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" 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)

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41 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Put in a S805/420 Soc with KitKat, sell billions rest is history. As is, nice looking phone.

3. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

I like Lumia 1520's design better and the yellow color *but that's just my opinion. Anyhow, The clean black colour of the 930 looks stunning.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It (930) is a looker, screams quality build to me. 1520 is a nice piece of kit too, just missing the Kat in my opinion ☺ Non implied Wpfan Antagonistic wish over.

14. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

You mean that you don't like WP? I am using an S III myself and I say that WP 8.1 is a worthy try. Ps. I see what you did there. xD Nice one! :D

27. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Honestly, I think its got promise.

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

But, but, that will just ruin the phone.. Lag, battery drain, stale look, ect..... :(

18. SleepingOz unregistered

Don't worry, it can't get worse than what it is now, with WP on board.

19. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

cannot agree with you more mate.. its a stunning phone.. with Android KitKat, it'd just be a perfect phone with great specs..

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It won't sell millions unless they get rid of that WP which no one likes and is making no one buying this. If it had Android, yes it would've sold millions, but WP never,,,,!

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Pure beauty.... Wow

2. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

oh my,...now i'm so confused between lumia 930 & Z2. -Thorn between 2 lovers:)

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.

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

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*

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: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

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: 2588; 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: 2588; 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.

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

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.

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

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....

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.

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