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!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.0 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
66.71 %
70.78 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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
Windows Phone, 8.1

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
2600 mAh
2420 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
11.50 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
15.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
 
86.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
7.50 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
4 MP (Autofocus)
20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"

Second camera

 
4 MP (Depth information)
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Video light, Video sharing
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 9.8 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.89 oz (167.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Splash; IPX3
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 


Related phones

Galaxy S5

PhoneArena Score:

9.1

User Score:

9.3
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
One (M8)

PhoneArena Score:

8.8

User Score:

9.7
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
Lumia 930

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

9.7
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh

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