Lumia 830 poses for the camera in Brazil, bares all, inside and out
Form factor-wise, the Lumia 830 keeps to the original design intent for Windows Phone and Nokia. That is, volume, power/lock, and a dedicated camera button along the right side of the device. The quintessential thick bezel remains too, including dedicated capacitive navigation buttons.
Aside from the Lumia 1020-esque camera motif on the back, the Lumia 830 also follows the form factor of the Lumia 925 a bit. The audio and micro-USB ports are on the top of the device. The display sits within a frame that appears to be metal. However, like the Lumia 820, the back plate is removable, providing access to the battery, SIM card slot, and microSD card slot.
On paperwork submitted to Brazil’s version of the FCC, Anatel, Nokia branding remains on the front of the device, and Microsoft Mobile is on the manufacturer’s tag underneath the back plate. The paperwork also confirms that the device will be sold as the Lumia 830.
The certificate from Anatel also confirms Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi that is compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n, and LTE data connectivity. What we are still awaiting confirmation about is what will be the final resolution of the camera, though we are confident it will be a PureView equipped sensor. The type of processor and amount of on-board storage is also not yet known.
The exact size and resolution of display is up for discussion. Since the Lumia 830 is expected to be a bridge between the Lumia 630/635 and the Lumia 930/Icon and Lumia 1520, we would not be surprised if it followed the formula of its predecessors with a 4.5-inch, or maybe 4.7-inch 768x1280 display.
Availability of the Lumia 830, or a variation thereof, in the US is anticipated with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Microsoft has a press event scheduled for September 4th to kick off IFA in Berlin. PhoneArena.com will be there to bring you all the news which we hope will include an announcement of the Lumia 830.
1. theguy2345 (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
Uh, my 710 had the charging port at the top. It was quite annoying. Having at the bottom is so much better
21. Ashoaib (Posts: 1924; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
seems like a brick... asthetically unappealing... but the camera lense is looking big, which means promising camera result
38. Jinto (Posts: 390; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
All your "asthetically unappealing" worries will go away one you hold it in your hands
30. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I'm of the opposite opinion. My 925 has it at the top, while my 1020 has it on the bottom, making it mostly unusable if plugged in, especially if resting it on my belly Kr chest while reclining or laying down. If the charging cable were L-shaped instead of a tall I it might be better so there were less damage to the cord and less vertical real estate being used.
33. theguy2345 (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
Honestly, wherever you put it, you will have a problem when people use it one way or another
2. dorianb (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Traditional Lumia design although thoses edges look a tad too sharp for my liking. I'm sure there will be multiple color options.
11. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 339; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
That frame doesn't look like metal; it looks like the frame of the 630, ie. a mini-surface. Ie. a MS design, vs. the (vastly superior) fabula design of Nokia Lumias...
27. Pattyface (Posts: 194; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
While I agree that it doesn't look amazing I didn't think the 8 series looked great to begin with. Also Microsoft has some pretty amazing designs too so not sure the reason you were bashing then there. I do have high hopes for the camera since it looks overly big though.
31. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I also don't like the flat 90-ish-degree edges, as they reek if other boring slab phones, including cheaper feature phones and lesser phones, including the iphail4-onwards. The 925 has a metal edge but it's lovely and curved, making it feel and look slimmer, doesn't give up much more if any volume, and is a delight to hold and feel. I don't entirely like the flat top and bottom edges of my 900 and 1020, but it allows them certain advantages and I mostly have adapted to holding them entirely by the side rather than sides and bottom.
36. inlinev (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)
This design (very similar to the 930 / Icon) looks and feels brilliant in person. The aluminum outer ring allows for a premium feel. The glass treatment is really nice. It subtly curves to the edge of the ring. It looks like surface tension in water that is just getting ready to spill over. The polycarbonate backing is all Nokia with the beautiful color options. My wife has the white Icon and that is particularly striking. The aluminum ring is a silver hue that really sets off the ClearBlack display. :)
12. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Hope the sar rating is better than the lumia 925http://cellphones.procon.org/v
20. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
In BraSil Samsung dominates ! All over the places in the big cities you look everybody with Samsung. Nokia is trying. I keep only my 808 to take photos from time to time, for the rest ... Note 3 !
22. Deaconclgi (Posts: 263; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
The Note 3 is a good phone. I use my 808 for the same reasons and my 1520. Big awesome phones and the best smartphone camera for resolution and detail.
26. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 200; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Yes and I do think that the 808 is better than the 1020 despite the 1020 being a near perfect camera phone. the problem with the 808 is that it runs symbian, dad's friend has one of these and the image quality is unbelievable ..
32. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
The perfect world would be a Note (waterproof, scanner, etc.) with Pureview camera inside like 808 ! No need to buy anything else !!
35. inlinev (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)
The 20 megapixel shooter in the 1520 is no slouch either. ;)
34. inlinev (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)
This seems to carry alot of the Icon / 930 DNA from an aesthetic and design perspective. Of which, those seem to be partially inspired by the 925. The approach definitely allows for a premium feel while still accentuating Nokia design cues through the polycarbonate back through different colors. The camera bump is clearly inspired by the 1020. To some extent, that has almost become a marquee design feature that differentiates the platform. I really like this. It should do really well as a mid-range device for the platform.
40. volvoV70guy (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)
I really want another monolothic Lumia like the stunning 810.
44. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I like the brick design myself.
Looks well built and sturdy.
45. slyaii (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
I would love to have the design of this phone for an Android. Not much of the new Windows platform yet. Metro style is not my thing yet.