Take a look at the first Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 camera samples


If you were hoping for a top-of-the-line Windows Phone device from IFA 2014, the Microsoft-Nokia duo likely disappointed you. But they didn't arrive at the expo empty-handed, and, after announcing the next update to the OS (Lumia Denim), the pair finally unveiled the oft-rumored Lumia 830, along with the Lumia 730 -- two mid-range devices.

We had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the two handsets after the presentation was over, and we naturally wanted to take an early peek into the imaging department.  Before you get right into the gallery, here's an overview of the cameras on the two devices: the Lumia 830 has an all-new, 10-megapixel PureView camera with a 1/3.4'' sensor, optical image stabilization, and f/2.2 lens, while the Lumia 730 sports a less-impressive 6.7-megapixel, 1/3.4'' rear sensor and wide f/1.9 lens. At the front, the 830 has a 0.9-megapixel camera, while the 730 has a far more impressive, 5-megapixel selfi cam with f/2.4, 22mm wide-angle lens. What's more, both devices are already running on the above-mentioned Lumia Denim update, which improves the camera app's start-up time and lowers the time needed for an individual photo to be snapped and committed to the phone's memory -- two much needed fixes, if we have to be honest.

So what kind of results can you expect from these two configurations? Take a look to find out.

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Lumia 730
  • 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(17h 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)

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25 Comments

1. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

wow! It looks amazing

2. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Beautiful phone. Can some name those ugly phone made by nokia?

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nokia X, XL. All Nokia phones look the same aside from different camera placements if you think about it.

22. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Can someone name ugly phones made by Samsung?

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you just wrote it yourself in the end "Samsung" add anything after it :d

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Kind of expected a little more out of the 830...

11. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Yup, the processor should have been around 600 bt as it is discontinued, the should have clocked it around 1.5ghz.....plus the camera could be 13mp bt I guess pureview tech and brand compensates that

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Is that Taylor Martin from Pocketnow at #7?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol yup. I spotted him too!

10. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Also daniel rubino and his cameraman from wpcentral

7. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Said enuf......I just love it love it love it........reason? A midranger give high quality, what else any one can ask for from a camera of midranger......I wish they had clocked 830 to atleast 1.5 ghz like on htc 816

8. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Time to upgrade my 720

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I want 730 rear samples.

12. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

see pic 8

14. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I want MOAR

13. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Alright, now comes the biggest question : price ? I hope it'll sell @ $240 like the rumor says...

15. smooth4lyfe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Looks amazing! Too bad its a Windows Phone

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Speak for yourself, some of us rather have WindowsPhone over any other platform any day of the year.

24. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Have you tried Windows Phone 8.1.1 without letting your bias sway you before trying Windows Phone 8.1.1?

16. rangoj

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Photos of both devices look kinda grainy?!?! (on full size zoom) - I think the lighting in the room was not so bad - but photos still turned out grainy... Great announcement for photos like this... :/

18. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Well, ain't all phone like that ?

19. rangoj

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Not grainy like this!

20. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

That whiteness is called noise in pics.Only samsung s5 and note 4 brought isocell tech which almost eliminates the noise from the indoor pics.......even z3 has more noise in its pics than on 830, give nokia some credit damnit

21. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

I THINK LUMIA 730 IS MORE VALUE-FOR-MONEY than 830.

25. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Its clear to me that in terms of FFC, the NL 720 looks better, but for the rfc, its the opposite. But that's expected due to the sensors.

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