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Microsoft Lumia 930 (2014)

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8794
Adreno 330
2 GB / 32 GB
5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
20 MP, 4992 х 3744 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8794 SoC, and 2 GB of RAM.

Let's dive into what makes this device unique!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Microsoft Lumia 930 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Microsoft Lumia 930 specifications

BrandMicrosoft
NameLumia 930
ModelL930
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.89 oz
Dimensions5.39 x 2.8 x 0.39 inch
Colorsblack, bright green, bright orange, gold, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Microsoft Lumia 930 is about 5.89 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionMicrosoft Windows 8.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8794
CPUQuad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330

The Microsoft Lumia 930 comes with Microsoft Windows 8.1 out of the box. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Lumia 930 has 32 GB. The internal storage of the Microsoft Lumia 930 (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera20 MP, 4992 х 3744 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera1.2 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Lumia 930 has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Lumia 930 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The Lumia 930 has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2420 mAh

The Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, proximity, sensor core
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Lumia 930 smartphone has an accelerometer. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Microsoft phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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