Microsoft Lumia 830 Review: Great Budget Smartphone
The Lumia 830 is a Windows phone from Microsoft that is meant to bring some of those high end specs to your mid-range device. bringing in features that you don’t normally see in a smartphone that retails for $99 with a two-year contract exclusively at AT&T. The Lumia 830 really does pack a lot of features, from QI wireless charging to a 10MP rear camera that does a stellar job at taking photos and video record with its built-in OIS. Something that has been left for the flag-ship Lumia devices. Battery life is excellent with its 2,200mAh battery, which should give you more than 24hrs of juice while using the Lumia 830. the Snapdragon 400 processor with 1Gb of ram continues to be a solid performer for windows phones, showcasing no lag or slow down and with 16GB of internal storage and up 128GB of expandable storage via MicroSD; you have enough room to spare.
The overall built quality of the device is stellar with just smooth finishing and premium finish all around, plus the device is only 8.5mm thick. Making it one of the thinnest Lumia devices to date. There isn’t much that I didn’t like with the Lumia 830, say fo rthe display at 720p packs a low ppi of 294. Which leaves room for much to be desired. Overall the Lumia 830 is a stellar mid-range phone that packs more in it than expected.
The Lumia 830 also includes key features such as:
- Display –A 5-inch High Definition display delivers crisp, sharp images.
- Design: The Lumia 830 is the thinnest Lumia smartphone to date. A device that is equally as stylish as it is convenient; the Lumia 830 is perfect for your life on-the-go.
- Storage – The Lumia 830 comes with a spacious 16 GB of on-board storage (portion of memory occupied by existing content), with the option to expand it by up to 128 GB via MicroSD card slot.
- Battery Life – A 2200mAh Lithium Ion battery allows you to chat longer with your friends and family for up to 11 hours or keep it in standby mode for up to 22 days before you need to charge it again.9
- Wireless Charging – Conveniently charge your Lumia 830 supports with built-in Qi wireless charging (chargers sold separately).
- Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office super users will feel right at home with the Lumia 830’s suite of Microsoft Office mobile apps. You can view and edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on the move without losing important formatting when you switch from your laptop to your smartphone.
For a limited time, while supplies last, when you purchase a Nokia Lumia 830 you will get a free Fitbit Flex, a $99.99 value. The Fitbit Flex is an activity and sleep-tracking wristband that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and sleep, helping you to achieve your fitness goals.5 You can wirelessly sync and view your data with the top downloaded Fitbit app, available for free from the Windows Phone Store.