Microsoft is back with yet another Lumia handset, and this time it’s the Nokia Lumia 830, which it is positioning as a more cost-effective option to already available Lumia 930. The specs aren’t as good and neither is the camera, but this is still a very compelling piece of kit that further extends Windows Phone’s growing desirability.
Half of KYM are currently at the London launch getting some hands on time with the device, so expect a first look at the Nokia Lumia 830 later on today. But before that we might as we get all the details and particulars out of the way. First up, as always is price, which is expected to be around €330 –– Nokia hasn’t released official UK pricing as yet. But we expect that to change very soon as the handset is available from today.
The Lumia 830 will available from all major retailers in the UK including Vodafone, EE, Dixons, Carphone Group, Tesco and Amazon from today. It will also be offered familiar Lumia colours (bright orange, bright green, white and black). Cortana, Wireless Charging, SensorCore and Windows Phone 8.1 are all included out the box. Other key specs include a 5in 720p display and a 10MP PureView camera.
Here’s a break down of the key features, as highlighted by Nokia:
Cortana - your very own personal assistant. She is there to make things easier for you and to make sure that you are always up to date on the things that matter most.
Incredible image and video quality, day or night - the Lumia 830 captures sharp images with its 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, multi-mic Rich Recording, and Lumia’s thinnest optical image stabilisation system to date.
The chance to capture expressions and emotions with Living Images that make your photos come alive. These are easy to share on social networks using the integrated Storyteller app.
The latest software - Windows Phone 8.1 including the new Lumia Denim software enhancements. It means faster and easier connections to everything and everybody that matters most to you.
Great software like Cortana, Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for leading productivity on the go, ready installed, straight out of the box!
A massive 15GB of free OneDrive storage - sync and instantly share pictures and content with friends, family, and colleagues on the go across all your devices. .
A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so you can be always ready to pick up where you left off.
Great hardware design backed by a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor, featuring quad-core CPUs at 1.2 GHz, for super-fast, smooth web browsing and gaming, all delivered on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.
Inbuilt SensorCore low-power motion sensing which tracks motion and location even while the phone is 'asleep' in your pocket - perfect for exercise and exploration – and with apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach you can make every step count!
A large 2200 mAh battery so you can keep going longer and built-in wireless charging adding convenience (wireless charging pads, car kits and audio docks are sold separately).
And here are the full Nokia Lumia 830 specs:
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
5” ClearBlack IPS-LCD 1280*720p screen
Curved (“2.25D”) Gorilla 3.0 glass,
Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Removable 2200 mAh battery
Integrated Qi wireless charging
Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 (Micro-USB-B), Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), LTE 150/50 Mbps, WCDMA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, GSM 296.0/236.8 kbps