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  1. Liam Bryce's Avatar
    These forums are filled with people with unusual defects or exaggerated expectations. I got a normal functional version of the phone. The screen is amazing, better then anything on the market. I have noticed no discoloration or areas of increased brightness. It is a bit purple on low but I assume that will be patched, its not a big deal. Screen turn on time is also a little slow, but again, it'll probably get patched. The build quality is excellent. No rattling. No wobbly buttons. It has a solid yet light feel to it. The Lumia 930 thickness is surprisingly comparable with an iPhone's. The exterior colours are beautiful, they don't look washed out like in the photos, they are really intense and I love it. I have orange and it certainly gets a few stares. The camera is also amazing. The 20mp allows you a lot of wiggle room with photo's, you can easily zoom in and crop without it looking blurry. Finally the OS. Beautiful. Everything has been tweaked and refined since WP8, plus big additions like the notifications centre and moving backgrounds (no Cortanna here yet though :/). It feels much more polished then before. In addition The Lumia 930 is really snappy and runs games beautifully. I'm not really sure what everyone's problem is with xbox music. It works fine for me, I don't really understand what the rage is about. Admittedly I just got mine, so I haven't seen it unpatched.

    In conclusion. This phone is incredible and I love it. It has reignited my passion for the OS and removed the temptation of Apple from my mind. I don't know why people are hating on it so much. Even my Apple fanboy friends are impressed by my phone, a few are even considering switching.

    p.s. I havn't noticed the phone getting anything more then slightly warm (however it is currently winter in Australia).
    p.s.s Battery life rocks my world.
    Last edited by Liam Bryce; 07-24-2014 at 09:31 AM.
    07-24-2014 06:11 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    In conclusion. This phone is incredible and I love it. It has reignited my passion for the OS and removed the temptation of Apple from my mind. I don't know why people are hating on it so much. Even my Apple fanboy friends are impressed by my phone, a few are even considering switching.
    Are people really hating on it? I think it's a beautiful phone with an amazing hardware build.

    The only problem why I would never have bought it: It was on the market for almost half a year under the name Icon, the SoC is in phones for 9 months that cost almost half as much as the 930. And still, the 930 is priced in the range of current Android high-end devices. It's just too expensive in my eyes.
    07-24-2014 06:17 AM
  3. duncan0622's Avatar
    After first few days with annoying problems (hot, personal adjustment on screen size), I has been in love with it. The battery life is beyond my expectation as well.
    07-24-2014 07:49 AM
  4. Squachy's Avatar
    Are people really hating on it? I think it's a beautiful phone with an amazing hardware build.

    The only problem why I would never have bought it: It was on the market for almost half a year under the name Icon, the SoC is in phones for 9 months that cost almost half as much as the 930. And still, the 930 is priced in the range of current Android high-end devices. It's just too expensive in my eyes.
    I also find it too expensive. I think i'll still get one but im waiting on a reasonably priced green one to be available. Could get a white or black one now but I want green! I really don't care about the SoC at this point as long as its at least a snapdragon 800 or newer and not a 600 (some of the previous flagships) or less (400 is low midrange, 200 is low end) I'd like an 805 but frankly if you get something now might as well deal with it until the 808 and 810 SoC's are released for next year (64bits of uselessness so it'll be newer than that fancy shmancy 805)
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    07-24-2014 07:56 AM
  5. Liam Bryce's Avatar
    After first few days with annoying problems (hot, personal adjustment on screen size), I has been in love with it. The battery life is beyond my expectation as well.
    Holy **** I know right. On my first full day of use. FIRST DAY! I downloaded half a gig of apps. Played a **** ton of games. Locked brightness to max. Showed it off to friends. Streamed Pandora and Mix Radio. Battery at the end of the day. 53%. Second day did pretty much the same. 69%. I'm honestly shocked. Admittedly my child like glee could probably stem from the fact I've been forced to use a 4 year old WP7 for the last 6 months. Damn HTC's and their weak glass...
    07-24-2014 09:14 AM
  6. David P2's Avatar
    Are people really hating on it? I think it's a beautiful phone with an amazing hardware build.

    The only problem why I would never have bought it: It was on the market for almost half a year under the name Icon, the SoC is in phones for 9 months that cost almost half as much as the 930. And still, the 930 is priced in the range of current Android high-end devices. It's just too expensive in my eyes.
    And the only real difference between the two (as far as a normal user is concerned), is the OS. Icon (aka 929) comes with 8.0, 930 - 8.1.
    Great deal likes this.
    07-24-2014 09:17 AM
  7. Firdaus Edymainoe's Avatar
    Hmm... I'm jealous.
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    07-24-2014 09:21 AM
  8. TheOzgun's Avatar
    Well, since this thread is a warning to prospective buyers I think you should see jm4cc's comparison of a normal and a faulty display:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2660685

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    These do exist. You're just lucky.
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    07-24-2014 09:30 AM
  9. cjono's Avatar
    It is a bit purple on low but I assume that will be patched, its not a big deal. Screen turn on time is also a little slow, but again, it'll probably get patched. The Lumia 930 thickness is surprisingly comparable with an iPhone's.
    Sorry i take issue with all of the above.

    it is considerably thicker and heavier than the iPhone, and even thicker than the One M8 (despite what the "spec" sheet says it is noticeable).

    Also, Why should we be satisfied that things will get "patched". Thats not good enough. imagine buying a car with no airbag and saying thats ok it will get patched later.
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    07-24-2014 09:39 AM
  10. Br1anK's Avatar
    Okay,

    I received 15 Lumia 930s today and will be setting them up over the coming week.

    Today I set up two, one while charging wirelessly and the other while is wasnt charging.

    The one that was charging synced an Outlook, Exchange and iCloud account, also restore a previous Windows Phone to it (messages, contacts etc). Also, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and some other bits 'n' pieces. This phone did get noticeably hot, but not even close to a temperature that would concern me.

    The other phone is for a new windows phone user (also a new user to our business) so was only a basic set-up. This phone had no noticeable temperature issue.

    Both screens clear, and the colours look fine.
    Last edited by Br1anK; 07-24-2014 at 10:55 AM.
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    07-24-2014 10:03 AM
  11. Liam Bryce's Avatar
    Well, since this thread is a warning to prospective buyers I think you should see jm4cc's comparison of a normal and a faulty display:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2660685

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    These do exist. You're just lucky.
    Defects exist with any product. I feel for the people who got them but they are in the minority. The screen thing I feel has been overplayed on the forums. Every Lumia 930 I've seen has been completely normal.
    07-24-2014 10:26 AM
  12. AirSlab's Avatar
    These forums are filled with people with unusual defects or exaggerated expectations. I got a normal functional version of the phone. The screen is amazing, better then anything on the market. I have noticed no discoloration or areas of increased brightness. It is a bit purple on low but I assume that will be patched, its not a big deal. Screen turn on time is also a little slow, but again, it'll probably get patched. The build quality is excellent. No rattling. No wobbly buttons. It has a solid yet light feel to it. The Lumia 930 thickness is surprisingly comparable with an iPhone's. The exterior colours are beautiful, they don't look washed out like in the photos, they are really intense and I love it. I have orange and it certainly gets a few stares. The camera is also amazing. The 20mp allows you a lot of wiggle room with photo's, you can easily zoom in and crop without it looking blurry. Finally the OS. Beautiful. Everything has been tweaked and refined since WP8, plus big additions like the notifications centre and moving backgrounds (no Cortanna here yet though :/). It feels much more polished then before. In addition The Lumia 930 is really snappy and runs games beautifully. I'm not really sure what everyone's problem is with xbox music. It works fine for me, I don't really understand what the rage is about. Admittedly I just got mine, so I haven't seen it unpatched.

    In conclusion. This phone is incredible and I love it. It has reignited my passion for the OS and removed the temptation of Apple from my mind. I don't know why people are hating on it so much. Even my Apple fanboy friends are impressed by my phone, a few are even considering switching.

    p.s. I havn't noticed the phone getting anything more then slightly warm (however it is currently winter in Australia).
    p.s.s Battery life rocks my world.
    Wow, thanks Liam. I feared the worst when I saw the word "Warning" but your post fills me with more courage for this phone than I've felt recently. I get the feeling that this is the right phone for me, and I'll tell you why. Two years ago, before buying my beloved GALAXY S II, I read countless reviews, and they all praised the phone, although nearly every review slated its plastic shell as low quality, ugly, etc. Despite this so-called shortcoming, I couldn't fall out of love with the S II and bought one. I have not regretted a single day of it. The 930 fills me with that same magic feeling that the S II did before I bought it, so despite some of the negative press it's been getting, I can't really help but want one, and even though there are probably other phones that might be faster or have brighter screens etc, the Lumia 930 simply seems to be what my heart wants.

    Anyway, concerning the battery, what kind of life have you been getting?
    07-24-2014 12:43 PM
  13. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    I have found the battery to be slightly better than what was in the 925. I'm getting over a full days use which is good taking into account I've been messing around with it more as its a new phone..
    It's excellent
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    07-24-2014 01:45 PM
  14. murrayalex's Avatar
    No offence but I find it hard to take seriously the opinion of someone who thinks the thickness of the 930 is comparable to that of an iPhone, unless of course you mean the iPhone 3G. The 930 is considerably thicker and heavier than an iPhone 5, not to mention larger which perhaps you also didn't notice.
    I'm glad you've got a fully functioning 930, it's good to know Nokia can get the odd fully functioning device out through the door. Mine, as mentioned elsewhere, creaks like buggery which, for a sealed device with no removable battery cover, is quite an achievement on their part.
    My Apple iPhone "fanboy" friends in contrast, have been silently sniggering at the less than premium feel of my 930. Ah well, back to Android...
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    07-24-2014 03:20 PM
  15. Liam Bryce's Avatar
    Wow, thanks Liam. I feared the worst when I saw the word "Warning" but your post fills me with more courage for this phone than I've felt recently. I get the feeling that this is the right phone for me, and I'll tell you why. Two years ago, before buying my beloved GALAXY S II, I read countless reviews, and they all praised the phone, although nearly every review slated its plastic shell as low quality, ugly, etc. Despite this so-called shortcoming, I couldn't fall out of love with the S II and bought one. I have not regretted a single day of it. The 930 fills me with that same magic feeling that the S II did before I bought it, so despite some of the negative press it's been getting, I can't really help but want one, and even though there are probably other phones that might be faster or have brighter screens etc, the Lumia 930 simply seems to be what my heart wants.

    Anyway, concerning the battery, what kind of life have you been getting?

    First full day with pretty heave use I ended the day on 52%. Second day 68%. Its really quite impressive. Reviews of the 930 have all been pretty positive. However press coverage is poor because it has no American release. I'd certainly recommend it.
    Last edited by Liam Bryce; 07-24-2014 at 09:16 PM.
    07-24-2014 09:03 PM
  16. Liam Bryce's Avatar
    No offence but I find it hard to take seriously the opinion of someone who thinks the thickness of the 930 is comparable to that of an iPhone, unless of course you mean the iPhone 3G. The 930 is considerably thicker and heavier than an iPhone 5, not to mention larger which perhaps you also didn't notice.
    I'm glad you've got a fully functioning 930, it's good to know Nokia can get the odd fully functioning device out through the door. Mine, as mentioned elsewhere, creaks like buggery which, for a sealed device with no removable battery cover, is quite an achievement on their part.
    My Apple iPhone "fanboy" friends in contrast, have been silently sniggering at the less than premium feel of my 930. Ah well, back to Android...
    Really. You have issues with your 930? Well that sucks, lucky for you from your post history you have a: Z2, 925, Ativ S, 710, Omnia W as well as a HTC Herald to fall back on.
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    07-24-2014 09:13 PM
  17. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Are people really hating on it? I think it's a beautiful phone with an amazing hardware build.

    The only problem why I would never have bought it: It was on the market for almost half a year under the name Icon, the SoC is in phones for 9 months that cost almost half as much as the 930. And still, the 930 is priced in the range of current Android high-end devices. It's just too expensive in my eyes.
    I also find it too expensive. I think i'll still get one but im waiting on a reasonably priced green one to be available. Could get a white or black one now but I want green! I really don't care about the SoC at this point as long as its at least a snapdragon 800 or newer and not a 600 (some of the previous flagships) or less (400 is low midrange, 200 is low end) I'd like an 805 but frankly if you get something now might as well deal with it until the 808 and 810 SoC's are released for next year (64bits of uselessness so it'll be newer than that fancy shmancy 805)
    You should found a club, "Lumia 930 price haters - here is the place for your complaint".
    07-25-2014 04:39 AM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    You should found a club, "Lumia 930 price haters - here is the place for your complaint".
    And you could join the club "I love to make iffy comments without providing any arguments" :-)
    Great deal likes this.
    07-25-2014 08:04 AM
  19. shaun tipson's Avatar
    I had to take mine back to clove . Getting very hot more so then I would consider normal. Getting a full refund. They said in email that they had received some more units with the same problem.
    So now in two minds do I try another or don't care much about android.
    Or go back to an apple iphone
    Help
    07-25-2014 08:21 AM
  20. paperchasin's Avatar
    I wish Microsoft would release an Unlocked North America version compatible with T-Mobile so that I can experience some of the problems myself!
    skinnypig118 and Jim Bob4 like this.
    07-25-2014 08:22 AM
  21. MartyAB's Avatar
    I agree with everything. This phone rocks!
    07-25-2014 09:05 AM
  22. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    No offence but I find it hard to take seriously the opinion of someone who thinks the thickness of the 930 is comparable to that of an iPhone, unless of course you mean the iPhone 3G. The 930 is considerably thicker and heavier than an iPhone 5, not to mention larger which perhaps you also didn't notice.
    I'm glad you've got a fully functioning 930, it's good to know Nokia can get the odd fully functioning device out through the door. Mine, as mentioned elsewhere, creaks like buggery which, for a sealed device with no removable battery cover, is quite an achievement on their part.
    My Apple iPhone "fanboy" friends in contrast, have been silently sniggering at the less than premium feel of my 930. Ah well, back to Android...
    An apple fanboy who never touched a Lumia device in disguise.
    07-25-2014 09:07 AM
  23. Br1anK's Avatar
    Just an update, I have 4 of the Lumia 930's set-up now.
    If you do the set-up without charging at the same time the phone hardly heats up at all.

    No problems to report thus far.
    07-25-2014 09:51 AM
  24. Kevin747's Avatar
    I researched and bought a 930 the day it was released. It is a fantastic, high quality phone. Only slightly larger physically than my iPhone 4 but the screen is so much bigger and looks spectacular. Everyone who sees it is impressed. With MS Office, the great camera and the off-line GPS it is such a great phone for mobile business users. I was lost in Brisbane earlier this week then went to US (Atlanta) and got lost again. The GPS saved me every time. Really works well, but slides around the dash a bit. Have installed all of the iPhone apps I was using except one that did not have Win8 version. Had a 3 hour continuous Skype call on cellular data and battery dropped to 50%, which is not unreasonable. Battery fine otherwise. 4G network works great. Only regrets are that I can't find any cases, an instruction manual would be nice and that Apple make it so difficult to swap my calendar and messaging data. All they let you swap is the contacts. So glad to be off the Apple as it is so proprietary with small screen, lousy camera and not good for business use. The accountants have definitely taken over Apple since Steve Jobs died and now they are just maximizing profit to milk the fanboy market with a circa-2009 recycled product.
    07-25-2014 10:13 AM
  25. Kevin747's Avatar
    I am in Atlanta now with my 930 on AT&T network. It works fine. I bought an unlocked version in Sydney outright for $679 from Allphones. I can't see why it wouldn't work on T-Mobile because they use GSM SIM cards same as AT&T.
    07-25-2014 10:34 AM
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