Nokia designer talks about the Lumia 930


Nokia’s new Lumia 930 was announced earlier this week, but it won’t be released until June. We don’t know why it’s taking so long for the 930 to hit shelves, especially since, according to Nokia designer Jonne Harju, the handset’s “single aluminum frame body means less manufacturing time.”

Talking to Nokia Conversations, Jonne Harju obviously acknowledged that the Lumia 930 “unquestionably has DNA from other devices”, naming the Lumia 925, and the Verizon-exclusive Lumia Icon among those. As with the Icon, he says, Nokia has “put maximum effort to create the most purest and honest aluminum frame body that fits seamlessly together with the vibrant back cover shape.”

Jonne Harju further said that, since Nokia’s hardware design and the Windows Phone UI have similar principles (simplicity and minimalism), the Lumia 930 has “a human quality throughout to remind people it’s not just a technical device.”

The Lumia 930 is basically an Icon for international markets - but one that will run the new Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. The handset will cost $599 unlocked, coming with a 5-inch 1080p ClearBlack display, a 20.7MP PureView rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory (non-expandable), and a 2,420 mAh battery. For more about the new handset, check out our Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on.


source: Nokia Conversations

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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

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41 Comments

37. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Awesome smartphone all around.

34. jellmoo

Posts: 2701; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Part of my problem with the 930 is that it feels like a step back from the 1520 in so many ways. You lose out on Glance, an SD card slot, and that massive 1520 battery. Now the size of the 1520 can be a put off, absolutely, but it would be nice if the 930 came with *something* to shorten the gap between the two devices.

39. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You do get back built in wireless charging... But, IMO the 1520 is still Nokias true flagship device.. Nothing, overall, is better!

40. jellmoo

Posts: 2701; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I believe that it's only the AT&T version of the 1520 that comes without wireless charging. Those with the RM-937 model should have it built in. And since the 930 seems destined for markets other than the US, it still doesn't have a selling point over the 1520 other than size. :) I'd much prefer a 5 inch over a 6 inch device myself, but I don't think that I could go for the 930 over the 1520 given the things it is lacking.

41. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Right.. Forgot about that!!

31. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

if this phone had an android OS, it can sell like hot cakes...but too bad it's a windows phone.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

blame ELOP who wanted to destroy nokia, even he killed and sold VERTU and stopet making nokias 8series

38. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You mean like how HTC runs Android and yet they fell over 36% year over year. WP is better than Android, look at Android now its all flat, minimalistic imitating WP.

30. Damo579

Posts: 268; Member since: May 18, 2013

I think the design is great but the lack of SD card and xenon are the only 2 flaws I see.

28. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

needs more juice

21. NOKIA808

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

925 was way better in design except the camera bulge that irritates me while holding it.

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I love the design of the 925 and know this, superb looking phone

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

9.8 mm is fat. Looks like Nokia likes fat.

22. NOKIA808

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

They have big sensors inside that fat bodies....

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Sorry but just looks really generic. I miss the 920 design.

13. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm super impressed. Loving the attempt at smaller bezels. Wish it was a little smaller though.

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

.....nokia hurry and release this beast :)

10. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Lacks sd card, battery too small for a 1080p phone, too thick and heavy for regular folks (the thickest and heaviest flagship), sh!t colour choices of orange and green nokia should have stuck with yellow and cyan. A disapointed fan.

17. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Galaxy s4 was 1080p with a 2600mAh battery along with android and lots of gimmicky features and the processor was exynos and it did great in battery life. So 930 with a little smaller battery but having no gimmicky features and with snapdragon 800 (very power efficient) should do just fine..

23. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Have you seen the reviews? Its battery is awfully weak!

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2701; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I wouldn't say awfully weak... GSMArena gives it an Endurance rating of 40hours, which is in the same ballpark as both the Nexus 5 and Moto X. I would say it is at the absolute bottom of what is acceptable for a high end device. Not that that is anything to brag about, especially when you compare it to the monstrous battery in the 1520.

35. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

For my standards it is weak. Dont tell me they couldnt have stick with a much bigger capacity battery at 1cm thickness.

36. jellmoo

Posts: 2701; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Oh absolutely. I agree that the battery is not great, and could have been a lot better (especially when compared to the 1520). I'm just pointing out that it isn't unprecedentedly weak. Other flagship level devices have similar batteries.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's a beautiful phone, I was surprised of it when I first watched the promo video, but the only disappointment is the lack of micro SD card slot.

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2701; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm actually more irritated by the lack of Glance. Such a useful feature missing from this device...

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I prefer the 930/Icon's design over by L1520. They look really attractive and premium.

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

over my*

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It's a beautiful phone.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like Sony Z design with sharp angels

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If it's not a production issue why it won't be available until June, then possibly it's just because they feel they can sell off what they currently have in stock without forcing a price reduction on it by putting the 930 on the shelves too.

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