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Nokia Lumia 930 unboxing and hands on!

Want a closer look at the Lumia 930? Watch our 14-minute video detailing what's new

The Nokia Lumia 930 is finally hitting the streets worldwide, and we managed to pick one up as well. Microsoft sent over a well put together beach basket with flip flops, a photo book, sunglasses, and the Lumia 930 with accessories, including the new CP-637 flip cover.

Let us unbox the Lumia 930 and show you everything you need to know about the latest flagship Windows Phone, including some Lumia Cyan information!

The Nokia Lumia 930 is the Lumia Icon released earlier this year on Verizon. The differences comedown to more color choices, including bright green or orange, and international support for more carriers. The downside for those in the US is price and the inability to run on our LTE networks due to differing 4G bands.

Nokia Lumia 930 20 MP PureView camera

Lumia 930 specifications

  • Windows Phone 8.1 build 12397 (same as Preview for Developers)
  • Lumia Cyan firmware
  • 2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 5-inch AMOLED 1080P display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (no micro SD)
  • 20 MP PureView rear camera with ZEISS optics and dual LED flash
  • Qi Wireless charging
  • 2420 mAh battery
  • 137 mm x 71 mm x 9.8 mm; 167 g
  • nano SIM
  • Colors: bright green, bright orange, white or black (all matte)

Nokia Lumia 930 back

The Lumia 930 is certainly a well designed device with an aluminum frame and polycarbonate back, a design extension of the Lumia 925. It features some of the latest hardware and Microsoft's latest version of the Windows Phone OS (12397). Additionally, it features the Lumia Cyan firmware, which enables some advanced features included Miracast, Living Images, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SensorCore and more.

Nokia Lumia 930 accessories

The Lumia 930 is now available worldwide or is launching soon on various carriers. We are following up with a full review, but for now you can read our full Lumia Icon review to get a sense of what to expect.

Nokia Lumia 930 micro USB and bottom

Stay tuned for more coverage, including breaking down those Lumia Cyan additions. Grab yourself a coffee and watch our 14-minute unboxing and OS tour of what's new on the Lumia 930!

Need more information? Here you go

Nokia Lumia 930 headphone jack

Nokia Lumia 930 display

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nakialj says:

Nice review Daniel.

MikeSo says:

EDIT: D'oh!

Basically it's just a Nokia Icon that happens to be available in a sexy green color.

Valkyria says:

With sensor core:D

MikeSo says:

The Icon has Sensor Core as well, I think... just not enabled until Cyan. Or am I wrong?

You are correct. It's firmware dependent in addition to needing Snapdragon 800 (same for the 1520)

poddie says:

Isn't the Icon LCD instead of the 930's OLED?  As the video points out, this gives hope for Glance on the 930, especially since double-tap to wake is there...

irsyadhhs says:

Glance and double tap are using different way. Just like 520 and 625. Both featuring double tap but no for glance. It's clearly because of the missing of clearblack AND display memory.

blackhawk556 says:

That line green theme looks awesome! It reminds me of the first time I held the focus with the AMOLED screen.

Blkacesvf41 says:

That green is eye catching! I like it!

kenzibit says:

Gosh I'm lost....1520 or 930???

Rob Federici says:

1520.3 is the model you want. the ".3" is critical because those models have stateside LTE, Qi charging built in AND 32 gb internal.

Euh it looks like my 1520.1 also has LTE, Qi charging and 32GB internl memory

Fritzly says:

RM 937 is the 1520 Global version

WPmunkey says:

For the 920 the .x number referred to color IIRC

antnyc says:

but ATT says on its site that it supports LTE 2100??? http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB113269#fbid=kWQNnFR-WkQ 

 

Shouldn't this mean the 930 would work with LTE on ATT?

Same problem HERE LOL

blackhawk556 says:

I have a 1520 and I would dump it only if this had micro SD and LTE with at&t

This! That inch would make it perfect for my hand, and add the micro sd and lte and you got a winner!

carlos12001 says:

930, all the way. 1520 is big and ugly imo.

Sunofabob says:

+1

WPC App via Nexus 5.

Valkyria says:

Elegant design

MikeSo says:

"Windows Phone 8.1 build 12397 (same as Preview for Developers)"

No, but wait, that was Beta and was just a PREVIEW... ;)

nelson799 says:

Wait, so all the thousands of times wp central told us that the preview was exactly the same as what will be released to consumers and is NOT a beta they actually meant that the preview was exactly the same as what will be released to consumers and is NOT a beta. Weird.

lol, funny thing is some people still don't believe it

pattayo_ib says:

Didn't believe and still want to wait for the official update, what a lost! Developers' Preview is such a great deal!

paulxxwall says:

Only feel that way due to amount of issues since 8.1 dev preview...im not complaining but like me with the screen load issues and bad camera jitters I still can't believe its the final build but hopefully cyan will address those issues!

NOLATechy says:

Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview IS the final build.  It is what Microsoft shipped to the manufacturers and the carriers for testing.  The issues with screen load, not waking from sleep mode, battery drainage and camera jitters are all issues related to lack of Cyan firmware update.  As I have tried many times to explain, the Cyan firmware update contains code that enables the OS to communicate better with the hardware.  I have confirmed this by speaking to a friend of mine who owns the 930 with the Cyan firmware update.  The Lumia 930 and the Lumia Icon are IDENTICAL phones.  The only differences are the colored back on the 930 and the lack of US LTE support due to differing bands.  Because the 930 has the Cyan firmware, he is not experiencing any of the issues I have been with my Lumia Icon, which does not contain the Cyan firmware update.  This is why I want Microsoft and Verizon to get the Cyan update out as quickly as possible!  And if Verizon drags its feet like they did for Nokia Black firmware, I'll report them to the FCC and everyone else should as well!

Who'd have thunk WPC would be on the money? ;)

len0808 says:

well, not exactly the same. carriers will get their hands on it and install bloatware and att will remove data sense.

To put it in simple desktop terms for the seasoned windows users developer preview more or less is the final release candidate of this version of the os

Does this have wireless charge?

Let's look at the specifications I painstakingly detailed...hmmm

James Ingram says:

You should make a picture book review next time

MikeSo says:

Well, the video that talked about the wireless charging within 45 seconds right away didn't cut it... not sure a picture book will. ;)

S Vaibhav says:

Correction-processor is 2.2Ghz

James Ingram says:

Yes. As it states on the article.

If you can't watch the video atleast read the article

Oh my gossshhh...whyyy?? Whyy can't it work on Sprint. Haha. I want it in green sooo bad haha. Sprint is the only carrier with un-throttled unlimited data and has no great Windows Phones...then one is realeased that is unlocked and won't work with them.

Witness says:

But Sprint's speed is terrible. After being their customer for more than 12+yrs, I had to leave them for the evil AT&T simply because I can get my pick of phone and I could actually use data whenever I need it on my phone.

I would have agreed about 3 months ago...but the last few months I have actually had good service! It is kind of a miracle.  I'm sorry about AT&T though.

So what about Tmobiles 80$ unlimited/unthrottled plan?

Hmmm. When I was looking into getting service that wasn't an option. I now am stuck paying off the terrible Samsung ATIV S Neo for a year and a half more.

poddie says:

Sprint's throttling is completely automatic.  They just keep the speed of their entire network really slow, then they never have to throttle anyone specific.  Genius.

Haha...brilliant indeed. Also it is sooo hard coming from Verizon with Unlimited Data...to Sprint. Haha. I felt like I went back about 3 years in time.

Hahaha, that's exactly the same what Reliance GSM does on its EDGE network in India. They'd offer 5GB+unlimited facebook,twitter and whatsapp data every month on their 2.5G/EDGE network for about approx. 3 USDollars and boy I'll give you a treat if you can use even 1GB out of it :D

They'll provide a consistent low speed of a 64KBPS for maximum accross the entire network

Although, on their 3.5G HSPA+ network, they offer 1GB data+unlimited facebook, twitter and whatsapp use for the same price, and suddenly your data speed starts touching skies of 28 Mbps (that is their network's maximum capacity, which is the highest for a 3G network in India)

Sunofabob says:

Lol

WPC App via Nexus 5.

Nerdy Woman says:

Devin, the issue is GSM vs. CDMA.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp

Sprint has always used CDMA technology. That means the phones don't use a SIM, but are hard-flashed to work on their network. Case in point? You can only BYOD if your device is a "Sprint device." And if you leave Sprint, you can't get the phone unlocked to take to another carrier. Verizon is the same story. You can only BYOD if it's a Verizon device...

When I left Sprint about 3 years ago, I had to retire my LG Lotus (loved that phone). And why I went with ATT (ATT and T-Mobile are both GSM carriers).

 

I'd say, not exactly a GSM vs CDMA issue. In India, every CDMA network offers SIM cards to be used in handsets just like every GSM network does. The only thing is the handset must support the radio frequency and call+sms+data over the CDMA bandwidth too. For example there are some HTC handsets (amongst the popular ones) that work seemlessly over both CDMA and GSM networks, you have to just pop in the SIM card of the network of your choice, because handsets are not locked to networks here (Except a few offered from CDMA networks, then again they can be unlocked and are SIM based, not hard flashed). And then there are some handsets that support only GSM or only CDMA. Hard flashed handsets were available some 5-6 years ago.

eXus#WP says:

Bought a white one today, will receive it in 2 days :-) I was a bit disappointed at first because one of the stores I went to exposed a fake device: while it looked real, it was made of cheap plastic and felt like complete garbage.
Be sure to ask for a real one so you'll get the right feeling. After I played with it, decision was taken ;-)
Now I'll have to consider selling my beloved Ativ S... :-/

no microSD, DO NOT WANT. GIVE ME A CHEAP LUMIA 1520. no funds yet, ppl

Wish verizons Icon had color backs. That green and orange are perfect

MikeSo says:

And then people will put it in a case anyway...

OldMillXxX says:

WHY is Verizon sooo BORING???  These colorful phones are what makes the WP Lumia line stand out!  It is like Verizon is hoping WP fails and are willing to do what they can to help it get there...

 

Novron says:

If Verizon was hoping WP fails they wouldn't be getting exclusives.

Like the op said most usually put it in a case like an otterbox for example. Its just too expensive of an investment to not do this & doing intensive stuff on it makes it to hot to touch bare handed

Novron says:

Hot? Never had this problem with mine.

baileystein says:

The backs are swappable, still would be nice to see Verizon add more color to their devices.

Novron says:

The back is not swappable on a 929/930

You can add the flip case if your determined enough to find one online

baileystein says:

Yes it is. Take a sunction cup, lift up on bottom corner, and use a pry tool to remove the back. Then replace with a new back. I'll write a guide when I get my replacement, but here's what it looks like disassembled: https://twitter.com/BaileyStein1/status/484519626005815296

poddie says:

I wouldn't say that's a "swappable" back... that's dissassembly.

If it had microSD and was released on more US carriers, I would've bought it day one. :'(

DavidinCT says:

Feel the same about my ICON....I got a free upgrade (long story) but, I would not of gotten the ICON..and would of had my 928...

PeadarWagon says:

Me too. No LTE and SD make me go something something...

ven07 says:

Awesome awesome! Only missing the glance screen tho :(

DJCBS says:

If they added the bright green accent to the green 930, they should add the dark grey (used by Deutsche Telekom) to the black version. Though I doubt they've done that...will have to wait a couple more days until my dear sister ships MY bloody phone to me lol

damo579 says:

You're not going to miss glance?

DJCBS says:

Not at all. I never used it because I honestly never liked it. If I want to see the time, I rather double-tap the screen to get the lockscreen.

Windows Moan says:

The GF and I both have 925's so I put em on night mode in blue n red cause we kept grabbin each others. It got a bit ridiculous! Can't wait for different phones again. Can we cover the light sensor (930) to reveal the clock? I'd miss that.

wizzackr says:

Would've been my new phone - had they only released it 6 months ago. Now I have cancelled my preorder a couple of weeks back and well wait for Christmas' flagships.

Slovenix says:

You can send it to me after playing with it :)

R8F8 says:

Love it ❤

asylumxl says:

So it's like a 1520 but not as good? :P

Daniel - I can't watch the video because i'm currently at work. But I was curious if there's a reason that Double Tap To Wake is enabled on the 930, and not on the Icon? Will Cyan firmware bring DTTW to the Icon?

I do address that in the video and presumably yes, it will be enabled on the Icon with Lumia Cyan.

jowsley1829 says:

I need to get a job with you guys/girls. Would love to get my hands on the latest window phones. Great review. Which carriers will have this one?

DJCBS says:

In the US this phone has been available since February under the name Nokia Lumia 929/Icon. It's a Verizon exclusive.

Everywhere else in the World, the phone can be normally bought in retailers. Some carriers will also have it but it's not really relevant for the phone sales.

jowsley1829 says:

I'm on T-Mobile... They need to start carrying more than two models. I guess they just started carrying the 635, so that makes three.

adrian1338 says:

Well.. they could carry all phones Nokia released this year.. still the same number :P

thecanuckguy says:

Does the Icon have a GSM chip in it? 

cgold1 says:

All LTE phones on Verizon are gsm/cdma hybrids because LTE is GSM only. However verizons LTE frequencies are different from anyone else's in the US so you can only get 2g/3g on it. Also the Verizon mms/sms settings are wonky and getting that to work is really hard. I'd pass on getting an icon for a GSM carrier.

Their not the only ones technically most Samsungs ship dual but with cdma portion disabled

Though for people who dont use data that often & are mostly on wifi it doesn't matter

exkerZ says:

I can't wait to see how good windows phones will get in the next year when I leave my nexus behind.

Slovenix says:

Maybe there will be a Lumia with Android anyways :P

sumton says:

i wish it has a full metal body so far i think the white back cover fit perfectly with phone design more than the green or the orange, anyway green isn't bad at all

theefman says:

Pretty underwhelming update.

kb4000 says:

From the 920? What is it missing for you?

cgold1 says:

They took the already huge 920 and made it even bigger!

kb4000 says:

It's really not much bigger. It's taller, but that's about it.

No Glance! This really ours me off! I use glance all the time!

lynnmoment says:

So beautiful. Making my 1020 look much less cool.

Xsled says:

It does look great! But I really really want a 1030.

theefman says:

Take a picture at full resolution and be reassured, the 1020 is still cool.

Nakazul says:

No worries if you have a yellow 1020, then coolness factor is still at 100% ❤

Wish it was fully polycarbonate, far more practical.

kb4000 says:

Why is that more practical?

My 920 is as tough as German tiger tank! I've dropped it so many times and it just bounces! I agree that the aluminum surrounding does look beautiful but you cant beat the durability of polycarbon. Just look at all the people with damaged IPhones, all the sides bashed in and cracked or smashed screens! I would love a 930 in a 920 body, the worlds toughest smartphone!

kb4000 says:

Ok. That's a valid point.

Kaymd says:

Totally agree with you! The 920 is almost indestructible! After a year of using mine, it feels just like the very first day I got it! And I don't ever use cases for my phones. I held a nexus 5 the other day and instantly missed the solid, smooth feel of the 920. I hope a spiritual successor design-wise is released for the 920!

kb4000 says:

I have a 928 and while it's not quite as tough as the 920, I can still appreciate the solid feel of it. The only thing I don't like about it is that the screen is very exposed to cracks from being dropped on the edge.

It would be great if Nokia revamped the 920 or even the 800, I think there is a market for a slightly smaller phone. The 920 still has some features missing in the new phones i.e; the two quality duel speakers on the bottom of the body. I know like ny self their are alot of people out there who still own 920 and the fact with each update the 920 just gets better and better, this phone will be around longer than the newer models.

Nerdy Woman says:

I'm with you, Kaymd. In fact, I just bought a new 920 for my husband from ATT (they only have yellow in stock :O). We now have 3 of them in the house. Mine is a year old (red) and still looks brand new. I love the curved body. It makes it so easy to pick up. And rounded corners? Ick. Looks like a fruit fone. The 920 is the right size for a phone. The size and heft are perfect.

As long as we can get firmware/software upgrades, I'll be keeping my red tank.

I think Nokia have forgotten how good the 920 really is and how unique it was and still is in the mobile phone world. My 920 just want to keep on going and improving it's self.

BDub0817 says:

I've had my ICON for a month now just switched from Sprint, I think you will find the ICON/930 a true replacement for the the 920.  The build quality is great, buttn location, the screen thickness is great, speed, feature, etc.  I keep removing my cover because the phone is of such great build quality that I do not want to put a cover on it.  I just want to show the phone off.  I finally got to use my Nokia wireless charging plate... the greatest invention ever. I am 6' 7" with large hands and I hate phones with displays larger than 5".  I would love to have a phone with this spec in 4" - 4.5". It is an amazing device that I can see having for atleast 2 years. Iit getting to the point as long as I can update the OS no need to do any updates unless there is some new sensor technology implement related to GPS or motion.  SD800, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage & Sensor Core, HD Screen, WIFI N+, BT4.0 LE, NFC  what else do you need.  The cool thing is when Fitbit releases there new app we will be able to sync to our phones, like Addidas Coach does currently and maybe Nike will do the same.

houkoholic says:

I went to a 930 event where they show off the constuction of the device.  The aluminium is not a surrounding - they actually milled the entire body out of a solid block of aluminium and mount the electronics onto it and finally just put the colour covers onto the back.  The MC also just dropped the phone on the stage from shoulder height (he's probably 5''6~5'7) when one of the audience asked him to do it and he did it - like Panos-style with the SP3, and it took it like a, well, Nokia. ;)  Granted it was a lightly carpeted stage but you can still hear the solid thump as it lands, wouldn't be surprised that the stage wood got dented to be honest LOL.

I wouldn't worry about this being like iPhones - it's not going to scratch as they didn't coat any part of the phone with fake colours, everything is made from solid material and using its original colour.

kb4000 says:

That's great news!

2tomtom says:

Yes, great news, especially as I ordered one today ;-)

ncbenr says:

No LTE on AT&T is disappointing.

kiinji says:

So... does Lumia Cyan actually improves low light photography?
 

cj1016 says:

I have very good HSPA+ coverage on AT&T in my area. In many ways, better than LTE. I'm tempted to cop this and get rid of the 1520. Get jealous every time I see an Icon.

rashberry says:

Got the white one yesterday....looks a little less chunky as the other colors...and the 32gb is lot more then I need ..great phone

lum5 says:

Look very sexy..

Solidstate89 says:

Huh. I thought the Lumia 930 used a Nano-sim. This is the first I've heard of it using a Micro-SIM.

rashberry says:

I have a nano-sim ...never heard of a micro-sim version ...not in the Netherlands

sarim_xyz says:

I also read it uses a nano SIM. Why does it say microSIM here, Daniel?

Hollanderrr says:

It does indeed use a Nano-sim

AJE1 says:

That is, indeed, an error - it takes a Nano SIM.

dlalonde says:

...Microsoft...take...my...money...now...

darthhen says:

I don't think I can live without Glance feature so not leaving my 1020. Nice looking phone though.

Th3 I3LooD says:

I feel the same, still loving my 1020 and the 930 is great but I'm holding my breath for the 1030 or whatever they will call the 1020 successor.... Hopefully they won't take years!

pattayo_ib says:

Yes, me too. I need glance screen like on my 920...

vincentw56 says:

I like the phone, but the only thing that turns me off on it is the lack of glance. Why did they remove this feature on this phone? I love it and would even consider upgrading to this phone from my 920, but not now.

pattayo_ib says:

I feel you. Because of the amoled screen, i think.

flabbypabby says:

Because manufacturers are not using display memory anymore so i think Nokia/Microsoft are trying to find different ways to implement it into the phone....

If this would work on At&t LTE I'd snap it up. I love my 1520, but a 5 inch screen would help with my hand pain.

Ignotum666 says:

Daniel can you use the treasure tag? I can't with 8.1

You'd need Lumia Cyan update to enable Bluetooth 4 LE. The 8.1 developer preview disabled BT 4.0

EspHack says:

no glance and no xenon flash, deal breaker

nicodonte says:

The problem with the Nokia Icon/930 and running Glance comes down to the display type. No, it’s not the AMOLED technology (the Lumia 928 proves otherwise) and it’s obviously not the 1080P resolution (the Lumia 1520 attests to that) but rather it’s the type of AMOLED screen used. More to the point, the screen used on the Lumia Icon/930 lacks ‘display memory’.

EspHack says:

So? I don't care what the problem is, it isn't there and I wont pay top dollar for a device that's lacking features I already have on my current Lumia, if they are going to start making compromises with the hardware then I would like them to stop calling it "high end" jeez

Tha Analyzer says:

Got an orange one. A week before delivery. Orange lions.

rashberry says:

Jammer dat ze er weer uit liggen..ben veilig (neutrale) voor een Witte gegaan

noorimanyosh says:

Lumia 1520 master race reporting in

Daniel are you going to review the other bits you got sent with the phone? Or have you done video reviews on them before? (tag, wireless charger and case)

sarim_xyz says:

Wow... This looks really elegant. Perfect replacement for my 920. All I need is $700 :D

pattayo_ib says:

I tot so too, but i need the glance screen. Great phone, indeed.

lov4u19 says:

Wp 8.1 is started rolling out in us just now.

jimboireland says:

Did I hear no LTE just at end..

...for those in the US, not for other countries

jattsober says:

Hi Daniel,

Do you know if this is compatible with Wind Canada frequencies? Wind doesn't;t have LTE yet and it has same AWS bands as T-Mobile (1700/2100, I guess).

antnyc says:

but why does ATT's site say it supports LTE 2100, which by the specs of the 930 it has....

 

http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB113269#fbid=kWQNnFR-WkQ 

Slim Makay says:

Why do the Lumia 930 have a camera button but the 630 don't???

Nakazul says:

PureView vs NoView.

DJCBS says:

Because one costs 600€ and the other 150€.

Can you take a video with front facing camera? :D I'd like to see the quality

lyubomeer says:

It's the same as 1520's or the Icon's quality, lol. No need to do that. Or so I think.

Mark Richey says:

I would have like to see a side-by-side with your 1520 to get some perspective on the size of this phone. Other than the great specs, that is the most interesting thing for me.

Nakazul says:

No SD slot no buy.

peachy001 says:

The design is just great, love it. My only concern is the comment about the antenna. I am assuming you can hold it any way you want and it works as well as a polycarbonate phone?

ericjojo says:

I really love this phone but I will wait for the 'McLaren'.

pattayo_ib says:

OMG, that bright green is so tempting, until he said that glance screen is still not supported for this device. Its all because of the amoled screen. Glance screen is a must for me, just my personal preference. Anyway, i love the design and the green color of course! Almost fall for it!

navidee says:

Yeah but my 1020 is amoled and it has glance...

nicodonte says:

The problem with the Nokia Icon/930 and running Glance comes down to the display type. No, it’s not the AMOLED technology (the Lumia 928 proves otherwise) and it’s obviously not the 1080P resolution (the Lumia 1520 attests to that) but rather it’s the type of AMOLED screen used. More to the point, the screen used on the Lumia Icon/930 lacks ‘display memory’.

lyubomeer says:

Scumbag Microsoft took away our preeeeciious. GIVE IT BACK! Glance screen, my love

lyubomeer says:

But are you gonna buy it or not because of lack of glance screen support?

PS. In icon/930 there is no option for glance in settings? What if you install it via sysapp pusher? Anyone tried that?

grininja says:

Missing Glance is a dealbreaker for me too. Not only complaining but I will not buy it because of that. I'm using it all the time on my 720.

lyubomeer says:

Yup, same on 1520 here, the perfect phone atm)

onysi says:

DO A GIVE AWAY FOR THAT CHARGER!! LOL pls!! YOu dont need it Rubino!

lyubomeer says:

Heh, I want that charger too. Great stuff.

I am REALLY torn between 930 and 1520.

930 looks awesome and is more practical size-wise. 1520 has awesome battery life in comparison, looks good, has microSD support. But looking at the 930, that's the design I want!

Who said we have free will?! Inability to decide because there is not enough reason to choose one of the two equal options is proof that the system works solely based on evaluating options and comparing their value.

Philosophical crap...WHICH ONE?!

DJCBS says:

If you're that torn my only advice is the one I use myself when in a similar situation: buy both.

lyubomeer says:

Lol, seems like a great advice.

I couldn't even if I found a big pot of gold. I am an honest, "one love" kind of guy and would't be able to handle 2 devices at once...

Nerdy Woman says:

Phone monogamy. How refreshing.

MrVol84 says:

1520 for every possible reason you can imagine.

samicp says:

take the 930

Rezza Castle says:

Man.. I wish that there're green matte back cover like this for the older phones such the 820... :(

I mean it, matte back covers. Glossy material sucks and it overheats faster, and yet making your palm sweaty.

But does anyone know where can I buy one?

lyubomeer says:

Isn't green matte? Or you mean the case?

From the article: "

  • Colors: bright green, bright orange, white or black (all matte)"

So, I guess all the colours are matte finished.

lyubomeer says:

Yeah I know. I was just asking the guy what he meant.

Rezza Castle says:

I meant the case, the ones that's dull and not shining just like the ones on the 630/930 now. The custom back cover I have from the Nokia is Glossy, and I dont really like how slipperry it is.

lyubomeer says:

You mean the cp637 flip case for 930, right? That's weird move from Nokia. Make all the color variants of the back lid of 930 matte, and the cases glossy. Really weird, are you sure every color is glossy of that case?

Rezza Castle says:

Ooh my bad, just chosed the wrong word. I meant about the back cover, the changeable back cover. lol, sorry for that. And yes it's glossy, but weirdly enough the original black back cover of my 820 was not glossy and it was matte instead, but all the ones that I'm looking at the nokia store in my city only offers the glossy ones, and I needed a shiny color.

Well that cp367 case is actually cool really, I wish there's someone who'd designed the same for the 820 :p

dmmuldoon says:

Beautiful phone!!

MrVol84 says:

Daniel - Is the 1520 still your favorite WP?

frett says:

Daniel was so compelled by your question, he whipped up a quick article answering your question a few minutes ago! :)

http://www.wpcentral.com/why-lumia-1520-still-my-favorite-windows-phone

MrVol84 says:

You're awesome!

lyubomeer says:

Lol, that is the best answer for the question. He's reading my,mind. Love my 1520

mshaw2k says:

Ordered mine this morning. Will be with me from clove on Thursday.

anirban130 says:

Does Lumia 930 have backlit keys and OTG support??

lyubomeer says:

Doesn't all Lumias have backlit keys? No OTG, I'm pretty sure. Microsoft would have announced it by now.

anirban130 says:

Nope only few Lumia fones have backlit keys. Better I will go for lumia 1520..

lyubomeer says:

Yep, love my 1520 and suggest you better buy it rather than 930

Coreldan says:

That's like telling someone who is looking to buy a family car that fits 5 people and a dog to buy a 2 seated convertible instead.

Most people shopping for the 930 are not in the market for the 1520.

lyubomeer says:

Yeah, but not in this very case. He said he will go for Lumia 1520. And I suggested him so that he will definitely go for it.

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