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The latest Nokia Lumia 930 vs Nokia Lumia 925


Nokia has unveiled the 4G/LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 930 which is an upgrade from its predecessor the Nokia Lumia 925. Here are the reasons to upgrade:

Dimensions and weight: The Lumia 930 has dimensions of 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm and weighs 167 grams, making it longer, thicker and heavier than the 925 which is 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs 139g.

Display and Screen: The Nokia Lumia 930 has a 5 inch touch screen with a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution while the Lumia 925 has a 4.5 inch one with a resolution of 1280 x 768. However both have AMOLED display.  You also don’t need to worry about breaking/cracking your screen as the 930 has stronger Corning glass Gorilla 3, compared to the 925’s Gorilla Glass 2.  They also have Clear Black Display which makes it easier to see/read what’s on the screen easier in bright light, like sunlight.

Memory and Storage: The Lumia 930 comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage with no micrSD slot, while the Lumia 925 has a 1GB RAM and 16GB memory space, also with no microSD slot, so the 930 is much bigger for storing your files.

Processor: Both come running on Windows but the Nokia Lumia 930 comes with the latest Windows 8.1 unlike the Lumia 925 that runs on Windows 8. The 930 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 dual-core 2.2GHz Krait 400 processor while the 925 runs on a MSM8960 Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz one. That doesn’t mean the 925 is slower, both are pretty fast phones for your daily browsing needs.


Colours: The Nokia Lumia 930 comes in a range of green, orange, white and black variants, while the 925 has only a choice of either grey or black. If you’re mad about colour the 930 is a better choice.

Camera: Both have PureView cameras but the Lumia 930 has an impressive 20MP rear and a 1.2MP front camera while the Lumia 925 has an 8.7 MP and 1.2 MP front camera so if you’re a photo fanatic the choice here is definitely a no-brainer.

Battery: The 930 has a 2420mAh battery which comes with a wireless charging pod so you don’t have to worry about struggling with cables. You just place your phone on it and leave it to charge. It’s great for Zambia where load-shedding is the order of the day. Just charge the pod adequately before use when there is electricity available.  The 925 has a 2000mAh battery, meaning its battery life isn’t as good as the 930, and it doesn’t have wireless charging pods.

Price: Online , the phones are almost $600 (about K3,708 ) for the Nokia Lumia 930 and $450 (about K2,780 ) for the 925, but we expect them to be higher in the country due to shipping expenses.

Conclusion: The Lumia 930 is an upgrade so if you want better display, wireless charging and yeah you can Instagram, an app that has recently been supported by Nokia on their Lumia devices.

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