Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.

Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.

For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.

Microsoft has spent longer time than usual in updating its Windows Phone flagship lineup. If you’re asking yourself why that is, the best way is to have a second look at its current flagship, the Lumia 930, which is also known as the Lumia Icon in Verizon Wireless. Recent software updates like Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, which was later adapted as Lumia Denim for Microsoft’s mobile software has done an amazing job at reinvigorating what was assumed to be an old device.

Watch our After The Buzz of the Lumia 930 as we have a second look at Microsoft’s current flagship. Is it still worth it to buy a Lumia 930 after nearly 6 months in the market, or a Lumia Icon after almost a year? You’ve come to the right place. Make sure you also watch our Lumia Denim camera improvements tour, in addition to our review of Windows Phone 8.1.

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