP can not even share anything via bluetooth unless you go manually turn it on then come back and find where you were then there you go now you can share. Plus windows is grandpa's system leave it to them
154. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Look again, I share stuff via Bluetooth and NFC almost as often as o do via MMS and social media, and it's just as easy, all built-in. WP is the last modern OS and it shows, especially for sharing content.
5. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I wouldn't give the hardware 10/10 either:
1. As it embodies and SoC which was released almost a year ago since its released date. Hence, not really the 'future proofing' the device.
2. The battery life is below average and scores appallingly on gsmarena's battery tests. Even according to PA, Z2 lasts twice as long in comparison to 930.
3. It doesn't record video at 60fps and also no 4k.
4. No accessible battery or memory card slot.
5. Not water and dust resistant.
6 The display is
9. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
*also pretty average which maxis out at 350 nits as against GS5 which goes all the way upto 600 nits.
The plastic back isn't helping either.
11. Phonedingo (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)
Most reviewers says the screen is just a notch below the s5 in direct sunlight.
29. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 632; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Can't tell with the 930, but I've seen the S5 next to the 1520, and the Lumia is leaps and bounds beyond the Galaxy... Clearblack ftw!
34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wow, true fanboy. S5 has the best display on a smartphone currently.
37. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Stop spreading lies kiddo !
Watch this comparison yourself rather then taking some fanboy troll on his word:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
When it comes to Amoled, no one does it better then Samsung. Period
155. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Samsung makes Nokia's LED-tech screens, using Nokia's patented and proprietary ClearBlack tech. So, yes, Samsung does make the best mobile screens, but they've not all in Samsungs.
12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
WP doesn't need an 801 or 805 to be on par with the Android flagships out there. Even with its "older" Snapdragon 800, it out performs most Android flagships out there. Older isn't always necessarily bad. And so what if the back is plastic? It's durable and looks awesome. and much better than the plastics used on an S5 or G3.
18. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'WP doesn't need an 801 or 805 to be on par with the Android flagships out there. ' - Same old mundane argument. I use to hear the same thing when Lumia 1020 came out with a year old processor (same as 920) but when a Lumia 930 came out those blind fanboys just shifted gear.
You know you're contradicting yourself when you say 'And so what if the back is plastic? It's durable and looks awesome. and much better than the plastics used on an S5 or G3'. - Do you mean to say that S5's plastic isn't durable ? Well cause the last time I checked S5 survived a 10 feet drop and an SUV.
When Lumia uses plastic it awesome but when S5 uses everybody loses their mind.
30. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 632; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Nobody have shifted gear. Most serious commentators and bloggers specifically point out that the 1020 is just as good in daily operations as the 930, despite the older and slower processor. It makes a big difference when using the camera though...
35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I've been watching WP fanboys from 2012, and they all have ignorantly denied the need of a quad core display until 1520 leaks.
56. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Let's get this straight the lumia build and polycarbonate is leaps better than anything ss has ever made. You made me laugh by that comment
77. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Why don't you actually make a point rather then writing a comment which make you look daft ?
81. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
That was a point. Nokia build quality isn't an opinion but a fact.
125. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
LOL.....stop imposing your opinion as fact. GS5 has already proved its built quality in various videos where it survives an SUV and a 10 feet drop which I didn't see 930 going through.
For most people that is enough and much more suffering then anyone will ever go during its lifetime.
Also, 930 isn't water or dust resistant which GS5 is.
Unless you've actual facts to your OPINION I'd recommend you to not embarrass yourself further.
86. shyguy3763 (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)
I think he just loves the desgn more or maybe because Lumias are not as glossy as Samsung?
122. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Exactly, my friend ! You just hit the hammer on the head.
108. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Nokia/MS makes plastic look sexy and premium with their Lumias, while Galaxy makes it look cheap and gross! Samsung may have a superior OS (on paper) on their phones, but they are NOWHERE close to the design, built quality, construction and in-hand feel of a Lumia!
156. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Oh boy, an SUV. I think it was a Lumia 900 or 920 that got run over by a mining-grade DUMP TRUCK and survived, albeit a bit stretched.
25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wow lame argument. The new snapdragon is more efficient, which would have helped the poor battery life of 930. The GPU is newer and the memory interface is faster too.
Don't act as if your phone is running a dumbphone OS (maybe true LOL).
91. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
have you seen benchmark tests? sure you did not. and who cares if my GS5 gets 39300 something (as it did when I ran antutu on it) on android and may get 42000 on windows phone when I get a featureless app-less limited nobody wants os? I'd rather have android and touchwiz on top with all the bells whistles and awesome feature than to have your 2.5% market share cheapo operating system used only by poor people who account for more than 70% of the sales (L520/L620). get a life nokia guy. it's dead jim. now open up your eyes
24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I agree on all your points but the display, its AMOLED, brightness doesn't matter that much. And it may be plastic, but it is a sexy piece of hardware and aluminium frame adds it a class.
32. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Generally, I tend to stay away from subjective things like looks but personally, I don't have huge hands, so when instore I tried the demo unit I found the aluminium frame quite uncomfortable due to its sharp edges. But each to their own.
13. muhsen (Posts: 265; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
The phone is much cheaper than its competitors
1. the SOC argument is really irrelevant here, since this is a WP, S800 with 2 gb ram is more than enough.
2. I agree with this
3. 4k is really a gimmick. what's the point of it, if u can only record 5 mins. 60FPS is not mandatory but it's certainly nice to have
4. Z2, One m8 and iPhone doesn't have accessible battery, it's sacrifice u make to get an unibody phone. 32GB storage is enough for many, but some would argue that they need more.
5. really not mandatory
6. the display is awesome, check gsmarena review that u have referenced in the battery point.
the phone is selling (in the uk) , for 90-60 pounds less than an s5, 60-50 pounds less than One m8 and Z2 and 130 pounds less than i5s 16GB, making points 3,4,5 really forgivable. That's near S5 mini and One mini 2 range, and almost 60% of the price of a Galaxy alpha. Don't tell me u were expecting all-tech phone at such price.
21. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
3. 4k isn't really a gimmick. Just look at this video review in 4k (shot with Note 3) and honestly tell me if it doesn't look detailed even on your 720p display.
60fps is quite mandatory in a flagship phone of 2014.
4. Can you tell what really is the functional advantage of unibody ? I can give you 3 for a non-unibody phone.
5. I didn't say its mandatory. But just saying that competition has that feature and the Lumia doesn't. Hence, its an important feature its missing as many drown their phone in water.
6. Dunno what exactly you're pointing here.
Not sure if I want to save 60-90 quid by sacrificing a better display, significantly, better battery, MicroSD slot, latest SoC, 4k recording, UPSM and google apps for that money.
36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
4k is a gimmick until Microsoft does it right with their next flagship/s
151. jugga (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
i just looked into this 4k recording, the tv's look amazing but if i understand it correctly the z2 i think it is...sony? well that is the only phone that shoots true 4k, and the others break up the picture and use an algorithm to fill the gaps... so im not sure how that would look on a large tv.... well thats what i read anyways
41. juandante (Posts: 369; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Typical MS fanboy lying to himself.
You are buying a FLAGSHIP EXPENSIVE PHONE and you are telling me for example that "4k is really a gimmick", that 300k apps is enough (while there is nothing like Snapchat, Tinder, Bank apps) and that it should not have the latest SOC ?
It is very sad to see fanboys, but I'm happy that the world is composed of normal people as we see that WP market share is 4% and going down.
50. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
4k is pretty unnecessary honestly. Where are you watching that 4k video you recorded? Until the tvs are in many homes it would just be a novelty but I'm sure you can tell yourself enough that it's not and it will be true
63. juandante (Posts: 369; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Well we used to say the same when new HD phones arrived (TV where expensive and people couldn't afford).
But I am sure you and in a lesser case many people are happy today that they have a footage of their good old moments in better quality once now that everyone have an HD TV or screen, and knowing that a phone last 2 years on contract.
So seriously, we must condemn that this phone don't have 4K in mid 2014. Think of future.
66. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Fair enough but I'm not sure they do contracts where you get this phone. It doesn't work in the US on any carriers and I don't hear much about contracts outside the US or Europe. I often forget that people keep phones that long as I change phones often
70. juandante (Posts: 369; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Even when you change phone, you keep your data and your videos so in any case I suppose you want the best quality for future proof.
But even when you dont change often, when you pay expensive it is better to have the best for the money as you will keep your phone longer.
And remember resale value, how to resell your phone at good price when other phones have better arguments for same price or cheaper ?
75. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
All valid points that I didn't think of. +1
Also I'm not okay with the way the 930 was brought out. Should have been an upgrade and not the same phone as the icon but many months later.
48. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I actually agree with most of this. They should have done better with the 930. It was on pay when the icon came out but they waited too long and hardware jumped up since then making this behind. Also the no knock feature and for effing sake no glance which is a great feature.
84. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Good to see a better version/side of Papss
100. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Glad to see you still troll wp articles like it's your job.