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

0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2014, 14:06 posted on

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...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:15 9

1. tech2 (Posts: 2342; 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: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


And as a low ground in build quality..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:55 3

14. tech2 (Posts: 2342; 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: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


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

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:05 7

25. dorian827 (Posts: 130; 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: 2342; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Spoken like a fanboy

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 23:56 3

30. raunak (Posts: 505; 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: 505; 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: 205; 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: 295; 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: 295; 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: 2342; 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: 2342; 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: 1585; 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: 130; 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: 205; 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: 295; 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: 295; 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: 295; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Good Night Sweet Dreamz

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 02:45

47. tech2 (Posts: 2342; 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: 205; 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 03:55 1

62. lew15d (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


I'm loving the fact you're calling people a "butt hurt fan boy" when you're acting like one, yourself. If someone says something bad about Samsung, you're straight in there.

I know someone who owns an S4 and although it is a good device, the layout of the Android system is terrible. HTC managed to pull it off better when it comes to the look of the Android OS.

Ideally, you need to sit back down and stop trolling.

Technology isn't a reason to become an internet troll. Go outside and enjoy the sunshine. I can assure you, it doesn't burn as much as you think it will.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:27

66. cocorad (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


i've own a samsung s4, then decided to buy 920. best decision ever!

now i'm going to need a new phone, that's why i'm here.. and so far, lumia still looks better.

to everyone:
the13thking is a prisoner of his own peers, just let him be. he's happy talking about his 1stking samsung. we can't do anything about it. he's a sad kid wanting to be "in trend", doesn't open his mind to better ideas because he's stuck to the idea that he is superior when he follows what others are buying. he talks about bullying and racism, what else do we have to see about him, when he is already showing that he's insecure, ignorant, inflexible, closed-minded person.
just let the kid be... his happiness is anger towards something that "he thinks" is less superior to him. maybe it's about his past.. or maybe he's misinformed.. i don't know. just a poor fellow.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:59 2

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3618; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We have to wait for battery test.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:32 6

20. Altair (Posts: 335; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Galaxy S5 is an ugly cheap looking blastic device. You can't even compare it to well designed 930.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:53 4

21. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Your mouth even "cheaper" kid..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:30

29. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


My $180 android phone feels more premium, kid

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:38 2

24. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


It's true... I went and checked it out at att,, believe me.... Nothing too see.. But bandaid cover

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:24 1

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


Yet no one buys lumia :( nokia is being sold :( all buy bad S5 :( life is hard at the bottom of the food chain.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:16 1

2. mayur007 (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


930 still going to be expensive like

s5 n m8

what i fell 930 should be priced lesser that current competition as it does not offer much as the competition offers

930 is not an all rounder like s5 , z2 etc

i dont know about the pricing but price should be under 550$

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:07 1

27. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I think a fair price for the Nokia Lumia 930 should be

$449 or $399 especially for their commitment to affordability and quality devices.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:25 1

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


It has the same price tag as the S5 and M8, it is another bad move from nokia.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:20 6

3. Carlitos (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I find the s5 to be the better of these 3 so far.
It also amazes me how the s5 was unveiled for more than a month yet, we still have a lot if missing information about it and such. .
As for the 930. It all has to do with pricing. They should price it lower because it does jot offer as much as the HTC m8 and the S5 offer

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:14 1

22. jeeta444 (Posts: 134; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


well 930 atleast offer a 20mp 1/2.5" cam..better than m8..
while both offer 5" display, 930 measures 137mm vs m8 146.4 mm....m8 is almost 10mm bigger in size...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:22 1

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


32GB vs 10.9GB native storage.. 930, yea I know its missing SDcard , 4K video rec..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:31 3

5. mayur007 (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


yeah specs of this phone is too 2013..

misses many things not just 4k

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:28 2

9. Kishin (Posts: 631; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Things could change its not yet June..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 17:29 2

17. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


"2013 specs" that would run this OS like butter,, and 4K, since I own a UHDTV, I would like that feature ..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:13

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


It is nothing without the sd card, even 32 gb is not enough today unless you are an old guy. Its missing waterproofing heart rate monitor fingerprint ir blaster and android, as wp is playing a never ending catch up game.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:33 10

6. mayur007 (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


in all these s5 is better ...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:41 3

7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Lumia 930 is better as it has a better design compared to the S5 & has a better camera compared to the M8. Also, WP8.1 is better than Android (IMO).

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:31 2

10. Kishin (Posts: 631; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Hold up, there should be comparison soon..now that WP8.1 official.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:45 5

12. livyatan (Posts: 732; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


"WP 8.1 better than Android"

Boy you are clueless

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:50 4

13. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I prefer WP over Android. And I also like to be clueless.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:19

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


Yes you are. You broke your piggy bank to buy a nokia and now go spam articles. Hey no one wants it, sales come from dirt cheap 520/630(70%), and it has such a bad reputation people smile when they see one. It is so bad itis actually being sold to ms. Here comes cold water.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:25 1

48. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I broke MY piggy bank to buy a Nokia, so why is it bothering you? I'd actually like cold water since the temperatures are soaring in the hearts of fandroids after WP8.1.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:36

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


Oh you bought a nokia? Now go to a school/college and hear people make fun of you. No one cares. And about 8.1 thingy lol no one cares literally. It's playing a never ending catch up game, android is in another dimension so hey, wake up.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:48 1

55. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Haha, trust me when I say this - most of my friends own a Samsung Galaxy, and they all just keep on asking never ending questions about WP & my Lumia 1520. Infact, a few of them even switched to a Lumia and are quite happy with it. People show more interest in my phone rather than in me lol. Android is ahead of WP, only for now. WP has security and fluidity, which Android just does not have. So stop hating on WP, enjoy your OS of choice and let others enjoy theirs.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 04:02

63. lew15d (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


I'm afraid The 13th King has no idea that everyone has to start from the bottom... I remember Android first starting out and they were absolutely terrible when I was introduced to the G1 device it was on.

You probably don't know what one of them is, so use Google to look it up whilst you're at it.

Windows Phone is a NEW platform compared to Apple and Android, so they have time to pick up on what essentials are needed when it comes to applications and so on.

I'd love to see a Samsung, HTC or iPhone EVER take on a 41MP camera like my Lumia 1020, but sadly, they DO NOT have the technology to do so, do they? It wouldn't stop me using an Android or an Apple powered device though as I love all my technology.

You're a typical fan boy who is way too far up the ass of one manufacturer.

I have access to a HTC One (M8), a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5 as well as my Lumia 1020. So, you can't call me a "fan boy" there, can you? Silly, silly boy.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:15 1

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


Lol better than android. Hold up bro, wp is playing catch up with android. Lumia 930 just looks like all other nokia phones. And hey please compare the features to the S5, what does it offer the nokia thingy?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:26 1

49. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If you call the gimmicks in the S5 "features", then you are the one who's clueless.

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