If you’ve been watching ITV lately, then you’ve definitely heard of Nokia Lumia’s newest development “Cortana!” Not to mention, that voice over on ITV last night during X Factor was legendary! #Holypenguin will it happen again today? Now I must admit that the Nokia Lumia Cortana advert hijacked the X Factor show, but it was kind of hilarious, don’t you think?
|Left: my favourite/most used apps. Right: everything else in an alphabetical list!|
Besides, I’m most impressed with its ability to take night photos! It must have an internal stabiliser because the night photos always look awesome. However, the front facing camera at 1.2MP is less pleasing, but it’s of an acceptable standard when it comes to selfies!
|Left: Picture taken by my DSLR of my phone. Right: Picture of the picture taken on my phone. Note that the images appear more colourful on screen than when it gets transfer to my laptop.|
|See how Lumia 930 compares with Canon 1100D? The pictures appear sharper on an DSLR and have more depth, but the phone photo doesn’t look that bad either!|
The Windows App market is somewhat slightly underdeveloped than the Apple and Android market. Then again, it does come back to what you’ll be using your phone for and which apps you’ll be needing! I’m really happy with the apps I currently use, which are mostly social media, photography and transport related. Most of the big apps are on there, but I’m sure developers are working hard to get their apps onto Windows. However, I’m not too keen on the Instagram Beta App on Windows because it lacks tons of features compared to the Apple version (on my iPad) and it doesn’t upload pictures in it’s full quality (but I do have some tips & tricks on this). It doesn’t have Google Maps either (on my old Samsung), but it has a similar app called Here Maps, which is almost identically, but I still love Google Maps more! 😛
|Pictures taken by my Lumia 930, see how it can capture these: a colourful photo, close-up food, a good selfie and night-time view.|
I’ve never had much trouble with Nokia’s battery life. Like most phones, I have to charge this daily, but it gets me through the day without much complaint. However, it runs on 4G and uses a MASSIVE amount of data, especially if you’re using a picture heavy app like Instagram. If you do choose to get this phone (and use Instagram and Twitter a lot), then get the 1GB contract, you’ll need it! Oh yes, another pointer, it’s cheaper than the newest iPhone and Samsung, but is more solidly built and just as powerful!
Believe me or not, this post has no affiliation with Nokia or any of their brands, in fact, they don’t even know that I exist at this very moment. I’m simply expressing my feelings for something I use everyday to help me through my life! 😛