Microsoft announced Lumia 830 at IFA Berlin
In the first ever press conference by Microsoft’s Mobile Division after acquiring Nokia exactly an year ago, Microsoft announced their new “Affordable Flagship” smartphone, Lumia 830. The new phone is update to the previous model Lumia 820 and is made compiling the best of both worlds of Lumia range, i.e., High-End Specification and Affordable price. The phone will come with the latest Lumia Denim update pre-installed and packs 10MP Pureview Camera along with ZEISS optics and LED flash. The Lumia 830 is the slimmest and lightest of all Lumia phones at just 8.5mm thin and 150 gram weight.
Lumia 830 Specification:
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update with Lumia Denim
- LTE RoW: GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz; WCDMA: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz; LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20; Data Speed – Upload (Max) GSM: EGPRS/236.8 kbps; WCDMA: HSUPA/5.76 Mbps; LTE: 50 Mbps; Data Speed – Downlink (Max): GSM: EGPRS/236.8 kbps; WCDMA: HSDPA/42.2 Mbps; LTE: 150 Mbps.
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal user memory; 15 GB OneDrive cloud storage, micro SD expandable up to 128 GB
- Display: 5.0-inch ClearBlack IPS HD (1280 x 720) display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Curved Glass (2.25D), Lumia color profile, wide viewing angle,
- Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Main camera: 10 MP PureView with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization (OIS), Video recording at 1080p 30 fps (Full HD), Rich recording
- Secondary camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle (2596×1948) f/2.4, Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio
- Size: 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 (volumetric) mm, Weight: 150 g
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, BT 4.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, AGPS and GLONASS, 3.5 mm audio connector
- Battery: Removable 2220 mAh battery, exchangeable shell
- Audio: 3 high-performance microphones, Nokia Rich Recording with surround sound capture (Dolby 5.1), Uplink noise cancellation for calls, 3.5 mm AV connector
All in all, the specifications are quite good in the given price range. The phone is ideal for those who want a perfect camera phone and High-End Hardware without burning their pocket as the Lumia 830 is the cheapest offering in Lumia range having latest PureView camera and Imaging technology. Along with the Camera, the phone is also great in design and performing day to day activities as it is powered by Windows Phone 8.1 with personal digital assistant “Cortana”.
In the press event, Chris Weber, corporate vice president of Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft attacked directly on Apple and Samsung challenging that they can’t bring a phone with such High-End specifications at an affordable price range. While that surely is a bold claim, but shows the confidence they have with their new products.
He also demoed a few interesting features of the new phone, though dominated by imaging and camera capabilities. The Lumia 830 would be available at 330 Euros (around INR 26,200) before taxes in Bright Green, Bright Orange, Stunning White and Dark Grey colors starting from this month.