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Nokia Lumia 930

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 930Notebook: Nokia Lumia 930 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 84.6% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 81%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 930

87% Nokia Lumia 930 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Everything remains different. Sleeker, faster, better. The Nokia Lumia 930 - the new de-facto Windows Phone 8.1 flagship device - tries to impress on many fronts. Many features are truly inspiring; others are not quite there yet. More about that in our detailed review.
80% Vodafone Nokia 930
Source: Gadgetspeak English
While ‘i’ devices battle it out for supremacy with Android there is another player in the field and that is Microsoft with Nokia to mention but one. This the a rather nice Windows phone here sent courtesy of Vodafone in the UK. A good service and a nice size phone from a company now controlled by Microsoft.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Microsoft Lumia 930
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Taking on the role of Microsoft’s flagship smartphone offering is the task currently assigned to the Lumia 930 as it battles for market share against the dominant forces of the iPhone and numerous Android handsets. The Johnny-come-lately will certainly have a fight on its hands and there well could be tears before bedtime or maybe there is room for three heavyweight contenders within this particular market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Review: Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Gadgetguy English
With every generation of Nokia 9 series, we see the best in class four-to-five incher that the company can come up with, and just like previous 900′s, the Lumia 930 is right now the best Nokia you can have without owning a 6 inch phone. But if we had to choose, we’d say to go for Nokia’s 6 inch 1520, because with practically identical technology under the hood AND the ability to expand on the storage plus better battery life, it beats the 930 hands down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 930 Review
Source: Techspot English
The Lumia 930 is not only Nokia’s best smartphone to date, but it’s also the best Windows Phone. Since the last standard-sized flagship, the Lumia 925, the company has managed to improve numerous aspects of the hardware to make it a true competitor to other smartphones on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We liked the Lumia Icon a lot, and we like the Lumia 930 even more. It doesn’t make any drastic improvements to key elements – the screen, camera, performance are all the same – but the inclusion of a wireless charger and Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box make it a better buy. It doesn’t have as much raw power as top iOS and Android phones, nor access to their wealth of apps, but it’s the best Windows Phone yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The biggest draw to the Nokia Lumia 930 (from £412 SIM-free) is that it offers the best Windows Phone experience – Windows Phone 8.1 in this case. But is Microsoft losing the war against Apple and Google? Perhaps from a consumer’s point of view, but certainly not in terms of business.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again
Source: GSM Arena English
The Nokia Lumia 930 is undoubtedly one of Nokia's top offerings, which is particularly significant considering the message it sends. The Nokia spirit still lives after the Microsoft acquisition. The Lumia 930 isn't in the best position, being the first flagship following the transition, but what's more significant is that even at its best, a Lumia flagship stops just short of matching its Android peers. The WP8.1 update is certainly a step in the right direction, but one question still looms: what if Nokia had gone with Android?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2014
80% Nokia Lumia 930 review: The best Windows Phone smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 930 is a step in the right direction with its semi-metal design and decent hardware line-up. We like the screen and camera but it's lacking additional features and doesn't have expandable storage. Windows Phone 8.1 vastly improves things on the software side but the platform is still not a priority for developers – especially when it comes to third-party hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring Nokia's stellar ClearBlack screen and PureView camera technologies, a distinctive-yet-robust design and all the inherent enterprise perks of Windows Phone 8.1, the Nokia Lumia 930 is a great smartphone. Were it not for the Lumia 930's less-than-stellar battery life, the handset would be the second Lumia smartphone to achieve V3's hallowed five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A colourful handset that battles against Windows Phone
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia Lumia 930 is a really great device that's hampered by a few too many elements, preventing me from lauding it as a truly standout handset. The main reason is still the same one I've been yammering about for a couple of years, and I'll say it again: Windows Phone is still not up the level of the rest of the competition, and that hampers any big gains made in hardware. Before anyone jumps straight to the comments to decry me as a fanboi of whichever other system, let me say this: I really like Windows Phone. In theory.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're a Windows Phone devotee, the Nokia Lumia 930 is easy to recommend. It's not a perfect phone, but it's definitely the best Windows Phone currently on sale. It's very fast and runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8, which adds some nice extra features. For everyone else, while it's an very accomplished phone, we're not totally convinced this is the phone that will convert people to Windows Phone. That's mainly down to the chunky design and underwhelming battery life, though the lack of HDR for the camera is another irritating aberration for a top-end phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
90% Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lumia 930 is big, bold and has touches of brilliance. As much as it wows, though, there's still work to be done to truly set it apart from the competition. This is one that will divide the crowd, but is a device that can't be ignored for its positives and its aspirations. Whether it can be so highly praised in two months' time from now is another matter, but right now this is the best Windows Phone device that money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nokia Lumia 930: We reveal this Windows Phone's one unique selling point
Source: Reg Hardware English
As if in recognition of this, the Lumia 930 comes with a decent two-week launch offer of a dinky Bluetooth speaker, a wireless charging plate and a £20 app voucher. Even after that, every 930 sold in the UK will include a wireless charging plate. So if you’re already in the Windows Phone world, it may be worth waiting until later in the year to see what Nokia-soft has up its sleeve. That said, the Lumia 930 isn't a bad device by any means. It has superb build quality and its corporate-friendly features could see it sell in decent numbers. You wouldn't grumble if you were assigned one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2014
70% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're tempted by the prospect of owning a Windows Phone, then chances are you'll like the Nokia Lumia 930. It boasts a great, 5-inch, full-HD display; excellent camera; a host of useful Nokia apps; and an attractive, albeit bulky design. Just keep in mind that this phone isn't available directly from a U.S. carrier (at least not yet), and its battery life is slightly below average.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: It Pro English
The Lumia 930 combine good size with the most comprehensive Windows Phone software to-date. We can't fault the hardware, with Nokia delivering a superb display and good camera. Battery life doesn't match devices like the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, but few do. But if your business is tied into Microsoft's legacy apps, this is one of the best devices available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Gadget Show English
If it’s Windows Phone you want, rather than a truly outstanding camera phone like the Lumia 1020, the Nokia Lumia 930 is the one you want: it’s a truly cutting edge piece of hardware only let down by Windows Phone 8.1’s limitations and lack of critical mass. That said, there are some seriously sexy Android alternatives this year, and Google’s operating system still has a major app advantage. Unless the Lumia 930 drops in price, and quickly, we’d go for the turbo-charged LG G3 every time, but this is a close second.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 930 may not have the staying power of other Lumia devices, but for those who want the best Windows Phone 8.1 experience in a normal-sized handset, there's simply no competition. It doesn't come cheap, as contracts start from £33-per-month, but we wouldn't expect any less for a top of the range handset. With a fantastic screen, lightning fast performance and a great camera, the Lumia 930 is the greatest Windows phone yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
First impressions of the Nokia Lumia 930 are good. It's not the curvy phone that the 925 was, but it feels like a serious smartphone. We can't wait to really put it through its paces closer to launch on 17 July.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2014
Nokia's new flagship wants to play with the big boys of mobile
Source: Techradar English
The Lumia 930 is the most complete Windows Phone to date. It's the first to properly challenge the flagship might of Android and iOS with its impressive design, new Windows Phone 8.1 software and all round decent specs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2014
Nokia Lumia 930 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Our first impressions of the Lumia 930 are positive - it’s a stunningly well-built handset and the small bezel means the 5-inch display doesn’t feel over the top. There’s no word on battery life and while Windows Phone 8.1 now feels like a true rival to Android it’ll be the day-to-day usage that will really show if this is Nokia’s best smartphone yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2014
Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on review: The Windows Phone 8.1 flagship smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 930 with Windows Phone 8.1 is a step in the right direction with its semi-metal design and decent hardware line-up. However, it's up against touch competition and the thriving iOS and Android app stores. Look out for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2014

Foreign Reviews

100% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: e-media - Heft 25/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
73% Top-Smartphone mit Windows Phone 8.1
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% features: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
78% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
96% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
85% Das Flagschiff mit Windows Phone
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
87% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70%
78% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 78%
86% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Das erste Nokia-Smartphone von Microsoft
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
78% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Connect - Heft 09/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
97% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: SFT - Heft 09/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
Nokia Lumia 930
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
90% Das neue Top-Modell mit Windows Phone 8.1
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
100% Nokia Lumia 930
Source: e-media - Heft 15/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
97% Nokia Lumia 930 im Test: Design und Technik gehen Hand in Hand
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 95% workmanship: 98% emissions: 95%

Comment

Model:

The Nokia Lumia 930 is Windows phone flagship. Because of its great display, powerful specs and a one of the best cameras on a phone, it deserves a hard look if you're thinking of getting a Windows Phone.

The Lumia 930 sports a 5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution screen, making it very sharp and crisp. Being an AMOLED screen means it  is guaranteed to have great viewing angles, great contrast as black pixels are totally turned off, which also helps to save battery. The Clearblack technology makes it even nice to look at with decent color.

The phone runs on a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800. While it is a nice upgrade compared to older Windows phones, it is still using last gen hardware. 2 GB of RAM is more than enough to run all the apps available.

The 20 MP Pureview camera with Carl Zeiss Optics, dual-LED flash and four direction microphones to capture all the sound you need on video, is the star. It is definitely one of the better cameras out there. Its 2420 mAh battery proves more than enough for roughly a full day of use use before needing a charge.

This is a great Windows phone. While the apps ecosystem still needs much improvement, the phone itself is throughout solid.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.0":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


84.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-04- 5)