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

Lumia 930 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8): specs comparison
Scheduled to launch in June, 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.

But can it face Android's finest and live to tell the tale? Well, while this is a complex question that would require some thorough testing of each device before it can be answered, we can actually see how the Nokia Lumia 930 ranks against the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) in terms of pure specs. And sure, specs aren't everything, but hey - you can't deny that it's just so fun to be staring at those specs sheets and comparing all the different features, one after another!

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8)

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
432 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

70.78 %
69.76 %
66.71 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
16 megapixels
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing

Front

1.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 9.8 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

2420 mAh
2800 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
 
Yes

Talk time

11.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

15.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

86.00 hours
67.00 hours
 

Video playback

7.50 hours
13.00 hours
 


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67 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

8. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

And as a low ground in build quality..

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

How do you already know about build quality ? The device is not even in the market yet Build quality ≠ Build material

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

25. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

40. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Spoken like a fanboy

30. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

32. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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

36. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

39. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

41. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

the13thking of lala land strikes again with his utter stupidity..

45. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 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!

53. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

56. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

54. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

And nokia guy is hurt :(

42. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

52. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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

43. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

28. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Did they drop test the Nokia Lumia 930 yet? Probability 0%

31. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Lookat the crash test conehe@d.

44. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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..

46. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 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!

58. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

59. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

60. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

61. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Good Night Sweet Dreamz

47. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

50. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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..

57. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Umm what about all the "other" things? Not important ey? As long as sony doesn't have them, it's not.

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