Nokia Lumia 830 vs Lumia 930: a quick comparison
Microsoft describes the recently announced Lumia 830 as an affordable flagship, but how does the new Windows Phone compare to the more premium Lumia 930? We’ve done a quick specs comparison to help you decide which smartphone suits you best.
Microsoft has done a brilliant job with the design of the Lumia 930 and 830 which are both made of polycarbonate and metal. The premium feel is definitely here, but the new Lumia 830 is slimmer and lighter (and probably better looking) than the 930.
The Lumia 830 comes with a 5-inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720p resolution. Though this is not a bad screen, the Lumia 930 is a clear winner with its full HD AMOLED display.
The Lumia 930’s hardware exceeds in almost all areas except the lack of a microSD slot. The 930 has a quad-core CPU running at 2.3 GHz, as opposed to the budget-oriented 1.2 GHz processor of the 830 with less Ram.
Nokia’s cameras are great and the 830 will be more than enough for taking photos and recording videos. There is a 10MP PureView camera on the back side with a single LED flash. According to Microsoft, the 830 has the slimmest OIS ever found in a Lumia smartphone. The Lumia 930, however, has a better camera on paper, but we should make real camera tests to draw conclusions about the difference between both Smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia 830 will ship with the latest Lumia Denim update pre-loaded while the 930’s owners should wait a bit longer to update their smartphones.
Finally, the price! Nokia Lumia 830 is expected to retail for around €330, while the price of the Lumia 930 at the time of writing is around €500. Lumia 830 and 930 are great smartphones offering almost the same value/price ratio. If you want to have the latest hardware, however, you need to spend 170 EUR more for the real Windows Phone flagship. What do you think of both devices? Which one would you buy and why? Share your thoughts in our comment section below.