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Nokia Lumia 830 photo gallery – affordability never looked so good

Besides the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735, Microsoft's other big news was the Lumia 830, which they tout as "an affordable flagship smartphone". Putting comparisons aside (it is cheaper than the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s), the Lumia 830 brings a lot to the table. Between its thinness (8.5mm), 10 MP PureView camera, Qi wireless charging or 5-inch 720P display, the Lumia 830 has a ton of potential.

Our hands on video with the Lumia 830 is coming up, but until then enjoy some of our photos of the device showing off that exquisite design. Bonus? Check out that new Glance screen that features Bing Weather (via a beta version of the app)!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

260 Comments
  • Looks like NL930 and NL1020.
    And I really like the new glance.
  • Yes, I think that's the whole point!
  • omg ! that glance screen looks incredibly awsome :O  ...
  • Off topic, but where I can download the Bing weather beta app? Showing on the 830 display.
  • That's the normal bing weather app, but the new lumia Denim FW update supports that as a glance screen background. See this link for more info about Denim: http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/09/04/lumia-denim-update/
  • I use Vieather... farely accurate, color to match the theme, and transparent tiles... http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/vieather/387d641e-a7b7-4669-a477-3e642c5bbd5a I hope you like it.
  • Bing Weather is never even close to accurate for me.
  • Same here, but that's not really Microsoft's fault, it's where they're getting their weather information from which is from a bunch of different companies like AccuWeather, Foreca, and WTD. Meanwhile, we're all waiting for an updated weather.com app with a transparent live tile. Are we ever going to get Flipboard for WP???
  • I'm not concerned with whose fault it is. I just know it isn't accurate. It at least can tell me if it will be hotter or colder than yesterday, which is better than nothing, but it's all it's good for.
  • +1020
  • Yep,i agree.it shows weather condition as 'haze' most of the time for me even when its raining or sunny outside :P I uninstalled it and started using The Weather Channel app which is fairly accurate,though its live tile sucks in terms of design and the last update was like 6 months back .
  • I am on Android and have 3 weather apps installed with none of them working flawlessly. So don't worry about the grass on the other side. It isn't greener over here.
  • but that's not for my phone (NL930). what a pity! but the feature is great!
  • Agree, mising the Glance screen from my Nokia Lumia 925 on Nokia Lumia 930 upgrade.
  • I dont agree with the moniker "affordable flagship" Its affordable, but certainly far from "flagship" material. Dont get me wrong (I loved my L920 until it was stolen and then got a L520 as a replacement phone thats been fantastic so far), but I notice a huge difference in performance between the L520's processor and the L920's. I dont know how much of this is processor dependent, but it stands to reason that the same app loading for the first time on two phones makes it a test of the processor rather than the memory limits (RAM) In that regard I am disappointed, and hugely skeptical of the Snapdragon 400 that this phone has as its heart. Its just one tier above the L520's processor and ages away from the toptier S800 or the mid tier S600. S400 is essentially the low end ship on the Android world, and while I have not too many worries on the performance part, I expect this phone to present you a truckload of "Resuming..." screens - on Whatsapp, on Xbox, on Facebook, and even on the new (and terrible) music app - THAT is not flagship material, when pretty much all of the key apps ask you to wait for 4 seconds before they are usable. Even the tiny Moto E (the definitive bottom end Android phone) resumes into apps in under a second. I fear the camera responsiveness on this phone is going to be even worse. We all know how much the 1020 struggled with oversampling. This puny heart of this phone makes me cringe when it has to process a 10MP image.
  • Yeah this is basically dumb MS marketing, again. I can't believe they are comparing this to phones from last year.... And true flagships at that.
  • They have to market it like this since they killed the real flagship phone 2 months ago.
  • The presentation emphasized that MS was interested in bringing "flagship" features to as much of the Lumia line as possible. With that context in mind and given the operative term "affordable", I find the 830 interesting and think it hits a reasonable spot on the Lumia portfolio. No it's not a flagship, nor is it priced as one. It's down market of the 930 but actually has a couple of features that the 930 lacks (glance and a SD Card slot). I hope it sells well.
  • go home, pranav rai
    you're drunk
  • He's still bitter about this 920 growing legs and it was replaced by a 520. Like everyone in the class getting chocolate covered graham crackers and you got the plain one. Tastes good, but not quite the same. lol.
  • Yeah, right. Do you even read ?
  • AFAIK, the 830 does not oversample. My 920 processes images fairly fast, I would imagine the 830 should do just fine with pics.
  • Isn't that what the Denim update is for? To improve camera responsiveness.
  • I wished that they would go the way of the Lumia 820 that had the same specs of the 920 but a lower quality camera. The design is really beautiful but the specs are disappointing :( . I really wanted to buy this, but the processor and the 1gb off ram are a deal breaker. I'm hanging on to my Lumia 820 until something better comes up in the spring of 2015 I hope.
  • everything on the 830 is an upgrade against 920.especially camera and audio recording. except in terms of procesor. thats the reason it is still a mid range device againts an old flagship like 920.
  • This ^^
  • They had a article on this site explaining the cause of the app resume. Developers need to recompile their app for Windows Phone 8.1. It'll happen eventually... But it isn't a slowness of the phone that causes it per say. Definitely annoying though. Almost wish MS would like force recompile these apps for developers. Or at least the major apps. WhatsApp is a culprit of this. But if you look at any of the Bing apps, they always open and resume very quickly regardless of the phone model.
  • Every day we get one like that, don't we? Wait till you try it and then talk. Yes, I know, processor, flagship, 400, 800...let's move along.
  • I would love it if it wasn't so big ;C
  • not what she said :))
  • Lol
  • I thought it was a lockscreen with custom background at first. I can't we wait for Denim update......but first I hope Cyan is available on DP users though, also I can't downgrade to WP8 since Cyan update for my country isn't available yet. :(
  • Does it have amoled display and clear black screen?
  • It has IPS LCD clear black display
  • This is the ONE...
  • Yes indeed. Plus the glance screen is badass
  • Agreed. It's like a combo of all the great Lumia phones Perfect size Icon (930) looks Almost-1020 camera
  • mUSB on the top? Eh.
  • Strange that they do that sometimes this way sometimes the other way. just make sure to buy some wireless charging pads and never use the usb port again :)
  • It's really a pain to use a car charger when they put the port on top. It should be on the middle bottom to align with the headphones jack too.
  • How so?
  • The headphone jack should be on the top right. I can't stand the headphone jack on the bottom.
  • Waiting for "SD400/1GB RAM" complaints here.... I'm pretty sure they will show up sooner or later
  • Here I go. Affordable flagship? Expect for the camera, nothing is flagship. They should have kept it like 820-920. Specifications should have remained the same as 930 except camera, resolution battery and screen size. Disappointed. Overpriced for the specs tbh.
  • I think they were smart to keep the 830 screen size at five - the screen size seems to be one of the most important specs selling phones these days (which is why the 630s relatively ok size 4.5 in screen was also so important). 
  • I'm here :p but that should have SD 600 , we saw a video comparing L630 ( SD400 quad core ) vs L1020( S4 dual core) , the Lumia 630 was no where fast comparing to the 1020 , and it should be clocked at 1.5 GHz at least for L830 , what a shame
  • Wonder how much of that could be due to the 4x more ram on the 1020? ps. Where would I find the video?
  • I agree, I was expecting like SD 600 if not SD 800 (which is pretty much reserved for true flagships for now, and a reason to buy 930). SD 400 is a dissappointment since it's the same SOC used in 630 and 730, making this marketing "Affordable flagship" feels like a cheat. If they can't make it to SD 600, they should at least make it 2GB of RAM, it helps alot! I don't have any issues with the screen and and the camera (which is I only think only thing it fits the "affordable flagship" marketing), but they didn't make a spec bump in performance, which is important especially for pontential consumers that looking for good performing smartphone on paper without burning cash.
    Anyways, aside from this issue I still find this phone awesome and I could recommend this to others looking for new smartphone. For me I'll wait for 1020 successor or any new "true" flagship from Nokia to replace my 820.
  • Yep, they really put the "whine" in "whiners" phone central.....:)
  • if they put s800 in this, I think no one would want to buy 930 anymore.
  • One more here: I dont agree with the moniker "affordable flagship" Its affordable, but certainly far from "flagship" material. Dont get me wrong (I loved my L920 until it was stolen and then got a L520 as a replacement phone thats been fantastic so far), but I notice a huge difference in performance between the L520's processor and the L920's. I dont know how much of this is processor dependent, but it stands to reason that the same app loading for the first time on two phones makes it a test of the processor rather than the memory limits (RAM) In that regard I am disappointed, and hugely skeptical of the Snapdragon 400 that this phone has as its heart. Its just one tier above the L520's processor and ages away from the toptier S800 or the mid tier S600. S400 is essentially the low end ship on the Android world, and while I have not too many worries on the performance part, I expect this phone to present you a truckload of "Resuming..." screens - on Whatsapp, on Xbox, on Facebook, and even on the new (and terrible) music app - THAT is not flagship material, when pretty much all of the key apps ask you to wait for 4 seconds before they are usable. Even the tiny Moto E (the definitive bottom end Android phone) resumes into apps in under a second. I fear the camera responsiveness on this phone is going to be even worse. We all know how much the 1020 struggled with oversampling. This puny heart of this phone makes me cringe when it has to process a 10MP image.
  • alright how many times are you gonna paste this comment man...? :/
  • I too - It just won't be enough for the holiday season. I'm going with a 1520 now but a S400 won't do it.
  • I almost want this and I have a 1520!
  • Has carrier availability been announced
  • Time to upgrade
  • Are they calling this the "affordable" flagship phone because they don't have an actual flagship phone lined up for this year? Way to go marketing guys!
  • 930 seems like a flagship
  • What about the HTC M8 flagship specs there no?
  • 930
  • Having said that I really hope they turn around the McLaren cancellation (massive) blunder and put out a high end phone as ap. Heck, wonder if they could even release McLaren sans the 3D gimmickry activated? :P
  • I think Microsoft was working on the McLaren even before the Nokia acquisition finalized, therefore I think Nokia has been working on a flagship device, now together with Microsoft, which had it's original Kinect like plan cancelled.
    But you're right, I was disappointed as well
    I hope this wasn't too confusing, English is not my main language.
  • My understanding that MS was working together with Nokia on McLaren already before the deal close. It was a joint effort. 
  • It's a truly wonderful design with some great specs for this price.  It combines the best of 1020 and 925. I love how thin they made it, yet still having the 10MP PureView on board.
  • The 925 had OIS and was basically the same thickness though,and the 830 does not oversample nor has Xenon. So not that much from 1020 in this, no?
  • Yeah, the 925 and 830 are both 8.5mm thick, but the 830 doesn't have a camera hump.
  • Am I the only one seeing a Flipboard tile?
  • No.
  • What is flipboard ?
  • I saw it too! Searched on Store but couldn't find it:(
  • No
  • @ChaddieBoi3 I feel like clicking it.i need Flipboard app on WP asap!!it's getting too late.Apps like such should be top priority.
  • No, I immediately clocked that too, but nothing on the wp store at the moment.... I had given up hoping it was coming out!
  • It`s been in private beta for some time now AFAIK and i hear updates to it have been few and far between for what is a buggy app .Hopefully by the time it`s released,it will be more stable and functional.
  • Again with the Flipboard app ? em I missing something...was it finally REannounced ?  
  • It feels like the Flipboard team forgot they announced that they will release an app for WP. I forgot when first they announced it, a year? If they're going to release sometime soon, they better NOT release Flipboard BETA with missing features.
  • Amazing Phone<3   pd: lol flipboard
  • How about a review or demonstration of the Flipboard App for Windows Phone?
  • What is flipboard
  • How is asking and waiting for an answer better than searching it yourself?
  • Cuz I'm on phone
  • By the time you typed in the same question four times here you could certainly had opened a browser or the Store app and looked yourself. Or just have asked once and waited for the answer. I don't mean to escalate this, but if everybody did the same, the posts would be flooded by repeated comments and few people would bother reading them. Peace.
  • Ok sorry
  • Someone was already mad they called it a flagship. Lol.
  • Today makes me love my 1520.3 soo much more! That was a great purchase for myself!
  • I cant believe anyone would consider buying this 830.  Put an extra US50 and get a 1520.  Easiest decision ever.
  • Nah, too big.
  • Not if you want/need a replaceable battery
  • I can opt for a new company phone in early december. I now have a 925, but I think the 830 will be my next. I love everything about it.
  • Which weather app is that?
  • This is the new glance, and it's from Bing Weather
  • One quick question, what happened with Debian Red? Where did Denim come from?
  • Debian Red seems to be the code name and Denim the final one. It was also like that Bittersweet Shimmer and Black for example
  • And cherry blossom pink to cyan.
  • Not really , HTC Desire 820 has Snapdragon 615 with 64-bit support, and probably be cheaper than this , in my opinion this wont be a hit , Sorry in my opinion HTC has released better devices that Lumia range.  
  • Good replacement for my 720
  • Maybe you should buy that phone then?
  • Does it have a 10mp pureview camera with ois and windows phone inside? And btw by 64 bit processor they are making themselves future proof to upcoming android, nothing special for you.
  • On other note that HTC Desire 820 is quite interesting. About 64-bit support, maybe we will have that with Threshold, since as far we know from rumors it will be one Windows OS on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Phones...and maybe Xbox One too? (Not sure about Xbox though)
    The only point for 64-bit CPU for mobiles seems pretty much for marketing, as I know for now there's no app could fully take advantage that CPU architecture, but to add well on Android world, next flagship can have RAM more than 4GB and some flagships have 3GB so we will get sooner though. Microsoft should prepare for this for their next flagship.
  • Bing Weather on the Glance Screen? Yes, please.
  • Disappointment have never been so big.
  • Or so plural.
  • well played sir
  • I was planning to buy this after my 820 but man, this is just unbelievably disappointing. I don't understand the logic here; from the top down they go, Snapdragon 800, completely ignore Snapdragon 600 and come to this? 
  • The only thing I don't like about this phone is the 1MP front camera.
  • How is no one talking about the flipboard tile on the home screen. When was it announced?
  • Now this is a good affordable midrange device has the the good design and impressive hardware well done Microsoft
  • Everyone is talking about it haha
  • What is flipboard??
  • It's windows phone app that allows you to read tech news download it from the store
  • Will other Lumia devices get this glance screen?
  • So delighted to see ms enhancing the glance screen. Looks picture perfect to me
  • Really nice phone. Did they only say this month nothing for specific than that about when it'll come out?
  • That glance screen would look great on an AMOLED screen. Dark gray for black just doesn't cut it.
  • I see Flipboard......
  • What is flipboard?
  • Flipboard is kinda like HTC blinkfeed but WAY BETTER in my opinion.
  • Me too hope its very coming soon
  • OMG dat glance. YASSS! Edit: Wait a hot second. Did they actually drill an honest-to-God HOLE under the Windows key? wat.
  • That's a hole for the mic. Yeah, it's ugly. In comparison the mic hole for the 820 is at the edge of screen and is very subtle.
  • Yeah I got that it was for the mic, the one on my 925 is very subtle at the edge too. But besides looking bad, isn't it a bad choice for durability reasons? A hole in the middle of the glass would insrease the chance of a crack if it falls.
  • I would imagine so.  I would be more afraid of dust or water getting in there. Just not a good design.
  • Look at the Icon/930 -- same thing.
  • One of pic shows flipboard on Lumia 830, any news on that
  • Icon's screen doesn't have the memory feature for Glance but this does. Totally confusing strategy....
  • Yes, I consider the fact that the 930/Icon lacks both Glance and a SD Card slot a blunder on the part of Nokia and a significant limiting factor in its potential.
  • But not coming to the US?
  • We need an answer here, is it?
  • Sometimes I hate the USB on top other instances I don't. This might be my next device, I really want a 1520 successor with all the 830 features but a full HD screen
  • I'm not as knowledgeable about internals as some of you guys here. What would be the differences performance wise of the 830's processor compared to the ones in the 930 or the HTC One M8? I just want to make sure the phone doesn't become obsolete as far as being able to take advantage of new software features after one year. I can't believe they didn't plan for this with the 1020...
  • There is a HUGE difference, mate. The 830's processor falls behind even the 820's, especially in the graphics area. For the price, it's not good enough. The 735 seems to be a better deal: lower price, OLED display, same processor. I would really recommend people to opt for the 730/735 instead of this. It's gorgeous, but that's about all it has going for it. I doubt the camera is substantially better than the 920/925 either.
  • Are you saying they put a processor in a new phone that falls behind an older phone in at least one aspect? That doesn't seem to make sense. But I guess my real concern is how future proof the processor is.
  • Yes, sir, that is exactly what I am saying. On WP it doesn't matter much because it works smoothly, but expect those annoying "Loading" screens to show up, unless MS somehow optimizes the hell out of WP in the coming GDR updates. Honestly - hardware is only as good as the software it runs, and if MS can make WP app launches as smooth as they have made animations and transisitons, it will work beautifully on this hardware while giving great battery life (A7 cores are very good with power draw). It is possible; look at how fast the Office app loads up, it's nearly instantaneous. I have hope in MS. ^_^
  • Barely noticable, this runs WP so no need for the latest specs in order to have a smooth experience. 
  • I would wait for real life tests before jumping to too many conclusions (ala one the comments nearby here...) BUT (and at leasdt for now) 830 would not get some of the camera software improvements coming to e.g. 930 in the Denim firmware upate, or the "always listening" Hey Cortana feature.
  • Yes, I have a spare 630 that runs smooth as butter, but the CPU is not the main issue. Heck, the A7 cores would imrpove battery substantially. The weak GPU is an issue though, especially for people who would like to play any good quality games on this. The fill rate and FLOPS of the GPU are far, far less than what they were for the 820's GPU. Sure at 720p it won't struggle much (heck even the ancient SGX540 could handle a lot of things at 720p), but it will be going forward. And it just seems like an off-putting downgrade for the people in the tech circles; you can bet it will be mentioned in EVERY SINGLE REVIEW because reviewers find every small reason to smack WP anyway... "zomg this 930 doesn't use the S801/the S800 is ancient/Nokia never uses good tech" etc.
  • What do you mean "going forward"? I mean you say "Sure at 720p it won't struggle much" so not sure what the big problem really is then. :) Most reviewers should be able to relate specs to the price point.
  • Wow, cause they demoed the software with a 930 and not the 830 this morning. I just assumed they were doing the new features with the 830 but I remember the lady saying the 930. So the 830 is already presumably missing out on new software features. This is a no upgrade for me.
  • I may have been wrong - it seems that the 830 will get the new Lumia Camera app. Sorry for causing the confusion (caused by the somewhat contradictory info I saw on it in Weber's presentation etc.). However, always on/listening Cortana seems to be only coming (at least for now?) to the Icon/930 and 1520.
  • Hey Cortana is coming to all phones with sensor core and 1 GB ram. So the 830 and 73x will have it
  • There are folks who say it requires 800 CPU hardware... what is your source for this info? Would love it to be true of course.
  • Just one word WOW
  • I don't understand why the camera has to look like the 1020, when it's only 10MP? The Lumia Icon/930 has a 20MP camera and doesn't look like that... Also, the Icon/930 is meant to be the current flagship device, yet it doesn't have Glance, but the 830 does?! It's getting slightly inconsistent all of this
  • My mind ===> is blown .... Idk why the sensor is big , maybe the 830 camera is the best camera on a WP ever ( 1020 in the first place of course , and the 830 in second)
  • Nope, the 830 has a 10megapixel camera, the Icon/930 has a 20megapixel camera
  • Dominic blakey , I didn't mean in mpxl count I know all of the info u say , its just has very excellent images , and it has pureView phase V , that not even in Lumia 1020. Mpxl count isn't important and doesn't judge. The camera
  • I believe he meant (at least I hope so :)) the physical size of the sensor, not how many pixels are on it. The former is arguably as or more important than the pixel count. AFAIK we don't know yet what the sensor size of the 830 is [Edit; ah, seems like we do and seems like its not the explanation]. It could also simply be a design decision or to do with all the other internals and how they are placed on the board etc.
  • Best camera above 1020 with a sensor like EVERY avarage smartphone How does it goes???   Even the camera is noting special (sensor 1/3.4", f2.2), it will be nice, but now way mindblowing.
  • Is that aluminium frame on the sides?
  • Yup
  • Sold!
  • IPS LCD is no where good comparing to the AMOLED :( idk why they did this. , I better get the 730 (higher ppi and AMOLED ) I guess the 730 camera is better than my 820 ( because Daniel mentioned that it has living images ) I'll. Miss 830 camera ...
  • Seriously pissed that this phone is 5",maybe the Verizon variant will be smaller.
    Why would I buy this over the HTC One, other than it's a Nokia?
  • Because it's cheaper?
  • Better camera also?
  • That's not a concern for me. I want a high quality WP with all the bells & whistles... under 5".
  • Bing weather has a beta ??
  • Hope to see this in Portugal soon :)
  • Is that a camera bump or is it embedded in the back shell??
  • Well, a bit disappointed because I was expecting an Amoled screen, just like 810/820, well I guess I have to wait a little bit more.
  • It's the perfect midrange phone. Everything is premium build with the power you need. Why would I want a high end chip in a crap build? Some of you people are looking at one or two numbers and judging the phone by that, and that alone. This phone has everything.
  • There are phones that have a good build with high end chips
  • SAD THAT 730&735 DON'T HAVE GLANCE SCREEN:(((
  • Really ?
  • Affordable high end means mid range ms...
  • Cool glance screen feature! When will it be available?
  • Love to see the Glance Screen...My biggest concern is the Battery Life... with 2200 battery, don't have any idea how good its battery will be...plus pricing should have been around $380... I guess I will wait for a couple of months to drop as they did for the Lumia 1320 which I got for $320, though it was initially launched for $390
  • Battery will be really good because of 720p + S400. That's indeed a plus of the SoC, he's just so damn slow and uncapable - especially the GPU - that he can't suck much juce anyway. You wan't play high-res games or do stuff which can drain the batterie fast. It also won't overhead for sure.
  • That's kind of good news for me...although I own 1320 with a big 3400 battery...never played more than match three puzzle games on it...plus it's the camera on 1320 which is really embarassing... I guess with killer looks that 830 has...I have to get this one... Don't know when it will reach my country though! :-(
  • Is it really that sure that gaming will be THAT bad or even bad at all?
  • Eh. When you have nothing else left in your quiver, you compete on price.
  • Guys !! , on PhoneArena website , I read that the Lumia 830 has pureView technology. Phase V !!! That not even on the Lumia 1020!!! Omg , that's why it has this big sensor !
  • Where's the expensive to compliment the cheapo?
  • I just ordered a Nokia Lumia 1520 from eBay a few days ago and I was scared to death they were going to announce something superior to that at this event.  I'm so glad they didn't.  I'm also happy to see they've seemed to have (mostly) gotten rid of that huge gap between the capacitive buttons and the bottom of the phone, which was always something that annoyed me when I switched from an 8x to a 1020 about a year ago.
  • I got one too on contract yesterday and was really nerveous, considering cancelling the 1520 - but not anymore
  • I was about to get a 930, but I'll probably go for this one. Cheaper, thinner, has glance and microSD and looks better. The processor will do just fine, and 1GB RAM is enough. 
  • So if I am correct QI wireless charging is only optional with a backplate? If so, does this make the phone bigger?
  • Spot on...but the only concern remains is the Battery Life!
  • Comparisons aside? Ok, now lets compare price....
  • They should have at least bumped the processor up to 1.6 GHz, or more preferrably used a Snapdragon 600. You can't call a Snapdragon 400 high end. Everything about the device looks great except the processor.
  • Truly a remarkeable product. I hope it brings in more success to this lineup of devices. All the goodies in an affordable price range. Also, it has got killer looks.
  • coming soon for flipboard is more than a year
  • whe, I ask Cortana and both google now they show me dame temps. weather update din internet is wrong acutally or u can slow very slow.
  • Biggest disappointed for me..so no flagship in India(930 not released and 1520 has screen issues)
  • Don't know about India...but what I have observed in Pakistan, nobody is buying any WP flagships...there are a lot of 520s, 630s, 625s...but no flagships...Me myself could only afford as much as 1320 (previoulsy had 720 and 620), which is a good buy except the pathetic camera!
  • I have a 1020 in Pakistan. :)
  • Nice phone woooo......
  • as others said the processor is a big let down. Hopefully the 935 is a slim beauty like this.
  • It's a great looking phone, indeed, but I couldn't help but notice that Flipboard live tile... Could it be rolling out in the next couple of days?
  • Wow ! This is beautiful !
  • Hey Daniel, what is that nice looking lock screen weather app?
  • I liked the last pic! ^^ Oh and does anyone know what the red app with tiles on two pics shown is?
  • I think it's Flipboard.  It's not available on Windows Phone marketplace yet.  Looks like one more app coming. It is available for windows 8.1
  • I see capacitive touch keys...
  • Is that camera module is in the same level as the back surface
  • Fantastic looking phone! The only real problem with 830 specs is that it will not, if understood correctly, all the Denim camera enhancements (hey Cortana I guess too).
  • I stand corrected, 830 will get all the Denim camera perks! :) No always on Cortana - perhaps they can make even that work in the future on lowers specs phones too?
  • Open Flipboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I was hoping for a new true flagship handset, my 920 is due for replacement this month and I am left with a choice between the 930 and the 1520. Would have loved a replacement for the 1020.
  • Same here!
  • I would like to throw my lm 1020!
  • I prefer the usb port to be at the bottom of the device.
  • Don`t understand what Microsoft is trying to achieve. And it`s always the same, instead of really bringing flagship like features at an affordable price point, like in the Android world the Huaweii Ascend P7 and One Plus One, they leave certain things out. For Example, everyone is talking about Selfies, every other Manufacturer incorparates at least halfway decent front cameras in their phones. What does NOKIA/Microsoft do? The release both of their top devices with crappy front cameras and want to sell you an extra phone for selfies, or, what a trick, want you to take selfies with the back camera. Way to go... And the processor thing is really annoying. The 830 could have been the real smaller brother of the 930, which by the way sells in Germany for around 440 Euro at the moment, so it`s nto that far away, they just should have used the snapdagon 800, the camera is quite okay with 10MP as long as it`s fast. But, as allready mentionend by someone else, it is hard to imagine, how that snapdragon 400 can handle all these image tricks without constantly letting you wait. Don`t get me wrong, i really love windows phone, but i honestly think it`s going to fail right now. I switched from the 1020 to the Ascend P7, just becase i wanted a camera that takes good pictures but doesn`t need several seconds to save one. And the P7 has an 8MP Front Camera. Okay it`s pretty sluggish sometimes, but in general it`s quite okay. And i paid onlay 279 Euros for it. So in comparison, i think the 830 still is to expensive for what it delivers.
  • What image tricks? It has IOS only, no oversampling AFAIK.
  • So what does the Pure View Label stand for anyways? But with image tricks i meant all those software stuff shown in the presenation, don`t know the exact name, i think it was dynamic capture. And the capturing of images while filming etc. Don`t know how well that will work with that chipset. But we will see...
  • So far Pureview has stood for IOS and/or oversampling, not necessarily both. A marketing/branding term more than a specific tech. I may be mistaken but I believe at least some of the new software things you mention will not come to the 830 (at least at the beginning) and will only be available on the 930/Icon and 1520.  
  • Thx for the info, always thought pure view ment that it has all the tricks, even if with lower MP count (like 930 / 1020). So maybe the fact that some of the stuff isn`t available for the 830 answers my question about how well the chipset will handle ist. ;-) I just wished they would incorporate a little more power to make it more future proof. Altough i don`t question that it will run smooth system wise, but when opening apps, browsing and taking pictures, i think it will get in trouble. Just watched the Hands on Video an i hope the time it took to capture the picture was only because of the living images feature. Looked like ages. What most people want these days is good (not even 1020 like) picture quality which fast capturing and minum fiddeling in the options. Of course its alwasys good, that you can chenge exposure etc. the usual customer doesn`t care about that. You see something you want to capture, you take out the phone and just want it to take a good picture. Point. And i have an 1020 which i don`t use anymore, not because i wasn`t able to take outstanding pictures with it, but at some point i gave up fiddeling with the settings and wating half a lifetime to be able to capture the next image.    
  • Well 830 not up to mark. It supposed to have 820-920 like same specs but camera low pixel in 820 than 920. Soo in 830 should have same spec to 930 ...but not good enough
  • Looks jst lke Lumia 930....
  • Move along, nothing to see here.  This isn't the real successor to the Lumia 1020 you were looking for. #fail
  • Really like it.  Will check it out in store when it launch.  A much needed upgrade from my Lumia 635.
  • Love this phone..gonna have my brother buy it so i can have a hand on it when it arrives...hehe
  • I like the speaker -- more like the 928 design which I have found far superior to the tiny slot on so many new phones.
  • :-o glance!
  • looks nice except for the giant bezel to accomodate the useless capacitive keys. I prefer the HTC look which has become standard in android with on screen keys.
  • I have been using the 1520 for a bit now..love the screen and the power of the phone,But I must admit you have to get use to the size of this sweet phone. I'm now looking for something a little smaller...the 830 looks great. I also must admit I wish tmobile (my carrier) would offer the 930. But once t mobile gets this in my t mobile rep..kevin said he would let me take it for a spin. The spec's are lower than the 1520 I know that. But I need something a little more pocket-able..lol. I'll let you guys know what I think. Oh and god bless nokia/microsoft for bringing back qi charging..YAHOO!
  • I just came in to say "Flipboard??" and make a duck face. 
  • New glance features how you get the weather in glance like that its cool?
  • wow. just wow. that design, that edges. i hope theyll also make a new flagship that can beat samsung galaxy s5(or any other flagship smartphones) with its ruggedness, and also add some useful features , lesser bezels, 4k screen and camera and lumia 1020 like image quality. 
  • Love the phone...theres a good chance this will be my next one...:)
  • I'm happy they did something a little different with the outer band but the rest of it is the same boring Lumia design.
  • That's an actual worthy successor
  • I wouldn't consider this as a mid range phone. Just look at it,its gorgeous. It's a high end phone that is more affordable.
  • What am I going to do? I would have definitely gone 830 on T-Mobile if this had at least an 800 processor. But I'm not nuts about the 400. Guess I'll have to wait for reviews, but I can't see spending that much money for a processor that's soon to be three generations old. I don't mind the 720p screen, that's what my 920 has. I want to the newer camera and the speedier software updates, but will they be speedy with that processor?
  • Glance!!!! Yeaaaaah! My 822 may have an accident in the next couple of weeks!
  • Bing Weather is never even close to accurate for me.
    Same here. I switched to AccuWeather because Bing was at times hours behind.
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  • Is it worth to replace with 920? I'm just curious to know your comments, guys! :D
  • Unfortunately there will be no "Hey Cortana " for my Lumia 925 :(
  • I wonder when apps will be updated with new features....... New hardware is nice but the apps need to work the same as in Android and IOS, not worse.
  • I read the denim update on conversations..i just don't get apps corner. It had the same basic functionality as the kids corner, but both lacks good features of the other... If they could just merge the two and create a better guest "corner"...
  • is that flipboard?
  • I absolutely love this device, but... why oh why did they move the charging port to the top?!
     
  • Come to me baby!
  • Is that flipboard?
  • affordable flagship smartphone = how much money?
  • If Ferrari put out a new 458 Special that had the innards of a Honda Accord people would flip there shit over it. It wouldn't mean it wouldn't sell, but it doesn't really make sense. This isn't a high end phone.  MS killed that phone a few months ago so they have to advertise this as a high end phone cause they don't have anything else. I get that but I live in the present and this is disappointing for people who can afford a real high end phone.   
  • Off-topic, but where the hell is the promised flipboard app?!
  • 830 NEEDS THE LUMIA 720 FRONT CAM
  • Somebody tap on the Flipboard time and show me how this app is doing? Any news on the availability?
  • I'm sorry, but there is a complete disconnect between the price they appear to be commanding for this device and the specs within. This phone would be a good value at $250-300. At $430+, it's comically overpriced. Google has been selling the Nexus 5 for the best part of a year @ $349/$399 with specs that wipe the floor with this phone. They get what it takes to build buzz (and resultant marketshare) for their products apparently. Very disappointing effort from the MS folks. I'll continue using my Lumia 521 for the next few months, keep an eye on prices and then decide whether I want to remain on the WP bandwagon after that.
  • This is a good price for a flagship device. But I'm still going for the M8 when it goes to other carriers.
  • I think the designers are bored.
  • Thank god, it doesn't have a camera hump! But what is the use of that huge black circle?!?! Makes the phone look a little bad. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • I'm most excited by the B2 Stealth Bomber app in the lower right corner! How cool is that?
  • The 920 was only $499 at the MS store when it came out. This is in the same ballpark but the 920 is better in many ways, plus it is from 2012. 
  • Yawn. Except glad to see it has the USB on the top and retains the camera button. I like the border around the back, but hate the round, black "camera area". Overall, I highly doubt this will be my next phone.
  • Looks great! But why are the phones now coming out with just a single led flash? The 800 and above always featured dual led, which were surprisingly bright.
  • Not a fan of them switching the location of the USB port. I feel like every device should have it in the same place in a product line up.
  • Bing Weather has a nice UI but the most inaccurate predictions among any weather app. At least in my country (Greece). It cannot display accurately even the current conditions. And it's a shame, because the UI is really nic and clean.
     
  • Transparent tiles please! Wow us!
  • I hope they won't delay launching it in South Africa... Due for an upgrade soon
  • WTF, they keep showing Flipboard app, where is it??????
  • Should I get this to replace my L 925 or get a L 1520 or keep waiting
  • Is Nokia and Microsoft afraid to really make a high end device. It seams to me that if I want a WP I have to have low to middle range devices I can't get excited over something that looks much like the 810 nor can I get excited over mid range devices . When I look at all the new high end Android and now IOS in 4.7-5.5 WP high end is dead only bright spot is the m8 on all carriers
  • Ok so the Lumia Icon I just bought for $300 is still a good deal
  • Why do they keep on advertising apps that do not exist yet for windows phone such as flipboard now? This is ridiculous.
  • Microsoft Mobile should promote their phones showcasing the transparent tiles with beautiful backgrounds. To the crowd out there, all WPs look the same with the basic sharp-coloured tiles.
  • I don't agree that it's a flagship phone because of its outdated processor. Even though it's already outdated, they could have at least clock it up to 1.5 GHz (like the 1020) or 1.7 GHz (like the 1320). I agree with Microsoft's strategy to avoid bumping up the specs of their phones too much like what Android manufacturers are crazily doing. But what I want is for Microsoft to use proper words in advertising, not exaggerate facts.
    And I don't agree too that $400+ is affordable. I think the Lumia 830 is more of a premium mid-range device than an affordable flagship.
  • Why for the love of God's would you put the charger port on the top of a phone? I get the headphone jack but I don't want to be on a call and have my cable bending off the top. So this kills my chance ay owning this phone :-\