AnonD-513091, 10 Mar 2016edgewalker. As a consumer I don't understand negative reviews of Lumia hardware and certain... moreEvery word you said is true. I didnt use iPhone for long, but did Android. Had lumia 520 for 2 years and finally I bought 930, which was expensive at the moment in my country. 520 still running like crazy. Never gonna give you up, wp, and I'll wait for w10m for another year if I have to
Using Lumia 930 from last 3 weeks. Before that I have used Lumia 730 for 9 months. So I agree with you. Before Lumia, I was using Android since last 2 years. Once into Lumia, I would never like to go back to any other platform.
But few small things bothering me. Lumia 930 is heating like hell and battery drains fast when using Lumia Camera. While lack of expansion slot is not an issue for me, but non-removable battery sometimes bothers me. Being a PureView Camera specific phone, there is no official app to capture HDR photos. Even Lumia Panorama is a shit. Bing lock screen doesn't update automatically. Apart from these minor things, the phone is great.
As a consumer I don't understand negative reviews of Lumia hardware and certainly not of Windows Phone 8.1 as I have owned iOS and Android devices but recently dumped my iPhone for the Lumia 930 and cannot believe I waited so long to do it. Best phone operating system I've ever used... by far. And the Lumia 930 is a fantastic phone with great build quality and features. I have to admit I would have preferred a microSD slot but the free 30GB of OneDrive storage moots a lot of that concern. I also don't store everything I shoot whether camera or video on my phone forever and regularly move the 'keepers' to my laptop which is easy-peasy with OneDrive. This keeps a lot of OneDrive free space available and also leaves a lot of the 32GB on the phone.
Detractors always talk about lack of Apps but I have found good apps for everything I want my phone to do. In many cases the App on the Lumia is better and more intuitive to use than the ones I had on Android and iOS. Who cares if there are a million apps available for Apple when most people will only load a two or three dozen on their phone and then only regularly use a few of those along with the major apps that were preloaded on the phone.
Cortana is already better than Siri from my perspective. Add the live tiles and the really flexible ways you can configure and personalize your phone and I'm amazed there are so many people that haven't even tried it. Of course, you need to get your hands on one and you need someone that knows the operating system and actually likes the phone to tell you about it, and that won't happen in any Verizon
stores - they'll be shoving the Moto at you and the Icon they have on display
will have no live tiles running and most of the Apps won't be pinned to the
Start screen so it will look like a desert instead of the vibrant ecosystem
that Windows Phone 8.1 really is. So I picked up the international version
Lumia 930 and I am really glad I did.
The Denim and Lumia Camera updates that will give it 4K video and will make it even better. Only suggestion I'd make to Microsoft is to try and put a microSD card in the next iteration but, otherwise, don't change too much other than the usual expected specification upgrading that everyone does. This phone is a great size and I wouldn't want thinner but a bit lighter would be nice although there is a
satisfying weight to the 930 that is hard to explain. And if Microsoft really can
make Windows 10 run across all types of devices that will remove any issues of
Google pissing around with the YouTube thing and Apple not doing an iTunes
version for Windows Phone. Microsoft won't need to depend on other
competitors to come to the party because those guys aren't willing to lose the
huge market segment on Windows-based desktops, laptops and tablets.
I guess at some point it just became more fashionable than rational to dump on Microsoft when writing reviews of anything they are involved in. And no, I have no relationship with any of the companies mentioned, I just buy the gear to get stuff done in my personal and working life.
The Lumia 930 is a really fabulous phone with a great intuitive and flexible
operating system. One of the best purchases I've made.
Hmm, 25 Feb 2016Green Rules :) Sadly no cyan color option for the 930 it would be nice too.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016Most complex phone ...not user friendly at all will never get Nokia ever!!!I bought L930 on launch. still using it. initially felt a bit unfriendly. But when I use other phones there is nothing to compete with this. looks, clarity and performance are the bset. I have now sony z5 compact also. both are nice, but still prefrer L930. Just waiting for windows 10 upgrade and will see how it goes.
Went in for sony z5c just because a smaller unit and delayed windows 10.
Yes, for the general peoples the name Nokia is still alive.
Check, how One and half Years old "Nokia +Lumia 930" along outsell all the latest (2016) flagship Wd10 lumias put together.
This phone is incredible. Very fast, screen is visible in sunshine, easy to manage, good camera.
Marius, 11 Feb 2016Hey guys, do you have any news when Windows mobile 10 will be released? (owner of 930)Most complex phone ...not user friendly at all will never get Nokia ever!!!
viki, 26 Feb 2016hi, how is the phone , just want to know the battery backup?Sorry for the delayb brother. Battery backup is good. I really satisfied with battery backup.
viki, 26 Feb 2016hi,
how is the phone , just want to know the battery backup?If you want good battery backup then go for 1520
AnonD-124655, 23 Feb 2016I cannot connect my phone (windows 10 preview) to my pc (windows 10).
Does anybody have the s... moreI have also updated to windows 10 both pc and mobile, and there is no problem connecting phone to pc(via Usb). What exactly happens when you try to connect your phone?
Concerning Viber, I can't find video call, I think it isn't available, even in wp8.1, the app must be the same.
I cannot connect my phone (windows 10 preview) to my pc (windows 10).
Does anybody have the same problem?
Please help, should I Downgrade the phone to Win8.1 for that.