1. EBynum's Avatar
    Neowin got their AT&T Lumia 830 review unit. Check out the pics in their initial hands-on:

    Hands-on: Microsoft Lumia 830 for AT&T - Neowin

    I wonder if Windows Central got one yet.
    11-05-2014 06:22 PM
  2. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    11-05-2014 08:38 PM
  3. EBynum's Avatar
    Thanks, but that's an international version Lumia 830 in that unboxing, not the AT&T version for the U.S (pricing and availability was just announced by AT&T and Microsoft this week). Neowin got the AT&T version. Those are the fist real photos of the device (other than the marketing photos) that I've seen. The AT&T version only comes in that gunmetal gray color with green and black back covers. I was curious to see how the green back cover looked with the dark grey sides (versus the silver sides on the international versions). The green in their photos looks a little washed out. Hopefully, the actual color is darker than that.
    I'm hoping Daniel will get one of the AT&T Lumia 830's so he can confirm it supports Qi wireless charging. He has reported the back covers on the AT&T version support both Qi and PMA, so it would be nice to have Windows Central test that out, and maybe do a comparison between the AT&T version and the international version.
    11-05-2014 10:22 PM
  4. RobnJax's Avatar
    Booredatwork has an unboxing video of the AT&T version on youtube (cant post link, since this is my first posting and apparently 10 posts are needed in order to include links)

    I asked him in the comments if it works with Qi wireless charging and he confirmed it did. I followed asking him again via twitter and he confirmed it works with all of his Qi chargers. Hard to believe the way the specs are listed on both AT&T and Nokia sites, but I pretty sure Booredatwork wouldnt be wrong about this.
    11-06-2014 06:50 AM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    Thanks for the photos. I prefer the international silver edge. Maybe I'll wait until those come down in price in a month or two and get that.
    11-06-2014 07:04 AM
  6. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    -Think I still prefer the silver, but not enough to go out of my way to get an unlocked international version.
    -AT&T needs to work on their packaging. I feel like I've seen a much nicer white box in stone of the earlier unboxing videos.
    Last edited by Chris_Kez; 11-06-2014 at 10:03 AM.
    11-06-2014 07:16 AM
  7. Tellus82's Avatar
    Just for informations sake, the international version can also be bought with the same black metal frame instead of the "silver".
    11-06-2014 07:17 AM
  8. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Yup, that's what I have and I'm in the US on AT&T. Black metal frame, international version that I've had for around 2 months now.


    Fred


    Just for informations sake, the international version can also be bought with the same black metal frame instead of the "silver".
    11-06-2014 07:32 AM
  9. dharmababa's Avatar
    Booredatwork has an unboxing video of the AT&T version on youtube (cant post link, since this is my first posting and apparently 10 posts are needed in order to include links)
    Here's the link

    I'm warming up to the gunmetal/green combo.
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    11-06-2014 09:24 AM
  10. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    One other thought. My initial reaction to the micro-USB port being on top is not a positive one. At least from a visual standpoint I like the symmetry of a centered headset jack on top, and a centered USB port on bottom. Functionally, I'm not sure I'll like this when connected in the car. I worry that keeping the phone in portrait mode will put undue stress on the port. Maybe I just need to get Qi charging in the car too :)
    11-06-2014 10:03 AM
  11. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I'm warming up to the gunmetal/green combo.
    Me too, but maybe that's because I'm convincing myself to get one tomorrow instead of a 735, 1520 or an iPhone 6
    11-06-2014 10:05 AM
  12. AdamInTx's Avatar
    One other thought. My initial reaction to the micro-USB port being on top is not a positive one. At least from a visual standpoint I like the symmetry of a centered headset jack on top, and a centered USB port on bottom. Functionally, I'm not sure I'll like this when connected in the car. I worry that keeping the phone in portrait mode will put undue stress on the port. Maybe I just need to get Qi charging in the car too :)
    Which of the Lumia's don't have the USB on the top? I have a 900 still and the port is on the top and I really prefer it that way.
    11-06-2014 11:03 AM
  13. AdamInTx's Avatar
    I'm warming up to the gunmetal/green combo.
    The more I see it in non-advertising photos the less I like it. Looks like I'll be sticking to the black back unless I can get an orange one with the wireless charging built in.
    Last edited by AdamInTx; 11-06-2014 at 11:35 AM.
    11-06-2014 11:10 AM
  14. realwarder's Avatar
    One other thought. My initial reaction to the micro-USB port being on top is not a positive one. At least from a visual standpoint I like the symmetry of a centered headset jack on top, and a centered USB port on bottom. Functionally, I'm not sure I'll like this when connected in the car. I worry that keeping the phone in portrait mode will put undue stress on the port. Maybe I just need to get Qi charging in the car too :)
    My USB port always fills with lint so having it on the top is a good thing for me :)
    11-06-2014 11:29 AM
  15. oryan_dunn's Avatar
    My USB port always fills with lint so having it on the top is a good thing for me :)
    I always put my phone in my pocket top down, so when I pull it out, it'll be right-side-up.
    11-06-2014 11:45 AM
  16. Jason Gilbert's Avatar
    Which of the Lumia's don't have the USB on the top? I have a 900 still and the port is on the top and I really prefer it that way.
    My 520 has it on the bottom. If you're charging while reading it's better. Having it on top strains the plug while I'm holding it upright. On the other hand, I still connect to my car stereo through an aux port, and if I do that while charging it means I have cables sticking out of both ends.

    Maybe Santa will bring me a charging plate and bluetooth adapter for the car this year. I've been good, I promise.
    11-06-2014 05:53 PM
  17. fdalbor's Avatar
    820 and 520's are on the bottom, 925 is the top.
    11-06-2014 08:36 PM
  18. hasasimo's Avatar
    In the end, both shades of the metal frame are neutral colors, so it's not like it's not going to match. But Nokia/Microsoft designed the other colors to go with the true, non-shaded metal frame for a reason. It accents the back cover best. But with the darker metal frame, your eyes are more immediately drawn to the frame instead of the back cover. The only back cover the darker gunmetal frame looks best with is the black one.

    Oh well, it's still worth getting if you're on contract with AT&T. Otherwise, I'd get an unlocked version, whether the RM-984 or RM-985.
    11-07-2014 02:54 AM
  19. EBynum's Avatar
    I don't know, I think the darker gunmetal gray frame is starting to grow on me. When I first saw it in the marketing photos with the green back, I thought, "Blech!". It looked like a black frame, but in these photos/video it looks more like a dark gray, so maybe not as horrible with the green back cover as I originally thought. Won't really know until I see it person. Regardless, I still like the silver better, but I'd rather stick with an AT&T phone instead of getting an international version. So dark gray and green it is. I wonder how the orange back would look on it. Would make the perfect SF Giants fan phone. I wonder if the white back cover would look good. Has anyone found those back covers for sale yet? I wonder if the Microsoft Store will be getting them.

    The USB port on top doesn't really bother me, especially since Qi charging is supported.
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    11-07-2014 03:20 AM
  20. pankaj981's Avatar
    820 and 520's are on the bottom, 925 is the top.
    Flip it, the 5xx, 920, 82x, 81x, 1320, 1520, 1020, 63x..all are on bottom. The 925 and 830 are on top
    11-07-2014 06:46 AM
  21. AdamInTx's Avatar
    Flip it, the 5xx, 920, 82x, 81x, 1320, 1520, 1020, 63x..all are on bottom. The 925 and 830 are on top
    Wow, I didn't realize that the port on the top was only on that few models.
    11-07-2014 08:34 AM
  22. surfacedude's Avatar
    Neowin got their AT&T Lumia 830 review unit. Check out the pics in their initial hands-on:

    Hands-on: Microsoft Lumia 830 for AT&T - Neowin

    I wonder if Windows Central got one yet.
    will i get a bag of goodies if i buy the phone from an att or msft store? for some reason, i think i'm more likely to go out and get this phone if i get a bag of crap with it. i'm seriously not kidding.
    11-07-2014 10:41 AM
  23. ile2010's Avatar
    One other thought. My initial reaction to the micro-USB port being on top is not a positive one. At least from a visual standpoint I like the symmetry of a centered headset jack on top, and a centered USB port on bottom. Functionally, I'm not sure I'll like this when connected in the car. I worry that keeping the phone in portrait mode will put undue stress on the port. Maybe I just need to get Qi charging in the car too :)
    I use a Qi charger in my car. Not wanting to go back to wired charging. I hate the look of the charging port up top, but from a practical viewpoint it doesn't affect me at all.
    11-07-2014 11:41 AM
  24. ile2010's Avatar
    I don't know, I think the darker gunmetal gray frame is starting to grow on me. When I first saw it in the marketing photos with the green back, I thought, "Blech!". It looked like a black frame, but in these photos/video it looks more like a dark gray, so maybe not as horrible with the green back cover as I originally thought. Won't really know until I see it person. Regardless, I still like the silver better, but I'd rather stick with an AT&T phone instead of getting an international version. So dark gray and green it is. I wonder how the orange back would look on it. Would make the perfect SF Giants fan phone. I wonder if the white back cover would look good. Has anyone found those back covers for sale yet? I wonder if the Microsoft Store will be getting them.

    The USB port on top doesn't really bother me, especially since Qi charging is supported.
    I initially wanted the silver framed one (and got one), but it wasn't from my carrier and there was no unlock code. So I ended up with a gunmetal framed one from my carrier and it has grown on me. It's the first dark phone option I've liked for a while. The matte black cover is a fingerprint nightmare though, but I have an orange cover on order from eBay. Might collect a white cover as well eventually.

    The silver model that I returned also had a backlight bleed issue at the bottom of the display (the issue that some call a display gap - though there was no gap in my unit). I ended up swapping the dark one once due to a defect, but neither that one nor my current one have the backlight issue.
    11-07-2014 11:47 AM
  25. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    for some reason, i think i'm more likely to go out and get this phone if i get a bag of crap with it. i'm seriously not kidding.
    I know what you mean. It's fun to get some swag. I got mine from AT&T this morning and there were definitely no goodies, unless you consider the Fitbit that came in the box. But that was it. Would've been nice to get maybe some stickers, or a cheap screen protector, maybe a cheap 8GB SD card, or how about a $5 certificate for Softcard, etc. They offered to sell me some god-awful chubby case, or a $30 skin. No thanks.
    11-07-2014 07:38 PM

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