Nokia Lumia 830
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Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830
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Few smartphones scream personality like a Nokia. All across the range are phones dressed in bright ‘look at me’ colours, each one standing out from the pack of drab white, black or grey that adorns everything from iPhones to HTCs. Not everyone will be lured to Nokia's design, but the people that buy Nokia phones often love them loudly.

This philosophy extends to the Lumia 830, a mid-range Nokia with a back lavished in bright colours that slides in between the budget Lumia 635 and flagship 930 comfortably.

Note: The Nokia Lumia 830 reviewed by Good Gear Guide is on loan from Yatango Shopping, which is currently stocking the smartphone for $469.95. GGG will update this article once we receive an Australian loan unit from Nokia.

Borrowed from the flagship is the sense it was crafted and not assembled. The smartphone is built upon an aluminium chassis that is milled from a single block. It feels cold, taut and rigid, but in the best of ways. Buttons forged from the same material punctuate its side.

Nokia touts the 830 as its thinnest smartphone to date with a waist of 9mm. Other smartphones are thinner — take the 7mm iPhone 6 for instance — and yet the proportions of this Lumia feel right. Nokia has rounded the rear subtly in an effort to make it more comfortable. The efforts make the large smartphone a little more comfortable to hold, but it remains a tough phone to pocket.

The screen of the Lumia 830 spans 5-inches, is well backlit and benefits from a wide viewing angle. The downside is the 1280x720 display has 294 pixels in each inch, and that’s just not enough to hide pixels from a naked eye — although it falls short by the faintest of margins.

Nokia devices nowadays run Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia 830 packs the Lumia Denim update. Bundled goodies include the test version of Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana, and the ability to create folders on the home screen. These seemingly minor updates inch Window Phone closer to Android and iOS so that the jump across no longer frightens.

The screen of the Lumia 830 spans 5-inches, is well backlit and benefits from a wide viewing angle. The downside is the 1280x720 display has 294 pixels in each inch, and that’s just not enough to hide pixels from a naked eye — although it falls short by the faintest of margins.

Nokia devices nowadays run Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia 830 packs the Lumia Denim update. Bundled goodies include the test version of Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana, and the ability to create folders on the home screen. These seemingly minor updates inch Window Phone closer to Android and iOS so that the jump across no longer frightens.

The version of Cortana available in Australia holds great promise under the proviso Microsoft irons out some of the kinks. Cortana will schedule calendar entries, send texts and draft emails promptly and without error. The personal assistant also has a flair for online searches, even though it doesn’t yet exhibit the same level of maturity showcased by Google Now or Apple’s Siri. Our only qualm is the alpha version couldn’t playback music, even though it recognised the songs and albums we requested.

The Windows Phone 8.1 interface

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