Nokia Lumia 930 – Review

The new Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone is a top of the range with OLED Screen 5″ Full HD, quad-core processor 2.2 GHz and the new Windows Phone OS 8.1. With the Lumia 930, Nokia introduces its first smartphone top of the range to equip the new operating system Windows Phone 8.1, until now was only pre-installed in the lower-end devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 630. Matches even when upgrading software an ambitious technical equipment, now almost standard for high-end products.

Nokia Lumia 930: Technical details and connections

The processor of the Nokia Lumia 930 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. The chipset is certainly powerful, even if you place a half step below what is currently offered by the best competing products that use the Snapdragon 801 (like the Samsung Galaxy S5) or even combine 3 GB of RAM (Sony Xperia Z2).

The built-in memory, not expandable, is 32 GB. The screen is a beautiful 5-inch OLED panel diagonal, with a resolution of 1,920 × 1,080 pixels and thus a density which corresponds to 441 ppi; difficult to ask for more. Of course, there are all aboard modern sensors and connections most common: GPS, Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA compatibility and Wi-Fi hotspot. The party machine offers compatibility with standard 4G LTE, with a quad-band support also 3G (W-CDMA) and 2G (GPRS), while the card is used in nano-SIM format. Regarding the camera, the Nokia Lumia 930 has a 20 megapixel sensor with optical stabilization. The battery, integrated and non-removable 2,420 mAh battery and is to warrant a full day of battery life with the average use.

Design and Construction.

The design of Nokia smartphones is traditionally very nice, so it is somewhat surprising to note that the lines of this Nokia Lumia 930 are slightly less pleasant than average. In terms of strength and build quality this device is certainly to be considered for premium, with the use of precious materials such as aluminum and polycarbonate by the excellent tactile feel, but the overall aesthetic and comfort grip affected a little over-square design, with sharp edges that may not please all. Given the broad diagonal of the panel, the overall dimensions are not particularly low: 137x71x9.8 mm and a total weight of 167 grams.

Use the Lumia 930 with one hand is certainly possible, but not very comfortable. In terms of design, it is worth noting the presence, or almost standard now in Nokia devices, a top-rated physical button dedicated to the camera and launch the application at the click of the images: it is located on the right side, below the key Power and volume rocker. As regards the keys intended for the operating system. Nokia has chosen to insert three soft-keys on the physical bottom of the display, rather than integrating into the screen as in other recent models.

Nokia Lumia 930: Performance and Multimedia

The performance of the Nokia Lumia 930 are excellent in all areas. The navigation of the OS, the home screens, launching applications and multitasking are very fast, as well as browsing the web, which is very responsive and offers a smooth zoom truly remarkable. I really do not feel in any way the lack of more powerful Snapdragon processor 801, also known thanks to the lightness of the Microsoft operating system.

Even in the field of video games, this smartphone proves to behave very well in the test with 8 Asphalt got a gameplay very fluid and very satisfying. Unfortunately, we noticed a tendency to heat up the aluminum frame when the device is placed under severe stress (such as when the battery is charging, and you are downloading a lot of data via Wi-Fi). It is true that the warm weather of the summer season has certainly not helped to promote heat dissipation.

The multimedia abilities of this top of the range Nokia are certainly good, but not excellent. On one side is a truly splendid OLED panel, which offers a picture quality very interesting: the blacks are really turned off, the contrast excellent visibility in sunlight remarkable, saturated colors but not excessive, the visual angle extreme and the sharpness of 441ppi maximum.

On the audio front is much less valid: on the back of the Nokia Lumia 930 is only one speaker, rather small and very easy to block (especially when holding the phone in landscape position). The audio is a decent product in terms of volume and overall quality, but I really cannot compete with those offered by other tops of the range, and may lose the confrontation with smartphones much cheaper.

The camera offers, instead, a performance worthy of note: the 20-megapixel sensor captures images nicely detailed, with nice colors and a digital noise generally contained by one smarpthone. The Nokia is, as usual, simple and pleasant to use, and shutter operations take place smoothly, although the autofocus is perhaps slightly slower than that found in other competing products. The quality of Full HD video is good, and even benefit from the presence of 4 microphones dedicated to the suppression of the noise.


Nokia Lumia 930 is a top of the range from the overall quality of the premium range, that justify the asking price, especially if you are looking for a Windows Phone powerful and equipped with a bright and detailed. The performances are really great in every aspect, both in launching applications in gaming, both-smooth. The camera also offers a quality respectable for a smartphone.

Among the defects may cite a design may be too boxy (but, of course, is up to personal taste of each judge), the absence of microSD expansion, and especially audio performance below average. Of course, in the range of $600 the competition is fierce, and some manufacturers offer smartphone also very ambitious at prices much more compact (as in the case of the LG Nexus 5 / Google), but, in the category of mobile OS with Microsoft, the Nokia Lumia 930 is certainly an interesting addition and a choice to consider.

Where to Buy Nokia Lumia 930?

Nokia Lumia 930 Noir
  • Nokia Lumia 930 noir
Value of Money

PROS : Excellent performance, Stunning OLED display Full HD, Robust, Solid construction, Good-quality photos, Windows Phone 8.1.

CONS : The square design may not like it, Modest sound quality of the speaker, No microSD expansion, Specifications slightly lower than the current top of the range.
User Rating: Be the first one !

Product prices and availability are subject to change. Any price and availablility information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of any products.

Exit mobile version