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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)



1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Finally! Fine successor to the 920 But the wait is definitely long :(

17. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

And quite worthy. This will go head on with Sony's Z2. What M8? lol The next thing they have to work on an IP certified phone. And a quad-core update for the Lumia 1020.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Whenever you hold this device it will tells you gorgeousness. I bet ya.

51. engineer-1701d unregistered

fail no sd card small battery and 2 gig ram. this is to all the people talking crap about the htc m8 saying the 930 will be better

56. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

2 gig ram on windowsphone. Its different than 2 gigs on android mr engineer.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Looks sweeet!

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

930 standout in crowd.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7425; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not coming to North America, oh well.

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Dude, you have the Icon...

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

On a single carrier in a single country...

15. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

uh, verizon users have the Icon. Can hardly be considered a North American release. Oh well, Maybe next year. Probably be exclusive to some other carrier I don't have.

33. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Why don't you buy it from Europe ?

39. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Likely won't support my bands. No European phone released to date supports all T-Mobile US bands. :(

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1764; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nice. Nice. Nice.

5. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

So no SD-card? wp 8.1 has to be fantastic for me to buy any phones with WP.

7. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

No US release? How f'n lame.

10. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

US already have Lumia Icon. Same phone.

23. hurrycanger

Posts: 1764; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Carrier exclusive is the problem. Verizon service is also too expensive.

13. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's the Lumia Icon exactly. Just without the Verizon logo. This means the US has had it for months before the rest of the world.

20. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Was hoping to have some kinda Nokia WP flagship release that wasn't limited to 1 carrier for the first time ever.

8. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014


9. Beijendorf unregistered

Technology from mid-2013. Released as a pretend-flagship in mid-2014. I'm disappointed, Nokia.

14. papss unregistered

Say what? It's the same as every other flagship so far

18. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

He's probably spec sheet peepin'. Don't mind him. haha

22. Beijendorf unregistered

Snapdragon 800. Expected in May: Snapdragon 805. 1080p screen Expected this year: 1440p. 20 MP camera. Expected this year: Computational photography technology. No SD-card support. No on-screen buttons. It's nice looking, but the internals are embarrassing. Especially since the release is set for June. This phone was ready back in Q4 of 2013, but was delayed because of Verizon testing and wish to negotiate with Microsoft instead of Nokia. And now Nokia is telling us it's the 930. It's like they just now realised how long ago they released a mainstream flagship and desperately tried to pass this Lumia 929 off as their next flagship.

26. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

So what we can take out of this are that the internals on the S5, M8 and Z2 are also embarrassing?

31. Beijendorf unregistered

People have already criticised the plastics of the S5, camera of the One, minimal change of the Z2 and so forth. But at the very least, they did give them the 801-processor. And here's the big difference: They're out today. This Lumia 929+1 isn't out for another 3 months. Sony has already stated they're intending to release upgrades every 6 months to keep up with technology. That would mean the 929+1 is nearly 2 generations behind when it's released compared to Sony's devices.

43. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yes, they have the 801, which is an iterative improvement of a small magnitude no doubt, but your criteria above was the S805, which none of these devices have. And no, they aren't out today. The M8 is the only one with any extended availability. The S5 is still waiting to be released in most markets, and heavens knows when the Z2 will see wide release. In the case of the M8 and S5, these are their flagships for the next year, and they lack the specs you listed to be viable devices in 2014. I'm not saying the 930 is a beast of a device, or that it isn't wanting, but if you want to label it as a failure spec wise by your criteria, then that label needs to be added to those 3 Android flagships as well.

48. Beijendorf unregistered

The Snapdragon 801 has a few key improvements, but also has increased CPU, GPU, memory interface speeds and image signal processor. The ISP is actually expected to be as fast as the one in the Snapdragon 805, which is quite significant. Now with a 20 MP camera, that silicon would certainly help with burst modes, slow-motion recordings and 4K recordings. If they would also have added a plenoptic camera, that 801 would have been amazing. The other manufacturers couldn't really stick an 805 into their devices yet, and they're competing for the market so they couldn't delay their spring flagships by waiting for it. As for releases, the M8 has already started rolling out globally, S5 has slowly started being released but is facing supply issues and the Z2 is supposed to be out this month globally. Nokia seem to have severe issues with their release dates being far slower compared to all other manufacturers. I wish they would fix that slight issue. I'm not saying the 930 is a bad phone. I'm just feeling disappointed the technical details aren't any better than they were in a flagship during the autumn of 2013. And then having to see another extremely slow release date. It's frustrating.

67. MrPhilo

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

We don't all masturbate over specifications.

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