The Lumia 930 is now leading Nokia’s fleet of smartphones, and it’s quite rightfully beginning to attract some attention. Will the inclusion of a new operating system, wireless charging capabilities and a striking new design be enough to take on the competition?
If you want to know more at any point during the review, just click the Phones 4u logo to be taken to our website. The big and bright display is just right at 5-inches, and doesn’t feel as bulky as it looks. Unfortunately the cheap polycarbonate rear cover takes a little bit away from the premium look of the surrounding metal rim, but it’s a small price to pay for what is evidently one of the best looking Windows Phones we’ve seen to date. The new operating system, Windows 8.1, makes a big difference to usability, and really brings it up to speed with competitors. There are now three columns of resizable tiles, and the option to navigate from a pull-down action centre, just like with Android and iOS. It’s also worth mentioning it looks a lot more appealing too, with further customisation available than ever before. The 20 megapixel PureView camera is good, but nothing groundbreaking – it’s pretty much exactly what we saw on the Lumia 1520, and it’s got nothing on the powerhouse standards set by the Lumia 1020. Saying that, there are a handful of helpful editing tools like tilt-shift, and it does give the more seasoned photographer a lot of manual options for capturing that perfect shot. MixRadio puts mobile music on its head. For a low monthly fee, you can access million of songs both on and offline, and premixed playlists – a damn sight cheaper than Spotify and Deezer. However, the main difference between MixRadio and Spotify is that you can’t just pick individual songs, but rather you create personal ‘radio stations’, which consist of a cocktail of tracks from three artists. The Lumia 930 could spell danger for the likes of Android as the new operating system update and build quality has really brought it up to speed. It’s taken Nokia and Microsoft a little while, but it looks like the companies are finally beginning to understand what the people want. On the downside, there’s still limited app availability, but that’s something that will only come with time. Don’t forget to hit the thumbs up button and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all our latest videos first. You can also read our full review by clicking the link in the description below.