05-24-2015 11:45 PM
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  1. Alroy Swain's Avatar
    hi all,

    my 1020 is becoming dreadfully slow, mainly multitasking and camera functions. I cycle between nokia music, xbox music, facebook, internet explorer & 6tag. Sometimes it takes up to 10secs for the screen to refresh. I'm currently on the developer preview. Love the camera quality, but time taken between shots is becoming unbearable now. I realize that the 1020 is almost two years old but have been patiently holding off for the successor. I've been toying with the idea of getting the 930.

    So, 930 or wait for 1020 successor? (probably announce in March only)
    01-12-2015 01:26 AM
  2. EssThree's Avatar
    If you're buying the 930 off contract, then go for it and give it away when you get a new phone. If you're getting your phone subsidised/on contract, I'd say pick up a cheap handset off contract and wait. The 930 is based on the Lumia Icon which is a year old now, and based on a chipset that's even older still (Snapdragon 800 came out before the Lumia 1020)...

    It's just not worth getting on a two year contract at this point when its hardware is nearly three quarters that in age already.

    Edit: I'm in the same boat as you, except replace 1020 with 920. I've been thinking about this for a month now haha
    01-12-2015 01:39 AM
  3. MaxMones501's Avatar
    The 930 has an excellent camera and good specs, but the 1020 successor will probably have a camera even better than the one on the normal 1020, so if you are willing to get a worse camera, I would say you should get a 930.

    Main phone: Nokia Lumia 830
    Tablet: Apple iPad Air 2 64GB
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    01-12-2015 01:41 AM
  4. Alroy Swain's Avatar
    If you're buying the 930 off contract, then go for it and give it away when you get a new phone. If you're getting your phone subsidised/on contract, I'd say pick up a cheap handset off contract and wait. The 930 is based on the Lumia Icon which is a year old now, and based on a chipset that's even older still (Snapdragon 800 came out before the
    I was actually considering doing a contract until I did the math. Not being ripped off today. So will get it outright.

    Thanks for helping me justify the 930 purchase 😊 Lets hope I don't drop or scratch it before reselling it. (my 1020 has almost daily drops, and still works)
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    01-12-2015 02:00 AM
  5. fishyuk's Avatar
    Just done the same thing, picked up a 930 on ebay new unlocked for about 220. 1020 has done me proud, especially on an Africa holiday but so used to my work 1520 now that I wanted the extra speed in general and for the camera with upcoming ski season :). Still hoping they make an absolute high spec 1020 replacement though. 930/1520 are still awesome phones and nothing out there now screams why don't we have this hardware to me so happy if they take time to make sure a hypothetical 1020 is using the very latest and greatest!
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    01-12-2015 02:10 AM
  6. Alroy Swain's Avatar
    Just got the green 930 and flashed denim...God gawd! how impressive is the camera...and its so snappy *happydance*
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    01-13-2015 06:35 PM
  7. Squachy's Avatar
    Depends. The 930 is approaching old and outdated in the tech world (in reality its still really powerful, but everything else is even more powerful at this stage).

    The only thing the 1020 has on the 930 is the camera. The 930 has a huge speed advantage due to far superior hardware, plus whatever new fangled features that the hardware allows (when unlocked with software) may not be able to work on the 1020.

    I'd probably wait at this point, unless the speed of the 1020 is really that slow and utterly annoying (in which case try to find a 930 cheap).
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    01-13-2015 09:57 PM
  8. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Just got the green 930 and flashed denim...God gawd! how impressive is the camera...and its so snappy *happydance*
    Congrats on your great purchase, im sure youll be happy.. Its a great device. For me personnally, I dont care about specs or benchmarks and I think its a bit of an endless trap to get into, because youll be buying and selling your device for evermore.. As long as the phone does what I bought it to do and it does it well, then Im happy.

    Great Purchase :)
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    01-14-2015 05:49 AM
  9. Rob Rowland's Avatar
    I just upgraded from a 1020 to a 930. Bought it outright, saving my upgrade for the 1020 successor. So far I'm very happy with the device although I do miss the better camera of the 1020.
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    01-14-2015 08:20 AM
  10. blue1k's Avatar
    I did the same but sold my 930. Did not like the form factor with the extra thick body and was disappointed by the screen. The 1020 had a nicer screen (even though it was lower rez) and didn't have the stutter and text refresh issues. The camera also has the same issue as the 1520 with geometric distortion and stretching at the edges of photos (because of wide angle lens). The 1020 did not exhibit this issue. Very annoying when taking closer photos of people or objects. I ended up buying an almost new 830 for $220. That will be my phone until the 1030.
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    01-14-2015 08:26 AM
  11. EssThree's Avatar
    I ended up buying an almost new 830 for $220. That will be my phone until the 1030.
    This is what I believe I will end up doing as well.
    01-15-2015 03:56 AM
  12. Artur Verdini Meireles1's Avatar
    This is what I believe I will end up doing as well.
    But why a 830 over a 930?
    01-15-2015 05:13 AM
  13. Alec Glen's Avatar
    slimmer, less buggy, I think the 930 doesn't have glance?
    01-15-2015 06:17 AM
  14. DreadVenom's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat but im going to wait. Seen the 930 and imho not really a great leap ahead of my 1020 aside from a few HW benefits. Plus, this darn camera has spoilt me rotten :).
    01-15-2015 06:35 AM
  15. Artur Verdini Meireles1's Avatar
    slimmer, less buggy, I think the 930 doesn't have glance?
    But the cmera is only 10megapixel and the hardware is much weaker!
    01-15-2015 06:57 AM
  16. Davulsukur's Avatar
    I am in a similar boat, thinking of buying an unlocked 930 to replace my 925. Worth it? Or would be people go for something else?
    01-15-2015 07:06 AM
  17. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    But the cmera is only 10megapixel and the hardware is much weaker!
    Everyday operations work great on all lumia devices. Only games with good graphics and apps like such require more power to do tasks faster.
    And not all users really use the camera that much. Although I love the camera. :D
    01-15-2015 09:10 AM
  18. Artur Verdini Meireles1's Avatar
    Everyday operations work great on all lumia devices. Only games with good graphics and apps like such require more power to do tasks faster.
    And not all users really use the camera that much. Although I love the camera. :D
    We all have different priorities :D For me the cmera is the #1 priority...... of course its all about the whole package but the cmera for me is the #1 priority but lets say Nokia was bought by Google and The 1020 was running android I wouldnt buy it. I dont like the OS.
    01-15-2015 12:59 PM
  19. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Then the camera is not your #1 priority :-P

    :)
    Fred


    We all have different priorities :D For me the cmera is the #1 priority...... of course its all about the whole package but the cmera for me is the #1 priority but lets say Nokia was bought by Google and The 1020 was running android I wouldnt buy it. I dont like the OS.
    01-15-2015 01:09 PM
  20. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    Well the number 1. reason I bought a windows phone is cause the OS is stable and fluid. Any android phone I encountered was good for some time. Then it became laggy. Same thing on my friends phones. Android design has gotten kind of boring. Not as boring as iOS, as Android developers update the design with new version updates. But still, it's all the same and it's no longer fun for me. I like the simplicity yet elegance that WP offers.
    I could've gotten the 830 but picked the 930 because of the camera actually. I love taking photos, and I'll be sure to try and capture some sick shots. Since I do have a great camera in my pocket now. :)
    01-15-2015 01:32 PM
  21. Artur Verdini Meireles1's Avatar
    For the 930 owners: how is the flash quality on pics? I mean, I know its not xenon but is it good enough?
    01-15-2015 02:00 PM
  22. blue1k's Avatar
    For the 930 owners: how is the flash quality on pics? I mean, I know its not xenon but is it good enough?
    It's ok. Not great but usable. The 1020 is much better and doesn't wash out contrast as badly as the 930 in flash shots. The S5 which also has LED takes much better flash shots.
    01-19-2015 02:16 PM
  23. Alroy Swain's Avatar
    yep, 1020 has a much better flash, but I was quite impressed with Denim's dynamic flash.
    01-19-2015 08:47 PM
  24. blue1k's Avatar
    yep, 1020 has a much better flash, but I was quite impressed with Denim's dynamic flash.
    Just a question: When you use dynamic flash is the output full rez or only limited to 5mp?

    Thanks!
    01-19-2015 09:14 PM
  25. Alroy Swain's Avatar
    two files are created for dynamic flash too. WP****rich.jpg and WP****rich_highres.jpg
    01-19-2015 09:45 PM
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