1. kingenu's Avatar
    i want to get a 930, i have the iphone 5s, love it its brilliant but i've had windows phones before and love it, i can probably get the 930 by selling my iphone and get the 930 for 170, but im scared for several reasons:

    1) Screen burn ins are they that bad?

    2) the screen flicking issues and purple screen issues? are they still there?

    3) battery life?

    5) any other issues i should know?
    05-02-2015 03:06 PM
  2. scottymc's Avatar
    1) Never had any
    2) Not since Demin update
    3) It lasts as long any other phone I've had inc iphone 5

    I came from a iphone5 to the 930 and I'm well pleased, had it since it came out in the UK and it still manages to impress me
    05-02-2015 03:32 PM
  3. kingenu's Avatar
    are you sure the flickering issues are gone? the threads on here are really worrying
    05-02-2015 03:49 PM
  4. eusty's Avatar
    It doesn't suffer with screen flickering, but when you scroll it isn't a smooth as an IPS screen, but that's an issue with all AMOLED screens.

    TBH I don't notice it.
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    05-02-2015 04:33 PM
  5. kingenu's Avatar
    It doesn't suffer with screen flickering, but when you scroll it isn't a smooth as an IPS screen, but that's an issue with all AMOLED screens.

    TBH I don't notice it.
    sorry but it does have a flickering issue, just search lumia 930 flickering on this site or google, thats my mian worry
    05-02-2015 04:46 PM
  6. Tonio78's Avatar
    I can only confirm Scott's saying. I own a 930 for a couple of weeks and didn't have any issue. I'm particularly surprized about this never ending Burn-in-gate that appears whenever Amoled is involved. I own(ed) three galaxy notes, a LG watch and never ever noticed anything. I must be unbelievably lucky or completely blind...
    par Tapatalk sur mon fabuleux Lumia 930
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    05-02-2015 05:22 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    are you sure the flickering issues are gone? the threads on here are really worrying
    remember, problems in forums appear much more widespread and worrying than they really are since we aren't hearing from those with perfectly working phones as much.

    You're more likely to get a phone that's just fine. There are defects in any phone model. I imagine most any problems were worked out since the 930/Icon launched anyway.
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    05-02-2015 05:58 PM
  8. anon(5326758)'s Avatar
    I have had a 930 for a month, hardware rev 2.0.0.2. I am not experiencing what you describe. The closest thing to flickering I've seen is that when I'm on a 2G/Edge signal, on bright pages I sometimes see what looks like refresh issues scroll across the screen. The screen doesn't brighten/dim (which is how I interpret "flickering") but there are these lines that cross the screen, like an old monitor that's out of sync. My guess is when the phone is on Edge there isn't proper shielding between the antenna and screen. This doesn't happen on HSPA / H+ signal nor on WiFi - it only happened when it downshifts to Edge signals - which only happened while I was in rural Italy. If signal in your area is Edge, maybe stay away.

    Regarding burn-in, I come from owning a 1020 which also had AMOLED, and it never developed burn-in. I have only had the 930 a month but no screen burn in on it. It is a great phone. My wife has an 830 and I like that too - it performs similarly to the 930 and is thinner, but doesn't have Hey Cortana and the photos aren't as good (but they are pretty good).

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    05-02-2015 09:17 PM
  9. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I'm on month 7 of 930 ownership. It's not available where I live, so I purchased it online - it is a Hong Kong version.

    I have had none of the issues you have mentioned.


    i want to get a 930, i have the iphone 5s, love it its brilliant but i've had windows phones before and love it, i can probably get the 930 by selling my iphone and get the 930 for 170, but im scared for several reasons:

    1) Screen burn ins are they that bad?

    2) the screen flicking issues and purple screen issues? are they still there?

    3) battery life?

    5) any other issues i should know?
    05-03-2015 12:08 AM
  10. kanrakuuuu's Avatar
    sorry but it does have a flickering issue, just search lumia 930 flickering on this site or google, thats my mian worry
    Every phone in the world has every problem possible happening to it, since there are so many phones, and since there are so many forums, they will be extensively written about. Personally, all I can say is I don't recall seeing flickering when I've been using my 930, nor any other problems you listed, and I wholeheartedly recommend the phone.
    05-03-2015 09:09 AM
  11. Putu Oka's Avatar
    i bought lumia 930 around a week ago and as far here's my issue:
    - 2nd microphone not working. if you switch to speaker mode when calling your friend, they will not hear your voice. see this thread forums[dot]windowscentral[dot]com/nokia-lumia-930/328279-problem-lumia-930-second-microphone.html
    - it's hard to get HQ photo quality in auto mode (default) for lumia camera cyan. photo/video quality depend on lightning when in the dark/low light environment it still noisy
    - battery life drain faster when you use denim
    05-03-2015 09:29 AM
  12. JRF_1986's Avatar
    I've been contemplating getting a 930, really liking my 830 but need/want a flagship. Of the issues OP mentioned, the one I hear about the most is heat issues.
    OP, have you read anything on this? That's my main worry.

    Burn in is often mentioned with AMOLED screens, but like someone else said, my Nokia N85, Note 2, Galaxy S, and other phones, never had that issue. I guess we've been lucky.

    You could maybe see if you like it and if any issues come up, return it within the return period?
    05-04-2015 09:45 AM
  13. kingenu's Avatar
    I've been contemplating getting a 930, really liking my 830 but need/want a flagship. Of the issues OP mentioned, the one I hear about the most is heat issues.
    OP, have you read anything on this? That's my main worry.

    Burn in is often mentioned with AMOLED screens, but like someone else said, my Nokia N85, Note 2, Galaxy S, and other phones, never had that issue. I guess we've been lucky.

    You could maybe see if you like it and if any issues come up, return it within the return period?
    im buying it pre owned and yeah i've seen the heat issues everywhere but seems to be better with denim but my main concern is still the flickering thing look here:;
    05-04-2015 12:56 PM
  14. JRF_1986's Avatar
    im buying it pre owned and yeah i've seen the heat issues everywhere but seems to be better with denim but my main concern is still the flickering thing look here:;
    From the video I couldn't see any flickering. I saw they reloaded the page by pressing the Enter key and it refreshed. I tried the same thing on my 830 and it did the same thing.
    Am I missing something?
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    05-04-2015 02:20 PM
  15. kingenu's Avatar
    look at the white screen the colour as wells
    05-04-2015 03:30 PM
  16. JRF_1986's Avatar
    Ok, now I see it. From the video I hadn't noticed it, I wonder how it looks in person?
    Guess I'll read up in that too.

    Thanks for sharing the vid
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    05-04-2015 11:10 PM
  17. JaniM's Avatar
    I've never noticed that kind of flickering in my 930. Only thing that can be described as flickering is that when I scroll for example a long web page fast, sometimes the text jumps quite annoyingly. But that's not a big issue at all. Overall, I'm completely happy with my Lumia. I even measured temperatures with infrared meter and hottest I got my phones hottest corner was 43,3 degrees of C. It feels a little hotter to the hand because of the aluminium frame.
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    05-05-2015 01:04 AM
  18. JRF_1986's Avatar
    Hi JaniM, does it happen often? My 830 gets warm after a bit of heavy gaming but never too hot. I read that it's common on the 930 with web browsing, videos, gaming and even taking pictures?
    05-05-2015 10:07 AM
  19. PsyOr's Avatar
    I thought the "flickering" is when the screen become black for less then one second, happens sometimes when browsing pictures ... Anyone notice this kind of flickering/blinking?
    05-05-2015 12:10 PM
  20. vladtdr's Avatar
    i have only 1 problem, the battery. The phone gets really hot in the bottom corner( im guessing where the CPU is) and it drains battery like crazy while i do simple stuff like browse the internet
    05-05-2015 01:22 PM
  21. JaniM's Avatar
    Hi JaniM, does it happen often? My 830 gets warm after a bit of heavy gaming but never too hot. I read that it's common on the 930 with web browsing, videos, gaming and even taking pictures?
    Nope, I have to really stress my phone to get it hot. Some websites do stress the phone a lot but they're generally not optimized for mobile anyway. Lots of dynamic content, flash, animations etc.
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    05-06-2015 06:54 AM
  22. Florin_Anghel's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 930 since October 2014.
    1. On Cyan it had heating issue, on Denim it does not have the burning feeling in the right bottom corner.
    2. The jumping text, large pictures, is present. But this is due to it's size, not because of it's amoled screen. The WP API for displaying pictures on 5" devices is broken. If you notice, smooth scrolling is available on apps that have thumbnails smaller than the screen, ex. my tube has perfect scrolling but the thumbnails are not from edge to edge, if you scroll on facebook or 6tag you get jumping pictures. Blame Joe Belfiore and his ****ty dev teams.
    3. That flickering from the video is not present. But you will get washed out colours sometimes, depending on the firmware you have (or flash). So you will have to go to display app and move the cursors around until you get what you like.
    4. As for all amoled screen, the white is not white, if you are more towards white backgrounds instead of black then be prepared.
    5. WP 8.1 has an issue with black backgrounds on 930, meaning it's more laggy when it needs to move pixels (strangely enough). Quite easy to reproduce this, select theme with black background, go to Skype and press to type, when the keyboard rise up you will see the white screen when it is pushed up, the animation it's not smooth, it's lagging. Now go back to themes, change to white background, launch Skype and press to type, when the keyboard rises the animation is fluent, perfectly smooth. You will see this behavior in other apps as well, for example when a facebook picture is loading, on the top the 3 white dots that are moving, will get a laggier animation when it goes past middle screen.
    6. Battery life, this is depending on what you do, but I mostly can have my phone around 10h (however I have all the crap open, everything you can think of I have it enabled).
    7. Amoled screen has ghosting, everybody knows that, just scroll text and you will see. It's easier to see the blur on white background.
    8. Interference on Edge, but who uses Edge these days? right? (oh wait, country side)
    9. Camera has a problem with the sensor, basically it starts in landscape even though you hold it vertically.
    10. on GDR2 the sound sometimes goes flat, you have to reboot it to get it back.
    11. Even though there are 10 reasons to not like this phone, it still beats the **** out of any Android flagship, why? because simply it runs smooth in any occasion.
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    05-07-2015 02:24 AM
  23. vishal mehta1's Avatar
    Hi, I just purchased Lumia 930 a week back and i see that the screen get really hot. It wasnt a problem on 830 but i have to switch off the phone to use...it...am wondering how to solve this issue now. Any help would be appreciated..
    05-09-2015 04:55 PM
  24. hasasimo's Avatar
    Avid Windows Phone user that followed all of the issues of the 930 when it first launched. Came to the conclusion that it was like any other phone, with lemons and bugs of its own. I'm sure the majority of phones were fine, and especially this far removed from launch. As xandros said, those kinks were probably all worked out.

    Just ordered a white/gold Lumia 930 for my mother. That thing is gorgeous! Who knows, may just keep it for myself. She loves her 1520 anyway
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    05-18-2015 12:38 AM
  25. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    Happy Owner of Lumia 930 since 8 Months...

    Never had those issues & I am from an old iOS(Iphone 4s) and I can garuantee that you wont be dissapointed with Lumia 930...
    05-18-2015 01:05 AM

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