09-25-2014 11:32 AM
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  1. Suedezu's Avatar
    I would definitively recommend it.

    I have had my 930 for 2 weeks now and I have ZERO issues with it.
    09-16-2014 04:10 AM
  2. Ignition1's Avatar
    I'm pretty happy with my 930, but I have to admit it does have more issues than I've had with other phones (iPhone3G, iPhone4, Samsung GS3 for comparison).

    - Screen seems to flicker slightly on the Nokia Here Maps app.
    - It does get hot with heavy use.
    - Wireless charging pad included sucks and you need to get it in a sweet spot. The worst thing is waking up in the morning to see your phone only half charged. I'm now using my old USB charger for my Galaxy S3.

    The most recent problem is when it seemed to freeze with the CPU at 100%...I put the phone down and locked it at 1pm @ 80% battery. I picked it up at 3pm and it was HOT...like seriously HOT. I tried to unlock it but it had frozen, so I hard reset it. It started to cool down but the battery was 20%...60% gone in 2 hours!!!!

    So yeah. Buy it, but accept that there are some issues. Personally I would've waited for the HTC One M8 if I could rewind time. I had no idea it was coming though. My issues with the phone (and Windows Phone) don't affect me much as I have an iPhone5S to fall back to (provided by my employer). If a website doesn't play nice with Internet Explorer or some other browser app (UC Browser for example) I tend to use Safari on the iPhone. Or if Nokia Maps is being useless like it can be sometimes I go back to Google Maps. I have that luxury...but be prepared if you don't.

    Note: I've had the Lumia 930 since launch date in the UK (19th July maybe?? Sh*t...where has the time gone?!)
    Note 2: Also I used my iPhone5S for Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation once (free data, so why not!) and the iPhone was roasting hot. Hotter than the Lumia 930 could ever get. My old Galaxy S3 also got hot. It's a common issue these days as components get more powerful. The more 1s and 0s they can shunt around, the more heat they produce.
    09-16-2014 10:37 AM
  3. Squachy's Avatar
    The 930 build quality is all over the place. Mines fine. The nagging issues is the screen hue (mines kinda purplish at the bottom, most noticeable on the IE address bar) which I think is an ongoing calibration issue ( anandtech has a 930 review with a screen calibration test and the 930 is way off from ideal). Dunno how they can muck that up so badly. It does get hot under heavy gaming (normal occurance, You can't beat physics. The chip is working hard and the only thing that is cooling it is probably a thin piece of metal. Probably could use a better material or slightly thicker piece to help absorb the heat better or larger piece to spread the heat out a bit better. I had an LG optimus 7 way back when which would heat up during gaming. Don't think it got as hot as my Lumia though. But it was also way weaker. It's still an awesome phone but it's got its share of issues
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    09-16-2014 10:43 AM
  4. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    So yeah. Buy it, but accept that there are some issues.
    The problems you have maybe other people don't. Like me. So we don't need to accept there are some issues. At least the same issues.
    09-16-2014 01:59 PM
  5. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    The 930 build quality is all over the place. Mines fine. The nagging issues is the screen hue (mines kinda purplish at the bottom, most noticeable on the IE address bar) which I think is an ongoing calibration issue ( anandtech has a 930 review with a screen calibration test and the 930 is way off from ideal). Dunno how they can muck that up so badly. It does get hot under heavy gaming (normal occurance, You can't beat physics. The chip is working hard and the only thing that is cooling it is probably a thin piece of metal. Probably could use a better material or slightly thicker piece to help absorb the heat better or larger piece to spread the heat out a bit better. I had an LG optimus 7 way back when which would heat up during gaming. Don't think it got as hot as my Lumia though. But it was also way weaker. It's still an awesome phone but it's got its share of issues
    Every smartphone I tested until now have HUGE problems with heating when there are serious demand for CPU or GPU. Samsung S3/4/5, Nexus 4/5, Moto X, Iphone (all of them), etc.

    So I really don't understand why people complain about that if every single smart have this problem. I just don't get it.
    09-16-2014 02:02 PM
  6. Ignition1's Avatar
    The problems you have maybe other people don't. Like me. So we don't need to accept there are some issues. At least the same issues.
    True. I probably should've said "Buy it, but expect issues".

    To be honest I wouldn't call them issues - but rather just poor features and design of the phone.
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    09-17-2014 06:12 AM
  7. Ignition1's Avatar
    Every smartphone I tested until now have HUGE problems with heating when there are serious demand for CPU or GPU. Samsung S3/4/5, Nexus 4/5, Moto X, Iphone (all of them), etc.

    So I really don't understand why people complain about that if every single smart have this problem. I just don't get it.
    In my opinion, I feel the Lumia 930 heats up too quickly. For example I could browse the web (Amazon, WP Central etc.) on an iPhone5S or my old Samsung S3 and it'll stay cool. Or use Google Maps to search for directions. But the 930 heats up just by browsing the net - not at first, but it quickly gets warm. That's when it is noticeable.
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    09-17-2014 06:14 AM
  8. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    In my opinion, I feel the Lumia 930 heats up too quickly. For example I could browse the web (Amazon, WP Central etc.) on an iPhone5S or my old Samsung S3 and it'll stay cool. Or use Google Maps to search for directions. But the 930 heats up just by browsing the net - not at first, but it quickly gets warm. That's when it is noticeable.
    One of the things I liked more on Lumia 930 is just the fact that there's no heat when browsing. At least my Lumia 930. Only when playing games or browsing on Youtube. But, like I say, this is my experience.
    09-17-2014 06:38 AM
  9. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    I received the 930 yesterday, but I'm returning it tomorrow. I can't quite put my finger on why I'm not keeping it:

    -No purple screen issues (maybe I'm blind :D)
    -It didn't run hot
    -Love the design
    -The camera blew my Nexus 5 out of the water

    I'm not a fan of AMOLED screens though and the battery time seems to be pretty bad. Didn't like the way the phone fit in my hand either. I guess I'll just keep my Nexus and wait for the 1030/Surface phone etc.
    09-19-2014 12:28 PM
  10. Rick_Air's Avatar
    These comments don't help me either. Think the 930 is great but the issues do seem to be a little on the common side. But then again it's price has recently dropped and they're doing the free charger and speaker offer again. So,
    09-19-2014 12:47 PM
  11. WDavis4692's Avatar
    My dad's 930 has weird screen hue when pop up buttons like OK/Cancel appear on the screen. The home screen is perfect but in some cases the blacks come out a bit grey-purpley.

    His 930 also developed an issue after about a week whereby calls would intermittently cut out; the other person could still hear him, but he'd stop hearing them.

    A third issue began to develop where his proximity sensor would go haywire, so that mid-call, his screen would go black even if his phone isn't up against his head. The problem got so bad that the moment you dial a number the screen blacks out and there's no way to hang up the call without powering the device off and on.

    He sent it for repairs; they changed the entire screen/digitizer. It was okay for a few days but he says the calls cutting out problem has crept back again.

    Sorry but combined with the tap/touch problems on the 1520, and my brother's 920 playing up with spammed MMS messages daily (the guy only sent him ONE message, EVER), I am really disappointed with Nokia's unacceptable level of quality control lately. The fact the latest, green 1520 has the same problem is shocking. How could they have failed to fix that problem in the meantime? How come firmware can't fix the 930 problem? If not firmware, do latest batches fix the problem? ******* abysmal standards!
    09-19-2014 01:11 PM
  12. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    These comments don't help me either. Think the 930 is great but the issues do seem to be a little on the common side. But then again it's price has recently dropped and they're doing the free charger and speaker offer again. So,
    When you have a problem, you will surely come here and will complain. 100% sure about that!

    But if you're ok with your device, you tend not to pay attention to these topics.

    Just a few people with problems, 930 is a great device, most are 100% happy. Even in this topic you can verify that.

    Sure you have some faulty devices here and there, but this is absolutely expected.
    09-19-2014 05:32 PM
  13. Ignition1's Avatar
    When you have a problem, you will surely come here and will complain. 100% sure about that!

    But if you're ok with your device, you tend not to pay attention to these topics.

    Just a few people with problems, 930 is a great device, most are 100% happy. Even in this topic you can verify that.

    Sure you have some faulty devices here and there, but this is absolutely expected.
    Depends how aware you are of things like heating, screen tint etc. I'm quite picky about stuff like that. Or in my other post about the screen, when it's off, isn't black - it's like a green/grey/black mixture - which is offset against the "jet black" bezel. It's not a fault, but just something that gives it a cheaper feel compared to its rivals.

    I only bought it because it's the best Windows Phone available at the moment. But no doubt if other manufacturers really threw their weight behind Windows Phone and pumped out their equivalent Android flagships but running WP 8.1 then I wouldn't look twice at the Lumia.

    Entirely my opinion of course, but if you want the best WP experience - get a Lumia 930. But it doesn't mean the 930 is the best smartphone out there, it's top 10 but not top 5 - balancing up design, attention to detail, battery, screen, camera etc.
    09-22-2014 08:25 AM
  14. k1x1987's Avatar
    Hello together,

    i need an adivce. I ordered the 930 on friday because i found a special offer, which sells the 930 for 300 EUR (regular ca. 440 EUR). I am a huge WP fan(first device Samsung Omnia 7 - WP7), but my current device is a nexus 5. I want to change back to WP, im tired of Android.

    Now i read all the threads about the high amount of defects with this device (screen, back cover, etc.) and now im thoughtful if i immediately should return the phone and wait for a better "flagship". I dont want to return the phone 10 times till i get a decent one without display faults etc.

    So any suggestions?

    Thx
    09-22-2014 12:14 PM
  15. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Hello together,

    i need an adivce. I ordered the 930 on friday because i found a special offer, which sells the 930 for 300 EUR (regular ca. 440 EUR). I am a huge WP fan(first device Samsung Omnia 7 - WP7), but my current device is a nexus 5. I want to change back to WP, im tired of Android.

    Now i read all the threads about the high amount of defects with this device (screen, back cover, etc.) and now im thoughtful if i immediately should return the phone and wait for a better "flagship". I dont want to return the phone 10 times till i get a decent one without display faults etc.

    So any suggestions?

    Thx
    Not everyone who bought a Lumia 930 has had issues, so I don't think you should be all that worried.

    Hopefully yours will be fine.

    May I ask, why are you leaving your Nexus 5?
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    09-22-2014 12:32 PM
  16. k1x1987's Avatar
    Not everyone who bought a Lumia 930 has had issues, so I don't think you should be all that worried.

    Hopefully yours will be fine.

    May I ask, why are you leaving your Nexus 5?
    I'm not 100% sure that i'll leave my nexus 5. My reasons are mainly subjective. I always loved the style/design language of WP and the synergy with Windows PCs (i think microsoft now begins to extend this synergy).

    But maybe i should wait till WP 9, because my nexus 5 is still fine .. dont know .. need new toys ;D
    09-22-2014 03:34 PM
  17. Billy Mcleod's Avatar
    i just swapped my iphone 5s for 930 about 2 weeks ago and i love it, i had the 920 then jumped to android and to i5s and i can say for me the windows phone operating system is the best i love the live tiles,and dont listen to the theres no good apps on wp, its nonsense ihave a barrow load of games camera news and the here apps and i can say that the nokia apps are the best ive used i love the here driving navigation and mix radio is great also, i love thecamera as well it has the best user interface bar none, and the battery iis almost twice as long lasting as the 5s, i would def recomend and dont think ill leave windows phone ever again
    09-22-2014 06:16 PM
  18. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    My experience with Lumia 930 was mixed. I've decided to ditch it because the problems it had were not something I could get over with. I won't tell what I've chose instead to avoid starting a "that's better war" here, I'll just point out what was wrong with it that made me sell it and go somewhere else.
    First of all I decided to try the 930 over my iphone 5S which now has gone to my wife.
    So, about thing I liked about it:
    • design
    • Camera
    • Screen
    • Fast.No lags

    What I did not like and these might be mixed reasons: firmware+Windows Phone OS flaws+hardware build:
    • Was getting way to HOT!! even when browsing the web. This might be caused by poor build or improper OS CPU Core management
    • The issue with screen keep coming on when calling was not fixed even now after so much time (and no I was not using a screen protector)
    • Wifi signal was a mess on the same location, same wifi network compared to 2 other different platform phones
    • Cellular was showing No Service when leaving 3G coverage area. The phone was taking too much time to switch to 2G/EDGE by itself, had to do it manually.
    • WP 8.1 Update 1 Dev Preview version had serious issues: phone was suddenly getting in airplane mode then restarting by itself.
    • Continuous focus made the HW Camera button almost unusefull: when image was focused, half pressing the camera button did nothing, in this case when you needed the focus assist light you had to move the phone to make the button focus manually.
    09-23-2014 02:31 AM
  19. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Check my previous posts and you will see that I had to send my 930 off to repair, all were issues with its build quality. I got it back unrepaired and with damage. That was it. Nokia didn't think the screen lifting out the frame was an issue. And after getting it back with a dent in the frame I asked for a replacement.

    I now have the 1520 and I'm very happy with it.

    Here's my conclusion. The 930 is a little unconventional by design, but it still looks amazing. But if it was a 5 inch version of the 1520 I'd still have the 930 now.
    09-23-2014 03:10 AM
  20. Dragonic87's Avatar
    My 930 is absolutely fine.
    It gets warm but not as bad as people make it, plus my previous phone also got hot at times(and my buddy says his G3 also gets hot sometimes) so I take it as something that happens... remember these phones do not really have CPU coolers like PCs does.
    Only issue I have it that sometimes my grays goes a bit purple on low brightness. However if I manually set it to low it's fine.
    09-23-2014 03:13 AM
  21. k1x1987's Avatar
    Today i checked the 930 at a local store. One thing i noticed is, that the white's are far more yellow than on my nexus 5. I know that generally OLED display dont have that good white, but i could notice a huge difference by holding the two devices togehter.

    Is is that bad for every OLED Display? Or is it a hardware fault of the 930 or can it get fixed via software? (the lumia was on WP 8.1 - Lumia Cyan and not a single app was updated ever)
    09-23-2014 04:34 AM
  22. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I have a 820 and just pulled the trigger on a black 930 sold by E-Plus here in Germany (new) for only 299€. That is a steal price - if it has issues it will go back for exchange. Eventually Microsoft should be able to iron out the hardware issues. I run Developer Preview on my 820 and it works really well.
    09-23-2014 08:40 AM
  23. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Today i checked the 930 at a local store. One thing i noticed is, that the white's are far more yellow than on my nexus 5. I know that generally OLED display dont have that good white, but i could notice a huge difference by holding the two devices togehter.

    Is is that bad for every OLED Display? Or is it a hardware fault of the 930 or can it get fixed via software? (the lumia was on WP 8.1 - Lumia Cyan and not a single app was updated ever)
    On Settings you can chage the white temperature. So you can change it for more blue or yellow. It's your choice.
    09-23-2014 10:43 AM
  24. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    My 930 is absolutely fine.
    It gets warm but not as bad as people make it, plus my previous phone also got hot at times(and my buddy says his G3 also gets hot sometimes) so I take it as something that happens... remember these phones do not really have CPU coolers like PCs does.
    Only issue I have it that sometimes my grays goes a bit purple on low brightness. However if I manually set it to low it's fine.
    Yeah!

    I think people who complain about how hot/warm 930 can be are buying their first smartphone ever. Because every smartphone have this issue. Gets really hot when you play, gets warm and you see a video or browsing for a long time. Especially on hot locals.

    About purple at low brightness display, maybe it's for save battery. I think it's purposeful. Only happens when the screen brightness is on the minimum settings available.
    09-23-2014 10:50 AM
  25. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Today i checked the 930 at a local store. One thing i noticed is, that the white's are far more yellow than on my nexus 5. I know that generally OLED display dont have that good white, but i could notice a huge difference by holding the two devices togehter.

    Is is that bad for every OLED Display? Or is it a hardware fault of the 930 or can it get fixed via software? (the lumia was on WP 8.1 - Lumia Cyan and not a single app was updated ever)
    Don't let that put you off. You can set the colour temperature of the display in the settings. If you want it really white then set it to cool.

    EDIT: Already mentioned above.
    09-23-2014 11:13 AM
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