Lumia 930, Lumia 830, and Lumia 730 Dual SIM Launched in India

 
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Lumia 930, Lumia 830, and Lumia 730 Dual SIM Launched in India
Microsoft has launched the Lumia 930, Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM in India, priced at Rs. 38,649, Rs. 28,799, and Rs. 15,299, respectively. The Lumia 930 will be available from October 15, while the other two will be available from October 8.

The Lumia 930 (seen below), Lumia 830 (seen above) and Lumia 730 Dual SIM (seen far below) run Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 830 will get the new Lumia Denim update out-of-the-box, while the Lumia 730 Dual SIM will get it sometime in Q4 2014. All 3 handsets get 1TB of free cloud storage via OneDrive for 6 months, as well as the Lumia 1520. After 6 months, users will have to pay Rs. 100 per month.

The Lumia 930, unveiled back in April alongside the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635, features a 5-inch (1080x1920 pixel) display with a pixel density of 441ppi. The display boasts of a Gorilla Glass 3 screen, the 'Super Sensitive Touch' feature, and 'a near 180-degree viewing angle'. The Lumia 930 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage (7GB free OneDrive cloud storage).

The Lumia 930 also sports a 20-megapixel PureView camera, which has optical image stabilization (OIS) and Carl Zeiss optics. A front-facing 1.2-megapixel wide-angle camera is onboard as well, apart from four directional microphones and integrated Dolby Surround Sound. A LTE quad-band chip and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support is featured.

nokia_lumia_930_nokia.jpgFeaturing an aluminium frame with metallic accents, and a curved polycarbonate back with Bright Orange, Bright Green, Black and White colours, the Lumia 930 runs on a 2420mAh battery, and boasts of built-in wireless charging.

Microsoft is billing the Lumia 830, which was launched at IFA 2014, is the company's "thinnest and lightest Lumia to date." It will be available in Green, Grey, Orange, and White colours. It sports a 10-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, and also comes with what the company touts is the "thinnest" Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) set-up seen on a Lumia smartphone. It also packs a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

Other enhancements added to the camera on the Lumia 830 include Nokia Rich Recording - with three mics offering true 5.1 surround sound, and Nokia Camera is claimed to offer distortion-free and full bandwidth stereo recording. The company confirmed that an over-the-air (OTA) update of Lumia Camera on the Lumia 830 will bring even quicker camera start-up and shooting speeds, and will also add new features such as Rich Capture and Moment Capture.

Microsoft notes the Lumia 830 also includes the low-power motion-sensing technology, dubbed SensorCore, for fitness fanatics.

The Lumia 830 features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) ClearBlack IPS LCD display offering a pixel density of 296ppi. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 128GB (via microSD card). It is backed by a 2200mAh battery that offers a standby time of up to 22 days, and talk time of up to 14.8 hours on 3G. It supports wireless charging.

lumia_730_dual_sim_microsoft.jpgThe Lumia 730 Dual SIM, which was launched alongside the 4G-capable single-SIM Lumia 735 at IFA 2014, on the other hand will come in Bright Green, Bright Orange, Dark Grey and White colours. It features a 6.7-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a 24mm wide angle lens. The Lumia 730 Dual SIM, like its name is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) smartphone, and features 3G connectivity.

The Lumia 730 Dual SIM features a 4.7-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 316ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.

It features 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). Microsoft is also offering 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for Lumia 730 Dual SIM users. The Lumia 730 Dual SIM features a 2220mAh battery rated to deliver up to for 22 hours of 2G talk time and 17 hours of 3G talk time.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stupendous camera performance
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Sunlight legibility is good
  • Bad
  • Subpar viewing angles
  • Not suitable for hardcore gaming

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.2GHz quad-core

Front Camera

0.9-megapixel

Resolution

720x1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Windows Phone 8.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

10-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2200mAh
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good, crisp display
  • Both cameras can capture good pictures
  • Very good battery life
  • Bad
  • Windows Phone still lacks a lot of apps
  • Lack of camera shutter button

Display

4.70-inch

Processor

1.2GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720x1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Windows Phone 8.1

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

6.7-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2220mAh
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