1. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    Okay so I'm in bit of a pickle, I broke my 720's display and considering an upgrade. All I need to know is it better to wait for another mid-range flagship say 840!? or just buy the 830. I am not a big fan of 640xl, I want a device with pureview. Any suggestions!?
    04-18-2015 05:54 AM
  2. sam6691's Avatar
    Better. To wait till flagship is announced.... I too have Lumia 720 and its fantastic ( 1.5 yr old ). Am going to upgrade for flagship

    Many reasons for choosing flagship
    1) pure view camera
    2) top quality ( bcoz made by MS )
    3) 4 yrs support for updates
    04-18-2015 06:02 AM
  3. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    I dont usually like spending more than 20k for a phone. So I prefer mid-range devices they suffice my requirement. So I hope in April's build a new device is announced.
    04-18-2015 06:07 AM
  4. sanjula01's Avatar
    A new device would be better.
    04-18-2015 06:18 AM
  5. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    Might get a 1020 from U.S.A for 20k and getting 830 for the same price here in India. Can anyone suggest!? 1020 is really old and though has more ram but processor is dual core compared to 830's quad. doesn't make much difference but still.
    04-20-2015 09:31 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Might get a 1020 from U.S.A for 20k and getting 830 for the same price here in India. Can anyone suggest!? 1020 is really old and though has more ram but processor is dual core compared to 830's quad. doesn't make much difference but still.
    1. Make sure the 1020 is unlocked.

    The 1020 isn't "really old" its only kinda old. Heh.
    I say that because I use the older 920, and a more similarly aged Blackberry Q10 and they aren't decrepit by any stretch.

    Performance should be similar, depending. I dnot think it'll be the deciding factor. The 830's battery life is going to blow away that of the 920, 1020, etc.
    You get the best camera for stills, but its not quite as speedy in capture.

    I'd get the 830 since I value the removable, larger battery and other minor things like built-in wireless charging.
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    04-21-2015 10:12 AM
  7. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    1. Make sure the 1020 is unlocked.

    The 1020 isn't "really old" its only kinda old. Heh.
    I say that because I use the older 920, and a more similarly aged Blackberry Q10 and they aren't decrepit by any stretch.

    Performance should be similar, depending. I dnot think it'll be the deciding factor. The 830's battery life is going to blow away that of the 920, 1020, etc.
    You get the best camera for stills, but its not quite as speedy in capture.

    I'd get the 830 since I value the removable, larger battery and other minor things like built-in wireless charging.
    Thanks I was giving 1020 a shot. But Just need to know a few things?
    The one I'm ordering is unlocked. Can you tell me how will I get the firmware upgrades? Will there be ANY carrier issue? Or If I put my phone's region to India I'll get it like everyone else in the country..
    I remeber it depens on the RIM number? So will I have to wait for carrier approval even If I get an unlocked version or I'll get updates on time?
    Can anyone please tell me, as I dont know how and when people in there get updates.
    04-21-2015 11:30 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Thanks I was giving 1020 a shot. But Just need to know a few things?
    The one I'm ordering is unlocked. Can you tell me how will I get the firmware upgrades? Will there be ANY carrier issue? Or If I put my phone's region to India I'll get it like everyone else in the country..
    I remeber it depens on the RIM number? So will I have to wait for carrier approval even If I get an unlocked version or I'll get updates on time?
    Can anyone please tell me, as I dont know how and when people in there get updates.
    If its unbranded, then updates will not go through the carrier.
    If its carrier-branded, then it'll go through the respective carrier.

    If it is an unlocked AT&T model, it will look to AT&T regardless of SIM lock status.
    I suppose you can flash a different Country Variant, but it might mess with the bands. (like it messed with my 920's LTE bands) I don't know how to do it exactly since it's been a while, but people can help you. YMMV.

    My 920 is the opposite if anything, its locked to AT&T yet the ROM is that of the unbranded French model.

    The phone's region setting has zero effect on updates.
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    04-21-2015 12:56 PM
  9. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    If its unbranded, then updates will not go through the carrier.
    If its carrier-branded, then it'll go through the respective carrier.

    If it is an unlocked AT&T model, it will look to AT&T regardless of SIM lock status.
    I suppose you can flash a different Country Variant, but it might mess with the bands. (like it messed with my 920's LTE bands) I don't know how to do it exactly since it's been a while, but people can help you. YMMV.

    My 920 is the opposite if anything, its locked to AT&T yet the ROM is that of the unbranded French model.

    The phone's region setting has zero effect on updates.
    Thank you so much sir. I'll try and get the unbranded one. :)
    04-21-2015 01:04 PM
  10. maverick786us's Avatar
    According to latest rumors, MS will launch its next flagship by end of July, at worst, it can be late Q2. If you can wait till that time, its worth waiting, as MS is planning to being a lot of new features to its flagship and mid end smartphones, that are beyond the comprehension of 830.
    04-22-2015 02:26 AM
  11. Bloobed's Avatar
    840 should be here in a couple of months, but I'm sure it will be priced just a tad too high.
    04-24-2015 03:06 PM
  12. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    Yep waiting for the build. But 840 will only have a few advantages over 1020 like sensor core and few features because of quad core processor.
    But It's okay, 1020 still looks like a flagship.
    04-24-2015 10:43 PM
  13. arjunan's Avatar
    I dont usually like spending more than 20k for a phone. So I prefer mid-range devices they suffice my requirement. So I hope in April's build a new device is announced.
    go for the 830. It is a pretty neat device. Despite the rumors, Daniel Rubino, Tom Warren and other winlords suggest that its successor will only come at august end. And it is just below 20k on amazon.

    Go for it :)
    04-26-2015 08:14 AM
  14. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    go for the 830. It is a pretty neat device. Despite the rumors, Daniel Rubino, Tom Warren and other winlords suggest that its successor will only come at august end. And it is just below 20k on amazon.

    Go for it :)
    Yes I know, But I can get 1020 for the same amount from U.S.A. So I'd prefer that. :)
    04-26-2015 12:18 PM
  15. arjunan's Avatar
    Yes I know, But I can get 1020 for the same amount from U.S.A. So I'd prefer that. :)
    k. but bfor you get it, go checkout the comparison from pocketnow. Just so you know what you re getting into.
    04-26-2015 10:34 PM
  16. Yazen's Avatar
    Okay so I'm in bit of a pickle, I broke my 720's display and considering an upgrade. All I need to know is it better to wait for another mid-range flagship say 840!? or just buy the 830. I am not a big fan of 640xl, I want a device with pureview. Any suggestions!?
    1. Find a cheap parcel forwarding service.
    2. Find a lightly used Lumia 1520 on eBay

    A few months ago someone dumped 830s for $120 USD, now they cost much more.
    Lumia 1520 can be found for $250 in excellent shape

    Parcel forwarding from USA should cost no more than $35 USD
    04-26-2015 10:50 PM
  17. maverick786us's Avatar
    MS officially discontinued 830 and there are unofficial reports, that, a successor of Lumia 830 is on its, way that will overcome all the complaints that people have with 830. It will not have WP10, but GDDR2 of WP8.1. 29th April is just 2 days away, lets see. I am optimistic that the successor will hit market by next month.
    04-26-2015 11:29 PM
  18. pankaj981's Avatar
    MS officially discontinued 830
    Umm..source?


    Op: Get the 830, you'll love it. If Microsoft releases a phone in the coming months* it won't be it out for sale until at least 5-6 months from now (we are still waiting for the 640/XL here in the US). Or if you have your doubts get a cheap 640 till Microsoft announces something worthy
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-26-2015 11:30 PM
  19. maverick786us's Avatar
    Umm..source?


    Op: Get the 830, you'll love it. If Microsoft releases a phone in the coming months* it won't be it out for sale until at least 5-6 months from now (we are still waiting for the 640/XL here in the US). Or if you have your doubts get a cheap 640 till Microsoft announces something worthy
    Microsoft readying Lumia 840 to replace now discontinued Lumia 830
    Lumia 830 reportedly discontinued, Lumia 840 in the works - WMPoweruser
    Microsoft Lumia 830 quietly discontinued, Lumia 840 likely coming soon | SoyaCincau
    Lumia 840 coming soon as Microsoft discontinues Lumia 830 silently
    04-26-2015 11:35 PM
  20. pankaj981's Avatar
    04-26-2015 11:39 PM
  21. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    k. but bfor you get it, go checkout the comparison from pocketnow. Just so you know what you re getting into.
    Yep will do. Thanks :)
    04-27-2015 04:47 AM
  22. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    1. Find a cheap parcel forwarding service.
    2. Find a lightly used Lumia 1520 on eBay

    A few months ago someone dumped 830s for $120 USD, now they cost much more.
    Lumia 1520 can be found for $250 in excellent shape

    Parcel forwarding from USA should cost no more than $35 USD
    I would have taken 1520 if my hands weren't so damn small :P
    1020 should be perfect and getting it under 300USD is a pretty good deal :)
    Yazen likes this.
    04-27-2015 04:48 AM
  23. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    Umm..source?


    Op: Get the 830, you'll love it. If Microsoft releases a phone in the coming months* it won't be it out for sale until at least 5-6 months from now (we are still waiting for the 640/XL here in the US). Or if you have your doubts get a cheap 640 till Microsoft announces something worthy
    Yea I am worried about that, even if they announce a new phone it won't be out till July end or August mid. Soo 1020 at price of 830 should be a great deal! :)
    04-27-2015 04:49 AM
  24. sachinpandey's Avatar
    Better, buy a 830. U will be happy , 1020 is kinda odd type of phone. And 830s look is very stylish , sleek and easy to handle. And the performance of 830 is superb, I also had a 1020 but it heats up very soon and battery life was poor and few more things which makes me dissatisfied so I sold 1020 and bought a new 830. 830s camera is too cute :P I'm lovin it
    04-27-2015 04:57 AM

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