Does it make sense to upgrade from the Lumia 930 to Lumia 950?

If you're still hanging onto the old (and no longer officially supported) Lumia 930 from Nokia, you might want to look into upgrading to the Lumia 950. Sure, the Lumia 950 isn't built as well, but it features a big bump in specs over the Lumia 930's 1080p screen and Snapdragon 800 processor.

The Lumia 950 rocks a higher resolution screen at 2560 x 1440 and a newer Snapdragon 808 processor with fast charging. It's also about the same price as you'd pay for a Lumia 930 now too, considering the 950 is also pretty old at this point. However, the 950 is still fully supported by Microsoft, and it gets Insider updates.

There's a conversation going on in our forums right now about possible upgrades from a Lumia 930 to Lumia 950.

Hello guys, A couple of days ago, my 3-year-old Lumia 930's screen was shattered. Now I'm thinking of buying a new phone, but I can't decide between the Lumia 930 itself and a new Lumia 950. I had a Lumia 950 for a couple of hours, I installed the creators update. The UI is beautiful but the UX wasn't the best. The OS is laggy, my Lumia 930 running Windows 8.1 (denim update) is snappier. Is it a...


I definitely recommend an upgrade to the Lumia 950 if you're using a Lumia 930. Don't get me wrong, the Lumia 930 is a great device, and if you don't want to upgrade I wouldn't blame you. But if you're in need of a new Windows phone, the Lumia 950 is your best bet.

What about you? Can you think of any good reason not to upgrade? Let us know in the forums.

In the forums: Upgrading from Lumia 930 to Lumia 950: Is it worth it?!

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