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Microsoft Lumia 830 (2014)

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305
1 GB / 16 GB
5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
10 MP, 3520 x 2640 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Microsoft Lumia 830 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Microsoft Lumia 830 specifications

BrandMicrosoft
NameLumia 830
ModelL830
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack, gold, green, orange, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Microsoft Lumia 830 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionMicrosoft Windows 8.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

The Microsoft Lumia 830 comes with Microsoft Windows 8.1 out of the box. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Lumia 830 (16 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera10 MP, 3520 x 2640 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera0.9 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Lumia 830 offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The Lumia 830 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Lumia 830 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The Lumia 830 has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The Lumia 830 has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2200 mAh

The Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Wireless charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Lumia 830 smartphone has an accelerometer. The wireless charging is a convenient feature for smartphones. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Microsoft phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • wireless charging
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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