1. hharry's Avatar
    It seems like the Lumia 930 only comes with "A-GPS", compared to other devices that comes with GPS (or S-GPS) AND/OR A-GPS.

    A-GPS if I'm not wrong, can only work with an internet connection, since it gets data from services, so you either need wifi or celullar data to work with. I wan't to confirm with anyone who has this device, if it truly has no S-GPS meaning you can only use your GPS with internet access, or if it is just an specification issue.
    03-03-2015 06:04 AM
  2. lkcbharath's Avatar
    It seems like the Lumia 930 only comes with "A-GPS", compared to other devices that comes with GPS (or S-GPS) AND/OR A-GPS.

    A-GPS if I'm not wrong, can only work with an internet connection, since it gets data from services, so you either need wifi or celullar data to work with. I wan't to confirm with anyone who has this device, if it truly has no S-GPS meaning you can only use your GPS with internet access, or if it is just an specification issue.
    Don't know where you got that one from. Try gsmarena.com for proper specs. If even my Lumia 525 has both GPS and A-GPS, why not the 930?
    03-03-2015 06:37 AM
  3. ohgood's Avatar
    It seems like the Lumia 930 only comes with "A-GPS", compared to other devices that comes with GPS (or S-GPS) AND/OR A-GPS.

    A-GPS if I'm not wrong, can only work with an internet connection, since it gets data from services, so you either need wifi or celullar data to work with. I wan't to confirm with anyone who has this device, if it truly has no S-GPS meaning you can only use your GPS with internet access, or if it is just an specification issue.
    a: assisted
    GPS: global positioning
    a+ GPS : works with or without cellular signal, but for large changes in Geo location, the cellular (or Wi-Fi) can be used to speed up initial lock.

    the gps antenna will work independently.


    now go find some cool places to hike. :)
    03-03-2015 07:22 AM
  4. hharry's Avatar
    It seems very odd that on phonearena, most of the phones list both GPS and A-GPS, but for the lumia 930 in particular only A-GPS is listed.
    03-03-2015 02:30 PM
  5. Diwagar's Avatar
    It seems like the Lumia 930 only comes with "A-GPS", compared to other devices that comes with GPS (or S-GPS) AND/OR A-GPS.

    A-GPS if I'm not wrong, can only work with an internet connection, since it gets data from services, so you either need wifi or celullar data to work with. I wan't to confirm with anyone who has this device, if it truly has no S-GPS meaning you can only use your GPS with internet access, or if it is just an specification issue.
    I guess someone guided you wrong. Who said A-GPS works only with internet connection? A-GPS is kind of superior to normal GPS. GPS solely depends on GPS satellite data. But in A-GPS unit it uses cellular network data in additional to GPS satellite data. So the time to first fix is quicker. It works absolutely fine without network data. To get more insight on A-GPS read the following link from Wikipedia
    Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    03-03-2015 02:59 PM
  6. Axeelant's Avatar
    On GSMarena the L930 still has a much better rating than iphone6 or galaxy s5, that's what i like the most! :D
    03-03-2015 03:18 PM
  7. lkcbharath's Avatar
    On GSMarena the L930 still has a much better rating than iphone6 or galaxy s5, that's what i like the most! :D
    Not to kill your mojo, but if all three had the same number of reviews, would the 930 still be better?

    That said, the 930 is comparable to the S6, since even the S6 doesn't have microSD, removable battery, but still manages to have that camera hump. It holds out pretty nice to even the iPhone 6 and Plus.
    03-03-2015 09:01 PM
  8. hprvez's Avatar
    The number of review doesn't affect the quality of a device, it's better period
    03-04-2015 05:44 PM
  9. gordonfink's Avatar
    This is from MS's specs page on the 930:

    Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Sensor enhanced positioning
    03-04-2015 07:48 PM
  10. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    "now go find some cool places to hike."

    I loved that!!!!
    ohgood likes this.
    03-09-2015 09:36 PM
  11. ohgood's Avatar
    It seems very odd that on phonearena, most of the phones list both GPS and A-GPS, but for the lumia 930 in particular only A-GPS is listed.

    please see my comment from earlier, or the one below. agps is not 'lesser' than gps, nor is it 'more' than gps. it's an assistance via cellular or wifi (or even just plain old imported data) to initial lock. after that, just like the $900 garmin on the dash, it's using satellites and a bunch of math to display where you are. :)


    03-14-2015 07:32 AM

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