It’s the affordable flagship, according to Microsoft. But, as our specs post suggests… maybe not. There’s nothing like real hands-on experience though, and that’s exactly what Taylor Martin has brought us from within a press event in Berlin, Germany. Our Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on video is now live, and within it our initial impressions of the phone.
The 830 looks like a phone that will let you distinguish from the crowd, and you can even swap backplates to take on a new look every now and then. We found that it was fairly thin and light, and performed decently well in our early tests. The phone feels snappy, smooth, and responsive, and Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on the hardware. We’re not entirely convinced of the phone’s flagship DNA, especially considering the not-quite-there specs, but we’re all for giving this thing a chance.
The final word will have to wait for when we give the phone a full review, but for now, this will have to suffice as the extent of our coverage.
Check out our Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on below, follow our continuing IFA 2014 posts stream here, and check out our other Nokia Lumia 830 posts here (including comparisons to other high-end Windows Phones).