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  1. fdalbor's Avatar
    I have been looking for a upgrade to my very nice red 820 but without a SD card slot and a removeable battery I don't see it in this. I have a 7 inch tablet and a 9 inch tablet so I prefer a smaller phone to carry around. 4.5 inch would be perfect; but I could live with a 5" but without the SD card slot and removeable battery I don't see how I could give up the 64GB card in my 820. And with 128GB cards comming out I don't see how they missed the boat on lack of storage. Maybe if you could get it in a 64GB mem model I could trade off the SD slot, but being limited to 32GB is not in the works. Isn't it odd that all the 8XX and below come with SD slots and very few of the higher end Lumia's do. If you will notice almost all of the Samsungs come with a SD slot. Maybe that is why they are the best selling phones. Food for thought.
    04-03-2014 01:11 PM
  2. xratola's Avatar
    I wish it came faster to south America! I will definitely be buying it but in October or so... Damn.
    04-03-2014 01:15 PM
  3. dameon_03's Avatar
    i wont be getting one. my contract isnt up until nov. by then, hopefully more 5+ inch phones will be out by then
    04-03-2014 02:45 PM
  4. poiman's Avatar
    I've said it more than once ;P
    I don't expect it to arrive at FNAC until September. Judging by previous launches, there's always a 3 month delay between Germany and Portugal. So if they arrive in Germany in June, it should only arrive here in September.
    And even later to Vodafone, TMN and Optimus (actually, Optimus probably won't even have it).

    I've 4 Lumias, none of them bought in Portugal. I bought the L800 in Spain for 400 upon launch, the L620 in Belgium for a little over 200 (it costed 300 in Portugal), the L920 in Germany for 550 upon launch (it was 750 in Portugal) and the 1020 for 485 also in Germany (though the phone came directly from Finland).

    I haven't bought a phone in Portugal in years and I have absolutely no intention of ever doing it again.
    I'm pretty sure you'll be able to buy the 930 from Amazon Deutschland for 650 if not 600 upon launch. France and UK are always more expensive. France overprices everything (FNAC is French after all) and in the UK you have the problem of the Pound being stronger than the Euro.

    I'm getting the 930 from Germany again, for sure. Not only because of the price, but also because I always try to get it through Deutsche Telekom because of the dark grey exclusive accent colour (though if I get it cheaper elsewhere I'll get it elsewhere and ask Nokia to replace the software on my phone for the DT one. I did that with my 1020)
    That's great to know! So you say that the best option, for those of us who don't want to wait 3 months, is to buy it from Amazon Deutschland at launch?

    I am probably going to Frankfurt in the beginning of June but there are no precise launch dates, so it's hard to know if I'll find it there or not. Also, the last time I went there, the 920 had just been released but it was already sold out everywhere. Guess there are many fans going after these great devices at their launch.
    04-03-2014 05:08 PM
  5. DJCBS's Avatar
    That's great to know! So you say that the best option, for those of us who don't want to wait 3 months, is to buy it from Amazon Deutschland at launch?

    I am probably going to Frankfurt in the beginning of June but there are no precise launch dates, so it's hard to know if I'll find it there or not. Also, the last time I went there, the 920 had just been released but it was already sold out everywhere. Guess there are many fans going after these great devices at their launch.
    To buy at launch, yes, Amazon Deutschland is the best option. Also, they get the phones before the physical stores. Last Christmas the Z1 was already out, I wanted to check it, went to the usual stores in Kln and Essen and none had it yet available. Also, I don't expect the 930 to be available right at the beginning of June.

    I prefer, however, to give it a couple of months. Unlike things here, the prices start to drop shortly after the phones are released. For example, the just launched Z1 Compact has already come down from 499 to 465. The yellow Nokia L1520 is already selling for 575 (the black is "under investigation" but was selling for little over 500 last I checked).

    To me, it's preferable to wait a couple of months than to just throw away so much money needlessly. ;)
    04-03-2014 06:04 PM
  6. poiman's Avatar
    To buy at launch, yes, Amazon Deutschland is the best option. Also, they get the phones before the physical stores. Last Christmas the Z1 was already out, I wanted to check it, went to the usual stores in Kln and Essen and none had it yet available. Also, I don't expect the 930 to be available right at the beginning of June.

    I prefer, however, to give it a couple of months. Unlike things here, the prices start to drop shortly after the phones are released. For example, the just launched Z1 Compact has already come down from 499 to 465. The yellow Nokia L1520 is already selling for 575 (the black is "under investigation" but was selling for little over 500 last I checked).

    To me, it's preferable to wait a couple of months than to just throw away so much money needlessly. ;)
    I agree with that when you don't have any urgency to get the phone, but in my situation, my 920 was stolen last August, since then I've been dealing with my old N8! Believe me, it's not a great experience. I really need a 930 right now :D

    So, it's going to be Amazon Deutschland! I hope they can sell it for less than 700.
    04-03-2014 07:44 PM
  7. DJCBS's Avatar
    I agree with that when you don't have any urgency to get the phone, but in my situation, my 920 was stolen last August, since then I've been dealing with my old N8! Believe me, it's not a great experience. I really need a 930 right now :D

    So, it's going to be Amazon Deutschland! I hope they can sell it for less than €700.
    Well yeah it's weird being back to a feature phone, but hey...you could be forced into something worse like a Samsung or something lol

    Anyway, yes, I'm pretty sure Amazon DE will get the 930 for less than 700€. ;)
    04-03-2014 09:10 PM
  8. SpareBot's Avatar
    It is announced for 579 and I dont see why amazon.de will sell it for much more. I am from Germany so I will buy there anyways.

    The problem with windows phone flagships is that they tend to get cheaper very fast. I would probably wait a view weeks, but on the other hand I would like to get the review out as soon as possible.

    Additionaly there is still the color issue: I am pretty sure that they will come out with a cyan and yello version later.

    Overall I am afraid that - if I buy early June - I would get it much cheaper and with more colors a view weeks/months later. But June is allready a long time away and waiting even more sucks a lot. Why cant they just sell that darn thing right now :(
    04-04-2014 01:14 AM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    It is announced for 579 € and I dont see why amazon.de will sell it for much more. I am from Germany so I will buy there anyways.

    The problem with windows phone flagships is that they tend to get cheaper very fast. I would probably wait a view weeks, but on the other hand I would like to get the review out as soon as possible.

    Additionaly there is still the color issue: I am pretty sure that they will come out with a cyan and yello version later.

    Overall I am afraid that - if I buy early June - I would get it much cheaper and with more colors a view weeks/months later. But June is allready a long time away and waiting even more sucks a lot. Why cant they just sell that darn thing right now :(
    Though I'm not a fan of the design, yellow with that metallic frame should be a sexy combo. Grey (or silver) with bright yellow is very en vogue.
    04-04-2014 01:56 AM
  10. SpareBot's Avatar
    Yellow would be a no-brainer, same as red or blue. All those primary colors would look great with the steel frame.

    But neon green and orange?! *sigh*
    04-04-2014 02:04 AM
  11. xRiceyx's Avatar
    I was planning on getting the one in green but then found out that it can't use the glance feature. This is something I have gotten so accustomed to using lately I just have to have it. Will have to stick to my 1520 until something else comes along.
    04-04-2014 02:32 AM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    Loving my 920 too. In fairness though, it's the exact same size as the Icon/930 even though the latter has a bigger display. See for yourself at a Verizon store.
    We don't have Verizon in Finland, but they do not have the same dimensions. Given, 920 is big for "just" a 4,5" display, so 930 is probably more real estate efficient.

    930: 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, 94.7 cc (5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 in)
    920: 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in)
    04-04-2014 02:55 AM
  13. inffy's Avatar
    I preordered one straight after the announcement was made.

    Replaces my work 925.

    I don't mind the missing glance screen, i can just double tap the screen to get it woken up. Integrated QI is much more important to me, and I will not buy a device without wireless charging ( cover or backplate enabling is fine) anymore. I have wireless charges at home (2x) and one at work and nokia cr-201 wireless car charger at car.

    ​Atleast they work also with my Nexus 5 which I will soon exchange to another WP phone.
    04-04-2014 03:35 AM
  14. akoj's Avatar
    L930 doesn't support Double Tap.
    04-04-2014 03:38 AM
  15. SpareBot's Avatar
    No?!?! WTF?! Source
    04-04-2014 03:41 AM
  16. maverick786us's Avatar
    L930 doesn't support Double Tap.
    No?!?! WTF?! Source
    Not sure about double tap, but it doesn't support glance and in future it will not support glance, because its AMOLED screen doesn't have memory of its own. Now I am completely habitual of double tap and glance screen. So I am not sure, how I will feel, while moving from 920 to 930
    04-04-2014 03:51 AM
  17. akoj's Avatar
    The Nokia Lumia 930 does not have Glance, here’s why | Windows Phone Central

    Danel says that it doesn't have, a least not on WP 8.1. Maybe Cyan is required for DT.
    04-04-2014 03:56 AM
  18. SpareBot's Avatar
    Ok, yes I allready read that article. I am pretty sure thats just because their 930 demo unit is running pure 8.1 without Cyan. Glance is no dealbreaker for me, but DTTW would be.
    04-04-2014 03:59 AM
  19. poiman's Avatar
    Well yeah it's weird being back to a feature phone, but hey...you could be forced into something worse like a Samsung or something lol

    Anyway, yes, I'm pretty sure Amazon DE will get the 930 for less than 700. ;)
    The N8 isn't a feature phone, it's a smartphone that runs Symbian, which is practice means that it is ultra slow and it's just frustrating to try to accomplish some smart task with it. Only things I like about it is GPS and Camera (still better than most smartphones nowadays).
    04-04-2014 04:01 AM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I'd love to move my wife from her ATT 920 (flashed to Rogers firmware, and I have an unlock code) to an unbranded 930, so this is on my maybe list.
    What does your wife think about this? I'm a bit puzzled why you care so much about her phone.
    04-04-2014 04:13 AM
  21. JackMerson's Avatar
    I love it! Love the boxy design, looks sexy and stunning to me (Will only go for black though). The only thing bothering me is the price and the availability date - I will switch my phone at the August.
    04-05-2014 05:14 AM
  22. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Unless the next 41mp gem drops before I scrape the money together, the 930 WILL be the device to replace my beloved Ativ S. Sammy lost my repeat business when the SE lost its dedicated camera button.
    04-05-2014 05:21 AM
  23. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Need to see more and know if it will support att lte. (unlocked international version). Would love to have it over my 925.
    Well it includes a quad band LTE chip, so ATTs band(s) will likely be among the four it's capable of utilizing...
    04-05-2014 05:27 AM
  24. DJCBS's Avatar
    It is announced for 579 € and I dont see why amazon.de will sell it for much more. I am from Germany so I will buy there anyways.

    The problem with windows phone flagships is that they tend to get cheaper very fast. I would probably wait a view weeks, but on the other hand I would like to get the review out as soon as possible.

    Additionaly there is still the color issue: I am pretty sure that they will come out with a cyan and yello version later.

    Overall I am afraid that - if I buy early June - I would get it much cheaper and with more colors a view weeks/months later. But June is allready a long time away and waiting even more sucks a lot. Why cant they just sell that darn thing right now :(
    That's BEFORE taxes. Don't forget we pay VAT in Europe directly when we purchase the phone. So you have to add VAT to that.
    At any rate, yeah, they do fall down in price rather quickly. Which I think it's good. Except for impatient people =P In the case of the 930...well, I would never pay full price for what it is so I will be waiting for the price drops anyway.
    04-05-2014 10:58 AM
  25. DJCBS's Avatar
    The N8 isn't a feature phone, it's a smartphone that runs Symbian, which is practice means that it is ultra slow and it's just frustrating to try to accomplish some smart task with it. Only things I like about it is GPS and Camera (still better than most smartphones nowadays).
    Symbian is not a smartphone platform. It's a feature platform much like Asha. It's not a dumbphone. It's a feature phone. Means it has advanced features without going smart on you. And yes, all the N series was pretty awesome.
    04-05-2014 11:00 AM
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