Nokia Lumia 830 

Released September, 2014
  • Windows Phone, 8.1, Lumia Denim UI
  • 4G
  • 5"
  • Quad core 1.2 GHz
The Gorilla Glass 3 clad IPS display isn't as color saturated as the AMOLED Lumia models and blacks aren't inky.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
It's an OK display with moderate brightness, but it doesn't wow us in terms of color or contrast.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Features Key features of the Nokia Lumia 830

screen size

Lumia 830
5"
Lumia 820
4.3"

screen resolution

Lumia 830
1280 x 720
Lumia 1520
1920 x 1080
Lumia 930
1920 x 1080

memory

Lumia 830
1 GB
Lumia 1520
2 GB
Lumia 930
2 GB

processor

Lumia 830
Quad core
Lumia 920
Dual core
Lumia 925
Dual core

camera resolution

Lumia 830
10 MP
Xperia Z1
20.7 MP
Lumia 1520
20 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Nokia Lumia 830


8.0
The rear camera has a backside illuminated sensor (BSI) and the lens has a fairly wide 26mm equivalent focal length.

7.0

Overall

7.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Camera

The rear 10MP PureView camera is the gem here, and it takes photos that look natural and have good dynamic range by camera phone standards.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
The fast Zeiss f/2.2 lens and LED flash help with low light settings, though we still give the edge to the iPhone 6 and higher end Lumias for low light shots.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
Still, it's a good camera with a fast Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens that has OIS (optical image stabilization).
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Screen

When plugged in and charging that time and notification display stays on at a dimmed level so you can use it as a bedside clock.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
The display is a casualty of the lower price tag, though it's by no means poor-it's simply middle of the pack to match the price.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
The display also has touch sensitivity settings, and on high it works with gloved fingers.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Apps

It has the wonderful Nokia Glance feature where you double-tap the display to wake it up to view the time and notifications.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
If you use the GPS for hours or play 3D games for an hour or more, you'll need to top up by the afternoon, but for moderate use it should last until bedtime.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
The front 0.9MP camera is one of the lowest resolutions on the market in this price range, and as you might expect, Skype chats look a bit dim and grainy and selfies aren't masterpieces.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Battery

Not many mid to high end Lumia phones have swappable batteries, so that's a treat.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
Since the phone runs on the midrange Snapdragon 400 and has a 720p display, that battery capacity is perfectly adequate.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
The design is classy for the price, and we're thrilled that the battery is removable and that you can expand storage via microSD cards.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Video

The camera saves images in JPEG format; sorry there's no RAW format here, and it can shoot video in 1080p at 30 fps (H.264, MP4 format).
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
Photos look sharp with natural colors and video is smooth thanks to OIS.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
It's decently sharp and it doesn't look grainy despite the fact that there are quite a few 1080p 5" phones on the market and this is just 720p.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 10 MP
Resolution 10 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.9 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSPA (unspecified)
  2. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  4. LTE Cat 4 (150/)
  5. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  6. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  8. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  9. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 774 min
Talk time (3G) 888 min
Standby time 31,680 min
Capacity 2,200 mA·h

form factor

Weight 150 g
Thickness 8.5 mm
Size 70.7 x 139.4 x 8.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, Lumia Denim UI
Multitasking Yes
Adobe flash support Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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