No i had used it with the pre-installed windows 8.1 gdr1. And got this camera issue. And i had searched microsoft support forums for getting help to resolve the issue.And came to know that some phones got this issue and it cannot be resolved with recovery tool by ourselves and the only solution is giving it to Nokia care. For some users they have flashed the firmware from Nokia care and got it resolved.
Upon this knowledge i had visited a nokia care and to be frank this is the worst thing coz i had almost wasted 4 hours there. But the end result was really annoying , they told firmware flashing doesn't solve the problem and it needs the camera module to be replaced and which will take another 14 working days. And also since i bought the device from abroad i cannot claim the free service warranty in India. so to will cost me 180$ to get it repaired.
Then after contacting many users with same issue i came to know that this some common problem with L830 and they discontinued the model. For some people even after changing the camera module the new official gdr2 update made the camera to crash.
That's why i thought to send the device back to Dubai and get rid of this mess. I was an Android user for past years and this was the first WP experience and got the worst.
Frankly speaking WP still not feeling complete.
1.No good email client (gmail user), cannot attach the file like gmail app in android. Its really half baked .
3.Official applications are good for nothing.i think they released just for the sake of....
2.Worst music player.
3.Browsing is worse in most sites.
4.No application lock facility is available like in android.
5. That time there was no Wifi sender like XENDER( But now i think they released for WP)
6.Don't have a good file manger...etc.etc....
Like wise many useful and good features are not there in Windows it still feels like a beta OS to me.
Good things are
Live tiles are okay.(Not wonderful like what others reviewed)
only good applications are mytube,tubecast and Rudy's apps (6tag, etc...)
1.Camera ( in my case that too failed )
2.no lag only because of good transition effect.
3.No heating issues on daily usage but phone will get red hot upon connected to a wall charger.
4.Wireless charging, swap-able backcover and mmc support.
In my case am waiting for the next windows flagship to see anything really got changed or still they are giving only high hopes to customers without any good thing. if its the same then i am going for iphone 6 plus s or note 5.
No hard feelings to WP fans , This is what i felt upon using wp for several months.
AnonD-89006, 19 Aug 2015If you are into windows Phone then take L730 . I am from India and used a Lumia 830 bought fr... moresorry my friend.i have another question.did your camera problem occured after you updated the phone or what?sorry again.
Achilles, 19 Aug 2015R u really using a 4g airtel sim coz Lumia 830 is not listed in supported handset list on airt... moreI dont know about the listings in Airtel Site.
When after an update from Microsoft it showed 4G. I just ordered a 4G SIM online and they delivered free of cost to my home, followed the steps to activate 4G and it got activated within 15mis. Now it shows 4G network. But Battery drains off by 6 hours when in 4G mode.
Its 9 months use now...everything works flawless...great phone. 4G works quiet excellent
Gotikang3l, 15 Aug 2015Does the Microsoft windows camera on this device offers the "tap anywhere on the screen t... moreNyc phne microsoft should work on its applications now other than that the phne is awesome
shuv, 11 Aug 2015suchi1234 i will suggest you nt to upgrade your ph to 10 ..... its nt going to help to fix up ... morek thanks buddy..
in addition to that. today I went to a arcade to get a phone. there was Lumia 830 too. in that phone also have the camera problem. I ask them why is that. they said that will fix by a update by them. However they said that it is small problem.
So buddies who have that problem, contact the customer case service center. I think they will fix your problem.
By the I went there to buy Lumia 735.
Hope this will help you :)
cheers ! :)
Nokiafan, 14 Aug 2015Bought Lumia 830 in Feb. Never faced any problem till now. Had a latest update a month ago, no... moreR u really using a 4g airtel sim coz Lumia 830 is not listed in supported handset list on airtel website..then how did u do it..plzzzzzz advice..
This Nokia Lumia 830 is the best phone so far camera is great and games also have been play very well In this device .And yes there is a little bit problem in software but it"s not a very big problem of this phone . sometimes update of your phone this update version is not support any App or games or any camera problem. only update period of time . windows 8.1 version (original Version )is great for this phone .
louie, 19 Aug 2015thank you my friend.what smartphone do you suggest me then?preferly windows phone.can I ask wh... moreIf you are into windows Phone then take L730 . I am from India and used a Lumia 830 bought from Dubai. After 2 months of usage me also faced the plaguing camera issue but luckily my seller refunded the whole money instead of a replacement.
AnonD-89006, 19 Aug 2015Hi Louie, This phone is a Disaster. Please dont waste your money. It got serious camera iss... morethank you my friend.what smartphone do you suggest me then?preferly windows phone.can I ask where you are from and what rm your phone is?
louie, 18 Aug 2015hey guys.i read your comments and now I have a little doubt to buy this phone because of camer... moreHi Louie,
This phone is a Disaster. Please dont waste your money. It got serious camera issues and even Microsoft stopped the production for Lumia 830.
hey guys.i read your comments and now I have a little doubt to buy this phone because of camera problems.something else;this phone is not gonna be produced no longer.i am afraid of this too.please guide me.thanks.
got update 3. after that while using my phone get restarted. solution plz
2nd time camera problem something went wrong.i give it to service center.
Plz tell me about any hanging problem face in lumia 83?? N its camera is lower to 640xl but how its pics clearity..
n thanks to give me advise about the phones..
AnonD-429928, 15 Aug 2015I want purches a lumia mobile so plz advise me which phone is best for me as a student lumia 8... moreIndeed, Lumia 830, faster, better screen resolution, better touch, better camera, better material, fancy look