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Nokia Lumia 830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1636 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and camera. The performance and size also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative views 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. People really like the price and screen. The portability and performance also get good comments, whereas some have doubts 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, 2018

Consumer review (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. Comments about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views 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, 2018

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 review

 

The Lumia 830 is a great Windows Phone at a reasonable price.

At $100 on a two-year contract with AT&T, or $450 outright, you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to go in on this one. The Lumia 830 is a solid middle-of-the-road Windows Phone.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Ivan Petkov (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 review: Shining bright

 

Nokia Lumia 830 is probably the last smartphone to wear the iconic Nokia logo, five letters with so much history behind. And while it might not be a model as iconic as the original 808 PureView or the Lumia 1020, the Nokia Lumia 830 is destined to go...

5" ClearBlack IPS display of 720p resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 ; 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB of RAM ; Windows Phone 8.1 OS Update 1 with Lumia Denim ; 10MP PureView camera with 1080p@30fps video...

Snapdragon 400 chipset is somewhat dated now ; No headset included in the box (neither in Europe, nor in the US)

It's time to say farewell to the Nokia branding. Microsoft has already announced its first smartphone not to wear the Finnish logo - the Microsoft Lumia 535. And for the first time ever in GSMArena's history, Nokia's brand no longer occupies the top...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Philip Palermo (engadget.com)

Lumia 830 review: bringing the Icon down to the mid-range

 

When Nokia released the Lumia Icon earlier this year, it took its polycarbonate design philosophy and went a bit metal -- aluminum, specifically. The res

Solid aluminum frame ; Impressive, image-stabilized rear camera ; Good everyday performance

Struggles in some games ; Merely average front camera ; Quirky white balance (though pending updates may improve things)

The Lumia 830 strikes a good balance with its premium aluminum frame and mid-range internals. Those looking for a solid camera experience at this price range should take a good look.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 (AT&T)

 

The Nokia Lumia 830 is a middling phone that's outmatched by a range of other options on AT&T.

Excellent voice quality. Good size and build.

Underpowered compared with the competition. Disappointing battery life.

Comparisons and Conclusions Here's where things get weird: The Nokia Lumia 1020 is currently at a fire-sale price of $49 from both AT&T and the official Microsoft Store. The Lumia 1020 has a better camera, more storage, and similar performance for $50...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 ( black)

 

As far as legacy is concerned, there are worse notes to end on. The Lumia 830 is pitched as "the affordable flagship" and it's hard to argue with that. A good combination of solid design, a well-rounded feature set, the 10-megapixel PureView camera and...

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 : Nic Healey (cnet.com)

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 : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Nokia Lumia 830 review: A midrange phone with few regrets

 

Microsoft correctly labels the Nokia Lumia 830 as an "affordable flagship," with an appealing mix of performance, features, and price. And the phone will improve somewhat once Microsoft pushes the Lumia Camera app to the phone.

Thin, relatively light, but with a solid feel ; Phone's photo-taking abilities will improve with Lumia Camera app ; Solid performance for the price

Camera currently struggles in low light ; Hey Cortana!" active listening won't be supported ; Still lags behind iOS, Android in quality apps

Microsoft correctly labels the Nokia Lumia 830 as an "affordable flagship," with an appealing mix of performance, features, and price. And the phone will improve somewhat once Microsoft pushes the Lumia...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nokia Lumia 830

 

Nokia has announced a new "affordable flagship" smartphone, the Lumia 830. Powered by a 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, the Lumia 830 sports a 5.0" HD display as well as a 10MP PureView camera with the thinnest optical image...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

 

The Lumia 830 was launched by Microsoft at the IFA trade show in September. As seems to be the norm for most Nokia phones, it has taken a short while for announced phones to be generally available, but the Lumia 830 can now be found in many markets....

If you are looking for a midrange Windows Phone today though, the Lumia 830 is certainly one you want to check out.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Nokia Lumia 830 Smartphone Review

 

Farewell Nokia. Microsoft promises customers an affordable flagship smartphone with the Lumia 830. However, the technical specs position the device in the mid-range. A small quad-core and a screen with a low HD resolution is simply not premium range....

High-quality materials and decent build, Good Wi-Fi range, Removable battery, Expandable storage, Decent camera, Wireless recharging, Good GPS receiver, Decent battery life, Miracast and DLNA, Useful, preloaded software, Bright screen with high color...

that however has an increased black level, Strong IPS glow in flat viewing angles, Sluggish SoC, No ac Wi-Fi, No Cortana in Europe, Inferior speaker

Nokia's Lumia 830 sets sail under the old flag one last time. The design strongly resembles that of the Lumia 930, and pleases with high-quality materials and an excellent build. This impression stretches over every detail. For example, both the SIM...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, EFR, FR, HR
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery performance: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:Y

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:2 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1
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 / Auto, 1600, 400, 100, 3200, 800, 200
Main camera resolution (numeric):10 / 2
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.4
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):10 / 2
Rear camera type:Single camera
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 / Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Green / Black, White / Gold, White / Green / Orange / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.8 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 240 x 320 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:296
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4UL
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:49
Continuous video playback time:13.5
Standby time (2G):864
Talk time (2G):21

Ergonomics

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

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric keypad
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric keypad
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal RAM:1
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / 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, WMA, ASF, MP3, AMR-NB, MP4, M4A / AAC, AMR-NB
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls / DOC, PDF, XLS / PDF
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG / JPG, EXIF
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format: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 / MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, MOV
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1 / 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 / MP4,WMV,AVI,M4V,3G2,3GP,MOV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR / AMR, AMR-NB, FR / AMR, FR, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, EFR, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1900,2100
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM / GSM,GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, GATT, HFP, PBAP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:GPRS, GSM
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 / WEP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 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
Google applications:Gmail
GPRS: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Ringer type:MP3
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User 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: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 / To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
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 / To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4UL
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:49
Continuous video playback time:13.5
Standby time (2G):864
Talk time (2G):21

Processor

Processor:400
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

Built-in flashlight:Y
Color: Yes
Color of product:Green
Display:LCD
EDGE: Yes
Google applications:Gmail
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone

Video

Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MP4, MPEG4
Video playback: Yes
Video playback speed:25
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 0.409
Height:4.88 / 5.47
Weight:3.52 / 5.29
Width:2.19 / 2.78