Nokia has had a great start to the year, and that's primarily due the release of its first ever Android-powered handsets the Nokia X series. And although the Android offerings for those handsets aren't really "official," still they lived up to their names as being the first ever Nokia handset to run the Android operating system.
However, as of now, keeping the X series of smartphones aside, let's focus our minds on the newest Nokia 930 which Nokia announced recently, and will come running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
As of now, Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 930, is packing a serious camera and some other top-level specifications that can be a source of headache for a lot of other players in the market. But there are talks that the new device is just an upgraded version of the previously released Nokia Lumia 1020.
But why is that so? Are both the devices, barring the camera specifications, that similar to each other? Let's take a closer look at both the devices and what specs each offer.
Basically, there's shouldn't be much to choose from between the devices in this respect, but, then again, there is actually more than it meets the eye. And most of that is highlighted by the presence of the Windows Phone 8.1 platform.
While the Nokia Lumia 930 is set to arrive running the latest Windows Phone version -- dubbed Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 1020 offers Windows Phone 8 out of the box. It is also to be noted that the Lumia 925 can also be upgraded to Windows Phone Black OS.
Display and Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 930, in this regard, sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, and weighs in at 167 grams, which will be quite heavy for most.
The Nokia Lumia 1020, comparatively, comes with a lesser 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 768 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm, with the device also being comparatively lighter, weighing in at 158 grams.
The Nokia Lumia 930, in the camera department, offers a 20-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The Lumia 1020, on the other hand, sports its massively highlighted primary 41-megapixel camera (38-MP effective), sporting a pixel resolution of 7152 x 5368 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
As expected via new age phone, both the phones are any way expected to offer powerful engines under the hood. And similar is the scene with Lumia 930 and Lumia 1020.
While the Nokia Lumia 930 is equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, its Lumia 1020 counterpart offer a dual core 1.5GHz Krait processor with Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon.
Storage and RAM
The Nokia-made Lumia 930 offers 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in a 32 GB internal memory variant. However, there's no option to expand the device's memory since an external microSD slot for additional memory hasn't been provided.
The Lumia 1020, on the other hand, also offers 2GB of RAM while offering the device in a 32GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the Lumia 930, there's no option to expand the device's memory further as an external microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
While the Nokia-made Lumia 930 juices up the Windows Phone 8.1-powered device via a 2420 mAh battery, the Lumia 1020 comes sporting a lesser 2000 mAh battery.
As of now, while the new Nokia Lumia 930 is awaiting an official price tag from the manufacturer, the Lumia 1020 is currently available at a price of Rs. 44,345.
Although both the devices comes from a single manufacturer, apparently, there's a lot more than it meets the eye. For starters, the only reason the Lumia 1020 might someday overtake the Lumia 930 in terms of popularity is via its immense 41-MP primary camera -- although you shouldn't expect to make use of the entire 41-MP and can only be noticed once you transfer the images to your desktop.
Nonetheless, barring the camera spec, it seems like the Lumia 930 has a much better edge over its predecessing model. And if the device indeed makes its way to users' pockets in the coming few days, it is will be only possible due to the device's Windows Phone 8.1 offering.