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  1. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    I've been dying to get a 930 but after reading all the negative comments here on WPcentral I'm not so sure. Screen and temperature problems, are they common?
    09-11-2014 10:28 AM
  2. salmanahmad's Avatar
    People have reported a lot of screen issues, some have even had warped backs, etc.

    If your local retailer offers a trial for a few days or week, I would suggest getting a Lumia 930 and if everything works great for the first few days(or weeks) I don't there is any reason that the phone will just randomly show issues later onwards.

    But then again I've never owned or seen a 930, so other people may be able to guide you better. But according to reviews I've seen, people generally have a very positive opinion on the device oh and it looks beautiful.
    09-11-2014 11:04 AM
  3. Loco5150's Avatar
    No.
    09-11-2014 11:28 AM
  4. jack_faust's Avatar
    I came from a 920 and love it so far, I have had some battery issues but I have a sneaking suspicion it was Skype and the recent update may have resolved it. Camera's good and Denim should fix the low light graininess or at least reduce it. I think it's lovely in hot orange!
    09-11-2014 12:08 PM
  5. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    No.
    Care to elaborate?
    09-11-2014 12:13 PM
  6. Coreldan's Avatar
    Yes. The 930 isn't really any more defective than any other phone to ever exist. Regardless of phone you will find a people complaining typically about similar issues, sure, there are bad batches but that's what warranty is for.

    I have nothing bad to say about my 930, I came from a 920. Considering I paid 600 for my 920 and only 500 for my 930 (both bought at launch), I thought it was a pretty sweet deal :D
    09-11-2014 03:55 PM
  7. AirSlab's Avatar
    Yes I'd recommend it. I've just got one this week and I'm really pleased so far. To read more about my time with the phone, feel free to read my thread called "My Lumia 930 Experience".
    09-11-2014 06:23 PM
  8. Loco5150's Avatar
    Care to elaborate?
    No. :D Just kidding.

    The 930 has serious quality issues as you can read from this forum. I have a 930 that has the red hue problem on the screen. Thats clearly more visible in the lower part of the screen, so it actually might be a HW fault. I visited Nokia service center near my house, they said I need to wait for the software update thats coming sometime later and see does it fix the screen. If not, I might need to take it in.

    The battery of the 930 is quite disapointing. I would compare it with the battery of the 920, which is pretty poor as it is 2000mAh. Later updates might improve it, but what I said above also I wouldnt recommend it now. Maybe later, but only maybe. Also I think the other quality issues of the 930 are real. Warping of the backcover due to heat?

    I have the 930 and the 1520. I went back n forth with them for some weeks and even though I wanted to love 930 I just couldnt, it kept disapointing me, so the 1520 stays and 930 goes.
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    09-12-2014 12:50 AM
  9. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    No. :D Just kidding.

    The 930 has serious quality issues as you can read from this forum. I have a 930 that has the red hue problem on the screen. Thats clearly more visible in the lower part of the screen, so it actually might be a HW fault. I visited Nokia service center near my house, they said I need to wait for the software update thats coming sometime later and see does it fix the screen. If not, I might need to take it in.

    The battery of the 930 is quite disapointing. I would compare it with the battery of the L920, which is pretty poor as it is 2000mAh. Later updates might improve it, but what I said above also I wouldnt recommend it now. Maybe later, but only maybe. Also I think the other quality issues of the 930 are real. Warping of the backcover due to heat?

    I have the L930 and the 1520. I went back n forth with them for some weeks and even though I wanted to love 930 I just couldnt, it kept disapointing me, so the 1520 stays and 930 goes.
    Thanks, I think I'll wait for newer hardware... I'm not prepared to take a chance with the 930. 1520 is waaaaay too big, otherwise I would buy it immediately.
    09-12-2014 12:55 AM
  10. Loco5150's Avatar
    Yeah the 1520 is "little" big, it has some advantages of course due to its size. I bought both devices roughly at the same time, month or so ago. So for a very long time, I didnt think the 1520 is for me.

    Now I do think its the best WP out there (havent tested the M8).

    If playing the game of later updates improving the devices.... If merging WP and RT would bring some tablet functions to the L1520, this could be the best phone ever made. At the moment it is lagging little due to WP being immature and dragging it down from its full potential.
    09-12-2014 01:09 AM
  11. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    Thanks, I think I'll wait for newer hardware... I'm not prepared to take a chance with the 930. 1520 is waaaaay too big, otherwise I would buy it immediately.
    Quoting myself to tell you guys I couldn't resist the urge after all. I just ordered a 930 (orange). Jeez...
    Loco5150 likes this.
    09-13-2014 10:25 AM
  12. Rolando Javier Zambrano's Avatar
    My previous phone was the 925, and before that the 920, and I coulnt be happier, I think it combine the best of both, so I would recommend, also since I havent experience none of the commented bugs...mine is unlocked bought in Germany.
    09-15-2014 08:37 AM
  13. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Quoting myself to tell you guys I couldn't resist the urge after all. I just ordered a 930 (orange). Jeez...
    Make sure you check it over as soon as you get it.

    After a month I've had to send mine back. Screen lift issue and the back isn't fit properly.

    Personally, when I get it back, fixed hopefully, I will cut my loses, sell it and get a Lumia 1520.
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    09-15-2014 08:47 AM
  14. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Like I say in another topic, I'm in love with Lumia 930.

    The screen is gorgeous, i've never see anything like that in my life. Beautiful contrast level, colors are perfect and have a good saturation, the brightness is huge too..

    I have no problems with heating, only when playing games (every smartphone have this problem). The purple colors only happens when brightness are too low - really low! - and actually I like that. It's good when you don't want a lot of light like at night on bed. I don't think it's a bug.

    The camera is STUNNING! The DNG capability is really something.

    I totally recomend Lumia 930. By far, very far, it's the best Windows Phone I have ever put my hands on.

    I'm missing Glance Screen and performance on Hungry Shark is very bad. 2 complaints I have, I think it's OK.
    09-15-2014 09:22 AM
  15. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Like I say in another topic, I'm in love with Lumia 930.

    The screen is gorgeous, i've never see anything like that in my life. Beautiful contrast level, colors are perfect and have a good saturation, the brightness is huge too..

    I have no problems with heating, only when playing games (every smartphone have this problem). The purple colors only happens when brightness are too low - really low! - and actually I like that. It's good when you don't want a lot of light like at night on bed. I don't think it's a bug.

    The camera is STUNNING! The DNG capability is really something.

    I totally recomend Lumia 930. By far, very far, it's the best Windows Phone I have ever put my hands on.

    I'm missing Glance Screen and performance on Hungry Shark is very bad. 2 complaints I have, I think it's OK.
    Thanks for the info. Btw Hungry Shark is a badly optimized application, stutters a bit on Android as well even with Snapdragon 800.
    Rodrigo Mendes likes this.
    09-15-2014 10:26 AM
  16. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Btw Hungry Shark is a badly optimized application, stutters a bit on Android as well even with Snapdragon 800.
    Thanks! About Hungry Shark, my friend have a LG G Pad and works flawless! Seems like 60FPS all the time.
    09-15-2014 11:59 AM
  17. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Thanks! About Hungry Shark, my friend have a LG G Pad and works flawless! Seems like 60FPS all the time.
    It all comes down to optimization. My Nexus 5(with similar hardware to the 930) stutters a bit only when the game starts up with your shark falling into the water. It's all good after that.

    On the bright side however you could measure the FPS your 930 gets by using the Project My Screen app made by Microsoft.
    09-15-2014 12:40 PM
  18. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    Make sure you check it over as soon as you get it.

    After a month I've had to send mine back. Screen lift issue and the back isn't fit properly.

    Personally, when I get it back, fixed hopefully, I will cut my loses, sell it and get a Lumia 1520.
    Will the screen lift issue be visible out of the box or do I need to wait and see?
    09-15-2014 03:03 PM
  19. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Will the screen lift issue be visible out of the box or do I need to wait and see?
    It took mine 3 weeks to reveal itself. Pretty much all of the right side of the screen lifts out the aluminium frame. Pop it back in and it works it's way out again. Unfortunately O2 wont replace the unit, and they have had it in repair for nearly a week.

    Here's a thread devoted to it.
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    09-15-2014 03:09 PM
  20. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i just got mine last week. and i love it. no problems at all for now, no purple tint on the screen and the battery its ok. i came from a 925 and the battery was a bit worse than this one. but i'm om DP so maybe its not optimised. its a gorgeous phone, great screen. i'm in love for this ****er... go for it.
    09-15-2014 03:18 PM
  21. DepletedQuark's Avatar
    It took mine 3 weeks to reveal itself. Pretty much all of the right side of the screen lifts out the aluminium frame. Pop it back in and it works it's way out again. Unfortunately O2 wont replace the unit, and they have had it in repair for nearly a week.

    Here's a thread devoted to it.
    That's too bad... I wonder how common this issue is? If it's pretty rare I think I'll take my chances. I tried a 1520 today and it is ridiculous () so I guess 930 is my only shot if I don't want to wait for like a year for a new flagship.
    09-15-2014 03:20 PM
  22. Conodihno's Avatar
    Also a thing to check, screen flickering on a 2g/edge signal...
    09-15-2014 03:23 PM
  23. anon(5344685)'s Avatar
    Ok you've checked everybody, now it's my turn!

    I am using Windows Phone since 2010 and HTC Trophy. 930 is my 3rd proper flagship Lumia after having 800 and then 920. (btw this order in my opinion is how people should be buying Lumia's flagships from the beginning ) I have learn everything about the issues and how to deal wih Lumias etc,.

    Most of the negative comments that you read about Lumia 930 applied to mine 800 and 920 just after they have launched....but then due to way lower user base it wasn't such a big deal. Right now with at least 10x more users you just get this complaining like you do with iPhone and Android users after certain anticipated device comes out. TRUST ME ,all of them are getting similar treatment from people. I am trying to be honest here and yes my 930 has average battery life but it varies on how long you leave it on charge and how you use it. I have learned over the years that I get the best battery life when I let my battery drain and then leave on charge for 3 hours no more no less and that together with some internet surfing but having Wifi and mobile data off when not needed keeps it strong. As of screen issues, speed problems and freezes these all got patched for me over the time I've been using these phone in fact when I first got 920 I hated it and when I was switching to 930 I kept 920 for a month more because of how good it was for me. Now with 930 the story is again the same first few weeks in July where bad because few things frustrated me but somehow now it's all good and I already love the phone. You have to remember to use your own judgement because there are lots of spoilt people out there with sky high expectations that will always be dissatisfied. Give 930 a go (especially when 1520 is so big)!
    Mach_E likes this.
    09-15-2014 03:38 PM
  24. Felix Bank's Avatar
    I have to pitch in here and say that apart from the issue with the screen lift on my 930 I love the phone.

    I came from Android after 4 years to the 930. Love the screen, love the look, love Windows. I just feel that the build on the 930, in my case, has issues.

    Just annoys me that such a nice phone can have a major flaw in build quality.
    09-15-2014 03:48 PM
  25. Conodihno's Avatar
    I also love my 930 and hate to see it go back in the box to get looked at. But I still think that interference from a antenna that results in weird screen issues are far from ok. And I'm not the only one with this thing. Other than that I still think the 930 is the way to go :)
    Felix Bank likes this.
    09-15-2014 04:19 PM
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