Back at IFA 2014 Microsoft announced the “affordable flagship” Lumia 830. Since then many reviewers debated whether the term really matches the devices. I don`t want to talk about this question again. But since I`m a proud owner of the Lumia 830 for more than four months now, I`d like to mention some special points, which make (at least for me) the Lumia 830 an “affordable flagship”.
While the Lumia 830 doesn`t have the latest and greatest hardware feature like the Android competitors do, you have to dig a little bit further to find the real advantages of the devices. After using the Lumia 830 I`m sure that small things matter. Now let`s see what I mean by that.
(I also did a video about this topic. You can watch it here.)
Dedicated camera button
I never thought about how great and how useful a dedicated camera button could be before using the Lumia 830. But once you get used to the button you don`t want to miss it again. I`ve noticed this when testing the Microsoft Lumia 535. You find some videos about the device on my Youtube channel. I still plan to get a review out as soon as possible. But now let`s get back to the topic: the camera button is such a nice addition. Sure you can place a quick action for the camera in the action center, but this isn`t comparable at all. Not only can you open you the camera app with one click, you`re also able to take photos with one click when using the camera button instead. This is so useful and easy to do.
Double Tap to wake up
Another great feature I love on the Lumia 830 is double tap to wake. Instead of pressing the power button to wake up your smartphone you just have to double tap on the screen. This is so convenient. I wake up my device with this feature nearly every time. What I`d like to see is Microsoft implementing this also to turn the screen off again. I really hope this will come sometime in the future.
Another feature I first didn`t see the actually use scenario first but again after using it for a while I don`t want to miss it. I really understand why many people don`t see the Lumia 930 as a “real” flagship. The lack of Glance Screen would also hold me off buying the phone.
With Glance Screen you don`t need to turn on your phone if you want to know the time. Glance Screen displays the time and date always on your screen if you need it. If you use this feature smartly you probably save some battery, which is also nice to see.
Those are just three features of the Lumia 830 that I really love. Of course there`s much more to love!Those are just some things that you normally don`t think about when buying a new smartphone but actually matter a lot.
Do you agree with me or do think I`m completely wrong with my opinion? Just let me know in the comments…
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