Nokia Lumia 930 is the best Windows smartphone, but falls short of competition


Following Microsoft's takeover of Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone company has released the Nokia Lumia 930, the first smartphone running on the Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system. How does the Nokia Lumia 930 fare against its Apple and Samsung counterparts?

Design-wise, Lumia 930's colorful plastic frame is a welcome contrast to the metallic, black and white look of other smart phones. The 9.8mm Lumia 930 is marginally thicker than the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it makes up for this with built-in wireless charging. Its 5-inch, full-HD OLED display delivers rich colors.

Its 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 chip is weaker compared to the 801 processor, which is now the standard in other smartphones; this in turn translates to a shorter battery life. There's 32GB of internal storage capacity, but the lack of a microSD card slot might be a turn off for heavy media users.

The Lumia 930's 20 megapixel camera takes great shots during the day, but the slow shutter response results to frequently blurred or overexposed images. On the other hand, excellent videos can be shot in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

New features include Wi-Fi Sense, which allows users to share Wi-Fi connection automatically with Facebook, Outlook, and Skype contacts. Its comprehensive Bing Health and Fitness app has workout plans, exercises, video tutorials, and dietary planning features. But this win may be overshadowed by the fact that it has a limited library of 225,000 apps, compared to over one million in iOS and Android.

The verdict? No compelling reason to switch to a Lumia 930 just yet. 



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