Nokia Lumia 930 has already been launched in number of European and Asian countries, and finally the Windows Phone 8.1 handset is headed to India. India's largest e-retailer Flipkart has listed the Lumia 930 with a 'coming soon' tag, which simply means that the device is expected to land in the country any time soon.
Although the handset has been listed at the retailer's site, but no additional details related in respect to its retail availability or price is available for the time being.
Originally announced at the BUILD 2014 developer conference, the premium phone packs a 5-inch Full HD smartphone, a 20MP camera and wireless charging. One can call the Nokia Lumia 930 as a true successor to the Lumia 920 but in reality it's the Lumia Icon, with re-branded name.
Nokia Lumia 930 - Highlighted Specifications
Spec-wise, the handset has a 5-inch Full HD True Black ClearBlack display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.2Ghz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC , backed by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and 7GB of Microsoft's OneDrive Cloud storage. Unfortunately, the handset lacks a microSD card slot. The 4G LTE capable phone also packs a 20-megapixel PureView with built-in OIS feature and a secondary 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
Additionally, the makers have added a 2,420mAh battery fitted inside. There are also four microphones built into device for superb sound experience. The Lumia 930 measures 137 x 71 x 9.8mm and weighs 167 grams. The Lumia 930 runs the Windows Phone 8.1 out-of-the-box.
Whilst the retail price of the Nokia Lumia 930 is unknown, but if we consider its internal specs, the phone should be priced under Rs. 30,000. Although a cheaper price tag might give Nokia a temprorary edge over its competitors, Lumia 930 still needs to impress if it's to match or lead those rivals, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gionee Elife S5.5, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One (M8) and Lenovo Vibe Z.
Can the new smartphone from Nokia fight off the competition and keep its crown as best high-end phone of 2014? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, GizBot has prepared a list of top 5 power-packed phones that can actually rival the Nokia Lumia 930 in India. Take a closer look in the sliders below. Happy weekend!
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Galaxy S5 is a brand new flagship phone made from the makers behind the Galaxy Note 3. The high-end device is much improved over its predecessor, when it comes to the camera and internal hardware. The camera resolution has been bumped from 13MP to 16MP. The biggest change comes in the form of a real-HDR feature. Spec-wise, the Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 5420 octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 Kitkat, 16GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot, the heart-rate sensor, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, among others. The Galaxy S5 is now available in the market for a price of Rs. 39,000.
Gionee Elife S5.5
Gionee's Elife S5.5 packs a 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The world's slimmest smartphone also features a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Other specs include: 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, 5MP front-facing camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, USB OTG and 2300mAh battery. Users can now buy the S5.5 at just Rs 21,000.
Lenovo Vibe Z
The Vibe Z has a 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD display. It also comes with a powerful Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 800 which is a quad core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. The phone offers 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. However, there is no microSD card slot. In the imaging department, there's a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The handset runs the Android 4.4 Kitkat. As far as the connectivity section is concerned, it features GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB and 3G. You can buy the Vibe Z at a price of Rs. 30,000.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony originally launched the Xperia Z2 earlier this year at this year's MWC. Sony Xperia Z2, the successor to the original Xperia Z1 features a 5.2-inch "Triluminos" display at 1080p. It runs on a 2.26 GHz MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor, compared to Z1's 2.15 GHz MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 processor. The Android 4.4 Kitkat powered device offers a 3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of ROM, and a powerful 3200 mAh battery under the hood.On the camera front, the handset comes with a 20.7-megapixel camera with 4K video recording capabilities, alongside a 2MP front-facing camera. Moreover, the Xperia Z2 is also IP55 and IP58 certified, making the device rugged in nature (water and dustproof). The Xperia Z2 can be purchased through various online e-retailers at Rs. 45,000.
HTC One (M8)
The handset features a 5-inch Full HD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The device runs Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC's native Sense 6.0 running on top of it.
On the imaging front, the HTC One (M8) has a 4-megapixel UltraPixel primary rear camera with dual LED Flash, BSI Sensor, F/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens. In fact, there are two rear cameras installed in the handset this time. The secondary rear camera helps to capture depth information of the subject. Also add a 5 MP front-facing shooter capable of taking great selfies and making video calls. The rear camera is capable of shooting Full HD (1080p) video with HDR mode as well.
HTC One (M8) comes with 4G LTE support and other connectivity options remain standard with the inclusion of 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC and GPS with GLONASS. The device measures which measures 9.35 mm thick and weighs 160 grams. The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside. Yes, you can buy the M8 at Rs. 47,000.