It's been a month with my lumia 830. I haven't upgraded it to win10, and I don't plan do that unless it is absolutely necessary. I think I got all the apps I need and want on my phone, and I didn't spend a dime. Pretty happy my wife got me this phone. I don't see why people complain about the lack of apps available. There are the essential apps and more on the store for free that works great without ads, and there's also myappfree too. Perhaps the only app I miss here is a good manual video and photo editor. The ones you can find are worse than the symbian editors. But then again, the camera is awesome, tinkering makes photos look worse. If you have chosen windows phone then you probably did it for a reason. It is simple, solid, and smooth, and very very reliable.
Ned , 30 Jan 2017Hello guys, I'd like to know who's running Windows 10 on this phone If it's the anniversary ... moreThere isn't much difference in terms of battery back up, as far as window 10 mobile, if u want better graphics, UI, looks, and few more features than go for it.. it's gud enough to use... But in many areas I still preferred window phone 8.1, like, in windows 10 mobile they removed all these features like FM radio, inbuilt podcast, social app (FB, tweeter, LinkedIn) integration on people hub, weather on glance screen, and still in comparison to 8.1, window 10 mobile lagging, app supports isn't as expected... It's up to ur preference, many people are happy with windows 10 mobile...
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2017I'm thinking to buy this phone (used) and im in doubt. Is there any hardware within issues? On... moreNo don't, as Microsoft isn't putting much effort on windows 10 mobile, still it's full of bugs, like lock screen security, one drive pin password, calendar update on start screen, mail synchronisation and many more, who's know how long will it take to fix, and there is no meaning to stay on 8.1, it's too out dated in terms of functionality, UI, and latest technology like volte supports, or other 4G band supports, as Microsoft cleared they stop working on 8.1, for phone and pc both, not only for better experience but also for better communication channel u should be on windows 10...
Personally I see I very bright future for Microsoft the the kind of innovative things they are trying to implement, but for now, specially for mobile platforms I don't see much benefit for customers point of view, bcz users want more accessibility, with better functionality, better UI, and in these areas still a very long way to go for Microsoft... Developer also leaving behind bcz of very minimal market share by window 10 or 8.1 mobile...
Ned , 30 Jan 2017Hello guys,
I'd like to know who's running Windows 10 on this phone
If it's the anniversary ... moreIn my personal experience, the Nokia Lumia 830 just does not have the proper hardware to handle Windows 10 Mobile (Regardless of build/version). With Windows 10 Mobile installed on the 830, the phone becomes extremely laggy/slow and it is plagued with constant crashing of system critical functions.
I'm not talking about like the Facebook App, I'm talking about actual System Apps/functions/whatever you want to call them. For example, the Phone App/Function began "freezing"/"locking-up" the OS mid-call, which would make you lose the call and then have to do a battery pull to just get the phone to restart.
This was not related to "User Error", I have a lot of experience with/knowledge of Windows Mobile OS Devices/Platforms, so trust me when I say, it was solely related to the Hardware not being able to handle the OS - To clarify, the System Resources like the RAM/Processor/etc. could barely handle the load placed on them when just running the basic functions required for the W10 Mobile OS to run.
The minute you started running an app that needed significant resources to run or attempted to use a system function, the 830 would start to literally crash and burn...God-forbid you have like 2 or 3 apps going at once...The phone would probably go all "Samsung Note" on your ass...
You don't have to be Bill Gates to know that when supposed software/OS "patches" and updates do not resolve the problem, or in the case of this phone with Windows 10 Mobile on it, the "fixes" cause even more issues/crashes/etc, there is something else going on. Again, this is only one example of the multiple, multiple issues with what I consider "System Critical" that have continued to plague the 830 since the update to W10 Mobile.
Long story short, I guess, the Lumia 830 is a great phone, until you update to W10 Mobile - which makes the 830 essentially so unstable that it almost becomes completely unusable.
To drive the point home, I finally got fed-up with W10 and my 830, so I went out and purchased a Microsoft Lumia 950 (Don't buy the XL, trust me, the big screen isn't worth the headaches that the "liquid" cooling system can cause).
The Lumia 950 is not as aesthetically pleasing as the 830 (or any of the Nokia Lumia's for that matter), and it also feels "cheap" because it is basically all plastic, but what a difference in terms of the phone/hardware actually being able to run/handle W10 Mobile.
The phone isn't without it's little glitches here or there, but what Windows Operating System have you ever used that didn't do some weird shit every once and awhile??? Lol. However, for the most part, W10 Mobile OS, with the proper hardware (basically only the Lumia 950 at this point) is in my opinion the BEST mobile software out there - Everything is so seamless and it is simple, but fun to use if you want it to be, or you can dive deeper if that's what gets your rocks off.
Since really getting used to W10 Mobile OS on the 950, I can't even stand to touch an Android or Apple device...God I hate all the clutter on those damn phone...Again, W10 Mobile is neat and organized and really user friendly, etc. Just don't put it on the 830. Stick with the 950, or if you don't want to spend the big bucks on it, get a refurbished 1520
Now if we could only figure out something to do about the app store and the conflicts with app developers....
Hopefully this info helps you out with your decision!
I'd like to know who's running Windows 10 on this phone
If it's the anniversary update
If not then which build?
How it is compared to Windows 8.1 interms of battery life and performing everyday tasks
I'm thinking to buy this phone (used) and im in doubt. Is there any hardware within issues? On what should I be aware when buy this phone? If the win8.1 or win10 is making trouble, can I change on my own?
Can anyone tell me plz, previously there were social apps integration on people hub, like fb, tweeter, linked in... Of course in windows phone 8.1
I'm facing issues there, it seems like no new news or feeds are getting refreshed... Any solution or anyone else facing so...???
I have one too, good battery life in wp 8.1, premium design, look at its specs, dolby audio, pure view , carl zeiss lense, wow.
Still going strong in 2017. amazing battery life (with battery saver around 3 days)
the only dowside is the 1gb ram but yeah its a great budget phone. can be had for around £35-£45 from ebay
Great phone. mine came with no wireless charging back panel for some reason :(
AnonD-629564, 07 Jan 2017I have unlock Lumia 830 RM-985 means purchased from Canada and using in India with Jio sim. i ... morei also bought Nokia 640 xl from Qatar. When I come here I upgrade it to window 10amd it works great. My phone is unlocked too
I have unlock Lumia 830 RM-985 means purchased from Canada and using in India with Jio sim. i am on WP8.1 and want to upgrade to WP10. i installed the Upgrade advisor and it showed that "wp10 upgrade is available to install on your phone".
1. Can i upgrade to WP10?
2. Any chance of phone dead because i have unlock Canadian and using Indian sim?
3. If NO then tell me how to upgrade?
it is my ist window phone thats why i am afraid because it is different from Android system.
Gee, 05 Jan 2017I just buy this phone. Why the camera can't detect? Try update the OS 1st, or download camera apps. if dont works, then send back to seller
I using this phone, and its the great win phone with all in it :) Sadly that nokia goes on android in future, bicause android is lag and slow software for buisness. That day when i jump from android on windows is a god bless day :) :) thanks
AnonD-626451, 30 Dec 2016Asking how many days the battery last long...The battery backup on win 8.1 is good, normal use can last for 1 day