New Windows Phone-830

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Cnasty, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Not many WP fans around here but this sounds like a nice package for the price.

    $433 or so off contract.

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    Here is the 730 as well:

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  2. Wiesenlooser macrumors 6502a

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    Im thinking of buying my mother one. (If the battery life is good)
     
  3. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    2200mAH isnt too shabby and its removable which is also nice.
     
  4. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Hmmm. I still have time to return the Lumia WP off contract I purchased a few weeks ago for $99. It is a steal but I might look into these instead.
     
  5. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    These offer some great prices for a solid spec device off contract.

    I am intrigued for sure and really like the variety from the 635 all the way up to the 830 being announced as everyone has a price point they can shoot for.

    Well done in my opinion and have enjoyed Nokia devices very much since adopting them the last couple months.

    But as we know, WP is still lagging far behind and not for everyone.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Carphone Warehouse are generally very positive about the Windows Phone's this year. The 830 and 730 look like nice devices.
     
  7. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Saw this today on Engadget. Not too bad at all. I could get the 830 and be happy with it. Its not the 930 but has decent specs. I dont know about the 2200 mAH battery though. Thats 200 less than the Nexus 5 which isnt that good of a battery life.

    Those who have Nokia's, do the smaller battery's last good on them?

    I like that these have a MicroSD slot as well.
     
  8. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Is it me or all the Lumia's are starting to look alike? All these numbers are confusing me. :(
     
  9. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think a WP battery on a Nokia device is far superior than the same battery on an Android Nexus device due to the OS and the efficiency of how it operates.

    I have a 635 which has a 1830mah battery and it lasts forever with solid use throughout.

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    Yes they are looking alike for sure and not a fan of their numbered type naming system. It is massively confusing when they start releasing newer hardware and especially when they are similar like the 730/830 and 630/635 etc.
     
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    I'm really liking what I've seen of the 830 so far. I might pick one up at some point.
     
  11. mclld macrumors 68000

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    It is a damn shame WP isnt more popular, it is so nice.
     
  12. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed.

    Really enjoying my little 3 month experiment with it.
     
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Saw a Lumia 735 listed on phonearena. Getting hard to keep track of all these smarties.

    Specs did not show anything different unless I missed it. Maybe the model name is region specific.
     
  14. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    The only two numbers I need to know are the 930 and 830, and since I can't get the 930, ......im In for the 830.....at some point after I get the Nexus 6 or Moto X+1
     
  15. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Interested in the 730. Any word on price?

    One thing that has been annoying the crap out of me with my 520 is that my tiles and unlock screen don't refresh. Granted I don't used the phone everyday but it is showing the date as the 28th still and the titles are all showing old notifications. Is there a setting I have to change?
     
  16. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if either of them are available in Canada, or if the bands support it. Most WP aren't, unfortunately.

    I really liked the 930 but the price was just a bit too much for me. ~$430 CAD sounds about right for an 830. I suspect the IPS screen may even be better than the OLED in the 930.
     
  17. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Blame it on lack of apps. I would be a Lumia 1520 owner if the app selection wasn't so bad.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    If only the 830 iincluded a 20mp camera and used an 800 snapdragon quad core. Could have called it the 930 mini.
     
  19. AppleRobert, Sep 11, 2014
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    If I weed out the new upcoming androids by trying the ones that interest me most and not liking any of them versus the bunch I have on that OS already, it may just come down to getting one of these WPs.

    Something tells me eventually from what I reseached so far anyways, that is what is going to happen. Please don't let any of these disappoint me, I'm depressed enough already anticipating the new androids. Too big, bad battery, etc. etc. Enough already. :)

    And by the way, I'm not getting an Iphone 6. You can't make me :)
     

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