Nokia Lumia 930 available in the US for $699.99

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  1. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Looks like you can get the Nokia Lumia 930 in the US through Expansys USA is for $699.99. This is the same phone as the Nokia Icon which is exclusive to Verizon.


    http://www.expansys-usa.com/tag2.aspx?tag=lumia-930
     
  2. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Does that have all the bands for AT&T LTE? I'm tempted, just wish it wasn't so chunky.
     
  3. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    It looks like it supports 4G/LTE on AT&T

    Data Network
    LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
    LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps
    LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps
    WCDMA network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
    WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 42.2 Mbps
    WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps
    GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
    GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
    GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps


    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/specifications/
     
  4. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Man I want that phone but thats a nice chunk of change.

    Too rich for my blood.
     
  5. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    From what I've read AT&T's main LTE band is 17. They also use 2 and 4 in select markets.
     
  6. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I read a little more about this phone and it doesnt seem to support LTE on ATT which is a bummer.

    I hope ATT releases some sort of Windows Phone flagship soon.

    Either a successor to the 1020 or the 1525.

    I am due for an upgrade in September and thinking of trying WP or going back to iOS.
     
  7. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Att has band 4 and 17 LTE.
     
  8. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Yep, this looks like the international version and therefore no 'Americas' LTE band 4. You'd still get HSPA speeds, but no LTE. I think a few people might buy this and be pissed when the find out there is no LTE on GSM networks.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Give it 3 months and it'll be -$250 cheaper ...
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Yea it seems that WP don't hold their value that well but thats a good thing for me in this case.

    I am thinking of buying no contract going forward versus the NEXT plan at ATT if I can get good phones under $400 or so.
     
  11. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Bleh, that's not good news.
     
  12. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    This is my plan too.

    No more 2 year contracts for me. Bought a G2 32GB for 350€ and now I'm free to find better deals with other carriers and such.

    From now on I think I'm gonna buy last year flagships for under 400€.

    Paying 699$ for a WP phone is too much IMO. That platform isn't worth that much money.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    With Lumia Windows Phones and iPhones, buying last years model isn't such a big deal (spec wise), because the software and hardware are purpose built. I bought a Lumia 925 on T-Mobile for $150 (which I think is around 110€) and it is a very, very smooth experience, even though it is running a dual core snapdragon S4 Pro processor. One of my favorite phones actually.
     
  14. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Do Windows phones not need the same processing power like say a Samsung Android due to the operating system?

    I have heard it is very "dumbed down" and not as fancy but it is screaming fast because it is so flat.

    I am attempting to buy a WP off contract to take it for a test drive but I dont want their bottom of the barrel one either to sour the experience.
     
  15. sviato macrumors 68020

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    The 1020 is also on sale for $549 at the Microsoft Store
     
  16. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I am currently on the NEXT plan at ATT with my Note 3 so looking for something way cheaper off contract if I can find a deal like Lloyd mentioned.

    I dont want to spend too much though.
     
  17. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Still pricy.

    You can buy a 1520 for about €360 here on amazon now, when it was €650 on release in Feb.

    You can buy a 1020 for around €350
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Iphones and Windows Phones are extremely capable using dual-core CPU's. Graphics are still good even at less than 340ppi on smaller 4.5" to 3.99" phones. Of course, a phone like the Icon/930 or 1520 with HD 1080p screens and quad core CPU's are better, but my older 925 is still a great phone.
     
  19. sracer macrumors 603

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    From my experience and investigation, WP8 is highly efficient and tightly coded.

    I picked up a Lumia 520 for $50 a while ago to experience with WP8. The 520 is the bottom of the barrel (relatively speaking) but I think it is a high quality handset. (quality defined by the fit n finish of the hardware and smooth performance and battery life, not the specs)

    I am extremely impressed with battery life of this thing. My iPhone 4 (running iOS 5.1.1) still has amazing battery life but the 520 far exceeds that.

    I'm so impressed that I'm looking to buy the newest Lumia that supports a microSD card.
     
  20. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Having the micro SD card is a killer feature on WP, because you can load apps onto it. Having the 16gb Lumia 1520 makes no difference after I popped a 64gb SD card in and loaded all my video's, music, docs and large sized games (Asphalt 8 at 1.8gb) and still have 40gb of internal/external storage available. And it only cost me $35 extra to have an 80gb phone. If it was Apple, it would have cost $200 or more. ;)
     
  21. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    This is good to know as I was going to test on a device but didnt want to go on a lower end if it was as bad as I was expecting to ruin the WP experiment.

    I am looking for something that will run how it is going to look on 8.1 though and not sure that model has the capability.
     
  22. sracer macrumors 603

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    I've already run the 8.1 Developer's preview on the 520... performance is like greased lightning. I suspect that the golden code runs as well if not better. But if you want to spend more for a higher end WP phone, go for it, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the performance.
     
  23. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Good info. May have just changed my mind and spend the $59 for a go at it.
     
  24. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    AT&T will be selling the 635 as a prepaid no-contract phone for $99. Granted it isn't a high end phone, but it is better than the 520. It only has 512mb of RAM like the 520, so a few apps (mostly high end games) won't be compatible and it only has 8gb of onboard storage, but that doesn't matter when you throw in a 32, 64 or yes even a 128gb SD card (yes the 635 is rated to use a 128gb SD card). Best part is, the 635 comes standard with WP 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan firmware.

    All for $99. It may be $50 more than a 520, but I think it would be worth it.
     
  25. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I was reading up on that and some of the cons were the lack of the dedicated camera button and something else. I can't remember now.

    Seems like a heck of a deal though for that phone and considering how positive the 520 has been praised as a budget device I may give it a go.
     

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