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  1. nizzon's Avatar
    I love the look of 930 and would really like to upgrade my 920. But... its just too big.
    Why no smaller high end phones?
    My 920 feels big as it is today and I would love a new high end phone with max 4,5 inch display and smaller chassis than the 920.
    Does anyone agree or am I alone?
    aldridhl likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:48 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I agree with you. I own a L920 and I think it's big enough personally.

    Something may come along. Let's face it, the L930 is just the Icon for the international market. There's nothing 'new' about it. So let's wait and see. :)
    nizzon likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:54 AM
  3. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Same here, I wish Nokia had gone with the iconic Fabula design and make it the same size as the 920.
    04-03-2014 03:56 AM
  4. daymouse's Avatar
    I completely agree with you.

    I came from an iphone 5 thinking i don't want a bigger screen than this but then i got bored and got into wp8 and ended up deciding on the 920 which I've had for about a month and i think this is the perfect screen size but who knows once the 930 is out i might change my mind again!

    For me the fight is currently between changing to the 1020 as i would love a proper xenon flash for nights out etc and the screen size it great. Its also smaller and lighter than the 930 or hold out for the 930 to see what that's like!

    decisions decisions
    04-03-2014 03:57 AM
  5. Athull's Avatar
    Well since 930 basically has a 5" screen fitted on to a chasis pretty much the size of 920 it doesn't make much of a difference to me atleast.
    We do live in an era were flagships of all companies are 5" at least..
    But I believe if u need a smaller phone then it wld probably be a good idea to wait for 830 if it does come.
    Old_Cus likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:58 AM
  6. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    You on crack?! I'd rather have the 930 than the 1520, now that's too big:
    nokia-lumia-1520-1020-925-920-att.png
    lumia-icon-vs-lumia-1520.jpg
    verizon_nokia_lumia_icon_sg_231.jpg
    04-03-2014 05:14 AM
  7. voludar's Avatar
    Too big? It's just a little bit bigger than the 920, which is huge for its screen size. I am pretty happy with that, because if it was another 4.5" device I would have had to get the 1520. It's a multimedia centered device. You are going to be taking pictures and videos, watching them, showing them to friends and family. You need a bigger screen for that IMHO.
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    04-03-2014 05:29 AM
  8. kalo88's Avatar
    This is how big the Nokia Lumia 930 is compared to the competition

    This will put in perspective how 'big' it really is... or isnt in this case :)
    04-03-2014 07:26 AM
  9. nizzon's Avatar
    Too big? It's just a little bit bigger than the 920, which is huge for its screen size. I am pretty happy with that, because if it was another 4.5" device I would have had to get the 1520. It's a multimedia centered device. You are going to be taking pictures and videos, watching them, showing them to friends and family. You need a bigger screen for that IMHO.
    Take a look here 1:29, thats quite a bit bigger than the 925 even...


    Well since 930 basically has a 5" screen fitted on to a chasis pretty much the size of 920 it doesn't make much of a difference to me atleast.
    We do live in an era were flagships of all companies are 5" at least..
    But I believe if u need a smaller phone then it wld probably be a good idea to wait for 830 if it does come.
    Thats my point why are all phones so big? Like I said, 920 feels too big for me, I have had it since release and I want something smaller and have seen more people saying this. I can guarantee there is a market for high end 4-5 inch phones. At least you guys that want bigger screens or accept bigger phones have loads of mid range alternatives to choose from as well if you want huge, but my options for smaller ones are crap lumias.
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    04-03-2014 08:25 AM
  10. nizzon's Avatar
    This is how big the Nokia Lumia 930 is compared to the competition

    This will put in perspective how 'big' it really is... or isnt in this case :)
    I know and we want a smaller phone, see my post above.
    Something between the G2 and Iphone 5 woud be great.
    A 4,5" screen like the 920 with smaller bezels and thinner body, perfect!
    04-03-2014 08:28 AM
  11. hasasimo's Avatar
    Definitely on the thicker side, though the ugly, blocky design makes it appear thicker than it is. And no, it's not any bigger than the 920 as some think. It's just the display size that's a bit bigger. But the size of the two phones? Identical. Just go to any Verizon store like I did, and bust out your 920 and compare with the Icon. Exact same size.
    04-03-2014 09:56 AM
  12. nizzon's Avatar
    Its not identical, IT IS bigger. Take a look...
    925 on the right (which is as close to 920 as you can get) and 930 on the left.
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    p1020916.jpg.jpg

    930 = 137 mm tall, 71 mm wide.
    920 = 130 mm tall, 71 mm wide.
    Almost 1 cm taller. Thats not something to sneeze at if you are looking for a smaller phone than the 920.
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    04-03-2014 10:30 AM
  13. hasasimo's Avatar
    The 920 and 925 do not have identical dimensions, sorry. The 920 is considerably thicker, for one. And even slightly longer. The respective widths of the 920 and 930 are identical (to the eye anyway). I placed the phones right on top of each other. Only difference is the Icon/930 may be slightly longer. When you hear that a phone has a .5" bigger display, you expect it to be wider. The Lumia 930/Icon is no wider than the 920 and almost the same length.

    Comparing the 925 with the 930 is not the same as comparing to the 920 to the 930. I did it myself and once again encourage anyone else to do the same if they're worried about the 930 being "too big" compared to their 920. And this is coming from someone that isn't a fan of the 930's design.
    04-03-2014 10:42 AM
  14. nizzon's Avatar
    Errrrrr... You basicly repeated what I said except you put words in my mouth. I did not say 920 and 925 are identical (I have them both at work, I know), I said they are the two models with closest dimensions. That doesnt matter, just look at the picture see the official specs below the pics.

    ANYWAY.... Even if it has the same width... how exactly does this help us that want smaller high end phones? (smaller than 920!!!) Its like you are trying to convince people that we dont really want smaller phones.
    04-03-2014 10:49 AM
  15. Gorki247's Avatar
    It's 7mm longer, that's all. It's the same width, plus it's thinner and lighter than the 920. Sound like a pretty decent compromise to me.
    04-03-2014 10:49 AM
  16. jmshub's Avatar
    I don't think it's too big, especially with the link that compares the sizes of other phones. That isn't too bad.
    04-03-2014 10:53 AM
  17. hasasimo's Avatar
    Errrrrr... You basicly repeated what I said except you put words in my mouth. I did not say 920 and 925 are identical (I have them both at work, I know), I said they are the two models with closest dimensions. That doesnt matter, just look at the picture see the official specs below the pics.

    ANYWAY.... Even if it has the same width... how exactly does this help us that want smaller high end phones? (smaller than 920!!!) Its like you are trying to convince people that we dont really want smaller phones.
    I'm sorry you didn't comprehend the point of my post. I have no idea how you think I'm "trying to convince people they don't want smaller phones." What I said is very simple. People mentioned (one in this thread, a few in others) that they didn't want a bigger phone, noting a 5" display vs 4.5" and I pointed out that despite the difference in display size, the two devices are practically the same size and not to be fooled by the display. Many assume that the Icon/930 is slightly wider to accommodate the larger display. Very simple.

    To prove it (to you, since others seemed to have understood what I was saying and took my word for it), I stopped over at the Verizon store. For anyone curious, 920 vs Icon/930:

    Next to one another
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    Right on top of each other
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    On top of each other again
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    Sides
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    As you may or may not be able to tell, you absolutely do not feel any more bulk in the hand holding an Icon/930 as opposed to a 920. Same width and similar thickness (920 slightly thicker even).

    ​Photos were taken using a Moto X on display right next to the Icon, if anyone's curious.
    Last edited by hasasimo; 04-03-2014 at 02:20 PM.
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    04-03-2014 02:10 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think a 5" phone would fit my hand just right.

    Whenever I see them Galaxy S things they appear massive.
    04-03-2014 02:25 PM
  19. nizzon's Avatar
    I'm sorry you didn't comprehend the point of my post. I have no idea how you think I'm "trying to convince people they don't want smaller phones." What I said is very simple. People mentioned (one in this thread, a few in others) that they didn't want a bigger phone, noting a 5" display vs 4.5" and I pointed out that despite the difference in display size, the two devices are practically the same size and not to be fooled by the display. Many assume that the Icon/930 is slightly wider to accommodate the larger display. Very simple.
    You are comparing a new 5" phone to a 4,5" phone that will be almost 2 years old by the time 930 ships.
    Obviously if they make a high end 4,5" phone today they can make it smaller than 920.
    But I wouldnt mind a high end 4" phone either, thats the whole point of this thread, its like Nokia are stuck on a certain size.
    It is possible to make smaller phones. If this continues I have to go for an Iphone.
    aldridhl likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:00 PM
  20. nizzon's Avatar

    To prove it (to you, since others seemed to have understood what I was saying and took my word for it), I stopped over at the Verizon store. For anyone curious, 920 vs Icon/930:


    As you may or may not be able to tell, you absolutely do not feel any more bulk in the hand holding an Icon/930 as opposed to a 920. Same width and similar thickness (920 slightly thicker even).
    Seriously.. What the hell is wrong with you?! Arent you reading my posts? I know how big the phone is, I have printed the size-specs a few posts up.
    IF I WANT A SMALLER PHONE THAN 920 IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOU SHOW ME A PHONE THE SAME SIZE EVEN IF IT CAN CURE CANCER, ITS STILL NOT SMALLER.
    aldridhl likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:11 PM
  21. Tafsern's Avatar
    Seriously.. What the hell is wrong with you?! Arent you reading my posts? I know how big the phone is, I have printed the size-specs a few posts up.
    IF I WANT A SMALLER PHONE THAN 920 IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOU SHOW ME A PHONE THE SAME SIZE EVEN IF IT CAN CURE CANCER, ITS STILL NOT SMALLER.
    Then why are you on this part of the forum if it's to big for you???? It's perfect for me, sorry it's not for you but it doesn't get any smaller by complaining about it here. Contact Nokia!!
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    04-03-2014 03:21 PM
  22. hasasimo's Avatar
    Seriously.. What the hell is wrong with you?! Arent you reading my posts? I know how big the phone is, I have printed the size-specs a few posts up.
    IF I WANT A SMALLER PHONE THAN 920 IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOU SHOW ME A PHONE THE SAME SIZE EVEN IF IT CAN CURE CANCER, ITS STILL NOT SMALLER.
    Nothing is wrong with me. My verbiage is clear and concise. Writing in all caps will not help your apparent failure to comprehend. I'm not here to convince you of jack ish. For the third time, I wasn't even responding to you. A member compared the display sizes of the 920 and 930 and alluded to the phone subsequently being detrimentally larger. I told them that a .5" increase in display does not necessarily translate to an increase in all of the phone's dimensions, as evidenced by my in-person comparison of the 920 and Icon. How narcissistic does one have to be to assume a post was meant for them even after being told it wasn't? You're the one that replied to me with pictures of a 925 and an Icon trying to prove a point that had absolutely nothing to do with mine. I'm not going to rehash the whole thing, as it's clear to anyone that reads it but you apparently.
    poiman likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:34 PM
  23. psychotron's Avatar
    Then why are you on this part of the forum if it's to big for you???? It's perfect for me, sorry it's not for you but it doesn't get any smaller by complaining about it here. Contact Nokia!!
    LOL. Yeah, probably should have posted this in a more generic section to complain about no new 4.5" devices rather than stepping into a device specific forum just to complain they didn't make it small enough for you. Seems a bit silly when you look at it like that.
    04-03-2014 03:34 PM
  24. nizzon's Avatar
    Well this got out of hand... :)

    Nothing is wrong with me. My verbiage is clear and concise. Writing in all caps will not help your apparent failure to comprehend. I'm not here to convince you of jack ish. For the third time, I wasn't even responding to you. A member compared the display sizes of the 920 and 930 and alluded to the phone subsequently being detrimentally larger. I told them that a .5" increase in display does not necessarily translate to an increase in all of the phone's dimensions, as evidenced by my in-person comparison of the 920 and Icon. How narcissistic does one have to be to assume a post was meant for them even after being told it wasn't? You're the one that replied to me with pictures of a 925 and an Icon trying to prove a point that had absolutely nothing to do with mine. I'm not going to rehash the whole thing, as it's clear to anyone that reads it but you apparently.
    It doesnt matter who you wrote to, you clearly say they are identical and they are not. And I got worked up because I dont see why you are trying to point out that they are almost the same size (we can see that) when the topic was about a smaller phone, to make it a bit more clear... something like the HTC One Mini etc.

    Definitely on the thicker side, though the ugly, blocky design makes it appear thicker than it is. And no, it's not any bigger than the 920 as some think. It's just the display size that's a bit bigger. But the size of the two phones? Identical. Just go to any Verizon store like I did, and bust out your 920 and compare with the Icon. Exact same size.


    psychotron: Yeah I definitely chose the wrong forum for this. :)
    Thats how it goes when new phones arrive.
    Last edited by nizzon; 04-03-2014 at 04:57 PM.
    04-03-2014 04:47 PM
  25. nizzon's Avatar
    Then why are you on this part of the forum if it's to big for you???? It's perfect for me, sorry it's not for you but it doesn't get any smaller by complaining about it here. Contact Nokia!!
    I got lost in the news hype I guess. :)
    And I know, its perfect for many and Im not saying Nokia should kill it with fire and erase it from history.
    Its the lack of a small quality alternative (for years now) that is the problem and its interesting to see if people are interested in something like that.
    aldridhl likes this.
    04-03-2014 05:03 PM
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