The new Win HD LTE from Blu is a beautiful mid-range Windows Phone device, but how does it stack up against other mid-range Windows Phone handsets? The Lumia 830, for example, is a mid-range device, meaning it doesn’t have all the top-notch specs you’d find on an actual flagship, but it performs well for a mid-range. Let’s compare the specs of these two devices.
The Lumia 830 features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display, 296 ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The device also features a 10MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. There is also a HD 0.9 MP wide angle front camera. The device weighs 150g.
The Blu Win HD LTE sports a 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display, 293 ppi pixel density, 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The device also features an 8MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. The Win HD LTE also features a 2MP front camera. The device weighs 146g.
The Lumia 830 features Nano SIM connectivity, while the Win HD LTE features Dual SIM (Micro SIM and Mini SIM). Both devices are running Windows Phone 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10 when the operating system is released this summer.
So as you can see, the specs on both devices are relatively similar. The Lumia is the optimal choice, since it features exclusive Lumia apps and Microsoft support. However, the Win HD LTE is a fantastic alternative if you are basing your decision on price. Right now you can purchase the Win HD LTE for $199 (unlocked), while the Lumia 830 runs for $449 (unlocked).
You can read our hands-on review of the Lumia 830 here. Stay tuned for a camera test of the Win HD LTE, and the subsequent in-depth review. Anything specific you want to see in our Win HD LTE review?
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