Nokia Lumia 830 – First Look

Nokia recently announced two affordable smartphones. One of them is Nokia Lumia 830. It is the thinnest and lightest Lumia as per Nokia which includes thinnest Optical Image Stabilization module plus overall depth of just 8.5mm.

First Impression

The very first impression, it looks fab, the camera is very advanced and I really like the new camera features. This looks like another excellent value Windows Phone that will compete with many ‘mini’ Android phones available right now.

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 chipset. It will be coming with Windows Phone 8.1 plus Lumia Denim update. With Lumia Denim it’s getting better, faster and stronger. We have faith that as long as Microsoft and Nokia keep giving us reasons to invest in the hardware, it won’t be long before the software starts proving to be just as brilliant.

Other neat features include extra mics that improve the audio recording in videos, which is particularly useful for concerts to add more ‘location’ to the audio. There’s also optional wireless charging support through the removable covers — a cool extra even top-end phones don’t have.

Nokia Lumia 830: Detailed

This is doubly true of the camera. You will be getting optical image stabilisation in a phone of this size with a damn impressive price. A shot of the camera units from the Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 shows how Nokia has slimmed the unit down to fit.

But it’s in software where some of the more interesting ideas peak interest. Nokia has made the camera and app faster, so you can go from a locked screen to taking a photo even faster when using the dedicated shutter button. A neat mode also lets you take stills from video in a simple way.

The Lumia 830 camera records 1080p video at 30fps. There’s 16GB of built-in storage to record your videos, expandable via microSD cards up to 128GB.

Another aspect, like the camera, which is ‘flagship’ is the design. The Lumia 830 measures just 8.5mm thick and 150g. The smooth, rounded metal edges and gentle curve of the removable plastic rear feel great in the hands. The build quality, meanwhile, is everything we come to expect from Nokia over the years.

When it comes to the look and feel of the phone, your best comparison is the Lumia 930; it’s just as thick (about 8.5mm) as Nokia’s and shares the 930’s squared edges. At 150g it’s a little weighty compared to some of the competition but then you do have to consider that the 830 isn’t a small device.

The affordable price tag means Microsoft has sacrificed some screen quality, but while the 830 doesn’t sport full HD. But I believe the 5-inch 720p is more than sufficient for this phone. Everything looks crisp and vibrant.

View full specification of Nokia Lumia 830.