With no more flagship Windows Phones expected to be launched this year, it seems Nokia’s “affordable flagship” is the handset many of our readers will be looking to be upgrading to this holiday season.
Microsoft Product Reviews have posted a detailed review of the handset, looking at all the main aspects of the handset, especially from the point of view of some-one upgrading from the older generation of Windows Phones such as 920 and 1020.
Overall they seem pretty impressed with the handset and concluded:
Microsoft has done something that has never been done before in the mid-range segment of the smartphone market. By creating such a high-quality device with so many flagship features at such a great price, they’re exposing the high prices many pay for smartphones that don’t really offer much over the Lumia 830, and it something that should be noticed.
This a highly impressive device and we feel confident to say that this is the best all-around Windows Phone to date. It’s a high-end design, fantastic camera and the flexibility and customization options make this the most complete Windows Phone ever. If you consider the price point, it’s at an amount that actually makes buying the phone outright a possibility on most carriers.
We’re hoping that Microsoft continues this design strategy going forward at this price range, as this is a market that Windows Phone could really perform well in. Of course we also love to see the next big thing, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for what Microsoft surprises us with next.
Read their full review here.