CNET UK reviews the Nokia Lumia 930 (video)

Nokia Lumia 930 is a colourful, fun Windows Phone 8.1 device

CNET have posted their review of the Nokia Lumia 930.

While most of the review is fair, they do harp on a bit about the app gap, going so far as to say:

Where it falls down though is its apps. Although the app store does have some major names such as Netflix, Spotify, Skype, Whatsapp and Instagram, it doesn’t have much else to offer. It’s nearly always the last of the app stores to receive new releases, if it receives them at all.

This seems to be a relatively outdated view of the app situation, which has steadily improved over the years.

They go on to conclude:

The Nokia Lumia 930 does many things right. It has a great display, a brilliant camera, an interesting metal and plastic design and the Windows Phone 8.1 software is simple to use. Those are important things to get right, but its unimpressive battery life lets it down and it’s rather fatter and heavier than the Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8.

The lack of love the Windows Phone 8.1 app store receives from developers is still an issue as it means apps newly launched on Android and iOS nearly always take an age to arrive, if they appear at all. If you’re keen on the colourful interface and want a phone with a great camera that stands out from the Samsung and Apple phones in everyone’s pockets, it’s a decent phone to go for, so long as you’re not fussed about the latest apps.

If app support is important, then both the Galaxy S5 and LG G3 have comparable specs and great cameras and, as Android phones, both have access to an app store packed full of the latest releases. They’re roughly the same price, too.

Read their full review here.