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  1. DJCBS's Avatar
    I'm just unsure if expansys.pt is going to have it in the first week!
    Well, that I'm also unsure. But they aren't based in Portugal. They're based in France so my guess is that they'll have it when it comes out in France.
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    05-23-2014 12:42 PM
  2. davesannie's Avatar
    That's why I don't pre-order yet ...


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    05-23-2014 12:46 PM
  3. DJCBS's Avatar
    That's why I don't pre-order yet ...


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    I'll disclose why I'm pre-ordering it for the first time ever: it's Nokia's last phone.
    Also, the sooner I get it, the more time I'll be able to enjoy it. Because I know, if the rumours of a Sony WP device come true and Sony does release a version of the Z2 running Windows Phone, I'll be getting it for the microSD card.
    05-23-2014 01:14 PM
  4. davesannie's Avatar
    Only when the date is for sure then I'm going to pre-order


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    05-23-2014 01:22 PM
  5. DJCBS's Avatar
    For those interested, the 930 is available for pre-order in the Netherlands for 505€ including VAT, with free delivery Nokia smartphone 930 Zwart A00019550 kopen €“ Online Bestellen € Gratis verzending vanaf ‚ 25,- » Centralpoint.nl
    However they only deliver within the Netherlands.

    ZDnet Belgium had also an article today about the possibility of Microsoft Mobile launching the phone in Belgium for 499€
    http://www.zdnet.be/article/155788/n...nder-500-euro/

    I've cancelled all my pre-orders. I'll be waiting to see where I can get it cheaper, specially after Expansys made some weird sums with the values of the pre-order.
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    05-26-2014 10:21 AM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    I personally despise pre-orders. All it does is guarantee your money goes to a specific vendor... doesn't guarantee you'll be among the first to receive the device. I remember a ton of people pre-ordering the Lumia 920. They ended up getting it later (in some cases much later) than those of us that waited to see which vendors actually got them in stock first.
    05-26-2014 03:28 PM
  7. humanhowever's Avatar
    I really want to get a 930 (when my contract expires in April next year. Ahem). It would be the perfect phone for me, but there is only 1 gripe I have. Lack of an SD card functionality. I use a Lumia 920 at the moment, and I constantly have to delete photos and videos and cannot even keep my whole music collection on the phone because the space gets used up. I know OneDrive is all well and good, but it's not good for accessing and storing gigs of media in an instant. Why didn't they have a SD slot?!
    05-26-2014 06:35 PM
  8. supadryz's Avatar
    Ok so I was just looking at the specs on this phone & it looks like it does not have the use to add extra memory via micro cards etc. is this true?

    Expandable memory card type: No

    • Memory
      • User data storage: In device, OneDrive cloud storage
      • RAM: 2 GB
      • Mass memory: 32 GB
      • Expandable memory card type: No
      • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
    05-27-2014 04:34 AM
  9. supadryz's Avatar
    Looks like this is true. well that crosses this phone off my want list. I really have no idea why this has not been added to this phone. very disappointing. Looks like I will be sticking with my 820 with my Micro SD card 64GB for a while longer.
    05-27-2014 04:41 AM
  10. humanhowever's Avatar
    Ok so I was just looking at the specs on this phone & it looks like it does not have the use to add extra memory via micro cards etc. is this true?

    Expandable memory card type: No

    • Memory
      • User data storage: In device, OneDrive cloud storage
      • RAM: 2 GB
      • Mass memory: 32 GB
      • Expandable memory card type: No
      • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
    Yes unfortunately that is true.
    05-27-2014 04:44 AM
  11. Dennis LOH's Avatar
    Huh, I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 930. I'm now using my 1020. Is there a big difference between the 1020 & the 930? IMHO, I don't think so at least not to the extend of wanting me to change to a 930. It my have a faster processor, more ppi screen display & a slightly larger 5" screen. Battery capacity is only 40% more than the 1020 which is the 1020's weakness. In short the 930 is not a game changer as it has no new hardware just a rebadged ICON model for international market. Microsoft was busy finalising the acquisition of Nokia recently & has no time to launch flagship phone. The next flagship will be known as Microsoft Mobile & the 930 will be the last Nokia Window phone. So is a good idea to wait & see what Sony has in their sleeve for their rumoured Window devices. Btw, I had a 1520 for slightly less than a month. Good phone but way to BIG for me. Is a phablet & not a mobile phone. Nowadays smart phones are slowly but surely creeping towards phablet size.
    05-27-2014 06:05 AM
  12. immyperez's Avatar
    If it was yellow I would consider it. If it was red, my brother would get it. We both have purity pros to match our phones. Just don't understand why they have switched the colour palette...except for black and white. They better make another yellow or red phone at some point. Otherwise...I might just keep my 1020 forever!!!
    05-27-2014 06:09 AM
  13. poiman's Avatar
    If it was yellow I would consider it. If it was red, my brother would get it. We both have purity pros to match our phones. Just don't understand why they have switched the colour palette...except for black and white. They better make another yellow or red phone at some point. Otherwise...I might just keep my 1020 forever!!!
    Because Nokia conducted some research and came to the conclusion that Orange and Green were the colours most people desired for this year.
    05-27-2014 08:59 AM
  14. DJCBS's Avatar
    Huh, I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 930. I'm now using my 1020. Is there a big difference between the 1020 & the 930? IMHO, I don't think so at least not to the extend of wanting me to change to a 930. It my have a faster processor, more ppi screen display & a slightly larger 5" screen. Battery capacity is only 40% more than the 1020 which is the 1020's weakness. In short the 930 is not a game changer as it has no new hardware just a rebadged ICON model for international market. Microsoft was busy finalising the acquisition of Nokia recently & has no time to launch flagship phone. The next flagship will be known as Microsoft Mobile & the 930 will be the last Nokia Window phone. So is a good idea to wait & see what Sony has in their sleeve for their rumoured Window devices. Btw, I had a 1520 for slightly less than a month. Good phone but way to BIG for me. Is a phablet & not a mobile phone. Nowadays smart phones are slowly but surely creeping towards phablet size.
    The only advantage of the 930 over the 1020, to me, is the built-in Qi charging. Which is also the advantage the 920 has over the 1020 (and the design. I hate the camera hump in the 1020 which is why the 920 is still my daily driver, despite having a 1020).

    The 930 was rushed. From what I heard from my friends at Nokia pre-acquisition, they had planned changes to the 930 over the Icon (microSD and processor). But they had to rush the presentation of the phone to have the 2014 flagship out before Nokia leave the OEM business. That way Microsoft will have its flagship still with the Nokia brand until 2015 which will allow them to try and consolidate a brand for themselves before releasing the next phone.
    Because the 930 IS the last Nokia phone (at least until 2016) and the Nokia-brand is crucial to the sales of WP in markets like Europe. So Microsoft isn't in any hurry to remove it from the phones. They can't keep using it on Lumia devices so they better stretch out the ones they can still release with it.

    That said, I'm buying the 930 precisely because it's Nokia's last phone. I already have a 920 so the 930 is a natural upgrade despite having the same limitations. The 1020 will still be my dedicated camera.
    The 930 will certainly serve me well until Sony eventually releases a WP device. Which I will buy in a heartbeat if it's a Z2 Compact with WP.
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    05-27-2014 09:34 AM
  15. immyperez's Avatar
    Because Nokia conducted some research and came to the conclusion that Orange and Green were the colours most people desired for this year.
    Really??? That sucks! Plus, why not just expand the colour pallet instead of excluding?
    05-27-2014 01:50 PM
  16. DJCBS's Avatar
    Really??? That sucks! Plus, why not just expand the colour pallet instead of excluding?
    Because it costs money. Remember, every single coloured cover requires a machine calibrated to mass produce it. So every single colour costs the OEM money. That's why they axe all the colours that don't sell. That's why Cyan was axed, for example.

    Now remember: yellow, green, orange...none of these are "popular" colours by any stretch of the imagination. That's why normally every country has the black and white version but some seldom have any colours. Not only that, the only "hip colours" nowadays are black, silver and gold. Why? Because iPhone. Then you have some very little variations like Samsung's Blue or Sony's Purple. Other wise OEMs are all producing their flagship phones in black, silver and gold nowadays.

    So the fact that Nokia was producing colourful phones was in itself a risk. And the fact that Microsoft Mobile is keeping that for the time being, another. But I wouldn't be surprised if future Microsoft Mobile phones went the "normal" way and ditched the colours in favour of the metallic looks of the Surface and of the competition.
    05-27-2014 07:28 PM
  17. DJCBS's Avatar
    Good news, Amazon France has now also listed the Black, Green and Orange versions of the 930.

    http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00K...ndrocentr04-21
    05-27-2014 09:38 PM
  18. sandeepsb's Avatar
    I'm nearly giving up on all this. It's just turned the end of May and I have to wait another whole month for it to come. I may just cancel my preorder with Amazon.
    05-28-2014 06:14 PM
  19. poiman's Avatar
    I'm nearly giving up on all this. It's just turned the end of May and I have to wait another whole month for it to come. I may just cancel my preorder with Amazon.
    As far as I understand this could either take one more month or it could be next week already... That's the problem, there is no information!
    05-28-2014 06:33 PM
  20. niki999's Avatar
    I am considering to get Nokia 930. However recently I looked at Nokia 1520 and I noticed that it has same or superior specifications compared to Nokia 930. Given in mind that Nokia 1520 is cheaper 10-20% (maybe even more) then suggested price of Nokia 930 I am wondering why someone would pay more for less. Only drawback I see at least for me is that Nokia 1520 is a bit big for me tough even with that in mind something is not right or I am missing something.

    Thanks,
    N
    Last edited by niki999; 05-29-2014 at 02:40 AM.
    05-29-2014 01:07 AM
  21. sandeepsb's Avatar
    I am considering to get Nokia 930. However recently I looked at Nokia 1520 and I noticed that it has same or superior specifications compared to Nokia 930. Given in mind that Nokia 1520 is cheaper 10-20% (maybe even more) then suggested price of Nokia 930 I am wondering why someone would pay more for less. Only drawback I see at least for me is that Nokia 1520 is a bit big for me tough even with that in mind something is not right or I am missing something.

    Thanks,
    N
    I'm going with the 930 due to the size of the screen, I think 5" is a decent size that goes in between the tiny 4" phones and the large 6" phablets. Also I've really taken a liking to the design - I like the blocky aluminium framed build.
    05-29-2014 04:28 AM
  22. niki999's Avatar
    I'm going with the 930 due to the size of the screen, I think 5" is a decent size that goes in between the tiny 4" phones and the large 6" phablets. Also I've really taken a liking to the design - I like the blocky aluminium framed build.
    Hello,

    I agree that Nokia 930 is great phone. As I said I am considering it to buy it but once again I am now a bit wary about that because I can not see why should I pay a premium of 100 or more Euros for basically the same phone. I prefer Nokia`s 930 screen size and i like it`s metallic case but 6" should be more expensive then 5" screen and I do not see (at least in my eyes) that metallic case should be paid that much more as all else is similar to 1520. All in all I would say that Nokia is asking 100 Euros more for better design of Nokia 930 and nothing more. Also I still think that something is wrong when you look those two phones.
    Last edited by niki999; 05-29-2014 at 05:17 AM.
    05-29-2014 04:50 AM
  23. DJCBS's Avatar
    I can not see why should I pay a premium of 100 or more Euros for basically the same phone.

    Well, truth be told, when the 1520 was launched the cost was over 600€. But the 1520 was released 6 months ago and meanwhile the price has come down. 6 months after the launch of the 930, I expect to see it retail for around 350€.

    The major problem here is that THIS 930 should have been released alongside the 1520 and it wasn't. So it's already late and outdated, but they have to try and sell it for the higher possible price without going overboard (as they would go if this launched for the price the 920 did which was over 600€)
    05-29-2014 11:07 AM
  24. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to upgrading my 920 to a 930 but was disappointed to learn that it won't be coming to the US.
    05-29-2014 04:22 PM
  25. DJCBS's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to upgrading my 920 to a 930 but was disappointed to learn that it won't be coming to the US.
    It's already in the US under the name "Lumia Icon". It's only on Verizon though, so if that's not your carrier, it s*cks. But you can only really blame the way the American market works and nothing else.
    Or...you could try and import one from Europe.
    05-29-2014 05:17 PM
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