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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

 
87
Average user Score
 
80
kepner
09.30.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
larsivanov
07.19.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
shyamgadget
05.11.15
ALL ROUND PHONE....BEST PHONE FROM LUMIA FAMILY!!!
 
80
deadwords4
04.16.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
Vird
02.22.15
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
100
Truesteye
02.04.15
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
miloBenz
12.16.14
Have this phone for 30 days. Very happy with it. The advantages over iOS/Android devices are many, drawbacks are a few. The GOOD: top hardware for much less money then Apple/Samsung, excellent performance, long battery life, outstanding camera, expandability, flexibility, wireless charging, excellent UI, glance screen feature, best Maps and free navigation, outstanding Cloud integration, great software package out of the box. The BAD: minor inconveniences (takes a fraction of a second longer then it should to do some tasks, email app misses text formatting, some functions need an extra click, calendar shows only previous 2 weeks)

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