It is exactly two years and five days ago that I was incredibly proud to write " ladies and gentlemen... we got him". Back then, it was the first commercial sample of the Nokia 808 PureView - and I was the very first blogger on the planet (!) to get my hands on it.
This might be a bit less exclusive (lots has been written about the Lumia Icon already, which is basically the same device) and it's "just" a prototype, but still, today I was extremely happy to receive the Nokia Lumia 930.
Being a prototype however, it still ran on Windows Phone 8, so I installed the Developers' Preview to enjoy many of the benifits we may expect after Windows Phone 8.1 (Cyan) is officially released.
This post is about its design mainly. You'll see it captured in close-up with the Nokia 808 PureView, alone and with his two important predecessors: the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520.
The 1020 has a more or less similar size but completely different hardware and design. The 1520 has a completely different design but very similar hardware.
Since I'm from the Netherlands, my contact thought it would be a nice idea to send me an orange version, which makes for a nice contrast with the yellow Lumia 1520.
I'm not 100% sure about this, but you see the lens looks a lot smaller on the Lumia 930 than on the 1520. As far as I've been able to check, the specifications are exactly the same however: both have a 20 MP sensor, 4992 х 3744 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual-LED flash.
Now the screen size is of course the most noticeble difference - and the difference between 5 inch and 6 inch is immense. Here's a bigger picture with both PureView devices combined to get you an idea of the exact difference in size.
See what I mean? Remember the Lumia 930 has the same full HD resolution as the Lumia 1520, so on its smaller 5 inch screen your content (shots, videos, apps) looks even sharper - in fact it's 441 PPI, where the Lumia 1520 has 367 (which is still a joy to look at!).
Now even if just for fun let's have a look at the three Lumia sensors before I start piling them up. Here's the Lumia 1020, 1520 and 930. Most striking difference of course is the sensor size and the Xenon flash on the Lumia 1020, which both the 1520 and 930 must do without.