I agree with you, Lumia is surprisingly slow when it comes to software, remember how long it took them to have whatsapp call, long after android. Most softwares that work on android and other platforms dont work on Lumia. i bought a fancy selfie stick for Â€25 and guess what, it dosnt work on Lumia 830. Trying to import contacts from lumia 830 to Nokia C3 is not working for me. I find lumia 830 generally very unuser friendly when it comes to accessing folders for documents, music videos etc. It is find it better to have a gallary menu whre you can the browse the rest o everything. have been using nokia all my business life but I am losing interest each day
I bought a lumia 830 in April this year in Paris, a few months down the line the mouth piece stopped working. i only hear callers if i put the phone on loud or earphones. I got a technician who looked into it over a week. He told me the phone operates on 3 different mics which are all working well. So what could be the problem? I feel like I flushed my money into the toilet by buying this phone. I have been using Nokia all my life and moved over to lumias. having moved from a lumia 920 with a better flashlight, internal memory etc, i really feel like this is a serious flawed downgrade i did.
Does it support apps like shareit or xender which are common in android...its easy to share files with tht
AnonD-40647, 05 Dec 2015i really like ur comment :) , am proud too i own the nokia's legacy :)Cheers :) Legendary Lumia !!!
Lumia 830 - RM984 - India
OS Version - Windows Phone 8.1 update 2
Currently using this phone for around 1 Year. Fantastic one in any terms.
Performs well as good as it looks. Zero issues.
Awesome Camera - Takes amazing pictures, in true natural colours, no over or under exposure
doesn't beautify images. looks as much natural. Sharp, detailed images taken is good to be compared
to a DSLR. Thanks to "Pureview imaging and 6 element lens , Lumia Camera App".
I am able to compete with my cousin who owns a DSLR.Low light shots are great.
Battery - Its a year old still getting minimum of 18 hrs of backup and an average of around 20 hrs.
Audio - Quality is very good. Thanks to clever position of speaker.
Selfie - Not a Selfie centric phone but Lumia Selfie app serves the purpose using rear camera for Selfies.
Video - Have taken awesome 1080p Videos with Dolby Digital Surround Capture in daylight and even on full zoom
produces great frames with good detailing.
Design: One of the gorgeous designs from NOKIA. I feel colleagues at my office going jealous. I own a Black 830.
Display: IPS LCD display makes perfect viewing angles. Thanks to Colour Profile customization which makes it vivid
as an AMOLED display. Also LCD one saves on battery as my friend owning a 730 with a smaller screen and
almost(20 mah more) same battery claims considerably less battery life than mine.
Removable Battery and Back cover - A major differentiating feature from competitors. It is always handy.
Windows 10 - Being the very first Windows Phone to receive Windows 10 Insider Preview, performed very generously
with buggy builds. Had to revert back to 8.1 because of the issues with builds. Expecting Windows 10 official Update
on December 14 2015 in 1st wave of rollout.
The older 'x20' series lumias would receive them during February 2016 in 2nd wave.
16GB Inbuilt Storage and SD Card expansion - Being a regular photographer, SD Card expansion helps me.
4:3 Aspect Ratio 9MP Images+ DNG files take almost 20MB per picture, even more when Rich Capture is ON.
This is an Option which doesn't come even on 930.
Gaming - Not a heavy gamer but love to play casual games. Installed 11 games including Asphalt 8. Performs well.
1GB RAM - More than sufficient for a non RAM hungry OS like Windows. Experience is smoother than lot of 1GB Android phones.
Should handle Windows 10 with ease.
Applications - Lot of Windows Phone users complain about the unavailability of Apps. I have all the apps that I need on the Windows Store.
I never felt like I dont have this app which I use. However the quality of apps are not as good as in Google Play Store.
Hope the situation will get solved as Windows 10 comes to normal use. I am a Windows Phone user since WP7.5 and always the App Situation
has got better from then.
Used Devices: Lumia 900,Lumia 710, Lumia 520, Samsung galaxy Ace,Lenovo tab 2
Overall Rating: 4/5
sumi, 18 Jun 2015My Nokia Lumia 830 camera looks black.how do fixt the problem?so you receive the first batch of lumia 830(with lack of quality control)... have your phone serviced by nokia care for repair... also i here that they replace it for serious camera problem....
I am fed up with not being able to copy contacts in my NOKIA 830 Windows phone. Every time I try to copy /back up my contact list i need to use this "app " or sign in to some "account".The makers were too cheap to to have a simple paper instruction manual like they use to have with NOKIA phones.Start having user guide books that explain how to do EVERYTHING on your phone or STOP making these phones.
Lors, 27 Oct 2015Right On!!!! USELESS PHONE! This phone does not keep up with technology and ATT does not care.... moreI think you don't know how to operate a smart phone.
please use phone which having keypad dear
Austin, 23 Nov 2015i love my lumia 830. it works great i love the camera on it and having your pictures and music... moreCheck online with the name "stuffcool" transperent case on amazon. I am using one and its safe to use it for sure as the phone is very slippy
i love my lumia 830. it works great i love the camera on it and having your pictures and music automatically saved to my computer is great. ive dropped it many times with no consequences to the screen (a couple scratches on the aluminum edges). my only cmplaint is the lack of available phone cases but i don't think one is needed. its tough and reliable and i would take it over an Iphone any day
I bought a brand new 830, after 1 week without even using it a crack appeared, the smoothest crack i have ever seen, i didnt drop it.
Now yesterday i dropped it from 1 meter flat on the back and it looked fine, after two minutes it almost caught on fire.
the screen turned black like ink spreading, i touched the screen and it felt so hot, you could bake an egg on it.
pulled the battery out and tried to plug it in, but the phone turns red hot within a minute of being connected to the computer.
Sounds very save, if i left it inside after it dropped it would have burned my house down.
cherry204, 12 Nov 2015Hifriends... I want to buy lumia phone.. I am big fan of NokiA... M fully confuiced to buy lu... moreComparing both the phones Lumia 830 is better in looks and camera . but the phone got some serious issues and many people are facing camera issues. So either wait for new lumia devices or take the 730.
If somebody is not sure if the phone is good...It IS. Perfect in all situations except the fact that the wats up and the viber apps is not showing their notifications from time to time, but once you restart the phone its all back to normal. The camera is much better than all Samsung and HTC phones I have had before (Last one HTC One M8).
The apps are running lets say not really fast, but smooth enough not to make you angry.
Very good choice for the price. Enjoy! :-)
I have this phone since April and the camera, oh the camera is one of the best i've ever had, compared with a Galaxy S6, it obviously takes more defined photos because of the more megapixels, but the white balance, the contrast and light is way better on the Lumia, on the other hand S6 takes better the colors (a bit overexposed) but the images look more alive. Compared with Iphone 6, it wins in every way except opturation speed and that iphone 6 has slow-mo video which is a very nice feature.
DON'T UPDATE TO WINDOWS 10 BETA. I've done this with a china rom (bought it from Amazon) and it only gave me problems. Apps constantly crashing, even the start menu and lock screen crash. More slow in every way, from opening apps to turn on and off, or even unlocking the phone. Just wait till official windows 10 come out, because the beta for China sucks.