Nokia Lumia 830 RM-985 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Orange)

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-985 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Orange)

Nokia Lumia 830 RM-985 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Orange)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • Rear 10MP PureView Camera + 0.9MP Front
  • 26mm f/2.2 Lens with Zeiss Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • 5.0" 1280 x 720 IPS LCD Display
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core CPU
  • 16GB Storage + 1GB of RAM
  • Qi Wireless Charging + microSDXC Slot
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

Nokia RM-985 Overview

  • 1Description

The orange 16GB Lumia 830 RM-985 from Nokia features a 5.0" IPS LCD display complete with a 1280 x 720 resolution and a pixel density of 296 ppi. The enhanced ClearBlack IPS display supports super sensitive touch screen technology giving you complete control over all of your apps. The ambient light sensor adjusts the display to match the current lighting conditions while the integrated accelerometer adjusts the display to match the phones viewing position.

Inside the Lumia 830 you'll find a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM memory giving you the necessary processing power to run a variety of applications and games. Along with enhanced processing power, this smartphone includes 16GB internal storage memory perfect for downloading applications, storing pictures and videos, and much more. If the 16GB internal memory isn't sufficient, you benefit from 7GB free cloud storage and the ability to add an additional 128GB for storage via the microSDXC card slot.

With a variety of connectivity options the Lumia 830 keeps you in the know wherever you go. This smartphone is compatible with select 2G, 3G, and LTE GSM networks. Along with the ability to connect to cellular data networks, you can also connect to 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible Wi-Fi networks while Bluetooth 4.0 technology makes it easy to connect wireless devices such as Bluetooth headsets.

Smartphones are quickly becoming the go to device for taking pictures. With a 10.0MP main camera sensor with optical image stabilization and a 4x digital zoom the Lumia 830 will give you the ability to capture those important moments. Along with still photos, you can record video at resolutions up to 1080p at 30 fps along with a 4x digital zoom. Once recorded, you can then upload your video or photos directly to social media straight from the Lumia 830. In addition to the enhanced rear facing camera, you can make Skype calls, record video, and capture stills with the 0.9MP front facing camera.

If a music player is what you are looking for, the Lumia 830 has you covered. Download music apps like Nokia MixRadio to create subscription free customized radio stations. Along with Nokia MixRadio, you also have the ability to download a variety of Internet radio applications and even listen to FM radio directly from your phone.

If you ever get lost simply utilize the HERE Drive+, HERE City Lens, HERE Maps, and HERE Transit applications to get back on course. These integrated navigation applications provide turn by turn directions along with points of interest, routing options, live traffic information, turn-by-turn walking directions, public transportation routing guidance, and much more.

26mm f/2.2 Lens with Zeiss Optics
The main rear camera features a 1/3.4" 10.0MP CMOS sensor behind a 26mm equivalent f/2.2 lens with Zeiss Optics. The fast f/2.2 aperture lens will help the Nokia 830 shine in low light situations. If you need even more light the Nokia 830 also has an LED flash. The camera on the Nokia Lumia 830 also comes equipped with a variety of photo features including touch to focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, auto and manual white balance, a still image editor, full screen viewfinder, geotagging,and more. On the front of the 830 is a 0.9MP front facing camera. This front facing camera features a f/2.4 lens with still image capture, support for video calls, and video recording with a video camera resolution of 1280 x 720.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
This phone features the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with Lumia Denim. Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim features a customizable home screen with resizable Live Tiles that update in real-time, making it easy to follow what's happening with your friends, family, apps, news, and social media sites. In addition to Live Tiles you can summon the help of Cortana, your digital assistant, to help you make calls, send texts, take notes, and more. The updated version of the Windows Phone operating system also features action center allowing you to see notifications as well as the ability to quickly turn on and off connections such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and more. You can also access Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and SkyDrive cloud storage. If the built-in apps aren't enough, you can always install more through the Windows Phone Store, which has access to hundreds of thousands of apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
5.0" IPS LCD Display
The Nokia 830 features a 5.0" IPS display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 296 ppi. The Lumia 830's IPS display features 24-bit TrueColor with support for up to 16 million colors. The screen also features a Nokia ClearBlack Polarizer filter to reduce glare and increase sunlight readability as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch and shatter protection. The display also adjusts to your viewing environment as it comes equipped with an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Navigation applications found on the Nokia Lumia 830 include HERE City Lens, HERE Drive +, HERE Maps and, HERE Transit. Navigation features found in these apps include public transportation routing guidance, free maps, automatic day/night view switching, offline maps, speed limit warnings, the ability to download the latest maps over Wi-Fi, free turn-by-turn walking navigation, and free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation. To aid with Navigation the Lumia 830 features GPS as well as a compass.
Music and Audio
Included with the Nokia Lumia 830 is Nokia MixRadio. This intuitive music application brings free streamed mixes of music created to your personal taste with no subscription fee or advertising. Along with free streaming radio, the Lumia 830 comes with an integrated FM radio and is compatible with a variety of codecs including MP3, AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR, HE-ACC, WMA 10 Pro, WMA9, and file formats including MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, and AMR. In addition to music playback, you can record voice in MMS and OneNote in the GSM FR recording codec.
In the Box
Nokia Lumia 830 RM-985 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Orange)
  • Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger
  • Nokia Battery BV-L4A 2200 mAh
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nokia RM-985 Specs

    Operating System  8.1 
    Memory 1 GB
    CPU 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    Storage 16 GB
    Size 5.0"
    Native Resolution 1280 x 720
    Display Colors 16.0 Million
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Pixel Density 296 ppi
    Display Technology IPS-Type LCD
    Screen Coating Anti-Glare, Gorilla Glass 3
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    Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - Micro
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0  
    NFC Yes
    GPS Yes
    Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity
    Keyboard Virtual
    Battery (2200.0 mAh)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 5.5 x 0.3" / 70.7 x 139.4 x 8.5 mm
    Weight 5.29 oz / 150 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.5 x 1.3"

    Nokia RM-985 Reviews

    Lumia 830 RM-985 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Orange) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid high-mid-range phone This is an especially attractive device with all sorts of bells and whistles (like NFC and Qi wireless charging) not seen on lower end Windows phones. The size is just about right--it's not very thick nor does it feel cumbersome for a 5 device. The hardware buttons could provide a little bit more resistance (it's somewhat easy to accidentally nudge the volume rocker one way or another while in my pocket and so forth. Opening, resuming, and switching apps is a great deal faster than my previous Windows Phone.
    Date published: 2014-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone for T-Mobile US Bought this phone to replace my Lumia 810 on T-Mobile. This phone is basically the closest thing you will get to a flagship on T-Mobile for a long time. Pros: Removable battery (Great for when it starts aging) SD card slot (Supports SDXC) NFC QI Charging built into the case Nokia's Glance screen for notifications Replacable back (For when you want a change in color) Large, clear display. Cons: Display corners scratch easily. I've had mine for a week and the slightly pillowed display means the corners have scratched too easily. Minor inconviences: USB charging port moved to the top. Was an issue first day and can be an issue with USB docks, but easily remedied Removable back feels a little flimsy. Not something you'll want to remove constantly. Get that SD card and SIM in, and leave it. Not a large selection of cases. AT&T ones also work, but still a slim selection right now. The phone ships with Nokia's Lumia Denim software. However, it is not the version of Denim that allows you to use the new Nokia Camera app. The phone's OS is designed to work great with lower end hardware. This phone is nowhere near low end, and it's a very fluid experience. Compared to higher end phones, I haven't noticed any difference in the OS or apps.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last of the Nokia's Great midrange phone. Just to confirm as others have, it works flawlessly on T-Mobile right out of the box. Just insert your sim and thats it, no tinkering with the settings. I'm getting LTE and HSPA+ with no issues in the lower part of central California. Ordered on the 28th got here on the 2nd, all the way across the country FAST! I should have waited a week cause they lowered the price, oh well. I have to say that the phone is absolutely beautiful, it looks like a work of art but Nokia always managed to do that well. Comes loaded with Denim. The camera is stellar as expected, PureView/Zeiss = AWESOME. 3d games aren't as good as i hoped, but processor speed and only 1 gig ram is the culprit, i knew that going in. Just dont have alot of apps running in background and it helps. The free 8gb sd card was of no use to me (class 4) but i gave it to a freind who was broke and had a cheap android so he's happy. I would recomend getting a class 10 samsung evo, I'm using one in this phone and it screams! Unlike lower end Lumia's this has all the audio settings, E.Q. and the Dolby stuff are all there. Glance and wireless charging are awesome! Although i prefer AMOLED over LCD (830 has LCD), the colors pop but obviously black levels aren't there. 720p is fine for a 5 inch display and it looks really good, plenty of color/temp/bright adjustments to make you happy. If you dont want to break the bank on a high end 6 to 7 hundred dollar phone, then buy it!
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good! This phone works very well on T-Mobile right out of the box. 4g lte, 3g, and internet sharing worked with no additional tinkering. The screen is very clear, the camera takes awesome pictures and the battery lasts a full day with quite a lot of usage. Very satisfied with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it. Works perfectly on Cricket/ATT. Zero issues with LTE. B&H had the phone to me in 1 day. I really love the look of this phone and don't want to hide it in a case. Performance and camera are awesome. Phone snobs who dismiss this phone as not a true flagship based on pixels & GHz alone, don't know what they are talking about.
    Date published: 2015-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing phone for a decent price Amazing phone. Battery life is fantastic. Call sound quality on both incoming and outgoing calls is great. I've had people say wow you sound really TOO clear. The phone is well built, but I'm not a fan of the plastic rear cover. Love the replaceable battery and MicroSD expansion. Camera quality is very, very good.
    Date published: 2015-08-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this phone Outstanding phone. Fast enough for my needs, great camera, and all the productivity apps I need to succeeed at work. Gets docked 1 star because it should probably be a bit cheaper for the slow processor.
    Date published: 2015-05-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Turns off when it wants I bought this phone in May of this year (2015). I've had it for seven months and it started out wonderfully. Now my phone turns off anytime it feels like it and sometimes it doesn't even recognize that the battery is in it. (((???))) I got in contact with CS here at B & H and they said to reset the phone. Which I did after a backup. Still happens. I love Window and BlackBerry phones, as not a real good Android lover. I would purchase another 830, but I really don't have the money to keep doing this every 7 months. So disappointed. :( :(
    Date published: 2015-12-21
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    Having read several threads about the different variations of the 830, I'm really confused about which one works with which carrier? I did look up the PDF linked here, and based on that it should work with AT&T. But I just want to double-check that it indeed is fully compatible with all different (2/3/4G) networks.Also what is the return policy? Especially in case I couldn't get it to work with my carrier.
    Asked by: Sina H.
    The phone would work just fine with AT&T. But just in case, you may return the smartphone back to B&H within 30 days.
    Answered by: Geoffrey N.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Does this phone work with T-Mobile USA Wifi Calling?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    no.. T-Mobile usa wifi calling, needs an app that is only installed on T-Mobile branded windows mobile devices.
    Answered by: MAKATHE S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Will this phone work with T-Mobile USA Wifi Calling?
    Asked by: Greg H.
    I cannot answer this question. My carrier is Cricket. Try to do web search
    Answered by: Boris S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    T-Mobile 4G LTE USA - Just bought the phone and am not getting 4G LTE on T-Mobile. Best option under carrier is 4G. Did the phone need a firmware update or something to make it work on LTE?
    Asked by: Greg H.
    I bought the phone and downloaded all the standard system updates (before I put in the SIM card, not sure if this makes a difference) so that it was running Lumia Denim and when I popped in the SIM card, I got 4G LTE right away for T-Mobile. Under cellular + SIM settings and highest connection speed , my highest option is 4G too, but I still get T-Mobile LTE in the top left corner of my notification bar. I didn't have to adjust an extra settings (like I did with my unlocked AT&T Lumia 920); it worked the moment I put in the SIM card and the T-Mobile customer service rep said that no extra settings need to be changed because the phone is carrier unlocked.
    Answered by: Angela T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Is this 830 RM 985 an international version or US?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is an international version. Documentation in the box I received indicated it's a Latin American version sold in countries like Mexico and Colombia.
    Answered by: Jeffrey S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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