08-23-2015 01:47 PM
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  1. Deepak's Avatar
    Hi there! It's just a casual question. I want to know if MSFT has stopped the manufacture of one of the best Lumias - the 830? Because, searching for it online in my country has become terribly hard. You'll get plenty of the Black ones but other colours have just disappeared!

    I had bought an Orange Lumia 830 but received a faulty piece and hence I was refunded the amount. Now, I'm looking for it again..... but I couldn't find it anywhere!! Not even in the retail stores!

    Perhaps the last option for me is to get a White one (which has also become very rare) and buy another Orange colour back panel, the original one from Nokia. It costs around ₹1,500 (~US$ 24)... Too much, isn't it??

    I think that indeed Microsoft has abandoned Lumia 830 in favour of the new Lumias with Microsoft branding.... What do you think?
    03-16-2015 04:57 AM
  2. r0st4's Avatar
    I really don't think that's the case. All the versions are still on sale in my country and as of now there's no indications that it should change anytime soon. If anything I've got trouble finding spare back panels. There are nowhere to be found. Not in Nokia store, not in Microsoft store, not in any other store...
    03-16-2015 05:15 AM
  3. Athull's Avatar
    Hi there! It's just a casual question. I want to know if MSFT has stopped the manufacture of one of the best Lumias - the 830? Because, searching for it online in my country has become terribly hard. You'll get plenty of the Black ones but other colours have just disappeared!

    I had bought an Orange Lumia 830 but received a faulty piece and hence I was refunded the amount. Now, I'm looking for it again..... but I couldn't find it anywhere!! Not even in the retail stores!

    Perhaps the last option for me is to get a White one (which has also become very rare) and buy another Orange colour back panel, the original one from Nokia. It costs around ₹1,500 (~US$ 24)... Too much, isn't it??

    I think that indeed Microsoft has abandoned Lumia 830 in favour of the new Lumias with Microsoft branding.... What do you think?
    I don't think MS has stopped production its just that demand for 830 in India is extremely low.
    It was highly overpriced and I dont think any user interested in WP would pick it over a 730/925/920 at its price. Now with the 640 coming it will plummet even further which is probably why they don't bring new units.
    Besides black is a safe bet on color as they serve to most tastes while orange is more of a love or hate color and for phone in low demand it won't be a good idea to stock such a color.
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    03-16-2015 05:32 AM
  4. Deepak's Avatar
    I do agree.... People don't know much about the Lumia 830 since Microsoft didn't promote it on TV - could also be one of the many reasons for its poor demand.

    No one would be as unlucky as me! Even the back covers which were once available on eBay and Snapdeal, aren't available now, alas!
    What should I do! Or should I request any retail shop to get one for me?
    03-16-2015 05:42 AM
  5. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Hi there! It's just a casual question. I want to know if MSFT has stopped the manufacture of one of the best Lumias - the 830? Because, searching for it online in my country has become terribly hard. You'll get plenty of the Black ones but other colours have just disappeared!

    I had bought an Orange Lumia 830 but received a faulty piece and hence I was refunded the amount. Now, I'm looking for it again..... but I couldn't find it anywhere!! Not even in the retail stores!

    Perhaps the last option for me is to get a White one (which has also become very rare) and buy another Orange colour back panel, the original one from Nokia. It costs around ₹1,500 (~US$ 24)... Too much, isn't it??

    I think that indeed Microsoft has abandoned Lumia 830 in favour of the new Lumias with Microsoft branding.... What do you think?
    Well maybe offering the same phone in 3-4 640/735/735/830 configurations isn't the best plan
    03-16-2015 05:48 AM
  6. Athull's Avatar
    I do agree.... People don't know much about the Lumia 830 since Microsoft didn't promote it on TV - could also be one of the many reasons for its poor demand.

    No one would be as unlucky as me! Even the back covers which were once available on eBay and Snapdeal, aren't available now, alas!
    What should I do! Or should I request any retail shop to get one for me?
    Tbh I personally feel u should get a 640 or XL when it comes out and save heck of a lot of money :D
    But if ur bent on getting another 830 then getting an original back cover is a safe bet since eventually the orange one would become rather dirty and u will rejoice the fact that there is the black one which may not be available at all one year from now.
    03-16-2015 07:01 AM
  7. hasasimo's Avatar
    Tbh I personally feel u should get a 640 or XL when it comes out and save heck of a lot of money :D
    But if ur bent on getting another 830 then getting an original back cover is a safe bet since eventually the orange one would become rather dirty and u will rejoice the fact that there is the black one which may not be available at all one year from now.
    Why would the orange back cover get dirty? None of my yellow Lumias ever got dirty. The polycarbonate material is very dirt/scratch resistant.
    03-16-2015 09:50 AM
  8. Athull's Avatar
    Why would the orange back cover get dirty? None of my yellow Lumias ever got dirty. The polycarbonate material is very dirt/scratch resistant.

    Well my 620 back cover is rather dirty and I've seen the 1320 also yellow being dirty.
    03-16-2015 10:04 AM
  9. Deepak's Avatar
    Tbh I personally feel u should get a 640 or XL when it comes out and save heck of a lot of money :D
    But if ur bent on getting another 830 then getting an original back cover is a safe bet since eventually the orange one would become rather dirty and u will rejoice the fact that there is the black one which may not be available at all one year from now.
    No way....... Lumia 830 is the choice and would be........ Nothing like 640/XL would change that ;)

    BTW, I would really like that Black one BUT with silver frame. The whole black 830 looks like a block of coal!
    03-16-2015 10:59 AM
  10. Athull's Avatar
    No way....... Lumia 830 is the choice and would be........ Nothing like 640/XL would change that ;)

    BTW, I would really like that Black one BUT with silver frame. The whole black 830 looks like a block of coal!
    Fancy the Gold edition then? It would have been great if they brought it to India :/
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    Anyway are u in urgent need to buy a new phone?
    03-16-2015 11:08 AM
  11. Deepak's Avatar
    Fancy the Gold edition then? It would have been great if they brought it to India :/
    Anyway are u in urgent need to buy a new phone?
    I had seen a few listings of both gold 830 and 930 on eBay. But they were short lived. Also, they are too fancy for me. I'd rather prefer the orange one!

    No I am not in a hurry. I never take decisions which would ultimately lead to regret. So, I'll rather wait for online stores to re-stock it or request any retailer near me to get an orange 830 for me.
    03-17-2015 01:10 PM
  12. Athull's Avatar
    I had seen a few listings of both gold 830 and 930 on eBay. But they were short lived. Also, they are too fancy for me. I'd rather prefer the orange one!

    No I am not in a hurry. I never take decisions which would ultimately lead to regret. So, I'll rather wait for online stores to re-stock it or request any retailer near me to get an orange 830 for me.
    That's the best thing to do. Meanwhile u may alsonbe interested with what MS comes up with at the BUILD conference or during the unveiling of W10FP.
    03-17-2015 10:11 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    That's the best thing to do. Meanwhile u may alsonbe interested with what MS comes up with at the BUILD conference or during the unveiling of W10FP.
    Build is for software developers, MS would (might) be announcing new phones w/ W10 release which should coincide with the Sep/Oct time frame (typical for OS release). That's still half a year to go
    03-17-2015 10:14 PM
  14. Athull's Avatar
    Build is for software developers, MS would (might) be announcing new phones w/ W10 release which should coincide with the Sep/Oct time frame (typical for OS release). That's still half a year to go
    You forgot that 930 and 630 was unveiled at the BUILD 2014 ;)
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    03-17-2015 11:25 PM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    You forgot that 930 and 630 was unveiled at the BUILD 2014 ;)
    Yeah you're right :) but I'm still guessing it'll be September/October before we see a true flagship launch
    Last edited by pankaj981; 03-18-2015 at 08:51 AM.
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    03-18-2015 12:59 AM
  16. Deepak's Avatar
    Build is for software developers, MS would (might) be announcing new phones w/ W10 release which should coincide with the Sep/Oct time frame (typical for OS release). That's still half a year to go
    Yes, there's still half year to go.... and that's tooooo long.... I will wait for one month more only! That's enough time for a product to get back in stock.
    03-18-2015 03:02 AM
  17. ramprasadkamineni's Avatar
    Lumia 830 is still available for 21k in india in bangalore :) ...which part are you from in india ??
    03-19-2015 06:00 AM
  18. Deepak's Avatar
    Lumia 830 is still available for 21k in india in bangalore :) ...which part are you from in india ??
    I live in Navi Mumbai, MH. I am frantically searching all over the city and also in Mumbai. Hope I find it soon. BTW, I've found some stores in the vicinity where the phone is available. But unfortunately, it is too overpriced @ around ₹27,500 or so
    04-03-2015 07:10 AM
  19. Deepak's Avatar
    I knew it! Microsoft has ceased the production of Lumia 830.... I had started this thread at the right time! I have still not succeeded in getting one for myself If someone knows any other website from where I could buy it (except eBay India) then please do suggest. Local stores near me have all gone out of stocks.
    04-26-2015 03:24 AM
  20. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    I knew it! Microsoft has ceased the production of Lumia 830.... I had started this thread at the right time! I have still not succeeded in getting one for myself If someone knows any other website from where I could buy it (except eBay India) then please do suggest. Local stores near me have all gone out of stocks.
    I heard that they had done this as well. Maybe the 840 is right around the corner! If that has a better chipset with the same build quality, it sounds like the perfect phone.
    04-26-2015 04:27 AM
  21. Deepak's Avatar
    I heard that they had done this as well. Maybe the 840 is right around the corner! If that has a better chipset with the same build quality, it sounds like the perfect phone.
    Yup. The so-called 840 may be a great phone but still it's not real, at least for now. I had bought accessories for 830 which won't be useful if I buy the to-be-announced 840. If it is announced in the first week of May then it'll roll out in the Indian market only by June and with a high price tag . Hence, I have no option other than searching for 830...! (And I still love it very much )
    04-26-2015 04:38 AM
  22. hasasimo's Avatar
    There is no evidence yet to support that the 830 has been discontinued. Lumia social media accounts are still promoting it, and the rumor making the rounds are all citing the same "anonymous Microsoft employee" that's being vague and can barely speak proper English.
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    04-26-2015 04:43 AM
  23. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    Yup. The so-called 840 may be a great phone but still it's not real, at least for now. I had bought accessories for 830 which won't be useful if I buy the to-be-announced 840. If it is announced in the first week of May then it'll roll out in the Indian market only by June and with a high price tag . Hence, I have no option other than searching for 830...! (And I still love it very much )
    I would be surprised if the accessories aren't backwards compatible with the 830. That would be MS shooting themselves in the foot, since the 830 hasn't been on the market very long. But if they do announce the 840 (which is looking likely, considering MS is upgrading their line from the bottom up to the x40 series, then I hope they price it properly this time around. The 830 was expensive at launch outside of the online MS store. Every retailer overpriced it.
    04-26-2015 04:51 AM
  24. Deepak's Avatar
    There is no evidence yet to support that the 830 has been discontinued. Lumia social media accounts are still promoting it, and the rumor making the rounds are all citing the same "anonymous Microsoft employee" that's being vague and can barely speak proper English.
    Yes, it true that there is no proof to support the news. But it is also a fact that Lumia 830 is no longer available with both local and online retailers in India. If it is available then only in Black. The White one is rarely available, too rarely. I saw it yesterday listed on a website. And today it is gone! The orange and green ones are seriously no longer in stock. Not even with Nokia showrooms. There is only one listing of Green one on eBay India but that too is IMPORTED with just a 3-months seller warranty only for software-related issues.

    I have personally tried contacting more than 30 potential as well as small retailers to no avail. Potential stores being the large mobile showrooms.

    By these observations anyone can conclude that Lumia 830 has indeed vanished from the market.
    I assume that you may have read a post by both NPU and WMPU (Sourced to NPU) which states that MSFT might have stopped the production of the phone in India. If there are any more available then they are the last ones to do so. Once they are gone, they won't be replenished.
    04-26-2015 04:55 AM
  25. Deepak's Avatar
    I would be surprised if the accessories aren't backwards compatible with the 830. That would be MS shooting themselves in the foot, since the 830 hasn't been on the market very long. But if they do announce the 840 (which is looking likely, considering MS is upgrading their line from the bottom up to the x40 series, then I hope they price it properly this time around. The 830 was expensive at launch outside of the online MS store. Every retailer overpriced it.
    No they won't. Accessories are meant for specific phones and they are unique. Microsoft just won't upgrade the phone's hardware keeping the design intact. It's not possible. There are some speculations that the new phone may be slimmer than 830. And also, there won't be any room for a large Microsoft logo on the top-right corner of the phone similar to where the Nokia logo is placed on 830.
    04-26-2015 05:04 AM
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