In September, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 830, its new flagship phone that's packed with premium features at a midrange price.
Marketed as an "affordable flagship," the Lumia 830 is now available for only $99 with a contract on AT&T. Could this entry-level smartphone be the Windows Phone for your business?
Here's what the Lumia 830 has to offer small businesses.
Display and design
Sporting a 5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel LCD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, the Lumia 830 gives you plenty of screen real estate to help you work on business apps and stay productive on the go. It measures 5.48 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches and weighs 5.3 ounces. [Nokia Lumia 830: Top 3 Business Features]
In a hands-on review by our sister site Laptop Mag, the Lumia 830 was found to have a "crisp and bright" display, and was described as lightweight, thin and comfortable to hold.
The Lumia 830 runs on Windows Phone 8.1, offering several features that make it easy to run your business on the go:
- Native integration with Microsoft Office, so you can easily work on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations wherever you are.
- Cortana, Windows Phone's voice-activated digital assistant, so you can set alarms, take notes, perform Web searches and complete other tasks using voice commands.
- 15GB of storage on OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.
Power and accessories
Equipped with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, the Lumia 830 is powerful enough to keep up with the business apps you use the most. It ships with only 16GB of storage, but if you need more space, storage is expandable to up to 128GB via microSD.
The device comes with a removable 2200-mAh battery, which Microsoft says has a maximum talk time of 14 hours and 48 minutes on 3G.
Camera and accessories
The Lumia 830 also comes with several features business users will love, including a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera for stunning photos and high-resolution videos, a 0.9-megapixel front-facing camera for videoconferencing and online meetings, and support for Microsoft's new Lumia accessories:
- Nokia Wireless Charging Stand. Wirelessly charge your phone by setting it on the stand. There's no need to plug it in, and it remains upright so you can easily use the device while it charges.
- Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10.Use this during business presentations to beam your display to any HDMI-supported monitor or projector.