Microsoft Mobile has released a handful of Lumia devices with Nokia branding before it changed it to “Microsoft” brand. The last Lumia device with Nokia name is the Nokia Lumia 830. Microsoft Mobile calls it an affordable flagship smartphone. We have one here so let’s unbox and take a look!
Nokia Lumia 830:
- 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- Adreno 305 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
- 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels) 294 ppi with ClearBlack technology
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 10 megapixel rear facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus and LED flash
- 0.9 megapixel front facing camera
- LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- 2,200 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Windows Phone 8.1
- SRP: P18,990
- Status: Available in Nokia stores and retailers
What’s inside the box?
- unit itself
- USB cable
Based on the looks alone, it is a flagship looking smartphone with its titanium chassis and high grade polycarbonate at the back. Even now that it is already under Microsoft’s umbrella, the former Nokia handset division (now Microsoft Mobile) is known for making great hardware of excellent build quality. A good friend of ours is still using his almost 2-year old Nokia Lumia 920 and it is still on top notch condition. The Nokia Lumia 830 is one solid device. It feels so premium and elegant while holding it. It is a certified head turner indeed.
On the software side, the phone is running Windows Phone 8.1. What we like about Windows Phone ever since is the overall smoothness of operation even in a low end hardware. Good thing Microsoft announced that all Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 will be upgraded to Windows 10 next year. These are the reasons why we liked Windows Phone over Android and iOS. We will be downloading games to test the processors endurance and report it on our full review.
We will be taking this phone for a spin and test its performance, battery life, connecitivity, and of course, the camera. Full review will be out in a week! 🙂