That said, what you see, is what you get. The Lumia 930 is not really a "new" device. This is an Icon for the rest of you. The good news is that the Lumia 930 holds true to Nokia's overall build quality and functionality.
The 5-inch display is an OLED panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It provides wide viewing angles, and fits comfortably within the 930's bezels. The display also has Nokia's stellar ClearBlack which makes the device exceptionally viewable in bright sunlight.
Windows Phone 8.1 is not a departure from the previous user experience. Instead, it simply adds some features that add to the whole package. The action center is accessible through swiping down from the top of the screen. One added benefit to that is the information bar remains on the screen at all times, signal strength, Wi-Fi meter, Bluetooth and time all stay on the screen with no need to swipe down to see if you have a signal.
The presentation to the user is the same as what we have seen with the Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320.
Processor and memory
Also like the Lumia Icon, the Lumia 930 has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and no microSD support. The processor is the same quad-core Snapdragon 800 at 2.2GHz. The storage capacity should be adequate for most people, as it has proven a good formula for previous Lumia devices. Of course, this new Lumia has all the Nokia experience apps on hand. Like many global Nokia products, there will be a variety of colors available, bright orange, green, white, and black.
This would not be a banner bearing Lumia if it weren't for the impressive camera. The 20MP sensor is ostensibly the same as the one found on the Lumia Icon. It also has optical image stabilization and PureView to ensure superior picture quality. The Lumia 930 has a dedicated camera shutter key along the side like previous devices.
Other design items
The battery is a 2420mAh cell which should be good for up to 11.5 hours of talk time, 18 days of standby time, 9 hours of video, and 75 hours of music playback. When recording video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, there are 4 high-performance microphones to provide directional, distortion free audio.
Of course, this new Lumia has all the Nokia experience apps on hand. Like many global Nokia products, there will be a variety of colors available, bright orange, green, white, and black.
During the Build 2014 Keynote, Stephen Elop did not mention anything about an eventual US sale for this particular device, though it would work with AT&T or T-Mobile, with selective LTE functionality, but if you happen to buy an unlocked device and bring it stateside early, count on HSPA+ data connectivity.
We do not like to be naysayers though, so we happen to be hopeful that the Lumia 930 may be a US debut later in the summer. By then the rollout of Windows Phone 8.1 will be in full swing, and the Lumia 930 would be a great upgrade for those who have been holding on to a Lumia 920 or even Lumia 925 for a while.
Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012
does it have glance screen? the icon does not and this has the same screen.
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 2:20 AM 0
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everything is ok but battery
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 2:25 AM 7
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The battery in the Icon holds up decently. There's no reason why the 930 should have bad battery life.
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 4:29 AM 0
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why? 2400 mah phones either a mid-ranger or 2013 phones. so do you compare 930 with 2013 phones ? 930 has sd800 , fullhd IPS display 20mp camera all of the specs makes it high-end phone. comparing it with phones like galaxy s4 and htc one (m7) is dumb.
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 8:10 AM 0
If you think the size of the battery is the sole factor that determines battery life, you obviously don't know much about tech. How do you explain how Sony's flagships always have the largest battery, but the worst battery life? The M8 has a 2600mAh, while the G2 has a 3000mAh, yet the former is said to have better battery life. The word is optimization. Google that ish.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:35 AM 1
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Nexus 5 also have 2300mah battery and have nearly good backup and nokia lumia 930 is wp not android....
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 5:13 AM 2
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It would have been my next phone if it had Snapdragon 801. Not because of the slight increase in CPU and GPU speed. BUT the ISP is 45% faster. Think about how fast you will be able to focus or faster burst :D
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 2:50 AM 2
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the shot to shot time on the 930 is less than 1 second..not as fast as the m8, s5 but is less than a second
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 2:56 AM 0
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You need to understand the logic behind a FLAGSHIP phone. Most people when they buy a flagship they expect to remain future proof for 2 years. So a processor if released 10 months ago is featured in a new phone than how would it stay relevant in 2016 ? Did you remember how people said how GS5 is not a worthy upgrade to a last year's phone ? By that logic this phone is doing even worse. Either it shouldn't be treated as flagship or the price should be reasonable as the technlogy isn't cutting edge. And the last time I checked Lumia 930 is priced very expensive.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 2:15 AM 0
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If it is goin to run WP8.1 and is going to be released soon, why use the capacitive buttons when WP 8.1 comes with on-screen buttons... It's a Bummer though,...
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 3:39 AM 0
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I don't like the colour options other than the black and the white versions, they should have went for yellow and cyan instead of orange and green.
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 4:40 AM 4
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I agree. I don't like the colors Orange or green either. Orange is ugly, green is a color only Donatello could love. Not interested! Give me red or blue.
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 9:41 AM 0
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