Specs summary


The Nokia Lumia 930's screen is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system (OS).

20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2420 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 690 minutes (2G), 930 minutes (3G), 540 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

On paper, Nokia Lumia 930 may not look appealing enough for customers hunting for specs, but in reality the smartphone delivers one of the best hardware performances.

- Cosmin Vasile , Softpedia 

It's the first to properly challenge the flagship might of Android and iOS with its impressive design, new Windows Phone 8.1 software and all round decent specs.

- Gareth Beavis , TechRadar 

Reviews summary

Based on 26 reviews

What's good  

  • Wireless charging
  • Speedy performance with no lag
  • Deep blacks and vibrant colors for display

What's bad  

  • Poor battery life
  • Lack of games and apps
  • Sluggish camera performance

After Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia, the Finnish phone company has pushed Microsoft forward in the smartphone department due in part to their solid phone designs. The Nokia Lumia 930 is no exception. Like the rest of the Lumia line, the 930's most striking feature is the bold orange and green color for the plastic back cover. Reviewers describe the colors as "vivid" with Mashable going even further by stating, "…the 930 [is] a pretty solid choice of handset for a hunting trip, so nobody accidentally mistakes you for a deer…" For those that want a more conservative look, it also comes in black and white.

While the bright colors might make the Lumia 930 look childish, experts praise the overall build quality noting that it feels solid and built to last. When compared to its predecessor, the Lumia 925, critics found the 930 to be chunkier, squarer and less comfortable to hold due in part to its large dimensions (5.4 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches) and hefty weight of 167 grams.

Following in the big phone trend, Nokia has opted for a 5-inch full HD display. With a pixel density of 441ppi, critics were pleased with the overall crispness of text and images though it lags behind LG G3's 534ppi. Besides the image clarity, reviewers also praise the phone's ability to offer deep, inky blacks, excellent contrast and rich, albeit slightly oversaturated colors.

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Nokia didn't pull any punches in terms of internal hardware either. The Lumia 930 comes packed with a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. CNET describes its performance as "extremely spritely" and adds that "Apps open with little delay…Gaming too is well within its capabilities." Reviewers mention that mobile gamers may be disappointed with the app selection as many games available on Android and iOS still have not made it over to the Windows ecosystem.

Powering the phone is a 2,420mAh battery. Nokia claims that the battery lasts around 15 hours of talk time over 3G, but unfortunately actual hands-on testing do not back these numbers. Most reviewers discovered that it could last around 7 hours of standard use which, while not horrible, is a bit of a downgrade when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The battery is also non-removable though it does support QI wireless charging.

While the 930 doesn't have the monster 41MP camera of the Lumia 1020, it does manage to pack in a decent 20MP rear camera. Although reviewers found picture quality to be quite, the sluggish camera performance ultimately ruined the picture-taking experience. Trusted Reviews states, "In controlled close-up environments, it maintains great detail. But the moment there's motion in the scene it really struggles." As well, due to the lack of HDR mode, experts point out that the light and dark balance is often poor leading to washed out colors. Despite some issues, most were impressed with the camera's color reproduction and excellent low-light performance.

Most reviewers describe the Lumia 930 as one of the best Windows phone due to its solid internal hardware, unique appearance and good build quality. Still, they have a difficult time recommending it. Pocket Lint states, "The Lumia 390 is big, bold and has touches of brilliance…[but] there's still work to be done to truly set it apart from the competition." The Guardian adds, "The Lumia 930 is a solid phone, but not a remarkable one…there are better smartphones around for the same amount of money."

Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


Great device with a good screen, powerful processor and a great camera

from WMPoweruser
To sum it all, the Lumia 930 in 2015 is still a great device with a good screen, powerful processor and a great camera. If you're looking for a powerful flagship you should probably hold on for a few months, but if you're satisfied with "very good" and have a budget to keep to, the Lumia 930 is a great deal... Full review

Another very good top-end Windows Phone from Nokia

from TrustedReviews

If you're a Windows Phone devotee, the Nokia Lumia 930 is easy to recommend. It's not a perfect phone, but it's definitely the best Windows Phone currently on sale. It's very fast and runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8, which adds some nice extra features.

For everyone else, while it's an very accomplished phone, we're not totally convinced this is the phone that will convert people to Windows Phone. That's mainly down to the chunky design and underwhelming battery life, though the lack of HDR for the camera is another irritating aberration for a top-end phone.

The b... Full review


The perfect choice for those who want to switch to a high-end Windows Phone handset

from Softpedia

On paper, Nokia Lumia 930 may not look appealing enough for customers hunting for specs, but in reality the smartphone delivers one of the best hardware performances.

We do think the smartphone has been a little bit rushed and Microsoft did seem to make some compromises with the Lumia 930, but after testing it for about a month we can definitely say this can be tagged as a flagship smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 930 is the perfect choice for those who want to switch to a high-end Windows Phone handset, but don’t want a large device such as the Lumia 1520.

However, due... Full review


Solid hardware, from a fast processor and great camera

from TechSpot

The Lumia 930 is not only Nokia’s best smartphone to date, but it’s also the best Windows Phone. Since the last standard-sized flagship, the Lumia 925, the company has managed to improve numerous aspects of the hardware to make it a true competitor to other smartphones on the market today.

The Snapdragon 800 might not be the latest SoC from Qualcomm, but its performance still falls at the top end of the spectrum. The Lumia 930 is undoubtedly a speedy device, assisted greatly by Windows Phone’s supreme hardware optimization that consistently delivers a smooth exp... Full review


Like the Icon, but better

from Engadget
The Lumia 930 is arguably the best Windows Phone on the market, with a brilliant camera and top-end specs. It's also an improvement over the US version, the Lumia Icon, thanks to broader LTE band support and a free wireless charger in the box.  .. Full review
Digital Versus

The new star of the Windows Phones

from Digital Versus
A great follow-up to the Lumia 925, The Lumia 930 is currently the best Windows Phone on the market, with balanced performance, careful manufacturing, a gorgeous 5" display, exemplary fluidity and an effective user interface. But it really deserves a better battery to let it compete with high-end Androids like the GS5. If you're looking for a Windows Phone with longer better life, check out the Lumia 1520—it also has expandable storage space... Full review

Nice solid construction and feels really quick

from Coolsmartphone

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a great device, decent specs, decent camera, great new software and some wonderful new colour schemes. What is there to not like about it?

Well apart from a few niggles about heating up whilst gaming, not having a Micro SD slot, having to order a Nano SIM to fit it and not really being able to tell if your phone has a notification. But most of these issues are just me nit picking and issues such as the notifications can be dealt with using one button push or a volume adjustment.

So should you get this over and other flagship at the moment? I can&... Full review

What Mobile

You would have a hard time distinguishing it from any leading Android handset

from What Mobile

The plus side for those looking for something different is that Windows Phone has come along enough now that its mere presence on a handset isn’t enough to relegate it completely. The Lumia 930 is the flagship that the range has been crying out for for far too long now, and if you don’t mind having a relatively restricted ecosystem then you should have very few issues with it.

It’s great that the Nokia has developed a very distinct visual style for its devices, some of its more unique technical features are a terrific touch, and the camera is once again the Lumi... Full review

Geek Squad

You won't be disappointed

from Geek Squad

I mentioned at the start this is probably the best Windows Phone ever. Well, I should say that it definitely is the best one ever. The 930 takes all the more advanced, quick and snappy hardware from the Lumia 1520, compacts it down to a much more hand-friendly 5" screensize and upgrades the software with some great improvements.

The biggest complaint people always level at Windows Phone is the lack of apps, but most companies and big names are all available on Windows Phone now, with only a few still holding out. The system itself is now pretty much perfect, and the hardware on show... Full review


Iconic once again

from GSMArena
The Nokia Lumia 930 is undoubtedly one of Nokia's top offerings, which is particularly significant considering the message it sends. The Nokia spirit still lives after the Microsoft acquisition. The Lumia 930 isn't in the best position, being the first flagship following the transition, but what's more significant is that even at its best, a Lumia flagship stops just short of matching its Android peers. The WP8.1 update is certainly a step in the right direction, but one question still looms: what if Nokia had gone with Android?.. Full review

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Full Specs

Release date July 10, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, India, Ukraine
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2420 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 540 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 540 minutes
3G Surfing Time 439 minutes
4G Surfing Time 439 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
690 minutes (2G)
930 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Bright Green, Bright Orange, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 7.1 x 1.0 cm
(5.4 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 167 grams
(5.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, ClearBlack
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Unknown
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail, Nokia Mail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 20+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 2x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, ISO, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, White balance, Scene modes
Video Recording Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC, AAC, AMR, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Adidas miCoach, WhatsApp, Skype IM, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Hangouts, MySpace, Twitter, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vine)
Included Software / Apps No
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