Nokia and owner Microsoft announced yesterday at the IFA expo in Berlin three new mid-range smartphones – the Lumia 730, Lumia 735, and Lumia 830.
“Our strategy is to help people do more with stunning products that unite and showcase the best of Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences,” said Chris Weber, corporate vice president of Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft. “The Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM combine popular Microsoft services such as Skype, Microsoft Office and OneDrive with amazing Lumia innovations in design and imaging to bring experiences that people value, at prices they can afford.”
First off, the Lumia 730 is a Dual SIM 3G phone while the Lumia 735 is a single SIM 4G/LTE phone; the rest of their specifications are pretty much the same. One of the main features of both the 730 and 735, and the feature that earned these phones the title of a selfie phone, is their powerful front-facing camera which is a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera with a focal length of 24mm and 1080p video recording capability.
The other features of the Lumia 730 and 735 include a 4.7-inch Super Sensitive Touch HD OLED display with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot that supports up to a 128GB card, a 2,220 mAh battery, and a 6.7-megapixel AF rear camera with LED flash. The Lumia 730 and 735 also comes with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage and a free three-month Skype Unlimited World subscription.
If the Lumia 730 and 735 are touted as selfie phones, the Lumia 830 is being called the Lumia line’s affordable flagship device which keeps the same style as the high-end flagship Lumia 930 but with a more affordable price tag. It is also the company’s thinnest and lightest flagship Lumia device measuring only 8.5mm thin.
The Lumia 830 features a 5-inch ClearBlack IPS-LCD screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the protection of a curved Gorilla Glass 3.0, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot that supports up to a 128GB card, and a removable 2,200 mAh battery with support for Qi wireless charging.
Compared to the 730 and 735, the Lumia 830 isn’t really a selfie phone with its 1-megapixel front-facing camera but it makes up for it with its powerful 10-megapixel PureView rear camera equipped with Optical Image Stabilization, an LED flash, and ZEISS optics. Lastly, it also comes with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
The Lumia 730 and 735 will be available in bright green, bright orange, dark grey, and white, sometime in September for an SRP of 219 EUR before taxes and subsidies and 199 EUR before taxes and subsidies, respectively. On the other hand, the Lumia 830 will be available in Sepember in bright orange, bright green, white and black, for an SRP of around 330 EUR before taxes and subsidies.