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
- 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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Put in a S805/420 Soc with KitKat, sell billions rest is history. As is, nice looking phone.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 10:20 PM 11
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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.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 10:29 PM 6
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But, but, that will just ruin the phone.. Lag, battery drain, stale look, ect..... :(
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 11:40 PM 4
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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.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 10:29 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 10:59 PM 2
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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.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 11:14 PM 6
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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..
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 12:15 AM 4
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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.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:06 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 11:47 AM 1
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