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Mid-range smartphone battle: iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 830

iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 830

After comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to the Lumia 930 let’s have a look at Apple and Nokia’s affordable flagships  – the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the Nokia Lumia 830.

iPhone 6 Nokia Lumia 830
Dimensions 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight 129g 150g
Display 4.7 inches, 750 x 1334 pixels, 326 ppi 5.0 inches , 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi
Processor Apple A8 , Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone Snapdragon 400 , Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Storage 16/64/128 GB 16 GB
microSD No Yes, up to 128 GB
Camera 8 MP, Dual LED 10 MP, Carl Zeiss, OIS, LED flash
Front-facing camera 1.2MP 0.9MP
Dolby Digital Plus No Yes
Battery 1810 mAh, stand-by up to 250 h 2200 mAh, standby up to 528 hours
Fingerprint sensor Yes No
Wireless charging No Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Price $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB), $849(128GB) $430

Both phones are by no means high-end devices and both Microsoft and Apple don’t offer anything revolutionary here. The iPhone 6, however, is thinner and lighter, has a better processor and a slightly more dense screen.

Lumia’s 830 camera module, on the other hand, should deliver better images as it features a 10-megapixel PureView sensor with Optical Image Stabilization. iPhone 6’s camera lacks OIS and offer less pixels.

With iPhone 6, Apple finally offered NFC to its consumers and this has been described as ”huge innovation”. Well done guys, but Nokia 6131 had NFC more than 8 years before iPhone.

Of course, the iPhone 6 is far more expensive than the 830. If you choose the 16 GB version (it will be useless if you download many apps, games, multimedia and take photos) you need to pay $219 more than the Nokia Lumia 830 which has a microSD for expansion.

So, what is your opinion about the Iphone6  and the Lumia 830? Are you willing to pay $219 extra for having an Apple on the back?