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  1. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    I recently posted saying that someone on the O2 chat room said that I can order the 930 now. So today, I went down to the local O2 store and the guy down there had told me that they haven't received any yet and he didn't have a date on when it was being released. He believes that the guy must have mistaken the 930 for the 630 some how.

    He also recommended that I sign up to the alerts on the O2 site where I told him I already had done and I'm checking forums constantly for updates. He apologized and said to come back down once I know it has been released.

    I can't believe someone would be misinformed, but it did clear up any suspicions I had. Looks like we're all gonna have to wait for the UK release.
    07-05-2014 07:21 AM
  2. rohit111's Avatar
    Glad to know Flipkart has listed it for India. Should launch in the next ten days.
    07-05-2014 07:35 AM
  3. Pyroplan's Avatar
    mhmm for the moment i like the 1020 more. it loos better, feels better in the hand, the camera have more details (930 is better to catch the lightreflections etc) and the OIS is better in the 1020. The buttons from the 930 are not so strong like the ones from the 1020.
    On the other side: the display in the 930 is really cool and its faster (you can see a big difference in asphalt 8: airborne.
    Then the batterylife on both are still the same, I will keep the 1020 and send the 930 back and wait for the 1030 and hope that this isnt bigger than the 1020 and have a microsd-slot
    07-05-2014 07:58 AM
  4. Phillip Deackes's Avatar
    I will keep the 1020 and send the 930 back and wait for the 1030 and hope that this isn't bigger than the 1020 and have a microsd-slot
    I read this sort of thing a lot, particularly written by Americans. I have never sent an item back because I didn't like it. What happens to the return? Does some poor, unfortunate buyer of a supposed 'new' phone get it?
    07-05-2014 08:14 AM
  5. sandeepsb's Avatar
    I read this sort of thing a lot, particularly written by Americans. I have never sent an item back because I didn't like it. What happens to the return? Does some poor, unfortunate buyer of a supposed 'new' phone get it?
    That's what I was thinking. That's why the UK doesn't accept returns once you've ripped off the plastic film.
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    07-05-2014 08:20 AM
  6. LarsHu's Avatar
    Picked mine up today (in orange) from Elgiganten in Denmark. All their stock has been allocated to their physical stores. Online should be available Thursday.

    Very nice phone.
    07-05-2014 09:58 AM
  7. Pyroplan's Avatar
    I read this sort of thing a lot, particularly written by Americans. I have never sent an item back because I didn't like it. What happens to the return? Does some poor, unfortunate buyer of a supposed 'new' phone get it?
    I thought the 930 would be better.. the camera is not as good as the one in the 1020 and sometimes its hard to get sharp photos with the 930.
    (will upload some more pics later for comparison)
    its feels not as good as the lumia 1020 then holding in the hand and for me as a student its just too expensive to keep both ones und throw the 930 away.. but the 930 seems to have a better battery life i think.
    07-05-2014 10:12 AM
  8. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I thought the 930 would be better.. the camera is not as good as the one in the 1020 and sometimes its hard to get sharp photos with the 930.
    (will upload some more pics later for comparison)
    its feels not as good as the lumia 1020 then holding in the hand and for me as a student its just too expensive to keep both ones und throw the 930 away.. but the 930 seems to have a better battery life i think.
    If you can, keep it until the Cyan update comes to the 1020, and compare the two heavily, if not for yourself, a lot of people on here then would be thankful. :) Just a random bit of two cents.
    07-05-2014 10:26 AM
  9. scgf's Avatar
    I had a 1020 and was very disappointed with the camera. My 920 takes better pictures straight from the camera. I'm not concerned about numbers on paper, I go by what I see and I get much nicer pics on the 920. Apart from that the 1020 was very ungainly and looked quite nasty and cheap with the matt polycarbonate stretching round to the front of the phone.
    07-05-2014 10:28 AM
  10. Pyroplan's Avatar
    If you can, keep it until the Cyan update comes to the 1020, and compare the two heavily, if not for yourself, a lot of people on here then would be thankful. :) Just a random bit of two cents.
    At the moment the 1020 already seems little bit better if you dont want that phone for gaming and if you like to shoot photos.
    With the Cyan-update the 1020 should get even more better than the 930 i think :D

    edit: here are new camera-pics (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/54e5tz41j...ji5JIFu1FLM_fa)
    I think sometimes the 930 has better colors, but overall the 1020 is still the winner.
    I also must try more often with the 930 to get the right focus-point or because the photos are not really sharp
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    07-05-2014 10:29 AM
  11. thatuxguy's Avatar
    At the moment the 1020 already seems little bit better if you dont want that phone for gaming and if you like to shoot photos.
    With the Cyan-update the 1020 should get even more better than the 930 i think :D

    edit: here are new camera-pics (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/54e5tz41j...ji5JIFu1FLM_fa)
    I think sometimes the 930 has better colors, but overall the 1020 is still the winner.
    I also must try more often with the 930 to get the right focus-point or because the photos are not really sharp
    I like the colour more of the lumia 930, looks more like what you would expect. But I'd also expect the details on the 1020 images to be clearer but that's down to the larger camera sensor!

    I think I'll be happy with the 930, looks better than my iPhone 5s but I'll test that shortly.

    I decided to get the lumia 930 in the end cause I had waited so long and it's a device I actually want rather than following the apple trend!
    07-05-2014 11:09 AM
  12. Pyroplan's Avatar
    I like the colour more of the lumia 930, looks more like what you would expect. But I'd also expect the details on the 1020 images to be clearer but that's down to the larger camera sensor!
    I compare them now also on a big screen and i must say most photos looks better with the 930.
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    07-05-2014 12:24 PM
  13. Coreldan's Avatar
    I also have to say that I preferred the images taken with 930
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    07-05-2014 01:16 PM
  14. Pyroplan's Avatar
    I also have to say that I preferred the images taken with 930
    The funny thing is: If I compare them on the phones and zoom in to have better view for comparison, mostly the 1020 will win and looks sharper. On the PC its the opposite oO

    edit: the battery life seems to be really good.
    Last edited by Pyroplan; 07-05-2014 at 02:07 PM.
    07-05-2014 01:19 PM
  15. P_Yiddy's Avatar
    How strange... I can see an option to pick a tariff?
    Very odd. I was using Chrome to look at the page and it says Coming Soon. When I go to the same link in Internet Explorer it says Pick a Tariff.

    However, if you click on Pick a Tariff it just flashes up 'This phone is coming soon' and then takes you back to the main page.

    Still don't think any O2 stores have it in stock yet unfortunately :(
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    07-05-2014 03:20 PM
  16. P_Yiddy's Avatar
    He believes that the guy must have mistaken the 930 for the 630 some how.
    As mentioned previously I work for O2. Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me one bit that chat advisor gave you the wrong information. Happens far too often in my experience :(

    Sorry you had you hopes raised for no reason. Should be out very soon though.
    07-05-2014 03:31 PM
  17. zipro's Avatar
    How good are the low light images? 1520 doesn't produce good low light images, the video is crappy. 930 with Nokia Cyan and 6 lens, does it produce low light as good as 920?
    The 930 has the same camera as the 1520 - so no change there. The low light performance is decidedly worse than the iPhone 5S's (same amount of noise, but the 930 has lots of color noise, which is hard to correct).
    07-05-2014 03:40 PM
  18. thatuxguy's Avatar
    Are you sure as the cyan update is meant to improve the camera in low light etc.

    Can someone provide a comparison between 1520 and 930 at all? Obviously the 1520 should still be ok the last update not cyan ;)
    07-05-2014 04:24 PM
  19. zipro's Avatar
    Are you sure as the cyan update is meant to improve the camera in low light etc.



    Can someone provide a comparison between 1520 and 930 at all? Obviously the 1520 should still be ok the last update not cyan ;)

    The bad low-light performance is predominantly caused by the sensor. That won't change with cyan. They might have tweaked the NR algorithm, which might improve things slightly in terms of color noise, but probably at the expense of image detail.
    07-05-2014 11:38 PM
  20. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Well their website says "Stock Expected on 01/07/2014.", wonder if that's the announcement they were talking about
    I pre-ordered from Unlocked Mobiles, still haven't received my 930 :(

    EDIT: cancelled my order, getting the1520 instead.
    Last edited by Pete The Penguin; 07-06-2014 at 10:28 PM.
    07-06-2014 01:15 PM
  21. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    The plans in the uk are so much cheaper than ire, they want 55euro/month with only 3gig of4g and charge 150for most new handsets on 2year contracts
    07-06-2014 01:35 PM
  22. Guidoo_nl's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered the Orange color in The Netherlands. only 499 and I will get a wireless charging plate for free ( 54,99). Now waiting till July 19th, the indicated delivery date. Online shop link for other Dutch citizens: Nokia Lumia 930 Oranje - PDAshop.nl
    07-06-2014 02:03 PM
  23. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    I think I've made myself a bit misunderstood, considering your response.
    There's arguably nothing revolutionary or ground-breaking about the current batch of spring flagships either. And if you're asking my opinion, I think they're all pretty uninspiring. My main point was that the autumn flagships that have been rumoured seem to be in a completely different league, especially the Nokia/MM McLaren. That's why I mentioned that nothing about the Lumia 930 was ground-breaking [unlike what's currently rumoured about the McLaren].

    I would however like to bring up the point that although the newest iterations of the flagships on the market aren't revolutionary, they do bring solid advancements to the technology they come with. The S5 has an ISOCELL camera which is very impressive, a larger and critically acclaimed screen as well as a decent IP-certification. The Z2 comes with... actually I'm not sure, but it does have a faster processor among other things. The HTC One has a new camera sensor, a secondary depth-sensing camera, improved speakers and an improved display (and as with all the others, a new SoC).

    The Lumia 930 came with absolutely nothing new, even though there was an 8 month gap from the initial planned release of the Lumia 929/Icon and the planned release of the Lumia 930. It has worse specifications than the Lumia 1520, which has microSD-support and a screen that allows Glance. The Lumia 930 does come at a cheaper price than the other spring flagships, so I have no intention of ranting on about it, but it does make it just that tiny step more uninspiring than the other spring flagships.

    So to summarise if you don't want Android or iOS:
    If you want revolutionary and awe-inspiring, wait 3-4 months.
    If you merely want a solid performer, like the design and don't need Glance, the Lumia 930 is without a doubt very good.
    I was getting 1520 when it launched, until I saw the Lumia Icon; the smaller screen swayed me, so I was excited once I saw the 930. Now, I can get the 1520 for around 420 sim-free.

    After reading your post, I'm getting the 1520. Thanks for posting, it helped my decision.
    07-06-2014 02:07 PM
  24. Omnomnom's Avatar
    Gosh, why it's so cheap in other countries? I ordered mine on technikdirekt.de and it costs 549,00€ which is actually cheaper than the price that other shops demand. And I don't get anything extra for free. So hearing that it is 499,00€ in the Netherlands AND you get a free wireless charging plate x.x I could order it there… but then it will take another few weeks until I get mine… hope I'm going to have luck this week
    07-06-2014 03:53 PM
  25. Snapples's Avatar
    I was going to wait for the official UK release, however Nokia's UK releases in the past have not gone smoothly and I can see the Sim Free price being around the 480 to 500 price range.

    I have just ordered my 930 from Amazon.fr which is in stock and delivery scheduled for 10th July.
    07-06-2014 08:27 PM
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