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Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Lumia 830 strikes a good balance with its premium aluminum frame and mid-range internals. Those looking for a solid camera experience at this price range should take a good look.

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Pros
  • Solid aluminum frame
  • Impressive, image-stabilized rear camera
  • Good everyday performance
Cons
  • Struggles in some games
  • Merely average front camera
  • Quirky white balance (though pending updates may improve things)
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

80
kepner
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
larsivanov
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
shyamgadget
ALL ROUND PHONE....BEST PHONE FROM LUMIA FAMILY!!!
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
The Lumia 830 strikes a good balance with its premium aluminum frame and mid-range internals. Those looking for a solid camera experience at this price range should take a good look.
 
80
TrustedReviews
It’s stylish, good value and takes great photos in low light, but the Lumia 830 up against some stiff competition. You won’t find a better low light camera at this price, but you will find better all-round phones.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
That's the Lumia 830's issue really: there are so many arguments to spend the extra £100 and grab the Lumia 930 instead. As Nokia's swan song the Lumia 830 is a solid performance but one without crescendo.

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