Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nokia Lumia 830: Top 5 Pros and Cons


Yesteryear’s mobile king Nokia has again brought in another new member to its very popular Lumia family, the new Lumia 830. The Finnish mobile major is really indebted to this highly successful range for resurfacing in the intense international mobile war. Though Nokia has quite recently entered the Android smartphone market, it still depends on its prowess in offering superb Microsoft Windows based phones.

The new Nokia Lumia 830 aims at reducing the price gap between the mid-ranged and high-end phones. Though its price is more on the midrange, the Lumia 830 comes with a premium look and good quality camera. It is successor to the Lumia 820, but is a big upgrade when various features and form factors are concerned.

The Nokia Lumia 830 is also the first phone to come preloaded with the company’s latest Denim software update.

While the Lumia 830 is a great new phone from Nokia, it has both good and not so good factors. Check out the top 5 Pros and Cons of this new smartphone:

Pros of Nokia Lumia 830:

  • Nokia Lumia 830 runs on the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System that comes with many advantages.
  • Lumia 830 packs in a great attractive 5.0 inch IPS LCD high capacitive touchscreen display with multiple touch capability, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a Clear Black display that is really remarkable.
  • It offers fast and smooth performance with its good hardware specs comprising of a Quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz of speed, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The smartphone comes with 16 GB internal storage and microSD card support for memory expansion of up to 128 GB.
  • It comes with a great 10 MP primary camera at the back which is highly efficient and dependable.
  • It offers premium looks with a highly stylish and sleek body, not to mention Nokia’s patent sturdy built quality. The handset is also available in the attractive color options such as orange, green, black and white.

Cons of Nokia Lumia 830:

  • Though its screen looks great, the phone offers only average screen resolution and pixel density.
    While the smartphone’s primary camera is really great and efficient, the handset comes with real puny 0.9 MP front facing camera which would not convince or impress the modern age selfie lovers.
  • The smartphone also comes with a rather inefficient 2200 mAh battery pack which is really not enough to support the large 5.0 inch display of the handset. Thus, do not expect the battery to offer great backup, though daily average usage should be handled effortlessly.
  • The phone offers pretty good hardware specs, but its average 1GB RAM is really not impressive as most mid-ranged phones come with 2 GB RAM.
  • Though the latest Windows 8.1 Operating System is great, the Windows OS based smartphones do have their own limitations and still has some way to go in order to be able to achieve the great capabilities of the quality Android phones.
Now, let us consider the new Nokia Lumia 830 and look into its various important aspects.

Build and Design

Nokia Lumia 830 cross viewNokia Lumia 830 front viewNokia Lumia 830 side view


The Nokia Lumia 830 is a patent Nokia mobile phone which boasts of great design and sturdy quality. The handset’s design is very stylish and offer a premium feel. One of the primary highlights of the Nokia Lumia 830 is its quality metal frame and very sturdy, solid built. Though the Nokia Lumia 830 is not the first Lumia model sporting a metal frame, the model takes the charm to the next level. The phone looks and feels as tough as a tanker, but is trendy and sleek to look at.

The handset comes with a removable back panel made with polycarbonate with slight curved edges for great grip. Nokia Lumia 830 is not only a good looking smartphone that also rock solid and durable. Moreover, even with its big 5 inch screen it is quite pocket-able.

Display

Nokia Lumia 830 packs in a good 5 inch IPS LCD display with 720x1280p screen resolution. Nokia's Clear Black technology is really cool and the deep black display is very impressive making the Windows Phone's dark theme really stunning. The Lumia 830's display is very bright and vivid with crisp images and texts. Though offering low resolution compared to even mid-range phones, it offers very good quality display with unnoticeable pixilation. The display is quite nicely visible even under strong sunlight and offers great viewing angles.

Software

Lumia 830 runs on the Lumia Denim which is actually the latest version Windows Phone 8.1 along with Update 1, and it also includes some of the great Nokia exclusive features. Windows Phone 8.1 is simply a notch above the previous version. It has rectified all inconsistencies of the past and is now an able contender of the smartphone platform giants like Android and iOS. Though it still might not impress the heavy smartphone users, the casual users will be fully satisfied with its performance.

Camera

The Nokia Lumia 830’s primary camera at the rear is an impressive one featuring 10MP 1/ 3.4-inch sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Zeiss lens and PureView technology. Camera offers great optical image stabilization. The camera module also packs in 6-lens optics, a true 16:9 sensor and Backside-illuminated image sensor, all of which together make of superb pictures with high detailing and great clarity. Its meager 0.9 MP front facing secondary camera will not impress the selfie fanatics, but it does the job of basic selfies and video chats.

Performance

The Nokia Lumia 830 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz supported by 1GB RAM, which are more mid-ranged, but does pretty good job. The phone has a great 16GB memory, expandable to up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.

Conclusion

The Nokia Lumia 830 with its great style, built quality, display, camera and many other plus points is definitely worth a buy, especially as it is more affordably priced at Rs. 28,799. If you are looking for a premium phone but don’t wish to burn a big hole in your pocket, then the Nokia Lumia 830 is surely a good choice.

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