Are you happy with the value-for-money offer of the new Nokia Lumia 830?

Are you happy with the value-for-money offer of the new Nokia Lumia 830?
The freshly-announced Lumia 830 is a bit of an oddball creature. It comes powered by a lowly Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM, and the screen sports "just" HD resolution, yet the rest of the specs and above all, the phone's functionality, were touted as if Nokia is outing a flagship. At the unveiling presentation, Microsoft even compared the 830 photos directly with the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5, without mincing words about their snapping abilities in comparison.

The thinnest Lumia so far also feature all of Nokia's bells and whistles, like a new 10 MP PureView Phase V camera module with optical image stabilization, Nokia's Rich Recording audio tech, the ClearBlack screen filter, a high brightness screen mode, metal rim, wireless charging, and so on - all things that Nokia usually reserves only for its top-shelf gear. The Lumia 830, however, is far from being with a flagship price tag. Nokia listed it as available for EUR 330 without any subsidies, comparing it to the Galaxy S5, which costs EUR 200 more, and the iPhone 5s that comes for EUR 300 more. Nokia is clearly trying to position the Lumia 830 in a unique way, that's why we wanted to ask you if you are satisfied with what the handset offers for its money. Check your mark in the poll bellow, and give us your opinion in the comments.

Are you happy with the value-for-money offer of the new Nokia Lumia 830?

Yes, it offers Nokia's flagship functions at a midrange price
66.78%
Snapdragon 400 and an HD screen? Gimme a break.
33.22%

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Lumia 830
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)

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125 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Should have had a S800 for 4K video.

9. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Well looks like u haven't watch the live stream......the 830 and above, all will have 4k video recording

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Got confused for a second and double checked. Thanks!

106. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Microsoft brought 4k video recording support in the new WP update. So now WP can support it, if the hardware can support it. I don't know if the 830 can support 4k video or not. The SD 400 is not a fast chip at all. And 1 second of 4k video data at 30 fps is (3,840x2,160 pixels per frame, with 4 bytes of color data per pixel, and 30 frames for 1 second) That means 995mb a second would be generated or almost a gig of data every seconds. I don't think the SD 400 can handle 4k video.

38. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I don't think that SD400 can handle 4k.

42. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

that's what I'm wondering too, another lie?

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what else you can expect from microsoft?... they killed our old beloved nokia

50. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Still better than one killing their own brain.

56. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what? you are saying killing nokia is better? what type of fan you are?... thats totally pathetic... All love for good old nokia... and microsoft go to hell

48. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Are you crazy? You fandroids have ruined the fun of a new WP announcement with your "should have Snapdragon 800", "how can the SD 400 support 4K video" non sense. Get over your fascination of specs. This is WINDOWS PHONE, and the Snapdragon 400 is more than enough. And why would MS lie about such a thing? If you see the hands on videos on WPCentral, they clearly mention 4K video support with this phone.

57. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't get mad, l was just curious. Now l understand that 4K support is not about SoC, but also ISP(Image Signal Processor). Remember Nokia 808? It can record 1080p video, though it only uses an ancient ARM11 CPU.

94. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't get too apologetic, NokiaFTW is just getting really worked up today. I defend the hardware no one says a thing. I say I don't like the software everyone unleashes all hell. All in the same article.

58. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't get mad, l was just curious. I'm sure 4K support is not about SoC, but also ISP(Image Signal Processor). Remember Nokia 808? It can record 1080p video, though it only uses an ancient ARM11 CPU.

125. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

That needed saying, and you said it well.

68. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

U ppl are so in suspicion.....u think ms will lie for 4k recording. ? Give me a break. It is true, get over it

99. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Android can not, WP8 can.

67. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It can. Visit WPCentral, or any other site that hasn't been infested by stupid fandroids and you'll know.

76. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ofcourse it can, otherwise how can microsoft announced it? criticism aside but microsoft is not a kid to annouce something which is not there

78. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

79. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

its clearly written 1080p@30fps here, gsmarena is my go to phone website and is infested with fair share of Nokia fanboys. I'll believe gsmarena instead of you fake info fanboys.

87. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

how about you watch the actual conference (although it got boring at a point) and then talk you do realize gsm released a spec cheat for a phone announced 3 hours ago it might have mistakes !

88. DrMoto

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

"Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct." Can you please read the sentence at the end of the spec sheet? You might find something similar to what I just wrote in quotation marks.

22. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

atleast a Snapdragon 600 would have made it better

26. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Snapdragon 600 is discontinued, 610 is 64bit and sd800 will increase the price should have been sd 400 with aleast 1.5ghz clock speed

85. thelilgeek

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

The 610 is compatible with 32bit OS's. It should be powering the 830 for the simple fact that it is quad core.

93. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

But the OS is not compatible with SD610/615.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

For me, the biggest problem is the OS.

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Then why are you even on this article?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To spread the hate towards Windows Phone.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh Snap! Grab your pitchforks.

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