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The Nokia Lumia 930 Review, Best Windows Phone 8.1

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Nokia Lumia 930 is successor and next generation device of Lumia 925. Though it is windows phone 5 inches tall screen and good camera yet it is not camera centered like Lumia 1020 thereby making it more of a phone set rather than emphasis on other features. Just to see where it stands in status as compare to Nokia series of devices for 2014, we have sifted it carefully to infer some conclusion.



Operating System

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1

Dimensions & Weight

137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, 94.7 cc , Weight 167 g (5.89 oz)


5.0 inches


Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400Chipset


32 GB, 2 GB RAM


Primary 20 MP, Secondary 1.2 MP


Non Removable Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery (BV-5QW)



2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network      HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 /   2100,4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600


Bright orange, bright green, white, black


Nokia Lumia 930 – Design

Nokia Lumia 930 has metal surround with plastic in set body like Nokia Lumia 925, yet it is an improvement upon the previous and better designed, less bulging on sides.

Making it slim and trimming the bulging side was considered essential. It was to make it more handy and manageable with its   5 inch screen with one hand; as comparison it is reduce in size then Lumia 925 and comparable in width with its competitor HTC ONE M8 which is less tall then this set weight is another consideration along with other dimensions. The two combined make any device manageable to hold and operate or to give an uneasy feel in the hand. It is 22 grams heavier than the Galaxy S5 but not as heavy as Lumia 920. Nokia Lumia 930 weighs only 167 grams whereas Lumia 920 with smaller screen had 185 grams weight.

Nokia Lumia 930 – Display

Till very recent windows phones screens were considered to be the weak point in comparison with other phones, but this time such is not the case with Lumia 930 which is at par with other competitors like the Galaxy S5. Lumia 930 with its 5-inch screen is of comparable quality with full HD resolution.

It has AMOLED screen with good results and famous for Nokia Clear Black branding. This name is given to Nokia’s best screens for the devices and is marked as sign of quality and you cannot have the real sense of blackness as on AMOLED screen; resultantly it becomes a perfect screen to show variety of colors in their true hue and colorful Windows Phone interface.

nokia lumia 930 images

Nokia Lumia 930 – Software And User Interface

The Lumia 930 is among the pioneers to appear in the market with Windows Phone 8.1, latest version of the software.  iPhones are a little faster than Lumia 930 because Windows Phone updates require network approval before activation therefore they are a little  slower.

 Windows Phone 8.1 has a proper notification system to conduct, universal search including internet within the device, with Internet Explorer 11. Lumia 930 with Microsoft software has a switch for selection between the width of icons; 2 or 3 icons width.

Processor And Memory

Apparent beauty and other visible features are really marvelous but inside also it is no less in capabilities. Lumia 930 has a Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of in built storage but unfortunately the set don’t have the external memory option because the external card slot are not present in Lumia 930.

 It is not as efficient as the latest Android phones using Snapdragon 801 chips; windows phone is power efficient and has good performance as the Window mobiles are reputed for.


Lumia 930 has wonderful features being a windows mobile phone but seems to concentrate all its skills in its camera. It has 20-megapixel sensor of 1/2.5-inch size like Galaxy S5, but has OIS packed in too.

The camera can perform well in all conditions of light, high-resolution sensor performs well and shows excellent detail levels in bright light, and on the contrary its optical image stabilization performs well under low-light environments.  Before reviewing it, all details should be examined well, as the sensor pixels of this phone are very small therefore small camera sensor pixel cannot be dependable under tricky lighting.


Nokia Lumia 930 is powered by non-removable 2420mAh battery fixed inside on the back side and Nokia says it is capable of lot of endurance; 9 hours video playback, 432 hours standby, 11 hours talk time with 2G and 15 hours 3G talk time or you can listen to music up to 75 hours. However Nokia stands up to this bold claim because Nokia has been winner on this side.


Although Nokia claims its skill in batteries to be perfect and never failing yet a fixed or non removable battery puts consumers in doubt and they may consider it to be a negative aspect.  

Only the manufacturers and designers can justify but incidentally Lumia 930 windows phone seems to be without any external card slot.


Lumia 930 available in 710 USD.

Available Colors

You have good choice of colors in Lumia 930 because Nokia has good color taste. You can chose from green, orange and white. They are all available in good hues of these colors.

Users Expectations

The Nokia Lumia 930 will masseur up to user’s expectations quite well because it is the most complete Windows Phone and competes effectively with other major devices with Android and IOS operating systems.

Lumia 930 makes its mark in the market; it is likely to beat Samsung, Sony and HTC competitors.



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