Nokia Lumia 830 vs Lumia 930 specs shootout


The Nokia Lumia 930 released in the summer and was recently joined by the newly announced Nokia Lumia 830. The Lumia 930 is the more expensive of the two, but what extra do you get for the money? Today we’re comparing the Nokia Lumia 830 vs. Lumia 930 in a specs shootout.

These are both Windows Phone handsets but although they have some similarities there are more differences. We’ll detail the key specs of each so that you can see how they stand up against each other and what they have to offer. It’s worth pointing out that neither of these are dual SIM handsets.

The Lumia 830 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Lumia 930 has a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU.

Both phones have 5-inch displays. However, the Lumia 830 is of the IPS LCD variety with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Lumia 930 has an AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution resulting in 441 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Lumia 830 has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 128GB. The Lumia 930 has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but this time it’s non-expandable.

Camera set-up
The Lumia 830 has a 10-megapixel PureView rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 1080p video capture. It also has a 0.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Meanwhile the Lumia 930 has a 20-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 1080p video recording. It has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Lumia 830 has a 2200 mAh battery while the Lumia 930 has a 2420 mAh battery. Both are removable.

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Both phones support 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Lumia 830 has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n while the Lumia 930 has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

Operating System
Both phones run Windows Phone 8.1.

Dimensions and Weight
The Lumia 830 measures 139.4mm x 70.7mm x 8.5mm and weighs 150g. The Lumia 930 measures 137mm x 71mm x 9.8mm, weighing in at 167g.

Pricing varies by region and also retailer so we cannot be specific. We’ve taken a look at UK and India pricing and the Lumia 830 is the cheaper of the two. For example in the UK the SIM-free Lumia 830 can be found for around £305 while the Lumia 930 is around £430. In India the Lumia 830 launched at Rs. 28,799 and the 930 is available from tomorrow and launched at Rs. 38,649. However, we’ve seen both phones priced cheaper depending on retailer, with not too much difference between them.

When considering the specs it’s pretty clear that the extra money for the Lumia 930 definitely brings many benefits. For example it has a faster processor, higher resolution display, more RAM and built-in internal storage, better camera capabilities, and a higher capacity battery. However, the Lumia 830 is not without its merits as it has expandable storage and is the lighter and slimmer of the two handsets.

Both phones are likely to please Nokia Lumia fans and both have distinctive Lumia styling, (Lumia 830 pictured below and 930 above). Therefore the price difference between them where you are is likely to determine whether you think the extra cost for the Lumia 930 is worth it. Taking everything into account are you more likely to buy the Nokia Lumia 830 or the Lumia 930?

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