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Nokia designer talks about the Lumia 930

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Nokia designer talks about the Lumia 930

Nokia’s new Lumia 930 was announced earlier this week, but it won’t be released until June. We don’t know why it’s taking so long for the 930 to hit shelves, especially since, according to Nokia designer Jonne Harju, the handset’s “single aluminum frame body means less manufacturing time.”

Talking to Nokia Conversations, Jonne Harju obviously acknowledged that the Lumia 930 “unquestionably has DNA from other devices”, naming the Lumia 925, and the Verizon-exclusive Lumia Icon among those. As with the Icon, he says, Nokia has “put maximum effort to create the most purest and honest aluminum frame body that fits seamlessly together with the vibrant back cover shape.”

Jonne Harju further said that, since Nokia’s hardware design and the Windows Phone UI have similar principles (simplicity and minimalism), the Lumia 930 has “a human quality throughout to remind people it’s not just a technical device.”

The Lumia 930 is basically an Icon for international markets - but one that will run the new Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. The handset will cost $599 unlocked, coming with a 5-inch 1080p ClearBlack display, a 20.7MP PureView rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory (non-expandable), and a 2,420 mAh battery. For more about the new handset, check out our Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on.


source: Nokia Conversations

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posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:20 11

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Put in a S805/420 Soc with KitKat, sell billions rest is history.
As is, nice looking phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:29 6

3. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


I like Lumia 1520's design better and the yellow color *but that's just my opinion.
Anyhow, The clean black colour of the 930 looks stunning.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:38 7

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It (930) is a looker, screams quality build to me.

1520 is a nice piece of kit too, just
missing the Kat in my opinion ☺
Non implied Wpfan Antagonistic wish over.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:05 5

14. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


You mean that you don't like WP? I am using an S III myself and I say that WP 8.1 is a worthy try.

Ps. I see what you did there. xD Nice one! :D

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 05:43 1

27. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Honestly, I think its got promise.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:40 4

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


But, but, that will just ruin the phone.. Lag, battery drain, stale look, ect..... :(

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:57 3

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Don't worry, it can't get worse than what it is now, with WP on board.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 01:34 2

19. Nabil2511 (Posts: 147; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


cannot agree with you more mate.. its a stunning phone.. with Android KitKat, it'd just be a perfect phone with great specs..

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 04:45 2

24. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It won't sell millions unless they get rid of that WP which no one likes and is making no one buying this.

If it had Android, yes it would've sold millions, but WP never,,,,!

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 06:59 5

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Pure beauty.... Wow

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:24 5

2. jeff1434325 (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


oh my,...now i'm so confused between lumia 930 & Z2.

-Thorn between 2 lovers:)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:29

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


If it's not a production issue why it won't be available until June, then possibly it's just because they feel they can sell off what they currently have in stock without forcing a price reduction on it by putting the 930 on the shelves too.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:41 7

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 493; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


It's a beautiful phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 04:46

25. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks like Sony Z design with sharp angels

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:48 5

7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1707; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I prefer the 930/Icon's design over by L1520. They look really attractive and premium.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:49

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1707; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


over my*

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:59 2

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's a beautiful phone, I was surprised of it when I first watched the promo video, but the only disappointment is the lack of micro SD card slot.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:11 2

16. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I'm actually more irritated by the lack of Glance. Such a useful feature missing from this device...

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:14 6

10. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Lacks sd card, battery too small for a 1080p phone, too thick and heavy for regular folks (the thickest and heaviest flagship), sh!t colour choices of orange and green nokia should have stuck with yellow and cyan. A disapointed fan.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:15 4

17. timukh (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Galaxy s4 was 1080p with a 2600mAh battery along with android and lots of gimmicky features and the processor was exynos and it did great in battery life. So 930 with a little smaller battery but having no gimmicky features and with snapdragon 800 (very power efficient) should do just fine..

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 03:13

23. MrKoles (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Have you seen the reviews?
Its battery is awfully weak!

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 10:06

33. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't say awfully weak... GSMArena gives it an Endurance rating of 40hours, which is in the same ballpark as both the Nexus 5 and Moto X.

I would say it is at the absolute bottom of what is acceptable for a high end device. Not that that is anything to brag about, especially when you compare it to the monstrous battery in the 1520.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 11:43

35. MrKoles (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


For my standards it is weak. Dont tell me they couldnt have stick with a much bigger capacity battery at 1cm thickness.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 11:47 1

36. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Oh absolutely. I agree that the battery is not great, and could have been a lot better (especially when compared to the 1520).

I'm just pointing out that it isn't unprecedentedly weak. Other flagship level devices have similar batteries.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:43 6

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


.....nokia hurry and release this beast :)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:46 3

13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 747; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm super impressed. Loving the attempt at smaller bezels. Wish it was a little smaller though.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:07 3

15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Sorry but just looks really generic. I miss the 920 design.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 01:40

20. Taters (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


9.8 mm is fat. Looks like Nokia likes fat.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 02:53 3

22. NOKIA808 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


They have big sensors inside that fat bodies....

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 02:51

21. NOKIA808 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


925 was way better in design except the camera bulge that irritates me while holding it.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 04:48 2

26. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I love the design of the 925 and know this, superb looking phone

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 06:18

28. fireblade (Posts: 634; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


needs more juice

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 08:09

30. Damo579 (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I think the design is great but the lack of SD card and xenon are the only 2 flaws I see.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 08:26 1

31. TisaTsir (Posts: 52; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


if this phone had an android OS, it can sell like hot cakes...but too bad it's a windows phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 09:14

32. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


blame ELOP who wanted to destroy nokia, even he killed and sold VERTU and stopet making nokias 8series

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 13:56 4

38. Liveitup (Posts: 891; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You mean like how HTC runs Android and yet they fell over 36% year over year. WP is better than Android, look at Android now its all flat, minimalistic imitating WP.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 10:11 2

34. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Part of my problem with the 930 is that it feels like a step back from the 1520 in so many ways. You lose out on Glance, an SD card slot, and that massive 1520 battery. Now the size of the 1520 can be a put off, absolutely, but it would be nice if the 930 came with *something* to shorten the gap between the two devices.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 21:07

39. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You do get back built in wireless charging... But, IMO the 1520 is still Nokias true flagship device.. Nothing, overall, is better!

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 22:08

40. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I believe that it's only the AT&T version of the 1520 that comes without wireless charging. Those with the RM-937 model should have it built in. And since the 930 seems destined for markets other than the US, it still doesn't have a selling point over the 1520 other than size. :)

I'd much prefer a 5 inch over a 6 inch device myself, but I don't think that I could go for the 930 over the 1520 given the things it is lacking.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 00:09

41. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Right.. Forgot about that!!

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 13:24 4

37. Liveitup (Posts: 891; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Awesome smartphone all around.

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