Lumia 930 to test the waters in Asia, Europe and Middle East this week

Touted as the very best product of Microsoft and Nokia, Lumia 930, which operates on Windows Phone 8.1, is all set to go for sale this week in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As reported in the official blog of Microsoft, the phone comes with a 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and the new SensorCore technology that helps track daily activities.


Microsoft and Nokia both have clearly emphasized on the camera of phone more than anything else from usage perspective. Even the long life of battery is described as, “The Lumia 930 contains a 2,420 mAh battery that’ll give you day-long power, even while you’re out shooting with Nokia Camera (with Living Images after the app update), editing with Creative Studio, and sharing with Storyteller or Instagram.”

The features of phone can be summarized as follows:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 20 MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 5” Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display
  • Full HD (1080p) OLED screen
  • Built-in wireless charging
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • 2,420 mAh battery

  • Free Download: ‘A beginner’s guide to app store optimization’

Here’s a short video of the device showing all the features:

Audio & Video

The 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilisation (OIS) gives you a flawless video and imaging experience. The addition of four high-performance omni-directional microphones and ‘Rich Recording’ combine to capture real-to-life audio, so that the sounds you hear back are precisely how you heard them.

The Conversations blog states that the “Lumia 930 is also the world‘s first smartphone that can capture and playback high-quality audio in Dolby Surround Sound.

Display and body

The phone has an elegant aluminium frame with the vibrantly coloured polycarbonate back and sculpted glass. Below the crystal clear 5” Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display lays a Full HD (1080p) OLED screen that’s easy to view indoors or out. A wide viewing angle of almost 180 degrees, enables you to see your photos, videos, Xbox games, or favourite shows from streaming services such as Netflix, anywhere you’re more comfortable.

Battery and wireless charging

The Lumia 930 contains a 2,420 mAh battery that’ll give you day-long power even with continuous usage of camera and data  transfer. Phone can be charged with wireless charger as well which has to be bought extra.

Lumia-930-featPerformance & softwares

A 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor is capable of giving a fast and smooth experience throughout.

Windows Phone 8.1 comes loaded with Microsoft Office Mobile and access to OneDrive; helpful for staying productive when you’re away from the desk.


As mentioned in Microsoft blog, this Windows Phone will include:

  • Action Centre for all of your notifications
  • Start screen backgrounds for more personalisation
  • Cortana – new digital personal assistant to help you through the day

Taking Bing Health & Fitness to next level

Lumia 930 comes equipped with the new SensorCore. This technology brings low-powered motion sensing to help you track your daily activities, such as distances walked and calories burned; a perfect companion to Bing Health & Fitness.


The conversations blog stated, “Lumia 930 is available in bright orange, bright green, black and white, with sales beginning this week in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Further rollout throughout the world (except the US) will continue over the coming weeks.”

Flipkart has the product listed as ‘coming soon’ as of now.


What do you think about Lumia 930? Let us know in your comments.


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