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  # 1088107 13-Jul-2014 16:21
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I've been told to buy the Nokia Lumia 930 but I've got my heart set on the Nokia Lumia 1520.
Unless someone on this forum can talk me out of it my next phone will be the NL 1520

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  # 1099819 1-Aug-2014 09:02
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The Nokia Lumia 930 is now available through Vodafone New Zealand:


Today, Microsoft Devices announced its new flagship device, the highly anticipated Lumia 930 will arrive in New Zealand this month, available exclusively through Vodafone New Zealand.

The Lumia 930 comes straight out of the box with the latest and greatest operating system, Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 brings a great number of new experiences, as well as improvements to the features that matter most like one-swipe notifications with Action Center, the super quick and intuitive Word Flow keyboard, customisable background images, and one of the best smartphone calendars on the market. With OneDrive seamlessly integrated photos, videos and documents can be kept in sync across Windows Phone, PC, tablet and Xbox devices.

The device brings a rich suite of Windows Phone services and differentiating applications into a beautifully crafted design with metallic details into the premium Lumia range.

Steve Lewis, General Manager of Microsoft Mobile Devices in Australia and New Zealand said: “In today’s world, people are looking for devices that are both pretty and powerful. They want the design, as well as the features to help them get the most out of every moment at work, home and play.”

“With the Lumia 930 we have created a smartphone that blends stunning design with features that allows people to take control of their busy lives and take back a bit of ‘me’ time, whether that’s being hyper productive on the go, capturing, sharing and storing amazing images and video at a sports game, or Skyping friends and family from home.”

Vodafone Consumer Director, Matt Williams, says the Lumia 930 is an exciting addition to Vodafone’s extensive line up of cutting-edge devices: "Fans of Microsoft can experience the best of what the Lumia 930 has to offer on Vodafone – including crystal clear HD Voice calling and superfast 4G speeds. With 4G available at 52 locations around New Zealand, thousands of Kiwis have come to enjoy – and rely on – the speed of 4G for personal and business use.

"Running on the latest Windows 8.1 operating system, the Lumia 930 offers a seamless experience across your phone, tablet, Windows PC and Xbox devices – making it easier to access your favourite shared files in more places – as well as Live Tiles so you can quickly and easily stay connected to the things that matter most.”

The new addition to the premium Lumia line-up truly brings the best of Windows and Lumia:

 

  • Stunning screen - the crystal clear 5-inch Full HD OLED display lets you watch your favourite shows, movies or video clips in any condition, and thanks to a 2420 mAh battery and built-in wireless charging, there is no need to worry about running out of battery.
  • More from every moment – integration of the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Nokia Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+, all of which work seamlessly to make the Lumia 930 a great tool for work and play.
  • Your apps, your way - The apps you want, all certified by Microsoft in the only app store that learns what you like and makes suggestions based upon what’s most important and personal to you.
  • Best for business - With the world’s most popular productivity tools, like Office and Outlook built-in, coupled with a host of new enterprise features like; VPN, SMIME and MDM support, Windows Phone is built for both personal productivity and enterprise deployment.
  • Class leading imaging - an advanced 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization and high quality ZEISS optics makes capturing and reliving amazing images and videos fast and easy.
  • More from your memories - with the enhanced Nokia Camera with Living Images, it’s easy to add movement and emotion to static pictures, while imaging apps such as Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Refocus bring even more levels of creativity to any photo.
  • Incredible directional audio, HD video - with four high-performance microphones and Rich Recording, the Lumia 930 captures HD video like never before, with support for surround sound capture and playback.
  • Processing even faster and richer - A 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor to enhance activities like Xbox gaming, image capturing and video processing
  • Low power motion sensing - The new SensorCore helps people track their activity all day without using up the large 2420 mAh battery – perfect for exercise and exploration using apps like Bing Health and Fitness.

The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available exclusively through Vodafone for an RRP of NZ$999 and comes in black.


Some specs:

 

  • Display: 5” Full HD OLED, 1920x1080; 441ppi; 16:9; Sculpted Gorilla Glass 3; 3 column home screen, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
  • Battery: 2420 mAh battery, integrated wireless charging
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Main camera: PureView 20 MP with Optical Image Stabilization includes Nokia Camera. Dual LED flash, ZEISS optics




 
 
 
 


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  # 1099839 1-Aug-2014 09:14
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Hmm.. I saw the GSM Arena review for this phone - was expecting good things but then i saw the battery life isnt quite up to scratch. What is the real life battery for those who are using this phone? 

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  # 1099841 1-Aug-2014 09:18
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I charge my Lumia 930 every day, just like I have to on my iPhone and Android Nexus 5

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  # 1099845 1-Aug-2014 09:21
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What smartphone don't you have to charge each day anyway? Wireless charging makes it so much easier as well!

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  # 1099914 1-Aug-2014 11:11

Krishant007: Hmm.. I saw the GSM Arena review for this phone - was expecting good things but then i saw the battery life isnt quite up to scratch. What is the real life battery for those who are using this phone? 


I got some pretty great battery life results with my review unit, and that was with location et cetera enabled for Cortana. Would expect a full day + a chunk of the next workday with standard use. It barely sips power in standby.

I'd expect it to be on par with other Snapdragon 800 devices, e.g. the Xperia Z1, LG G2, & Note 3, allowing for the differences in display size/type, OS, & battery capacity. It should be most comparable to the Cat4 Galaxy S4 (i9506) with S800, as the 930 has the same display panel as the S4 & similar battery capacity (2420mAh in the 930 vs. 2600mAh in the i9506).




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  # 1101120 3-Aug-2014 14:30
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Nathan and Nikt: How do you find the device after a few days use? I read the device can get hot in the bottom corner.

Where did you get your units?

I'm looking at getting this for my wife. 1520 is too big for her. I've got a 1020 and before that a 920.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1102354 5-Aug-2014 09:21

bluestreak: Nathan and Nikt: How do you find the device after a few days use? I read the device can get hot in the bottom corner.

Where did you get your units?

I'm looking at getting this for my wife. 1520 is too big for her. I've got a 1020 and before that a 920.


I didn't have any issues with the device heating up, certainly no more so than other Snapdragon 800 devices like my Note 3. I'd imagine churning through a lot of full-res photos/1080p video/intensive gaming might achieve that, but it wasn't something I noticed during my time with the 930.

Mine was a review unit from work, went back quite some time ago unfortunately. 8.1 is really rather good - I'm back to the trusty 520 to get my Windows Phone fix in the meantime. :)




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  # 1102389 5-Aug-2014 09:52
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NikT:
bluestreak: Nathan and Nikt: How do you find the device after a few days use? I read the device can get hot in the bottom corner.

Where did you get your units?

I'm looking at getting this for my wife. 1520 is too big for her. I've got a 1020 and before that a 920.


I didn't have any issues with the device heating up, certainly no more so than other Snapdragon 800 devices like my Note 3. I'd imagine churning through a lot of full-res photos/1080p video/intensive gaming might achieve that, but it wasn't something I noticed during my time with the 930.

Mine was a review unit from work, went back quite some time ago unfortunately. 8.1 is really rather good - I'm back to the trusty 520 to get my Windows Phone fix in the meantime. :)

Thanks for that. I read the heat issue on another forum and apparently it got hot with light usage or doing nothing. Was just a few people - amongst the first to get the device - so perhaps just them or a manufacturing defect in their device. Nothing confirmed/widespread. 

We have 8.1 on our current phones and love it. 8.1 Update 1 looks cool - looking forward to the folders with live tiles. 

My wife went into the Vodafone store yesterday to try it out. She likes the form factor, no heat issues, etc. We'll be getting it. Just a question of when. 

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  # 1102424 5-Aug-2014 10:42

bluestreak:
Thanks for that. I read the heat issue on another forum and apparently it got hot with light usage or doing nothing. Was just a few people - amongst the first to get the device - so perhaps just them or a manufacturing defect in their device. Nothing confirmed/widespread. 

We have 8.1 on our current phones and love it. 8.1 Update 1 looks cool - looking forward to the folders with live tiles. 

My wife went into the Vodafone store yesterday to try it out. She likes the form factor, no heat issues, etc. We'll be getting it. Just a question of when. 


Interesting - mine was a test unit rather than production, so I'd expect to have noticed something along those lines (Prototypes & test units can be a bit touchy like that). Perhaps it was a production run or early software issue.

Really is a gorgeous design, I love the metal band + soft-touch back. Best of both world there. Still fancy a 1520 myself, but then I am a sucker for larger screens. Hope your wife enjoys it!




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  # 1102442 5-Aug-2014 11:08
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NikT: Interesting - mine was a test unit rather than production, so I'd expect to have noticed something along those lines (Prototypes & test units can be a bit touchy like that). Perhaps it was a production run or early software issue.

Really is a gorgeous design, I love the metal band + soft-touch back. Best of both world there. Still fancy a 1520 myself, but then I am a sucker for larger screens. Hope your wife enjoys it!

I think that was the case. Or just bad luck (one off issue). Some of the people reporting it replaced it and was fine. Apparently the CPU is near the bottom-right instead of up at the top. As such, it can get slightly warmer in that corner. The metal also likely acts as a heat sink. But most people say it's fine - no different to other phones. 

I'm looking forward to trying it at my local Vodafone store. 

It's too bad Vodafone and Telecom don't stock the 1520, though you can easily get it elsewhere. I seriously debated the 1520. Big screen + bigger battery is very appealing but in the end I felt I had to go with the 1020. Such a fantastic camera (I'm a photo nut), fits better in my pocket and the camera grip accessory is really useful (i.e. can attach it to my tripod, extends my battery, etc).

Must be fun trying out all these devices! 

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  # 1102486 5-Aug-2014 11:36

bluestreak:

I think that was the case. Or just bad luck (one off issue). Some of the people reporting it replaced it and was fine. Apparently the CPU is near the bottom-right instead of up at the top. As such, it can get slightly warmer in that corner. The metal also likely acts as a heat sink. But most people say it's fine - no different to other phones. 

I'm looking forward to trying it at my local Vodafone store. 

It's too bad Vodafone and Telecom don't stock the 1520, though you can easily get it elsewhere. I seriously debated the 1520. Big screen + bigger battery is very appealing but in the end I felt I had to go with the 1020. Such a fantastic camera (I'm a photo nut), fits better in my pocket and the camera grip accessory is really useful (i.e. can attach it to my tripod, extends my battery, etc).

Must be fun trying out all these devices! 


Doubt you'll be disappointed with the 20MP shooter on the 930, it's a great compromise between MP and usability - and thanks to the Snapdragon 800 chipset, it's much more practical for snapping shots quickly than the 1020. The Living Images feature is killer, too - if you've not seen it in action, it records a few seconds of footage before a photo is taken, then animates that when viewing photos in the gallery. Works particularly well for group scenes, as you can see people pose before they're frozen for the final shot. Delightful wee thing.

Posted a couple of photos I took with the 930 in my review, the one of the raindrops on the window came out spectacularly as you can see the reflection of the building in each of the drops (Let me know if you'd like to check it out in full size, unfortunately I didn't save the raw images).

The 1520's an interesting beast. From some conversations I've had with folks at work, I understand the market for powerful, larger screened devices translates to sales of the Galaxy Note line and little else, as it's hard to convince most folks that a larger device is worth more. Suspect that'll change soon enough, or I hope so, anyway, being a sucker for phablets. Still thinking of picking one up secondhand to have a play with, although a successor with a stylus + OneNote integration ala Surface would really push me in the Windows Phone direction.

And yep, still thoroughly amused that I've managed to wrangle my love of tinkering with smartphones into (part of, anyway) a career! :)




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  # 1108730 14-Aug-2014 23:32
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Does the Nokia Lumia 930 support Cell Info Display, like all the previous Nokias have? Sorry if this is a silly question but I can't find anything definitive online.

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  # 1108750 14-Aug-2014 23:56
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quickymart: Does the Nokia Lumia 930 support Cell Info Display, like all the previous Nokias have? Sorry if this is a silly question but I can't find anything definitive online.


I don't think so no, but will double check

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No it doesn't support Cell Info Display sorry

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