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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
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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