Nokia has raised the stakes again in the flagship 5 inch Smartphone space by unveiling the Nokia Lumia 930, a beautiful 5″ device that runs Windows Phone 8.1, sports a Full HD display and a 20MP PureView camera housed in slick metallic chassis that feels really good in the hand. Mobile Geeks get hands on with a real contender in the 5 inch mobile phone space, the Nokia Lumia 930.
Nokia Lumia 930 Specifications
• 5″ Full HD AMOLED Display
• 1920 x 1080 (Gorilla Glass 3)
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (Quad-core, 2.2GHz)
• 2GB RAM
• 32GB Internal Storage
• 20MP Rear Facing Camera
• Dual LED Flash w/Carl Zeiss Lens
• 1.2MP Front Facing Camera
• GSM, HSPA+, LTE
• 137mm x 71mm x 9.8 mm
• 167 grams
• 2420mAh Battery
• Qi Wireless Charging
• Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
The Nokia 930 will face direct competition with several Android Smartphones when it come to market in June later this year in the 5 inch segment, notably the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2 and the HTC One M8. Of course the main characteristic of the device to many users is the fact that it will run Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, but with a generally improving mobile experience on Windows, and Nokia’s undoubtedly growing reputation for making the best Windows devices on the market, many users may be tempted when they get hold of the Lumia 930. One notable improvement from many smaller Windows Phones, is the three tile columns width available on the Lumia 930’s 1080p display. As we’ve pointed out in the past, it makes a much more fluid overall experience on the Metro interface.
The addition of Qi wireless charging support might not make up for the lack of a heart-rate monitor and other more advanced sensors that we are seeing in the high-end handset space, but as in the past, Nokia is pushing a advanced and highly acclaimed camera array and fantastic build quality with a metallic chassis design that feels robust without being too heavy. We look forward to its arrival in June later this year for pre-tax price point of $599.