1. noelito's Avatar
    Hey everyone

    I love my Nokia 930 just about everything is perfect on the phone except for one thing, the front facing cam stinks, its a shoddy 1.3 megapixel camera that takes horrible selfie, the prophet app barely improves it

    My question is: is it possible to obtain the 5 mp front facing cam from the 730 or 735 whatever its called and install it in my 930? That would be the perfect marriage of high end rear cam and a high end front facing cam.

    I am not interested in the 730 as a daily driver as everything else about the phone is very midrange and doesn't suit my needs, once again Nokia gets it wrong, putting a premier front facing cam on a midrange phone
    09-13-2014 01:53 PM
  2. DJCBS's Avatar
    Unless you're an engineer with building skills etc, I don't think that's possible.
    Furthermore, I think installing a 5mp shooter on the 930 would also require firmware calibration which you wouldn't be able to do.
    09-13-2014 01:59 PM
  3. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I don't think it has been tried, even if the connectors are the same you would still need the drivers for the phone to operate it.
    Also I don't think they would be the same size either, would say best wait for the 730 tear down by ifixit.

    Personally I don't think it is going to work.
    09-13-2014 02:10 PM
  4. Pacus1x's Avatar
    You can't change the FFC, it's hardware limitation not software, also it's impossible to exchange hardware components like the camera because the connectors and the size of the camera module are very likely to be different and the phone board will not recognize those.

    The purpose of the 730/735 to reach those who likes selfies... that's why Nokia put them the moniker of "selfie" phone.
    09-13-2014 02:12 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If I hear the "word" selfie too many more times, I'm going to explode...

    For the love of all that is holy: let selfies die a painful, horrible, final, agonizing, never-to-be-resurrected-again, flaming death.*




    *I feel slightly better after that... Maw, fetch me the nerve tonic!!! Dag blasted kids are on me lawn ag'in.
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    09-13-2014 02:20 PM
  6. noelito's Avatar
    Yea the word selfie is pretty irritating, I just want or have always wanted a good front facing cam for my phone, I thought it just might be a simple hardware swap out

    Android phones such as the lg g3 have a great rear and front facing cam and their high end flagship phones, although Microsoft made the 735 for selfie freaks in mind there rest of the phones hardware leaves a lot to be desired. I just wish I could have a windows phone with both awesome front and rear cams, in the meantime I'm staying with my 930, I am contemplating the m8 but the 4mp camera is pretty bad, I tried it out a few times at the Microsoft store
    09-13-2014 05:10 PM
  7. cookiesnfootywp's Avatar
    You could just do what I do and use the rear camera as it has the shutter button it works. If you have the right amount of patience you can get great selfies :-)
    09-16-2014 08:52 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    You could just do what I do and use the rear camera as it has the shutter button it works. If you have the right amount of patience you can get great selfies :-)
    I think the Lumia Selfie app actually has functionality to assist with that
    09-16-2014 07:51 PM
  9. noelito's Avatar
    I think the Lumia Selfie app actually has functionality to assist with that
    yes I do that right now I learned by tapping the screen to focus then hitting the shutter button and taking several pictures some good selfies come out, that's why I won't go htc m8, the 20mp is too good to give up
    09-18-2014 01:33 AM

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