The year 2014 has begun with all the Smartphones makers launching phones that cater to high range and mid-range phone users. Nokia has ensured it offers more on the menu by launching the international version of Lumia Icon – Nokia Lumia 930.


Model Nokia 930
Display 5 Inch OLED
Processor 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800
Internal Storage 32 GB, Expandable
OS Windows 8.1
Cameras 20 MP/1.2MP
Battery 2420 mAh
Price  Rs 36,100

The 5 inch 1920×1080 full HD 1080p display is bright and reported to be better than the full HD screen on the 6 inch Nokia 1520. The clearblack display technology makes Lumia 930 enable 180 degree viewing angles.

I assumed Nokia to house a Snapdragon 801 like Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2 but to my disappointment it is powered by the 800 variant. There are no performance issues with smooth usage being guaranteed. The window 8.1 has a provision for personalised backgrounds behind the tiles. It comes with Action Center – a pull-down interface like the notification menu offered by Android and iOS.

A Major Concern

Hands-on with the mobile has revealed that the display is reflective and it struggles under bright fluorescent lighting.

Carry a charger always

The battery should make it last for most of the day given that it does point towards making you want to carry a charger due to its huge RAM and 2.2 GHz processor.

Disappointing Front Camera

The 20MP camera is PureView enabled with optical image stabilization (OIS) and ZEISS optics to achieve sharp clarity while taking snaps. The front camera of 1.2MP is a disappointing when it could have offered so much more given the price range it. It can however shoot and record in HD mode. The camera also has a single finger zoom thereby there being no need for users to use both hands while trying to zoom.

 Amazing Colors

 It comes in bright orange, bright green, black and white colours.

Price and Availability

It will be available from June in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East and Latin America at $599(exclusive of taxes) /Rs 36,100.

Featured Image Courtesy: Nokia Official, Flickr

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