Microsoft's golden Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 won't be available just in China

Microsoft's golden Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 won't be available just in China
Earlier today, we told you that a gold version of the Nokia Lumia 930 was introduced in China. Not long after that, Microsoft confirmed that the golden edition of the handset, called Lumia 930 Gold, will be sold not just in China, but also in select markets across Europe, Asia, and Africa (no love for the US, though). In addition, a Nokia Lumia 830 Gold will also be released in the same regions.

Both the Lumia 930 Gold and Lumia 830 Gold have white and back variants - obviously with golden accents. Of course, there’s no real gold in here, just a golden paint job.

While the black Lumia 930 Gold is available starting this week, the white one will be released at the end of January. As for the Lumia 830 Gold, interested customers will have to wait until February to be able to actually buy one. Microsoft says that prices for the two handsets will vary by country and operator.

New looks aside, the Lumia 930 Gold and Lumia 830 Gold offer the same features as the original models, including Windows Phone 8.1 and 5-inch displays (1080p on the Lumia 930, and 720p on the Lumia 830). So, who’s looking forward to getting a golden Lumia?

source: Lumia Conversations

Related phones

Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)
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)



1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Overpriced phones, even more overpriced now. I actually wanted a Lumia 830, but it's horribly overpriced in the US

3. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it's not a bad looking phone,price way off thought,especially after the debute of the asus xenfone 2. I wish the 830 would get touchless voice control like the 930, because the 930 is out of price range.

11. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Those are beautiful phones made for the most discerning of consumers. Be ready to pay the price for great quality.

12. luis.aag90

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

You can always get both Unlocked on Ebay. Last time I saw the Lumia 830 it was priced around 349 which is good enough if you consider what you get. You can always sell your phone on contract and get the SIM free Lumia

13. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

I'm getting 830 this week, it's $600 USD here in México and is not going to get cheaper

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I paid 400 for the 930. And 350 for a 1020. To me not overpriced in the least.

2. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Phonearena, when will you review the Lumia 830?

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why is it overpriced?.

6. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

its not overpriced its nokia and MS and Carlzeiss sony paying for quality

5. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

black and gold stands out love the colurs

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

That gold 930 would make a nice collector's item. Too bad it's overpriced and the software is suspect...

8. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

liveitup is gonna counter attack you. when he reads this

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Not available in the US. Smart choice. Can't even tell you he last time I saw someone with a windows phone. Maybe a year ago?

10. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Microsoft's two best phones are a year old, (930), and a year and half old, (1520). How about an update for those in the US who would like something a little better than the 500 and 600 devices.

14. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

that black and gold, suwweet!

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

At least they look like actual gold, not like the apple "champagne" colors that were purported to be golden.

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