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Nokia Lumia 930 goes official: Lumia Icon look-alike for the rest of the world

0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2014, 13:04 posted on

The Nokia Lumia 930 has just gone official, and it is just what rumors painted it to be - a Lumia Icon look-alike smartphone with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel full HD display…

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 8

1. aayupanday (Posts: 576; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Finally!
Fine successor to the 920
But the wait is definitely long :(

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:23 1

17. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And quite worthy. This will go head on with Sony's Z2. What M8? lol
The next thing they have to work on an IP certified phone.
And a quad-core update for the Lumia 1020.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:37 4

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Whenever you hold this device it will tells you gorgeousness. I bet ya.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:49 1

51. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


fail no sd card small battery and 2 gig ram. this is to all the people talking crap about the htc m8 saying the 930 will be better

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:35 1

56. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


2 gig ram on windowsphone. Its different than 2 gigs on android mr engineer.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 3

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Looks sweeet!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:53 3

40. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 standout in crowd.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 5

3. sgodsell (Posts: 3883; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Not coming to North America, oh well.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:14 5

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Dude, you have the Icon...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:19 5

11. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


On a single carrier in a single country...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 1

15. drazwy (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


uh, verizon users have the Icon. Can hardly be considered a North American release. Oh well, Maybe next year. Probably be exclusive to some other carrier I don't have.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:45 1

33. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Why don't you buy it from Europe ?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:53 3

39. drazwy (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Likely won't support my bands. No European phone released to date supports all T-Mobile US bands. :(

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:09 3

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Nice. Nice. Nice.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:13 1

5. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


So no SD-card? wp 8.1 has to be fantastic for me to buy any phones with WP.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:15 3

7. drazwy (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


No US release? How f'n lame.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:19 1

10. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


US already have Lumia Icon. Same phone.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:31 4

23. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Carrier exclusive is the problem. Verizon service is also too expensive.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 1

13. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


It's the Lumia Icon exactly. Just without the Verizon logo. This means the US has had it for months before the rest of the world.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:25 2

20. drazwy (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Was hoping to have some kinda Nokia WP flagship release that wasn't limited to 1 carrier for the first time ever.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:15 3

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Gorgeous.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:18 6

9. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Technology from mid-2013. Released as a pretend-flagship in mid-2014. I'm disappointed, Nokia.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 3

14. papss (unregistered)


Say what? It's the same as every other flagship so far

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:24 1

18. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


He's probably spec sheet peepin'. Don't mind him. haha

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:29 6

22. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Snapdragon 800.
Expected in May: Snapdragon 805.

1080p screen
Expected this year: 1440p.

20 MP camera.
Expected this year: Computational photography technology.

No SD-card support. No on-screen buttons.

It's nice looking, but the internals are embarrassing. Especially since the release is set for June. This phone was ready back in Q4 of 2013, but was delayed because of Verizon testing and wish to negotiate with Microsoft instead of Nokia. And now Nokia is telling us it's the 930. It's like they just now realised how long ago they released a mainstream flagship and desperately tried to pass this Lumia 929 off as their next flagship.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:35 1

26. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


So what we can take out of this are that the internals on the S5, M8 and Z2 are also embarrassing?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:43 1

31. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


People have already criticised the plastics of the S5, camera of the One, minimal change of the Z2 and so forth. But at the very least, they did give them the 801-processor.

And here's the big difference: They're out today. This Lumia 929+1 isn't out for another 3 months.

Sony has already stated they're intending to release upgrades every 6 months to keep up with technology. That would mean the 929+1 is nearly 2 generations behind when it's released compared to Sony's devices.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:59 1

43. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Yes, they have the 801, which is an iterative improvement of a small magnitude no doubt, but your criteria above was the S805, which none of these devices have.

And no, they aren't out today. The M8 is the only one with any extended availability. The S5 is still waiting to be released in most markets, and heavens knows when the Z2 will see wide release.

In the case of the M8 and S5, these are their flagships for the next year, and they lack the specs you listed to be viable devices in 2014.

I'm not saying the 930 is a beast of a device, or that it isn't wanting, but if you want to label it as a failure spec wise by your criteria, then that label needs to be added to those 3 Android flagships as well.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:45 1

48. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


The Snapdragon 801 has a few key improvements, but also has increased CPU, GPU, memory interface speeds and image signal processor. The ISP is actually expected to be as fast as the one in the Snapdragon 805, which is quite significant.

Now with a 20 MP camera, that silicon would certainly help with burst modes, slow-motion recordings and 4K recordings. If they would also have added a plenoptic camera, that 801 would have been amazing.

The other manufacturers couldn't really stick an 805 into their devices yet, and they're competing for the market so they couldn't delay their spring flagships by waiting for it.

As for releases, the M8 has already started rolling out globally, S5 has slowly started being released but is facing supply issues and the Z2 is supposed to be out this month globally.
Nokia seem to have severe issues with their release dates being far slower compared to all other manufacturers. I wish they would fix that slight issue.

I'm not saying the 930 is a bad phone. I'm just feeling disappointed the technical details aren't any better than they were in a flagship during the autumn of 2013. And then having to see another extremely slow release date. It's frustrating.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 03:51

67. MrPhilo (Posts: 49; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


We don't all masturbate over specifications.

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