Review of affordable flagship Windows Phone - Lumia 830 RM-984

The current flagship of the Windows Phone line is the Lumia 930, it has no direct competitors from other manufacturers, direct competitors here mean devices on the same platform. At the same time, this model opposes all top-end devices - both on Android and individual iPhones. Sales of Lumia 930 from the first days were record low for Nokia and now Microsoft. This is a common situation for the Windows Phone platform, each subsequent flagship is sold noticeably worse than the previous ones. The paradox of the situation is that each platform has a certain credibility on the part of consumers, especially when the capabilities of the platform are unknown - people buy such devices for testing. The first generation of Windows Phone was unsuccessful, but aggressive marketing pushed sales, plus the fact that Nokia's loyal audience remained at a high level. Then followed the transition to Windows Phone 8, in fact, the release of a new version of the platform. This supported sales, then stagnation began, and by the release of Lumia 930 we are already seeing a decline.

Therefore, the model number 830 at Microsoft was slightly repositioned at the time of the announcement in September 2014. This device was called an affordable flagship in Berlin, hinting that it offers similar features to the Lumia 930, but for less money. We see a similar approach with other manufacturers - usually these are models with the Mini prefix - HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S5 and so on. The problem is that in Android-smartphones, this positioning also means a strong difference in cost - about a third less. For Microsoft, losing billions of dollars on Windows Phone, it is necessary to try to make money, so reducing the price to such levels is impossible - if the Lumia 930 costs 25,000 rubles, then the 830 comes out at 20,000 rubles. The difference is not as big as in the Android world, but the differences in functionality are de facto similar. You can, of course, remember that most Android flagships cost about 30,000 rubles at the start, and then it turns out that the 930th is cheaper, and the 830th is quite at the level of models with the Mini prefix. But given the lower functionality, the lower demand for such devices on the market, we can say that the difference should remain at a comparable level.

The positioning of Windows Phone does not change in any way in terms of the 830th model, this is a small niche of platform fans who, for some reason, did not buy the 930th model, but want a device similar in appearance. In the mass market, the affordable flagship Lumia 830 has no chance, the company is well aware of this and therefore they are trying to use the few tools that they have. For example, Svyaznoy has a promotion where you can buy a Lumia 830 and return it if you don't like it (not earlier than one week, not later than two weeks). It's a desperate attempt to push consumers into choosing this device, an attempt to attract a new audience that doesn't need a Windows Phone. The promo is interesting, but it is unlikely to affect sales in any way, the first data show that the 830 model turned out to be even less in demand than the 930 in the first weeks. This suggests that the affordable flagship turned out to be a very niche device, and this is perhaps its only serious plus.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this device is easy to confuse with the Lumia 930, the same metal frame, glass covering the screen, and a set of bright colors. The colors available are orange, green, white and black.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

The metal frame of the case is always silver, in black it is painted over - this phone is completely black. In all other variants, the front panel is black, only the back of the case is different. It has a matte-colored plastic, I chose an orange device, it is bright and fits well with the summer mood. The matte coating quickly begins to rub and shine, small dirt also appears in the pockets, it leaves marks on the case. They are easy to erase - other devices with such plastic behaved similarly, there is nothing nightmarish or critical in this, the peculiarity of such a coating.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

Unlike the Lumia 930, this device has a collapsible case, the back panel can be removed. This does not affect the build quality, structural strength and well proves that the fashion for monoblock solutions, which has gone since the iPhone, is not at all so good and necessary. It's a pity that Nokia decided to realize this so late.

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The dimensions of the phone are 139.4x70.7x8.5 mm, weight - 150 grams (Lumia 930 - 137x71x9.8 mm, weight - 167 grams). In the hand, the device should be tried before buying, just like the Lumia 930 - someone likes it, someone thinks that the frame crashes into the hand - completely similar impressions.

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Compared to Nokia Lumia 930

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Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

I like that the protective glass of the screen is rounded to the edges, that is, there are no frames. Someone, on the contrary, wants a protruding frame so that you can put the phone face down on the table and it does not touch the surface. In this device, everything is exactly the opposite, it will glide perfectly on any surface, you need to put it on the back.

On the right side there is a paired volume rocker, an on/off button, and a camera key, for which I must say special thanks to Nokia. The microUSB connector is located on the top end, there is also a 3.5 mm headset jack (it is not included in the kit, they save on this too).

There is a front camera on the front panel, it can be used for video calls, right there is a proximity sensor, light sensor. Below the screen are three traditional touch keys.

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Inside the case there is a slot for a nanoSIM card, as well as a memory card.

Display

If the Lumia 930 has a 5-inch Full HD screen, then the diagonal is retained, but the resolution is lowered - 1280x720 pixels. The number of dots per inch is 296 (441 in the 930th), the screen itself is made using IPS technology, a polarizing layer has been added to it for better behavior in the sun (ClearBlack). The aspect ratio is 16:9, which is also typical. But this is not an AMOLED screen, as in the 930th model, a cheaper matrix, although in terms of picture you will not see much difference.

The device has a proximity sensor, as well as a light sensor. Unfortunately, the brightness can only be adjusted in three positions (low, medium and high). Unlike all other smartphones and systems, there is a limitation of Windows Phone.

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For an undemanding buyer, such a screen will come in handy. This is a good, solid average. Without special requests and opportunities.

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 2200 mAh (BV-L4A), it is capable, according to the manufacturer, of providing up to 12.9 hours of talk time in 2G, 14.8 hours in 3G, as well as a standby time of up to 22 days. Maximum music playback time - up to 78 hours, video - up to 10 hours, on the network via 3G - up to 11 hours, via Wi-Fi - up to 14 hours.

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With a slightly lower battery capacity than in the Lumia 930, most of the parameters have grown by 10-15 percent, this is due to the influence of a less voracious chipset. In real life, it is difficult to see this difference, the devices work for about the same time.

For example, two days of work with mail synchronization (a little mail every hour), minimal use of other functions - 15 minutes of calls, a dozen SMS are quite achievable.

Simply with a SIM card installed, in the absence of synchronization or any activity, the device consumes battery power at a rate of about 4.5 percent per hour. As you understand, when using the phone, this speed increases. If the Lumia 930 was achievable for three days of work without activities, then here it is almost impossible.

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With active use, the device will work for only one day, from morning to evening. If you need a device for calls and SMS, then this model will be quite good in terms of operating time, but not in terms of cost. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours (with a standard charger from the kit). It is curious that most Lumia have similar characteristics in terms of battery life, apparently, the company deliberately achieves such results.

HD video playback time is about 7.5 hours, not too short, but clearly less than other flagships (Galaxy S5 plays about 10.5 hours the same file with similar settings).

The device has built-in Qi wireless charging, with its help it will take much longer to charge the phone.

Memory, memory cards, hardware platform and performance

The amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which about 9.23 GB is free for the user (3.6 GB is occupied by system applications and pre-installed content). Memory cards are supported up to 128 GB. In the OneDrive cloud service, the user gets 15 GB of space.

The amount of RAM is 1 GB (2 GB in Lumia 930), which is enough for most applications and games that exist for Windows Phone today.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside, the quad-core processor has a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz per core. In fact, it uses the same chipset as the more budget Lumia 630.

I have no complaints about how this device works - everything is at a good level, there are no brakes.

Fans of synthetic tests and virtual parrots can look at the results for this model below.

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Communications

Standard set of protocols - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (no LE support) - full set of standard profiles, WCDMA - 900/2100 MHz. As you can see, the device cannot boast of anything special or unusual.

Camera

Resolution 10 megapixels, you can not choose smaller photos, while the matrix is ​​1/3.4 inch, f 2.2. Formally, it should play the same Lumia 930, in practice, the photos come out more lively than in a real flagship, they are brighter, more saturated, the exposure is worked out at night and more details are visible.

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Посмотрите на сравнение фотографий с Lumia 930.

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All proprietary Nokia image manipulation utilities have been added to the phone - you take pictures in Nokia Camera, which has a familiar interface from other models.

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There are also "animated photos", when several pictures are taken and an animated picture is assembled from them, panorama mode, focus change (foreground and background), Nokia Stories (a sort of photo diary creation option). The built-in Creative Studio editor is quite advanced, but nothing worth a separate description.

Video recording is supported in FullHD format at 30 frames per second. Everything is quite simple, no additional features are provided.

For comparison, sample videos from Nokia Lumia 930:

Software - Windows Phone 8.1

Another device on Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately, the set of changes compared to the 8th one is rather insignificant, they are cosmetic in nature and do not affect the perception of the platform globally. This is work on mistakes and shortcomings, which, moreover, is poorly done. For example, a drop-down curtain cannot be closed, as in Android, by tapping anywhere. It must be pulled by the disclosure icon - this is terribly inconvenient. Nowhere, except for Windows Phone, this is not implemented so crookedly. The innovations of the system are described in detail in the review of Windows Phone 8.1, I see no reason to repeat myself - everything is standard here.

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This model is one of the first with the proprietary Lumia Denim package, it added 4K video recording (not available due to camera limitations in the 830th model), the Nokia Camera application was slightly updated, it became possible to show the weather on the lock screen. You can combine tiles into daddies on the start screen! The alarm clock now has the ability to set the time for Snooze! And finally, for the US, they added the ability to launch the Cortana voice assistant from standby mode (it also does not work in the 830th!). To say that I'm amazed is to underestimate the power of this update, which makes Nokia phones simply incomparable in relation to anything that exists in our universe. But seriously, it's impossible to look at the speed of updating the platform without tears - a teaspoonful of functionality is added per hour, which is standard for almost all platforms without exception and appeared a long time ago.

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From the point of view of multimedia, this device is a good music player, it supports the following formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF. It's a pity, but there is no talk of full support for all lossless formats, although it is implemented in other systems. The built-in FM radio is traditional, it has no special features.

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For video, the number of supported formats is also small: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV. For some, this will be enough, but out of the box I would like to see a larger number.

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Impressions

In terms of the quality of sound transmission during a call, this is a standard solution from Nokia, not bad, but not good either - the usual one. It uses two microphones, just like the 930, but there were also two additional microphones for the camera, they are missing here. The quality of the speaker is slightly worse than in the 930th, where I did not like it, wheezing at maximum volume, did not have a large volume margin. Everything is a little worse here. The vibrating alert remained quiet, you are guaranteed to miss it. Perhaps, it is in this aspect that the latest Lumia are frustrating, they could be recommended as touch phones for calls - but it is this part that is poorly organized, moreover, due to hardware limitations, savings on components.

Unfortunately, we have reached the point where Lumia begins to compete only with other Lumia - it is impossible to seriously compare these devices with other platforms. Microsoft has been able to build a very small, niche market in which its own products are struggling - other companies do not even try to compete with them due to the fact that the benefits are minimal - there are no consumers.

But if you suddenly really want to buy a device on Windows Phone, then you should not seriously consider the Lumia 830 - the sound quality is worse than in the 930th model, the only plus is support for memory cards, but indecently small amount of available memory. The screen is simpler, but the latter, perhaps, you just won't notice. In a word, whatever one may say, but the affordable flagship turned out to be very budgetary, and it is sold for a lot of money.

The cost of Lumia 830 is 20 thousand rubles, the price of Lumia 930 is 25 thousand rubles. If you are completely exhausted and want to try Windows Phone, then you can buy Lumia 630 - spend 6,000 rubles on a model with average and non-competitive characteristics on the market, but you will understand what Windows Phone is.

As the owners of the Lumia 920 note, they do not see any point in switching to the 830 model, since these are practically the same devices (I remind you that the 920 came out two years ago). They have the same screen resolution, the new device has a larger diagonal, the old one has 4.5 inches. The resolution of the cameras is comparable, the pictures are better on the Lumia 920. Of the real advantages - only support for memory cards in the 830th. I think that such a comparison describes the speed with which the Windows Phone platform is developing very well. The two-year-old device, which did not differ much in positioning, has almost the same characteristics as today's affordable flagship. At this time, Android devices have made the leap to completely different functionality and capabilities, but Microsoft, please don't talk about it.

You can see the SAR value in the picture below (Russian values ​​are given).

Review of affordable flagship Windows Phone - Lumia 830 RM-984

The current flagship of the Windows Phone line is the Lumia 930, it has no direct competitors from other manufacturers, direct competitors here mean devices on the same platform. At the same time, this model opposes all top-end devices - both on Android and individual iPhones. Sales of Lumia 930 from the first days were record low for Nokia and now Microsoft. This is a common situation for the Windows Phone platform, each subsequent flagship is sold noticeably worse than the previous ones. The paradox of the situation is that each platform has a certain credibility on the part of consumers, especially when the capabilities of the platform are unknown - people buy such devices for testing. The first generation of Windows Phone was unsuccessful, but aggressive marketing pushed sales, plus the fact that Nokia's loyal audience remained at a high level. Then followed the transition to Windows Phone 8, in fact, the release of a new version of the platform. This supported sales, then stagnation began, and by the release of Lumia 930 we are already seeing a decline.

Therefore, the model number 830 at Microsoft was slightly repositioned at the time of the announcement in September 2014. This device was called an affordable flagship in Berlin, hinting that it offers similar features to the Lumia 930, but for less money. We see a similar approach with other manufacturers - usually these are models with the Mini prefix - HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S5 and so on. The problem is that in Android-smartphones, this positioning also means a strong difference in cost - about a third less. For Microsoft, losing billions of dollars on Windows Phone, it is necessary to try to make money, so reducing the price to such levels is impossible - if the Lumia 930 costs 25,000 rubles, then the 830 comes out at 20,000 rubles. The difference is not as big as in the Android world, but the differences in functionality are de facto similar. You can, of course, remember that most Android flagships cost about 30,000 rubles at the start, and then it turns out that the 930th is cheaper, and the 830th is quite at the level of models with the Mini prefix. But given the lower functionality, the lower demand for such devices on the market, we can say that the difference should remain at a comparable level.

The positioning of Windows Phone does not change in any way in terms of the 830th model, this is a small niche of platform fans who, for some reason, did not buy the 930th model, but want a device similar in appearance. In the mass market, the affordable flagship Lumia 830 has no chance, the company is well aware of this and therefore they are trying to use the few tools that they have. For example, Svyaznoy has a promotion where you can buy a Lumia 830 and return it if you don't like it (not earlier than one week, not later than two weeks). It's a desperate attempt to push consumers into choosing this device, an attempt to attract a new audience that doesn't need a Windows Phone. The promo is interesting, but it is unlikely to affect sales in any way, the first data show that the 830 model turned out to be even less in demand than the 930 in the first weeks. This suggests that the affordable flagship turned out to be a very niche device, and this is perhaps its only serious plus.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this device is easy to confuse with the Lumia 930, the same metal frame, glass covering the screen, and a set of bright colors. The colors available are orange, green, white and black.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

The metal frame of the case is always silver, in black it is painted over - this phone is completely black. In all other variants, the front panel is black, only the back of the case is different. It has a matte-colored plastic, I chose an orange device, it is bright and fits well with the summer mood. The matte coating quickly begins to rub and shine, small dirt also appears in the pockets, it leaves marks on the case. They are easy to erase - other devices with such plastic behaved similarly, there is nothing nightmarish or critical in this, the peculiarity of such a coating.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

Unlike the Lumia 930, this device has a collapsible case, the back panel can be removed. This does not affect the build quality, structural strength and well proves that the fashion for monoblock solutions, which has gone since the iPhone, is not at all so good and necessary. It's a pity that Nokia decided to realize this so late.

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The dimensions of the phone are 139.4x70.7x8.5 mm, weight - 150 grams (Lumia 930 - 137x71x9.8 mm, weight - 167 grams). In the hand, the device should be tried before buying, just like the Lumia 930 - someone likes it, someone thinks that the frame crashes into the hand - completely similar impressions.

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Compared to Nokia Lumia 930

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Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

I like that the protective glass of the screen is rounded to the edges, that is, there are no frames. Someone, on the contrary, wants a protruding frame so that you can put the phone face down on the table and it does not touch the surface. In this device, everything is exactly the opposite, it will glide perfectly on any surface, you need to put it on the back.

On the right side there is a paired volume rocker, an on/off button, and a camera key, for which I must say special thanks to Nokia. The microUSB connector is located on the top end, there is also a 3.5 mm headset jack (it is not included in the kit, they save on this too).

There is a front camera on the front panel, it can be used for video calls, right there is a proximity sensor, light sensor. Below the screen are three traditional touch keys.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

Inside the case there is a slot for a nanoSIM card, as well as a memory card.

Display

If the Lumia 930 has a 5-inch Full HD screen, then the diagonal is retained, but the resolution is lowered - 1280x720 pixels. The number of dots per inch is 296 (441 in the 930th), the screen itself is made using IPS technology, a polarizing layer has been added to it for better behavior in the sun (ClearBlack). The aspect ratio is 16:9, which is also typical. But this is not an AMOLED screen, as in the 930th model, a cheaper matrix, although in terms of picture you will not see much difference.

The device has a proximity sensor, as well as a light sensor. Unfortunately, the brightness can only be adjusted in three positions (low, medium and high). Unlike all other smartphones and systems, there is a limitation of Windows Phone.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

For an undemanding buyer, such a screen will come in handy. This is a good, solid average. Without special requests and opportunities.

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 2200 mAh (BV-L4A), it is capable, according to the manufacturer, of providing up to 12.9 hours of talk time in 2G, 14.8 hours in 3G, as well as a standby time of up to 22 days. Maximum music playback time - up to 78 hours, video - up to 10 hours, on the network via 3G - up to 11 hours, via Wi-Fi - up to 14 hours.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

With a slightly lower battery capacity than in the Lumia 930, most of the parameters have grown by 10-15 percent, this is due to the influence of a less voracious chipset. In real life, it is difficult to see this difference, the devices work for about the same time.

For example, two days of work with mail synchronization (a little mail every hour), minimal use of other functions - 15 minutes of calls, a dozen SMS are quite achievable.

Simply with a SIM card installed, in the absence of synchronization or any activity, the device consumes battery power at a rate of about 4.5 percent per hour. As you understand, when using the phone, this speed increases. If the Lumia 930 was achievable for three days of work without activity, then here it is almost impossible.

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With active use, the device will work for only one day, from morning to evening. If you need a device for calls and SMS, then this model will be quite good in terms of operating time, but not in terms of cost. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours (with a standard charger from the kit). It is curious that most Lumia have similar characteristics in terms of battery life, apparently, the company deliberately achieves such results.

HD video playback time is about 7.5 hours, not too short, but clearly less than other flagships (Galaxy S5 plays about 10.5 hours the same file with similar settings).

The device has built-in Qi wireless charging, with its help it will take much longer to charge the phone.

Memory, memory cards, hardware platform and performance

The amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which about 9.23 GB is free for the user (3.6 GB is occupied by system applications and pre-installed content). Memory cards are supported up to 128 GB. In the OneDrive cloud service, the user gets 15 GB of space.

The amount of RAM is 1 GB (2 GB in Lumia 930), which is enough for most applications and games that exist for Windows Phone today.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside, the quad-core processor has a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz per core. In fact, it uses the same chipset as the more budget Lumia 630.

I have no complaints about how this device works - everything is at a good level, there are no brakes.

Fans of synthetic tests and virtual parrots can look at the results for this model below.

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Communications

Standard set of protocols - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (no LE support) - full set of standard profiles, WCDMA - 900/2100 MHz. As you can see, the device cannot boast of anything special or unusual.

Camera

Resolution 10 megapixels, you can not choose smaller photos, while the matrix is ​​1/3.4 inch, f 2.2. Formally, it should play the same Lumia 930, in practice, the photos come out more lively than in a real flagship, they are brighter, more saturated, the exposure is worked out at night and more details are visible.

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Посмотрите на сравнение фотографий с Lumia 930.

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All proprietary Nokia image manipulation utilities have been added to the phone - you take pictures in Nokia Camera, which has a familiar interface from other models.

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There are also "animated photos", when several pictures are taken and an animated picture is assembled from them, panorama mode, focus change (foreground and background), Nokia Stories (a sort of photo diary creation option). The built-in Creative Studio editor is quite advanced, but nothing worth a separate description.

Video recording is supported in FullHD format at 30 frames per second. Everything is quite simple, no additional features are provided.

For comparison, sample videos from Nokia Lumia 930:

Software - Windows Phone 8.1

Another device on Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately, the set of changes compared to the 8th one is rather insignificant, they are cosmetic in nature and do not affect the perception of the platform globally. This is work on mistakes and shortcomings, which, moreover, is poorly done. For example, a drop-down curtain cannot be closed, as in Android, by tapping anywhere. It must be pulled by the disclosure icon - this is terribly inconvenient. Nowhere, except for Windows Phone, this is not implemented so crookedly. The innovations of the system are described in detail in the review of Windows Phone 8.1, I see no reason to repeat myself - everything is standard here.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

This model is one of the first with the proprietary Lumia Denim package, it added 4K video recording (not available due to camera limitations in the 830th model), the Nokia Camera application was slightly updated, it became possible to show the weather on the lock screen. You can combine tiles into daddies on the start screen! The alarm clock now has the ability to set the time for Snooze! And finally, for the US, they added the ability to launch the Cortana voice assistant from standby mode (it also does not work in the 830th!). To say that I'm amazed is to underestimate the power of this update, which makes Nokia phones simply incomparable in relation to anything that exists in our universe. But seriously, it's impossible to look at the speed of updating the platform without tears - a teaspoonful of functionality is added per hour, which is standard for almost all platforms without exception and appeared a long time ago.

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From the point of view of multimedia, this device is a good music player, it supports the following formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF. It's a pity, but there is no talk of full support for all lossless formats, although it is implemented in other systems. The built-in FM radio is traditional, it has no special features.

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For video, the number of supported formats is also small: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV. For some, this will be enough, but out of the box I would like to see a larger number.

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Impressions

In terms of the quality of sound transmission during a call, this is a standard solution from Nokia, not bad, but not good either - the usual one. It uses two microphones, just like the 930, but there were also two additional microphones for the camera, they are missing here. The quality of the speaker is slightly worse than in the 930th, where I did not like it, wheezing at maximum volume, did not have a large volume margin. Everything is a little worse here. The vibrating alert remained quiet, you are guaranteed to miss it. Perhaps, it is in this aspect that the latest Lumia are frustrating, they could be recommended as touch phones for calls - but it is this part that is poorly organized, moreover, due to hardware limitations, savings on components.

Unfortunately, we have reached the point where Lumia begins to compete only with other Lumia - it is impossible to seriously compare these devices with other platforms. Microsoft has been able to build a very small, niche market in which its own products are struggling - other companies do not even try to compete with them due to the fact that the benefits are minimal - there are no consumers.

But if you suddenly really want to buy a device on Windows Phone, then you should not seriously consider the Lumia 830 - the sound quality is worse than in the 930th model, the only plus is support for memory cards, but indecently small amount of available memory. The screen is simpler, but the latter, perhaps, you just won't notice. In a word, whatever one may say, but the affordable flagship turned out to be very budgetary, and it is sold for a lot of money.

The cost of Lumia 830 is 20 thousand rubles, the price of Lumia 930 is 25 thousand rubles. If you are completely exhausted and want to try Windows Phone, then you can buy Lumia 630 - spend 6,000 rubles on a model with average and non-competitive characteristics on the market, but you will understand what Windows Phone is.

As the owners of the Lumia 920 note, they do not see any point in switching to the 830 model, since these are practically the same devices (I remind you that the 920 came out two years ago). They have the same screen resolution, the new device has a larger diagonal, the old one has 4.5 inches. The resolution of the cameras is comparable, the pictures are better on the Lumia 920. Of the real advantages - only support for memory cards in the 830th. I think that such a comparison describes the speed with which the Windows Phone platform is developing very well. The two-year-old device, which did not differ much in positioning, has almost the same characteristics as today's affordable flagship. At this time, Android devices have made the leap to completely different functionality and capabilities, but Microsoft, please don't talk about it.

You can see the SAR value in the picture below (Russian values ​​are given).

Review of affordable flagship Windows Phone - Lumia 830 RM-984

The current flagship of the Windows Phone line is the Lumia 930, it has no direct competitors from other manufacturers, direct competitors here mean devices on the same platform. At the same time, this model opposes all top-end devices - both on Android and individual iPhones. Sales of Lumia 930 from the first days were record low for Nokia and now Microsoft. This is a common situation for the Windows Phone platform, each subsequent flagship is sold noticeably worse than the previous ones. The paradox of the situation is that each platform has a certain credibility on the part of consumers, especially when the capabilities of the platform are unknown - people buy such devices for testing. The first generation of Windows Phone was unsuccessful, but aggressive marketing pushed sales, plus the fact that Nokia's loyal audience remained at a high level. Then followed the transition to Windows Phone 8, in fact, the release of a new version of the platform. This supported sales, then stagnation began, and by the release of Lumia 930 we are already seeing a decline.

Therefore, the model number 830 at Microsoft was slightly repositioned at the time of the announcement in September 2014. This device was called an affordable flagship in Berlin, hinting that it offers similar features to the Lumia 930, but for less money. We see a similar approach with other manufacturers - usually these are models with the Mini prefix - HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S5 and so on. The problem is that in Android-smartphones, this positioning also means a strong difference in cost - about a third less. For Microsoft, losing billions of dollars on Windows Phone, it is necessary to try to make money, so reducing the price to such levels is impossible - if the Lumia 930 costs 25,000 rubles, then the 830 comes out at 20,000 rubles. The difference is not as big as in the Android world, but the differences in functionality are de facto similar. You can, of course, remember that most Android flagships cost about 30,000 rubles at the start, and then it turns out that the 930th is cheaper, and the 830th is quite at the level of models with the Mini prefix. But given the lower functionality, the lower demand for such devices on the market, we can say that the difference should remain at a comparable level.

The positioning of Windows Phone does not change in any way in terms of the 830th model, this is a small niche of platform fans who, for some reason, did not buy the 930th model, but want a device similar in appearance. In the mass market, the affordable flagship Lumia 830 has no chance, the company is well aware of this and therefore they are trying to use the few tools that they have. For example, Svyaznoy has a promotion where you can buy a Lumia 830 and return it if you don't like it (not earlier than one week, not later than two weeks). It's a desperate attempt to push consumers into choosing this device, an attempt to attract a new audience that doesn't need a Windows Phone. The promo is interesting, but it is unlikely to affect sales in any way, the first data show that the 830 model turned out to be even less in demand than the 930 in the first weeks. This suggests that the affordable flagship turned out to be a very niche device, and this is perhaps its only serious plus.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this device is easy to confuse with the Lumia 930, the same metal frame, glass covering the screen, and a set of bright colors. The colors available are orange, green, white and black.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

The metal frame of the case is always silver, in black it is painted over - this phone is completely black. In all other variants, the front panel is black, only the back of the case is different. It has a matte-colored plastic, I chose an orange device, it is bright and fits well with the summer mood. The matte coating quickly begins to rub and shine, small dirt also appears in the pockets, it leaves marks on the case. They are easy to erase - other devices with such plastic behaved similarly, there is nothing nightmarish or critical in this, the peculiarity of such a coating.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

Unlike the Lumia 930, this device has a collapsible case, the back panel can be removed. This does not affect the build quality, structural strength and well proves that the fashion for monoblock solutions, which has gone since the iPhone, is not at all so good and necessary. It's a pity that Nokia decided to realize this so late.

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The dimensions of the phone are 139.4x70.7x8.5 mm, weight - 150 grams (Lumia 930 - 137x71x9.8 mm, weight - 167 grams). In the hand, the device should be tried before buying, just like the Lumia 930 - someone likes it, someone thinks that the frame crashes into the hand - completely similar impressions.

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Compared to Nokia Lumia 930

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Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

I like that the protective glass of the screen is rounded to the edges, that is, there are no frames. Someone, on the contrary, wants a protruding frame so that you can put the phone face down on the table and it does not touch the surface. In this device, everything is exactly the opposite, it will glide perfectly on any surface, you need to put it on the back.

On the right side there is a paired volume rocker, an on/off button, and a camera key, for which I must say special thanks to Nokia. The microUSB connector is located on the top end, there is also a 3.5 mm headset jack (it is not included in the kit, they save on this too).

There is a front camera on the front panel, it can be used for video calls, right there is a proximity sensor, light sensor. Below the screen are three traditional touch keys.

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Inside the case there is a slot for a nanoSIM card, as well as a memory card.

Display

If the Lumia 930 has a 5-inch Full HD screen, then the diagonal is retained, but the resolution is lowered - 1280x720 pixels. The number of dots per inch is 296 (441 in the 930th), the screen itself is made using IPS technology, a polarizing layer has been added to it for better behavior in the sun (ClearBlack). The aspect ratio is 16:9, which is also typical. But this is not an AMOLED screen, as in the 930th model, a cheaper matrix, although in terms of picture you will not see much difference.

The device has a proximity sensor, as well as a light sensor. Unfortunately, the brightness can only be adjusted in three positions (low, medium and high). Unlike all other smartphones and systems, there is a limitation of Windows Phone.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

For an undemanding buyer, such a screen will come in handy. This is a good, solid average. Without special requests and opportunities.

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 2200 mAh (BV-L4A), it is capable, according to the manufacturer, of providing up to 12.9 hours of talk time in 2G, 14.8 hours in 3G, as well as a standby time of up to 22 days. Maximum music playback time - up to 78 hours, video - up to 10 hours, on the network via 3G - up to 11 hours, via Wi-Fi - up to 14 hours.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

With a slightly lower battery capacity than in the Lumia 930, most of the parameters have grown by 10-15 percent, this is due to the influence of a less voracious chipset. In real life, it is difficult to see this difference, the devices work for about the same time.

For example, two days of work with mail synchronization (a little mail every hour), minimal use of other functions - 15 minutes of calls, a dozen SMS are quite achievable.

Simply with a SIM card installed, in the absence of synchronization or any activity, the device consumes battery power at a rate of about 4.5 percent per hour. As you understand, when using the phone, this speed increases. If the Lumia 930 was achievable for three days of work without activity, then here it is almost impossible.

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With active use, the device will work for only one day, from morning to evening. If you need a device for calls and SMS, then this model will be quite good in terms of operating time, but not in terms of cost. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours (with a standard charger from the kit). It is curious that most Lumia have similar characteristics in terms of battery life, apparently, the company deliberately achieves such results.

HD video playback time is about 7.5 hours, not too short, but clearly less than other flagships (Galaxy S5 plays about 10.5 hours the same file with similar settings).

The device has built-in Qi wireless charging, with its help it will take much longer to charge the phone.

Memory, memory cards, hardware platform and performance

The amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which about 9.23 GB is free for the user (3.6 GB is occupied by system applications and pre-installed content). Memory cards are supported up to 128 GB. In the OneDrive cloud service, the user gets 15 GB of space.

The amount of RAM is 1 GB (2 GB in Lumia 930), which is enough for most applications and games that exist for Windows Phone today.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside, the quad-core processor has a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz per core. In fact, it uses the same chipset as the more budget Lumia 630.

I have no complaints about how this device works - everything is at a good level, there are no brakes.

Fans of synthetic tests and virtual parrots can look at the results for this model below.

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Communications

Standard set of protocols - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (no LE support) - full set of standard profiles, WCDMA - 900/2100 MHz. As you can see, the device cannot boast of anything special or unusual.

Camera

Resolution 10 megapixels, you can not choose smaller photos, while the matrix is ​​1/3.4 inch, f 2.2. Formally, it should play the same Lumia 930, in practice, the photos come out more lively than in a real flagship, they are brighter, more saturated, the exposure is worked out at night and more details are visible.

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Посмотрите на сравнение фотографий с Lumia 930.

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All proprietary Nokia image manipulation utilities have been added to the phone - you take pictures in Nokia Camera, which has a familiar interface from other models.

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There are also "animated photos", when several pictures are taken and an animated picture is assembled from them, panorama mode, focus change (foreground and background), Nokia Stories (a sort of photo diary creation option). The built-in Creative Studio editor is quite advanced, but nothing worth a separate description.

Video recording is supported in FullHD format at 30 frames per second. Everything is quite simple, no additional features are provided.

For comparison, sample videos from Nokia Lumia 930:

Software - Windows Phone 8.1

Another device on Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately, the set of changes compared to the 8th one is rather insignificant, they are cosmetic in nature and do not affect the perception of the platform globally. This is work on mistakes and shortcomings, which, moreover, is poorly done. For example, a drop-down curtain cannot be closed, as in Android, by tapping anywhere. It must be pulled by the disclosure icon - this is terribly inconvenient. Nowhere, except for Windows Phone, is it implemented so crookedly. The innovations of the system are described in detail in the review of Windows Phone 8.1, I see no reason to repeat myself - everything is standard here.

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-984

This model is one of the first with the proprietary Lumia Denim package, it added 4K video recording (not available due to camera limitations in the 830th model), the Nokia Camera application was slightly updated, it became possible to show the weather on the lock screen. You can combine tiles into daddies on the start screen! The alarm clock now has the ability to set the time for Snooze! And finally, for the US, they added the ability to launch the Cortana voice assistant from standby mode (it also does not work in the 830th!). To say that I'm amazed is to underestimate the power of this update, which makes Nokia phones simply incomparable in relation to anything that exists in our universe. But seriously, it's impossible to look at the speed of updating the platform without tears - a teaspoonful of functionality is added per hour, which is standard for almost all platforms without exception and appeared a long time ago.

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From the point of view of multimedia, this device is a good music player, it supports the following formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF. It's a pity, but there is no talk of full support for all lossless formats, although it is implemented in other systems. The built-in FM radio is traditional, it has no special features.

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For video, the number of supported formats is also small: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV. For some, this will be enough, but out of the box I would like to see a larger number.

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Impressions

In terms of the quality of sound transmission during a call, this is a standard solution from Nokia, not bad, but not good either - the usual one. It uses two microphones, just like the 930, but there were also two additional microphones for the camera, they are missing here. The quality of the speaker is slightly worse than in the 930th, where I did not like it, wheezing at maximum volume, did not have a large volume margin. Everything is a little worse here. The vibrating alert remained quiet, you are guaranteed to miss it. Perhaps, it is in this aspect that the latest Lumia are frustrating, they could be recommended as touch phones for calls - but it is this part that is poorly organized, moreover, due to hardware limitations, savings on components.

Unfortunately, we have reached the point where Lumia begins to compete only with other Lumia - it is impossible to seriously compare these devices with other platforms. Microsoft has been able to build a very small, niche market in which its own products are struggling - other companies do not even try to compete with them due to the fact that the benefits are minimal - there are no consumers.

But if you suddenly really want to buy a device on Windows Phone, then you should not seriously consider the Lumia 830 - the sound quality is worse than in the 930th model, the only plus is support for memory cards, but indecently small amount of available memory. The screen is simpler, but the latter, perhaps, you just won't notice. In a word, whatever one may say, but the affordable flagship turned out to be very budgetary, and it is sold for a lot of money.

The cost of Lumia 830 is 20 thousand rubles, the price of Lumia 930 is 25 thousand rubles. If you are completely exhausted and want to try Windows Phone, then you can buy Lumia 630 - spend 6,000 rubles on a model with average and non-competitive characteristics on the market, but you will understand what Windows Phone is.

As the owners of the Lumia 920 note, they do not see any point in switching to the 830 model, since these are practically the same devices (I remind you that the 920 came out two years ago). They have the same screen resolution, the new device has a larger diagonal, the old one has 4.5 inches. The resolution of the cameras is comparable, the pictures are better on the Lumia 920. Of the real advantages - only support for memory cards in the 830th. I think that such a comparison describes the speed with which the Windows Phone platform is developing very well. The two-year-old device, which did not differ much in positioning, has almost the same characteristics as today's affordable flagship. At this time, Android devices have made the leap to completely different functionality and capabilities, but Microsoft, please don't talk about it.

You can see the SAR value in the picture below (Russian values ​​are given).

Review of affordable flagship Windows Phone - Lumia 830 RM-984

The current flagship of the Windows Phone line is the Lumia 930, it has no direct competitors from other manufacturers, direct competitors here mean devices on the same platform. At the same time, this model opposes all top-end devices - both on Android and individual iPhones. Sales of Lumia 930 from the first days were record low for Nokia and now Microsoft. This is a common situation for the Windows Phone platform, each subsequent flagship is sold noticeably worse than the previous ones. The paradox of the situation is that each platform has a certain credibility on the part of consumers, especially when the capabilities of the platform are unknown - people buy such devices for testing. The first generation of Windows Phone was unsuccessful, but aggressive marketing pushed sales, plus the fact that Nokia's loyal audience remained at a high level. Then followed the transition to Windows Phone 8, in fact, the release of a new version of the platform. This supported sales, then stagnation began, and by the release of Lumia 930 we are already seeing a decline.

Therefore, the model number 830 at Microsoft was slightly repositioned at the time of the announcement in September 2014. This device was called an affordable flagship in Berlin, hinting that it offers similar features to the Lumia 930, but for less money. We see a similar approach with other manufacturers - usually these are models with the Mini prefix - HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S5 and so on. The problem is that in Android-smartphones, this positioning also means a strong difference in cost - about a third less. For Microsoft, losing billions of dollars on Windows Phone, it is necessary to try to make money, so reducing the price to such levels is impossible - if the Lumia 930 costs 25,000 rubles, then the 830 comes out at 20,000 rubles. The difference is not as big as in the Android world, but the differences in functionality are de facto similar. You can, of course, remember that most Android flagships cost about 30,000 rubles at the start, and then it turns out that the 930th is cheaper, and the 830th is quite at the level of models with the Mini prefix. But given the lower functionality, the lower demand for such devices on the market, we can say that the difference should remain at a comparable level.

The positioning of Windows Phone does not change in any way in terms of the 830th model, this is a small niche of platform fans who, for some reason, did not buy the 930th model, but want a device similar in appearance. In the mass market, the affordable flagship Lumia 830 has no chance, the company is well aware of this and therefore they are trying to use the few tools that they have. For example, Svyaznoy has a promotion where you can buy a Lumia 830 and return it if you don't like it (not earlier than one week, not later than two weeks). It's a desperate attempt to push consumers into choosing this device, an attempt to attract a new audience that doesn't need a Windows Phone. The promo is interesting, but it is unlikely to affect sales in any way, the first data show that the 830 model turned out to be even less in demand than the 930 in the first weeks. This suggests that the affordable flagship turned out to be a very niche device, and this is perhaps its only serious plus.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this device is easy to confuse with the Lumia 930, the same metal frame, glass covering the screen, and a set of bright colors. The colors available are orange, green, white and black.

The metal frame of the case is always silver, in black it is painted over - this phone is completely black. In all other variants, the front panel is black, only the back of the case is different. It has a matte-colored plastic, I chose an orange device, it is bright and fits well with the summer mood. The matte coating quickly begins to rub and shine, small dirt also appears in the pockets, it leaves marks on the case. They are easy to erase - other devices with such plastic behaved similarly, there is nothing nightmarish or critical in this, the peculiarity of such a coating.

Unlike the Lumia 930, this device has a collapsible case, the back panel can be removed. This does not affect the build quality, structural strength and well proves that the fashion for monoblock solutions, which has gone since the iPhone, is not at all so good and necessary. It's a pity that Nokia decided to realize this so late.

The dimensions of the phone are 139.4x70.7x8.5 mm, weight - 150 grams (Lumia 930 - 137x71x9.8 mm, weight - 167 grams). In the hand, the device should be tried before buying, just like the Lumia 930 - someone likes it, someone thinks that the frame crashes into the hand - completely similar impressions.

Compared to Nokia Lumia 930

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

I like that the protective glass of the screen is rounded to the edges, that is, there are no frames. Someone, on the contrary, wants a protruding frame so that you can put the phone face down on the table and it does not touch the surface. In this device, everything is exactly the opposite, it will glide perfectly on any surface, you need to put it on the back.

On the right side there is a paired volume rocker, an on/off button, and a camera key, for which I must say special thanks to Nokia. The microUSB connector is located on the top end, there is also a 3.5 mm headset jack (it is not included in the kit, they save on this too).

There is a front camera on the front panel, it can be used for video calls, right there is a proximity sensor, light sensor. Below the screen are three traditional touch keys.

Inside the case there is a slot for a nanoSIM card, as well as a memory card.

Display

If the Lumia 930 has a 5-inch Full HD screen, then the diagonal is retained, but the resolution is lowered - 1280x720 pixels. The number of dots per inch is 296 (441 in the 930th), the screen itself is made using IPS technology, a polarizing layer has been added to it for better behavior in the sun (ClearBlack). The aspect ratio is 16:9, which is also typical. But this is not an AMOLED screen, as in the 930th model, a cheaper matrix, although in terms of picture you will not see much difference.

The device has a proximity sensor, as well as a light sensor. Unfortunately, the brightness can only be adjusted in three positions (low, medium and high). Unlike all other smartphones and systems, there is a limitation of Windows Phone.

For an undemanding buyer, such a screen will come in handy. This is a good, solid average. Without special requests and opportunities.

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 2200 mAh (BV-L4A), it is capable, according to the manufacturer, of providing up to 12.9 hours of talk time in 2G, 14.8 hours in 3G, as well as a standby time of up to 22 days. Maximum music playback time - up to 78 hours, video - up to 10 hours, on the network via 3G - up to 11 hours, via Wi-Fi - up to 14 hours.

With a slightly lower battery capacity than in the Lumia 930, most of the parameters have grown by 10-15 percent, this is due to the influence of a less voracious chipset. In real life, it is difficult to see this difference, the devices work for about the same time.

For example, two days of work with mail synchronization (a little mail every hour), minimal use of other functions - 15 minutes of calls, a dozen SMS are quite achievable.

Simply with a SIM card installed, in the absence of synchronization or any activity, the device consumes battery power at a rate of about 4.5 percent per hour. As you understand, when using the phone, this speed increases. If the Lumia 930 was achievable for three days of work without activity, then here it is almost impossible.

With active use, the device will work for only one day, from morning to evening. If you need a device for calls and SMS, then this model will be quite good in terms of operating time, but not in terms of cost. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours (with a standard charger from the kit). It is curious that most Lumia have similar characteristics in terms of battery life, apparently, the company deliberately achieves such results.

HD video playback time is about 7.5 hours, not too short, but clearly less than other flagships (Galaxy S5 plays about 10.5 hours the same file with similar settings).

The device has built-in Qi wireless charging, with its help it will take much longer to charge the phone.

Memory, memory cards, hardware platform and performance

The amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which about 9.23 GB is free for the user (3.6 GB is occupied by system applications and pre-installed content). Memory cards are supported up to 128 GB. In the OneDrive cloud service, the user gets 15 GB of space.

The amount of RAM is 1 GB (2 GB in Lumia 930), which is enough for most applications and games that exist for Windows Phone today.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside, the quad-core processor has a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz per core. In fact, it uses the same chipset as the more budget Lumia 630.

I have no complaints about how this device works - everything is at a good level, there are no brakes.

Fans of synthetic tests and virtual parrots can look at the results for this model below.

Communications

Standard set of protocols - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (no LE support) - full set of standard profiles, WCDMA - 900/2100 MHz. As you can see, the device cannot boast of anything special or unusual.

Camera

Resolution 10 megapixels, you can not choose smaller photos, while the matrix is ​​1/3.4 inch, f 2.2. Formally, it should lose the same Lumia 930, in practice, the photos come out more lively than in a real flagship, they are brighter, more saturated, the exposure is worked out at night and more details are visible.

Look at the photo comparison with Lumia 930.

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All proprietary Nokia image manipulation utilities have been added to the phone - you take pictures in Nokia Camera, which has a familiar interface from other models.

There are also "animated photos", when several pictures are taken and an animated picture is assembled from them, panorama mode, focus change (foreground and background), Nokia Stories (a sort of photo diary creation option). The built-in Creative Studio editor is quite advanced, but nothing worth a separate description.

Video recording is supported in FullHD format at 30 frames per second. Everything is quite simple, no additional features are provided.

For comparison, sample videos from Nokia Lumia 930:

Software - Windows Phone 8.1

Another device on Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately, the set of changes compared to the 8th one is rather insignificant, they are cosmetic in nature and do not affect the perception of the platform globally. This is work on mistakes and shortcomings, which, moreover, is poorly done. For example, a drop-down curtain cannot be closed, as in Android, by tapping anywhere. It must be pulled by the disclosure icon - this is terribly inconvenient. Nowhere, except for Windows Phone, this is not implemented so crookedly. The innovations of the system are described in detail in the review of Windows Phone 8.1, I see no reason to repeat myself - everything is standard here.

This model is one of the first with the proprietary Lumia Denim package, it added 4K video recording (not available due to camera limitations in the 830th model), the Nokia Camera application was slightly updated, it became possible to show the weather on the lock screen. You can combine tiles into daddies on the start screen! The alarm clock now has the ability to set the time for Snooze! And finally, for the US, they added the ability to launch the Cortana voice assistant from standby mode (it also does not work in the 830th!). To say that I'm amazed is to underestimate the power of this update, which makes Nokia phones simply incomparable in relation to anything that exists in our universe. But seriously, it's impossible to look at the speed of updating the platform without tears - a teaspoonful of functionality is added per hour, which is standard for almost all platforms without exception and appeared a long time ago.

From the point of view of multimedia, this device is a good music player, it supports the following formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF. It's a pity, but there is no talk of full support for all lossless formats, although it is implemented in other systems. The built-in FM radio is traditional, it has no special features.

For video, the number of supported formats is also small: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV. For some, this will be enough, but out of the box I would like to see a larger number.

Impressions

In terms of the quality of sound transmission during a call, this is a standard solution from Nokia, not bad, but not good either - the usual one. It uses two microphones, the same as in the 930, but there were also two additional microphones for the camera, they are missing here. The quality of the speaker is slightly worse than in the 930th, where I didn’t like it, wheezing at maximum volume, did not have a large volume margin. Everything is a little worse here. The vibrating alert remained quiet, you are guaranteed to miss it. Perhaps, it is in this aspect that the latest Lumia are frustrating, they could be recommended as touch phones for calls - but it is this part that is poorly organized, moreover, due to hardware limitations, savings on components.

Unfortunately, we have reached the point where Lumia begins to compete only with other Lumia - it is impossible to seriously compare these devices with other platforms. Microsoft has been able to build a very small, niche market in which its own products are struggling - other companies do not even try to compete with them due to the fact that the benefits are minimal - there are no consumers.

But if you suddenly really want to buy a device on Windows Phone, then you should not seriously consider the Lumia 830 - the sound quality is worse than in the 930th model, the only plus is support for memory cards, but indecently small amount of available memory. The screen is simpler, but the latter, perhaps, you just won't notice. In a word, whatever one may say, but the affordable flagship turned out to be very budgetary, and it is sold for a lot of money.

The cost of Lumia 830 is 20 thousand rubles, the price of Lumia 930 is 25 thousand rubles. If you are completely exhausted and want to try Windows Phone, then you can buy Lumia 630 - spend 6,000 rubles on a model with average and non-competitive characteristics on the market, but you will understand what Windows Phone is.

As the owners of the Lumia 920 note, they do not see any point in switching to the 830 model, since these are practically the same devices (I remind you that the 920 came out two years ago). They have the same screen resolution, the new device has a larger diagonal, the old one has 4.5 inches. The resolution of the cameras is comparable, the pictures are better on the Lumia 920. Of the real advantages - only support for memory cards in the 830th. I think that such a comparison describes the speed with which the Windows Phone platform is developing very well. The two-year-old device, which did not differ much in positioning, has almost the same characteristics as today's affordable flagship. At this time, Android devices have made the leap to completely different functionality and capabilities, but Microsoft, please don't talk about it.

You can see the SAR value in the picture below (Russian values ​​are given).