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Nokia Lumia 930 vs. Lumia 920 vs. Lumia Icon

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:

SpecLumia 920Lumia IconLumia 930
OSWindows Phone 8Windows Phone 8Windows Phone 8.1
Screen4.5-inch 1280x768 (332ppi) curved glass PureMotion HD+ IPS display5-inch 1920x1080 FHD HD AMOLED(441ppi)5-inch 1920x1080 FHD AMOLED (441ppi)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon 800Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
CPU1.5 GHz dual-core Krait2.2 GHz2.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 225/320Adreno 330Adreno 330
RAM1 GB RAM2 GB of RAM2 GB of RAM
Storage32 GB32 GB16 GB or 32 GB
Additonal Storage7 GB SkyDrive7 GB SkyDrive7 GB SkyDrive
Camera8.7-megapixel PureView (rear), 3-megapixel, 1280×1024 pixels (front)20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front)
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASSBluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASSBluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS
Battery2000 mAh2420 mAh2420 mAh
Dimensions5.13 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
    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/

    The 930 looks smokin' hot.
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  • patrick47018
    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
    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
    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
    Nokia makes some very nice phones. Too bad they are held back by such a limited operating system.
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  • jacobdrj
    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
    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
    Still waiting for Nokia to add microsd card slot capability for all those 20Mp photos.
    Reply
  • jasonelmore
    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
    13016612 said:
    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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