Blackberry Fan Ed, 03 Apr 2018I have a Lumia 830, and it is one of my favorite phones. I've kept it on Windows 8.1 denim be... moreYes, this phone is the perfect size and great on 8.1, camera is good too, would still be using it if the apps I needed were still available, Android is a pretty dull OS IMO.
I have a Lumia 830, and it is one of my favorite phones. I've kept it on Windows 8.1 denim because that is a stable and mature OS (ignore Win10 Mobile). The UI is smooth and responsive, and homescreen is highly customizable. I've posted many photos of multiple sizes as tiles on the homescreen to give it a unique and fun look. Battery life is solid, battery is removable, call quality is good, and the smaller form factor is one that I prefer in this age of oversized, fragile phablets. I installed very few apps on the phone, so the poor Windows apps store doesn't bother me. I can make do mostly with what is already on the phone, and I don't use social media, either.
You'll get more OS updates on iOS. You'll have more apps on Android. Blackberry gives you a physical keyboard. But if you want a true NOKIA Lumia phone, try the 830, or 1520 (probably the best all-around Win8 phone), or 1020 (awesome camera that still holds up today).
This is by far the best phone I've had the chance to work with in regards to internal hardware components and software implementation, going from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 10, was like turning on the main light in your living room and switching off that desk lamp that could barley light the room. I found it to be by far more consistent, performing and overall better. Just the adition of IE Edge implemented makes such a HUGE difference, I can view websites in their full view or their mobile view and lag, at least when everything in the page is compatible. To all those that have issues with their camera. I've learned too many times, the hard way that backing up you're phone is a must. So, backup your data, restore to factory defaults' and download latest update for windows phone, once installed, restore again your phone (as it will use the newly downloaded and updated Windows data and remove any residue from the update process, such as temp files). After which, you can restore your data using the internet settings options. Update Facebook and any other social apps that you may have before doing any picture uploads.
Ransford, 17 Jan 2018I won't to use it but I cant when I insert sim card is request unlock code to access
When I use my camera it's says,something went wrong.
I can't use my Facebook messenger because Microsoft says they don't support the app any longer.
830 has 2 advantages, I love its camera quailty, captured quite natural photo. Second one is the speaker quality, very clear and loud, could be the one of the best out there. Sadly, the camera not working, maybe will send to repair in future.
dominoza, 14 Mar 2018 Windows 10 update fail... Any one suggest me how i update windows 10 in my Lumia 830 android ... moreMany ppl including me, Lumia 830's camera not working anymore after upgrade to win 10
Ganesh, 27 Aug 2017best ever lumia series is lumia 950 and lumia 950 xL,i am using from 1 and half year,this is t... moreNop 950 series are worst series of all lumias from start. windows 10 mobile on that devices are big fail from beginning. no wonder why does not existing anymore
Windows 10 update fail... Any one suggest me how i update windows 10 in my Lumia 830 android is best and easy too use... My L830 Windows Phone 📱 heating sometimes
David gideons, 11 Dec 2017I love my Nokia 830 but have a problem when open camera says something went wrong please help me Windows 10 anniversary update and fix the problem.....
tgunda, 21 Sep 2017I was a Nokia phone fan for abut 15 years - but not after purchasing this Lumia 830. My first ... moreActually quite a few people have had camera problems on this phone.
I don't think the built quality was as good as the Nokia 800 days.
AnonD-719556, 01 Dec 2017So So True. This phone can't even be classed as a P.O.S. Its that bad. Cant get any apps . Boa... moreWindows Phone 10 is garbage.
Window Phone 8.1 though is still good, Windows could have built on that and improved it over time but they didn't.
Obviously main problem now is no more support and not many apps left so you have to go Android.
Hey guys today we are going for android but it's no Daudet windows phone 📱 never hang I love my Nokia Lumia nice screen and camera is awesome 😄
AnonD-712364, 12 Jan 2018"Not Android level?" Seriously? All you have to do is take one look at the amateurish cartoon ... moreNews flash......
Windows phones are dead...
So witch one is better....android perhaps
I won't to use it but I cant when I insert sim card is request unlock code to access
"Not Android level?" Seriously? All you have to do is take one look at the amateurish cartoon level icons on an Android device to know that Windows phones far out class them. Stay tuned for the release of the new Microsoft Surface Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone soon.
If you have problems with this phone just reset it. Not android level but the camera is unreal.
David gideons, 11 Dec 2017I love my Nokia 830 but have a problem when open camera says something went wrong please help me the same problem appeared to me..i try a lot of efforts to troubleshoot bt it does'nt work..one day my son lounch a camera accidentally and it work until today!
airam, 29 Aug 2016my nokia 830 lumia camera didnt work.. "something went wrong" please help :'(I love my Nokia 830 but have a problem when open camera says something went wrong please help me
alfred, 19 Oct 2017Owned 2 Lumia phones with the 830 the last and what I'm writing on now. . It was the worst ph... moreSo So True. This phone can't even be classed as a P.O.S. Its that bad. Cant get any apps . Boarding pass apps for plane flights etc. Ive bought some poor products over the years but nothing compares to this absolute chunk of garbage. I wouldn't have the heart to offer this phone for free with a payed for plan to a homeless person as it would send them off the nearest bridge. I pray for a day where all Lumia owners can gather together for a final burning at the stake of this menace to modern society.