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Katy Perry and her film crew relied on the Nokia Lumia 930 for a music video shoot

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Katy Perry and her film crew relied on the Nokia Lumia 930 for a music video shoot
Last September, we pointed out how pop star Katy Perry used the Nokia Lumia 1020 on the "Roar" music video. Nearly a year later, Perry used the Nokia Lumia 930 on her "This Is How We Do" video. The green casing of the phone fit in perfectly with the vivid colors that bombard your senses throughout the entire video. During the song, Perry used the Nokia Lumia 930 to Skype with a friend.

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.


source: KatyPerryVEVO, Nokia via WPCentral

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posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:09 13

1. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Nokia Lumia 930

Hardware-10/10
Software-3/10

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:27 2

3. jugga (Posts: 28; 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?

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:33 7

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Some say, it has no apps.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:34 5

5. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:37 3

6. Phonedingo (Posts: 395; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:38 5

7. muhsen (Posts: 281; 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

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:38

8. Phonedingo (Posts: 395; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Battery*

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:39 3

9. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:41 5

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:41 1

11. Phonedingo (Posts: 395; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Most reviewers says the screen is just a notch below the s5 in direct sunlight.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:44 5

12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 03:55 2

13. muhsen (Posts: 281; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:17 4

14. Wiencon (Posts: 2001; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:38 2

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

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:43 1

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Your description also fits 5S, M8 GPE and OnePlus One perfectly.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:54 3

18. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:00

20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hardware:8/10 because of poor battery life.
Software: lets not be so harsh, I'll give it 5-6/10

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:02 2

21. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlXIzOzLss
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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:02 1

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Add IMO. Also the 300k app store is filled with fake BS apps.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:07 2

24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:13 1

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; 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).

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:19 2

26. hmd74 (Posts: 485; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Design - 20/10

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:26 3

28. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; 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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:29 5

29. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; 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!

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:31 2

30. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; 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...

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:33 3

31. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Get the 1520 instead, if you can live with the size; it's superior or equal in every way!

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:34 1

32. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Fair enough.

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.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:37 4

33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


It depends on whether if you're biased or not.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:39 4

34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Wow, true fanboy. S5 has the best display on a smartphone currently.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:42 1

35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; 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.

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