Nokia Lumia 930
The latest flagship from, the now Microsoft owned, Nokia is the Lumia 930. It’s essentially the same hardware specifications as the massive Lumia 1520 phablet but packed into a more manageable frame to appeal to a broader audience. It’s running the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system that has addressed some of our greatest complaints with it in the past and, as is customary from Nokia phones in the past, has a camera that promises exceptional photos.
As with previous Nokia smartphones, the Lumia 930 uses the company’s ClearBlack display technology that makes reading it in even the brightest sunlight an absolute pleasure. The full HD resolution makes Windows Phone’s new six-tiles-across interface work spectacularly well and the AMOLED display was as bright as the polycarbonate backing, which made pictures and video look fantastic.
The Lumia 930 is by far the best Windows Phone available on the South African market today. It’s fantastically well-built, has the specs to match the competition at the top of the smartphone ladder and has one of the best cameras on any smartphone out there.
That said however the Windows Phone platform is still short on the apps that will make it competitive with iOS and Android based smartphones. The gap is constantly getting smaller but there are still several key apps that we use day-to-day that we couldn’t find.
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