One of the better phones released in 2014 was the Nokia Lumia 930 as it came as a good price with all the bell and whistles you would expect from the Nokia range of mobile phones. If you are looking for a good mobile phone even in 2015 this is still a very good purchase from Nokia which you will not regret.
The Nokia Lumia 930 was released in July 2014 to really great reviews. With the standard Lumia look and lightweight weighing only 167 g (5.89 oz) while using a nano-Sim. The Lumia 930 also came with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors as well as having good pixel density at 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density). The multitouch screen is nice and clear and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to keep all the scratches at bay.
Like much of the other mobile phones in the range it is operated on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, planned upgrade to Windows 10 and powered by a very good processor being the Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 and Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor. The GPU is an Adreno 330. The phone for some odd reason has no cardslot but comes with 32 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. I guess they figured that would be enough however it does make the phone data less transportable.
The camera on the Lumia 930 is well worth the price as it is a 20 MP camera with 4992 х 3744 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics as well as optical image stabilization. Like all high-end mobile phones it also comes with autofocus and a dual-LED flash which gives excellent shadow free pictures. Other features on the phone are also the PureView technology as well as dual capture, geo-tagging, face detection and panorama. The video quality is excellent with 2160p@30fps (after WP8 Denim update) which is very high and also comes with image stabilisation. There is also stereo sound recording available on the phone. The secondary camera is a bit of a wet bag being a 1.2 MP camera at 720 pixels. Maybe Nokia was offsetting the cost of the main camera as even the cheaper Lumia 730 has a 5 Megapixel rear camera.
The remainder of the phone is what today is standard for high end phones. This includes however not limited to Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA as well as hotspot. It also sports A-GPS as well as GLONASS and comes with Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE/ apt-X after WP8 Denim update. It also comes with an FM radio and the usual Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensor core.
|2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
The added advantage to the phone is the wireless charging (Qi-enabled) which is market dependent as well as active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone which comes in very handy if you work in a very noisy environment.
Even with these specs the Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery (BV-5QW) gives you 432 hours of standby time and just over 1 hours of talk time. The phone is very popular in India and note that in order to use 4G on the phone you first need to update the phone. One of the attractions of this phone in India has been the ability to use the phone while wearing gloves. Considering the options you should also look at the Lumia 830 as an option.
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