If I was to buy the Lumia 930 in 2016
Essentially my fairly reliable 925 is definitely on its last legs. The battery on it will not charge properly very easily and it doesn't hold the charge as well as the first two years of use. According to a technician it's something a battery replace wont fix.
Unfortunately for phone purchases, I am travelling and currently don't have a lot of expendable money. All mid/budget smart phones seem to pale in comparison to my current 925 and its successor in the form of the 930.
For example the Microsoft Lumia 650 is average and people and critics alike dislike the 950/1050.
if I bought the 930 brand new from somewhere what is the warranty situation? Nokia isn't around anymore so are there still international service centers around that Microsoft now handles? warranty is implanted for say two years from date of purchase etc?
Did it ever get the glance feature via updates?
Does it have w10? Is it reliable, fast and not worse than w8.1?
Anything else I should be aware of? Any warnings? Or any compliments on the 930 are welcome to aid my decision.
I am a stupid sucker for windows (I like OLED man), but are there any android or ios flagships that aren't the newest version but are still better than most today?
Asked: 09:45 22/07/2016
This is only my opinion from here on out..... YMMV. Grab your salt shaker. I don't have all the answers. I have never owned a Icon/930.
To get W10M on older hardware, I would not buy any Nokia phone at this point other than the 830 which I already own. The reason is because of the SD card slot. I like having options in storage. I have a 128 in mine. The camera is pretty good and the RS and release builds have been pretty kind to the 830 as far as speed and stability. It also has glance which I don't rely on but is handy.
Many folks will defend the 930 for the camera and I have seen pics that are amazing taken with phone. But it has fixed storage, and it inst getting any younger, nor is the 830 for that matter....
In the US there are Android options like the LG G4 can be had for 350 brand new and has a SD slot and great camera. It also has the fabled "Apps".
A iPhone 6 64GB is a great phone (I have one). That can also be had used for around 350 in the US. Also it has the "Apps".
In 2016, for a 400$- budget I would go for a Android offering like a LG or iPhone SE/6, if apps are are a priority. Great phones with good camera and storage.
A 930 can be had for 225$ish on ebay and sorts.
Just my opinion tho. Its all about what you need in a phone.
I just bought a like new refurbished Nokia icon from Amazon for 150.00. I'm in love with it. I went from a iphone 6 down to a 928 then up to icon. I've put all my song and pics and have only used 12gb.
Or....you can also consider the 1520 if you can manage the size.
Lumia 930 user here. It will never get glance, that's due to screen spec HARDWARE. Windows 10 runs fine on it. Yes the fixed storage space isnt expandable. Battery life has never been brilliant even with a brand new genuine battery. If it's cheap enough & meets your needs then its a fine phone, just remember its not the latest due to its age.
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