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Lumia 830, the affordable flagship phone, launches in India for INR 28,799

In a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Lumia 830 in India. Unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin a while ago, the Lumia 830 is marketed as an 'affordable flagship' essentially offering a premium camera experience and impressive feature set in a smartphone that's easy on your wallet.

Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, the device packs in 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. The Lumia 830 boasts of a beautiful 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS ClearBlack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also features a slight curve to help feel improve the overall feel while holding the device.

Of course, the highlight of the phone is its PureView camera. The 10-megapixel rear camera with ZEISS optics packs in optical image stabilization and allows video recording at 1080p 30 fps. There's also rich recording with three microphones, similar to high-end flagships like the Lumia 930 or the Lumia 1520.

A follow up to the Lumia 820, the Lumia 830 is not just an evolutionary update, but fills the corners that were cut in the 820. It features a better resolution display, improved processor, and a vastly better camera. The 830 also includes integrated wireless charging. The design of the Lumia 830 is similar to that of the Lumia 930, but it is thinner and lighter. The back shell is removable, and swappable, and it houses a 2220 mAh battery.

In India, the Lumia 830 will be available in orange, white, and black colors at an MRP of ₹28,799 starting from October 8 with a couple of partner offers. The online store Snapdeal.com will offer minimum ₹6,000 off for consumers shopping through the Snapdeal app on Windows Phone. Consumers will get a minimum discount of ₹1,000 per month on a minimum transaction of ₹2,100 on fashion and home décor items. Also, BoxTV will offer a free 60-day subscription to the Lumia 830 customers. There's also 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage available free for first 6 months, and chargeable thereafter at a minimal ₹125 per month.

Interestingly, apart from Snapdeal and BoxTV apps, Flipboard comes preloaded on the Lumia 830, which might explain their rush to publish an early, unfinished release.

Unfortunately, Lumia 830 accessories were not announced at the event, and might not be available in the market for a while.

The Lumia 830 is a great device at this price, although I'd assume most people would've wanted it a couple of grand less. Still, I'm sure many will be tempted to pick one up. What are your thoughts on the device and the pricing?

273 Comments
  • Over the head price. Should be 24k
  • Maybe 25k. Let's see if the prices drop for this phone in coming months. I have to get a new phone by April-2015.
  • I was expecting 20000-24000
  • Buy it from snapdeal..
  • I think you have to buy some other goods worth 12000 INRs to get this discount... So in reality the discount would be on those goods and not on phone.. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Really! People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • Wait, so it will be 22799 if I buy frm snapdeal??
  • Yeah but when I bought 820 it was 21k .... So they should price at least 25k considering you can get 925 at 25k
  • Yeah but price of eletronics decreases day by day not increase ( xcpt the iphuse which is getting costlier year by year )
  • bye bye 830 hello 730 :D 
  • $467.00 is obscene! The 830 is an upper end mid-range phone at most. The gold standard is the Nexus 5 which has twice the memory and an 800 class Snapdragon processor, all for $300. I would love to have the 8300 replace my 925, but this price is an absolutely joke. This phone is not 4x plus the 635 which my parents bought off the MS Store for $99. I want to puke.
  • Lol how is it affordable???
  • I am thinking the same thing. And how do a 1.2 quad-core processor be a flagship spec? The Nokia Lumia 1020 is more flagship-worthy.
  • Flipkart is selling L1020 for just 27999/-
    830 is overprised, although just a bit but still enough to turn down many.
  • How can you compare the price of a new launched fone with a 1 year old fone?? L1020 has started from 45k man. L830 is not at all over priced, though I believe it cant be termed as a flagship fone.
  • you buying?
  • I was actually thinking to. I guess i will go with 730 for now and wait for windows 10 device next year. I guess till then 730 will serve me well.:)
  • I already bought a L925 3 months back...:(. So i'll have to wait till nxt year...
  • No I am not comparing them :) was just saying. 830 is a beautiful looking device. :-)
  • It's a budget flagship phone :)
  • Because flagship isn't about just having the best specs. It's about what represents the OS best. I've gone through the Lumia 520, 1020, 1520 and Icon and there was always something missing. 1020/Icon lack SD cards, 1520 has screen issues and abnormal size, 520 was 512MB with no front facing camera. The 820 was the first *balanced* Windows phone to be released... and 830 expands on that. I own it presently and can tell you that the SD400/A305 combo are performing well even for a guy like me who is constantly trying to use WP as if it were an 'Xbox Portable' game console.
  • Oh no. No green colour!:-(
  • Wait for some accessories to launch. You fan change the shell to any color you want.
  • Well. According to my experience Nokia accessories takes loads & loads of time to appear if they appear at all.
  • Expecting the article about #Lumia730. Do it soon Baxi! We're keen.
  • I was expecting lesser price!
  • +710
  • It's an affordable "FLAGSHIP".
  • No where near to affordable range
  • How much is the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Iphone 5s in India? IT is not an affordable phone but marketed as affordable flagship. if you think it is to expensive.. just dont buy it
  • They just like to say this everytime
  • seems like being the thing at the moment :)
  • It is affordable if people compare it right. Just compare it with the 820 which was launched at Rs 30000 some years ago.
    Now at 28000 if anyone compares it with the 820 it will be affordable with more features than the 820 series. People overreact everytime and start comparing every phone with those cheap androids.
  • is SGS4 or Iphone5 struggling with sales and marketshare?
  • How is that even relevant here? And to answer your question, iPhone share is like less than 5% in India. So yes they are losing market share. I don't see the S5 taking up the market share pie either. Flagships are not meant to increase market share, they are meant to show off the most advanced features that the OS is capable of. Budget devices are meant to increase market share.
  • 930 is supposed to be that flagship. now lets assume that are correct for 830 as flagship as well so u r saying only worthy WP to but out there is 730 and only 730 nothing else.
  • No. The 530 and 630, along with the 730 are meant to increase the market share.
  • Its sad to see Lumia users still comparing themselves with those laggy n all-look-alike android fones. Come on ppl....grow up !! You still dont understand difference b/w quality n quantity...
  • Dude its very sad to say but lumia's do lag we don't admit it best examples: Xbox music,xbox video,Live lock screen app,Nokia camera and much more,Not only our App ecosystem is way too behind that of Android's but all we do is pay for only Hardware(I have a Lumia 920 if i can Install Android 4.4 or iOS 8 it would be just pure awesomeness in my case i have the one of the best Hardware but the problem is in the software side i.e wp8.1).
  • Xbox video, nope. Xbox Music, get WP 8.1 Update 1 and update the app, see the result. Live lockscreen, it is in beta. Nokia camera, tell me if such an excellent app made by Nokia with full control over the camera and also with smart sequence, exists on ANY other OEM. There is NOTHING wrong with WP 8.1, and even WP8 feels so old and unusable after using 8.1. But the biggest thing is gonna happen when you will get Windows 10.
  • its good to be a fanboy...but dont go overboard by calling android laggy... yes android has its problem, but if if was that shit, it wouldnt have 80% market share. there r features in it that you cant ignore. Design wise, ease of use wise WP is miles ahead, but features wise android is miles ahead. even tho u might want to disagree. this is the fact.
  • I agree with some things that you've said however I disagree with your comment stating android isn't laggy. It's not laggy in the start, however, give it 6 months to a year and you'll automatically be getting a sub-par experience. Add to that, Lumia's get all updates in comparison to that of Android phones. Hence, windows phone has flaws, but so does android. No OS is perfect.
  • my main problem is google privacy. heck they are uslesss in giving privacy to any damn product of theirs. i dont think so that theyvhave a revolutionary UI. Sony ericson os and symbian earlier had many stuffs and hidden features in their os. Some features like notification centre is good. but rest things and they way google forces u to use their hangout and crappy g plus is really pathetic.
  • No news on Lumia 730 launch as yet!!
  • 24-25k is a reasonable price for this one.
  • It's over priced
  • Its a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • I only compared it with the 730 which is priced at 15299, both 730 & 830 almost have similar specs except for the 10 mp camera & rich recording but the there is a huge 13000 rs price difference, u just can't justify the pricing
  • Not just these two features.
    Metallic Chassis. 3 Mics. Rich Audio recording. Dolby surround sound Playback even with the speakers. 10 MP pureview camera with a sensor size 1/3.4 and 6 lenses.
    16 GB internal storage. Wireless Charging that too built in, no covers required. Clearblack IPS LCD as compared to 730's clearblack OLED.
    Arent these enough for this price difference.
  • No its not enough, for 28799rs it has only a 1.2 ghz snapdragon 400. For that price it should have atleast a 1.6 ghz snapdragon 600
  • No, it shouldn't.
  • 830 vs 1020 which one wud u choose?  
  • Of course 830 , but don't compare it with a phone released a year back
  • Microsoft is just messing up things now the newer lumia's seems too much downgraded either in hardware or in software knowing the fact that out app ecosystem is not that great then too keep things messing up & make the older as well newer generations of wp's Buggy,Unstable,Laggy(loading,resuming).Lumia 830 IMO is overpriced sure it has quality hardware but compared to Android's flagship specs at that price point it seems like you're paying for name sake/Branding.
  • I dont know why but the Wp8.1 on the new hardware lumias is not laggy. May be due to a quad core. I have seen this on the Lumia 530, its not laggy. Resuming is rarely seen by me on that device despite I installed a Memory card. Its seems faster than my 820.
  • One plus one will b
  • Haha, oh.. Bye :D
  • Wait for a week it will come down.
  • for 3 weeks
  • 730 released for 15999/-
  • Yeah i tipped WPCentral about an hour ago. They ignored it. I doubt Abishek even went to the Event :/ >:(
  • If assumptions were facts.
  • haha... owned...
  • Lumia 730 launched in India. Price : Rs 15,299 (247 USD) Availability : 6th October 1 TB one drive space free
  • At this price you are showing the real place of windows operating system lovers that v dnt care for u
  • Too costly... I was thinking of buying it, but now I think I'll wait for another one. Should be around 22k max.
  • snapdeal is giving you 6k off on it.
  • it is a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • Compare it to Moto X which gives 801 and 2 gigs of ram. A bit cheaper would have been nice.
  • Moto X is Rs 32000 first of all. And having 2 or 3 or 5 GBs of Ram is not innovation rather taking out the maximum output with 1 GB Ram and a Snapdragon 400 is called innovation. And Microsoft and Nokia have handled this well. I have a Lumia 530 too and it has a Snapdragon 200 with 512 MBs of Ram and it works faster than my 820 even with a memory card On the board and having a lot of apps and games. Microsoft have made the WP8.1 really lighter on the new devices(There may be hanging problems on the older devices but it works great with new devices having a quad core).
    830 will work great with this Ram and processor.
  • People fail to realize how important Ram is for their devices to work great. 1 GB for Windows seems enough though. The main problem is the S400 processor. It won't even support 'hey cortana'. 'Flagships' should have all the new features. If 830 can't even handle a near future update, I wonder whta'll happen when Windows 10 comes along. Future proofing is important, and 830 barely justifies its 28K price tag. 
  • As far as Hey Cortana is considered I think it will be made available to lower processors. I am saying this because OK Google was previously not available on Lower Snapdragons. But now it is available for every Android device. So I think it can be made for the lower Processors.
  • Absolutely... Comparing two phones with their specs is ok-only if they are comparable in other departments. How can everybody compare a windows phone with an Android phone..? Both are different OS's. I've seen lot of techno blogs comparing phones with different OSs with only their processors and all(without checking their performances). As far as I know, windows phone 8.1 is much lighter and smoother than android kitkat and it will perform smoother under inferior specs.(even ios is smoother than android under similar specs). We need an octa core processor and 3GB ram-if our OS demands such a mammoth to work with... Windows phone OS need only a horse to win the race...
  • Android OS= Free Windows PHone OS = Free Rs. 0 So Hardware has no special pricing whether its for Android or Windows I suppose! So if higher hardware specification can cost less.... is there wrong pricing or is it still justified .... this is the question and comparison all about   Nobody meant that wp is capable of running 512 mb or 1gb is sufficient or not. nor android is not capable of running smoothly in a lower spec phone. If Android OS cannot run smoothly on lower platforms then they should have high pricing (which is not so except the really high end) in price comparison i think OS is immaterial but hardware and service should be taken into account. So if S800 can cost 14,000k (mi3) then why would S400 cost so much much more (actually double of it). even after adding all the extra bells and whistles 830 should cost maximum 20-24K.
  • Android is not free. Manufacturers have to pay to have the Google services in their phones, about 20$ for that I think. That makes WP a much more viable option.
  • Xiaomi is anti google, no google services on their phone at all, even their search engine is Baidu, Chinese google. Along with that, zero service, cheap build quality, and no custom ROMS available yet, oh yes how else can you get an S800 for so cheap
  • Thats true that the quality, Service..etc maynot be at par with lumia in any case. But i still find it quite steep to pay double to it... anyway i am not buying this for sure... ill consider l730 which is quite enticing and priced right to replace my aging 620
  • Did your l620 hanged a lot during calls. Because I compared the 520 with the 620 and the 620 was laggy despite of the same processer and ram. And I heard a lot of hanging complaints in 620 during an incoming call. Is that right?
  • Yea it hanged quite often. but not that annoying... i really like it except for the low battery life. If there is a high capacity battery for lumia 620 i would not replace even for l730
  • Baxi, give price in USD also. Hence foreigners can also know the 'affordable price'!
  • Around 470-480 $
  • I said to mention in the post hence readers can easily understand.
  • I was waiting for this news from WPcentral but I think its overpriced...should be 24-25k
  • Get Lumia 730 if price is high.worthless lumia 820 costed ₹26000 2 years back.after 2 years it cost only 2000₹ higher.good job ms.
  • Affordable for Bill gates
  • what!!!!!!! they must be kidding right??
  • fuck you 29K dumb 
  • It is really a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • I agree that 28K is too much... But the price should come down to sub 25K within two months
  • I'm in Thailand and I just saw it for $468 US dollars... I converted it from Thai baht. I think it needs to be $100 cheaper for it to sell. The new Moto x goes for $500 with better internals and screen. I have a 920 and went to look/buy but I think I'm going to wait a couple of months to see if the price falls.
  • Totally agree, 13,990 Baht is very expensive for this phone. I think Lumia 730 is more valuable than this (because the price range between two models are very different). But don't forget that Lumia 830 use better material, larger screen and better (main) camera. And I think the real competition of Moto G is Lumia 730, not Lumia 830.
  • 28k is high end pricing for India...
  • A great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price with these much featurea.
  • 28.7k... "Easy on your wallet." Yeah right.... -_-
  • Ajay Mehta, Head of Operations launches the #Lumia730 #Lumia830 and #Lumia930 in Delhi. #LightUpWithLumia http://t.co/BhGEhZpPDr
  • Where is the 730?
    Man, MSFT, release it already, You will probably get more customers out of this than Lumia 830. EDIT: My comment has lost its relevance. Just launched, Rs. 15,299!!
  • expensive should be ₹25000
  • Guess I'll need to actually hold and test it before passing judgement. Nexus might be cheaper but why the f*** will I want non-WP phone.
  • Thats 5k more than what it should be if u want to attract Indians
  • How can dis be affordable it must be between 21-25k...
  • 28k for snapdragon 400 and 1 gb ram... Arrrr overpriced.should be under 23000
  • Clear Black Display, Wireless Charging, 10MP Pureview,  Build Quality. 
  • NOKIA RICH RECORDING(SURROUND SOUND RECORDING WHICH EVEN NONE OF IPHONE HAVE).
    DOLBY AUDIO PLAYBACK.
    10 MP PUREVIEW WITH A MUCH BETTER SENSOR SIZE 1/3.4 METALLIC CHASSIS, GREAT QUALITY POLYCARBONATE. IT A GOOD PRICE. DONOT COMPARE WITH CHEAP ANDROIDS.
  • That's not affordable. It will be @ 25K
  • It's much more expensive than the selling price in Malaysia at rm1399 and people already scream overprice
  • It's nota that affordable at all.
  • This is a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price.
  • This is a nice device, but will fall short in the competition from other device especially at this price, though I believe that camera will be a killer one and few desperate shutter bugs will go for it..... And I still looking for a replacement for my 920 and from my perspective 1520 or any successor is the right one, why spend 28k, will add few more bucks and spend them later, also saving for the next Radeon-offtopic
  • Yes Its a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • Rs 28,799 is not affordable for many people in India but considering good and long lasting phones are available in the range of 25 to 30 thousand rupees, this is not unexpected. A better pricing would have been Rs 23,000. I was thinking of upgrading to Lumia 830 from Lumia 925 but I don't think I will. Unless Microsoft decides that they won't give Windows 10 for Lumia 925, I don't see a reason for existing people to upgrade. For new buyers, Lumia 830 is fine if it was for Rs 23,000.
  • Hope none from Microsoft read your comment, cause we user of first line of windows p8 will be screwed to promote sale of current line...lol
  • Just analyse. Its a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • That's too high for those specs but it is launch pricing, should come down in  a couple of weeks and have some good diwali offers I guess..
    Ona nother note, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY NEWS ON THE LUMIA 930 launch in India ?
  • Cant see that coming....
  • Read somewhere that 930 is priced at 38k
  • No one is gonna buy!!! This phone in India.. Overrrrr priced!!!
  • Really a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price.
  • Don't worry guys Ms will be forced to sell for 24000 ₹ as there will be no demand for it.
  • Just wow. This price and tagging it 'Affordable'? Wow. IMHO, MSFT has got its pricing all wrong in India.
  • It's an affordable "FLAGSHIP".
  • If anyone has read the full article and not just the headline then they should'nt be whinning about the price since snapdeal is giving off minimum of 6k on it, which balances the microsoft's stupidity pretty well...
  • Read again...lol
  • snapdeal giving off 6k?? how and where? can you let me know?
  • read the article
  • who's buy this lumia 830? go to lumia 1520 price only 35000 in flipkart. everyone wait few month's comeing phone's like 1530,940,1030 i hope
  • Exactly what I meant to say....
  • Then you must go for the Iphone 5s it just 40000. No one is gonna buy a 1520. Or you may buy a 5s 32 Gb too its just 53000.
  • Good bye to Lumia.What is affordable with 28K ??????.This will be the end for Windows phone ....
  • People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price
  • Big screen....resolution???
    Better camera.....are you new to Lumia series???
    Rich recording....really??? Dude being a 920 user I consider this as a side grade not upgrade...
  • Bigger screen than the 820, 920, 925(For those who likes include screen size while comparing) Wonderful camera (All new 10MP shooter from Nokia and it is much better than the 920, 820 and 925 camera).
    Nokia Rich Audio recording (Wasn't present on the 820)
  • Yea! 930 a better upgrade for 92x
  • Its too more than expectation.. I can afford a Full HD mobile in just 15K, why should I go for this in double rate. Lumia has dispointed all. It should maximum of 25K
  • Which renowned brand has the same features as that of Lumia 830 for Rs. 15000. Please don't name Xiaomi
  • Can we have it in USD please? Bet 830 in China is cheaper.
  • Too costly....should have costed 25k.
  • Fuck it's too expensive here you can't compete other manufactures, you will doom
  • Which Manufacturers? Are you talking about Micromax or Lava?
    These can be compared with Xiaomi and not with Nokia.
  • This attitude is not going to change anything and xiomi will continue to sell like hot cake... You are in India my mate....may you have a earning of a lac rupee but same is not true for the millions of us..... At this price the phone will sell but a few units... I am not against the quality but general populace will start away, and I am a hard-core nokia(beloved) user...
  • Yes! That's the problem here. Everyone wants it cheap and cheap. If this continues, we are only going to become a cheap country. An economist can convey my message in a better way.
  • ...and again... What's the price in dollars?
  • 466.23$?
  • I don't think it's a fair price. It should be something under ₹25k
  • 466$ in not affordable price with this price i get lumia 1520 !!  if you want to call it affordable flagship it should be 380$
  • 15k to 20k!!! Would have been appreciated!!! The same hardware comes in moto g 2nd gen for 13k!!! The only thing it lacks is that pureview camera!!!! Well no one is gonna buy that camera for extra 15k!!!! Lol!!! Noob mmarketing skills by ms!!!!
  • just go to 1520 bro only 35k
  • I do agree
  • No Man! You are wrong by a Mile.
    Lumia 830 has 3 mics for a better audio recording and even during calls. Moto G is very poor when it comes to mics. Just say Ok Google in front of a Moto G with a slight Noise in the environment and see how many attempts will it take it to listen. Moto G doesn't come with Surround Recording( Nokia Rich recording)
    Moto G doesn't have dolby audio playback even with the speakers. Rather Moto G's speaker are much poor on full volume. Nokia uses good quality polycarbonate Nokia gives you a wonderful Design and not a Wonderdull design like Moto G. Place a Lumia 830 and Moto G you will notice big difference in the design. Of course Lumia 830 looks great. Moto G doesn't come with Offline Maps.
    It doesnt offer glance screen.
    It is not faster than the 830 or even the 730. Battery backup is good on 830 than that of Moto G. And in camera comparison Moto G is way poor than the 830.
    Moto G doesnt have a supersensitive touch screen. Moto G doesnt have a Metallic chassis. Finally these are not comparable. Moto G can be compared with any Lava or Micromax phone. And not with this one.
  • I would buy Android phones they are 3x cheaper than this phone, better specs than 830 Microsoft keep your phone
  • People just get starstruck by android phone's price, customizations,etc. into buying an android device, When Win10 comes and your android isn't getting Android 6.0 MonkeyShitPie don't have regrets cause you made a bad choice.. Still if you want to buy android... Go ahead, no one's stopping you... 
  • This is bad. MS made a big mistake. Atleast 730 is priced right. 
  • I just don't know what MS is doing?
    ₹28,799....wt*
    Instead of buying L830 I will buy L1520..
  • me too bro iam wait for long time lumia 830 relese in india now relese  iam shock because the price little bit comes to 1520
  • U could almost buy 2 730's for the same price :D
  • Nearly 500$ for this phone..no way..bad pricing..nobody gonna buy it..
  • I wants it now. Really well priced. Also need the DT 903  
  • wats with the snapdeal offer???
  • Now everyone calm down and do some analysis. The 830 compares with the 920 which was around Rs 35000 in India a few years ago. 830 is priced well. It has a pureview camera, Surround Sound recording(Nokia Rich Recording), audio playback with Dolby Sound. 3 microphones. Metallic chassis. Thinnest Lumia. A 10 MP pureview with a better sensor size (1/3.4), a quad core processor(Snapdragon 400 will be great with Wp8.1 as I have a 530 too and it works faster than my 820), Lumia Brightness profile, Inbuilt wireless charging. These were the features that you were not getting with the 920 and with a bigger price tag. Its a great phone with a decent price tag and which will lower after some online discounts or after a month or so even in the stores. Its a worthy upgrade for 820 owners. Its affordable ofcourse because you are getting much more than the 820 with almost same price tag.
    930 is the best upgrade for 92x owners.
  • Do you own a 920, 925???? If not then buy both get 830 as it is affordable too, do a review and come with evidences....
  • What! I am talking logic here. I am comparing processer. And Of course 830 will be far ahead than the 920 or 925 in performance because of the quad core vs dual core.
  • Overpriced for such a mid-end processor, which is the same as 730's. This phone will take a beating because when even if it has a 'Pureview' camera, people still don't know any better, and will not be willing to pay a premium for that.
  • PUREVIEW 10MP 6 lens sensor size 1/3.4
    NOKIA RICH RECORDING(SURROUND RECORDING) AUDIO PLAYBACK (WITH DOLBY SURROUND SOUND). METALLIC CHASSIS. Snapdragon 400 will be working great on this device. Its with wp8.1 and not with some heavy android. I have a Lumia 530 too and it works faster than my 820 and that too with a memory card on the board. 8.1 is fantastic on the new lumias.
  • The 830 has a bigger and better screen than the 730.
  • Whinge, whinge. Moaning about wanting it 3000inr cheaper. It's nothing for a phone whose specs half of which competes with the iPhone 6. You would be paying double for that phone. Shame on you
  • Yes Its a great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price tag.
  • Okay dude.. Enough.. I'm tired of reading your comment over and over and over and over and over again... Anyways why are you trying so hard? Who are you? Nadella? :P
  • Well! Thanks for reading every comment over and over and over and over.
  • I am frustrated that every time people criticise Nokia's devices and start comparing it to those cheap android boxes.
  • I get it.. Just reading the exact same thing... Kinda felt like you're that guy who forces down your opinion on others... I understand now that you aren't like that.. Just bit lazy to type like me.. lol :P
  • OMG! You got me perfectly right. :)
  • Yes he is irritating, but we better stay away from big names...
  • Thanks! Mate!
  • Oh I didn't mean Nadella's irritating.. Hell no, He's An Indian And the CEO of Microsoft! That's big, way big!.. What I meant was he was worried about the device more than Nadella himself... Maybe...
  • Sathya Nadella was born in India. He is not an Indian as he has the citizen of US. So he is an American according to law.
  • Well, I was talking about his ethinicity...Anyways doesn't matter still a big role model for fellow Indians....
  • On this I just want to say that if He delivers, He will be great.
  • Mr. Nadella is a very reason to feel proud for any indian, doesn't matter he is us citizen or he can even speak Hindi or not... Respect...
  • Oops... Does I sound like that.... Never meant to say mr. Nadella is irritating... I was talking about vivek's repetitive posts
  • At launch 920 was on the bleeding edge of technology if you forget, I bought it for 36k and it leaved me amazed with the speed, camera, puremotion hd display, ois and much more and I can truly say 830 is not on the edge of technology... Have seen the resolution of screen or just started pampering
  • Okay! 930 be the best upgrade for you at RS 38000 considering that Nokia has not given the Puremotion HD+ on any newer device this year.
  • Yes there you are...930 38k and upgrade on on every aspect to 920... Then why to spend 29 k... Just open your eyes...people at Microsoft are not dumb.... This aggressive pricing of 830 will push the sales of 730 which is the intended phone for indian market...like the sales of 720... Hope you get it...
  • Yes! That's what I too was thinking about. Market Strategy!
    830 is a bit under the 920/925. 930 is the better upgrade. The only problem with it is the Glance Screen. It doesn't come with the glance feature because of the OLED display I think.
  • Glance works best on oled... So now you are also on my side.. 830 not a upgrade for people with deep pockets... And expensive for people wanting high end or don't qualify as flagship (edit. Affordable) at 29 k...
  • 830 an upgrade for 820. 930 for the 92x and the 930 doesn't have the glance feature. That's the only thing which takes me a step back when I am considering it for buying.
  • This is known as Psychology of Pricing. They have chosen the very Right Numbers here.
  • It's 200 dollars cheaper than a 1520. It's a pretty decent price.
  • Thhe price of L830 is a bit high.
  • No, it isn't. That's why it's called an affordable FLAGSHIP.
  • Its Indian Lumia 830 so better not compare it in dollars. As of INR it is highly priced. Nokia Lumia 930 page shows up http://www.nokia.com/in-en/phones/phone/lumia930/
  • I would still prefer my ageing 920 to this one.
  • Any reasons why?I see none.
  • In built wireless charging. Apart from that, display, RAM etc are still same. So for someone with 920, 830 isn't that big an upgrade.
  • It has inbuilt wireless charging, bigger display, quad core processor, better gpu, better camera, better audio,3 mics, bigger battery, sd slot and Lumia Denim. I don't see how the 920 is better.
  • I never said the 920 is better. I said its not worth the upgrade. The screen is bigger, but not better. I agree with better battery and better CPU/GPU. The mics and everything else I consider gimmicks.
  • Then open your eyes please...
  • Sentiments? The design? The Durability? 2 years years later still being a good enough phone device?..
  • Basically none of the phones MS has released since 920 has all the features of 920. 925 gives up on wireless charging and storage space, 930 gives up on Glance.
  • Complains, complains, complains........
    Nobody complains when other phones launch at a higher price, only with Lumia. Why???
  • Cuz people rely on them and want to buy Lumia. Who cares about others we dont buy those.
  • No all ppl. Speak for yourself.
    When a new flagship is launched in my country, I see whether I am spending my money on is worth or no. If its worth it, yes I buy it and if its not then I don't regardless of being cheap or no, I don't! With the exception of iPhone of course but that phone still sells well even if the price is reaching at the top of the mountain. I even buy a car within that range of money.
    Every flagship phone is launch at this price and nobody complains. Heck now the 930 is even expensive in India and they are comparing a "FLAGSHIP PHONE TO A MID RANGE" Moto X.....
    What ?? This I don't understand!
  • I wouldn't mind this pricing if this had FHD OLED screen and a better processor and better FFC.. Thing is display and processor is same as 730 (even 730 display looks better cause of OLED) and they have priced it double... Besides Camera and mics there isn't much difference and 730 camera would be great with zeiss optics as it's same as 720..There is a room for high end midrange and with better processor and screen 830 would have filled that space greatly with 400 $ price tag... But there is no point in buying this 830 at 500 $... Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • What is a flagship phone??? Then what is 930 or one m8 is????
  • Because we never wanted to buy them... We want Lumia so its price is the thing to talk about....
  • 29k is not affordable, Nokia! :|
  • 29k is not affordable.. But for this 830 its too high..
  • A great device. People are over reacting due to the "Affordable" Tag. They are just comparing it with cheaper Moto G or Xiaomi. Its affordable they just need to compare it with the 820 which was around Rs 30000 in India a few years ago. Now they are getting Rich recording, Much better camera, dolby playback, metallic chassis, bigger screen, Decent processer and with a good price tag which will be coming down after some online discounts. Its a great price for this device.
  • Would bought if had s800 processor for this price range
  • Having a bigger processor is not innovation. Having maximum output even with a lower processor is innovation. And Nokia and Microsoft have done a great job taking out max. Output with 1 GB Ram and Snapdragon 400.
  • Love this phone....it is surely my next phone....
  • I don't care about the price!
    I'm definitely getting one!
  • Indian pricing usually the same range with Philippine pricing. And at 28k.. Its not affordable. Same price like xbox one. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Where as IPhone 5S(16GB) is available around 35k, does anyone consider this phone that to with aging chipset??? This is dead now........
  • This is the best priced phones out thee compared to other phones on the same category. I don't know why you always complain in the price.
  • when will the green color come??
  • Okay microsoft we are done here. No more windows phone. 29k is too much & what are they offering is worst app store n old hardware.
  • Worst app store??? WORST??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? HAVE YOU ACTUALLY DOWNLOADED THE ENTIRE F*CKING PLAYSTORE???
  • WOW! I think he is using the Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Wow..look.. sarcasm
  • LOL! Don't Mind. :D
  • Yes buddy I'm using wp8 for an one n half year. Have tried lots of app n don't be ridiculous, just check FB & youtube app. Shoot I forgot we don't have official youtube app.
  • That's because Google blocked the YouTube app that Microsoft made. Blame Google, not MS. Also, Android doesn't have an official file manager, and I don't see any people having problems with that. You have excellent 3rd party clients like YouTube HD, metro tube etc that are better than the official YouTube app on Android.
  • Yes! It a premature app store but not the worst. There are apps its just that they are not being developed and that is because of the very low market share WP has. Developers are to be blamed for this and not Microsoft because they have a good OS its just because of the cheaper manufacturers that WP's market share is not growing in India.
  • Have you tried using a bada phone? Galaxy Wave series? Last time I used it didn't even have a flashlight app.. Don't know about now, probably discontinued.. But at least we have a store which is adding new apps daily, have most essential apss available and most of them unlike "Vine" have good dev support in terms of updates..
  • Old hardware? Are you joking? This phone has better specs than an iPhone. And AFAIK Qualcomm has not launched any successor as of yet to the snap dragon 400. And about the app store,I can name millions of apps not in androids but on WP. Example-IRCTC app and many others.
  • Vaibhav u might want to cross check some of the app with other OS like FB,twitter,instagram,WhatsApp.. But u wont bcoz u only use IRCTC everyday for socialize & about hardware - secondary camera of 0.9MP , I wish nokia sell other department & buy hardware dep again.
  • My other family members own Android devices. All of them are mid range/high-end devices and are still on Android 4.1.2/4.0ICS. No update to kit Kat. And yes I've used their apps and compared mine. What's wrong with our FB, twitter and instagram apps? I'm using them currently and in nor seeing any problem.
  • Well I have to admit m satisfied with twitter app bcoz I don't use it that much but u r saying u didn't see any problem with fb app? Buddy check news feed on laptop n compare with fb app.
  • I still don't see any problem?
  • He is not talking about problems. He is saying that the apps are behind than those on Android.
    Twitter may be Okay, Facebook is decent too but Instagram beta has not been updated since ages. Whatsapp is slow as compared to Android. And the developers are to be blamed.
  • Exactly.
  • I understand your frustration but see its the user's attitude that changes the product. If you will criticise everyone will criticise. If you will praise you will see those missing features as just small improvements that need to be done. And they are really smaller improvements now that Microsoft need to do. The OS will be polished in the upcoming GDR updates or next year with Windows phone10.
  • I agree others, app store is well matured now...cant complain..
  • I knw its matured but its not perfect. Last I remember using good app is flipkart. Well don't use it everyday. They should focus more on to developing polished app.
  • No not fully matured. It cant check for updates automatically. We have to check manually for the updates. Search is not smart. Sometimes If there is a spelling mistake it doesn't show any apps. Recent searches are not there. It doesn't show the full app update history and the date app was launched. These are some small features that needs to be added
  • I think 20k is the best affordable price for it and 730 was a good pick between these two considering the price and hardware.
  • this is the only phone priced wrongly. 730 and 930 are spot-on!
    830 should've been around 24-25k. that would really make it the affordable flagship. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • 13k more than the Lumia 730; Doesn't make sense, it shoulf had been between 22-24K
  • It's an affordable FLAGSHIP.
  • "Flagship" FTFY lol
  • Any cons? Price doesn't concern me.. I'm buying it a while later...
  • Till now I have only found one and that is with the headphones Nokia is providing with it. They are giving WH 108 headphones(The simple headphones) as compared to the WH 208(Came with my 820 and have buds).
    This may be a problem with the music lovers, if you are one. Otherwise perfect!
  • Well I already have a pair of sennhiesers.. So no problem.. Now to wait for the price to drop a bit.. Also any idea when the green back cover for 830 and the green 1520 will be coming?
  • No idea about the greener ones. I always consider a Black one as its the royal colour.
  • Junk SoC, worse than the one that came with the 820 in 2012. If you can find a 920, it would be better.
  • Lie. Sd400 Soc is better than the older s4 used in the 920,820 etc. Has more cores in the gpu and is based on 28nm architecture as compared to 45 nm in s4.
  • Hehe... Dear mr. Vivek told us that getting Best performance with lowest resources is innovation.... So I am keeping my piece of innovation...
  • Hahahaha!!
  • LOL :P xD
  • M$ don't know what's the term for affordable price in India.
  • Wrong! You can buy a Lumia 530. That is not affordable but super affordable.
  • Not-affordable pile of overpriced junk.
  • Lie. Stop t₹0//ing in here please.
  • Not affordable? As compared to other affordable falgships like S5 mini (July 14) which is 26k,  which is almost the same except s5 mini has Exynos Quad core... (No idea how that compares to a S400) also the only one of these to have a 16GB storage. The T2 (May 14) ultra at 25k with a 6 inch display, but a smaller 8GB storage. The T3 (July 14) which is basically the T2 Ultra with a smaller screen, 8MP camera and 4 multi touch points (vs 10 on T2 Ultra) at 25.5k... The C3 (Aug 14) at 22k just like the T3 with a 5MP ffc+flash and and a 5.5 inch screen. Desire 816(March 14) at 22.5k, which is amazing.. A windows phone version maybe.. Desire 601 (Oct 13) for 22k as well with a qHD display and 5mp camera :/    Let's not even talk about desire 600... These phones are at an average 6 months old.. Soo just wait for a while.. None of these phones were announced at these prices, they have been reduced to them... They were all announced at around 26k+
  • A flagship phone that doesn't have all the features of WP 8.1.  That's not a flagship phone.  That's a handicapped phone.  Nice try.
  • What features are you talking about?
  • What features does it not have? It has ask the features, and also an sd card slot unlike the 930. Please elaborate your comment.
  • overpriced so much !! I think the 830 will be priced more in middle east ! Hope not
  • Will be getting one next year :)
  • Why not now???
  • I'm waiting for Windows phones with the next generation USB 3.0 type c with reversible connector and display port support
  • Same here.. Just my reasons are HSC and JEE.. 
  • Comapre it with other windows phone and then buy??
    That would be a good opinion
  • It doesn't come with dual sim and that's a deal breaker for me.
    Will wait for a budget 5 inch WP with PureView camera.
    830 should've been dual sim! Posted via Windows Phone Central App on Android
  • It will slip down to 22K within 2 months most probably.
  • Sad that we're down to attaching the word "flagship" to this mediocre phone. Need to step up your game in a hurry, Microsoft.
  • Rs.28,899 is affordable.....????   Says who????
  • No pre-order, no Flip case, no other accessories! What the heck! And the phone is so pricey when compared to its price outside India! Is it a joke? How will Microsoft compete in Indian market with such awful launch???!"" I'll buy it next month.....
  • U CAN GET NEXUS 5 at SAME PRICE WITH GOOD FEATURES LoL
  • Can "we" all stop being a WHORE for MS and Nokia and stop with the "affordable flagship" moniker ? or at least make a disclaimer mentioning that you are their whore before you write an article about the 830 ? Thanks !
  • Flagship?.. It's a wrong term for this device.. Third should have been priced around 20k. Apart from pureview camera its have similar hardware which moto g is having.
  • Its overpriced. I thought it will release for rs26000...... i think its better to wait for 2 or 3 months to reduce the price. May be i can get it for above price..... :( Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • 28799 and they call it affordable !!! Wow!!.. Great pricing nokia.. Off the table for me. Never gonna buy it unless price is reduced to 25k or less.
  • Brilliant phone, really interested in getting this one. And about the price people wait for few weeks flipkart will come up with some bundle offers as the festive season begins. Check the hands on video by Daniel you will love the looks of the device.