Lumia 830 expected in India in October, to be priced at INR 26,000

Wondering as to when the Lumia 830 will be available in India? According to IBN, Microsoft is considering a launch in the month of October, with the device estimated to be priced in the vicinity of INR 26,000 (which comes out to $430).

For that price, you get a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 128 GB, 10 MP PureView camera, 0.9 MP front camera, LTE Category 4 connectivity (150 Mbps downstream), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2200 mAh battery. The Lumia 830 is among the first batch of devices that come with the Lumia Denim update out of the box.

By offering the device for under INR 30,000 ($500), Microsoft is looking to gain more traction in the mid-tier segment in the country, one that is currently dominated by Android devices like HTC's dual-SIM One E8. According to Microsoft's Chris Weber:

We want to continue to push point lower and lower than anything we have today. That's the statement for both 3G and LTE (4G) because that is the thing which gives us scale of the ecosystem.

With no sight of the Lumia 930 in the country, it looks like the Lumia 830 will be the torchbearer for Microsoft in India. The introduction of LTE-enabled devices like the Lumia 635 will be a welcome addition. Weber also mentioned that Microsoft was in talks with carriers in the country for collaborations on LTE-enabled devices.

We are also trying to push price point even lower on LTE devices like 635 to take advantage of that (Indian telecom operators plan to launch 4G services) opportunity. The goal is to make sure that we have a full portfolio that plays into that opportunity. We have lot of conversations going on with operators but specifically we are very bullish on LTE opportunity in India. Our conversation had been quite productive.

What do you guys think of the pricing of the Lumia 830? Are you excited about the imminent launch of the device in the country? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: IBN

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • When is 730 launching? I dont have the budget for 830. :P
  • Not yet announced, but it wouldn't be too long after the launch of the 830.
  • 730 will be more considerable here because market here is more budget oriented .!
  • Wonder why people are complaining about the Lumia 830's pricing. It is apt and I don't think it's overpriced in anyway; IMHO. It's an upper mid range phone.
    People are comparing this device with a Moto G. What a joke! Let's do a practical comparison here. • So, the 10 MP camera module which is btw a Pureview + OIS [best available I suppose] + ZEISS optics sensor, is of no value! I've a Lumia 925, which is an awesome Windows Phone and hence I know what Pureview is.
    • 720p display with Nokia ClearBlack filter [which is so good to use the phone in sunlight] and Synaptics super sensitive touch. These are great features which are useful in day to day life. I experience these everyday. Guess Moto G doesn't have either of them.
    • 3 high-performance microphones, Nokia Rich Recording with surround sound capture (Dolby 5.1), Uplink noise cancellation for calls. G is zero here!
    • 16 GB internal user memory; micro SD expandable up to 128 GB, whereas Moto G is expandable upto 32GB only.
    • What about the availabilty of LTE connectivity in the Lumia 830? G falls in front of the 830 here too.
    • Check the Sensors available in L830: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer. In Moto G, it's, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
    • What about the build quality? The aluminium frame and moreover the legendary Nokia build quality [I know it's MS now, but it's the same] will be great. Even if it was a polycarbonate one, the build would've been superb. Hope you guys have heard of the great Lumia 920. Even the low end Lumia 520 has a great build. There are a few more things like quality of the service [provided by Flipkart, if I'm not wrong], availabilty [Motos are sold on Flipkart only in India, if I'm not wrong], etc.
    Aren't these things not enough for the 830 to be priced higher or I can say it's priced right. Think people. People are blinded by numbers nowadays, because of the Android world. Hexa core/Octa core CPUs. 3/4GB+ RAM, 2560x1440p displays, blah blah blah and what not. If a Moto G can run Android OS on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, WP can cruise on the same configuration! Why do you need a Snapdragon 801/805?!
    Noone complains about the specs in an Apple iPhone. It's because iOS works damn fine on the hardware. Isn't that the point of WP too?! If you guys still worry about specs, then it's better to sit in front of Flipkart page to click on the 'Buy Now' button, when the next sale begins for the Xiaomi Mi3, which I guess gives the top specs for a very low price :D
  • Forgot one more important thing about the Lumia 830. has got inbuilt wireless charging facility too. Moto G, you there? :P
  • Where is that freaking D M C (or whatever his username is) guy??? I so want to say "Haah!! On your face!" to his 5 year olds like complaints.
  • What about MotoX and Nexus 5? They are btter speced at same and less price. Plus they are already have a pull from the market unlike the 830. 
  • NEXUS 5??? Better than Lumia 830??? you got to be kidding me.. the nexus has 8mp cam priced at 34k.. this beauty has 10mp cam n pureview at 26k.. plus, the internals of nexus 5 are just namesake.. trust me i have a nexus 5, since 8 months and its motherboard died... these androids are not durable and quality centered as nokia is :)
  • @ znellu Hahaa..Totally agree with u ..ppl are more obsessed with no of core and RAM..but whats the use of no of core and that gigs of RAM if it cant provide fluidic experience like WP....Nokia+wp=Awesome
  • Me too waiting for the 730
  • Mee too but waiting in Singapore though :)
  • Yup...730 please....
  • Have you tried xolo win Q900s that's a good budget phone even better than 630 and the screen is super even though it's not clear black. And is priced around ₹9500-₹10,000.(USD 165) with led flash,ffc and good battery life and its so light, my cousin bought one,its very good but you have to sacrifice Lumia apps like camera,mix radio etc. But here maps was present.
  • that would be alongwith 830 only. Even if you had the budget, I personally would not advice spending nearly 10K extra for just 3Mp more of camera pixels and 8gb extra storage. 730 too is slightly overpriced, but it still is wirth buying
  • Excellent pricing ms best of luck with your sales.which I believe would fail with such a huge price tag in price sensitive market like India.
  • Do not forget the quality with the price tag. Others dont provide with you with excellent service and great quality.
  • your right. even salesmen try convince ppl here like that. but the problem is they wanna go for nokia but not WP.
  • WP is getting good. Its not the best but its growing. People want extra value for money here so they end up buying an Indian brand whose services are poor. Some suffer later but in the process Nokia's sales end up being dull.
  • But many people have lot of misconceptions regarding wp..
  • Ya. But those will be cleared only if they will try a WP device.
  • Well people in my office are getting the 630 coz the office WiFi only lets iPhone and windows phone connect....everyone love free WiFi haha...
  • we need a big advertisement here. very creative and big.
  • Where Microsoft dont just talk about MS Office and office and office which is built in.
  • Lol.. Yeah.. Every kid knows that now.. And makes people think WP is only for businessy stuff... :|
  • What quality is MS providing by the way the damn company wants to made a hole in your pocket
  • There is a big difference between board fabrication of Nokia's devices and others. People dont know this, they just know RAM and PROCESSOR. The polycarbonate used for body is great.
  • I do agree with yoh buddy
  • With that spec I think the price is fine. What price do you suggest. The 820 retailed at a higher price and did quite well. This is the first LTE device launched by Nokia in India.
  • The device is good for the price range but I'll wait for the windows phone 9 device. Not my 820 successor!
  • That will be a long wait buddy.
  • You'll get wp9 on 830
  • Huh?? Just like the WP 7.x upgraded to WP 8 and later to WP 8.1.1!!
  • Huh? You still riding that train?
    The 830 will get WP9, so will the 820.
  • Thumps Up. I also want to wait for WP 9. And if its too late I will buy an Android L device ;-) 
  • It will be a big flop in India
  • Yes correct.. Consumers will not spend that amount of money on 830, should priced arround 20K. 730 relatively will be more favourable here INDIA.
  • How much is the 930 in India?
  • It hasn't been launched in India yet.
  • That's a disappointment, seems India would be the biggest market for Nokia and wp.
  • Yes. We are getting android devices with 8 mp camera and 5 mp on front and 2 GB RAM with 5" display for 200$ then why should pay extra 200$ to just get 10 mp pure view camera? I think no one will go for it. Microsoft has to think differently.
  • Absolutely PHAIL pricing...Moto G (2nd Gen) with similar specs is for 12999, half the price. You get Nexus 5, S4, Note 3 Neo similar to that pricing. And by the time this comes to market, the phones i mentioned will be below 830 rates. I can see 930 selling in dubai for 34k right now in 2 months, 830 and 930 will be similarly priced?  
  • You should compare 730 and Moto G based on specs. Not with 830. And 730 has more value for money than Moto G
  • even i dont like Android and Moto G... but why cant you compare Moto G and 830   95% same specs... i kno WP and Android, but hardwarewise! so if Moto can sell the same fone in 12999 then y nokia in 26000... I might be wrong but cant see the economics
  • Here are few differences, from the same comparison Display - - ClearBlack display better viewing in sunlight SD card up to 128 GB V.S up to 32 GB (More space to install Apps, or store music or video) LTE, Cat4 V.s. 3G Battery 2200 mAh v.s. 2070 mAh- more bettery capacity- and removeable battery NFC last but not lest - A wonderful 10 MP pure view camera- with excellent image quality, Optical Image stabilisation for better image quality in low light situation, and support for 1080p Video recording compared to 720P in Moto. In essence it is a better phone with faster network capable, can accomodate more storage, has a wonderful camera and better battery life, and a smooth Winodws phone experience. That's what make the difference. CPU and Memory are not the only components determine the phone performance. Best exmaple is Moto X (prev gen)
  • But then there is a gap of 13k in prise...!!!
  • That's good comparison. But dude, these extra features should make Lumia 830 somewhere around 20k. I believe it is overpriced by 6-7k. The most successful phone of Nokia is Lumia 530 and we all know why. It is a competitive market and you cannot stay behind.I hope actual price comes down to 20k.
  • i agree to few of your points but of all the above points camera, clearblack and LTE must be a little expensive but does it warrant such a big difference of pricing? Also Nokia is infamous in scond hand/ used mobile dealers... nokia is infamous for drastically reducing price without intimation... eg. 820 was for a long time on 25-26k one fine day it became 21.. not 24 not 23...straight away to 21... so used mobile retailers who buy fones try to give really less for Lumias when you go for resale.
  • You forgot to mention the build quality :)
  • Well my views differ from yours. I'm getting the 830 the day it is launched if its around 26~28k
  • Same here, 26k is perfect for 830.
  • Yup the pricing is decent i think...what people here dont get is the value the phone brings with respect to the different exclusive apps such as Lumia Camera and then there is Pureview, Dolby, Exchangeable wireless shells and most of all the Nokia Care Service which very few OEMs can offers. As far as i can see other OEMs are giving away 8MP and 2MP ffc without any value to add from a software perspective or from an overall perspective of experience. Check out this link, this is what i feel Nokia was and now MS is trying to do.  
  • I don't know about you but Nokia support sucks big time, they have no idea about their own phones and are so rude.
  • I'm also getting an 830 next May :)
  • Different folks different thinking..Am waiting for a 1020+ Will get the 930 for mah father and 730 for my sister and just gave a 530 to my mother.. Everyone's waiting for an upgrade!!
  • Given by how 820 fared.. I think this will be a hit.
  • Did Lumia 820 sell well? I did not see any in the wild,I was the only one with it and had a though time selling it off at olx to buy 925.
  • Oh you could manage a sale of that overpriced crap.great I cant sell it for very low price like 9000 ₹.i will wait for wp 9 until then I will use my disgusting Lumia 820.
  • True it should have been around 20k!:-\ Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Slightly overpriced. 24k would've been better..
  • Wow offer
  • 730 ?
  • If the price is kept around 26000 then its a very good deal! But i think MS should also consider launching 930 and 730/735 soon with correct price point..
  • remember high end phones always compete iPhone. launching now at the time when iPhone 6 is coming will incur more losses to Microsoft.
  • But not in India..
  • India is the 4th largest market for iPhone....
  • India is the 2nd largest market for Windows Phone....
  • I think they thought 930 would flop in India, I don't think its selling well elsewhere in the world too, they should release an upgrade 935 with glance and sd slot asap. Anyway with the way Lumia is priced they would have priced it above ₹40,000(USD 600 above) way overpriced.
  • Only for 52x to 72x series..Not the high-ends!!
  • Rubbish pricing. People here prefer android anyways and are mostly spec heads. They would buy the new Moto G or X instead of this. Microsoft should price this at 20-22 thousand and I hope they do.
  • all it depends upon 730s pricing now
  • 730 Pricing--
  • That price is before TAX, so add another 15-20%, suddenly you will see it in 17,000 range
  • Edit:
    Donot compare with Motorola Moto G, they have just 130 service centres in India. They have not innovated with the design, with the ui with the phone.
  • Lenovo told that they are giving services. but I don't trust quality of moto g at all. all they did was hype marketing with good specs. but would say that moto g performance is good. m
  • Moto G lags behind the 730 in design, in battery performance(WP 8.1+Denim) Its Cameras are good than Moto G's, Nokia's trust then how the hell Moto G is better than the 730.
  • I'm with u bro I prefer nokia. that's y I junped to 720 from blackberry. how to make ppl choose windows phone that's the main constraint.
  • Promote and advertise.
  • even when Microsoft does advertise it ppl still have a question whether to go for windows phone or not.
  • Or Give some WP Store credit to buy apps with every L730 and L830. It would be an awesome deal then.  
  • Ofcourse there will be offers. We may get a free wireless charger as it happened with Lumia 920 last year.
  • What people see: same processor, almost equal battery, bigger main camera and way CHEAPER!
    Not everyone is excited about what MS/Nokia is launching, neither there's any news or advertisment about the phones. So by the time people get to know there's something called 730 exists, moto g will be sold out taking away all those (possibly) 730 buyers.
  • Ya people finally don't see the quality Nokia would provide.
  • I think Its not only about the "quality of Nokia" its about the OS also. Pleple are so used to Android that they want something substantial to switch. I wonder when MS will provide that.
  • Changing a regular consumer's view will always be difficult in a market like India, where we are inundated with affordable Android devices on a daily basis. I do agree that Microsoft needs to do a better job at advertising the Lumias in the country. Although a majority of the crowd would inevitably just look at the hardware on offer and the cost, there are a lot of of users that would be willing to switch if the features offered by the devices were promoted better.
  • That is something that we know because we are customers already. We live in a country where Micromax, Karbonn and more recently Moto and Xiaomi are famous. It's not about the brand here, it's about pricing and specs.
  • Well that is right. But a company like Nokia can not compete with Micromax or xolo in prices. For that Nokia would have to stop innovating stop researching and stop testing. And that is what people need to understand. That can only be promoted via advertising.
  • Please don't give such foolish statement without knowing properly..Motorola have service centres in India maybe less than Nokia but they have..
  • Sorry! That was provided to me by a friend abd I didnt crosscheck it. Corrected: Motorola has 130 service centres in India.
  • I do hope the prices would drop in a while. They will as it happened with the 820.
  • Yes they will in a month or so after the launch
  • Wtf are u talking about? Its the perfect price for this phone! If you can't afford it, just take another one. But don't make silly comments!
  • 26 thousand for a phone that has specs like the recently announced Micromax Win121? Obviously you can't compare the two companies but you have to realize that Micromax is the number one smartphone manufacturer in India. As much as I love Nokia and windows phone, the price isn't justified.
  • At the end of the day, it comes down to more than the internal hardware on offer. The Moto X is a great handset for reference. Hardware-wise, it wasn't decked out like the Galaxy S4 or the One M7 from last year, but it was more than a match for either device in day to day use.
  • What are you talking about? Its every specification are way better than dat mmx win
  • I think we the ones who uses Lumia should not be like isheeps, the pricing is bad especially when they need a hit phone like Moto G, they should have priced it aggressively.
  • if 730 is a sucessor to 720 the, u no Dolby support in 730?
  • Probably to cut down prices. Also, if you have a really good pair of non-Dolby headphones, the Dolby audio fix is unneeded.(Philips are always cheap and sound great if you're looking for a good budget pair).
  • I have senheisser px80 with me and I love Dolby sound on my 720.
  • that's absolutely correct. there is a large empty space for the devices running WP. it's really not good, specially when WP is getting a good attention and business.
  • Good thing 730/830 will be available a month or so from date of announcement. Not the disaster that happened with 930.
  • haha. you trust them to put 830 in stores by october? 
  • I know but I am hoping they get it this time.
  • MS' habit of screwing up things seem that they'll launch it after the festive season ends here in India
  • Dussera is on the way
  • Dreams are coming ture. This is it!
  • Would have bought it if priced below 21000₹
  • Go for Lumia 735 or 730 that will sure suit your price range. If you have 2 sims, go for 730, or single one go dor 730.
  • but friend wen will lumia 730 arrive in india?? im dying to have it...
  • I don't think 735 is releasing in India not there in official Microsoft/Nokia website. Same thing happened with 635.
  • i love lumia devices . but prob is i dont get resale . i have 926 its purchased in feb for 26+k but now i wish to sell it n i m not getting any buyer thats sad even on sites like olx and quiker there r no buyers for lumia devices , i went to nokia care n theey asked it for just 11k ? i mean wtf 6monthns old device n thr r no buyers ?
  • Mate, people don't even wanna buy a shiny new Lumia here. See the comments here. Some people want this 830 for even less than 21k. Pretty sad.
  • minimum discount I can get is ₹24000 not less than that.
  • May b many ppl don't use wp so the r no buyers I guess . But to b true no other os can match windows phone for sure . Its simply super duper awesome os .
  • Ya agreed Lumia has low resale value but you are buying Lumia to use not for sale I believe.if u want good resale then buy those galaxy grand 2.
  • I hate Samsung . They are s h i t s .
  • Try this website. Maybe you can sell it here and get a decent cashback.  
  • You may also see for all kind of second hand sales.
  • I can buy it for 15k
  • Pretty good pricing. Want to see the quality of camera of 830. However I'm happy with my 1320, camera sucks here.
  • I wondered that when 730/830 will present at Taiwan? I don't have the budget for 930,so i really interested to these two phones.  
  • Moto G offer almost every thing same and still cost less than $200. L830 - Epic fail
  • Oh please. Take Moto G in one hand and 830 in another hand. And when people will understand that specs doesn't matter much? Specially when comparing two wholly different OS.
  • Well said mate...balls to this comparison.
  • Moto G can easily outerform L830 when it's comes to apps/games. It's the world of smart user. Still users like you exist.   Tell we what is making L830 $250(approx) more costlier than Moto G? Do your little thing called research used little common sense then comment. 
  • First, you need to use ur brain D M C. don't compare Moto shit with lumia
  • actually you need to use your brain. I can bet no Lumia device will able to beat that shit sales.  
  • Can I ask why are you comparing the moto g with the 830 if the best comparison to the moto g is the Lumia 730/735.
  • because
  • Dude first u need to know that with 830 u get many services like free subscription of mix radio .....moreover nokia supports wireless charging has a nfc n the 10 megapixel pureview camera Is like a 16 megapixel on any other standerd phone all these things do cost ok......n not to say the exceptional build quality of the phone which is far more better than moto g .......n the clearblack technology that nokia uses is better than ips lcd if u just want to campare the spec sheet go n buy moto g coz u don't deserve a device like lumia
  • I would like to disagree with you DMC. You just simply cannot compare both the devices. The pureview camera alone is worth more than the Moto G. Later when you consider build quality and screen performances you slowly realise why the 830 is significantly expensive than the Moto G. The tech behind the optics alone should make up for quite some of the cost. Also remember that all that hardware and especially the 6 lens optics is build into the thinnest ever WP at 8.5mm. A lot goes behind packaging all that hardware and lets not forget NFC and built-in wireless charging. Be rational when you compare devices. I'm not saying the Moto G is bad. Just blindly posting what you just did makes you look more like . . . let me put it this way. ."Empty vessels sounds more".
  • How can u compare MotoG with Lumia 830..  Compare MotoG with Lumia 730 OR Compare Lumia 830 with MotoX..
  • With Android's kitkat and windows phone's 8.1 they're almost identical in performance, android still look boring though but people don't care about it as long as its cheaper.
  • Wp is boring for 85% of users & only 2.5% users find it interseting. 
  • Yeah, I was totally wrong, how can something be boring that changes so often and strikingly bad everytime.
  • WP is getting better with every update,but there is not much improvement in android. Remember! when you buy a device you are paying for the software and services too! not just hardware.
  • Ohh dumb, where u get dat info. If wp is boring, what u are doing here. WP is boring only for cheap brainless people like you.
  • Ya Indians love vfm devices not concerned about style or heck even camera.thats why moto g 26000 ₹ nokia Lumia 830 will bd easily eaten by nexus 5 which is android the od everybody loves in India.Though wp fanboys might buy Lumia 830.still will be a failure in India atleast.
  • Everything the same ? Lumia has far better design, better build quality, more premium materials, better camera, OIS, better battery, wireless charging, LTE and you expect to have the same price as the moto g ?
  • so all these gimmicky features justify $250 more than Moto G?   You can get far superior Nexus 5 at this cost and still saves some money.
  • Stupid, those are not gimmic, go and play with dat toy phone moto
  • Stupid. It's called gimmicky. Go & buy overpriced garbage 
  • Hey stupid, u already proved you don't have brain.
  • What usage was yours' to write gimmick here?
    Few meanings are:
    1.a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    2.something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    3.any clever maneuver
    4.To rig or set up with a trick or device.
    Now if you used it in terms of 3rd or 4th meaning, Andraz Podjaversek noted several USPs of Lumia line/Windows Phone, which makes your comment good for nothing. Now, please don't cry for few games or apps because WP has everything. Or perhaps you have "Everything has to be purchased.." complaint here? If it's this, we don't need another crybaby now. Or did your better half dumped you because you don't have a Moto G?
  • First of all guy you are talking - is mentioned one thing three different way. Read it again Stop it douchebag.
    You are talking but the nonsense here.
    Nobody here is able to justify why L830 $250 cost more than moto g.
    Just wait &see world biggest flop device L830.
  • Have you ever owned a lumia device ?
  • more than you owned.
  • What device you have owned a 520 or 525 bro????
  • Hahahahaha. Burn D M C, burn!!!! :P
  • No, I am totally cool dude. Actually you fanboy are burning & you will burn more when L830 will become the most flop device of the century.
  • Ohhh so on WINDOWS PHONE Central... You are gonna find people like you... Who are spitting on WP? I hate using the term Lagdroid because Android is fine with me anyways but what are you? Lagdroid Fanboy?
  • Ohh really, you are not smart enough for wp. Go and play with your toy.
  • When is 930 launching worldwide? That is again not an exceptional. Its a hardcore piece!
  • affordable hahaha
  • Welcome 830 ...
    But waiting for 730
  • Would u tell me when will aduplex release there results for best start screen...... In which you could win a Lumia 1520
  • Results are already out
  • Seems my dream of 930 has to die!
  • Same
  • why? you can buy it from overseas.
  • ebay
  • Overpriced considering more powerful devices frm dffrnt OEMs,with dffrnt OS at much cheaper rate... Let down... Sad :(
  • Timing is correct.. Oct is a month of festivals.. If Microsoft comes out with some festival offers with this phone then it might make a difference..
  • Ya
    free wireless charging plate(the new one )+phone at 25-26k would be awesome
  • they should ahve provided 2mp front camera
  • Then the price would have been like 28-29k, I think 925 was over priced 32k was too much..
  • They should have launched 730 by now and got the 830 in week's time. Moto G is selling like hot cakes. MS missing out as usual. I don't understand why they need to be so slow.
  • Aesom
  • Overpriced in India... Time will reveals the fate..
  • Its not overpriced, Comes with an excellent camera. Plus the device is 4G LTE enabled unlike all previous Lumias sold in India.
  • They are releasing lumia 830 here first because they know if they sell Lumia 730 first it would eat the sales of Lumia they will release it after few weeks after Lumia 830.But by that time moto g would have got prospective mid range buyers heck even Samsung would get those buyers by offering grand 2 at 17500₹.Another lost oppurtunity for MS.
  • Price is very high if compared to android devices available.
  • Hope it hits the UK real soon end of the month I heard but I'm not ruling anything out
  • I'll work my ass off hard to get the money!
  • $500 maybe Nexus 5
  • I, was asking for Lumia 730 in India
  • What about Greece, and also 730 arrival?
  • Hmm in Europe they said will be priced at 300EUR.
  • I love windows phone, but I always have a question "what difference I am going to have if I switch my Lumia 920 with any other flagship Lumia like 930 or 1520 (other than screen size and sensor core)....
  • Better battery, better soc(the chipset in 930/1520 is not only faster but also much more energy efficient than the old s4 in 920) better screen(1080p) better camera(20mp pureview vs 8.7 mp pureview) better design at least for me, more ram so overall it is much more future proof :) hope I helped
  • Agreed but I never felt that my 920 lags even with wp8.1 update one with DP, so essentially it is adding over few more glasses of milk to a almost full bucket but taste is still the same...
  • Just the same when you go from note 2 to 4
  • Even note 2 to note 3 is a notable difference as far as user experience is concerned...
  • L730 needs to be launched soon. Or is MS teasing by releasing the unwanted L830 first and making people wait for the good one?
  • No one thinks the same.
  • I had waited so long for Lumia 930! Did not lose hope. But now, I think...... actually I am all sure that the L930 is not going to launch! Alas!
    However, I like this phone more than L930 now! :-P So pretty and slim.... and comes with Lumia Denim!
  • Also which I bought at 36,000 inr and just months later they sold them at half the price... Since then I stop buying there devices at launch but heck they never did the same with 1520 what I am waiting for a long time...
  • 1520 was ₹46000 during launch but it's about ₹35000 now (in 8 months)
  • It's available for 42000 at launch online, and drop is not like for the 920 after 8 months, 920 sold as cheap as 21000
  • That's one of my main complaints just price the phones competitively at the lowest possible no need to slash the cost after 2-3 months, sends really bad message to the early adopters.
  • Exactly...
  • Microsoft's over-reaching in terms of price. Yes, I get that this is an 'affordable flagship', and I also understand there are people out there who will spend more for old (e.g. iPhone 4S for $450+), but still, this is not a good idea. The specs of the L830 are identical to the Moto G, and Motorola claims that the Moto G business is working out for them (at the sub-$200 price-point). I can't imagine the L830 costing significantly more to produce than the Moto G. An appropriate price-point for the Lumia 830 would be $350 off-contract. This price comfortably sits in above the medium-end occupied by the Lumia 730 and Moto G, but is noticeably below the L830's actual competitors, e.g. older gen iPhones, Nexus, Moto X, etc. There should be a stronger emphasis on pushing people to buy Lumia accessories, i.e. goods that can be produced at a lower cost and sold for higher margins.
  • For the price tag, I seriously wish MS could give 2gb ram. Though WP is powerful enough with one GB of ram, I would have bought this amazing piece for the price mentioned if the RAM was higher. I own a Lumia 820. Wish I could trade it + some extra bucks for the 830. Will wait for the prices to drop though
  • In India people don't really like to stick with one phone. They always try to use more devices. But those devices should be in decent price tag. At this huge range only a few people have the opportunity to buy them. Microsoft should think about it.
  • Hope 730 will be priced well enough to compete with Moto G 2nd gen
  • Considering that the 830 represents the upper mid range, the "affordable flagship" device, I'm quite happy with the pricing. Some might say that for that price they could have incorporated and SD600 or even SD800. But that would cannibalise the 930 if it were that. Also WP is not as heavy on resources so a SD400 with 1 GB of Ram should hold for 2 years IMO. Plus one also gets premium camera features that will be restricted to the top of the line devices like the Icon, 1520 and the 930. So that way its quite a good deal. If one needs more, they can shell out a bit more for the flagship device. Also 26k is almost 330euros, the price they announced in Berlin so that is interesting. As a whole I think its decenty priced. So I'll be getting it on the first day
  • Yes, I quite agree it would have cannibalized Lumia 930 sales if it was releasing in India, I think they are not releasing it, the price will come down after launch, I think it's a bit overpriced should have started with ₹21,000 approx( USD 350).
  • Guys, considering the price I think 730 & 735 are made to compete with dull Moto G. 830 is for those who want even better design and more features. 73x series will be lot faster & smoother running WP8.1 than Moto G with the same specs on Android. Both cameras on 73x are of better quality than those on Moto G.
  • Yeah, for me 630 is better than dat shit Moto g
  • Then MS should release 730 first to gain all those new users who are buying Moto G, but no, they will release the costly one first so as to let it sell and then release 730. This is typical Nokia Strategy.
  • Waiting for this 830 to come to Malaysia, Been saving every penny, dime and nickle for this 830. Currently using L625, and this 830 is worthy upgrade for me. Bring it on!
  • I think its over priced.
  • Great price, but they have to release it before festive season
  • 20000-23000 price
  • Look like too expensive for India market.
  • When will Microsoft give some extraordinary features like fingerprint lock and multiple sensors for Lumia devices???
  • When other phone manufacturers have failed with these "extraordinary" features that neither set the world in fire or prove even slightly useful
  • Is that Flipboard official app? I didn't find it in the store? How to get it?
  • Will ditch my 920 for this ;)
  • By adding 2000 buck you can have a nexus 5 which is far better then this MS shit
  • People who are yelling out about price point and specs need to take a deep breath, sit back and look at the iPhone's specs vs it's pricing.... The iPhone is hugely overpriced for what you actually get in my opinion, yet still, people believe that it's the phone for them because they didn't take the time to even try another phone before handing over £50 upfront, £48 per month for 200 minutes, unlimited text and 750mb of 3g :|
  • Really Sir? When people think iPhone, they think 'Preeemiummm! Yayy!' (although the iPhone might in reality be sh%t). They see iPhone and they scream status symbol- at least that's what other people have had them believe. When they think Windows Phone, they scream, 'FUD', 'coz again that's what they have been told by most of the people they have come across. I think in such a situation, it's foolish to wear all that bravado.
  • The scenario is entirely different in India. People earn alot less here and because of money conercns they are forced to opt for a cheap android. when max population is of young genreration and an average consumer earns 20-25k (rough estimiate) a month, how will you expect him to you opt for an 830 for 26k, let alone an Iphone !
  • I do agree iPhone is overpriced but people buy it because it kind of raises your status(economic/social/class/whatever) but with windows phone that is not the case, my friends look at me in amazement when I take out my Lumia 925, and wonder how I live with it, windows phone have kind of bad press because of the wp7.5 fiasco.
  • Gonna skip the 1520/930 and just go for this. Seems great for the price.
  • Will it be ok to switch from 925 to 830
  • That's what I am also wondering, as they are not releasing 930 in India, umm.. And there are so many other better priced phones granted most of them are android but...well I will find out when it releases.
  • Oh.. Specwise better camera(rear), processor, and expandable storage with bigger screen( but IPS not AMOLED),and bit bigger battery.
  • I believe the temptation to price lower must be too hard to give in to. MSFT has not yet taken a leaf out of Motorola's pricing strategy book. MSFT believes they can sell a product just on the back of perceived quality alone, with scant regard to the psychology of the population in an emerging market. In emerging markets such as India, nobody gives a flying wind-break to quality anymore. They only see price. Which is why companies such as Micromax have climbed to second spot already, and Motorola which had been completely wiped out has suddenly made a huge jump in mindshare in India. All the best, MSFT - you can never win this one, despite the perceived high quality of your product.
  • Its commendable that Motorola sold more smartphones than Microsoft/Nokia in 2013 in India with just 2 models of Moto G and X. What MSFT/Nokia needs is a smash hit like Moto G or Xiaomi Mi3 to regain the mindset of Indians again.
  • I really hope the 830 and 730 go worldwide by the end of this month.
  • MS is again taking a risk here. Its not that cheap android high spec phone like moto g is low on quality. It really performs well and that is the reason why it is selling like hot cakes here in india. No doubt a lumia phone is a definately a bit ahead in terms of performance and quality but setting a price 26k is really alot aggressive, when Redmi Mi3, Motog2 and moto x2 (which has even better spec than 830 is selling less than 26k) are selling for half the price except moto x and many more droids are gaining too. MS should seriously think again and reduce the price to atleast 18-20 k for 830 and for 730 13-15k .. Then only it will regain that lost market share. Maximum userbase in india is of android and poeple looking at a windows phone will definately compare to thier android counterparts. MS has to understand poeple are spec and specially price Driven here. Budget is really an important part. Show some love to India MS and stop favouring china which gives you shit everytime!
  • Oh ms plz go apple WA and charge 32000 ₹ for this will compete with iPhone
  • Ms can never grow like android did. 1.2 ghz for 26000?? Look at the hardware for nexus 5 at this price.
  • You do realize Nexus is always at a subsidized by Google price point?
  • So Microsoft can subsidise Lumia? Or Not?
  • Anybody wanted to buy used Lumia 920...
  • It's a premium device, overall quality wise, and has to be priced accordingly. Price, unfortunately, also determines value. Guess it's not meant to be populace-y.
  • Ehm didn't they say global availability in september at the presentation?
  • Anything more than 20K in this time, I would imagine it would be a failure in India. Good luck with that price tag.
  • Price seems to be high.. At the same time nokia Lumia has its own fans who will do anything and everything for Lumia
  • It'll be surely flop MS.....for Lumia 830, 26,000/- is really high for Indian budget oriented this price point a Snapdragon 400 SOC and 1GB RAM is to much one will spend this much for that 10MP PureView camera!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Waiting for lumia 735
  • Waiting for 730
  • Can't helping watching benchmark results of the Nokia 730/830. And how quickly they open apps in comparison with old Nokia 920. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • This type of pricing will make more people to buy Android.."Here most of the people are saying the pricing is right and understand the value this phone brings" ...But i would like to mention one thing here in india xiaomi which is more or less or equal in specs of Lumia 930 selling at around 13999 inr(Taking a example not comparing).. so here before buying a phone people most likely go through its specs then buy a phone..and how here people can understand the value lumia 830 + Wp will bring..for understanding those value people have to purchase a Windows phone and before purchasing the Window phone they will campare the specs and the price and here after comparing specs which is more or less equal to Moto G 2014 and here people will end up buying Moto G or xiaomi Mi3 and they will also save inr 10,000 more which they were going to invest on Lumia 830..This is the mindset and No one can change except the pricing to be too too competitive and specs should be on par with android phone..Otherwise the more increasing popularity of android will kill this WP here in india..Take my words for these specs and at a price of Inr  26000 people have so so many better choices..and now what i want please release 930 in India plz
  • eagerly waiting for this phone...currently own a lumia 720...think this might me a gud upgrade:)  
  • Many people who say that we get android for half the price don't know what they are missing on Nokia WP. Moto G can only be compared to Lumia 630. The Lumia 630 has a better camera, better battery life, better user experience. If the Lumia 630 can do better than Moto g there is no point in comparing it with the 830.. I have the Moto g with me trust me, it is NOT my my daily driver. I use it just to play with android. Lets see when the device is released, MS/Nokia have a reputation of delaying the release of devices in India
  • Yes they don't know. But how do you make them know? Even I have the Moto G but it is not my daily driver, Lumia 720 is...but how do you convince the millenials to think that a WP phone is constlier because it's better at the same or slightly lower specs?
  • Ha ha you are funny I use a Lumia and have owned three till now am using L925 and as much as I like Lumia,Moto G is comparable to 730 maybe Moto E is comparable to 630 with no ffc and flash.
  • Still expensive, WOW.
  • While this is a beautiful phone with great features, I believe that Microsoft priced it out of competition. Its too expensive
  • Do not underestimate the purchasing power of India. I know a lot of people are on a budget but this phone is affordable to many as well.
  • Where is Nokia logo.......they wiped out Nokia completely
  • Top right
  • It is not because you can't afford it, the whole world or the whole country can not afford it too. This only means that this phone is not made for you. Look around there are so many phones in your budget. If your budget is for 530, do not dream of 930, it's that simple!
  • Come to me baby!!!
  • I'd be buying a nexus 5, can't wait for the nexus 6. Just for the specs n be able to do anything with it. Currently using a 720.
  • 23K should have been the price, more better specs phones available for less than 20K phones
  • I think 830 should be priced from Rs 20 to 23 k and 730 should be around 15 to 17 K
  • Yea for those people whining.... Just get a Moto G or Micromax or whatever you want...  for God's sake stop whining..No one will ever be fully satisfied... Get something that fits your budget, if not 830, then 730 or 630..
  • Wow if ppl thought like you then you will be the few of the chosen ones with WP, I am a fan of Lumia and I use it as my daily driver even though I have Moto G, but you have to understand MSFT/ Nokia should learn to price their phones more competitively, and not slash their prices 2-3 months later look at 1520, 920 heck even 630.
  • Thats nic eprice!!! Ppl can go for that
  • Simply wow!
  • After 1 Month they will start selling it @ 20K ,Same mistake again and again. Lumia 625 was priced at 20 K , now its selling at 13K.     
  • Looks like at this price Lumia 830 isn't going to be a shot like other Lumias (520, 720, etc).....
  • The cost of Lumia 830 should have been lesser
  • even i m looking for 730.. n many others in India look for that price range if i m not wrong. so ms plz launch 730 first...
  • Omg! it's too expensive, definitely stock will be unsold
  • Then they will Slash their prices like they did with 1520,925,820,920,520, even 630 sigh.. How about pricing them competitively and not slashing the price so often?
  • What's up with 73x
  • Excellent pricing!
  • Too expensive for those specs :\. Even Galaxy Grand 2 gonna kill it.
  • It will down to 22k in 3 months and 19k in 6 months.
  • 20000 to 30000 is a low sale price point. Should have been closer to 20k. People either go for less than 20k or more than 30k (high end)
  • 26k seems like a good price for what it's offering. I hope people buy this device. Want to see windows phone grow.
  • Ah it is out of my budget, waiting for Lumia 730 price
  • Are you in India? You could check out Xolo win Q900s, it's a very good phone with windows 8.1, and priced nicely too.
  • My dads gonna buy it
  • Confused Should I buy it for a pureview....Is it worth it...If I get satisfied I may go for it...
  • Everything about the phone seems to be good. Just a couple of points I would like to talk about:
    1. Specs wise all looks great for a quality WP from Lumia series. But why just 0.9mp front camera. Does MS not want to take Skype experience to the next level like Apple has done with their integrated video calling experience.
    2. With Lumia 730 having a 5mp front camera, this should have got atleast 2 mp, to look a bit respectable.
  • Are there release dates for other countries, especially Eastern Europe?
  • This phone is MINE, when it comes out! 26k sounds just right for this beauty! Not even gonna compare to the Motos or Xolos. Used Android for three years now and know its not really an efficient OS on the long run. And that new Moto G is looking so much like the Samsung phones! Eek! Initially had my eyes on the 930 but looks like this is somewhat better in that it has expandable storage, glance, removable back cover. I don't think I'm gonna miss the extra 10 pixels in the camera and the Snapdragon 800. :)
  • Nokia Lumia 830 takes 12000 in Antutu Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • 26K is not good at all. There is lot of mobiles available with the same configuration for below 20K. So 18 - 20K is right price.
  • Oh. Just above the price point I was expecting. Will buy it. If price reduce to les than 25k
  • Get it down to 24k. Worth the price. On the same level as MotoX and HTC desire 820
  • Is microsoft planning to release windowsphone 8.1 for those who are stuck with Developers preview?? It is great that microsoft's product line in evolving well. But there is no response on the 8.1update for developers preview from microsoft. I am tired of waiting the fix. May be people should not blindly believe what ever microsoft tells about the Developers program!
  • Am I the only one who noticed the #flipboard icon in windows phone up there?? Coz its been over an year now since they said flipboard for WP is on its way...
  • Lumia needs to have dual sim feature to gain traction in Indian market. I have seen many people, who love Windows phones, buy android due to lack of dual sim. People are obsessed with this feature so much that even those who have only one sim will buy a dual sim, just in case.