Microsoft launches Lumia 830, 730 and 930 in India: Key features you should know

Microsoft Devices in India have launched three new devices in India: the Lumia 830 and the dual-SIM Lumia 730 and the Lumia 930.


Microsoft Devices in India have launched three new phones in India: the Lumia 830, the dual-SIM Lumia 730 and the Lumia 930. The Lumia 830 is priced at Rs 28,799 and will go on sale in India from 8 October. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 is priced at Rs 15,299 and will go on sale on 6 October, while the Lumia 930 will go on sale on 15 October at Rs 38,649.

All the three devices will come with an additional 1TB of free space on Microsoft's OneDrive. This will be  provided free of cost for the first six months, and then chargeable at the rate of Rs 125 per month. In addition to this free space, all devices run the Windows Phone 8.1 OS with the Lumia Denim Update, which offers features such as Cortana for India users (Cortana is the Nokia personal-assistant like Siri), Live folders, Apps Corner, and SMS merge and forwarding which lets users select individual text messages to either delete or copy- paste into a new message.

Here's a quick look at the features of the latest Lumia smartphones:

Lumia 830: This one is a phablet with a 5-inch screen with ClearBlack display, and the screen resolution is 720p. This provides a pixel density of 296 ppi. The Lumia 830 has an HD screen and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent scratches and breaks due to minor falls.

The processor is a quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz. There's 1 GB RAM, while the phone provides 16 GB of storage. The smartphone supports a microSD card which allows expansion up to 128 GB. In addition to this, Microsoft is offering free cloud storage worth 15 GB.

There's a 10MP main camera with 4K recording capability. This is a PureView camera with ZEISS optics, and has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Disappointingly, the front camera is a paltry 0.9 MP with 720p recording capability. It has a 2200mAh battery with wireless charging support and according to Microsoft, the maximum talk time (3G) is 14.8hours which sounds pretty impressive. Lumia 830 will come in Bright Orange, White and Black.

Lumia 730 Dual-SIM: This smartphone aimed at selfie-lovers has a 4.7-inch screen with 720 p resolution Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and pixel density of 316 ppi.

The smartphone has a 5MP front camera with support for full HD recording and has wide angle lens. There's a 6.7 MP rear camera, with 4x Digital zoom, and LED flash. The processor is a Snapdragon 400, quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz. The smartphone has 1 GB RAM, 8GB storage space and supports microSD with 128GB as the limit. Like the 830, there's also free cloud storage space of 15 GB.

The battery is 2220 mAh and Microsoft is promising 17 hours talktime on 3G on this device. This smartphone does not support wireless charging.

Lumia 730 will come in Green, Orange, Dark Grey, and White.

Lumia 930: Lumia 930 has a full HD, 5-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a screen resolution of 441 ppi. The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 which is clocked at 2.2 GHz. It has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB total memory space, but no support for any extra storage. Despite being the priciest of the three, it only comes with 7 GB of free space on OneDrive. However, Microsoft provides six months of free 1TB storage on OneDrive, which will later be charged at Rs 125 per month.

This smartphone has a 20MP PureView camera with 2x digital zoom and Dual-LED flash. The front camera is 1.2 MP wide angle lens with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. The battery capacity is 2420mAh, which Microsoft claims can provide 17.9 hours of talktime on a 3G network.

The Lumia 930 will come in Bright Orange, Black and White colours.


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