Changes since this was written include the fact that now with Lumia Denim, there is indeed 4k recording on the phone and it's done very well indeed.
Had 930 for a week. Love the phone. Nothing wrong. Only thing is the battery life. After consideration, deleted all the apps that can be 'uninstalled'. Only keep 6 tiles. Battery life amazingly boosted. So those MSN apps are the culprits.
The 930 is a great phone I like it but there is 2 major issues that the phone has The phone gets really hot even with light use and also has a battery drain problem I am yet to find a solution and theses problems only appear on a % of devices and I had 3 replacement phone and the same problems occur
After 2 years of close relationship with Lumia 920 I switched to 930. The only reason was a 60% off deal. The biggest improvements over the older type are: Camera, speed, responsivenes, screen, battery, weight. Super happy with the Denim upgrade, the thing is perfect for my needs. Same as the 920, 930 copes with a lot of misuse too... damp, cold, wet, dusty, drops... With a help of otterbox case, it is close to indestructable. I always carry it in a pocket, when I climb, ski, mountain bike or whatever. Screen works with gloves on, sun readability is great and navigational apps are super useful. Just a tad of comparison. A friend just recently purchased the Sony Z1 compact. Although it is good, I wouldn't change my 930 for it.
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2014What actually bothers me the nots is the absence of smart dialing. Believe it or not, this is ... moreto many negative people here its a great phone the 930, battery is good, phone works great. If you don't like it yourself then don't buy one, itll save you moaning like a old lady.
Tito, 29 Jul 2014What a bad front facing camera! 1.2 720p! Poor battery! yeh front facing camera was a bit cheaply but noting else on the phone is and well you'll have to actually use one before you comment cause the battery is very good when compared to all the iphones up to and including the 5s, there's nothing wrong with battery.
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2014Dam you microsoft/nokia how can release flagship with such a poor batery life?!I have been using the 930 for 6 weeks the battery is very good nothing wrong with it, 8 hours constant video or 2 days light useage, some people are claiming 3 days lol that aint a bad battery, it beats all my phones but a few hours easy.
Stephen , 16 Sep 2014Agree it's a great phone as Nokia's are usually simply great. This phone is better than other ... moreyeh I got the 830 for my mother she lovesit. its also a great phone, its same design but finner and lighter which she prefers, I don't cause when using it on table it moves and my 930 doesn't. The 830 has glance and also a sd so it beats the 930 here but it doesn't have the brilliant 930 screen, though it has got a good screen. The other thing is its not quite as smooth, when I say not as smooth its still one of the smoothest phones you can get but the snapdragon 800 in 930 you can feel the diference if your looking for it. To be fair if the phone had the 930 screen and it kept glance id be soso happy. Either way the 830 is a decent phone its 1 stop less than 930 but worthy buy. PS I swear the speaker for playing music are so much beter than my 930.
My 930 sees 13 hours easily with some gaming you tube vid and texting phone ect. 2 days easy on normal use. Intensive I get 7-8 hours of hd video watching and very close to the game in gaming, I never had that from another flagship phone. Also ive watched about 24-40 reviews on my 930 nokia and while you can find a handful of people saying bad battery, the rest say its good. Defiantly worth a retest. cause I love the battery life on my 930 nokia. Maybe firmware difference or something?
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2014What actually bothers me the nots is the absence of smart dialing. Believe it or not, this is ... moreThat's kinda like saying the first and foremost function of human beings today is to reproduce. Get to it.
great phone but nothing do it any thing and smart phone is not better then i 6
Psc pandey, 02 Nov 2014I think ALL Nokia phone is of A1 qualityyes man I agree it is good quality
Nokia is too late to make change.The previous CEO and Elop make it worst.Once upon time ago Nokia is a king.
Using this phone for some time now really nice device it's an allrounder good camera and screen no glance but that's not too bad cause double tap to wake.
Wireless charging is nice.
Camera is awesome.
New WP updates are nice.
Loudspeaker could have been better if it was placed like the Lumia 1020.
Overall: GREAT phone. Want same experience but cheaper? Lumia 830. Want the flagship? Lumia 930.
Anybody know when Denim will start seeding to the phones?
Joao M, 25 Sep 2014Lumia 930 (and all WP8.1 with 5" and more screens) does not allow to show "less"... moreI like to have more tiles it's very handy........ but for people who dont like it it's not good indeed...... ms can only change it in futurre updates
Joao M, 30 Sep 2014Yeah, I agree! I'd love to have less tiles (less mess) in my Lumia 930 start screen.
Tiles ... moreI don't have many favorite apps but I do have my 930's home screen filled up with a lot tiles I do use often. If not, there is a black "gap" which doesn't nicely fit with the awesome background through the tiles... but I must say after I upgraded my 1020 to WP8.1 I also use more tiles on that phone since.
But I do understand some people like to have less tiles, and an option to have less tiles on a bigger device is not here... yet. SO lets hope MS will do something about it in the near future!