Unveiled a couple of weeks back and shipping soon, the Lumia 830 has been widely celebrated as Microsoft’s new affordable flagship smartphone. We’re certainly not surprised.
Though packed with top-notch features like a 10-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 2200mAh battery with integrated Qi wireless charging and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, it’s incredibly easy on buyers’ pocket – arriving as the slimmest and lightest Lumia yet, at a wallet friendly price.
But what about business users? Will the Lumia 830 feel at home in boardrooms across the globe? Here at Conversations, our answer is a unanimous yes. Here’s why.
Dazzling in Denim
We all know first impressions count, and with the Lumia 830, those are all about its beautiful, brushed aluminum design. While this gives it a premium look ideal for business power users, the daring blend of metal and colourful polycarbonate brings an individualistic touch.
The Lumia 830 also benefits from Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 update, Lumia Denim. The more office-oriented advantages of the update, for the Lumia 830, include Live Folders for organizing apps.
Add to that the existing business features of Windows 8.1, such as seamless Microsoft Office integration, super smart security and the indispensable notifications of the Action Centre, and the Lumia 830 already deserves a place at the head of the meeting table.
Big screen, little trouble
While the Lumia 830 itself boasts a sharp and generously sized screen, 5 inches with a 1280 x 720 resolution, a simple and portable new accessory makes it ideal for presenting to a larger crowd. With the new Microsoft Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 device (available separately), you can beam the view from your Lumia 830 screen in real time to any HDMI enabled monitor or projector. What’s more, with a faster camera and 3 mic Rich Recording, it’s easier than ever to shoot high quality videos with excellent sound.
Additionally, using a removable NFC disc, the connection only requires a single tap. The possibilities are endless, from working collaboratively on Office documents to co-creating and viewing complex presentations on the big screen – whether they are saved in OneDrive, SharePoint or on your Lumia 830.
Ample workspace and speedy configuration
Without a doubt, the Lumia 830 will also provide enough space for mobile professionals’ innumerable presentations, documents and images. Its 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage can be boosted with 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage and up to 128GB of extra space with a microSD card.
For busy IT administrators, the possibility to save and export app settings to other devices is yet another plus for the Lumia 830. This means that new Lumia work phones can be configured and deployed at an unprecedented speed.
What’s more, the Apps Corner feature of the Lumia 830 lets admins create a customised Start screen with the company’s essential apps, improving productivity as well as preventing the use of unsafe or unwanted apps or services.
So, do you agree with us? Would the Lumia 830 fulfill all your business needs and if so, which of the new features do you love best? Please share your feelings in the comments below.