03-16-2015 08:10 AM
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  1. JP8296's Avatar
    I'd have to respectfully disagree with the notion that "lack of SD slot is getting old as an excuse".

    Let's look at what we have here: top of the class processing power, a wonderful camera and an overall wonderful device that's capable of doing the best the platform can offer... in my case, that meant my 32GB (which, BTW is eaten up greatly by OS files and backup) had my high-resource games, high quality pictures/videos and FLAC audio competing for that same tiny little bit of space.

    Since I've had both, I found that the 830 actually had better battery life and it stayed cooler... and I appreciated the thinner form factor since the 930's quite thick.
    I prefer say that it should be a 64g version of the 930 than is should have a sd card.
    The 830 have less ram an processor and with the only 200 mpa more on the 930 is not a surprise that the 830 have better battery life than the 930c, I prefer the more solid/heavier/robust feel of the 930, but again this a matter of personal choice.
    03-08-2015 10:57 AM
  2. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    If you love the camera then 930 is a no-brainer.
    830 has a smaller sensor than any other mid-to-high end Lumia released since 2012. No - really. I know the algorithms provide decent images but the 930 sensor is capable of a whole lot more.
    But if it's just temporary until W10 arrives, then depending on how cheap you can get it, the 735 or 830 would be better value for money. Like in my country the 930 is at least $150 more than 830. :(
    Plus given how long MS supports their device updates, the 930 will be update for at least as long as the 830 will be, so that's also good. I vote 930.
    OndrejBakan likes this.
    03-08-2015 11:41 AM
  3. Eustis99's Avatar
    I say the 830! I have one and haven't had any real issues with it. It has all the features as the 930 and can run the same apps too. Also it has glance which is awesome. I use the camera often and its really good in my opinion, then again others may say different. I also heard the 930 has many issues which helped me steer clear of it.
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    03-08-2015 11:52 AM
  4. Dk92's Avatar
    Does the 930 work on at&t?
    03-08-2015 12:09 PM
  5. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Does the 930 work on at&t?
    My understanding is that an unlocked one will, but you won't get LTE speeds. But I could be wrong.
    Dk92 likes this.
    03-08-2015 12:13 PM
  6. jomarr's Avatar
    Camera and top of the line specs = 930
    SD Expansion slot = 830

    I'd seriously go for the 830 since I'm a media buff and I need external storage. The camera is really fantastic on the 830 as well. If the 930 had an SD Card slot, I'd be all over it seriously. Would've chosen that over my 1520.
    Giovanni830 likes this.
    03-08-2015 12:22 PM
  7. OndrejBakan's Avatar
    Hi again,

    thanks for all your replies, it means a lot to me. Today I almost bought L830 for fair price here ($305), I was at store and wanted to order online and pick it up just after that... but that shop stucked in last century, so they process online orders only during weekdays... so they lost a customer and I'm gonna order it a little bit cheaper ($265+-) and I hope I will get it by tuesday.

    I know, that perfect mix of L830 and L930 is L1520, but I prefer pocket-sized phones. I don't even like its design anymore. And, like few users wrote, I personally never heard about defective L830. But there is like 1828181 threads about defective L930s.

    L640XL LTE would be an option, but it will start on 7500 CZK (which is $301) and I think the camera will be a bit worse than 830. Besides that, the HW is identical, only put into ugly case. :D

    I am really disappointed that Microsoft gives us no choice, but still better than Samsung "1 name, 282171 subnames" style.
    03-08-2015 01:43 PM
  8. JP8296's Avatar
    . It has all the features as the 930 and can run the same apps too.
    You can't get the 'Hey Cortana' or 5.1 surround on the 830
    03-08-2015 01:43 PM
  9. JP8296's Avatar
    Hi again,

    thanks for all your replies, it means a lot to me. Today I almost bought L830 for fair price here ($305), I was at store and wanted to order online and pick it up just after that... but that shop stucked in last century, so they process online orders only during weekdays... so they lost a customer and I'm gonna order it a little bit cheaper ($265+-) and I hope I will get it by tuesday.

    I know, that perfect mix of L830 and L930 is L1520, but I prefer pocket-sized phones. I don't even like its design anymore. And, like few users wrote, I personally never heard about defective L830. But there is like 1828181 threads about defective L930s.

    L640XL LTE would be an option, but it will start on 7500 CZK (which is $301) and I think the camera will be a bit worse than 830. Besides that, the HW is identical, only put into ugly case. :D

    I am really disappointed that Microsoft gives us no choice, but still better than Samsung "1 name, 282171 subnames" style.
    Hope you enjoy it :
    03-08-2015 01:45 PM
  10. furkanavshar's Avatar
    You can't get the 'Hey Cortana' or 5.1 surround on the 830
    Lumia 830 has 5.1 Dolby Rich Recording, also it can play and record (:

    L930 has sensorcore memory: Hey Cortana
    L830 has display memory: Glance Screen
    JP8296 likes this.
    03-08-2015 02:06 PM
  11. JP8296's Avatar
    Lumia 830 has 5.1 Dolby Rich Recording, also it can play and record (:

    L930 has sensorcore memory: Hey Cortana
    L830 has display memory: Glance Screen
    hum..I was mistaken about the 5.1, the 830 also have the sensorcore but the ability to have 'Hey Cortana' is due to the SD 8xx series.
    03-08-2015 02:17 PM
  12. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Yes, it does, with the single exception of no LTE, you'll get their HSPA+ speeds, which for me, depending on where I was in town, got around 10~12 mps.


    Fred


    Does the 930 work on at&t?
    03-08-2015 04:36 PM
  13. Bronislav Klofac's Avatar
    I've got 930 for three months and I LOVE IT No issues at all. I use Huwaei g300 at work (my Lumia is too good for work:-)) nightmare compare to my LUMIA so I know how you feel:-)
    03-08-2015 05:19 PM
  14. Ssrki's Avatar
    I have a chance to change my L930 for L830. My L930 is a 3 months old and L830 is new. I will receive about 30 for this change.
    Give me advice?
    I'M wondering if L930 will have longer support period because of better specs?
    lbeezy2188 likes this.
    03-09-2015 11:03 AM
  15. ivan sarmiento's Avatar
    Lumia 830 - Longer Battery Life
    Lumia 930 - Better Performance, Better Camera, Better Display
    03-09-2015 11:12 AM
  16. Shayan Davoodi's Avatar
    Thx for your opinions, guys. As you can see, I like more things on L830 than on L930, except the camera and HW. Keep in mind, that this phone should be just temporary solution for my need of quality device until something better appears.

    Personally, I never considered Lumia 930 as a true flagship phone, as it lacks microSD slot and the best feature of WP devices - Glance Screen. The only thing, which is holding me from running to the store for L830 is worse CPU.

    I am really interested in mobile photography, but not sure if is better to have 4K video and better CPU or microSD & Glance. Really hard dilemma, Microsoft :(
    I really don't understand why people like that "glance" so much. You can push your finger on power button and bingo ! Glance = L930 + Pushing a finger on power button.

    And never withdraw for not having a micro SD. You can sync everything with a laptop or OneDrive and it's don't ! you will have more storage available.

    Personally I won't go for a quad-core 1.4 anymore because next generation CPU's are 64bit octa cores. You shouldn't go for less than snapdragon 800 because from now on, apps will go to use more resources than before and 4x1.4Ghz won't last as a useful stuff anymore ( personal opinion )
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    03-09-2015 02:52 PM
  17. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I really don't understand why people like that "glance" so much. You can push your finger on power button and bingo ! Glance = L930 + Pushing a finger on power button.

    And never withdraw for not having a micro SD. You can sync everything with a laptop or OneDrive and it's don't ! you will have more storage available.

    Personally I won't go for a quad-core 1.4 anymore because next generation CPU's are 64bit octa cores. You shouldn't go for less than snapdragon 800 because from now on, apps will go to use more resources than before and 4x1.4Ghz won't last as a useful stuff anymore ( personal opinion )
    1) When you're working and your hands are dirty, all you have to do is wave your hand over your phone and boom! Without having to dirty your baby.
    2) A wireless charging stand turns your phone into a beautiful night table clock!
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    03-09-2015 02:58 PM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    Glance is nice, but I wouldn't sacrifice everything else for it. The 930 is better, more powerful and more future proof.

    Edit: wouldnt*
    Last edited by Blacklac; 03-10-2015 at 01:13 PM.
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    03-09-2015 03:02 PM
  19. furkanavshar's Avatar
    I have a chance to change my L930 for L830. My L930 is a 3 months old and L830 is new. I will receive about 30 for this change.
    Give me advice?
    I'M wondering if L930 will have longer support period because of better specs?
    No, Lumia 830 will have longer support period because of releasing date.
    03-09-2015 10:14 PM
  20. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    No, Lumia 830 will have longer support period because of releasing date.
    That's not necessarily true. I think it masters how popular a phone is that determines it support period. How att barely supported the Lumia 925 and Samsung windows phone but they did support the Lumia 920, 1020, and 1520 for long times.

    Same with tmobile where they killed the Lumia 810 but kept supporting the Lumia 925.

    Verizon killed the icon but supported the Samsung ativ se and Lumia 928.
    03-09-2015 10:27 PM
  21. Jakoh's Avatar
    I dont like the 930. useful battery life is too short and resolution too high.
    03-12-2015 06:31 PM
  22. OndrejBakan's Avatar
    So, finally I have my Lumia 830.

    I was pretty happy until... until cca 15 minutes ago, when I noticed that my search button is not as responsive as it should be and it works like 6/10. So I searched a bit and I see some people had problems even with more important buttons, so I will not replace my device, I guess.

    I have screen protector, but even when I peel it off, it behaves the same. I don't use search button, Cortana isn't in Czech and Bing is not very useful in Czech republic, so I will be fine with it.
    03-12-2015 09:53 PM
  23. Harmdizzle's Avatar
    how are you enjoying your 830? i'm trying to get back into windows phone again as well, and was also looking at both the 830 and 930.
    03-13-2015 12:17 AM
  24. OndrejBakan's Avatar
    So it's my 2nd day with L830. I think the camera is a little bit better in day light, but much worse in low light conditions than my previous L920. Stabilization is probably better too, especially while taking a video, it's not as "skewed" as it was on my L920, but still not perfect.

    I will send it to repair, because of that bad key. I have a choice of getting new one, money back, or repair. I am not sure which option I should pick, but I think I can be happy that I have no other (more serious issues), so replacement would be risky and money back would solve nothing, as I can get bad device anywhere else.

    btw - I have CV IT, but flashed it with EURO 7F CV, which is for my country.
    03-13-2015 03:10 PM
  25. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    how are you enjoying your 830? i'm trying to get back into windows phone again as well, and was also looking at both the 830 and 930.
    I have an 830. It is a fine device, not a flagship but a really good midranger. In dark conditions, I find the camera to work better if you turn off the flash.

    Sent from my YP-G1 using Tapatalk 2
    03-13-2015 03:41 PM
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