The Nokia Lumia 930 is the most complete Lumia phone or Windows Phone till date and is the first one that can rightfully challenge iOS or Android flagship phones. The Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a great design and it is combined with the new 8.1 software of Windows Phone along with other great specs and features. It comes with an improved processor and a great screen along with a new generation OS to offer more customization features. To top this, it comes at a cheaper rate when compared to the competition, so let’s see whether the Nokia Lumia 930 really has what it takes to mix with the big boys or super players out there.
Features and Specs
The new Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a 5 inches display and a resolution of 1080p with a ClearBlack AMOLED display technology, which is superb. The dimensions of the phone are 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm and it is quite chunky compared to other smartphones available today. The battery capacity is 2420 mAh and it offers an onboard storage capacity of 32 GB. However, there is no microSD card slot and the back cover is not removable. Those who use a lot of media might not be satisfied with the storage specs, but it is quite reasonable for standard users.
The phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1, which is an updated version, so users can have the benefit of new features. These include a notification area or an Action Center and other customization options. Users can change the wallpaper and access live tile choices as well. The Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a Pureview camera of 20 MP resolution, arguably one of the best cameras on a smartphone.
The cons are that the Nokia Lumia 930 makes use of components that belong to last year. In addition, it has to be acknowledged that Windows Phone is lagging behind Android and the iOS, as far as popularity and features are concerned.
The Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a Here suite, containing products like the Here Maps and the Mix Radio. The Here Maps is a great feature, as maps can be used even offline along with relevant information offered throughout the application. However, you may have to download some plugins to offer total functionality. Mapping is easy and is more coherent while navigating in a car. However, it cannot compete with the standard set by Google Maps, in its functionality or in its interface.
Mix Radio is an interesting feature offering new music that is free. You can even sync the app offline without making additional payment. It offers a wide range of genres and playlists. With an additional payment of $3.99 on a monthly basis, users can get access to more features of the application, namely better audio quality and skipping through songs and so on when compared to the free version. Users need to sign up to the app with their Nokia account or their Microsoft login.
Many Microsoft and Nokia apps are installed on the phone by default and there are plenty of other decent applications that you can download. For instance, you have the Video Tuner enabling better sharing of videos and Nokia Beamer. This is a fantastic application that enables mirroring the phone screen on any other device that is connected by the Internet. The phone also comes with a wireless charging feature, but this adds more weight to the design, adding more depth to the phone. Wireless charging can be a very big advantage in a mobile phone, as you don’t need to plug the phone every time.