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Today we will get acquainted with the smartphone Nokia Lumia 930. the new flagship on the Windows Phone platform, out of the box running on the latest version of this operating system. What kind of smartphone did the legendary Finnish company create, is it worth it to replace its flagship with Android, or is it another device for fans of the Microsoft mobile platform? We will answer these and other questions in this review.
The Lumia 930 comes in a compact box, designed similarly to the latest Nokia smartphones, for example, the Lumia 630. However, the delivery package this time is a bit “richer”: a USB cable was added to the AC-60E charger with an output current of 1.5 A and documentation. No headset included.
The lack of complete headphones is not the biggest loss, but the packaging could be more appropriate for the price of a smartphone. The first time (until 08/12/2014), while the smartphone is presented exclusively in the ALLO network, Nokia DT-601 wireless Qi-charging will be given as a gift to it.
Design and ergonomics
The original appearance and high-quality materials are a characteristic feature of the latest generations of Finnish smartphones, and the hero of the review confirms this once again. Nokia Lumia 930 received a non-separable rectangular case made of glass, metal and plastic.
The front panel of the smartphone is covered with a protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 curved. The part of the glass covering the matrix is flat, and the bend “falls” onto the frames, due to which a spectacular appearance is achieved. Above the screen, you can see a thin slit of the earpiece, a front camera and a gray manufacturer’s logo, under the screen are three backlit touch sensitive system control keys and a microphone hole.
The completely flat sides of the smartphone are made of aluminum. The interface connector is located in the middle of the bottom, service information is engraved to the left and to the right of it. The physical control keys are concentrated on the right one, from the bottom up there are: a two-position camera key, a power button and a paired volume control key, the left sidewall is empty. The central part of the upper edge is occupied by the headphone jack, near it there is a tray for nano-SIM-cards. Having taken out a new smartphone from the box, the tray can be removed and pulled by a special tape, the next time. just prying off with a fingernail or other suitable object, a clip is no longer required. Most likely, the metal frames serve as antennas, so the interface and 3.5 mm connectors are highlighted with plastic inserts that separate aluminum.
The back of the smartphone is made of plastic, it is slightly convex. On it you can see the Nokia logo, a small slot in the multimedia speaker, a dual LED flash and a camera lens with the PureView and Zeiss logos. From the top and bottom of the lid you can see the small holes of the microphones, designed to provide high-quality stereo sound recording. The manufacturer claims four microphones, the fourth, most likely, is hiding in the slit of the conversational speaker.
The design of the side keys resembles that of the LG Nexus 5. their surface is shiny, the shape is similar, they are similar in tactile sensations, that is, they feel perfectly blind and comfortable in everyday use.
The assembly of the smartphone is excellent. the design is rigid and resistant to torsion, the fit of the parts is at a normal level, it doesn’t play anything and does not creak, the screen does not break even with a strong press. For all its rectangularity, the Lumia 930 fits comfortably in the hand, the corners do not cut into the palm of your hand, the weight is pleasantly felt, although these are more likely subjective parameters that are best checked personally.
Note that in addition to having visited the device in black, the smartphone is available in green, orange and calm white colors. In addition to the color of the cover, they differ in the natural color of the aluminum sidewalls.
Nokia Lumia 930 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 (Nokia Cyan update). The new version of OC brought separate volume levels for the ringtone and applications, a notification curtain with switches, a keyboard with gesture input and other innovations that can be read about in official sources.
The importance of most of the “innovations” is hard to overestimate, because they at least slightly increase the usability of the smartphone. At the same time, the overall impression of the system has not changed significantly, it still has a huge scope for improvement. What is the interface of the incoming call, when you first need to slide the curtain up, and only then choose whether to answer or reset the call, a giant list of settings, the location of the items in which is devoid of any logic.
These roughnesses are greatly aggravated by a minimum set of high-quality programs from third-party developers. this is exactly the worst feature of the platform, which is why it can only satisfy users with modest requests.
In terms of the hardware platform, the Lumia 930 is completely similar to last year’s flagship Nokia Lumia 1520. This means that it boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with four Krait 400 cores operating at 2.2 GHz and a powerful Adreno 330 graphics subsystem. Among other features. 32 GB of internal memory without expandability, 2 GB of RAM, support for NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.
There were no complaints about the operation of the GPS module; Wi-Fi is relatively slow. The smartphone is subject to heat, it is insignificant in games and during everyday work, but the device quickly becomes hot with the active use of the camera, and wireless charging increases the temperature to an unpleasant level.
Playings in popular codecs is an old Windows Phone issue that remains unresolved today. At the same time, you do not have to rely on third-party players, for example, neither MoliPlayer Pro nor MKV Player Pro tritely “saw” the test clips in the smartphone’s memory. As a music player, Nokia Lumia 930 performs well. It provides good quality playback and average maximum volume; a smartphone doesn’t “swing” every headphone.