Okay it is a couple of months ago since I got a new phone or gadget. This time I got a Nokia Lumia 930 and I loved it from the first second. I the past months I was using my Lumia 1020 a because of the awesome camera which allowed me to take some great pictures. I was pretty happy with it, but until I got Windows Phone 8.1 I add some performance problems,maybe resetting it could fix could fix the issues, but I will try that later. Now I know I only got the Lumia 930 for a day and of course it is too early for a review but I want to write a little about my first impression. There are already a lot of good review out there in the web so I try to focus on the things I really liked about the device.
The first thing I have to say is that I love the colors you can get that thing. I got a green one but if I would have to go back I would probably go for orange. However both colors look great and it is a hard decision. The first thing I noticed when I unboxed the Lumia 930 was the amazing build quality, Nokia phones always had a great build quality but this one makes other phones look cheap. It feels really good in your hands and feels like a real premium device. The second thing is the amazing screen, since not a lot of review talk a lot about the screen, I didn’t expect a lot of difference to the Lumia 1020 or 1520, but the Lumia 930 screen makes me not want to use other phones anymore. It is a bright screen with great colors and a true black. The performance looks great again, similar to the Lumia 1520 and Windows Phone 8.1 on that device also got some new features which are not available on the Lumia 1020. Such as a setting which allows you to use the cellular data if the wireless connection has a limited connection, and much more.
Well this are my first impression after the first day, feel free to leave comments and questions.
Tags: Gadget, Hardware, Lumia, Lumia 930, Microsoft, Nokia, Nokia Lumia 930, Windows Phone Last modified: January 7, 2019
I’m considering ordering one so I am very curious how much the battery holds with WiFi/cellular traffic and how the screen deals outside in sunlight. Do you think you could add some observations on that?
Well having the phone for around a week I can say that the battery runs a day. For the first days completely run down the battery and fully charge it did help to make the battery life longer after a few days..
The display out doors works perfectly, I couldn’t test it in sunlight because it was raining in Switzerland for the past days ;-)
I heard that the lumia 930 gets warm or a bit hot even when the usage is simple but prolonged . Can I control the heat build up by disabling almost all the features. I don’t mind to disable motion features and other useless battery hogging features. Neither I sync e-mails constantly nor use push notifications for any apps. Will I be able to use it by not getting it warm.
I use it with all features like motion control enabled and yes some times it gets warm, but not in a really bad way. It only gets warm when I use the navigation or camera app. In normal conditions it stays cold ;-)
How does the the camera perform in the Lumia 930 ?
Also compared to the Lumia 1020, I can see you’ve had both devices ? :)
I the camera snappy to take pics ?
Yes the camera is much faster in the Lumia 930
Please Wallpapers [email protected]
I sent you the wallpaper :)
Hi, how good is the battery with a lot of use? I have a z1 and use it for podcast, music and surfing on my commute so about 3 hours a day. Also is the camera any good in low light? How is the stabilisation in the 930?
Well battery seems good so far. Not as good as on the Lumia 1520 but much better than on the Lumia 1020. For me right now the battery runs a day. But I am not sure how it compares if you have a commute about 3 hours. I think podcast and music shouldn’t be a problem. I think surfing the web during a train ride kills the battery pretty fast.
The camera during low light looks pretty good. Not as good as on the Lumia 1020 but very good for a phone.
The Nokia 930 is Cool and I want the Dutch Viking Orange One ;-)
I am still not sure what’s better, orange or green :)
Are you able to enable automatic screen brightness, if i do so, and leave the menu again, the setting goes back to low mid or high level backligt – im able to move the lever to on – but it just turns it off again?
I bought a white one Saturday and despite it being easy to move everything from my Lumia 800 to this phone, I am having connectivity (security?) issues with the following apps:
Whenever I enter my codes (and I have even tried to sync it with my windows 8.1 laptop) I keep getting messages that say that I am having connectivity issues (even via Wifi and 3G). It’s spoiling the thrill I had when I bought it now and is becoming annoying! Also why have they removed the battery % indication in top right corner? This is sooooo useful on battery-guzzlers!
Back to original topic… Any suggestions anyone (am missing my social media!)
The Lumia 930 doesn’t have a ‘charging indicator’ while charging, nor any ‘fully charged’ notification when it is fully charged! Also, the device cannot be switched off while charging?? Can anything be done about these issues?
I just got one last week, but have the following comments;
– why no ‘charging indicator’ while charging the device?
– why no ‘fully charged’ notification when device is fully charged?
– why can’t the device be powered off while charging?
Does the below YouTube link show the exact phone. does the screen come out like that after few days ????
Yes it is the same phone but I don’t have any issues with the screen.
Anytime i take a picture with my phone it looks proper but when I post it on either instagram or facebook it looks weird or blur..?why?
Wil I be able to download apps without a Microsoft Outlook account?
Will I be able to download apps without a Outlook account?
You need a Microsoft account to install apps etc :) like you need a Apple ID on iOS or a Google Account on Android :)
I hope you can give me some advice regarding my Lumia 930. After coming across your page I thought I might try you for advice. I have a 930 on contract, the first time since the 90s as I usually buy the phone, indeed I still have the Lumia 800 I bought when they came out. Problem with my present phone is that it keeps freezing….sometimes for long periods, and stays that way despite constant re-starts. I love the phone as I use it to take photos…I’m an artist so use the camera frequently. The phone has already been sent off to vodafones workshop once, and after a month it is starting to freeze again. This last occasion it froze for 8 hours. Do have any ideas about this, is there a software problem with some of the 930s. I hope you may have a suggestion. before I am forced to change the phone.
Best Regards Charles
Strange, I do not know about this issue. Do you have all the latest updates installed?