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National Geographic and Nokia continue to capture stunning imagery of the natural wonders, now with a Lumia 930

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National Geographic and Nokia continue to capture stunning imagery of the natural wonders, now with a Lumia 930

We have been following National Geographic photographer, Stephen Alvarez, as he treks the world to each of its seven natural wonders, capturing some impressive pictures and video so far with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 from the Grand Canyon in the southwest United States, and the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Next stop is Nepal, and that can mean only one thing, Mount Everest. For this leg however, the Lumia 1020 has been handed off to make way for the latest to join the Lumia line-up, the Lumia 930. While not packing the mega-41-megapixel sensor of the 1020, the new Lumia still has an impressive 20-megapixel camera, optical image stabilization, and PureView to make it all come together.

Video and photos of this latest segment of the adventure do the Lumias proud, and while any mountainous landscape is picturesque, the terrain and culture around the Himalayas and Mount Everest is something to behold, even if only through pictures and video.

We shared a few of the pictures and the promo video below (including the panoramic banner image above, click to see full resolution), but there are dozens more via the National Geographic source link, plus interactive maps of the trip, and photographer tips to master the countless customization settings on your Lumia. This particular trip took place in April. Three wonders down, four to go. Which natural wonder will Alvarez explore next? The Great Barrier Reef? Victoria Falls? Paricutin Volcano? Aurora Borealis? Which one do you want to see next?





sources: National Geographic and Nokia (YouTube)

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posted on 02 Aug 2014, 02:49 4

1. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 376; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


amazing. first I saw it I thought how can he charge 930 bcuze its battery life sucks then I saw he carries solar panel lol

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 04:12 2

4. mousesports (Posts: 251; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


YOU ARE WRONG... BATTERY IS SO GREAT ON LUMIA 930 (2 DAYS FOR ME) . Better more more better then old lumia 920 or 925 . I think you are crazy and blind !

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 04:51 5

7. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 376; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


check out reviews you dumb. 2 days ??? so you dont use your phone properly or you lying

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:41 2

14. khaldoon (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Can you please tell me how did you get 2days of use on your 930. If the device has standby time of 44 hours and that's 4 hours less than 48 hours( 2days) and that's if u don't use ur device at all. Not implying that it's a bad phone but it's battery life is really the worst among the high end smartphones nowadays

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:53

15. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 376; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


he is lying. thats clear. how can 930 stands 2days while most of the 3000 mah phones cant stand 2 days.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 06:53

16. cezarepc (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


My 925 can't even last 6 hours based on my usage (push email, calls, text, hotspot for my tab). That's why it's always plugged-in in my work PC and on a charger at home. The only times my 925 is not charging is when I'm on my motorcycle or walking around.

Might be hard to believe guys but I can actually extend battery life to over two days - if I turn off almost all background activities and data connection (which I don't want to do as that makes my phone a dumb phone).

So I think it's possible that mousesports owns a Lumia 930 but only uses it for calls, text, and occasional picture taking.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 07:49

19. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 376; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


as I commented above. either he dont use phone or lying

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 21:16

33. JC557 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


When I had the Nokia Lumia Icon I had no problem getting a full day of moderat to somewhat heavy use (some web browsing, maps, and emails on the NYC subway plus some calls) and aalmost day and a half with lighter use. Brightness is around 60% and signal strength varied quite a bit on the trains.

I could see 2 days if this person is a really light user. The Lumia 930 shouldn't be that different

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 09:36

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1055; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Can you tell me where you got your info at for standby time on the 930? If you were to look it up here on Phone Arena, you'll notice that it days "Standby: 23 days (552 hours)".

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:35

26. hemedans (Posts: 147; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


Lumia phones are good in standby but average (like android) in video watching and web browsing. I tell you this as owner of gs3 and Lumia 620.

Lumia 620 has only 1300mah battery but standby time is 14days. But it become worse when you watch more videos or surfing web.

Same to Lumia 930 it has 2420mah but standby is 18days.

If you said endurance test is 44hours then I guess its gsmarena test.

Gsmarena test they include 1 hour of calling, 1 hour of video watching and one hour of web surfing daily. So if someone use 1 hour of the above daily then his/her Lumia 930 will last for 44 hours.

If he use 2 hours of talking, 2 hours of watching and 2 hours of surfing battery will last for 22 hours. (rough estimation)

So I can say Lumia 930 is neither good or bad its average, and because WP doesn't have true multitasking battery life won't become worse in future

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 09:48 2

24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Says the blind fanboy. Koolaid effect.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 02:51 6

2. DogeShibe (Posts: 275; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Nokia is always better in imaging technology.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 03:07 6

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


No matter how evil Elop that everyone claimed, he will never destroy built quality of Nokia phone.

Lumia 1020 is the only device from west that worth to buy, so that I can take wonderful picture when travel across the world. Would highly recommend this to my fellow Chinese tourist

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 04:18 1

5. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


but he destroyed the main thing

without which phone is just a brick

that is OS

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:06 4

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Calling a lag free os brick is pure ignorance

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:15 6

9. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Agreee 100%. Also all OS is lag free(that include Android too). WP not just a lag free OS but also has many features with 8.1 update also provides a unique Experience with it's modern UI.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:18 1

11. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Implying that other OS' aren't lag-free just because WP is lag-free is also pretty ignorant.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:39 3

13. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I feel sorry for you trying to defend the wrong, and try to make me a bad guy.

I'm using 'other OS' as well get your reality check

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 08:48

20. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Please don't feel sorry for me, I don't care. Now about you saying that I'm defending the wrong and trying to make you a bad guy is just plain ignorant. I'm not defending anyone. It would be better if you read my comment next time.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:18 2

10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


True he should've used Android along with WP. But WP ain't a bad brick OS . It deserve much better credit and attention than it has now.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 04:36 1

6. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


video in the ;last the only thing i didnt liked was the name microsoft

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 05:28 3

12. DogeShibe (Posts: 275; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I hate it when people say - 'Elop Trojan horse' 'Elop destroyed Nokia' and all that...
seriously why don't you just go and try running the company by yourselves?

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 07:09 2

17. register (Posts: 68; Member since: 02 Aug 2014)


"seriously why don't you just go and try running the company by yourselves?" A company will surely be destroyed if anybody runs it. There should be a CEO who has a good history of making the company where he worked a profitable one, not the 'why dont you' guys. But almost every company Elop worked was sold out. His wrong decisions made the Nokia D&S to be sold to MS. Going with android would have been best for Nokia. Nokia wouldn't have surpassed Samsung probably but would have been profitable. MS also would have been forced to make WP much better. They wouldn't have just sit back and give up on future which is smartphones. WP could have been at the level of Android by now except in apps.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 07:34 3

18. DogeShibe (Posts: 275; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Look I am not going to argue to prove something / someone wrong.I just said what I hated.I will stick to the fact that Elop is better than most pathetic trolls blaming him here.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 09:02 1

21. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Ellop is a trojan no matter who supports him.
U saying about trolling u r also trolling.
Bcoz trojan is a trojan no matter what you name it.

I know u will say that Microsoft gave 1 billion dollar to Nokia.

U dont know about hunting then (I m not a hunter)
But to hunt u always place a attractive things in the trap to lure the hunting thing

Once the it gets trapped, he has no other option to get the hunters help...

That's what it is, Microsoft is the hunter and Nokia is the one who got trapped.

Thats it.

Microsoft was very slow in upgrading its os when nokia was in charge after buying suddenly they announced 8.1

Even though they would have announced b4 still they were successful in their for getting nokia.

Honestly to me Nokia with Android combo would be the best ever thing happened to the mobile world. But thanks to elop

He is a coward scared from samsung.

What a excuse he gave.

No ome would have bought samsung if it was nokia.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 09:38 3

23. DogeShibe (Posts: 275; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Lol wut?

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:18

25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"What a excuse he gave."

Elop is what is known as a "hatchet man". His job as an exec is to go in and kill the company, to sell the company, to downsize the company, etc.

Elop has no other skill other than this. But as he is good enough at it, he's managed to make a lot of money doing these sorts of "hatchet jobs".

A "hatchet man" will never find the best path forward. The job of a "hatchet man" is in fact to find the worst way forward, so the company can be killed, sold, chopped into little pieces, etc.

Microsoft wanted to buy Nokia for cheap, so they paid off some board members and sent in their hatchet man to do the dirty work.

This is what happened to Nokia.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:51

28. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Microsoft wanted to buy Nokia for cheap, so they paid off some board members and sent in their hatchet man to do the dirty work.

Proof? I want to see it. If not you are just being a pathetic fanboy

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:45

29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It's called the Internet, Billy. Try and use it sometime.

I know, it's not made by Microsoft and all the anti-Microsoft sentiment is confusing to you. But it does have a lot of good information. Including plenty of corroboration for my statements.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 13:10

30. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Wow you are so thick headed to believe that what a blogger, forum poster is actually factual... Lol I said PROOF not opinion

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 16:20

31. elitewolverine (Posts: 1538; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I used the internet. I found employee article written by someone who interviewed before ELOP took over.

Symbian was an internal joke cycle, the tools were outdated and needed work themselves, Samsung, Cisco and others walked away from Symbian because it was a huge mess. SO much of a mess that Meego was the future...

Problem was that to had its own internal strife with the Symbian team. Not to mention LTE was not supported and wouldn't be for years, and when the board asked for an internal status, not a single meego phone was available to show them.

So yes he was the hatchet man, problem was that nokia was the hatchet to itself. After all Nokia HIRED A NEW CEO. It wasn't like the old nokia was doing so amazing they just upped one day and was like, f it, lets fire our CEO cause we are #1.

Seriously, elop nut wacks with tin foil hats have no clue the internal struggle of Nokia that lead to their downfall. Elop just had the actual gaul to call it what it was, burning company(platform).

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