Forgot to tell: despite of the beautiful AMOLED display, the feeling of the WP user interface is next to the nothing compared to the apps' look and feel of Android. Other than its black, it lacks lines, colors, visual elements (it's called: style, I know it well, but I call it differently), so the whole Windows Phone is just not enjoyable, a missed opportunity, I'm very tired of it.
I always loved the hardware (except the battery too small to the task), this solid, black, shiny brick, but I'm now trying to run away from Windows (Phone) - if I can. :-) To Linux, maybe, as on my desktop. Btw. no more Androids, too (security!), but I liked a lot of its refined third-party or even OS apps much-much better.
My Lumia 930 has automatically updated to Windows 10 a lot of time ago, v10.0.14393.953 is running currently. There are no more or less problem than in 8.1, MS is always on the edge of unbearability concerning the small details and comfort of applications (can't do this from here but it can be done from there, you get the simplest, cheapest, most ridiculous apps for the money, tons of user settings are missing but you can't change factory apps, 'cause there's no way to root the phone, stupid behaviors to events etc.), but at least it's stable, crashes of any kind are really rare.
Dale, 14 Mar 2017I have dropped my lumia and shattered the screen - is there anyway to access the contactswith you microsoft account, whenever you open it in new windows phone all contact will be back...
Is it a good decision to update to Windows 10? By the way facebook messenger is deleting their app from windows phone 8 & 8.1 !!!!!
Aadrian, 02 Apr 2017I have this phone for more than 2,5 years in use and still no need for a replacement.I would like to buy this phone ,kindly advice about it
I have this phone for more than 2,5 years in use and still no need for a replacement.
Alright having recently bought the phone I can share my views of the phone in 2017:
1. The screen is absolutely stunning. The OS looks amazing, with insanely saturated colours. It can be compared to today's AMOLED phones like the S7-it's that good.
2. Overall phone performance was a little bit sluggish sometimes. 95% of the time is zips along but then there'd be the occasional frame drop, even when just going through the menu.
3. Above average camera (for 2017). It was a little slow sometimes but photos in decent lighting were spot on. When recording videos, the microphones live up to the hype. It is simply outstanding.
4. Battery life was pretty average, there is nothing much to say about that.
5. Only 25GB of storage is available to the user, without expansion capabilities.
6. Build quality is solid as well, but my matte black finish would show fingerprints quite clearly-the metal frame of the phone however, has that cold luxury when you pick it up.
Overall, it's a pretty decent phone for 2017. The Snapdragon 800 is huffing and puffing, but will get the job done for someone who isn't a power user. I especially enjoy that Word/Excel/Powerpoint is built in. However, I'd recommend it more as a secondary device rather than as a main unit, as the performance and storage deficiencies may be too much for some people to overlook.
I've been using this phone for more than 2 years now and it works perfectly.I play games a lot,but the battery lasts long enough.The only con is that pictures taken in low lighting are a bit grainy.And before I forget the sound is amazing.All in all this phone is great and I recommend it to everyone :)
nanoguy, 23 Mar 2017It's not fair to compare it to technology that's three years ahead. If you can find it for $30... moreThanks a lot, that was extremely detailed and exactly what I was looking for. I have just purchased one and am waiting for it to be delivered.
Im going to be using it as a secondary device with my iPhone and I think the 930 is a great choice. I will be updating this post :)
z8, 22 Mar 2017Really? I'm curious as I may buy one as well. Do you have any comparisons between current flag... moreIt's not fair to compare it to technology that's three years ahead. If you can find it for $300 or less, it's good value. The screen is beautiful, the camera can hold its own against most other smartphone cameras, and the general construction is solid, save for the adhesive that keeps the screen+touch digitiser stack glued to the aluminum frame. There's also a design issue that causes one of the microphone pairs to fail, and to compensate for that you have to use hadsfree/ wireless heaphones instead of the speaker mode during calls. The audio jack has a tendency to fail, just like all audio jacks do as they wear out over time. The biggest deciding factor is whether you absolutely need certain apps to connect with your friends (Snapchat) or if you crave to install every new app that pops under the sun (Pokemon Go, Super Mario Run). If not, then you can happily run Windows 10 Mobile on the 930. In some cases, the best third party Windows app is miles better than the official version on Android/iOS - a notable example being YouTube.
rfranc, 21 Mar 2017I recently bought one for only 180USD the camera is the only reason why I bought it.Really? I'm curious as I may buy one as well. Do you have any comparisons between current flagships (S7, IP7 etc)?
I recently bought one for only 180USD the camera is the only reason why I bought it.
Hi; the problem that cant using the mic while talking on the loud speaker mode is solved with update, or does it still go on? Pls help.
Nokia 930 is a very bad phone with a good design.
battery is drain so fast. i charge the phone twice a day for normal use.
camera is just so so, i expect more with 20MP spec camera, but i think the quality is average, especially if you take a pic with low lighting.
and the worst is the screen have a strange problem. it started as a small stain and it grows a little everyday, and almost 70% of the my nokia screen is darker now.
sorry for my bad english.
I have dropped my lumia and shattered the screen - is there anyway to access the contacts
I always update my lumia 930, and windows makes it more fantastic. I dont understand why there are too many disappointed statement here
oussama kng, 11 Feb 2017I was not so sure about updating to W10 cuz according to some users there was several problems... moreI upgraded my 930 to Windows 10 Mobile and after that performed a factory reset. I works great after that.