12-08-2014 10:50 AM
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  1. anon(8532178)'s Avatar
    Hi everyone I was wondering if I should upgrade my Lumia 925 to the so called "affordable flagship" if so what will be the Pros and Cons.
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    11-13-2014 06:32 PM
  2. LordGreylock's Avatar
    I had a 925 and really liked it. I ended up selling it and using an iPhone temporarily, anyway I bought my 830 from AT&T this week. It's a very capable phone and I find the performance is similar to my 925, though I'm not gaming or anything like that.

    If anything it just feels like a lateral move, not a huge upgrade. I've only had the 830 for the past few days so I really haven't had a lot of time to compare it. Personally I prefer the 830 to my 925 only because I like the size, design and the wireless charging built-in.
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-13-2014 07:06 PM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    If the 925 had an SD card then I would have never moved to the 830
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    11-13-2014 07:14 PM
  4. LordGreylock's Avatar
    If the 925 had an SD card then I would have never moved to the 830
    Oh yeah thats another reason I like the 830 a bit more.
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-13-2014 07:35 PM
  5. anon(8532178)'s Avatar
    So mostly pros? Also how about specifications wise?
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-13-2014 10:02 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    What about it?
    11-14-2014 06:16 PM
  7. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I just want to point out one thing as I was considering both these devices for me too. Here's what i found out..the 925, as mentioned, doesn't have SD CARD slot. Then, the 830, has aluminium frame that HEATS up like hell. (It's worse in 930) and this was a deal breaker for me. If this wasn't enough, the 730 has the SAME internals as the 830, and comes with an AMOLED screen and clear black technology. It is also lighter and crisper resolution. And the best part? IT'S HALF THE PRICE of the 830!
    anon(8532178) and Guytronic like this.
    11-15-2014 03:13 AM
  8. Rick_Air's Avatar
    I upgraded from a 925 to a 930, and a part of me wishes I hadn't bothered.
    The difference between the 2 isn't as large as you'd expect and the 925 is one of the best Lumias to hold and look at.
    If you're happy with your 925 I'd keep it till some of the Windows 10 devices come out.
    I'm realising that upgrading from one years model to the next isn't really worth it, you're better off waiting 2 years and then there'll be a bigger improvement between new and old.

    And as you say the 830 is more of a 'sidegrade' so I'd expect the difference to be even less.

    (for the more argumentative readers, the above is my own personal opinion)
    11-15-2014 03:26 AM
  9. wxap's Avatar
    I think in terms of design 830 is more elegant
    Guytronic and Hugo Sundberg like this.
    11-15-2014 03:41 AM
  10. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I think in terms of design 830 is more elegant
    The aluminium frame..trust me you will regret it.
    11-15-2014 03:42 AM
  11. Iina the Magnet's Avatar
    Surely you've had a bad experience/faulty device? Most reviews mention how cool the phone runs and 99% of people here in wcentral forums also compliments the 830 on it.
    11-15-2014 06:24 AM
  12. Conan143's Avatar
    I think I have used 925 pretty much about a year and a half..I couldn't select the right phone to upgrade since up to now there is no device which is successor to 925...
    I think in future MS should make a phone with the below internals
    Body - Lumia 925
    Screen - 5 inches
    Camera - 10 or 20 mp or whatever
    Processor - Snapdragon 800 series
    ram - 2gb
    battery - 3300mah
    SD card - Yes...


    I hope MS release a phone with Lumia 925 body but with better specs ..
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    11-15-2014 06:34 AM
  13. Likwidz's Avatar
    I went from a 925 to 830 prototype to 830 AT&T and I am quite pleased with the latest & greatest. I agree with most it is more of a lateral move as far as specifications aside from the add external memory, but from a form-factor and quality of build it feels like an upgrade. On both the 830's I have and the one my gf has the aluminum frame never really heats up, it actually does the opposite when it's exposed to colder temperatures -- it gets pretty cold. Also to note I flashed the prototype to Denim and the official one has it on there, so you also get that right off the bat with some added features.
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    11-15-2014 09:22 AM
  14. edoug's Avatar
    I just did the same and notice something new: The microphone from my apple headphones now works. The volume controls don't, bit the microphone is a huge leap forward for me! I haven't unplugged yet to see if it works multiple times but as I just found out a couple minutes ago I ran here to see if anyone else had picked up on this
    11-15-2014 09:28 AM
  15. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    The aluminium frame..trust me you will regret it.
    I had the phone for almost a week now (including my wife who plays some light weight games as well). Never had a problem with overheating to this point. I would not try to generalize my own experience with the 830.....
    11-15-2014 09:57 AM
  16. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I had the phone for almost a week now (including my wife who plays some light weight games as well). Never had a problem with overheating to this point. I would not try to generalize my own experience with the 830.....
    I didn't generalize..I only made him aware of the issue LOTS of people are facing. It's even on Nokia forums.
    11-15-2014 10:31 AM
  17. Likwidz's Avatar
    I didn't generalize..I only made him aware of the issue LOTS of people are facing. It's even on Nokia forums.
    Not to get into a back and forth, but I would have to agree with @edoug. Between myself and a few others that have variants of the 830, non seem to have experienced any heating issues with the frame. Nor have I really heard of any problems until this thread. And if it is a problem, there is no way of really knowing if it is a majority or minority issue. If most people with 830's aren't experiencing any heating problems, you aren't going to hear from some to most of them. @X0LARIUM, if this is a serious concern you should link PachecoCorporationCe to all of those complaints providing him/her more info to make a better decision.
    anon(8532178) likes this.
    11-15-2014 11:48 AM
  18. nessinhaw's Avatar
    no heating on the frame here too! EXCEPT when the phone is charging, but I guess that is expected since any phone does heat up when charging
    11-15-2014 03:02 PM
  19. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    If your 830
    HEATS up like hell
    then you obviously have a defective phone or something else is going on.
    No one has reported massive heating problems with the 830. The 930, on the other hand, has a large and widespread heating problem, many people reporting that.
    I had a 930 for about 10 days and returned it. IT got extremely hot and battery life was the pits.
    No problem at all with the 830 that I've had for a couple of months not.


    :)
    Fred


    I just want to point out one thing as I was considering both these devices for me too. Here's what i found out..the 925, as mentioned, doesn't have SD CARD slot. Then, the 830, has aluminium frame that HEATS up like hell. (It's worse in 930) and this was a deal breaker for me. If this wasn't enough, the 730 has the SAME internals as the 830, and comes with an AMOLED screen and clear black technology. It is also lighter and crisper resolution. And the best part? IT'S HALF THE PRICE of the 830!
    11-15-2014 04:01 PM
  20. X0LARIUM's Avatar


    wmpoweruser.com/a-day-with-the-nokia-lumia-830-the-good-the-bad-and-the-issues-we-faced/




    www.techtoyreviews.com/lumia-830-full-review/



    m.snapdeal.com/product/nokia-lumia-830-orange/131120339
    anon(8532178) likes this.
    11-15-2014 05:28 PM
  21. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Again to not get into an argument with anyone...it was something I DID read and thought the OP should know about. If people don't have this issue in general, its a good thing. But I was merely pointing out the issue exists. What's worse is it happens on the sides, where the hold the device more often.
    ven07 and anon(8532178) like this.
    11-15-2014 05:30 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    Going form the 925 to the 830 is not an upgrade, but more of a "sidegrade" lol Otherwise the 830 should provide a slight boost when it comes down to user experience, because the 830 comes with Denim installed
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    11-15-2014 06:00 PM
  23. colinkiama's Avatar
    Lol there are no cons. Just pros. 10mp pureview, built in wireless charging, micro sd card support for up to 128gb. More efficient processor so better battery life. Oh and the battery is replaceable too
    Last edited by colinkiama; 11-16-2014 at 05:20 AM.
    11-15-2014 06:12 PM
  24. nessinhaw's Avatar
    oh wow, it heats up on heavy tasks and gaming! my god, must be the only phone in the world!

    my old Moto X used to heat up like hell when i would play games...even 10min of gaming would make it uncomfortable to hold already lol

    seriously, get over it guys, if it is not heating up on NORMAL use then its all ok!

    on heavy usage, gaming for too long and charging it WILL heat up and this happens to almost all smartphones!
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    11-15-2014 08:41 PM
  25. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Mmmmm, "tends to heat up a bit during heavy and extensive use" is a LOT different than "HEATS up like hell" :)

    My 930 would "HEAT up like hell", my 830 is nothing like that at all even during heavy use, just slightly warm.


    Fred


    Again to not get into an argument with anyone...it was something I DID read and thought the OP should know about. If people don't have this issue in general, its a good thing. But I was merely pointing out the issue exists. What's worse is it happens on the sides, where the hold the device more often.
    11-15-2014 10:21 PM
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