Nokia Lumia 830 In A Nutshell

I was all poised to write this review at the end of December. I was going to tell you how awesome the Treasure Tag was at helping me track down misplaced keys – something I am notorious for. I was going to gush about how nice it was to be able separate the kids apps from my apps (thank you Kid’s Corner). I was even going to tell you how much I loved the camera. Then a funny thing happened – I went back to work full-time.  I didn’t have time to play with the phone, I just had to make it work.

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That in a nutshell is what’s so great about the Nokia 830, especially if you are already a Windows family like we are. Everything that we love about Windows, like the ability to Sync to the cloud with OneDrive and access our files anywhere, is at our fingertips no matter where we are. The Windows 8.1 OS offers a consistent experience across all our devices – from my surface, to the kids desktop, to my Nokia 830.

The below features just add to the experience.

  • 10MP PureView Camera complete with a Carl Zeiss lens and Optical Image Stabilisation.
  • 4G LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor.
  • 5″ screen
  • over 100,000 applications
  • full integration with Microsoft Office.

So if you are looking for a full review with technical specs I invite you to check out the review of the Nokia Lumia 830 from Cnet.

While there are a few things I would like to see improved like the available apps and the amount of echos I get when calling, overall I really like this phone. If you are looking for a reasonably priced phone that gives a lot of bang for your buck the Nokia Lumia 830 provides that.

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As for the Treasure Tag I’ll be busy tagging all the things in an attempt to stop misplacing them. Let me rephrase that I’ll still misplace them, but at least I’ll now be able to find them without wasting too much time. Being about to track up to 4 tags in the Treasure Tag app (available in the Windows Phone Store) will come in handy I’m sure. I can track both sets of car keys, the dog and one of the kids if I want. The app will help me find them if I misplace them and notify me if I am about to leave them behind – not that I’d do that or anything. At just $17 it’s a cost-effective way to keep track of things, and way cheaper than buying new keys for my car.

Now if only I could find tag my car so I could find it in the parking lot…..

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Read these posts about the NokiaLumia too:
 10 Simple Windows Tricks You’re Missing
10 Reasons Nokia Lumia 830 is a Great Office Companion

Disclosure – I was provided with samples to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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