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Are you going to buy a new Lumia 730 or Lumia 830?

Yesterday Microsoft announced two new Windows Phone handsets – the Lumia 730/735 and the Lumia 830. These are new killer handsets in their respective categories, and we can't wait for you all to play with them. We had some great coverage yesterday, and you know more or less know all there is about the two devices. So we have to ask, are you planning on buying one?

Lumia 830

The Lumia 830 is the new affordable flagship from Microsoft. You'll find a 10 MP PureView camera, QI wireless charging, 5-inch 720p display and more all inside an affordable and thin package (8.5 mm!). Look for the Lumia 830 later this month at €330 ($433 USD). It'll come in orange, green, white and black, but you can swap out the rear panel for different colors.

Lumia 730 / Lumia 735

The Lumia 730 is a budget-friendly 'selfie' phone that comes in two variants – the dual-SIM Lumia 730 and the single SIM, but LTE-compatible, Lumia 735. You'll find an impressive 5 MP wide-angle front-facing camera in the Lumia 73x series. An ultra-low F/1.9 aperture helps make some seriously wonderful photos using the front camera.

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663 Comments
  • I like the phones, but I'm waiting for something more flagshippy.
  • Same here.
  • Same. Though, admittedly, these phones look more flagshippy than previous midrange Lumias. They did a nice job. My only complaint is the 1MP on the 830. Otherwise, I might actually consider it... but the 1MP seems like too much of a compromise, especially when there's a 10MP on the back.
  • True bye you can use the Lumia selfie app which keys you use the rear camera
  • But it matters the software that process the pic...
  • Apparently, the 0.9MP front camera has spoiled the Lumia 830 party.  I'm just curious what the designers were thinking.when they made such a stupid decision.  It would definitely affect the L830 sales.  Even Xolo Win q900s has a 2MP front camera.  Selfie is a important feature in many markets like China.
  • It looks to me that MS is banking on the idea that people who appreciate great selfie cams are a different group than those who appreciate a great rear shooter. The good thing is that there a Windows Phone with a nice selfie cam exists for those who want one and it isnt that expensive. I'd really like to see some comparison photos between the Lumia 735 and the HTC One M8 Windows front and rear cameras. The front cameras are both 5 megapixel and the rear cameras both have optimizations for low light performance. Lumia 735 has a 6.7mp camera with f/stop 1.9 and the One M8 has the 4 Ultrapixel shooter. If those cameras compare well the 735 could be a real under the radar value.
  • I am with you on that pansy front shooter on L830. Will it really destroy their margins by making it 2mp versus potentially destroying their sales
  • Carrier, anyone?
  • I have AT&T.
  • Not fully upgrade of 720, glance must be there. And in 830, 1mp would be compromise, it should be at least 2 3 mp front and processer is same as low end 530 must be clocked at 1.5
  • 530 has a snapdragon 200, these have snapdragon 400
  • Anyone want to bet how AT&T are going to further NERF these phones? Qi Charging - you know that is gone. Memory - probably cut that in half. Colors - can't have anything fancy here. Availability - 3 Months after they are available to the rest of the world.
  • And updates probably much later than rest of the world
  • +925 My wife and kid are in near desperate need of something to replace their dying WP7.x phones. The answer to whether they get a 73x or 830 depends on whether either makes it to TMo reasonably soon. You know, sometime sooner than 8 to 12 to 400 weeks from now.
  • Same here. I got an lg g3 to hold me over but keep going back to my 925 on tmo. What about the m8? Tmo said their getting it.
  • Same here! Still on the 920
  • Never heard anything about carriers. Which gets to carry what
  • +1520
  • Same here.
  • Same here. Was hoping for a proper flagship. Hopefully feb or march 2015 - till then the 1520 will suffice, for me.
  • My 1520's screen has been damaged a day after these phones were announced. If this will not be repaired, j have to settle for a 730.
  • Per MS isn't the 830 the "budget flagship"  .  Fact is it's a sold-mid tier phone.  I don't MS really understands the true definition of the word flagship. As in the best that the company has to offer.
  • Adding the budget qualifier means they know it is not top spec, but rather a high end mid range. It has the same specs (plus or minus some camera specs) as the new MotoG.
  • Exactly, just Moto G is priced nearly half less and doesn't pretend to be a flagship by the price... Microsoft misses that on paper 830 is so much exactly like 730 that no one is going to pay so much more - though in real use it might be somewhat better but even then still not enough to justify the price.
  • What is high end in this phone by the way, other companies offer 1.6ghz processor and full HD display in that same price of 830, it has same specs of Moto G2 which is half of 830 price, then why should I buy this shit from Microsoft
  • I am extremely disappointed. Not exactly by the device but more by how MS markets them and presented them. I really feel like MS screwed itself and their devices over completely. It's just sad really. Just sad. There's so much more to those devices that people can get enthusiastic about and Microsoft just kills that with a pathetic presentation. Makes you wonder what kind of people they hire at MS or who the hell keeps making these insanely stupid decisions. Also, they too big. I want a smaller device. Do I really have to buy a different brand of phone to have one that fits in my pocket?!
  • Didn't see the announcement. How did they present them that was so disappointing? I agree that Microsoft seems to have great potential with their new products but keeps making the wrong decisions. I'm also not liking the fact that they are ignoring the smaller sized phone alternative. I don't want to switch to Apple, but I also don't want a big phone... I'm hoping they announce a high-end 4.3" Surface Phone.
  • (Please keep in mind that the 830 will go for 399Euro in Europe due to taxes and whatever, that's what Nokia/Microsoft said I think in Netherlands, that's 520USD, not 330eur as stated earlier.) Well I won't go to iphone if going away from WP. I've actually tried that and an iphone is truly a remarkably large step backwards once you get to know all the cool hidden tricks with WP. It's hard to explain but the iphone feels like a device that's about 4 years before WP in some strange way. Sure the apps are nice, but the device and the OS just feel weird, limited and out of place. And yes, a 4.3" surface phone would be perfect. Anyway what I dislike about the presentation, isn't just about the presentation but more about the device itself matching up to the presentation. The 830 offers nothing that validates it's price or establishes the promises made in the presentation. Microsoft clearly wants the 830 to be affordable high-end and fight an iphone and samsung at a lower price, but the device simply isn't and doesn't match up to that position. Really, it has a SoC from the Lumia 630, even if it's fast enough and all, it's still sending the wrong signal. Going for a new Samsung or iphone or whatever, the benefits are somewhat obvious and in your face (even if in case of an iphone they are fake). Why would I buy an 830 instead? They're simply positioning the device and creating competition for it where it's completely out of it's depth in it's current state. That's like saying a Fiat Panda is good competition for a ferrari because it got wheels too! Whoever is in charge of that at Microsoft is completely lost. I mean with the 930 I can completely understand. That one is cheaper than the iphone and samsungs and definitely beats them both quite hard with the camera and a few other tricks that simply can't get copied by either samsung or apple. Microsoft again forgets to tell people (gosh.. what surprise) and spends more of it's time selling iphones and androids with all the news about apps for both those platforms, that often don't get updated on WP devices quite as often. Microsoft needs to create their own market for their phones, not a market where they directly fight Android and iOS, but a market where they can create the rules. Right now they just base their marketing and features on what iOS and Android offer, instead of creating something that's new and fresh. That might sound difficult as iOS and Android have such a marketshare, but it's a lot easier than it looks. All Microsoft has to do is start with a clean slate and fill it with what the smartphone users really want to do on a day to day basis and use that as their main message in their marketing, instead of just following some selfie hype. I know MS can do it, they've done it before to come up with the design they have now on WP7 and 8. A design that really works, if they would only start marketing it based on why they developed it in the first place. If I show people, or groups, couples, families how useful the Rooms feature for example can be and how easily the live tiles make the phone and how useful sunlight readability is and all the other unique stuff MS forgot about, they really get why WP works and want one too. But why do I have to tell people about those features, instead of MS telling them? I've made close to a hundred people by now get a Lumia. And what does MS do? They keep finding ways for me and others to get second thoughts about the devices. What the hell is wrong with Microsoft?!
  • True.. MS sucks at marketing... WP should be at 8% market share by now..
  • Agree!! I can't stand how they are making me go away from their phones!!! I think the 730/735 are at the right spot but NO CAMERA BUTTON!!!! What are they thinking. And the 830 with the same CPU? NO NO!!
  • ew
  • Apples next phones are 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively. You guys are the minority, not Microsoft.
  • Yes let's take example from a company that has it's market share drop like a brick for the last few years. There is a reason HTC and Samsung create mini versions of their devices.
  • +8X
    I absolutely agree on every point
  • Some people here would disagree with you. I am not one of those people
  • Price is still to high for the specs
  • We are SO spoiled here at wpc ^_+, we know to much.......
  • Sadly, haha.
  • +928
  • Definitely getting the 730 it looks sweet
  • What do you mean?! This is an mid-upper, medium rare, affordable flagshipish type device. 
  • I'm holding out for top sirloin, well done, expensive flagshipness.  A 5.5-6" cut would be delicious.
  • Waiting for the more expensive flagship to show up.
  • If they don't announce the next flagship soon, i may have to go with the 830. My 620 is just not cutting it anymore. I also don't like spending a ton of money and the 830 hist just about every feature i'd want in a phone. I'm only really concerned if the processor and ram become outdated, etc. Also, if the next flagship doesn't amaze me, then i'd probably rather save the money and go 830 since it hits all my must have feature points.
  • Haha?  Really?  Processor and RAM outdated?  You know that hardware isn't evolving *that* fast.  If the device has plenty of RAM, adding more is superficial.  It's not like the gaming industry where you have to upgrade every few years to stay in the race.  Even today, phones using older hardware are still competitive and this is because your typical mobile task (aside from gaming) isn't all that intensive enough to demand high-end performance. Take the 930 vs M8 for example.  MUCH faster processor core clock, but in real world testing, the speed improvement is laughable at best.  Yet simply because 801 sounds more impressive than 800, a lot of people feel the need to upgrade.  It's tragically wasteful.
  • The thing with hardware evolwing is not always about speed. It's also about power saving, new instruction sets that allow something that wasn't previously available. Talk about image processing performance improvements of 805 and 810 chips that something like Lumia 1020 would greatly benefit from. You can see this even now, how 800+ chips support Cortana passive voice activation, but the 400 in 730/830 does not, and never will. Why would I buy L830 for ~$430 and 400 chip when I can go for L1520 that will support all the new and shiny features of WP in foreseable future for just ~60 bucks more? (yeah I know size is not for everyone but still)
  • Same here I want to upgrade so bad dangit fucking Microsoft takes forever....
  • Yup +920
  • Since there is new Lumia flagship on AT&T right now, I'm waiting for the W8. But these Lumias are excellent mid ranged devices too. :)
  • This should've been a poll option.
  • Agreed, also love the 16v sirocco. I had an black '86 16v. :-)
  • Thanks, she's an '88.  The most high-maintenance girl in my life, but well worth it!
  • Scirocco,  oops lol
  • Microsoft needs to launch a surface phone to compete against the galaxies, note series, ave iPhone 6. Microsoft supposably had 3 surface phone working prototypes as a plan b, bit I say they should be the units used to counter the above mentioned phones offered by the other platforms that are popular. I've been waiting for two years now for a surface phone; Microsoft needs to get its stuff straight..... Balmer would have released these phones!
  • Yep, same here. Just upgraded my 920 to cyan and very happy with the handset. I'm also going to wait until something comes along I just can't do without.
  • I agree, non of these make me want to give Io my 920
  • I would of bought a 930 if it was available on T-mobile. Might get one of these if there's an international version.
  • Flagshippy, that's new.
  • sadly just another word for Mid-tier
  • This. I'm either getting the next flagship or the 1520. Depends on what's out in November. Can't wait.
  • +925
  • Flahshippy??..lol
  • Me too. I responded to the poll with "I'm happy with what I have," but my L920 is nearly two years old, and my battery is really showing its age, but I would like to upgrade, not downgrade.
  • coming later this year i would think, maybe novemberish.
  • Exaxctly my feel. What I want is a lighter 930 with glance... That is really all I wanted. These new ones look nice, but end up being compromised if you are looking for "the best you can get". And then there are people like my wife for whom the 830 would be perfect, if only it was 4.5". I understand that the larger screen makes for more room and slimmer designs, but really, these things got too big for many people out there. Right now she is using a 630 because of that, she would gladly pay 500 euros to get better everything, but she just doesn't want it to be bigger. When is Microsoft going to realize that there is a huge market for "premium small" (as iPhone sales have proven since long ago). These new efforts to me look like the typically American logic, bigger has to be better. I wished they added some Japanese or European flair to their offers, which is understanding the concept of "premium compact".
  • Definitely agree. I recently lost my Lumia 925 while on holiday and I loved that phone. The 930 was a bit of a let down for me considering it didn't feature glance, it's design wasn't unique, and it didn't have that ergonomic curved feel of the 925. Please, Nokia, don't stuff up the 935!
  • My thoughts exactly. I am thinking the HTC One M8 for Windows is looking pretty good at them moment.
  • Booo! for the Ultrapixels. I need pureview and ois
  • Me too
  • Waiting for a flagship quality phone as well, though I do like the quality of these models
  • Nope, I'm waiting for the next flagship (1525/1030). The 830 looks really good though :)
  • Yeah that 830 is the best looking WP I've seen (in my opinion offcourse) i really love the orange and green ones with that pitch black Camera module.
  • True, I wish it was a better camera, the 20 or 41 Mpixel is holding me from a buy.
  • Really? its only rocking a 400 snapdragom. no passive listening no 4k video its like a sports car with a gocart engime
  • Is not meant to be a SLK, think of it as an a45. it's an AMG, but its not really comparable to its bigger brothers.
  • Me too, waiting for 1030. 730 is soooo lovely but it lacked a camera button and 830 not my style, even though I loved the 1020. But then 1020 will be really outdated so the only perfect phone for me is 1520 and then the screen is a freaking 6". I know I am too picky, I know S400 is as fast as ever with WP, I know "so what without glance", "so what without camera button". But my little hope is that Nokia please give me a perfect Lumia next time!
  • Just use a 1520 for a week or two. I bet you will not be able to go with a smaller display after using a 1520 :)
  • nah men
  • Quality affordable phones. Nice work Microsoft
  • im waiting for the 1030 or 935, only had my 1020 for a year. needs to last a little longer
  • Same, waiting for a "1030" to upgrade from my 1020. But out of all the cool features I want them to include... The one that I want the most... (don't laugh) is for the back cover to be replaceable.
  • Not a chance. The 830 is barely an upgrade from the 820, let alone my 920. That, and I don't like the look of the 830, the aluminum is ugly, compared to the full polycarbonate.
  • Ois, rich audio recording, 720p. It kind of is huh?
  • None is worth a 2-year contract.
  • That's why it's priced affordably do people can purchase it out right without a contact.
  • There is not a single phone on the planet - today or tomorrow - that is worth a 2 year contract. Not if you're reading a phone enthusiast site everyday.
  • Haha Daniel you got me there. Ok, I am using a free 1520 directly from Microsoft Store, the only complain I have is that AT&T took out the Qi, and I don't have the nerve and tools to build one like the forum advised.
  • "There is not a single phone on the planet - today or tomorrow - that is worth a 2 year contract. Not if you're reading a phone enthusiast site everyday."
    +1520.3 in Yellow, Purchased Outright; and I'm Uncarriered via T-MoUS .
  • I would soooo love a 1520.3, but I'm not dropping that kind of coin on a phone I'll drop 2 days later.
  • If I have one drop a year, that's a lot. I understand some might be more accident prone, but still. I've never yet broken/cracked a screen/case or had a performance issue after a drop. I also keep my phones in cases and with screen protectors on because accidents can and will happen. My yellow 1520.3 is in a clear TPU gel case that is slim, provides great grip and flaunts the color. It looks, handles and feels fantastic in the case. I just yesterday upgraded the plastic sheet screen protector to tempered glass. Again, fantastic. Protection can ENHANCE the esthetic of a device as well as protect. The 2 phones I sold off to subsidize the 1520.3 (a Lumia 925 and a Nexus 4) were both mint despite a LOT of use. Protection and a bit of care is all it takes. Don't let petty fears keep you from enjoying what you want out of life. :D
  • Daniel, that's only because 2-year contracts end up causing you to vastly overpay for a phone. I prefer to buy off contract and get a cheaper plan, but I'm not one to upgrade frequently at all- I read this site as much for its Windows and Surface news as much as for the Windows Phone news.
  • @Daniel #nailedit
  • if your on T-mobile the 830 is a Mid-teir slap in the face. contract or no contract
  • Your carrier should run the device you bring... and if you know your spec you can outdo them every time. Never count on your carrier to find your next phone, no matter the carrier or the OS. And if your carrier won't let you bring your own device, or has tech restrictions that exclude flexibilty (I'm looking at you CDMA), then walk away. Don't get trapped on a network and don't swallow the mediocre phones they want to spoon feed you. If everyone falls into that trap then your choices will be 2. The latest iPhone and the latest Galaxy S.X.
  • I actually want to see a benchmark between the 820, 830, and 920 before I throw the SD400 completely out of my idea of my next phone (there SD400 is my only complaint, if they had just upped it to even an SD600, I'd be completely happy).
  • It was tough for me to find a decent comparison of the S4 and 400 SoCs. The only same-OEM comparison I could find was the Galaxy S III (S4, same as in the 820/930) and the Galaxy Grand 2 (400, same as the 830, but without the LTE, I think). The S III won out overall, and in 3 of the 5 benchmarks.
  • Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8opXHxk2GI
  • the snapdragon 400 means no future passive listening (denim update) no 4k video and no Hi rez action shots BOOO!
  • No, still happy with my 920 and nothing yet excites me enough to change. Maybe a 1025 pre or post Christmas
  • yup, I'm with you. Holding onto my 920 and hoping for a 1030 around xmas time or a little after.
  • I have a L920 and its quite clear to me that the L930 is a decent upgrade.. Despite having a bigger screen, the L930 is only a little taller and basically the same width. Better camera, Qi, better cpu, more ram, lighter and a hair thinner + 4hd recording with Lumia denim
  • +920
  • I think you're going to see that 1020 successor next year. I'm waiting also
  • Sadly, I agree on it being next year, if it was coming this year, we would have had leaks by now heh.
  • Yeah go 920!! Its still going pretty strong, I dont see a need to upgrade yet. The only thing is this phone is looking a tad thick and heavy lately baha. But I agree, the 1030 is hopefully going to come around so I can upgrade to something that is an obvious step up from my 920, not just a hardware change.
  • Waiting for 1030 like many people here. My 920 is getting better every OS update.
  • Totally agree. All the other options are a compromise of some sort, but the 830 does get the closest. The others are either too big, no qi, no glance, worse screen.
  • I'm tempted to get the 830, I currently own an 820, but all those comments about it being a step-down are confusing me ... I don't care about gaming, but the overall performance
  • I totally agree! All I need/want is something that is just slightly faster and has better battery life. The 830 looks perfect to me (depending on the UK pricing)
  • You'll get DNG support with Denim http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/09/05/designing-pureview-lumia-830/
  • Theefman , what's DNG?
  • Digital NeGative. It's the camera sensor data for editing in high-end software such as PhotoShop or LightRoom.
  • Don't listen these people, it's a way faster then 820.
  • Zapella , yup ofc , getting. One
  • I'd like to see the proof. I actually looked at a benchmark comparison of the Galaxy S III (with the 820's SoC) and the Galay Grand 2 (with the 830's SoC), and the S III won out over the Grand 2, indicating a superior SoC and overall performance-based experience with the Snapdragon S4, as compared to the Snapdragon 400. That would indicate that the 820 would likely beat the 830 overall in benchmarks. So, I did research and read through comparisons before making my claim. What did you research, anything?
  • Sorry you are using Android devices for that. Anyway It's a S4 Dual Core processor against Snapdragon 400 Quad Core.
  • Still can't compare it to Windows phone though when it comes to optimization.
  • How do you know that? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • If you like it buy it, it's a nice upgrade from the 820. 
  • don't listen to these whiners. If the phone has what you need then what else matters????? I will be buying this over the 930 because it doesn't have glance, sd slot or a removable battery. the 830 looks great!!
  • You make to much sense..my head hurts.
  • Definitely upgrade. 830 comes with a preview camera, larger screen, quad core, larger battery and so on. Definitely a step up.
  • Don't listen to these ppl talking up specs and stuff...they are getting all nitty gritty about it when most of the phones in this range will barely make any difference...and am pretty sure they will be leaps and bounds ahead of the previous gen phones in a lot of ways...you will see it when a thorough review comes of the 830 on this site...we are talking about windows here not android...
    Go for it man...dont be discouraged...the 830 is a very decent phone for its price...and so is the 730...
  • They should do a 930 vs 830 just like the 530 vs 630 article to help consumers choose
  • What Microsoft should do is narrow their line-up down. Have 4 phones at most that get updated once a year. Call them 6, 7, 8, and 9 series' if you'd like. The 6 series being the ultra affordable and the 9 series being the flagship. The less confusion for the buyer the more likely they are to buy your product. Confusion scares customers away.
  • Agreed. All these phones with minor differences and trumped up usp's - they needed to streamline their offering.
  • I think if they organized it right, they could just do 5,7 and 9 and 10 Just my opinion.
  • Actually, that's not true. The 920 was launched in 11/12, and it wasn't replaced until 2/14 on Verizon and 6/14 internationally (15 and 19 months, respectively). The 820 will be nearly to 23 months before it is replaced. The 720 will be replaced in the 17-month area (launched 4/13, replaced 9/14). The 520->530 transition was the same (at least in the U.K.). Only the 6xx series seems to get frequent refreshes. HOWEVER, the 6xx, 7xx, and 8xx series are rather redundant this time around. The only meaningful difference between the 630 and 730 appears to be the resolution of the FFC. The 830 seems to just take the 730, add OIS and a better rear camrea, then keep the camera button. All 3 devices have the same SoC, and they're not that different from each other because of it. They should rename the 5xx series the 7xx series, dump the 6xx series, combine the 730 and 830 as the new 8xx series, then give the rest of the U.S. a new 9xx series and refresh the 10xx line as well, with a new 15xx series in the spring. That would eliminate 2 redundant sets of phones, tighten the naming up a bit, and take them from 8 series (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15) to 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15). They could also make the 13xx line into a 150x and make the 15xx into the 15xx line, making it just the "big-screen" line, with the 150x to serve the low-end and the 15xx to serve the high-end.
  • There are more differences between 630 and 730, there is no flash or FFC on 630, screen resolution and RAM is bigger on 730, a slight size difference, the camera is also better. And the style of the phones are different. So there are plenty of differences
  • I don't even pretend to understand the significance of any of the numbering scheme.
  • Nokia created this numbering sequence
  • And only they know what it means. Because apparently 7 and 8 are greater than 10.
  • But you are comparing last gen 10 with current Gen 7 and 8. Wait for the 1030 first
  • No
  • Sticking with my 920 and 1520 til something better than this comes along.
  • Yup but confused..730/830 as I own Lumia 720 and 730 does not have Dolby sound enhancement and glance screen...but still goin to buy ...help guys plz...budget no problm
  • Get the 830, the camera is no slouch. http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/09/05/designing-pureview-lumia-830/
  • even I love dolby and I think Dolby support should have been there in 730
    Dolby sound is the best feature for me on windows phone. o listn to a lot of music.
  • well Dolby Headphone is only for 5.1 surround music - do you listen 5.1 music?
  • If the budget isn't a concern, get the 930, if you can. It's a MUCH better phone in the same body as the 830--you'll just get double the camera and display resolution, a huge CPU+GPU performance improvement, double the RAM), and more internal storage (though no microSD support).   As for the 730 vs. 830, the difference is camera resolution, OIS , display resolution, and aluminum center vs. full polycarbonate. They have the same SoC, but if the camrea improvements concern you, go 830.
  • I also have the 720 and good set of cans. Not liking the Dolby sound at all, never really used it, manual equalizer is enough for me.
  • Both.
  • I'm still waiting for the next flagship to come out on ATT! Like a true succesor to the 920,5,8 or 1020. With glance screen ability.
  • Im selling my 920 to buy 830!!
  • I am replying with my 1520. 920 is sitting on my JBL speaker.
  • Nope, I'll be waiting for a Lumia 1030
  • 830 in black with the New QI charging plate, perhaps also the green case
  • Yeah, black one looks great.
  • Nah. Just bought the "Hulk" aka the 1520 and not looking back!
  • Can't agree with you anymore.
  • Nope waiting for 1020 successor.
  • Nah. Im waiting for something along the lines of a Lumia 1030
  • MS would make gangs of money if they would just put out the 1030. Think of how many high-end users are up for an upgrade right now and would love to have that camera. The fact that they just released 3 midrange phones and nothing on the horizon for high-end is disappointing. MS is shutting out a large portion of their user base.
  • The retail price is not 330€. It's 330€ + taxes. Had the 830 in my hand today at IFA and I think I will get one in orange (coming from a 920).
  • Which stand did you visit?
  • I was at the Vodafone Germany booth. They had one in black there and I think two 730s,
  • The 735 looks very tempting... But my Prestigio 8500 does just fine for now. So I'll wait a few months untill the pricing dropped
  • I'd enjoy the 830, but once it decides to get to the USA and assuming it doesn't become a Verizon exclusive... And ATT will probably gut the wireless charging but whatever.
  • Att doesn't do wireless charging.
  • That's what he said.
  • ? I have a 920 that has wireless charging...the 1520 was gutted thou...
  • As were the 925 and the 1020. AT&T moved into the PMA wireless group and hasn't had a new Qi-based phone since. Of course, nothing says that they MUST stick to that stance or that a combi-device that supports Qi and PMA would be rejected out of hand.
  • I stick with my fantastic 1520! Lumia 1520 still is the best WP out there; even superior to newly-released HTC One. Believe me!
  • Absolutely right. Even if this is an older phone, the 1520 is the top end flagship for WP.
  • Except many find it too big.
  • Girly man
  • I actually want a 7" with digitizer and a killer next generation 1020 camera with a much bigger lens. Screw the Surface mini, I will get a pro 3 and a giant phone/small tablet and have everything I need. My pockets are BIG.
  • Since latest rumor about the next 1020 successor... I think I'll hold my wallet for a while :3
  • Waiting for a legit flagship.
  • Like to see the 830 in person before saying anything. Looks like it may be a phone I would like to have for a few dollars less.
     
  • I would like to suggest Microsoft that they should start manufacturing white phones as well. Until now they sold only black ones. I'm referring to the front of the phone. White phones with or without changeable back shells.
  • I laugh at the people who say this isn't an upgrade over the 820. The looks, the processor, especially the camera is a great step up. Too many people believe the s4 is better than the 400. Every benchmark suggests otherwise.
  • I know , ofc 400 is better , but I'm complaining about the speed clocked at (1.2ghz)
  • iphone has dual core 1.2ghzprocessor i believe, and it runs very smooth IM NOT APPLE FANBOY JUST TO BEE CLEAR,
  • Why iPhone mate? They doubled up the processor in every new release, the lowest iPhone to have now it's the 5.
  • BEE do you always buzz?
  • Nope, want more of a flagship phone to replace my L920. Desperately need a new phone as my L920 has been struggling as of late. Might be tempted to get an iPhone 6(5.5") if MS doesn't announce something soon.
  • Why don't you get the HTC one for windows? It's a very nice phone outside of the dedicated camera button
  • Though a nice phone, the camera isn't that great in my opinion and that matters.
  • Why not the 930?
  • Not an option for ATT contract; I won't outright buy a phone, I want a 2-yr reduced phone.
  • In the same place. The microphone on my 920 has been giving me grief so gotta upgrade soon. HTC One and 930 aren't options because Microsoft, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided not to push either in Canada. The latest phone here is the Lumia 635. It's almost like they are pushing me to either get an iPhone or pick up a Samsung/HTC. Seriously. Release a flagship down here so I can get my hands on it. I'm practically standing here with my money.
  • I've been thinking about the 1520, but I'm not thrilled about the issues with Start Screen scrolling if you put the phone upside down in your pocket; I mean sure I can just press the top and bottom of the screen but I shouldn't have to.
  • unfortunately no. bought a Lumia 520 6 months ago
  • Nope still rocking my 925
  • Nope, the 730 is the physical design I've been waiting for but lack of camera button, glance, and physical buttons rule it out. The 830's design doesn't cut it for me though, if it had been all polycarbonate like the 730 then I'd be all over it. So am disappointed with these releases and will be waiting a while longer to upgrade my Lumia 1020.
  • Something that hasn't been mentioned (I don't think), DNG support will be added to the 830 with the Denim update. Another feather in its cap. http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/09/05/designing-pureview-lumia-830/
  • It's already supported in the 1020.  So why would we downgrade?  #Real1020SuccessorOrNothing
  • Depends on the price. I may replace my 920 for the 830
  • Rumors said it'll be priced 430$ , but PhoneArena team said its 330$ , idk which one is right , hopefully the second price
  • its 330 € which equal to 427 $
  • PhoneArena wrote. 330$
  • Hopefully a 935 comes out soon or else I might get the Sony Z3 which looks amazing
  • i think z3 is dissipoitning looking at the specs, pretty much z2 with different design.
  • Yeap.  I am going to replace the phones of my sister (TITANII), brother (520 as temp from broken 920).  I am going to wait a tad longer to see what comes my way.  I am going to be handing down my 1520 to my mother.  So I'd like something like the 830 if the 930 isn't coming to AT&T this decade.  The 830s are just a good deal (@ cash) for the tech in them. 
  • Yeah, I would also like to have 930 coming to AT&T now that it confirmed that 830 won't have the 4K recording/8.3mp stills... but doesn't seem likely they will. Especially since Nokiapoweruser has some source saying 830 would come to AT&T: "While we have it from our sources that Lumia 735 should come first to Verizon and Lumia 830 should be heading to AT&T first, it may not be the case and AT&T may get both of them soon."
  • I think i'll get The 830 for christmas
  • Eyes on 730
  • Good looking phones with great features for their price class. The question in North America is will they be available and with what carrier. The situation is extremely bad in Canada where Microsoft has seemingly given up on Windows Phone I'm interested in the next high end phone; A Lumia 1020 successor with a screen under 5 inches. I'm happy with my Lumia 1020 so I'll wait for something earth shaking
  • I'll buy both of those devices. One for me and one for my son.
  • Voted, 830 is my next phone !
  • Still waiting for something better than my 920 in every way. The 830 is close, but I want a 1080p screen as well. McLaren would probably have been it, but now I have to wait for the next true flagship.
  • Apple and Sammy have it down, release a new flagship phone when everyone is coming off contract from the last one.  MS - well they can't market their way out of a paper bag, so you know they will miss the boat on "timing" 920, still waiting for the new hotness.
  • I think my next phone will be the 930, if not Nokia releases a 935
  • Tempted to buy an 830 to replace my 925...
  • The 820 looks really nice and fits what I want besides the camera being just a little less than I would like but better than my 920. I really like the microsd slot which would allow me to keep all the games/music I would want. I don't want to give up the wireless charging, which I hope ATT leaves. I would however really hate if they came out with a new version of the 1020 a few months later for just a bit more. 
  • No....... Lol but seriously I wanted the flagship Lumia..
  • Maybe
  • the front camera on the 830 is the killer 
  • Assuming that it comes to Canada, the Lumia 830 will be my next device!
  • Looking for a better successor to the Lumia 928. 930 (Icon) + Xenon Flash and Glance would be nice. but those omissions is keeping me on the edge.
  • Neither, I have an Icon. You know, the flagship with better internals but fewer features? 
  • How do you mean fewer features? Other than no SD card, it has all the features of these, I think?
  • No glance, double tap to wake, it will have Demin firmware well before the Icon ever gets it (yes i know that is verizon). And the battery on the 830 is literally 200 mAH smaller than the Icon - running a 720p screen that thing will last all day!   
  • Oh and low light photography is abysmal on the Icon.
  • Nop , waiting for windows phone 9 , let's see what Microsoft can do with the os
  • Same here!
  • I'm waiting too. Let's see how many updates my L720 can get =)
  • I would buy the lumia 730 if it is guaranteed compatible with windows phone 9 (or whatever it will be called).
  • depending on whats the price and if its availble both units on tmobile. If it is, im going for 830 for sure..but still waiting for the battery comparison though...
  • Is there a date yet?
  • I want to buy 830 if they plan on selling. Wow still no announcement on availability or carriers.
  • Nop, I want better phone
  • At this point, im probably going to jump ship to iPhone or back to Android and keep my red 920 as a backup phone. The overall lack of 3rd party support has been fustrating, to say the least. New flagship phones arent going to change that, unfortunately.
  • I'm felling the same. I love my 1520 but think ill be back on android this time next year
  • With Microsoft prices, i will be back on Android for sure.  Sad to see Windows Phone failing though.
  • You must have niche apps you're waiting on.  I'm not missing anything.
  • A lot of "local" apps are still missing eg. Where I live Android and iPhone can pay public transport through an app. I need to have the correct change with me. On TV there is a popular program called "rising star" where viewers can vote for artists, but there is only an app for Android and iPhone, I can imagine that many young people want this app. I am staying with windows phone though.
  • No. High end or bust.
    Actually....depending in what apple releases I may go with my first iPhone.
  • None of your business.
  • I'd rather wait for the Lumia 1525 I'm a six incher
  • Neither I have a 1520
  • Lumia 830... Since im upgrading and there's not many options for good windows phones to choose from.
  • Nope! I need something to replace my 920 that's worthy and not been out for ages already. My contract is up November 11th.
  • 530/930 sold out here already in almost all sites.
  • I'm absolutely going to get one (L830)
  • Hoping there is a 1030 or 935...l will wait for one of those.
  • No, I'll wait to see what replaces the 925
  • 730!!
  • Waiting on a rehashed 9xx or 15xx. Also, I just have to say, whoever picks the choices for the polls at WPCentral... just terrible.  I'm not happy with my current phone, but I also do not want a 7xx or 8xx.
  • 1530 could be the ultimate killer
  • Haha the poll options always kinda stink don't they? LOL
  • When the prizes go a little down I might go for the 830, its beautiful
  • waiting for a flagship to come to att.
  • Where is the "No thanks and I'm not happy with what I have" option?
  • I would love ❤ to buy my wife an orange 830!
  • Buying it. Then I'll upgrade to 1030 next year ;)
  • Might get the 735 to replace my 635, if it shows up in the U.S. I think the 73x seems like a much better value than the 830. And it has the two things the 635 lack that I would like, flash and FFC.
    I wouldn't be surprised if neither of these phones show up in the US, at least not for quite a while.
  • I'm upgrading from Lumia 720 to Lumia 830 on diwali
  • I gave my mom my Old HTC HD7 and she liked the OS. She then saw my 1020 and said it looks very good! (DP 8.1) so if I can afford it, I will buy her an unlocked 735 :)
    I hope is not too expensive, bought *the ring* recently and I'm short on cash
  • I want an 830. Right Now! Here in the USA!!!!
  • No! Because I have 1520
  • From 920 to 830?
    That's not much of an upgrade...
    To inspire from Alicia keys:"I need a real windows phone..to give me what I need"
  • I love the 830 and want it to be my 620 replacement. However, depending on the actual pricing I might end up with a 730 instead.
  • Better camera, better storage and at least comparable performance.
  • Dude...y would I get an 830 when even the 930 is not inspiring enough for me to upgrade...i was looking forward for McLaren...too bad it ain't happening...
  • Getting the 830... It's costing me $30/mo to stay on tmobile jump and not use it. If it were up to me I would get the 1520.3, but with jump that is not an option. Friends don't let friends get into jump :\
  • Depends on release date, I'll probably get the 830 if it comes out first and just have it as an interim phone until the M8 comes to T-mobile. If they come at the same time then I'll most likely get the M8, I want off this 925 as soon as possible.
  • Nope.
  • I'm thinking the 830 could just about best my ageing Nokia 1100. Even though the 1100 isn't that new, it still does the job.
  • Where's the "Neither, I want the HTC One to come to AT&T"?
  • I will wait for a High end device even if takes next year
  • no, just get a 1520, and I realy like the big screen
  • My Lumia 1520 it's better
  • Nope. Love my Icon
  • Where is the flagship replacement for the 920? I have yet to see anything that looks like a replacement for it.
  • I suppose that would be 930/icon. No it doesn't have glance, but otherwise it's upgrade in all the ways. And yes I know it doesn't have a sd card slot, but neither did 920. But seriously, it's the successor of 920.
  • it doesnt offer anything big over a 920. im waiting for a 920 replacement too
  • I guess it is a matter of opinion. I think 5" full HD screen, 20mpx camera, quadcore sd800, lighter and thinner are note worty impprovements. All the same I get that you want a better phone for your needs. I'm glad you didn't disregard it as 920's successor though, that's the one thought that irks me. I guess that's silly of me.
  • Yea better specs, but they are just specs. They wont change the experience a lot, especially if you don't play games.
    920 already:
    -Is fluent
    -has a great camera
    -has a great screen
    The thing we care about is the experience I guess. We got spoiled with the revolutionary 920 that offered so many new features. I think 920 fans want a successor that gives that same feeling. We don't care about spec upgrades. We want a new feature that is new to smartphone world. One that improves the experience.
    A 930 will almost give me the exact same experience as the 920. That's why it is not exciting to me.
    Nokia gave many hints about longer battery life, solar cells under display, 3d gestures and stuff like that. We want this kind of stuff to be in our 920 successor.
  • Fair enough, but I think you'll have to wait a long time for those kind of features. Smartphone tech is slowing down, we are reaching a point where new specs don't make much difference and features are becoming gimmicks with no real use.
  • I'm interested in miracast too? but will it support my 720???
  • lumia 830 or 735 i like them both i guess i'll have to hold them both in my hand before i decide
  • I was looking to gift one to my younger brother and 730 looks tempting here.
  • Not interested at all...
  • Only a Ms fan and a fool would buy a L830.
    L730 is good
  • Why would you say that? Some prefer looks and doesn't care too much about price and innards. Calling them fool is wrong man.
  • I notice a few WPCentral reporters pronounce "button" as "buuan". Yes I know it's petty, but gets a tad irritating sometimes.
  •    I am a 820 owner and I really like the new 830; but it should have come with a better processor than the 630/635 low end phones. Also the price I have seen is much too high when you can get the 635 for 99$. Still if the price is much lower than what I have seen I might be interested. I bought a Moto G LTE as a backup phone with the same 400 processor and only paid 209$ for it. 400$ + is much too high with that processor.
  • . I'll keep my new 1520 and will use my contract to purchase another, possibly the M8 or may wait until 2015.
  • There should be an option in the poll that says "I live in Canada so even though I badly want to buy these phones the stupid carriers here refuse to carry windows phones because they don't want to spend resources on innovative devices that don't sell as instantly as devices like Galaxy and iPhone. Therefore, I am stuck waiting forever for even a mid range windows phone. Help me."
  • +1
  • Is there no way to buy an unlocked phone in Canada?
  • Yeah, several options, all online. Microsoft Store sells the 1020/635 unlocked. Amazon sells more-or-less all of them, either directly or through 3rd party sellers; bear in mind that they tend to be very expensive on Amazon. You can also download the Newegg or Ebay apps - both have unlocked Windows Phones and lots of them. Only thing to keep in mind is the LTE bands. Make sure the phone you buy uses the same band/bands as your carrier. Also, if the phone is coming from the States, there is no duty, but you will have to pay whichever HST/GST/PST combo is applicable in your province.
  • Where is the option that says "I'm on Sprint and will never be able to get a Lumia"?
  • I'll probably buy, but only when they say 830 will receive the upgrade to WP9 (or whatever it will be called). For now I prefer my 820.
  • I want the 1525. The Icon I have is too small.
  • No Phablet, No purchase. 1520 till a successor.
  • So do I but im on T- MO
  • My contract on the 920 isn't up till November so ill see what is in the wind then. The 830 is tempting for the expandability
  • waiting for a proper 1020 follow up
  • Still not better than my 1020
  • 1520 or 930 by end of october :)
  • Neither sticking to my L1020.
  • Waiting for a true successor in the 5" range on ATT. Really hoping for virtual buttons that I can hide like the HTC. Wish the M8 W had a better camera, but it might be my next phone once released on ATT.
  • I hate to sound uninformed, and if I need to read better, let me know. But! I am wondering if I'll have the chance to enjoy these on AT&T. They don't have a good mid range option still available. That is unless I buy a 925 off contract of course.
  • I agree. That camera issue is hard to overcome.
  • Nokiapoweruser has some source saying 830 would come to AT&T: "While we have it from our sources that Lumia 735 should come first to Verizon and Lumia 830 should be heading to AT&T first, it may not be the case and AT&T may get both of them soon."
  • 830 spec link takes you to the 730 photo gallery. Please fix!
  • no. these phones are too low spec for me. I want the next 1020 so it could destroy all competition
  • Simple no
  • 433$ for lumia 830? and thats affordable? 
  • it does not work like that, u cannot convert from euro to us and come up with a price. xbox one is 399 in europe and usa
  • what do you mean? 433$ is the published price of the phone..
  • If I was getting into Windows Phone without caring about specs I'll would get the L 830.
  • 1030 or 1530 what ever will be on tmobile, i like the 830 but its a mid phone if I was gonna get it I might not since ms thinks were stupid, come on callenging apple and samsung, what to take a step backwards with them, lol. If ms was to bring a flagship it would cost the same as sammys and apples, they just failed with the mclaren,(for now hopfully) so there just acting like they did some thing. The 830 nice if that the only thing tmobile gets maybe, but to get the 4k I think I will get a used 1520 as its the only one with a almost new cpu in it last years model, to run the 4k thing, I do wonder how the demin would work on a 1020 but still thered be no memory slot and its a dual core.
  • What about the HTC M8 it's coming to T)MO
  • yea i like it it has some feature the lumias wont like the tv remote, my first windows phone was htc hd2, which i put win phone 7 on it, boom sound etc, Im just in love with nokia, but well see when it gets there
  • 1030 pretty please!
  • Holy crap this is like the best frickin Windows Phone. Good megapixels, no hump, removable back, microsd, and all the software features like glance. Epic!!! Omg and it has motion data!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Nope I stay with my Nokia Lumia 1520 waiting for Denim^▽^
  • Staying with the 1520 for sure.
  • Card carrying member of flagship club (have a white 1520.3). Even my backup phone is a flagship (1020).
  • Just bought an 820
  • 920 user considering the 830 if my current model should fail anytime soon.
    Definetly getting it in color this time. Green I think. The 830, unlike the 920, keeps the color on the rear too, so it doesn't clash with the tile color, and I can switch it by replacing the cover I want glance, and I like having the ability to increase storage, so the 930 is a no-go. I got myself an iPod Touch because the 920 didn't have enough for my music collection, so I might stick with the internal storage on the 830, but expantion a nice future-proof feature. I also don't care much for performance. The high performance games take a huge chunk of space on the device, they usually control like crap, and I barely play games on the phone at all, and if I do, its puzzle type games. For racing and 3D games I'll stick to using my monitor. Also, the 830 camera module looks like a european style power outlet. I like that, and you will not be able to unsee that now.
  • My 920 is fine
  • AT&T 920 user here.  Happy enough until the next big flagship comes along with a 5"+ screen and ~20MP PureView, and preferably Qi charging, but I could live without that or with some alternative.
  • Thinking of getting 730 for my mom since she uses skype alot with overseas relatives,front cam gonna be plus for her
  • I want to change my wife's 720 with a new 830.  Let's see how easy is to get one from amazon / negrielectronics / expansys-usa.
  • Nope, waiting on a high end phone... #bringbackmclaren
  • I'm not exactly swimming in cash right now, and with my upgrade coming this winter, I'll probably go with the 830 while keeping my old 1020 around as a dedicated camera. The 830 is more than good enough as a daily driver for someone like me, especially since I don't play cellphone games. That said, I still have until December for said upgrade, and part of me is still kinda hoping that a 1030 or something similar comes along.
  • I am still waiting for AT&T to bring something to the table but it seems almost hopeless.
  • No. Bring on a lumia 1030!!!
  • Waiting for high end device such as 1030. I have a Lumia 1020 and don't want to downgrade the camera Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Nope, since I'm on contract with ATT. I only purchase the latest available flagship so that way it performs great two years later. The 830 wouldn't last me the full two years.
  • I have the 925 and a side-by-side comparison with the 830 looks very tempting. There are a lot of improvements that are super exciting. The only thing that would stop me from "upgrading" to the 830 is the processor. Not that I play a lot of games or anything, but the fact that right out of the box this phone is, in a sense, obsolete or at a dead-end. It won't get the 'Hey Cortana' functionality when that rolls out. While that might not seem like a big deal at the moment, this limitation makes me wonder what other upgrades I might not be able to take advantage of in the future. For me, the processor is a deal breaker and thus not a worthy upgrade.
  • i find it weird, that if the dependance on an 8xx soc is needed for hey cortana, then only 2 phones in the entire lineup can do it (and possible the m8 if htc updates the firmware) i find that to be pretty pathetic use of microsofts signature product (cortana) going forward.
  • I am very happy with my L 1520. I recommend the new L830 to my friends though.
  • right now i'm happy with my Lumia 720 but if i will choose one it will be the 830 or 930 lumia 735: no camera bottun, no dolby by the way what will be different between the sound of my 720 and 735/730??
  • My mother was interested in buying the 730 to replace her 900, but not having the hardware camera button is a deal-breaker. Oh well. Eventually there will be something.
  • The 830 might be the one for me. Of they keep it at that price point.
  • Nope. I like the 830 but I'm gonna wait for the HTC one on other carriers
  • Agreed the HTC M8 on T-MO its the way to go right now
  • No. Although it does seem it would be one sure way to finally get the cyan update.
  • Having a Lumia 925 and a Lumia 1020, I can see the 830 replacing my 925. Camera is much better, the new software updates are great, color choices, design, wireless charging, new charging plates/accessories, etc. Performance wise (seeing as how alot of people want more power) is on par if not better than what is offered on my 925. Personally, I don't play serious mobile games, I have PS Vita for that and a 3DD if I'm really trying to ply something on the go. On another note, I share.the sentiments of many in wanting a true, proper flagship. Owning a Lumia 925, I see where the 830 can slot in, about a notch under that phone, but its small enough that id consider it as a replacement. However, as for the Lumia 1020, I'm HOPING Microsoft has something brewing. I'm mean I seriously want a a replacement Lumia 1030/40 (or whatever it'll be called), more camera tech (please don't get stagnate at 41 megapixels, PUSH THE ENVELOPE), fastest processor, basically every bell and whistle. If there's a replacement for the 1520 (I want a big screen with a beast camera, matching the 1020) then even better. Either way, I believe MS chose right to announce some midrange phones now, then wait for the iPhone 6 hysteria to cool down and then announce some flagships. We all know Apple next week will be ruling the tech headlines, so rather then get caught up in immediate iPhone 6 comparisons or getting lost in the "Apple Mania", target the lower end market, produce very good midrange phones, watch the market, your competitors and release a worthy next-gen Windows Phone.
  • I want buy Nokia Lumia 1525
    Full HD 2160p 6.0 Super Amoled
    Snapdragon 900
    Andreno 500
    4Gb Ram
    64/128/256Gn
    32MP
    4000mAh
    Windows Phone 9
  • I would, but U.S, at&t etc.
  • Already have the Lumia 1520.3. Just bought my Mom the 1320 and have both hooked up to T-Mobile USA.
    So, my answer is no. Was not gonna wait around praying T-Mobile is gonna get the Lumia 830 and then don't, even though a 5in screen would have been more appropriate for Momz.
  • 830, yes please.
  • I like the 830 but don't know if it is to expensive, the Moto G it's only $200 and the hardware is very similar. Also I would like to watch an 820 vs 830 to see if the upgrade its worthy
  • I like 830 but I'm still in love with my 820;-) besides, here in NZ it will be mid-range phone in flagship price I'm afraid...
  • No. My Lumia 920 is basically that minus the quad core processor and the fancy sensor core. Not a big upgrade for me imo....
  • I'm not sold on the styling. I'd much prefer the 930 if AT&T would ever get it. As for now I'm stuck with my 920 and it's bad microphones.
  • I'm seeing a lot of no's here but then again we are the enthusiasts.
  • If it ever arrives..... Has had anybody seen the 930 on ATT? The HTC one will arrive before the 930 which is ridiculous. I know this was announced before Microsoft purchased the D/S division of Nokia do the 730-830 arrival will hopefully be faster
  • Got my sights set on the 730! It'll be a great replacement for my 521. Just hope its actually "affordable".
  • Windows phone comrades, don't buy these shit phones unless you're broke. Clearly MS is focusing a wee bit too much on low end garbage. This will only tarnish the image of the OS. MS should compete with apple phones, not Android .
  • While these two are awesome phone for a midrange device, I'll be waiting for the next 1020 or 1520.
  • Well if we actually even get these phones in Canada I might consider the 830, although I would much rather a 1520 Phablet Flagship type device. My contract is coming due in a month and I was hoping to finally jump ship from iOS to a Windows device, but the carriers up here are horrible in carrying anything Windows.
  • I will buy the Lumia 730 for my wife, and then buy what comes after 1520. I used to have a 720, I'm using a 1020 now. I luv my Lumia.
  • Nope... Already got the 930...
  • It'll sell well and is a great first WP. But for many current users just isn't enough of an upgrade due to last gen performing CPU
  • I'll get 930 when I have enough money for it. I really like the design on 830 though! If i hadn't decided to go flagship, I'd definitely get 830.
  • Just got mine, and its a great one, but it got a purple tone when the screen is below low light :(
  • That's poor luck :( Microsoft is aware of the problem and seemed determined to find a fix for it, so I am hopeful it'll be set straight soon... I hope. I'll still get one though, it seems awesome regardless of that issue in some of the phones.
  • I'll be waiting for next spring's flagships. Hopefully they'll bring back Glance by the time my contract's up.
  • Going to buy Nokia 730 this month. It is cheaper and kind of better in my opinion. The display is better for sure. 
  • 830's for my mom and dad...
  • No I'm not.... Because i need really phone not some stupid thing can't even get a good Facebook app on it ... And by the way I will change my Lumia 820 with any bad Android phone because it's can't be worst
  • Call me when you get that bad Android phone because you're gonna cry even more. You'll keep changing phones and complaining about all of them till you get an iPhone. Because your problem is not the phone, it's your lack of knowledge and research while buying stuff.
  • Why you like Lumia phones that much Microsoft will failed ... And when i said bad Android phone i mean phones like HTC 816 or Sony z ultra or Samsung note 2 and I'm waiting for the Samsung galaxy note edge .... I was wondering when Microsoft will be like Android system but now i don't care this company is sucks and slow and weak and that speed of windowsphone system it's coming from blank system not because it's good then anything....see u
  • the 830 will be mine!!!!!!!!! I currently use the 635. its a good phone but I need a better camera and screen.
  • How do you like the on screen buttons on Lumia 635? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • i really wanted to like these phones more but they are both compromised in various ways. and i'm looking for a flagship phone. if the 830 had a sd8xx in it, i would have been throwing my money at msft, but a 400 isn't going to cut it with it's last year level (and worse in some ways) gpu. and before the spec police start clamoring the "but wp doesn't need it" mantra, what's going to happen when threshold launches and there is more you can do with the OS, what about when better games come to the OS? i'm not buying a phone for next week, i'm buying one for next year.   that being said, if i see it for the right price off contract, i'd be interested in replacing my 635 with it as a backup phone.   microsoft better have an ace up its sleeve it's holding on it for the threshold release.
  • Well said this was a major disappointment. Right now for me it will be the M8 when T-MO comes out with it.
  • No.
  • Yep, the 735 for my girl :D
  • I am going to wait for 1030 on at&t.
  • If nokia lumia 830 is in my future then exactly i will buy it if not so i don't buy it !
  • +1520
  • When will these release in the U.K.?
  • I'll take either, depends on what T-Mobile gets
  • No, i have my Lumia 920 who still really good. Im waiting for the release of the 1525 and hope it comes to Canada. Gotta keep my fingers crossed
  • Lumia 830
  • 920 is getting old, usb port stopped working, phone gets really hot, battery is crap, people constantly cant hear me.... I was hoping for an actual flagship device presentation soon. With the Apple presentation coming up, MS really screwed themselves on this one! Anyone thats on the fence is most probably going to go with the iphone as there is no new flagship WP to compare it too... I despise Apple and I too am considering the iphone 6 :/  
  • I will keep the money I would spend for a iphone6 and an iwatch, to take a Lumia 830 and a car! ^^
  • I have a 1520, I would love to upgrade the next release 1520.
  • No
  • Yes, because they are shinier than my 1020
  • Still waiting for the 1520 or equivalent / replacement to come to Verizon
  • No I'll be getting the HTC M8 on T-MO its fast it is high end .
  • There just released to get people with lower end phones to upgrade to more midrange.
  • These are great phones,but I always want the best. I will wait for a high end device. I'm sure its in the works. That 830 looking nice though.
  • I was... but not now that I know its 5" and only 1 GB of RAM.
  • 830 could have been nice but it is not the upper midrange it was supposed to be. i hope they fill the gaping void with something built with a less outdated soc soon. p.s. there is an option missing in the poll: "no thanks, neither of them are for me but i need a new phone"
  • I really like the 730, I think it will be my upgrade from the awesome until now l520. But I'm currently waiting to its price. I hope that taxes are not going to launch the price up, so that I buy it when I comes here in Greece
  • The 730 is in no way an upgrade to the 1520. It's a midrange smartphone, that should be an upgrade for someone having the 720 for example. Keep your 1520.
  • Er uhm I think he said l520 not 1520
  • I saw it on a website in Germany 299 euro pre order.
  • I'd like to change my 925 but no Nokia phone checking my conditions till now (I had hope with 830 but MS ruined everything...). I want a REAL flagship at/under 5" and with SD! 930 is a litlle too bulky and missing SD and glance 830 has a nice design but i want a real perf bump (processor, photo, battery..) from my 925 and i love Amoled displays. HTC M8 has no cam button, power button on top of a very long design... and i don't really trust HTC.   A sort of Sony Z3 compact under WP would be perfect for me or a mix between 830 and 930 with 20MP+5MP, SD801, SD, Amoled 1080P. So yes a REAL flagship! Even if it's 600€!  
  • I like that most people don't buy into this bullshit. These phones are nothing to be excited about. Let alone bringing new technology to market, even the specs bump is as little as it's possible. MS (or Nokia, that really is not the point) blew it. Waiting for a good phone from HTC or Samsung here. That M8 would be nice if it came to my country.
  • You'd be sacrificing camera quality going for the M8 instead. But I guess you already know that... :-)
  • 830 out of the two but I will not be buying it till it under 199 euro sim free.
  • ... which is the pricepoint that is justified for the hardware. if it is below 200 i would be interested, though i still find it sad that they did not build an acutal upper midrange phone to fit between the 730 and 930. right now its just three versions of the 730 with eitner a different camera setup, or dual sim instead of lte with one having the wront numer and price :P
  • Waiting for something else, 930 is on my next list
  • I really like the orange 730, but its kind of a downgrade from my htc 8x ... maybe if i need a second phone.
  • Now we know of the lower budget and the medium budget phones....I want to see what Microsoft will bring to the high end table before changing my trusty 920
  • Do they come from Nokia? No, they do not.
    Therefore you know my answer. Besides, I'm happy with what I have and I'm happy with what I'm expecting to have in October.
  • I voted, but I had to choose what was closest.  I'm not super happy with what I have, but it will do until Nokia/MS release a flagship.  
  • I have a 925, but I'm definitely thinking about giving the 830 a shot.
  • I'll wait for the Lumia 1520 successor. Definitely! Love my phone!
  • +1, although I'd probably go for a slightly smaller 1020 successor instead, if given the choice...
  • Both look to being priced a bit too high. The 830 seems like a very capable all-rounder, but for me personally the camera doesn't quite cut it. Should be a natural choice for lots of people, though! The 730 would have been the ideal phone for my wife if it had been camera-centric, with the snapper from the 1520, rather than selfie-centric. A much too specialized phone, imo...
  • All I see from these comments is consumer's desire for 1030. I hope Microsoft are aware that we want 1030 more than anything else.
  • A 1030 would be nice but why would I want to get charged $500 just for a camera?
  • Definitely waiting for 1030
    But guess I'm getting a 830 for my son
  • We'll definitely be buying these for end users at work.
  • All depends if either of them are available on Verizon or not. I'm due for an upgrade at the end of September; bought my Icon outright in March, but thinking that this would be a significant downgrade even though the phone looks beautiful.
  • Unlike most people complain about the processor of Lumia 830, my biggest complaint is it size.  As an owner of an 8X, it's still hard for me to embrace a 5" phone.
  • Why oh why all the variants? Surely a flagship model and a budget model if done well and marketed well, would do well? I would consider the 1520 the flagship device still and the 630 would be the baby budget! All the variant's in between and the speratic releases is, well, confusing! Samsung, Apple, Sony all do it correctly, releases are few and far between but the hype and wait and the lead in time is what makes the products
    a success!
  • Are you serious? Samsung only has logic on their high end models, but they've got a very large budget phone range with naming system that hardly makes sense. Apple on the other hand only releases one or two high end phones and that's it. I believe lumia has a working system and enough phones to keep the majority of it's customers happy. Besides 1520 and 1020 are the only phones now without an upgrade. Saving the best for last I guess.
  • I would buy the Lumia 735 before the 830. The 830 is over priced for old specs and features. Better off getting a Lumia 930 or 1520 with $100 more. They failed on that pricing for the Lumia 830 entirely. Especially with a poop 1.2 GHz CPU.
  • Nope. I need true flagship. Though I want to play with either of them so much.
  • No, thanks. I have the Lumia 1020 and I have just bought 630 as a backup phone. My 1020 will only be replaced with something that has a better camera, so I guess it will be with me for some time.
  • I was really disappointed, because I wanted a direct upgrade to the Lumia 1520. I wanted a 6" phone for quite a while now and will not go to At&t just to get one. I was hoping MS would have made 1520 successor for T-Mobile. I sure the 830 will be a nice phone but it is not what I was looking for. Guess I hold on to my 925 for while longer.
  • 1030 or 1550
  • This...
  • No because I'm stuck with the 810 on T-Mobile. So I'm switching carriers since T-Mobile has screwed over owners of Windows phones.
  • Im getting the 830 if no flagship phones will be announced up early November.
  • I'm debating getting a 1520 international unlocked on Amazon... I don't think these phones will be able to do the 'Hey Cortana' stuff ..
  • Just waiting for the 1030 to replace my Ativ S
  • Definitely getting the 830, I was planning on getting the 930 but the 830 is much more better looking plus it has all the 930 features.
  • be careful it does not have the capabilities of the 930. you will not be able to use the new foto/video functionality (4k video, snapping pictures of those video streams in 8megapixel quality) because the soc is not capable of handling the load (sadly). it definitely is a beautiful phone, but it comes with a very weak processor - quite fine for windows phone as it is very efficient, but not enough to use the cool new features. i guess this one will drop in price like a stone due to its hardware and be available for little over 200 before long, so you might want to hold back a bit and safe a ton of money. i certainly intend to do just that - once it has reached the sweetspot 200-250, my father will be getting one of those.
  • Nope
  • Nope I'm about to get a 1520
  • I'm upgrading from 925 to HTC one M for windows (that's a mouthful) when it is released on T-mobile. Especially since I found a way to add QI wireless charging to it.
  • I want a 5in device, 1080p screen, and a kickass front and rear camera, I'll hold on to my 925 for a bit longer.
  • Depending on pricing I'd get the 830, or (if coming) the 1030.
  • I'll wait for 1030 and 935. If either of them has an SD-Card slot I'll buy them. If not then 830 it is.
    I've had enough of Nokia's "No SD Cards for 900 and 1000 phones, because SD Cards are uncool" attitude.
  • I'm going to hold out. My L920 is still really great. I'm really hoping MSFT releases the Lumia 930.3. That way we can use it here in North America. The exclusivity was likely 6 months and should have ended or be on its last few weeks and days.
  • L830!!!
  • Does the 830's capacative buttons not light up? What's up with that?
  • If the price is right I might buy with my 1st reward points & give as gift
  • Waiting for Lumia 1530!!
  • 730 is a phone with great balance, good that they have made 720p in that price range, I was affraid that they might miss it. Just should have camera button it is worth extra 5$. 830 - 820 was the phone that no one buys and this one is even worse. Why do they make that 8 series if they can't offer anything better is out of my mind. It feels so much like 730, even more on the paper and it matters a lot, buyers are not going to do huge tests to determine what to buy. And in price it is more like 930. All in all those that want to save will buy 730. Those that want quality just won't find it in this phone and will go for 930...
  • Oh, please.  I have a Lumia 1020.  Until the rumored successor to it comes out, I'd never settle for less.
  • I'm planning to buy the 830. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have Cortana passive voice activation. I'm tired of my 920 honestly.
  • Even though I own a Lumia 1020, I am REALLY excited and willing to buy a Lumia 735! Sorry, but I am a selfie addicted and I loved the idea of exchangeable shells! ;)
  • I'm waiting for the actual consumer cost for a 735, not MSRP. If it's competitive with the Moto G second gen/LTE, I'll snag the 735. If not, going for that. The new Moto G did not impress me.
  • Moto g second generation does not have much improvement i guess...correct me if i am wrong...its already available in India on flipkart...
  • I don't think I would ever go back to Android.
  • The 830 may be great for a lot of people, but I believe I'll get the HTC One for Windows. It will be my first HTC phone since the HD7. SD 801 and 2GB of RAM is too hard to pass up.
  • I think the 830 is to expensive. About $100 cheaper than the 930 but have a bad processor, battery, only 720p res. The only thing good on it is the camera. Which is what MS seems to be selling Lumia for which is a shame. It was the only thing he talked about during the press conference. Although the phone looks great.
  • We don't really know what the street price for the phone will be in all markets yet. It is priced fairly when you take into consideration all of its internals and not just micro-focus on just the processor which is not really a bad processor. It's just not the latest. There is no mid tier phone using a Snapdragon 805 and every other manufacturer is still using the Snapdragon 400 chipset in it's offerings. I find it funny that people keep complaining about the price and in the same breath wanting a processor that would demand that the phone cost more money. I find it funny that people want a cheaper phone and when presented with essentially the same phone only cheaper and stripped of the Pureview camera all of a sudden it is still not good enough because the lack of a dedicated camera button is now the end of the world.  Some people aren't going to be happy until the Lumia ships with a gauranteed winning lottery ticket...
  • If one of them comes to Cricket or possibly T-Mobile, otherwise my 630 has been great.
  • I waited, but not compelling enough. That being said I'm a proud new owner of a obnoxious green 1520
  • Mediocre offerings in my opinion. This is like the lull after the 920 was offered. I would just buy the cheaper 520 GoPhone if I was going this route. Still can't believe that Microsoft did not release a flagship to showcase their 8.1 release. Just don't understand. 
  • Neither of em. They lost me at "removable back cover".
  • Considering it won't be compatible on LTE here in the U.S., no. So far no signs of iminent release in the U.S., though it may eventually arrive.
  • This will sound weird but for me the only thing missing from the Lumia 830 is soft buttons instead of the regular physical buttons. I don't know, I just like them.
  • Well, I think I have to go out and have my l625 POWER BUTTON repaired. Sharp corners are not my thing, but maybe tempted when the price comes to about $180•00 that's the competition is hovering around. Or better still wait for the l725, if it will ever exist!?
  • After seeing that majority of the software features for the next update are only coming to high end devices (with S800), no thanks. Heck, the mighty 1020 will not get those nifty camera features for the next update even if it makes the most sense because of the s400 limitations. 730 would be ok for those who really value affordabilty but 830? Lol! "affordable high end" my behind...
  • Actually waiting on a Lumia 930 or the M8... Whichever arrives first
  • I'm still holding out hope for the 930 on ATT to have Qi wireless charging.... For myself. I love July 1520, but would prefer something smaller.
    But I'm ready to order two 830s - one foe my niece who cracked her 920 and one for my sister who currently has a tiny 520.
    I'm not expecting the contract price to be too different between the two models and I see the physical camera button important.
  • I'd buy the 830 - it's pretty much the phone I've been looking for.
  • Nah, I'd rather wait for the next Lumia 1520 or 1020 version upgrade next year. 830 doesn't have an SD8XX, which means I'll miss out on the "hey Cortana" feature...
  • 730 :) Lumia, unstoppable 
  • where is the 5 option for " No Thanks , I am still waiting for better upgrade / not happy with current phone " ;) ..
  • Nope! Waiting for the HTC One for Windows on AT&T.
  • I say NO to the slow work of Microsoft team
  • Does the 830 come with SensorCore?
  • Yes, me too, i want 55MP sensor + Canon lens ;-) Max
  • No, decided that Im not buying "any" new WP until one is released with WP9 on board. Sticking with the 1020 until then.
  • Love the colors but I'll be waiting for their next flagship or a 1520 successor with pen support.
  • Waiting for features like wi-fi direct....till that 920 is way better for me
  • Waiting on a 1030 with 41mp, 5" display, QI charging, and micro SD. #DreamPhone
  • One more thing, probably Lumia should has more advertisement activities, but I believe that time the phone price would be very expensive.
  • They need to release a high end 9xx or 1xxx before the holiday season.  
  • Yes! I will as long as TMobile will have them or might ended up with HTC M8 Windows Phone.
  • Nope.  Put high end specs in that body and you got me.
  • LOL @ the Flipboard tile on the 830... I'm not buying neither. I can't be bothered with spending money on phones every year. My 820 is still going strong. However, IF I did buy one and it had the 4.5'' screen that was being rumoured a few weeks ago, I'd go for the 830. Selfies aren't my thing and even when I take one, I'm perfectly capable of snapping one with the main camera (which I think is kinda stupid someone not managing that)...
  • Nope I'M waiting on the next high end WP
  • Hey I noticed the video for the Lumia 830 had the Flipboard app, is it out yet? And I'm very happy with my 1520 so I'm not looking for any new phone anytime soon
  • There are many Android devices in the same price range that would whoop these devices from all angles. Let's not talk about the app store, yikes what a nightmare for options. 920 user here.
  • Don't seem like flagships, wouldn't be worth it.
  • I can't tell you if I don't know what carrier their coming to. If their website is any indication of the availability, I won't be getting one due to the lack of information on the US site.
  • Wanted to replace my 820 with 830 but no thanks. Not impressed with specs.. Fone is not at all future ready and won't be supporting cool upcoming features like Hey Cortana and still over priced for the hardware it has in there.
    What I was expecting it to have was SD800 with 1/1.5gb ram, 13mp shooter and 2 mp front cam , good enough 8gb internal + expandable memory , 5" 720p screen....+ may be 50$ more on price And with these specs it would have been a perfect value for the money upper mid range flagship..... But Microsoft had to screw with the spec... Damit. :(
    Now I have to wait for another year for the replacement of my fone coz ur not even releasing 930 in India. Wake up MS
  • Dysje..... Totally agree with you Microsoft needs to step into the game and stop comparing IOS and android make something unique and listen to what people want for the basics needs. I also have recommend WP to many of my friends and I was hoping Microsoft would give us a high end device and nothing. I have l920 and I don't want to get 830 there is not that much a big jump. My opinion
  • Wish the 830 had the ability for passive listening.
  • How can you call a mid-range phone(s) "flagship"? Where are our iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 competitors? Widows phone has enough low-end and mid-range phones. It's time to appease the elite in us now. We need high-end devices, too.
  • No, first because I bought my 820 last month, and in second place, because those newer phones will take at least 6 months before I see them in my country
  • I'll get 830 if has tmobile bands for lte.
  • No, because they don't have Krait-based processors but only cheap low-end processors. All the great features around it don't mean anything if the phone is slow and frustrating after a quick while. Any Krait processor would have been better than this purposefully cheap and slow A7 processor. The one from the also cheap 1320 would have been good, or a lower clocked four-core one (like 4 x 1.5 ghz or something, even 4 x 1 Ghz would have been better than this 1.2 Ghz which is equal to about a 800 Mhz Krait processor).
  • In order to take good selfies with a monopod, MS needs to make a BT remote Camera device that works on all Lumia phones. The 10 sec timer is pain in the ass to use especially when you take group selfies. All BT camera remote sold in the market now only support IOS & Android. If MS has no plans to develop one, then work with vendors to develop it cause they need the camera button API codes.
  • I'm waiting till Holiday next year for a Lumia 1030. If they won't reveal anything with a 41 megapixel camera, I'm going with the 830.
  • No, not buying a mid range phone, got the 925 (best WP ever) not going to downgrade. Very disappointed in MS this year that there is no flagship phone. And don't say the 930, that's just a rehashed renamed Icon, good phone, but not new. HTC one here I come, yeah its not new to the mobile world but its new to WP with some impressive innards, stats and looks bloody good. All that said pretty goo mid range phones!
  • Getting the 730 for family, I have been waiting for a good Lumia dual Simm with a front facing camera. For myself I am waiting for a worthy 8X or better zoom 1020 powerful successor, with MicroSD of course.
  • If we (preview developer) do not get the Cyan update, then never the Denim falls into our phone. So how is MS to fix and roll,our the update for PD?
  • Just made the connection.  The Lumia 830 was in development together with the Lumia 1020.  Remembered the leaked images of the 2 metal casings with 2 different size circles to house the camera. So Lumia 830 was in development for a really long time.  
  • IPhone 6
  • People are never happy.
  • WP fans are always disappointed by MS / Nokia, that's the fact. I am talking about FANS not USERS. Users are always disappointed by over pricing of Windows Limia phones. Both agree that MS/Nokia don't have any intension to promote WP aggressively.
  • I'll consider buying 730 if 830 is a bit expensive here in Singapore
  • I will get a 735 when my 920 goes face down booty up. The 830 is an overpriced, underpowered slab of worthless in my book.
  • I'm still using the 920 on AT&T and my upgrade won't available until the end of November. What I really want is a Lumia 930 with a SD Card slot or a smaller sized 1520.  I hope a Lumia 935 comes out in the near future and by future I mean 2 months from now.
  • I am going for lumia 830 .... 1.2ghz quadcore process is more than enough powerful for running apps very smoothly.. Windows OS is not heavy unlike Android.. One thing was missing a 1080p screen Still its good I am going for it..
  • How much for 730?
  • Nope. I'm waiting for a true flagship, which I hope will come this fall.
  • I'm surely getting the L830: Can't wait for it to hit here!
  • Am i the only one here who finds the black Lumia 830 sexy? Damn.
  • Definitely buying 730 for my sister..i really like the design and the price point.
  • probably not.. :/
  • Agree!! I can't stand how they are making me go away from their phones!!! I think the 730/735 are at the right spot but NO CAMERA BUTTON!!!! What are they thinking. And the 830 with the same CPU? NO NO!! And here is an owner of a good but SLOOOOWWWW Lumia 720. I have more features on my current phone than on the 730.
  • Waiting up for a new 805 soc or 64bit octa core soc with 64 bit windows .. 8 mp front with Flash and pureview.. Rear 51 mp with xenon... Pureview... 3 - 4 gigs ram.. Separate Core for Cortana... Waterproof and Dust resistant... S-Amoled Screen... Stylus Support.. This wud be 1030 and dual sim support with4g and 3g.. 1035... Super slim.. Aluminium frame.. Changeable back covers... Built in qi v2.. Notification light... This wud be an ultimate upgrade and a slap to Android and Ios Manufacturers...
  • Well if you're going to dream, dream big eh?   You forgot Broadcom chip for 5G 802.11ac.
  • The announcement was a little annoying in that... Here's all these great Denim features like 4K, but you can't have it on these phones, only flagship. Yet you can't get a flagship that doesn't exist (930) or isn't crippled (no Qi) on AT&T. You can't even buy a 930 which works with LTE here. So all we can do is wait...
  • if Lumia 730 is priced properly, I'll go for it!
  • If my stock vzw icon doesn't get denim soon, I'll be waiting for the passport.
  • I want a 1030 for myself but my mom has a 520 and her only complaints are about the screen quality and no front camera, so I think I'll grab a 730 for her.
  • "€330 (433USD)"
    No no! You can't convert it like that.
  • I'd get the 830
  • 720
  • 730* lol
  • Nah, will stick to my 920 for quite some time to come.
  • 830 would be the perfect phone for me if it had a snapdragon 600, as I'm an 820 owner I can't deal with the slower processor. Smh.
  • The 830 has more than enough under the hood to run extremely well on WP8.1. I think people are getting a bit hung up on specs.
  • I'm disappointed that they announce a new hands free Cortana experience then announce 2 brand new devices... That don't support it.
  • I would've bought the 830 if it had a better processor and was smaller.
  • White 730 please ^^
  • Neither, need a successor for the Lumia 925 :P
  • No
  • At the given price points 730&735 are worth a buy but not the 830
  • At this price point 730 &735 are worth a buy but not the 830
  • how much for 730?
  • Nope. Lumia 830 is very tempting, but the lack of a full HD screen is making me wait for a Lumia 925 successor.
  • Not interested in thesemid range phones.  Waiting for a true flagship that is available in Canada (since the 930 is not... we're stuck with the 1020 still... which is being discontinued), otherwise i will likely, and sadly, go android (have had my lumia 900 for 2 years).
  • No thanks.. Really disappointed.. :<
  • Yes, green 830
  • All depends on the carrier
  • Lumia 730 af cos
  • I don't think it would be worse than my 820. Although 4mp means less zoom no matter if pixels big or small.
  • Going to have to get my hands on them first but the 830 is looking impressive.
  • It really depends if Microsoft is going to sell it unlocked for a change like Apple iPhone and Google Nexus smartphones.  If they do that; I will get a green 830 at full retail price.  If they have exclusivity and the radio frequences are tailered to that particular carrier only;  I walking back to Apple and getting the iPhone 6!
  • I find it difficult to defend Lumia whne friend shows up mi3 with high end config in every aspect. Anyone had such thing? Any suggestions?
  • I think I will back to Android using note edge
  • No, waiting for a REAL flagship Lumia. Or I'll just get the HTC.
  • Microsoft cemented me getting an Android phone again when my contract is up. I'm a hardware snob and these phones just don't have it... unless something better comes along soon I'll be with android for the next two years. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Would have loved to get the 830 if the front facing camera was at least 1.2mb. Now I'm leaning towards HTC M8 for Windows when it arrives to AT&T and my contact is up. Don't want to leave the Lumia line but certain things I would like to have don't seem to be on one Lumia at the same time with the right specs. Oh well....
  • I would definitely love! I own a Lumia 820 with a 32gb micro sd. When I get this 830, I would just go for 128gb, as I'll be clicking a million photos! :D PureView! Damn!
  • Announcing passive Cortana will work on only SD800 and above alone must have stopped 20% of those potential 730/5 and 830 buyers.
  • I think both look great but why dose Microsoft (and nokia before them) keep putting charging ports on the top of the phone with certain flagship models its really odd While im sure there is a good reason (something internal must force them to do it i assume) just seems strange when they have such a strong design langauge with the lumia range  
  • The 830 is very tempting, but i think i'll wait to see what successors to the 925 and 1020 bring. A few additions to the 925 and they'd have a certain sale (SD Card, Qi, Swappable Backs/Battery).
  • I will buy 930..i think better then 830
  • Does the frame on side of 830 is of real alluminium or it is just made of plastic with alluminium finish?
  • Yes i might!
  • Also I would request wpcentral that when they do a full review of 830 please do a separate video for gaming performance especially with high end games (like FIFA14, GTA, asphalt) running on phone memory as well as SD card.   Such a review would be great help for me to choose between a lumia 830 or lumia 930?
  • I am waiting for the 930 or 1030 in Green. I am almost thinking about skipping the AT&T variant because they suck so bad about updates.
  • Those phones look nice.  It would be nice to have any kind of new Windows Phone.  Sadly though, I live in Canada where Windows Phone is pretty much non-existent.  The only Phone available on my network provider happens to be a Samsung ATIV S.  I'm with Bell, which just so happens to be the worst wireless provider for Windows Phones.  I currenty own an unlocked Rogers Lumia 920 that I paid for out of my pocket and do not regret.  However, it would be nice to have something new in the flagship range.  I tend to only go for high end for smart phones now.  My top choice for windows phone would be the Lumia 930, although no carrier seems to have it at the moment.  Perhaps I may switch to Android in the future since I can get a Galaxy S5 practically anywhere.  Hopefully, that last comment won't elicit many hateful responses.  I prefer Windows Phone, but the lack of support annoys me sometimes.  I'm definately hoping that Windows Phone markshare rises substancially sometime soon.
  • I plan to upgrade my 520 with 730. I'm going to have such a better experience. Can't wait.
  • Not going to budge until they release 1030 with Threshold. Will get it even if I have to sell my soul to the devil that is AT&T.
  • Yes...... I will be Gonna buying 730. When will it Launch In India ? Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • 735 my next phone
  • The 730 is good deal. But really don't know what MS was thinking with the 830. Low res and low quality screen compared to the 730. The only two upsides the 830 has over the 730 is the reader camera and the camera button. The extra bucks for the 830 is really not worth it. The 730 is great though.
  • I came to know that these phones have limited colours !! So are they talking about the rear case colours or the colours in the screen display??
  • Neither, because there's nothing particularly compelling here. They're too incremental an upgrade from my 920. Once again, I don't understand the need to release minor variations of the same basic phone. At the very least, the 830 should have had something like a AMOLED display. I do quite like the design of the 730, so I'm disappointed to see that the 830 and 930 have moved away from that aesthetic. What really gets me though is that the 930 hasn't yet been announced for AT&T.
  • Lumia 830 :)
  • Sure, when they make their debut in the African markets, especially Nigeria. I will ditch my 630 and go for the 730 inshaa Allah.
  • Sure, when they make their debut in the African markets. I'll ditch my 630 and go for the 730 inshaa Allah.
  • Pureview Camera Shootout please!!!!!!!!
  • No, 1030 please Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • No
  • When it'll be launching in India???
  • +930
  • Just bought the HTC One M8 so I am happy with what I have for now.
  • No. Sounds like crappy cameras.
  • Sure, when they make their debut in the African markets, especially Nigeria. I'll ditch my 630 and go for the 730 inshaa Allah
  • I really like the L830 but too pricey for a midrange. I mean the Xiaomi Mi3 costs about 10k++ PHP here in the Philippines. That's just about $255. And the Mi3 has snapdragon 800 CPU and a quite good camera as well. How I wish L830 was priced not beyond $300.
  • These two phones won't be that much interesting for WP owners but they can be great choices for newcomers. So you shouldn't expect a good response here for this question.
    Ask about 1030 or 1530 then the result would be totally different here. In my opinion Microsoft has introduced a good list of phones for various consumers but they should improve their marketing and drop this carrier exclusivity asap. Also those two phones that I named above would be welcomed.
  • I would consider it a step forward if the phone contains 2GB ram, dual SIM, pureview cam, camera button and sdcard slot. I.e. the 930 with dual SIM and sdcard option. Today there is no such phone.
    Unfortunately......
  • That 730 reminds me of my old 900 and I WANT IT SO BAD, but I just got an Icon that I love. I need help, or phones, whichever.
  • More of the same stuff.
  • The Nokia Lumia 730/735 should it be called Nokia Lumia Selfie because most people don't understand the number factor, if you want to get more Windows Phone users from other OSes start with a cool name
  • I think ill just roll with my l925 and 920
  • The 930 is nice but not available here. Crap.
  • I like the size of the 8xx series. Thats just me.  The problem is...with the rate of how flagships are introduced to the market, I will never get to own a real flagship phone at the size that I prefer,  There are way too many Lumias. 5xx ad 6xx are pretty much the same size.  7xx, 8xx, 9xx and 10xx are so close in size also and then the Phablet.  I think all the phones that they introduce should be flagships of their respective sizes/forms - Small, Medium, Large/Phablet.  They really should not look at Android hierarchies when pitting flagships vs midrange vs lowend phones.  Ive experienced mid range android phone performaces and you can really tell the difference compared to the highend androids...i dared not even touch a low end Android.  WP performance and feel between 8xx compared to 7xx to 9xx to 10xx is practically all the same.  I mean really guys....snapdragon 800 vs 801 vs 400...I really cant tell the diffrence. The introduction of similar in size... 730 and 830s at the same time is dumb.  Id like a nice selfie and pureview camera on the same device. Nobody is completely happy....phablet people are leftout, the midsize people are....nevermind.  i guess i will stick with the 8xx series. A nice selfie cam would have been nice.
  • Fix this comment app. Most recent on top please.
  • I want a phone with 4.7-5 inch Amoled display with glance, external storage, pure view camera, Dolby sound enhancements and good speakers. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • I think if my l925 breaks or if I lose it, I would get another one. Best WP!
  • No point in buying a new phone when W9/WP9 is just around the corner. I"ll wait for april.
  • I'm gonna replace my L520 and maybe I'll buy L730
  • Just too large for me. I got a Lumia 820 only last month, because my $40 Lumia 520 didn't survive a fall on concrete, and I was worried the .3 inch increase in screen size would feel too big. I love it, it's a really great size and device, but find myself readjusting the phone more often to tap elements on opposite sides of the screen. I think 4.5 is my hard limit for any of the current OSs. But I'd love to see the OS that takes one handed operation into consideration first and foremost, not as an after thought.
  • I would be inclined to get the 830, if a version was made available that had AWS (for Wind Mobile in Canada) and a carrier up here would announce it (or there was an easy way to get one unlocked, ideally through Microsoft's store). Wish Microsoft would step up their game in Canada. The carriers are useless (if not an impediment).
  • I prefer the 730 cuz 5 inch is difficult for one hand use for me. The main problem is that the keyboard is not resizable in Windows phone. I use a galaxy note as well which has these options, I currently use the 520 for texting and the galaxy note for books and videos .
    I would go for the 730 considering the big battery. Had the 830 been the screen size of around 4.5 cuz on 730 the effective screen size is 4.5 thanks to on screen buttons.
  • Carriers?
  • I would be inclined to get the 830, if a version was made available that had AWS (for Wind Mobile in Canada) and a carrier up here would announce it (or there was an easy way to get one unlocked, ideally through Microsoft's store). Wish Microsoft would step up their game in Canada. The carriers are useless (if not an impediment).
  • I wish I could, bt I've recently purchased another Lumia.....
  • Weak. No.
  • Happy with my 925.
  • I'm getting the L730 for sure
  • I just upgraded my two-year-old 820 (which I dropped) with a 630. Obviously, I understand that's a quite a downgrade, but I really don't see that the new 730/830 can justify their prices. I miss the better display on the 820, but I never used the front-facing camera (or even the back-facing camera) or the NFC. Wireless charging was nice, too but I can live without it. The 630 is easily quick enough, clealy nippier than the previous low-end Lumias, and only 512MB of RAM doesn't seem to be holding it back. I've also got a Moto G (same price, also about £100/$160 in the UK) and I'm afraid to say that it beats the Lumia 630 in almost every way. Better battery life, better screen, way more apps and it's *not* laggy. I think it's true that the efficiency of WP means it can do more with less memory and it does quite well with a low-res screen, but that's not being translated into lower prices for cheaper hardware. I expect the Lumia 630 will get system software updates for a longer time, but Motorola do seem to be quite good at prompt updates so far. I think what we need is the Lumia 730 for the same price as the Moto G or even cheaper. $160 not $260.
  • To me, the new Lumias are not the direct upgrade to the previous generation (as in 630>620, 730>720 etc.). It's more like the upgrade would be the model above it (as in 630>520, 830>720 etc.). Well, atleast in terms of specs. The pricing though indicates that it is the direct upgrade. The way I define the 7xx and 8xx series are, the 7xx, as in 720, uses the same SOC as the lower end phone but with better camera while the 8xx, as in 820, uses the same SOC as the higher end phone but with average camera. The release of these new phones indicate otherwise. Well, I don't know. Maybe Microsoft are restructuring the specs of the models while retain the price to define the model number. This is just my two cents. I own the 720 by the way and I do considering to upgrade to 730 as it fits the price.
  • 830 for sure. For the design and camera
  • Well,Im still waiting to,see 830 in markets,but i think that smartphone rocks!
  • This site is full of rich people waiting for the next flagship .. Congratulations!
    Just a reminder: exist people that do not have so much money. Lumia 930 is more expensive than my car lol
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  • I would be tempted by a 735 (I doubt the 730 is coming to the UK), if I didn't already have a 630.
  • Too many fair weather Windows Phone fans.  The flipside to Microsofts percieved inability to market it's product correctly is the supposed Windows Phone fans inability to understand the specs. Complaining about how 'this processor is older or slower than that processor' is the argument that people who don't use the devices lean on. Not people who know what to expect from experience. The ironic thing is, the Lumia 830 is everything that many Windows Phone users begged for before Microsoft went and created feaures that don't work on the Snapdragon 400 soc. Yes, it's that good. Every Windows Phone feature that will work with the Sanapdragon 400 soc is in the 830. There are some hardware differences that separate this from a high end smartphone and they are there because the 830 is not the high end smartphone. Makes sense right? On the Windows Phone sites all you see are people criticizing and very few evangelizing. I'm at a point where I have come to believe that the majority of people who visit this site are just here to bad mouth Windows Phone.  I've done my fair share of ranting about Windows Phone. But I've payed attention to what Microsoft has done in the time since my rants. In general, every phone in the Lumia line has been a decent phone. They've made significant improvements. I'll repeat, the Lumia 830 is a hair away from a wishlist phone and doesn't truly deserve the waves of disappointment it is getting from the people who can't see the big picture. Microsoft's problem isn't any standalone phone. The thing standing in Microsofts way is the lack of a single flagship phone that goes to all carriers and markets. This is how they are shooting themselves in the foot. For all intents and purposes, the whole world knows what to expect from Apples flagship. As they do from LG's, Motorolas, Samsungs and (now) HTC's flagships. No such animal exists for the Windows Phone. That's why all you have is a bunch of people bickering over their different experiences on multiple devices running the same OS. Why you have so many people using some other OS' phone as a reference point for how a Windows Phone will fare.  The sooner Windows Phone has a flagship that goes to all the major regions and all the major carriers the same way, the sooner the community can start acting like a community and not a bunch of people wishing for somebody else's experience.  Personally, the backlash against the Lumia 830 I think comes from the fact that it is so much of an 'almost got it' device that people are lamenting the fact that there isn't a high end phone with these specs...
  • I completely agree with your points about L830, only question i have is are you agreeing the pricing of affordable flagship phone or pace of intention MS has to promote or hand in a WP in the hands of everone that already holds either android or iPhone and heavily invested in those app ecosystems. It's not easy to get WP consumers ..thibgs have changed drastically after Android (Google's trogon horse) gave 99% flexibility to hardware OEMs. Now it's MS and Nokia are alone in fight with just buch of MS and Nokia fans. When Nexus phone are sold for $300 unlocked with such a spec ...do you want fool around the users.
  • I don't really think that pricing is our biggest issue. There was this movie a long time ago called 'Field of Dreams' if I remember it correctly. Famous line from it was "if you build it, they will come". If Microsoft simply puts together the parts they already have into a single phone that everybody has access to people will buy it.  They have a contending, perhaps superior, rear camera in the Pureview brand. Everybody can appreciate an SD card slot. Everybody wants front facing speakers. Fast processors are always in demand. Most can appreciate a decent front facing camera. Most are very excited over the idea of wireless charging. Most agree that the sweetspot is 1080p+ for screen resolution. People lean towards AMOLED screens and Clear Black is a desired technology. The old saying 'there is no such thing as too much RAM' applies to smartphones as well. When a phone with all those things is available, everybody wants access to it. The mystery is why has it taken this long for Microsoft to put together the parts they already have into a phone they already know everybody wants? The Nexus phone was feasible because of the existing user base Android has. Microsoft doesn't currently have that luxury. Also, the pricing on the Nexus phones have not made Nexus phones the best selling phones on the market yet even going into its sixth generation. A cheap flagship is not the magic bullet MS needs. They simply need to put together a good phone and make it universally available.
  • No, i want a 1030!
  • I would buy the 730 if I would know it will be compatible with the windows phone 9 OS (or whatever it will be called)
  • Put it this way...Being Pacified when MS is already late delivering the full meal is not going to cut it!!!
  • Once you go 1520 you never go back.
  • That is true! Once you bite the 1520, any other screens size looks like ridiculous. 1520 is definitely the flagship imho. I' d hardly go back even tho the 1520 is still under optimized for the screen. Many apps have way too big fonts, and then there is this stupid automatic resize of a webpage in ie11 that keep on zooming while you surf the net. Useful for a lumia 520, but not needed for a 1520
  • My wife's got a 625, I've got a 630 and I'm replacing both of them with 2 Lumia 735.
  • I just thought... What if Samsung made a Note 4 with WP 8.1 and Released it before the (now missing in action) Lumia 1525? Hmmm... I see and opportunity here for Sammy don't you?
  • A definite buy of the 830 for me. I'll replace my 925 with it. 2 or 3 specs of the 830 is equal to my 925 and 830 is better in all the rest, except for the FFC where the 925 is better. But I'm not much of a selfie or video call guy so that's not a deal breaker for me.
  • I feel that because of its specs 830 should be a little cheaper, or they should've put better soc inside... They made a phone that looks like a flagship on the outside but sd400 just gives the wrong signal ...
  • Nice phones, I'm happy with the 630 at the mo, dont really get the "selfie" craze(think its weird). But that's just me.
  • No
  • I switched to the Lumia 930 from the 920 and have been very impressed beyond what I expected with the capability of the phone. I agree with most majority of people who say that the marketing strategy is wrong and should change. Ms needs to grab the bull by the horns and really put the Lumia 930 830 & 730 from and centre. What each is capable of and who it will work for from the high end flagship user to the the mid range no fuss parent up to the entry level user.
  • While 830 looks nice. I want a 1020 successor. MS said they aren't stopping on the high end camera phones so I'm waiting it out. ;)
  • i think .. 830 has nothing much over 730 in terms of specs ..so 730/735 is good enough for me ..one thing is that 735 has Qi wireless charging feature which is not existing on lumia 730 ... why MS why !! ??
  • I'm definitely going to buy the 730 or 735 as  my 520 is really getting to slow for the things I need it for. I can't wait to have a 73x in my hands!
  • first, please dont bash me. just my opinion. :) 730/735: -no cap buttons -rear camera should have been 8mp - colors are a little bit, uniteresting. no cyan, yellow, or red   830: perfect but: - front camera is just 1mp  -i need cyan or yellow!! - the price is too high for mid ranger, hello htc desire 820
  • I suppose we'll have to see what the final prices are. I've seen the 830 priced at 330 euros and the Desire 820 priced at 329 euros. A 1 euro difference isn't much, but cheaper is cheaper. This phone isn't being released in my region, but I would definetly look at it if it was. Apparently, the Desire 816 was a sleeper hit for HTC. Doing my best to understand the specs without simply being impressed by them however, I have a hard time believing this phone will actually perform that much better than the Lumia 830 unless you spend most of your time running benchmarks.
  • I really No more know where it will end with MS. I was always a huge fan of MS products, even server, etc. (already work-related). But if you pass in review the IFA event times, many question marks remain. A manufacturer after another present your wearables, Apple follows this trend most likely next Tuesday! Only Microsoft is restricted to new smartphones and a firmware! It is now, slowly, selling shares and on IPhone or Moto to get so that you can experience with the technical development? It may be but not economically healthy to limit, if the technical market is now far more far-reaching just waiting for firmware updates and Smartphones.
  • Yes looking forward to checking out the 830 so my next device will be either the 830 or 930 most probably 830.
  • I am not concerned about selfie but considering the price tag of lumia 730, I think it's worth buying. I am wondering if it's 6.7 mp rear camera will produce decent results just like the predecessor lumia 720.I'll buy it only if the rear camera quality comes out to be same as lumia 720.
  • Not if its only on verizon I will never get my updates! March can't come soon enough bye bye Verizon!
  • My 720 is still kicking, though I'll recommend the 830 to anyone who consider WP
  • No... Im going rather for 930, wich bugs I hope fix next update. After that it will be perfect replacement for my old 920.
  • I have 1320, still most of the time I don't find it hard to embrace it
  • The question is; are non-Windows Phone smartphone owners going to buy any of these two phones?  I think we know the answer to that question and that is the question that Microsoft needs to ask.  People either want high end phones or low end budget phones.  The mid-range phone crowd usually settles for iOS.  The most desired low-end and high-end non-Windows Phones are usually Android handsets.  Since Microsoft if going the multiple handset route, it really needs to stick to a low and high-end handset philosophy.  Maybe if they can keep throwing those handsets at the wall over the years, one of them will stick with the masses.  R&Ding and promoting mid-range handsets was a huge step back for Microsoft.
  • Yup, I'll be buying the 730
  • They are great phones coming from a great company but I would still wait for successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Waiting for 1030...
    But the chances that my son is getting a 830 to replace his 820 are pretty high :)
  • Waiting for a 1030...
    But my son might get a 830 :)
  • I wont buy shit until ms release a fully metal magnesium lumia
  • 830 looks gr8 but without Cortana passive support its just like old school shit.
  • Definitely looking at the L830 to replace the 820 I've had for the last 2 years it has been the most reliable phone. Been waiting patiently,finally it has arrived.
  • I will probably buy a 830, if battery life proves to be good in reviews.
  • WILL BE PURCHASING THE 830L FOR MY WIFE VERY SOON, SHE HAS HAD A 820L FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS AND SHE HAS ABSOLUTLY LOVED IT FROM THE FIRST DAY SHE MOVED TO WP FROM BLACKBERRY. NOKIA IS ALWAYS A SOLID BUILT AND RELIABLE PHONE, AND WITH WP8.1 IT STILL GOING STRONG. I JUST THINK THAT SHE WOULD LIKE THAT 830L FOR THE BETTER CAMERA BECAUSE SHE LOVES TO USE HER CAMERA TO CAPTURE EVERY SPECIAL MOMENT WITH THE KIDS..  
  • Y upgrade my 820 with 830 .
  • No way. If I have to get a new phone before the 1030 it would be either a 1020, Icon, or 1520. Otherwise, I'm sticking with my 920 a while longer.
  • I'm just glad Nokia/Microsoft is sticking with Qi. PMA is the worst x 1000.
  • A lumia 830!!!
  • Neither. My contract isn't up till November, and I'm gunna see if there's anything out then that's better. Not that these are bad phones, I just want something more along the lines of a 920\1020 combo phone that's more "high end"
  • Anyone want to take bets on how AT&T is going to NERF these already NERFed phones? Qi charging - you know that's a gonner Memory - cut it in half Replace rear camera with a 5 megapixel Release it 6 months from now.
     
  • Would get the 830 but only unlocked. Not interested in being tied to a carrier especially at this price point. If Microsoft stores get the 930 unlocked, I'd rather have that. 
  • I'm happy with my 1520, 929, and 1020... Now if they could just combine the styling of the 929 with the size of the 1520 and the camera of the 1020, then I'd be truly happy.
  • Looked at the benchmark results of the LG g2 mini which has same SD 400 with adreno 305 and it scores just below the galaxy s3. So this wont be replacing my L920
  • I want to see what's up with that bb passport...its kind of nice looking
  • That new Iphone 6 is going to get all the attention, Ms don't know what they're doing...smh. #truthhurts
  • Just broke my Nokia Lumia 625 screen. Have been super impressed with how responsive it is considering it's only a dual core and 512mb ram. It kills my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos II for speed which is amazing considering the Samsung has quad core and 1.5gb ram. Looking at the specs I am going to hang out for the new Lumia 830... it should be a stunning phone with those specs. I imagine people saying that you can buy a similar specced Android phone for cheaper, all I can say is yes you probably can, but will it perform as well as the Lumia speed wise???... I h