Back in January, Microsoft introduced the Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 with a new gold color. If you’re eagerly waiting for the handsets to hit retail, there’s a piece of good news for you. Several retailers across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa are now selling the Microsoft Lumia 930 and Lumia 830. The handset is available unlocked, and its pricing should vary depending on the country. The new color option gives the handset a more premium look, and is available with black or white backs with a gold metallic frame as shown in the image above.
As a quick recap, the Lumia 930 offers a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 20MP camera for photos and videos, 1.2MP front-facing camera, a 2,420 mAh battery and runs Windows Phone 8.1.
On the other hand, the affordable flagship Lumia 830 features a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM 16GB of internal storage, a 10MP PureView camera and runs Windows Phone 8.1 as its operating system. I’m not sure if it’s worth the money since Microsoft introduced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL which shares similar specifications as the Lumia 830, and possibly a lower price tag — there are a few differences here and there, but most of them are quite similar. Get it if you prefer the gold color over the traditional Lumia colors.
The specifications may be a little low compared to current flagship devices, but it’s still a very impressive handset. A true new flagship is not due anytime soon — not before Windows 10 for phones is officially released later this year. So anyone looking for a high-end Windows Phone handset, Lumia 930 is a very good option.Further reading: Lumia, Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Microsoft, Windows Phone