Lumia 830 specs and pricing revealed

Microsoft today revealed their "lightest and thinnest" Lumia yet, the 830 at 8.4mm thick and weighing just 150g.

  • Height: 139.4 mm, width: 70.7 mm, thickness: 8.5 mm, weight: 150g.
  • Display resolution: 720p (1280 x 720) with pixel density at 296 ppi.
  • 10MPx Pureview rear camera.
  • HD 0.9 MP wide angle front-facing camera. 
  • Bluetooth 4.0. 
  • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n .
  • NFC enabled.
  • Wireless charging: Built-in (Qi standard)
  • 2220 mAh battery.
  • 4G/LTE connectivity
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz  Snapdragon 400.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 16GB storage with MicroSD slot up to 128GB, plus 15GB free cloud storage.
  • Maximum talk time (3G): 14.8h
  • OS: Windows Phone 8.1 with 'Lumia Denim' update.
  • Skype 3 month unlimited worldwide calls.

The Lumia 830 will be available at €330 excluding taxes and subsidies and in the following colors: green, orange, white and black.

You can view details on the Lumia 730/735 here, and stay tuned for a hands-on by our very own Andy Weir later.

Source & Image: Nokia/Microsoft

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Why are all the new Lumia phones so huge? Whatever happened to releasing small sized phones too?

I guess the market now needs a "Lumia 830 compact" version too

You might as well just go for a 930 which will probably be on par price wise sooner or later and better.

Microsoft are doing this annoying less for more but new strategy and it sucks.

I'm a bit torn about this phone, for the asking price of 330€ + 24% VAT = 409€ I could instead get a Lumia 1020 for 385€. So for me the Lumia 830 isn't really worth it. :/
Or what are the advantages of 830 over 1020 to justify the higher price?

The complaints about slow camera speeds on the 1020 might be fixed with Lumia Denim.

Looks like this will come with a new Glance add on
http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-830-photo-gallery-affordability-never-looked-so-good

The Phone is nice, and the UI is very nice, but functionality is sooo 2011 - 2012

It is missing:
- Very High Definition Display for Virtual Reality (Oculus)
- Google Maps or something better
- Google Hangouts or something better (sorry skype)
- Google Remote Desktop, a secure way to access your desktop remotely regardless of the port settings, config, etc.
- Google Drive (the latest app)
- Google Plus app

The rest I can live without :-)

Again, Microsoft is getting stuff right, just a bit later than everyone else.

Is it missing?

- You want Virtual Reality on a "Affordable High End" phone?
- Here Maps
- I really can't compare since I never used Hangouts
- Remote Desktop app (Doesn't Google Remote Desktop require Chrome & Add-in to be installed on the PC? Also, I imagine it requires the PC to be logged in and running Chrome. RDP can even be woken up remotely via LAN.) - You have got a point there about ports. Then again, it is a one time setup & does not require additional details other than your login & IP. Also, Windows RDP protocol uses the least data and gives fastest performance out of all the Remote Desktop solutions / apps. Correct me if I am wrong though.
- Here Drive+
- Nope. You probably will not get any Google apps on Windows Phone for a long time. So, if you are a deep in Google user don't even look at a Windows Phone for the next 1-2 years.

Hope this helped.

Google will never bring its services to WP, they have a problem with Microsoft.

john.smith_2084 said,
The Phone is nice, and the UI is very nice, but functionality is sooo 2011 - 2012

It is missing:
- Very High Definition Display for Virtual Reality (Oculus)
- Google Maps or something better
- Google Hangouts or something better (sorry skype)
- Google Remote Desktop, a secure way to access your desktop remotely regardless of the port settings, config, etc.
- Google Drive (the latest app)
- Google Plus app

The rest I can live without :-)

Again, Microsoft is getting stuff right, just a bit later than everyone else.

There is NOTHING from Google that I want on my device, nor do I think any of it approaches being better than the Nokia/Lumia/Microsoft counterparts.

Nimdock said,
Ewww, no. On the contrary... It is free of scroogleware.

We both know that the moment Microsoft Phone is widely used they will introduce the Microsoft version of scroogleware, examples:

- Windows Phone Starter Edition (3 phone calls a day)
- Windows Phone Home Edition (can call any home number, but not business)
- Windows Phone Professional Edition (can call all but must be a home user)
- Windows Phone Enterprise Edition (can call all, but must be a business)

- Microsoft Office Phone will cost 300$ and it will come in 27 editions.

you have ti buy an Anti Virus, anti .... you name it, etc etc etc

they are not there yet, but the moment that Phone controls 50% of the market, then the fun will start

Look at the Windows Desktop today and learn :-)

Why did you even think this would ever pack new hardware that a flagship device does? This is not a high end flagship phone.

The hardware is fine for the price, 330euros. If you want brand spanking new hardware in a flagship phone then you're going to pay more than that.

I'm thinking this might be my next but the lack of the "Hey Cortana!" feature and in particular the not-very-good sounding front facing camera give me pause.

I wish Nokia could just give us all their cool features in one high end package instead of doling them out to individual devices.

Chances are if I wasn't to take good photos with the reader camera I'll probably wasn't decent photos from the front facing one too. Makes no sense to me to not give at least a reasonable spec ffc. I mean, the HTC 8X had a 2MP F2.0 ffc and that was almost two years ago.

But there are lots of good points about it... It's definitely still in first place as I doubt anything more Lumias are coming in the next couple of months.

That's not accurate. "Hey Cortana" will only work on what Microsoft is calling their "flagship devices" (which is laughable, in my opinion). It's believed that this is because the new SensorCore is required. The Lumia 1020 will eventually get Denim, but it won't be able to take advantage of all the features, like "Hey Cortana".

Bertch said,
I thought Hey Cortana was coming with all phones that have the Denim update, which the 830 will have.

It does, so that's not an issue, most if not all Lumia phones will get that feature once they get the Denim firmware installed.

Actually, apparently it's due to the feature currently requiring a Snapdragon 800 processor (which the Icon, 1520, and 930 have) whereas the 830 only has a 400 processor. Something something power management, I dunno the technical reasons.

Hopefully they figure out how to bring that feature over to all devices (or at least the *30 series) as it's a great option to have and Motorola managed to offer it on their low and mid-range devices already...

prettyconfusd said,
Actually, apparently it's due to the feature currently requiring a Snapdragon 800 processor (which the Icon, 1520, and 930 have) whereas the 830 only has a 400 processor. Something something power management, I dunno the technical reasons.

Hopefully they figure out how to bring that feature over to all devices (or at least the *30 series) as it's a great option to have and Motorola managed to offer it on their low and mid-range devices already...

I think it's because of SensoreCore or something to that extent?