Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




30 posts

Geek


# 144268 13-May-2014 10:36
Send private message

So the screen on my 920 is fairly broken, and is becoming less and less usable.  Was looking at new phone options, and since I personally really like the Windows Phone UI, was going to go along the same path.

Are there any testers/reviewers out there who have had their hands on a 930 yet?  Release date is now 1 July, but looking at price vs a 1020, Im tempted to just go for a 1020 now.

Any personal views about the 1020 that I should be aware of (upgrading from a 920 anyways)

930 price and date details - http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2343524/nokia-lumia-930-gets-a-gbp525-uk-price-tag

1020 current prices - http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2029409


Create new topic
2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1042893 13-May-2014 11:09
Send private message

man didnt realise price had come down so much.

I got one to review through geekzone - still my daily phone. I have the 8.1 preview on it which is a little bit flaky. Stock 8 is solid as a rock.

Image processing takes a few seconds, otherwise all good really like it - but get a case.

You looked at the 1520?



30 posts

Geek


  # 1042903 13-May-2014 11:23
Send private message

Wow, cant believe I have not had a look at the 1520.  Looks really good.  Reasonable price too -

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2299305

Great suggestion!  Might have to go down for a wander to the shops at lunch and see if there is one around.  I think size would be the main factor.  See how big it feels in hand. 

 

 

 
 
 
 


129 posts

Master Geek


  # 1043374 14-May-2014 07:55
Send private message

I'm also looking at the 1520 since spec wise it looks almost identical to the 930. Can imagine the 930 landing here for $1099 or so. Only thing is the 1520 is only available via parallel importers - not sure about how warranty would work. Has anyone had any experiences with warranty issues and parallel importers? My dealings with one a couple years back have left me a bit weary dealing with such shops.

1403 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1043442 14-May-2014 09:36
Send private message

The 1520 is definitely a beast of a device. It pretty much is the same as a 930 but in a more compact form. So if the 1520 is too much for you, wait for the 930. Another good option is the 925 which I saw on sale at Harvey Norman for 499 which I thought is a very good price for the device. It felt premium in my hand. It didnt have the same camera prowess as the 1020 though.

 

Personally, if I could wait till the 930 is out, id do that.

5262 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Microsoft

  # 1043463 14-May-2014 09:52
Send private message

6" Phablet is the way forward for a productive phone/mini tablet in my humble opinion

Been my daily driver phone since Xmas and I would never go back to a 4-5" screen

As others have pointed out the 930 is pretty much the 1520 in a smaller device with metal casing

4040 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1043495 14-May-2014 10:28
Send private message

1520 owner here as well. Love it. First couple of days are off since the size of screen is BIG. I look at 5" or smaller phones now and find them small to look at. 1520 is also priced very competitively compared to Lumia 1520 in NZ via parallel importers.  




Do whatever you want to do man.

  



30 posts

Geek


  # 1050259 21-May-2014 09:24
Send private message

Well, the size of the 1520 is wayyyy too much for me.  Don't think I can wait the extra month and excuse spending double the price of the 1520 for a 930.  May have to move back to android.  500 bucks for an LG G2 is very tempting -

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2114508

Guts, I really enjoyed the Windows OS.

Any other decent options?

 
 
 
 


210 posts

Master Geek


  # 1050292 21-May-2014 09:55
Send private message

I was in the same situation as you but just with an iPhone that needed to be plugged in by lunchtime. I really liked the look of the 930 but didn't want to wait until July odd. In the end I found a 1520 and was really impressed by the weight in particular. It's big but doesn't feel too big to me.

If it was too big then I would likely have gone for the 1020. I know it's older hardware but it's pretty cheap now and I'm still pleasantly surprised by how good my wife's 920 feels running 8.1.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.