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Lumia 930 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8): specs comparison

Lumia 930 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8): specs comparison
Scheduled to launch in June, the Lumia 930 is Nokia's latest global flagship smartphone. With a 5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the international variant of the Nokia Lumia Icon (exclusively available in the States) can rival pretty much any other high-end smartphone out there in terms of features and performance.

But can it face Android's finest and live to tell the tale? Well, while this is a complex question that would require some thorough testing of each device before it can be answered, we can actually see how the Nokia Lumia 930 ranks against the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) in terms of pure specs. And sure, specs aren't everything, but hey - you can't deny that it's just so fun to be staring at those specs sheets and comparing all the different features, one after another!

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8)

Design
OSWindows Phone, 8.1Android (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UIAndroid (6.0, 5.0, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense 6 UI
Dimensions5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 9.8 mm)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
Weight5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
Materials Main body: plasticMain body: aluminum
Features Fingerprint (swipe) 
Rugged Water, Dust resistantSplash resistant
IP certified IP 67IP X3
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.1 inches5.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi432 ppi441 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 3
Screen-to-body ratio70.78 %69.76 %66.71 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera
Camera20 megapixels16 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.2F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26 mm31 mm28 mm
Camera sensor size1/2.5"1/2.6"1/3"
Pixel size 1.12 μm2 μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Dual-camera, Autofocus
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Touch to focus, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.264MPEG4
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974-AAQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32 GB RAM / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Capacity2420 mAh2800 mAh2600 mAh
Fast Charge  Yes
Wireless chargingBuilt-inOptional 
Talk time11.50 hours
the average is 15 h (876 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (876 min)
 
Stand-by time23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)15.50 hours
the average is 17 h (991 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (991 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (991 min)
Stand-by time (3G)  20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Music playback86.00 hours67.00 hours 
Video playback7.50 hours13.00 hours 
Multimedia
MirroringDLNAMHLDLNA, Miracast, MHL, MirrorLink
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 20, 8, 3, 1, 7Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20Bands 3, 7, 8, 20
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s


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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:15 9

1. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


2420 mah battery on 930 is a bit low as per today's standards.

Galaxy S5 strikes as middle ground and an all rounder between these 3 to me.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:14 10

8. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


And as a low ground in build quality..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:55 3

14. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


How do you already know about build quality ? The device is not even in the market yet

Build quality ≠ Build material

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:36 3

23. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


That's easy.... It's from Nokia.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:05 7

25. dorian827 (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Im certain Samsung builds some of the poorest quality phones on the market.

My Nokia Lumia 520 feels more premium than an S2, S3 and S4.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:48

40. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Spoken like a fanboy

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 23:56 3

30. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


"The device is not even in the market yet"
LOL. It's a Samsung device dude, its going to be cheap. Deal with it.
"Build quality ≠ Build material"
There is a certain point below which the build materials start to ruin the build quality no matter how well made the phone is. Nokia and Samsung both are using polycarbonate but when you hold a 520 and S4 in hand, you immediately realize which is worth having. I had a S3 and then I bought a 925, and trust me, I'm never buying a Samsung phone again in near future. Here's hoping Samsung introduces that premium line we have been hearing about.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:10 1

32. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Lol a 520 lmao you live in afghanistan or what? Yeah sure we know which is cheap, when you walk in with a nokia phone in your hand at college you hear people imitating goat and cow sounds, and see everyone smile. Nokia has such a bad rep only a loser would buy ome. And market share proves this and you know 70% of the nokia sales comes from dirt cheap cr@ppy 520,630. So get a life

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:22 1

36. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


"...hear people imitating goat and cow sounds, and see everyone smile."
Wait, what the heck are you even talking about? And I don't have a 520, I have a 925 as I said in the earlier comment but it was a long comment and was probably too much for you to comprehend in one go. And I don't live afghanistan, don't know what made you think so.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:31

39. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Yeah. Maybe you're not young enough to know this, but it is actually funny owning a nokia or a blackberry. Literally they are the symbol of failure, and you know it. And what's funny is watching them trying not to drown while being hammered by Samsung and others. What made me think you come from glorious afghanistan? Lmao your NOKIA.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:07 3

41. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


the13thking of lala land strikes again with his utter stupidity..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 02:28 1

45. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


He is a brainwashed sammy fanboy, he thinks his brand is out of this world n makes him superior to others, whoever using other brands inferior to him, N if you are facing any problem in your Samsung phone that means you dont own phone attall. Lol!

'Nokia has such a bad rep only a loser would buy ome.' what a loser statement!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:42 1

53. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


You are the brainwashed nokia loser and yes samsung is out of this world and so is nokia troll lmao yes my grandma loves nokia. Go back to afghanistan, they adore it there. Or hey hang out with young people and get yourself seriously bullied. Get over it, no one cares about you or your brand. And yes, you're a loser.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 12:45 1

56. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Butthurt, U never come out from your cave, whats the connection between you and afghanistan God knows,.
You are too old to understand about young people. N who needs your care? U need it desperately. So keep it with yourself only. Ask your grandma she will tell you who is the big looser.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:43

54. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


And nokia guy is hurt :(

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:09

42. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'LOL. It's a Samsung device dude, its going to be cheap'

Spoken like a true fanboy. Now tell me if they were that cheap why would 100 mil customers buy into Galaxy series? and why if Nokia is that good it is being sold to MS ? If 520 had better built quality than S4 why it didn't sell 40 million units ?

You need to go out more often, the reality in real world might surprise you.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:40

52. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Samsung announced 6 months ago the 40 million sales number so wake uo loser. Nokia is that good? Lol no one wants it. If selling 100$ devices (520/630) for more than 70% of your customers and have a 4% market share shows how premium nokia is? No. It simply shows that people who generally buy nokia go for cheap. Funny thing is? Apple/Samsung took the high end from nokia and samsung carried on to take the midrange and low end lmao

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:10 1

43. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'LOL. It's a Samsung device dude, its going to be cheap'

Spoken like a true fanboy. Now tell me if they were that cheap why would 100 mil customers buy into Galaxy series? and why if Nokia is that good it is being sold to MS ? If 520 had better built quality than S4 why it didn't sell 40 million units ?

You need to go out more often, the reality in real world might surprise you.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:06 1

26. vincelongman (Posts: 4570; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-battle-it-out-in-drop-test_id54692
Ugly design, yes, but the build quality is brilliant.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:08

28. dorian827 (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Did they drop test the Nokia Lumia 930 yet?

Probability 0%

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:06 1

31. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Lookat the crash test conehe@d.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:13 4

44. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Its the premium feel n quality that's being talked about here..not about drop tests...just like benchmarks its rubbish..people don't buy a phone to try drop tests on it or to just run benchmarks..so enough of this BS..Apple, Nokia, Sony, HTC n even LG makes better phones than Samesung when considering the build n feel....But yeah Samsung do build good devices but not build wise..no one can argue with that unless you're blind..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 02:33 2

46. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ excatly

They stick to same old dumb statement 'sales sales sales', Yes everyone knows samsung is a market leader. That doesnt mean other brand makers are inferior, nor what majority people buys makes it superior. There is a difference, unfortunately these guys dont understand attall, or dont want to understand!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 14:43

58. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Butthurt. They all wish they were Samsung. And for all those brands sales sales sales is everything. And for them being able to sell is success. And yes it matters when most people have samsung/apple in their hands it shows which is reliable and awesome and cool and also what is the no-one-cares-about-it. Get a life literally. And stop trolling. No one cares about your nokia unless you're in afghanistan.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 03:48

59. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Oh Man!

First of all Nokia is not mine, Not my a brand. Nor a fanboy of any particular brand, I love every brand inlcuding Samsung but dont support blindly any brand, If im using Nokia that doesnt mean Im nokia fanboy.

Who give you rights to bash other brand users and insult them? Gosh you and your afghanistan! Normal people wont laugh or make fun about others only because they are using other brands or in your case not using Samsung. After your comments Im glad that Ive better life then yours. First go to school and get proper education.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:40

60. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Lmao oh yes you are a butthurt fanboy. In fact you trolled every comment i made. Im in college. You need education and it really seems you are coming from afghanistan.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 01:08

61. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Good Night Sweet Dreamz

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 02:45

47. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'Its the premium feel n quality that's being talked about here'

Premium feel and premium quality are two different things. I do admit premium feel is not what S5 has although that is subjective and what feeling people like.

But GS5 is anything but not premium quality. A well built device is what withstand drops, water and dust. GS5 stands tall amongst all of them. 930 is not water and dust resistant and is made from the same 'plastic' GS5 is made from.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:28

50. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Xperia Z2 is a much better option that S5 since you want to bring the dust n water withstanding capabilities..n besides that its easily repairable..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 14:38

57. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Umm what about all the "other" things? Not important ey? As long as sony doesn't have them, it's not.

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