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  1. L0cke's Avatar
    Just ordered a black unlocked 930 for 199. This will be my second Windows Phone, as had an 8X a few years ago and have been on android otherwise. Looking forward to getting it this week and will then share my opinions of it.
    03-25-2015 05:54 AM
  2. Paul1266's Avatar
    Just ordered a black unlocked 930 for 199. This will be my second Windows Phone, as had an 8X a few years ago and have been on android otherwise. Looking forward to getting it this week and will then share my opinions of it.
    You will notice the difference my friend. Had an HTC 8X myself. The screen will blow you away...and that's just where the fun starts. The camera is awesome too.
    Douglas Choong likes this.
    03-25-2015 06:00 AM
  3. John Wiskowski's Avatar
    Just got a brand new Lumia 930. Upgrading from a 635 and HTC One M8. So far, I am very pleased. No apparent issues except the odd scrolling bug in the app list. Won't be able to test battery until tomorrow. I immediately used whte Windows Phone Update Tool to flash the latest Denim firmware/OS.

    Screen is amazing (coming from a Nexus 6 before got back on WP)
    Camera is near perfect
    In hand feel is pleasant in the case I picked up (Nillkin Frosted Matte Hard Back on Amazon)
    It is very fast and response

    More to come...
    Douglas Choong likes this.
    03-27-2015 10:20 PM
  4. elando_16's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    I've had the Lumia 930 for 1 month now & today I got it activated on at&t (previously had a 920 for 2yrs)

    I'm loving the phone already.

    Pros (for me)
    - 5" screen 1080p
    - Camera (5 star)
    - Responsiveness (very quick while navigating between apps, browser & etc) ..no lag, well never had any issues with my 920
    - Weight (its very light, I got used to the "heavyness" of my 920 but its a good change)
    - Dolby Sound

    I upgraded to Denim about 2 weeks ago and saw the change with the camera ..there's still a lot to learn for me with Lumia Denim but I'll tinker with the phone more ..it's my daily driver now.

    There's that overheating issue but it's something I went through with my 920 when I first got it, no biggie. Signal is good, I live in Florida so no problems here. Speed is good, I'm on HSPA+ ..can't really tell a difference YET from LTE ..but i'm always on the Wi-Fi at home & work so no issues. I did notice a slight blinking, nothing big. I haven't noticed the "purple hue" problem many have talked about ..nothing over here. Overall very pleased with this phone, it's a big change from the 920 ..although I do miss GLANCE, that's something I always got used to but i'll get used to it.

    One more thing & sorry for the long post ..for accessories, does anyone know the best armband for the 930 (i hit the gym a lot & want to protect it. Also do you guys put a screen protector on your 930s, I don't really want to but I might have to.

    Cheers
    Douglas Choong likes this.
    03-28-2015 08:55 PM
  5. Douglas Choong's Avatar
    Glance is cool but mine wasn't working on my 920 after a while... so I've been used to it.
    05-10-2015 04:05 AM
  6. Douglas Choong's Avatar
    My 930 takes the best photos I have ever experienced... stunning! I had a 920, S4, and family members has iPhone 6... all can't match my 930.
    05-10-2015 04:19 AM
  7. Douglas Choong's Avatar
    Got the orange 930. Yes, bright, but love it, so unique and edgy and futuristic. But I had a protective cover (because I often drop anything so I must have extra protection just in case) and the only cover available at the store at that time was black. Now I have the black look with some bright orange showing through (like the rim of the flash and circular camera lens) which looks cool too!
    05-10-2015 04:46 AM
  8. SanPedroUK's Avatar
    Had my 930 for a few weeks now and so far it's more than living up to expectations. Bought it 2nd hand with 90 day warranty in really good condition for 180 inc delivery. Camera is excellent for a phone and is miles ahead of my old HTC 8S or my wife's HTC 8X. It has satiated my need for a separate pocket camera to complement my Sony RX10. I had thought of getting the 1020, but thought the screen and other features on the 930 would make it a better choice.

    The screen is a gem. Just gorgeous. Videos play seamlessly and colour, contrast, black levels, all superb. Build quality is terrific... feels nice and solid. Love the metal trim and buttons.

    Niggles so far? Does get a bit warm using the sat nav (heredrive). Battery life is not great when web surfing... I'm wondering if my battery is duff it seems so poor. It obviously feels a bit weightier than my old 8S, but then that's to be expected given it's so much bigger. Plus I have it in a flip case to keep it nice n tidy (I don't like screen protectors... whyput some cruddy plastic over such a gorgeous screen ;-) )

    Overall, a very nice phone and one that I'm looking forward to upgrading to Win 10. In fact the whole Win 10 , 1 OS on everything, is one of the main reasons for sticking with Windows Phone. I hope they get it right.
    05-26-2015 09:23 AM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    The battery life issues many speak of astound me. The brand new white/gold 930 I just got for my mother is still on its first charge, almost 48 hours later.
    05-26-2015 03:18 PM
  10. SanPedroUK's Avatar
    The battery life issues many speak of astound me. The brand new white/gold 930 I just got for my mother is still on its first charge, almost 48 hours later.
    Yes... but does she doing anything other than wait for a call on it ;-)
    05-27-2015 07:44 AM
  11. hasasimo's Avatar
    Yes... but does she doing anything other than wait for a call on it ;-)
    Lot's of WhatsApp, some Facebook and some texting :). And the first several hours of that charge was me playing with the phone and not wanting to give it back
    05-27-2015 10:32 AM
  12. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Well, I jumped ship from android. I had a Samdung ( yes that's right Samdung ), Note 3. Lovely phone, but security on Android always bothered me, and the fact it is open source, yet manufacturers tie you in knots when you want to explore other versions of 'open source' material. Then they introduced Knox. That was it for me.

    Anyways, decided, after much deliberation, and being looked at like a madman, I plumped for the 930. Never had a windows phone, so completely unbiased view... I love the 930. Had it a couple of weeks now, and as a heavily used phone by a taxi driver, it does all I need. Love cortana, like the maps, like the fact that you can play with the tiles and like the general feel of the 930. My biggest gripe is getting a tempered glass screen for it due to the curved edges. I've always used them, and they have saved many a screen. A minor gripe, coming from android, is the inability to avoid adverts in IE, which isn't that great either. Minor niggles, but niggles just the same.

    To sum up. Love the 930, quite enjoy the win 8.1 on the phone as I can sync it with my PC and the xbox one. As a phone, and used as a phone it is a great piece of kit. For browsing it's pretty good, for gaming ( I don't do gaming ) I would imagine the store content would frustrate many android swappers. I liked it so much, I bought my daughter a 635! Then I discover she has haptic feedback on keyboard, and I don't :(
    06-09-2015 11:56 AM
  13. niutu's Avatar
    Switched back from an Android smartphone Sony Xperia Z2 to the Lumia 930. Android is simply a mess even with Lollipop, lacks unification and as I don't use that many apps it was easy choice. While the 930 heats up a bit - albeit less than when I got a week ago - and the screen sometimes flashes plus other small downsides I really prefer it because:
    +The aluminium frame and weight of the device offer a premium grip, much better to hold when taken photos than the Xperia Z2 for instance
    +Continuing about the the construction: the backside's polycarbonate plastic is a pleasant material and I don't need to constantly worry about how safe it is from scratches (as opposed to phones with glass backside)
    +The unique colors such as orange and green, I chose the green one
    +Screen has deep blacks and is easily visible in sunlight (Z2 had a sharp screen, but it managed poorly in direct sunlight)
    +Screen-to-body ratio is excellent at 70.9 %, the iPhones are notoriously bad in that regard
    +Camera is fast to launch and snap a photo, delivering excellent quality and the OIS keeps things steady, also the fact that it has a dedicated camera button is greatly appreciated
    +Very snappy, I had the 830 a few months ago and while it wasn't slow in any regard the 930 is even faster on day-to-day basis

    -Argued over and over, but I do miss the glance screen from the likes of 925/1020
    -Some manufacturing flaws which seem common
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    07-06-2015 09:13 AM
  14. Byrese's Avatar
    On the fence. Thinking about "downgrading" from 1520. Its becoming too big
    07-07-2015 12:19 AM
  15. iliramove's Avatar
    On the fence. Thinking about "downgrading" from 1520. Its becoming too big

    Don't.
    07-07-2015 11:14 PM
  16. Byrese's Avatar
    Don't.
    Yeah....i didn't. Everytime I think about letting go of the beast I realize just how amazing this phone is. It'll also look amazing in W10.
    07-11-2015 12:41 AM
  17. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    If this goes on sale...I'm jumping in.
    07-21-2015 10:39 PM
  18. sanshiro's Avatar
    Lumia 930 mini-Review

    After bemoaning the lack of true new flagships and suffering with a Lumia 830 for 6 months (seriously, the 830 is a usability and performance disaster), I pulled the trigger on the 930. To my extreme surprise, the 930 turned out to be a dream device. Why doesn't it assuage the flagship needs of many? Lack of availability.

    I got the international unlocked version RM-1045 from Amazon, for US$350, in daring and gorgeous Black & Gold (gloriously without carrier branding). This version does not support LTE bands on US GSM networks, only HSPA speeds using an AT&T SIM. But it matters not. Why? Because in the US we are tied to strict data caps so we end up using Wi-Fi for most data-intensive tasks, and 3.5G speeds are nothing to scoff at. Case in point: I'll take a 930 using3.5G data speeds but running a Snapdragon 800 processor, than an 830 with LTE enabled but chugging a middling Snapdragon 400 and struggling to load web pages and resuming apps. There's no comparison, the 930 is very fast, much faster than the 830 and even runs Windows 10 preview sw like a champ.

    The 930 hw specs, at around 2 years of age, still shine with Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile. It's a matter of value as well: you pay $350 for this hw now vs. something like $700 when the Snapdragon 808/810 Lumias hit the market (you can probably snag an unlocked 930 for $300 or less come November).

    PROs
    - Superlative 20mpx Pureview camera
    -Handsome design (I personally like the "fatter" more generous trim - awesome in gold)
    - Special Edition colors (Gold & Black/White)
    - Decent battery life
    - Great screen resolution, size, color
    ​- Fast

    CONs
    - No Glance screen
    - No microSD support
    - On the heavy side compared to the 830
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-22-2015 01:20 PM
  19. falcon304's Avatar
    Not only do I have a written review, I also have a video one!



    That's the first video I've ever edited, so I'd love some feedback. I also wrote a text review earlier this year. Here's a link to my blog post.
    09-20-2015 01:49 PM
  20. Jeison esa's Avatar
    great reviews, i wanted lumia 930...
    11-14-2015 03:05 PM
  21. Maciej Piotrowski's Avatar
    Very good phone. My previous phone was lumia 920. I'm very happy using this phone!
    11-19-2015 12:46 AM
  22. Seb_Rattansen's Avatar
    Overall I really like this phone. Nice change from iOS (although I'm still a bit nervous about changing, having used an iPhone for the last five years!)

    Pros
    - Cortana is awesome. It actually understands everything I say, even through my New Zealand accent. Siri isn't as good with New Zealand accents from what I've seen.
    - Great looking phone.
    - Handy wireless recharger. It's easier to just drop it on the recharger and then pick it up again if I need it. No more fiddling with plugs!
    - Amazing keyboard. Much, much, much better than iOS.

    Cons
    - Maps. No google maps! The built-in maps apps aren't as good.
    - Apps. This really wasn't a big deal for me, even though all the reviews I have read of Windows Phones go on and on and on about it! But having said that, it's disconcerting walking pasts ads for new apps (Roo comes to mind) and feeling a bit stink that it won't be available on my phone.
    - Poor battery life. After about 3 days of using it, it lasts about 7 hours. I'm not using it to watch videos, just to look up maps, general internet browsing, and music. Hopefully this improves…

    Bugs
    - Saying Hey Cortana doesn't wake up my phone
    - Double tap to wake up phone doesn't always work
    - I have the hardware fault where the proximity sensor turns on sometimes because of a lifted screen :(
    12-07-2015 12:40 PM
  23. Srdjan Obradovic's Avatar
    Well, for me, this the second time that i own this phone. In the meantime i changed few android flagship but some nostalgy for Nokia brought me back to Lumia 930. And not only that, also great camera, premium look and build quality, smooth working and many more. But, i have this bitter taste when it comes to win os. Microsoft just keeps on disapointing me (us). So many people like this os, the look, the feel... but there are too many problems too. Now they presented lumia 950 with win10 that even doesn't work right. I'll keep on with this phone but after this one, i am not sure that i will give them another go. Probably it will me some Xiaomi model which has posibility to work either on android or win.
    12-25-2015 04:49 AM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Falcon304, awesome review, poor ole geddy's voice is toast now. RUSH is a Canadian ICON. I cannot go see them live as Geddy is only a shell of his former wailing self. Awesome amazing phone! great in everyway. Only issue I have, no LTE.
    04-13-2016 04:44 PM
  25. jadonx's Avatar
    I loved this phone, but getting disappointed that things like my surround sound not working with Win 10 update. The Nokia mix radio app was fantastic but was dropped. Like the extra action centre icons but feel they give to one hand and take from other. I hope Microsoft aren't loosing interest with older phones(too quickly) because that would put me off upgrading hardware in the future.
    08-26-2016 08:48 AM
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