Nokia and Microsoft announced the Lumia 830 during the IFA trade show in Berlin last month and, less than a month later, it’s finally getting ready to hit the market. The Lumia 830 impressed us when we first had a chance to check it out and it’s very much a budget version of the Lumia 930. Sure, it sacrifices on some of the more premium features, but we’re already looking for our wallets to place an order.
The Lumia 830 packs a large 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. That’s not the sharpest screen on the block, far from it, but it was easy to use with one hand and looked crisp enough during our brief time with the phone. It also offers 16GB of expandable storage, support for Qi wireless charging, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz that felt powerful enough running Windows Phone 8.1. Speaking of Windows Phone 8.1, you’ll find awesome features like Cortana, enhanced notifications and new customization options right out of the box. Nokia also included a 10-megapixel PureView camera which promises to take excellent photos and, with Lumia Denim, should be able to snap 4K video at 24fps.
The Lumia 830 will start shipping this week in orange, white, green and black. Nokia has a suggested retail price of €330 but hasn’t announced U.S. pricing yet.