Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 are coming "soon" to the US

Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 are coming
Microsoft yesterday announced the Lumia 830 as an “affordable flagship” handset, and the thinnest Lumia ever. Alongside it, the Lumia 730 / 735 was also unveiled, being presented as “the ultimate selfie and Skype phone.” While Microsoft didn’t provide exact release dates for the new Lumias - which will be the first to ship with Windows Phone 8.1 Denim - it said that they’d be available around the world later this month. In case you’re wondering if the handsets will be launched in the US, the answer is: definitely yes.

The Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 are now listed over at the official Nokia US website, both with a “coming soon” tag attached. Unlocked, the Lumia 830 may cost around $330, while the 735 should be priced at less than $250 (these estimations are based on the smartphone’s prices announced for Europe).

Rumors have it that the Lumia 830 will be released via AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, while the cheaper Lumia 735 could arrive at AT&T and Verizon. Until we get new details on this, to learn more about the features of the new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, you may want to check out our Lumia 830 hands-on here, and our Lumia 730 hands-on here (the 730 is the dual-SIM, non-LTE variant of the Lumia 735).

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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)
Lumia 735
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2220 mAh(17.7h 3G talk time)



1. Tamer81

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

They both look like nice phones even though I'm a Lumia 1520 owner. Wonder what Pureview does on a Lumia 830.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Pureview is awesome in any phones.

11. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Pureview Phase V (Lumia 830) is actually OIS and enhanced shoot to shoot speed. No oversampling in this one....

14. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

True, and rather disappointing! They could easily have gained quality going from 10 to 5 mp...

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow just wow!!! L830 is stunningly beautiful just like L930 and L730 is also very good L800 like design. But I wanted L830 in dual SIM and L730 should have been much better with 8MP camera IMO.

3. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Neither of them are worth more than $200 unlocked. Really. 1GB of RAM and 720p screens in 2014? Uber-fail MSFT

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes not to mention LTE, pureview, and mroe

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

4K for 300$ is good deal I think.

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

both these devices will end up in the zero dollars down for a 2 year contract because they cost so little. the 830 could easily replace Verizon's old 822.

7. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

The 830 will cost 330 dollars ? The company said it'll. Cost 430?

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Nokia -> Lumia 830 = 330£, PA -> Lumia 830 = 330$ Seems legit!

9. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Typing error - read € rather than £

12. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'm surprised that T-Mobile isn't getting either of these phones, then again the info isn't final so we will wait and see.

16. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I doubt that T-Mobile won't get either of these phones but Sprint will. The idea itself is laughable seeing as how Sprint is so anti Windows Phone and reluctantly carries any WP models. Don't read too much into this article.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I hope tmobile gets the 830, they stopped selling the 925, including refurbs. The 830 would go nicely with the 530/635 and be a good replacement for the 930 in terms of specs. Bigger screen, better cpu/gpu, sd card, camera etc.

15. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I think you guys meant to say T-Mobile instead of Sprint. Sprint is notorious for skipping out on Windows Phones.

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The 830 design is so nice, seriously would like to try it out.

19. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

when the 830 drop to 200, I will get it for my parents, for now they love their 520

20. Hashed unregistered

Nice devices at a reasonable price point, I like how the market is heading towards affordable devices that perform decently, removing apple's traces and effects from the market.

22. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I'd definitely be intrigued if the Lumia 830 comes out with a $330 off contract price point... I will pull the trigger if it is that. NOT that it is a killer device, but a decent one at a decent price point (IF it lands at $330). I love the WP platform, but comparing it to the market (including older devices with good deals), there are other alternatives if the price goes north. One of those alternatives is keep my current phones :)

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