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Microsoft Lumia 930 or Lumia 830: Which one which is a good buy today?

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List of differences between Lumia 930 and 830 to help you pick the right one
  • Microsoft Lumia 930 or Lumia 830: Which one which is a good buy today?
    Microsoft Lumia 930 or Lumia 830: Which one which is a good buy today?
    Today at an event Microsoft launched three new devices for the Indian market- Lumia 930, 830 and 730. While the Lumia 930 is the top-end phone launched today, Lumia 830 is a trimmed down Lumia 930 and the Lumia 730 is a new selfie phone.
    We today bring you a difference meter of the two new phones Lumia 930 and Lumia 830.
    Oops… the trimdown on processor
    The 930 goes in for a fullHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2 a GHz while the Lumia 830 is a HD phone (1280 x 720 pixels) and manages with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz.
    The processor in the Lumia 930 is supported by a Andreno 330 graphics processor while the one in the Lumia 830 is the Adreno 305 graphics processor.
    On processing front the Adreno 330 tops the chart when compared to Adreno 305. You need to read this report from S-Smartphone- “If calculated separately for GPUs for Smartphones/tablets available today, Adreno 330 GPU of Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is kept topped. Ranking in the next 5 positions respectively PowerVR G6430, ARM Mali-T628, PowerVR GSX554 MP4, ARM Mali-T604 and NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4. The common GPU as Adreno 320, PowerVR 544, Adreon 305 are located respectively at numbers 8, 11 and 12 in the rankings.”
    READ a full Hands-on Review of Microsoft Lumia 930: A sturdy phone, but a late-comer
    Trimming down continues…
    Looking at the fact that the two are 5 inch phones, this makes a huge difference. The HD display brings 294 ppi pixel density to the Lumia 830, while on the same screen the 930 gets a pixel density of 441 ppi pixel density. This does not make a difference when you just glance on the phone, but it does makes the difference when you are looking at the pictures you clicked on the phone. Lumia 930 does stands out in display (well, we agree the camera too makes the difference).
    With the 930 you get an internal memory of 32 GB which gets a cut by 50% in the Lumia 830, meaning with Lumia 830 you get only 16 GB internal memory. The catch is however, the expandable memory which Lumia 830 offers. With this ‘trimmed down’ version you get 128 GB expandable memory, which is not there in the Lumia 930.
    Oops… the company trims down the RAM of 830 to 1 GB while the 930 gets a support of 2 GB RAM for multitasking.
    Camera on Lumia 930 and Lumia 830
    Coming to the camera the 830 camera learns from 1020 and comes to look like a professional camera one would want to carry. With the Lumia 930 the camera is a simple one with dual flash.
    The 830 has a 10 megapixel camera powered by Carl Zeiss optics and has got optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash on the back side. On the front side you get 0.9 megapixel camera.
    The 930 gets a bump to 20 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash. There is a 1.2 megapixel camera to help you in Skype conversations.
    Operating system
    Both the handsets run the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and are same in terms of app and software.
    Coming to the price
    The Lumia 830 will start selling from October 8th this month at a price of INR 28,799. This Will come in a range of colours like the bright orange, white and black.
    Lumia 930 will start selling from 15th October, just ahead of Diwali at a price of INR 38,649 and will come in bright orange, black and white colours. At the launch event Microsoft said the company has not decided about how the handset will come to the market. But, today we spotted the handset at the Flipkart store with a 'coming soon' tag. Check here.
    A bit costly in the Indian market, but if you are looking between these two to pick from Lumia 930 makes sense (unless you want to miss a stylish looking camera on the phone). It is sturdy, great built and meant for a Nokia fan who loves the Windows experience.
    Image 1: Microsoft Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 830
    Image 2: back side view of the Microsoft Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 830
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