My comprehensive review - Nokia Lumia 830

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Just wanted to tell you a little something. You can delete individual messages without the Denim update. I believe it's in 8.1 or 8.1.1 since I can do it on my 920 :p
 

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Am I reading that the 1520 and 830 take similar quality pictures?? How is that possible? Or are you saying that the 830 is just better than you expected?
 

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Your review is fantastic... Now I know that I really want this phone but which color... orange or green... both are beautiful!!!
 

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I'm thinking black or orange. But here's the problem, I can't just say that I'll buy the cover and that's it. The edge is black on black version and silver/metal on others. After solving this I will know what my next phone will be.
 

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Wow, this review is awesome. Thanks a lot for this. I'm considering replacing my 1520 due solely to the size (I just can't seem to get used to how big it is (that's what she said... lol)) and am considering the 830.
 

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Great review, very much appreciated. I'm still torn, though... I don't really care about Glance, so I'm still wondering if I want to shell out the extra bucks and get a 930 instead... By the time I decide they'll have announced a new model and I'll be even more screwed! ;)
 

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Just wanted to tell you a little something. You can delete individual messages without the Denim update. I believe it's in 8.1 or 8.1.1 since I can do it on my 920 :p

As mentioned in the review, you were always able to delete individual messages but not in list form. This was only added with Denim. If you use DP perhaps you got the feature as well, but it's not a part of Cyan.
 

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Am I reading that the 1520 and 830 take similar quality pictures?? How is that possible? Or are you saying that the 830 is just better than you expected?

Yup, you're reading that right. "Yes" to the 830's camera being better than I expected and "yes" to it taking similar quality pictures as my 1520. In daylight the quality is very similar. In low light... dare I say... the 830 might be a little better. It's definitely less grainy.
 

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Wow, this review is awesome. Thanks a lot for this. I'm considering replacing my 1520 due solely to the size (I just can't seem to get used to how big it is (that's what she said... lol)) and am considering the 830.

That's pretty much the reason why I replaced my 1520. I'm going to miss the 1520's stellar battery life and that beautiful display. That thing is a beast and can handle whatever you throw at it. Such a powerful device. But with the 830 I'm gaining one-handability, beautiful design (though the 1520 is beautiful too) with removable battery and back covers; I don't seem to be sacrificing anything in terms of the camera and the battery life is still quite stellar considering it's just 2200mA.

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Great review, very much appreciated. I'm still torn, though... I don't really care about Glance, so I'm still wondering if I want to shell out the extra bucks and get a 930 instead... By the time I decide they'll have announced a new model and I'll be even more screwed! ;)

Hmm, if you don't care about Glance the 930 might make more sense for you to be honest. Keep in mind that there seem to be widespread reports of problems with the 930 though. Might want to grab a coffee and read through the 930 forum for an hour or two.
 

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Wow, this review is awesome. Thanks a lot for this. I'm considering replacing my 1520 due solely to the size (I just can't seem to get used to how big it is (that's what she said... lol)) and am considering the 830.

I can take your 1520 off your hands if you want :p haha.
 

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That's pretty much the reason why I replaced my 1520. I'm going to miss the 1520's stellar battery life and that beautiful display. That thing is a beast and can handle whatever you throw at it. Such a powerful device. But with the 830 I'm gaining one-handability, beautiful design (though the 1520 is beautiful too) with removable battery and back covers; I don't seem to be sacrificing anything in terms of the camera and the battery life is still quite stellar considering it's just 2200mA.

Check it out:

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what kind of usage is that my experience with those smaller batteries only gets me roughly 7-10 hours under medium to heavy usage. Streaming Xbox music or iheart radio especially murders my battery on my 928 I had and hurts it noticeably on my current 635
 

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Good review, but I have one question: the edge is made from aluminum or plastic. I've heard conflicting opinions
PhoneArena said it's plastic youtube.com/watch?v=hkdDZEszKKY
Nokiapoweruser tried to bend it and said it's aluminum frame youtube.com/watch?v=Ps22_SmCOTM
 

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I can take your 1520 off your hands if you want :p haha.

Sure, I'm hoping to get around $450 or so for it. It's in like new condition with all the original packaging (didn't even open the headphones). I was thinking of listing it on Ebay, where I usually sell my older phones. It's a yellow RM-938 variant, so it's perfect if you're in North America.
 

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what kind of usage is that my experience with those smaller batteries only gets me roughly 7-10 hours under medium to heavy usage. Streaming Xbox music or iheart radio especially murders my battery on my 928 I had and hurts it noticeably on my current 635

I worry about that with sub-2500mA battery phones as well. I don't know if it's the SD400, the new firmware, a combination, or what but I've been pleasantly surprised by the battery life. Usage was quite heavy the first half of the day yesterday. I actually go into detail about it in my review. The second half of the day usage was moderate. Overnight and this morning usage was light. I've just put it on the charger now. All-in-all I'd say it definitely earned it's 1+ day "since last charge" designation.
 

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choices choices...
if i hadnt read your review, i might have been leaning towards the 930... even with no LTE support in the US
but now im thinking i would like to get the TMo LTE compatible 830 (that would be the RM-985)
​anyone else in this boat?
 

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Amazing review and I always knew that the 830 was a good device, but I don't see anything apart from the camera that can label this as a "flagship" material.
 

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