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Lumia 830 Review, Gaming, Benchmarks, Camera and Verdict

Lumia 830 is a great entry of windows phone in affordable segment but with a difference like great built quality, awesome rear camera and decent hardware specifications. In this review we will tell you whether its worth the money you spend on lumia 830.


Lumia 830 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Lumia 830 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305 GPU
  • RAM: 1 Gb
  • Software Version: Windows Phone 8.1 Update  
  • Camera: 10 MP AF camera
  • Secondary Camera: 0.9 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB with 13 GB user available.
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 128GB
  • Battery: 2200 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – No, LED Indicator – No
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and motion detector sensor

Box Contents

Not Known Yet. ( Should be Handset, Battery, In ear headphones, user manuals, USB Charger ) etc

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Lumia 830 totally stand out in terms of design and form factor as it looks different from other smartphones which we have seen recently. It has a metal frame which hold the phone together and you get polycarbonate plastic back cover, it resembles the design of Lumia 925 but looks different as the edges are flat on this as compared to the rounded edges on Lumia 925. It weigh around 150 grams and has a thickness of 8.5 mm which makes it fairly thin and decent in terms of weight compared to other 5 inch phones. You can easily carry it around and put it in any pocket its not too big or too small for entertainment and for productivity.


Camera Performance

The rear 10 MP camera has carl zeiss optics and also have optical image stabilization. Rear camera can give some great photos in day light and low performance is also better than some androids with 13 MP shooters. The front camera is 0.9 megapixels which could have been slightly higher but still it can take decent selfie and can also record at 720p, however the rear camera can shoot HD video at 720p and 1080p at 30 fps.

Camera Samples


Lumia 830 Camera Video Sample

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

Lumia 830 features an IPS 5 Inch LCD capacitive touchscreen which has good pixel density which does not make things go pixelated and it has corning gorilla glass 3 protection. Display Sunlight visibility good as well but viewing angles are best on this device with curved display glass on the edges which does help at times to view the screen easily from different wide viewing angles. In built memory of the device is 16 GB out of which around 13 GB approx is available to the user and you have an SD card slot where you can insert a memory card upto 128 Gb max. You can also install apps on SD card on this phone. Battery backup is of the best thing as it can easily give you around 1 day of battery backup with basic to moderate usage. On continuous use if you are playing heavy graphic game or watching a  movie or video it will give you around 5-6 hours of backup with full charge.


Software and Gaming

The software is the latest version of windows phone i.e windows phone 8.1 update which is also called Denim Update which comes with new features like Live Folders, Apps Corner etc. Gaming performance of the Lumia 830 is pretty good as it can play casual games like subway surfer and Temple Run 2. We also played heavy games like Asphalt 8 and it played fine on the device without any graphic or audio lag. It supports around 10 point multi touch.

Lumia 830 Gaming Review [Video]

Sound, Video and Navigation

In terms of sound it’s a great device as the loudspeaker is fairly loud and works even when device is lying flat on its back as loudspeaker does not get blocked when you place it on a table while watching a video or movie. You can play HD video both at 720p and 1080p without any audio or video sync issues. You can use Here maps and Here drive+ for navigation and both of these apps are pretty accurate and works even indoors to lock GPS coordinates.

Lumia 830 Photo Gallery


What We Liked

  • Great Built Quality
  • Good Rear Camera Performance
  • Fluid User Interface

What We Did Not Liked

  • Front Camera Could Have Been Higher in Megapixels (But it takes decent if not great selfie)

Conclusion and Price

Lumia 830 has been launched in India for a Rs. 28,799 y. It’s a great offering considering the hardware and software combined together as the physical build quality of this phone is one of the best you can get at this price and the denim update which comes preinstalled on this phone which brings new features on windows phone user interface. In all we can say that we did not find anything bad on this phone but the front camera could have been better but still its not a deal breaker.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.