Lumia 930 available for pre-order in Greece
After going up for pre-order in France and Germany earlier this month, the Lumia 930 is now available for pre-order in Greece. The Lumia 930 was announced last month at the Build conference and is the first handset to run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.
The Lumia 930 features a 5-inch full-HD display with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 and Nokia's ClearBlack technology. The device is powered by a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (no microSD card slot). As far as connectivity goes, you get Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and MicroUSB 2.0. The 20 MP PureView camera at the back (which is the same as the one used in the Lumia 1520) has dual LED flash and optical image stabilization.
Expansys Greece has the device for pre-order at €544 (around $740), which is slightly less than the €579 Amazon is asking for the Lumia 930 in Germany. Expansys hasn't announced a shipping date yet, but has mentioned that your card will be charged only once the device is in stock.
Thanks for the tip Buster!
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Let's ignore RAM, storage which are even more similar in fabrication cost and does not justify prices differences, you'll notice that you've always been paying more for novelty, brand notoriety and/or polish.
L930 is new, its fabrication cost should be approximately the same as a GS5 or an iPhone, only it's not the same design nor the same materials and polish. You'll find the proof of that just by looking of the relation between price and specs of the nexus 5 compared to the price of the similar phones at the same time.
Couple of weeks ago contract of my friend expired, she was asking for advice and there is not any WP device in the UK market which can be recommended. The irony is that we don't have even release schedule and can't hold others for a short period of time.
Come to Macedonia (or whatever you call us. I don't care) we have the iPhone5s for 550euros and the SG5 for 500 euros off contract. It will be a 200-300km drive, but you'll save 200 euros. On the other hand, you have cheeper DSLRs, but everything else in tech hardware is more expencive as far as I could see.