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

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, a 20-megapixel PureView camera, and a few software tricks up its sleeve. 

The Lumia 930 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 on board, and it comes with metallic elements on the side, plus it also supports wireless charging. In addition, just like many other Lumias, it captures outstanding sound thanks to its advanced (likely, HAAC microphone) that also support directional stereo recording.

The Lumia 930 boils down to the following specs:

  • 5” 1080x1920-pixel ClearBlack OLED display with Super Sensitive Touch
  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB of RAM
  • 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS lens and dual LED flash
  • Stereo sound recording with directional sound
  • 32GB of internal storage (no support for microSD cards)
  • 2420mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging

One of the biggest highlights of the Lumia 930 is, of course, its 20-megapixel camera. In fact, the camera in the 930 looks exactly like the one in the Lumia Icon (on paper) - it features a large, 1/2.5" image sensor, f/2.4 aperture, and auto-focus with 2-stage shutter key. Of course, it allows the same features like 2x high-resolution zoom and optical image stabilization (OIS).

In terms of software tricks, you get a new Nokia Storyteller app that will combine your images and videos, and add a soundtrack to them, much like HTC does with its highlight reels.

The Nokia Lumia 930 release date is set for June, when the phone will start selling in Europe. Later on, the phone will sell in Asia, India and Middle East. It will be available on more than 100 operators, and its starting price is set at $599 off contract.

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Lumia 930
  • 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
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



66. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

buy this, the M8 and the Xperia Tablet Z2. Oh, sweet mother of Jeezus.

58. hery14

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

again, thick bezel

55. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

What is it with phone manufacturers and carrier exclusivity?

62. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I don't know, but it makes them look desperate and ignorant.

54. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

although I like and use a Verizon 928 this a real nice upgrade for a lot of folks. I just wish Nokia and Microsoft used their assets better. if they put the nokia Android OS on a nokia lumia -925- and added the API's that will allow it to access and use the Google Play store apps and Google services this smart phone would sell like hotcakes. the drawback to android fans would be you could not remove the Nokia/Microsoft Ui and it's tiles or else you will lose warrantees on this smart phones. No matter! because people would buy it anyhow and learn to use the tiles and MS and Nokia apps and services

52. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Wow you base this on your assumptions? Better AMOLED Screen? show us the source of this test! Much better battery endurance? sources please! But seeing how you talk completely bullcrap lets see: 930 Advantages: Much better audio quality ( Dolby Headphone enhancement) Much better audio capture (HAAC Mic's) Much better offline navigation More Fluid and Stable OS Better Voice assistant Wireless Charging and the list can go on and on Samsung Troll BTW the crappy and cheap design of the S5 "is a big ommission and a huge point loser"

57. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ well said!

59. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Oh I have sources. I can only hope you have enough mental capacity to read and comprehend.

63. evildemon

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

woooo talking all grown up but doesnt even know that that review refers only to screens tested by the reviewer which are VERY FEW. It just includes old screens or samsung screens, so no htc or sony so leave it nokia... Damn noobs

60. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

And here is about the battery life. Bow, the S5 has wireless charging too, and your "dolby sound enhancement" is something you clearly have no idea about. Oh and I deliberately left out the OS you idiot, since the category is arguably subjective. But since you crapped it out, okay let's play it your way: Okay, lets say WP is arguably more stable and fluid. But Android is FAR more capable, more versatile, more customisable, more flexible and has a FAR richer app selection. Can Lumia 930 multi task like android? No. Can it open multiple windows at the same time? No. Can it hook up an USB memory stick? No. Can it hook up a keyboard, external display and a mouse? No. Can it do file management? No. Does it have folders? No. ..and the list in fact goes on and on.

64. evildemon

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Jeez more trash. Yes windows phone 8.1 (the one in 930) HAS file management... Still, can android be lag free like windows phone? No. Can android be secure like windows phone? No. Can android be virus free like windows phone? No. Android might be more versatile, but the experience on windows phone is WAY more reliable

61. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Also, "better voice assistant" and "better offline navigation" further proves you're just trolling without a clue. Ever used Google now? Ever even used a voice assistant in your life? Do you know what Google now cards are? And don't even make me start listing all the Android offline navigation clients that are at the very least just as good as HERE

65. evildemon

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

LOL you wish that android had a navigation client as here+.

49. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Sorry but this is easily beaten by Galaxy S5 It may have a far prettier look and premium materials but it still has that paltry battery that scored horribly in GSMArena's test. Further, lack of a memory expansion is a big ommission and huge point loser. Overall, the GS5 advantages: - better AMOLED screen - MUCH better battery endurance(likely) - lighter and thinner body - water and dust resistance - micro SD slot - removableback cover - fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor - USB 3.0 - barometer, thermometer, humidity sensor Lumia 930 advantages: - design - premium in hand feel - camera (likely) - dedicated camera key Sorry Nokia fanboys/Samsung haters, but facts are very telling this time

53. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Go home your delusional .......

45. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I'm from Canada and very dissapointed!

38. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

A new flagship for T-mobile, or one that at least has the 1700/2100 band would be welcomed. Just switched from ATT, sticking with my old Galaxy Note until more unlocked ATT L1520s become more available, or a decent phone gets released on T-mobile.

41. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Looks like T-mobile is getting the 635, so we're not likely to see a flagship on T-mobile for a long time.

32. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Dear editors of PhoneArena, I have two questions, could you please help me out? First, why can't I choose Nokia Lumia 1520 when compairing displays with other phones? Second, does the camera of Nokia Lumia Icon and/or Nokia Lumia 930 have the same specs as the camera of Nokia Lumia 1520? I will be buying my new phone in June and I wanna be pretty sure to choose the right one. Thanks!

30. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ughhh June??? No Sdcard option? Price is a little up there.... .. Ahhh.. And OLED screen?? Interesting

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2718; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Meanwhile Canada is stuck with the 1020 as the flagship Nokia device available. This is getting ridiculous...

24. Beijendorf unregistered

I don't know of any company as slow to push out their new devices globally as Nokia. I suppose the seized manufacturing plant in India doesn't help them either.

29. jellmoo

Posts: 2718; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

They just really suck at execution. Nokia makes interesting, fun and compelling devices, but they are terrible at getting them out to market.

46. Beijendorf unregistered

Agreed, I absolutely love their devices. I just wish they were some 3-6 months faster with the global release. I wonder where the bottleneck is; development, supply, production or legal hurdles?

35. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Better than me. I'm in the US, and I'd love a 1020. I'm stuck with a Lumia 521 as my flagship...and a disgusting 635 this summer...

42. jellmoo

Posts: 2718; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You misunderstand... In the US at least different carriers will have different high end devices. The Icon on Verizon or the 1520 on AT&T for example. In Canada, those options do not exist on any carrier. We have the 1020 pretty much on 1 carrier (having recently been discontinued on another). Heck, my carrier (Bell) has no Nokia devices at all. The only WP device it has is the original Ativ S.

44. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I do feel for you. Nokia's marketing practices leave much to be desired and it's no wonder their sales suck. They sure as hell aren't doing their selves any favors limiting their exposure. I'm on T-Mobile. We don't get flagship Nokia devices.

19. Fhdleo

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Hey US guys.... you got LUMIA ICON.. which the same exact phone as 930.. just a name difference..CHILL guys.

28. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014


50. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

HEY GUY, Verizon has it. Not all of the US. Id love to buy it but i will not change carriers for any smartphone. I hate Carrier Exclusives

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