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Nokia Lumia 830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1631 reviews of Nokia Lumia 830. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and camera are overall positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 830 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the apps.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

apps

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 830 5 inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackNokia Lumia 830 5 inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 830 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reception.

portability, performance, design, screen, usability

reception

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 830 Factory Unlocked Cellphone, International Version, BlackNokia Lumia 830 Factory Unlocked Cellphone, International Version, Black

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

Not top-of-the-range, and not budget - but the Lumia 830 isn't just right either

Decent Battery ; Big bright screen ; Well powered camera ; Camera shutter button ; Metal frame

Poor design ; Sluggish in use ; Poor front camera ; Windows feels disorganised ; Lack of apps

Just one level below the Lumia 930, the Lumia 830 suffers from the same OS flaws as the bigger handset as well as poorly implemented design and low powered internal components.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 830 is one of the last smartphones to bear the Nokia brand name ahead of Microsoft's takeover of the company. This last of the Nokia breed isn't a flagship powerhouse either, instead the Lumia 830 is the watered-down version of the...

Great build, latest Windows Phone 8.1 experience, battery life, camera options

Screen resolution lacks, lure of Lumia 930 more tempting

The Microsoft Nokia Lumia 830 is a very pretty handset. The build can't be faulted for its premium quality and while the processor and camera might lack a little power for some, that's why the price is where it is positioned.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930 - Pocket-lint

 

When Microsoft describes the new Lumia 830 as a slimmer, sleeker, version of the Lumia 930 they really aren't kidding. The new handset, announced at IFA

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Mid-range Windows Phone Lumia 830 isn't the best phone we have tested - but it is far from the worst

 

The Lumia 830 costs £319 inc VAT SIM free. Design-wise it is good to see a handset that breaks from the black-slab Android norm. The colourful backside is available in several colours, and is actually a thin plastic cover. Detachable, this gives you...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lumia 830 Windows phone review

 

But that murky middle ground isn't entirely clear but. Dial down to £150 or less and you can pick up the Moto G. At around £100 Nokia's own Lumia 630 offfers good value. So the question is whether the Lumia 830 is a cheap high-end phone or an expensive...

There's nothing shockingly wrong with the Lumia 830, but it does feel like a slight opportunity lost. It is a mediocre performer, with a not-great camera. But it is well priced, nicely built and stylish. Better value can be found by dropping down to...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

The Lumia 830 is well-made phone, but it's too expensive compared to the Lumia 930

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Nic Healey (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 830 is an affordable flagship smartphone, but it's also a swansong for the venerable Finnish company. Nokia's name is on the way out, and Microsoft will be the brand of choice for the next generation of Lumia phones, with the Microsoft...

Smart-looking with satisfying mid-range power, the Lumia 830 packs in more features than you'd expect at this price range, including the impressive PureView camera.

A 720p screen seems a little disappointing on anything with the title 'flagship'. Windows, as always, suffers when it comes to your choice of apps in the marketplace.

A great example of a Windows-based smartphone and a killer option for what it costs, although there's still not quite enough going on with Windows Phone to pull people away from Android or iOS.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

The thinnest Windows Phone 8.1 mobile around, but is it thin on substance too?

Slim, stylish and nicely made ; Vibrant screen ; Good low-light camera performance

A bit expensive ; Not great for high-end games ; Low-end CPU for the price

Gamers and app-ficionados should steer clear, but those after an easy to use, attractive Windows phone will lap up the Lumia 830

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia Lumia 830

 

Great low light photos set this phone apart

Great photos in low light ; Slim and stylish design ; Bright and accurate screen

No HDR mode ; Poor performance in some games ; Strong rivals at this price

Overall, it’s a very good screen. You will find better on some similar price or cheaper phones, the Nexus 5, LG G2 and LG G3 spring to mind, but it’s certainly not a reason to rule out the Lumia 830.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Our full Nokia Lumia 830 review: a fun and fantastic 10MP cameraphone

 

Our full Nokia Lumia 830 review: a fun and fantastic 10MP cameraphone

Attractive, colourful design ; Dependable 10-megapixel camera ; Attractive screen

Basic processor ; Windows Phone quirks

Nokia’s Lumia 830 may be a stripped-back version of the flagship Lumia 930 smartphone, but the sacrifices aren’t all that great considering the cost savings.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-L4A
Browsing time:11
Browsing time (3G):11
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:78
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):528
Standby time (3G):528
Talk time (2G):12.9
Talk time (3G):14.8
Talk time (4G):14.9
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 500, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 250, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):10
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.4
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):10
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.9 / 1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.59 / 0.590
Body SAR (USA):0.59
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.44 / 0.440 / 0.46
Head SAR (USA):0.46

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Green / Gold, White / Green / Orange / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:296
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric keypad
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, WMV / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, LPCM, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR-NB
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS / DOC, PDF, XLS / PDF
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR / AMR, AMR-NB, FR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, EFR, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:No / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1900,2100
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WDS, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

EDGE: Yes
Frame rate:15
GPRS: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Display:LCD
Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :13.9
Weight:150
Width:7.07