One final thing is the screen, and while we’ve noted that this is one area that no doubt has helped the battery get the most out of it, this is one screen that has the potential to wash out at angles.

We noticed it while taking pictures one evening when the screen began to invert, so just be aware, while Nokia says this is an IPS screen (In-Plane Switching), it’s not the same high-quality IPS screen you see on other smartphones and tablets, and angles can do some interesting things to your view, namely change the look of the colours you’re seeing.

Conclusion

Nokia and Microsoft Devices — whatever it’s now called — can sure make things a little difficult to work out.

With its current Lumia line-up, you can either go with the 930 which is a great phone with an ordinary battery life and no expandable storage, or you can pick the 830 — this phone — which is an ordinary phone with great battery life and storage that can be expanded.

See how confusing it is?

If you had to pick a Lumia out of those two, though, we’d probably go with this one (the Lumia 830), because while the Lumia 930 has the specs to win the game, the Lumia 830 is a good all-rounder with solid battery life to boot. And if you can live without a decent front-facing camera, we’d check this out, because it’ll survive your day without any problems.

 

Review: Nokia Lumia 830
Price (RRP): $579 Manufacturer: Nokia
Slightly slimmer and lighter than Nokia's Lumia 930; Aluminium framing; Supports fast 4G; Features a dedicated camera button; Removable back with removable battery; Lets you tap the screen to wake it up; Upgradeable memory here on this model, but not on the 930; Runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box with Cortana ready to go;
Ordinary specs; Mediocre screen that washes out and inverts at angles; Mobile 4G performance feels a little under where it should be;
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