I've been very happy owning a Nokia 930 for 8 months now.
Here's my story..
After possesing an iPhone 3gs, followed by a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it was time for a new handset.
Because I would own it for 2 years I really wanted to make a good decision. A couple of months comparing differtent flagships finally made me decide. The Nokia 930 was a winner because of the camera specs and I very much liked the design.
I was really nervous about missing out on apps but after a fews days I noticed I didn't miss out on anything. If the original app isn't available a third party app comes to help.
Although I bought the phone because of the camera, this WAS the only feature that was really disappointing. Launching the camera app was very slow and the quality of the pictures was disappointing.
After the Denim update this all changed. The launch time is great and also the quality of the images is great. With Frame Selection you don't even have to take pictures, but just have to film and select an image to your liking afterwords.
I don't want my story to be too long so here are my pros and cons:
- Camera, speed and quality.
- Dedicated camera button (while taking the phone out of your pocket, you can press the button and start up the camera)
- Screen, so beautiful, still very good in direct sunlight
- Ability to download maps and navigate through GPS (no data usage)
- Torrent downloads: without jailbreak i've downloaded a couple of high res movies through wifi within 45 minutes!
- Tap screen to activate
- Power/button is to small. It makes it hard to turn the screen off
- Weight: the phone is heavy and nog well balanced. Falls out of your hand easily
- Slippery: the screen and back are sooo slippery. This makes it a challenge to hold the phone, although I've never dropped it.
- Whatsapp integration: URL and Video sharing through Whatsapp isn't as easy as in iOs and Android. Update please!
tarun, 24 Apr 2015HEY GUYS could someone help me how is the speed on this device does it ever get lagging after ... moreWindows Phone will perform the same as it has done from the first day you own one. Does not lag like Androids.
Newer Lumia models that pre-date the 930 have higher megapixel front cameras: 730/735 (6.7 MP); 535 (5.0 MP); 640 (1.0 MP); 640 XL (5.0 MP).
How is the front cam of dis phone..Is it better Dan the l730 ..??? I wanna buy one ..plz smone rply soon.thanx in advance.
Sorry too late...
In order u can disable background apps...it also increase battery life.
Go to setting..
Click app where have allowed tipping...and clik off.
It seriously n permanently disable app running background...like bbm,whatsapp,etc...
Hope it helpful
Andrew, 10 May 2015I must say that this is one of the best phones I ever had. Awesome is the word your looking for :D
Andrew, 10 May 2015I must say that this is one of the best phones I ever had. agree this 930 is really good
AnonD-390097, 10 May 2015is that so...thanks again...You're welcome!
neo, 08 May 2015Avg battery life, heating issues, but still love this phone. Its eye catching design and one o... moreI have the same phone I'm getting a good 1-2 days with my normal usage and that's like 2-3 hours games lots of you tube music 2 hours and the other normal stuff daily. extensively I easily get 1 day. The back heats up bu a is a little warmer than I'm used to but guess what all my other phones heat up too. Definatly only seens to heat up when playing games and charging so nothing big there. Defo think you have something going on cause battery wise this pisses all over any of my iphones past and present.
AnonD-390097, 09 May 2015Thanks a lot for replying. Can you tell me do you solved heating issue after disabling backgro... moreMy suggestions for heating issue:
Don't play games for more than 20-30 min continuously and don't use it for internet or gaming while charging. Also during winter when temperature is low phone doesn't overheat.
AnonD-390097, 09 May 2015Thanks a lot for replying. Can you tell me do you solved heating issue after disabling backgro... moreI'm not sure if this will solve heating issue. Actually I can't find the option for background apps in settings. You can press the back button for 2-3 sec to enter multitasking menu and close the opened apps running on background (e.g. Messenger, facebook, Lumia camera some times stay opened even after you exit the app)
Fallen138, 08 May 2015Microsoft has made some development tools that will allow developers port their apps and games... moreThanks a lot for replying. Can you tell me do you solved heating issue after disabling background apps? what are those??
Avg battery life, heating issues, but still love this phone. Its eye catching design and one of the best cameras around even after this long time! Camera is THE BEST! trust me! Living images, and moments capture.. All innovative ideas n stuff are simply great! I bought black. Orange colour looks better after buying it. Lol
AnonD-390097, 08 May 2015Can you yell me do solved heating issue after disabling background apps? what are those?? What... moreMicrosoft has made some development tools that will allow developers port their apps and games written for android/ios to windows 10 with almost no effort. So this will close app gap on windows store. Until now, Candy Crush Saga is the only app ported from ios to windows. You can search on Windows Central site for more info.
Anonymous, 06 May 2015mine 930 become a great... iphone body...with aluminium n metal bezzel body pureview camera ... moreCan you yell me do solved heating issue after disabling background apps? what are those?? What you mean by "finaly android n ios can be ported in windows 10 phones".. Plz reply soon frnd....
AnonD-382741, 04 May 2015I think u must choose between 1020 and 930.
I had 1020 but its screen froze for 2 days and r... moreit will be a great decision choosing the 930.
but has got two drawbacks:
1.battery drains if playing high graphic games nd while using gps.
2.long usage cause heating up the metal part(games+net)