Nokia Lumia 830 Receiving GDR2 in UK

Nokia Lumia 830 Receiving GDR2 in UK

By Rich W Woods Hey, remember Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2? Yea, it’s the update to Windows Phone that no existing Lumias are going to get. The only way you can get your hands on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 is to buy a new Lumia, such as a Lumia 640, 640 XL, or 540 Dual SIM. Well, non-Lumias such as the HTC One M8 for Windows and the Yezz Billy 4.7 got the update…

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HTC Desire 820 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

HTC Desire 820 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods HTC is always on the cutting edge of new technologies. They made the first Android phone. They were the first to use a high resolution front facing camera. In fact, they were the first to use a reasonable resolution in the front camera. They were the first to use a flash on the front camera. They were the first to put speakers on the front of the phone. Both the HTC…

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Nokia Lumia 830 vs Amazon Fire Phone Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Amazon Fire Phone Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods It would appear that it’s Nokia Lumia 830 day. Currently, I am reviewing three phones: the Amazon Fire Phone, the Microsoft Lumia 535, and the HTC Desire 820. Unfortunately, I am being forced to bump up the Nokia Lumia 830 in the comparison rotation because Microsoft wants their phone back. Both of these phones have pretty great cameras. In fact, the Nokia Lumia 830’s Pureview camera is phenomenal. I have noticed…

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Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods We know how this comparison is going to turn out, right? Well, not necessarily. I have seen some really amazing stuff come from Nokia cameras, even ones that are not Pureview. When I first got the Microsoft Lumia 535, I compared it to the Lumia 530 and thought that after that, I would move on to the 520, 635, and then maybe the 830. Then, Microsoft threw a wrench in my…

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Nokia Lumia 830 Available Unlocked from Microsoft Store

Nokia Lumia 830 Available Unlocked from Microsoft Store

By Rich W Woods Microsoft/Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 830 on September 5 and AT&T started selling it on November 7. They still are and it costs $99 with a two year contract or $449 off contract. Everyone said that $449 was a bit expensive but it was justified by the idea that it comes with a free Fitbit. Well, if you thought that $449 was expensive when bundled with a Fitbit, just wait until…

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HTC Desire Eye vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison: Battle for the Mid-Range

HTC Desire Eye vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison: Battle for the Mid-Range

By Rich W Woods HTC’s Desire line of phones has typically been their mid-range brand. The HTC Desire Eye is in every respect a flagship phone; however, many reviewers are calling it mid-range. Whether you want to call it flagship or mid-range, it certainly has a high end camera. The Nokia Lumia 830 is just the opposite. It is being labeled as an affordable flagship but it is in all respects a mid-range phone; however,…

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Nokia Lumia 830 Review: An Affordable Flagship

Nokia Lumia 830 Review: An Affordable Flagship

By Rich W Woods On September 5, 2014, Nokia announced their first ever affordable flagship, the Nokia Lumia 830. To say the least, I was skeptical. After all, it uses a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400, the same as the Nokia Lumia 635 and the same strength as the Nokia Lumia 530. If you don’t know about Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon 400 is the low end of the mid-range. Think of it as Snapdragon 200 as…

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HTC One M8 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison: Ultrapixels vs Pureview

HTC One M8 vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison: Ultrapixels vs Pureview

By Rich W Woods The cameras on the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 830 couldn’t be more different. Nokia uses a Pureview camera with a Carl Zeiss lens while HTC uses their ultrapixel approach, using a mere 4 MP sensor and using software to saturate the images. Both of these phones take beautiful photos but in completely different ways. It has been rumored that the HTC One M8 will be HTC’s last ultrapixel…

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Nokia Lumia Icon vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia Icon vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods Anyone who knows me knows that I am a very big fan of the Nokia Lumia 930. I feel that it is the best Windows Phone that exists and that it is a shame that it isn’t sold by carriers in the United States. The Nokia Lumia 830 shares a design language as the Nokia Lumia 930. In fact, many reviewers have called it a lower end Lumia 930. When Nokia…

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Nokia Lumia 830 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods When Microsoft first announced Nokia’s first ever affordable flagship, I was skeptical. After all, it uses the same Snapdragon 400 processor as the Nokia Lumia 635. In case you don’t know much about smart phone processors, Snapdragon 400 is the low end of the mid-range; however, the more I use the Nokia Lumia 830, the more impressed I am with it. As with all new review units that come in, I’ve…

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