[sc:mobile-category ]I’ve been using my Nokia 925 for just over a year now and I am very happy with it, however a friend has been using a BlackBerry Z10 since it came out and he’s recently converted to a Nokia 930.
The first thing you notice about the 930 is the significantly different design esthetic in comparison to the 925. The 925 is round and subdued, where as the 930 is more square and bold. I have to admit I like the 930 design, it looks good and sits in your hand nicely.
It is a larger phone, the 5″ display looks beautiful but does increase the overall dimensions of the phone. It’s not nearly as large as I thought it would be and is virtually the same width as my 925, just a bit taller and thicker.
It is heavier though, the larger screen and battery do take their toll. It’s still a pretty light phone, but after having the 925 for so long it is noticeable.
The camera is very impressive, the 20MP sensor really does a great job of capturing images.
There are a few other thoughts:
- Miracast support is cool, projecting your phone on to a big screen may not be really all that useful but just doing it for the first time is neat!
- 6 rows on the home screen looks good on the HD display, but unlike the 925 which has an option if you want 4 or 6, the 930 only supports 6 which seemed a little weird.
- No support for glance mode. That display looks great but doesn’t have the required mode to support glance and I have to admit I have really become accustomed to glance.
- No SD card slot. Really? REALLY?
- Wireless charging built-in… yea!
One of the other advantages to the 930 is that Microsoft pushed out WP 8.1.1 to it first.
It’s a great phone, I won’t be trading in my 925 for it but if I was buying a new phone right now for some reason the 930 would be a the top of my list.