The Nokia Lumia 830 smartphone has been advertised as being a flagship, mid-range phone. This means that this smartphone delivers an experience usually associated with high-end devices, but is in essence a mid-range device.
The Lumia 830 has the famous Lumia design and is one of the lightest devices in the Lumia range. It is only 8.5mm thick and weighs 150 gram. When you look at it from the sides, you will notice that it is much slimmer than other Nokia phones. It is made in the classic Nokia fashion – the back is made of polycarbonate. The sides might have some metallic finish to them but are actually plastic. Nevertheless, the phone feels quite solid in the hand and it is a little bit rough at the edges; so it cannot be held as comfortably as other models. Overall, it does have a good build and feel.
On the right side of the phone are the power key, volume rocker and the mandatory camera shutter. There is, however, nothing on the left side and bottom-side of the phone. At the top of the phone is the micro-USB port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
At the bottom of the screen are the navigation buttons and the top of the screen is the front-facing camera and the earpiece. At the back of the phone are a 10 megapixel camera and the LED flash. The bottom of the back has the speakers of the device. The back is also removable so you can swipe the back cover.
The device comes in the following colors – green, black, orange and white. The inside of the device also has wireless charging.
The Lumia 830 has a 5 inch screen with a 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels). It is an LCD panel that looks quite good to the naked eye. It has great viewing angles and good colors. It also deflects sunlight very well.
Inside the Nokia Lumia 830 is a QUALCOMM Snapdragon 400 processor and a 1.2 GHz Quad-core CPU. There is also 1GB RAM and for a Windows powered device, the Lumia 830 feels almost perfect. Although there are some lags here and there, it is nothing to keep you waiting for long.
As for the OS, you will find the Windows 8.1 running on the device. It also has a 2200mAh battery, which does just fine with regular use, because the OS is not so demanding.
The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization and with that comes the promise of great low-light shots. This, combined with Denim update enhancements makes the camera start-up process much faster, especially when capturing individual shots.
Notably, this camera takes two photos at the same time – one with flash and the other without. It combines both photos to give you a picture with the best lighting. The front camera has a 1 megapixel lens. This is not much, especially when you compare it to other devices announced during the same period.
The Nokia Lumia 830 costs about 330 EUR unlocked.