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:

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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  • patrick47018
    Quote:
    I agree, quite the sexy phone
  • 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.