This is how big the Nokia Lumia 930 is compared to the competition
Below, you can see the Finns' upcoming flagship size-compared to some of the top Android handsets right now, and of course, we've also thrown the Apple iPhone 5s into the comparison, for good measure.
137 x 71 x 9.8 mm
5.89 oz (167 g)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1
5.11 oz (145 g)
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
5.75 oz (163 g)
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)
1. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Suddenly, Windows Phone was catapulted into the middle of real mobile competition.. People are looking at it in a very different perspective now.. Quad core support, HD, notification system, digital voice assistant and lastly, improving app ecosystem.. Well, waiting for the update for my 720..
3. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Yes.. That what it is.. But there will come a time when they will be able to finally CATCH up.. When that times comes, there's no playing catch up anymore.. Just admit it..
10. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I somehow feel that will happen only in the next iteration of Windows Phone, 9.
25. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Yeah right. I doubt you'll ever admit it.
38. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Admit? My complaints were never false, to 'admit' they were false. I'll say if Windows Phone indeed does get good, though. For now, it is not.
70. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1677; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Cortana is a killer feature. Even experts are saying that Cortana is better than Siri & Google Now. Although the notification center wasn't really a necessity for most WP users, its here. What else can you ask for? You hate WP. Its alright. I don't like Android. But that doesn't mean its a bad OS. Its good and that's why deserves to be at the top. You must appreciate MS's efforts towards WP8.1. Its truly a brilliant upgrade!
24. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
It doesn't matter what they do. They will ALWAYS be playing catch up in the minds of Tech geeks. (article writers and commenters alike)
52. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
@pookiewood always? is that because iOS and Android are better and WP was quite late in the game? Oh, yeah.. Literally, you're right.. We know the fact that MSFT failed to realize the realm of mobile revolution but with Apple's slowly declining market share, I believe you're quite wrong.. Again, I admit that WP has flaws, there's a void to fill, there are a lot to be desired but with this update, devs will realize how much WP can bring to the table.. Writers are just another part of the equation dude.. Commenters as well.. In addition, i really cannot consider you as a smart commenter if you havent used WP for quite sometime because if that's the case, i would say you just plainly hate WP, an uninformed soul..
55. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Ha no you got me all wrong. Here is my list of owned phones HTC Sprint Touch, Touch Pro 2, Zune HD(not a phone but relevant), HTC Arrive, Nokia Lumia 920(my current device... the blue one in my Avatar btw) and as of 2 weeks ago the Dell Venue 8 Pro. I love Windows 8/8.1, love Windows Phone and I'm truly excited for WP8.1. WP7 was almost perfect in my eyes. All I wanted was custom notification and ringtones. Got both and all of these other additions are welcome updates in my opinion. I think WP is mature enough to be compared to the other 2. Notice how many "borrowed" features iOS and Android have taken. My original comment was purely stating that I don't care what MS does it will never be enough for most people on these sites.
56. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Oh yeah forgot to mention I am pissed that the 930 isn't coming to AT&T.
39. Liveitup (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Yeah feature wise WP was playing catch up to Android featurewise but what you fail to realise there is also a side of Android that individuals at times feels like the spend to much time tweaking the OS to their liking, with WP8 it just worked their is no need to babysit the OS, the general consumer they love the OS according to satisfaction surveys and myself amongst other users.
With WP8.1 they love this update as some mobile users wanted to see the platform also mature feature wise , 8.1 is that maturity state, that is what @theminolaboy is stating.
Besides Android and everyone else is playing catch up to WP aesthetically, from a software perpective WP started the flat flat trend that caught fire, RIP Skeuomorphism.
WP offers the right balance, great features with a elegant consistent overall feel to the OS.
47. Penny (Posts: 1091; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
This is exactly what I wanted to say in response as well, except you conveyed it even more clearly.
Windows Phone 8.1 is indeed Microsoft playing catch-up in terms of feature set, but keep in mind that Windows Phone is an entirely different experience to begin with. It's not trying to be exactly like Android or iOS because it already had its own personality. In fact, even without these catch up features, Windows Phone had its own advantages, so much so that it was already the better OS for some people. All these additions of demanded features by general consumers is all icing for those that already preferred the OS.
For those that prefer another OS, I bet there are features of WP that you would like to have as well. Doesn't mean that WP is better than your OS of choice, but that there's arguably feature disparity in both directions.
64. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Setting up an Android phone is usually a one time deal, it's not like people sit around every day and adjust things constantly. And having that option is a useful thing, something lacking on WP and iOS.
And if you don't want to mess with it, it's great right out of the box as well.
6. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
In some areas, maybe. But in others, it's ahead. Like in terms of smoothness, stability, and UI. Android is working backwards, they put in all the features and then started working on UI, smoothness, and stability, but let's admit it, these things are the building blocks of an OS, Android may be better now, but I think the end result will be that WP will be better.
7. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
May i add security as one of the things they are just starting to build right into Android's core functionality?
8. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Just wait for wp to become more popular....then we can talk about this....
We all know how secure is windows...
40. Liveitup (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Its is a closed OS, it has added features with little or none of the viruses related to the amount that Android has, its like pigging out without any of that unhealthy weight gain.
42. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Lol..you think WP has no viruses? Wait until it gets more attention.. Windows desktop is a hacker's dream.. Windows smartphone will soon be, too.
61. bon24x7 (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
No matter how much attention it gets or how much popular it gets, as long as WP doesn't support side loading of apps or 3rd party stores, it'll remain virus free. And it'll remain more secure than any Android device..
Ohh n by the way Linux got viruses and gets hacked as well. It not just Windows desktops that are vulnerable. But when it comes to smartphones, the eyes are only on "Android"
69. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)
actually mac is easier to hack than windows. a lot of people think windows is easier because there's more of them, but its actually further ahead than mac. like wp and ios
20. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I dont know about that, when even 2.3 was more stable than most versions os IOS
31. sip1995 (Posts: 638; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Enough with this LIE
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36. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
So you claim its a lie because? Right because The word Google is there
37. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Also your same sources claims this post is not completely accurate and could use some editing so yeah, the best way to deny this right?
62. bon24x7 (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Yes it is the best way cos its clearly shown in their very own website https://www.crittercism.com/ab
So enough with your BS about "the sources being inaccurate and could use some editing.."
Had it been a WP or iOS supporting statement and the company was funded by Microsoft or Apple you'd have said the same thing..
65. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Not really, android was always given backslash for being a beta product, when I entered android I already saw the people trash talking about its performance, is something you see iOS users talk about every dam day. A different result would have meant that they where right, so according to your logic I should claim BS to posts that claim iOS devices has the higher satisfaction rate by consumers, because iOS is winning right?
Now unless you can prove with actual facts (like make your own company, gain medias trust as a company for they to take your data seriously and post your actual facts) then I have no reason to doubt this results
73. bon24x7 (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
I already own a start-up company..gaining media trust..hmm need to work on that one though..n of course you trust the results of a Google funded company supporting Android...typical..
74. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I trust a company trusted by the Media, for now it has not shown signs for me to distrust these results, the fact that android has been set to work with loads of hardware and apps need to work regardless could be a reason is so estable, I think winmo is probably really stable because of the same reasons
48. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Such an android fanboy thing to say, specs aren't everything in a smartphone, I'd take my single core 808 PureView anyday over a Sammy product
17. drazwy (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
They will NEVER be relevant until a flagship is available everywhere.
26. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I agree. They always get SOMETHING wrong. 920, 1520, 1020 all launched on AT&T on no place else. NOW 930 launches Internationally (mostly UK) and no place else. WTF?!?!?!? I really wanted this phone after seeing the Icon! I'm pretty upset!
27. o7o (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
How does "internationally" mean "mostly UK and no place else"?! Actually it's internationally as in internationally! It will be released in Europe, ME, Australia, Africa, Asia .. you name it! This is the global flagship. Initial release is not by any means an only release!
29. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Sorry I'm just mad I'm not getting it for AT&T. :( I'm really upset and over exaggerated.
63. o7o (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Well, you have 1520 for AT&T, also you might buy it unlocked, will be a bit more expensive, but it's the available option, for now at least.
66. drazwy (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
T-mo. No flagship for me. Or Sprint. Awesome getting left out.
72. o7o (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Why would you assume it's Nokia's fault? Perhaps the carrier itself isn't convinced and doesn't want to sell the handset!
I'm not saying that's the case, just pointing out that the problem might be different than what you think it is.
33. szaboagoston (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
I just wonder why it took so long time. Anyhow, the improvements are very welcome.
4. ady_lad (Posts: 73; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
Dude, iPhone 5S looks so small in comparison with the rest of the phones.
5. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I couldn't agree more.. Apple might be rushing that iPhone phablet right now.. LOL
9. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I'd take an iPhone sized device over others anytime.
12. alex88ucv (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)
you know that there is a xperia z1 compact?:P
22. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Yeah. The iPhone, the Z1 Compact and the BlackBerry Z10, are my favourites right now. All are top of the line devices, yet, not too small and not too big.
43. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
The iPhone is not top of the line..more like middle of the road...
18. Altair (Posts: 317; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Indeed there are always people who has to prefer small ones! Reasons are many!
14. jellmoo (Posts: 618; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Wow, who would have thought that it would be Nokia putting out a device that had an overall device size in line with screen size, and Android devices would be the oversized ones?
Say what you will, but a lot of us value one handed use.
23. aksa123 (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Agree. Using a phone two-handedly is just wrong lol.
Two-handed is for tablet.
44. Carlitos (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
The S4 was amazing feat for a 5 inch phone.
75. Doakie (Posts: 1095; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I think you just need to own a Note 3 for two weeks. Then you'll get used to larger screen sizes. I use my Note 3 one handed all the time. In fact right now I just swiped in this whole message one handed using the full screen Google Keyboard on my Note 3. In fact I'm reaching across hitting the shift key to capitalize letters. I'm not even a tall guy, I'm 5'9" so it's not like my hands are huge either. Time to get off the Apple bandwagon and actually try something new before knocking it.... 5.0" screens are very very one hand friendly once you learn how to hold them... And to anyone who complains you shouldn't have to learn how to hold a larger phone needs to put thought into that argument because everything is learned nothing is so intuitive no one has to learn how to use it.
15. mayur007 (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Lol Iphone looks like a kid in with these boyz
30. aksa123 (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Yet most iphone users are old people, since they like simplicity.