Microsoft's Lumia 830 is the thinnest Lumia yet, here's how it sizes up against the competition

Microsoft's Lumia 830 is the thinnest Lumia yet, here's how it sizes up against the competition
Microsoft today officially announced two brand new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets: the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. The latter is the most impressive among the two: although it doesn’t have the 5 MP front-facing snapper of the selfie-centric 730, the Lumia 830 features a promising 10 MP PureView rear camera, being the cheapest PureView-branded smartphone yet.

The 830 is also the thinnest Lumia ever, measuring 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm, and weighing 150 grams - so we thought it would be a good idea to see how it stacks up against some of the handsets that represent its competition. Mind you, the Lumia 830 isn’t meant to be a high-end device, as its Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 5-inch 720p display clearly make it a mid-range offering. So we sized it up against relatively similar smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, LG G3 s, Motorola Moto G LTE, HTC One mini 2, HTC Desire 610, and iPhone 5c. Except for the iPhone 5c, all other handsets are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, just like the Lumia 830. 

Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Motorola Moto G LTE

Motorola Moto G LTE

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Motorola Moto G LTE

Motorola Moto G LTE

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 610

Dimensions

5.63 x 2.78 x 0.38 inches

143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.06 oz (144 g)

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

Dimensions

4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches

124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 610

Dimensions

5.63 x 2.78 x 0.38 inches

143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.06 oz (144 g)

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

Dimensions

4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches

124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


As our Lumia 830 hands-on is concluding, this is definitely a nice Windows Phone handset that may be quite successful thanks to its relatively low price of around $330. Do you plan to buy a Lumia 830? Let us now in the comments!

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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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31 Comments

1. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Nice phone might buy it for a gift though i already own a L1520 which is great. Or maybe the 730 but i like how the 830 looks with that body from the 930.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Some of the others you listed are running with a SD 400 running at 1.4ghz instead of the 830 running at 1.2ghz. Also some offer more ram as well. People should just use phonearenas compare option if they really want to compare specs and features.

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What is the article talking about? Thickness... Not clock speed, it ram.. So just quit.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You either call it Nokia Lumia or don't compare it with the other Nokia Lumias. Even Microsoft still calls it Nokia Lumia.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They called it the Lumia 830. Even the name gets you all barking SMH.

9. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

What about the very obvious Nokia logo infront and back of the phone?. The only clean and great thing that left for the Lumia series is NOKIA'S NAME. Hopefully, Microsoft would remove Nokia name from these devices and let Microsoft and the crappy WP go to hell.

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Which would have all eradicated long ago if it wasn't sold to MS.

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I see you're back to your trolling ways. First BB10, and now WP. Hope you grow some brains.

25. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

YU MAD?

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Lol nice photo incredible hulk..

8. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

@Johnnokia: nope, they really don't call it "Nokia Lumia 830", just "Lumia 830."

4. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

And somewhere in America, a 920 owner dies a little inside.....

7. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Why would they? Care to elaborate?

13. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Because in the USA there is no successor to the 920. A lot of these people might get the IPhone 6 or an Android.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Two year contracts of many 920 owners are starting to end soon, isn't it so?

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You mean the icon aka 930?

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm liking the looks of this lumia tbh. I would like something with some bolas in this case though.

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Advice: Looks can be deceptive.

17. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yes. One may look decent, but may really be the most brainless person on the planet.

19. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Just like a digital signature...

21. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Nope I like what Windows phone is doing lately. I love my opo and soon my edge but would love to try out a Windows phone maybe at the end of this year or early next year

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Just get what you want.. Ignore stupid trolls.

10. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Good job Microsoft! This is an example of perfect phone that would allow WP to gain market share. I'm not WP fan .. although I used to consider getting L930 as my first Windows phone but its battery life and overheat issues let me down. However L830 is a different story. With that cheap price (apparently Euro 330) and New Pureview tech, I'm sure I won't even mind having these issues. I doubt that would happen again since L830 uses different display (IPS) and SoC (SD400). Guys, I'm glad that I will try WP and this phone would be my first Windows phone. :)

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you just want to try WP, then there is much cheaper versions then this. Save your money and buy a cheaper version.

22. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

If you want to try WP... buy used l1520. It has everything what WP offers.

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah... If you want to really see how good WP is then start with the best phone possible... The poor battery life obviously was a result of the overheating, which has been fixed... Go ahead and get you a 930, or wait.. There's still new high end devices to come out later this year.. ..........

23. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I had a Lumia 920... It used to get hot, and I mean A LOT, mainly when I used Skype. Then I bought a Lumia 1020 and had the same problem. I will never buy a Nokia Lumia again. Such a pity we don't have HTC in Brazil, so no Windows Phone for me anymore.

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

These aren't common issues... Lumia 1520 here... No problems... Just make sure you're not trolling.

31. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I'm not trolling at all. I am going to be refunded, because I refused to receive another Nokia Lumia to replace 1020.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a great phone with an even better price! Kudos to you MS, for a commendable job. This an an excellent mid-ranged phone that is sure to help MS pick up market share.

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