Oh Nokia. How sad it is to think we may never enjoy your signature hardware designs (without others’ influence) again. Just when our dreams of Android OS marrying Nokia’s legendary designs were coming true, Microsoft snuffs it out completely.
We have here the Lumia 930 with us. Significant because it may well be the final flagship-class smartphone that is designed by Nokia. And we know it has to be designed by Nokia because it’s practically a replicate of the Nokia Lumia Icon, announced way back in February. Before Microsoft-Nokia happened.
Read on to see our detailed breakdown.
display: 5″ AMOLED, 1080p
SoC: Snapdragon 800, quadcore 2.2 GHz
Camera: 20MPX, PureView
Battery capacity: 2420 mAh
++++ nice range of colours, fully adjustable should you find things too saturated. Suits Windows Phone’s colourful palette perfectly.
+++ great contrast ratio considering it’s AMOLED
—— some AMOLED panels have that ghosting problem – the Lumia 930 is one of them. Actually, the latest offerings from Samsung already does away with the issue. My first experience with it was with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it wasn’t pleasant. But we’ve come a long way since then, but apparently Nokia hasn’t.
To be fair, the issue is not present on my Lumia 1520. Quite why it is on the 930 is beyond me. While it does not detract much when viewing moving images such as animation, film etc, it’s very noticeable with rows of text.