A few months ago, the team at Microsoft sent me a Nokia Lumia 830 to try out. They then asked if I wanted to try out their higher end model, the Nokia Lumia 930.
There were some features that I didn’t fully explore with the Windows Operating system, so I said yes.
The main difference between the Nokia Lumia 830 and 930 is the camera. The Lumia 830 has a 10mp camera, while the Lumia 930 boasts a massive 20mp camera. This sounds immense for a phone!
It’s difficult to tell the phones apart, they appear similar. The 830 is basically a cheaper version of the 930. The 930 has a higher resolution screen, it has more internal memory, a longer battery life and it runs faster.
When I first got the phone, I set it up pretty similar to how I had the pervious phone. I also fell in love with the OneNote app again. So much so, that I’ve downloaded it to my iPhone and still use it now.
My manager at work saw me using the app and asked me about it. Now, he uses the app and has chucked away his notebook as you can section and tab different titles within the app. Perfect.
Another app I enjoyed playing with was one called ‘Lumia Beamer‘. All you do is go to the Lumia Beamer website on any computer, open the app, scan the QR code from the webpage with the phones camera and then the webpage displays whats on your phone.
You shake the phone to update the page, making it ideal for presentations and the like. It’s a pretty nifty app and I’m curious to see how Microsoft will develop it further.
One of the other apps I really wanted to play with was Cortana.
Firstly, I made Cortana call me Bae. Because nobody else will.
Cortana also saves locations for you. Like your work and home. It can sync your schedule with your location and alert you if there’s traffic delays so you can set off early. It can remind you of events and even remind you of a certain thing the next time your friend calls you.
The other app I wanted to play with was the Health & Fitness app. It’s a great way to track how you’re doing. You can track your steps, your food intake and your workouts. There’s also a section that tells you about different diets, gives you health related news and a fantastic video library where you can stream workouts straight from your phone.
So, the camera.
I took 2 photos with my iPhone 6, then the same 2 with the Lumia 930.
I’ll let you look at them and decide which you think has the best quality. Both are unedited and were took at the same time under the same lighting conditions.
Nokia Lumia 930:
I enjoyed using this phone. Both the Lumia 930 and 830 are great phones. There’s not much between them at all, I guess it depends on what you use it for. If you’re using it to play games and watch a lot of videos, the the 930 will probably better for you. If you’re just texting and using Twitter, the cheaper version would be just fine.
Have you used a Nokia Windows phone before?