If you don’t need a 5 inch phone with all the bells and whistles, but don’t want to miss out on the big size, Nokia’s 830 could fit that bill, landing locally with a positively mid-range price.
The five inch space doesn’t always carry a high price tag, which is something we’ve seen with some of the budget and mid-range Android options coming out in the market today.
Windows Phone almost always has a few, though, and now it’s time for another, as Nokia outs its 830 in Australia, past the global announcement at IFA in Germany a couple of months ago.
If you haven’t heard, the Lumia 830 takes the design of Nokia’s 5 inch Full HD Lumia 930, but applies some slightly lower specs to the handset to make it priced for people not keen on spending over $600.
In this model, there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4G LTE connectivity, with the 5 inch screen set to 720p HD 1280×720 instead of the Full HD 1080p 1920×1080 offered by the 930.
Unlike the Lumia 930, however, Nokia is including a microSD slot, letting you upgrade that storage when you need to.
It will also include support for the 700MHz spectrum, which should offer more solid 4G speeds in buildings in Australia, as well as reaching out to regional areas.
A 10 megapixel camera will be used here, down from the 20 on the Lumia 930, with a 1 megapixel camera up front, though we’re pleased to see Qi wireless charging has been built into the box (charger optional).
Pricing looks good for mid-range too, with the Lumia 830 arriving in stores shortly for $579, while also available on plans from Telstra and Optus.
You’ll find this one shortly in November, with orange, green, white, and black the colour choices, and hopefully, we’ll have a review along soon too.