Nokia launched its trio of Windows smartphones in India this week – Lumia 730, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930. All of these smartphones come with Windows Phone 8.1 operating system out of the box. You can read our hands on review of Lumia 730 & Lumia 830. In this article we’re going to talk about the current flagship, the Lumia 930. The latest flagship device from Finnish manufacturer comes with top of the line specifications and a very powerful camera for high quality photography thanks to PureView technology & ZEISS optics. Read on to find out the detailed specifications, pricing and availability details. Also, check out our hands on video review and first look at the handset.
- 5.0″ AMOLED ClearBlack Display 1920x1080p Resolution – 440 ppi with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Lumia Color Profile
- 2.2 GHz Quad-Core processor based on Snapdragon 800 chipset
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB Internal Memory
- 20.0 MP PureView with ZEISS optics technology, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual LED Flash, 1080p Recording
- 1.2 MP Front Camera with 720p Video Recording
- NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Blueooth 4.0 Low Energy
- 4 Microphones for surround sound capture, FM Radio
- 2420 mAh battery unit
- HERE Drive+, Here Maps, Here Transit, Mix Radio
- SensorCore – Low power fitness tracker
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Launched as Nokia Lumia Icon in United States, the Lumia 930 is the identical twin with a slight variation in LTE band support. Although the specification sheet may look like it is not upto the current flagship devices from other manufacturers sporting the latest Snapdragon 801/805 chips, the Nokia devices have not really been in this race owing to the resource friendly nature of Windows Phone OS. The biggest spotlight would be the impressive 20 MP PureView camera unit which set an industry benchmark when employed in Nokia Lumia 1020, but now it’s even better because it comes without any annoying camera hump.
Hands On Video
Here is our hands on video review of the Nokia Lumia 930 from the launch event. Camera, Build Quality and other features are discussed.
All three devices will come with an additional 1 Terabyte of cloud storage on OneDrive, free for the first 6 months and chargeable thereafter at a price of Rs. 125/- per month.
Lumia Denim comes with Live Folders, Improvements in IE, Consumer VPN, SMS Merge and Forwarding.
Nokia also announced a couple of accessories for the Lumia 930 like Nokia Bluetooth Mini Speaker MD-12 for music lovers and NFC Treasure Tags to keep track of your valuable possessions.
The Microsoft Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 lets people beam any content from their smartphone to an HDMI-enabled screen. It is powered by NFC and will be available in India in last week of October for Rs. 5,999.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available for purchase from October 15 at a price of Rs. 38,649 in Bright Orange, White and Black color options.
With a very capable camera and equally commendable build quality, the Nokia Lumia 930 leaves us impressed. The ClearBlack display is gorgeous to look at and the performance is the best we’ve seen among Lumia devices. Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim update is finally catching up with the features and functionality offered by Android and iOS. Cortana voice assistant is a promising addition to the likes of Google Now and Siri. Overall, the Nokia Lumia 930 plays its cards right and offers a spectacular experience of a smartphone with rich media consumption capabilities.