Check out the gorgeous Lumia 830 Gold in these hands-on photos

Check out the gorgeous Lumia 830 Gold in these hands-on photos
We first heard of the golden edition of the Lumia 830 when it was introduced in China about a month ago, thinking it was a regional exclusive. Soon after, Microsoft made it clear that the gorgeous-looking model will also make an appearance across select markets in Europe, Asia, and Africa (but not the US). The special variant comes in two distinct color combos – white or black plus gold.

Thanks to the folks over at Vietnamese Tinhte, who managed to get their nerdy grubs on the 830, we now have something other than renders to stare at and drool – actual hands-on photos! But before we get to the images, let's go through a quick Lumia 830 specs recap:

  • 5-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution display (~294 ppi)
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1/3.4", 10MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens; 0.9MP selfie cam
  • 2,200 mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim UI
  • 5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm)
  • 5.29 oz (150 g)

With the hardware scoop out of the way, feel free to jump right into the gallery below!

source: Tinhte

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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 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Gold in the form of a brick wasn't expected.

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

In the form of a brick but looking cool

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah lol no doubt. I like the shape overall too, maybe not back cover an camera layout but that is as well imo.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I can't stand all these good phones. They just look gaudy. Instead of gold, five us more practical colors.

3. drazwy

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Awesome. A Really Pretty...Really old phone.

4. arjunezdaz

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

woah! now this changes everything...again! :P

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

those curves tho

7. Ceffmhico

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 17, 2014


8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Goldie but oldie.

9. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

The white looks glossy, if only it's polycarbonate..

10. jmonteiro829

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

These mid tier to low end Lumia phones just seem meh... to me anyways. For the price of the phone that Microsoft is putting these at I think it would be in the consumers interest to just spend a little more up front for better hardware that is available in the flagships.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You mean like wireless charging? Ability to install full apps without root to memory card? OIS equip camera? Smoothness of OS? I know people want snapdragon 805's in all their phones, but when the OS doesnt need it, and the games dont push it...whats the point? Point is, for its price, its a good competitor, for me and others, most cant tell the 720p-1080p difference on taht small of a 5in screen. Unless your like an inch away.

12. jmonteiro829

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

People say that but when you look at a 1080P and a 720P screen side by side you CAN see the difference. Just as people see the difference from 2k screens to 1080P. I understand that the normal day to day works fine and fluid with the OS but the RAM is where I am especially looking. I'm just saying that these are already cheap enough ... even for the flagships compared to other OS platforms. I guess the point I'm making is if I am going to cough up a few hundos to get em a phone I would want it to be the best it can.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They need a current flagship this very moment. Not later an when an if, they need to keep something representative for the fans of WP currently always. Fading in an out has nearly decimated WP IMO.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I agree, but that Nokia purchase set back a flagship more than we probably know. For me the 1520 is still amazing though not avail everywhere...the 930 holds its own against many. But this is not about having a flagship, its about selling it and having it available.

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yes you nailed it, it has to be available. The 1520 is a nice phone but it needs a younger sibling, one that gets around. I dont get your last sentence, you need all three, the phone, flagship, retail outlet an stock no?

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

More so about more than just att, or at least an ad campaign that makes a good idea for non contract phones. Selling it everywhere like WalMart etc.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I actually do this as part of my job. My job is phone tech and other various industry things my job asks of me. Over half the time no one knows what 720p is, no one knows what the p even stands for. And most, when showing a screen side by side and watching the same video, dont notice. And by most, i am generalizing over 50 people daily i get to deal with. As for only matters if the OS or Game even uses it. What is the point of having 2gb 3gb 4gb, if the OS doesnt even care about the extra and it doesnt make the apps any different? You cannot compare an OS, who litteraly fills ram like its candy, to an OS that doesnt use the ram in the same way.

23. jmonteiro829

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

RAM is cheap these days.... to not include a good amount of it is just not a good idea for phones/computers. I would rather have a gun and not need it than need it and not have it. I understand where you are coming from though as most will not notice such things that I have mentioned before but there are a lot that will notice too. Loading times for apps and games... mainly the Lumia Camera will benefit from more RAM. I guess I'm just one of those people that is always looking for the better phone. I hate seeing some of these new phones that come out and think "Man ... I like that one" I know... it is a never ending story!!

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not really, more ram doesnt mean better for the things you mentioned. It is not how the OS works. Even if you have 2gb of ram like my 930 or the 1020.

19. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Actually is a good phone, not evrything is SoC and RAM, this phone have more features than a LOT of flagships: metal frame, camera with OIS, good IPS display, pureview tech, sculped glass screen, gyro, double stage camera button, SD up to 129gb, removable battery, smooth performance

17. Sealblaighter

Posts: 435; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Gold color is the side of the phone only lol! :)))

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Last Nokia-branded Nokia...but not in the U.S. F*** off, Microsoft. The OS sucks, anyhow...

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