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Nokia Lumia 930 vs. Lumia 920 vs. Lumia Icon

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The who's who of Nokia's high-end Lumia phones.

Nokia today introduced us to the brand new Lumia 930. It's the company's flagship phone for 2014, following on from the Lumia 920, which was announced late in 2012. It'll sell alongside the previously announced Lumia Icon, which is available only on Verizon. As expected, this is basically just a Lumia Icon for those of us not already on (or willing to switch to) Verizon. Check out how it compares to the Lumia 920 below:

Spec
Lumia 920
Lumia Icon
Lumia 930
OS
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8.1
Screen
4.5-inch 1280x768 (332ppi) curved glass PureMotion HD+ IPS display
5-inch 1920x1080 FHD HD AMOLED(441ppi)5-inch 1920x1080 FHD AMOLED (441ppi)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
CPU
1.5 GHz dual-core Krait2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
GPU
Adreno 225/320Adreno 330
Adreno 330
RAM
1 GB RAM
2 GB of RAM
2 GB of RAM
Storage
32 GB
32 GB
16 GB or 32 GB
Additonal Storage
7 GB SkyDrive
7 GB SkyDrive
7 GB SkyDrive
Camera
8.7-megapixel PureView (rear), 3-megapixel, 1280×1024 pixels (front)
20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front
20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front)
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS
Battery2000 mAh
2420 mAh
2420 mAh
Dimensions
5.13 in (H) 2.79 in (W) 0.42 in (D)
5.4 in (H) 2.8 in (W) 0.39 in (D)5.4 in (H) 2.8 in (W) 0.39 in (D)

The Lumia 920 also comes with Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, dubbed Cortana, and runs on Windows 8.1. It features cloud storage courtesy of OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) as well as MS Office, Nokia’s own Camera application, HERE Maps, and Mix Radio.

Pricing for the Nokia 930 is $599 before taxes and subsidies. The device will be available in June starting in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. What’s interesting is that while Nokia specifies that this device will rollout around the world throughout the summer, the company has said this global rollout won’t include the United States. Does that mean the U.S. market’s only option is switching to Verizon to get the Lumia Icon? That device launched in February exclusively to Verizon and we assumed that today’s event meant Verizon’s exclusivity was about to expire. Apparently not. We’ve reached out to Nokia for clarification on this one. We’ll update when Nokia gets back to us!

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    epileptic , April 2, 2014 1:08 PM
    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/

    The 930 looks smokin' hot.
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    patrick47018 , April 2, 2014 1:24 PM
    Quote:
    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/The 930 looks smokin' hot.
    I agree, quite the sexy phone
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    Azn Cracker , April 2, 2014 1:32 PM
    Yay finally a strong SoC for windows phone! Still a bit behind android and ios phones but it is good enough for windows.
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    bcarm17 , April 2, 2014 1:36 PM
    The Lumia 920 also comes with Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, dubbed Cortana, and runs on Windows 8.1.I think she means 930
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    JD88 , April 2, 2014 1:37 PM
    Nokia makes some very nice phones. Too bad they are held back by such a limited operating system.
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    jacobdrj , April 2, 2014 1:37 PM
    This explains why the 925 has been going for $200 without contract for the past 2 weeks or so... Just wish it was unlocked so I could use it with MetroPCS...
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    lostandwandering , April 2, 2014 1:38 PM
    Quote:
    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/The 930 looks smokin' hot.
    With the exception of additional colors, it's the same as the Icon which I've had since it was released. Really nice piece of hardware and I am glad that MS is updating the Lumias to 8.1. I think I'd like to keep this one for a while.
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    Westcoast604 , April 2, 2014 2:32 PM
    Still waiting for Nokia to add microsd card slot capability for all those 20Mp photos.
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    jasonelmore , April 2, 2014 2:48 PM
    Quote:
    Nokia makes some very nice phones. Too bad they are held back by such a limited operating system.
    Windows Phone is actually getting good enough for me to consider ditching the iPhone. The app's are slowly getting there. The OS is amazing, it's just lower app selection is the only downside. The interface is the best out of all mobile OS's
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    JD88 , April 2, 2014 3:34 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Nokia makes some very nice phones. Too bad they are held back by such a limited operating system.
    Windows Phone is actually getting good enough for me to consider ditching the iPhone. The app's are slowly getting there. The OS is amazing, it's just lower app selection is the only downside. The interface is the best out of all mobile OS's


    I really can't stomach the interface. My Fiance has one and it seemed unique at first, but it is rather clumsy and is starting to look very dated. Then again, I think iOS 7 is hideous as well.
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    belardo , April 2, 2014 11:51 PM
    Side note: for those who would like to try the WP8 experience... Get WP8 launcher, its free and its pretty slick. Does some cool things that WP8 can't. Like custom colors on individual icon~er tiles and tile rotation... look it up.I just got my Motorola X and I am really loving it.... it feels great, its a good size. I have my custom colors (Turquoise back, orange buttons & camera ring with black front) and had them print "iPhone 6" on the back. They don't allow curse words. I had spent quite a bit of time looking at ALL the phones in a full-functional at&t store; Samsung S4, etc, LG2. The Blackberry Z10 is beautiful... but its a dying platform. Can't stand the slick plastic on the Samsung and LG. I asked how they were doing with Nokia - sales guy laughed... they don't try to sell them, they rarely do. Its only for someone who REALLY REALLY wants the WP phone.I used to run WP Launcher on my previous Android phones until Android 4.x. Its worth a try... I do recommend it for novices.
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    b23h , April 3, 2014 12:32 AM
    Nice looking phone and the right size. Could be a potential replacement for my Red 920, but I'd really like to have an SD Card slot as well. Otherwise that would be CLOSE to my ideal phone at this time.
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    cinergy , April 3, 2014 9:39 AM
    I'd buy than instead of SG5 if there were android/meego/sailfish inside.
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    b23h , April 3, 2014 10:39 AM
    Quote:
    I'd buy than instead of SG5 if there were android/meego/sailfish inside.


    ah... Tom's Hardware site.

    often crappy click bait articles and the comments section filled with the pathetic Linux crowd.

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