Microsoft launched its three Lumia devices in Indian market. All three in different segments; high, mid and mid-low segments. The three devices are Lumia 730, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930. Both Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 were announced earlier this month at IFA and have reached India in very short period of time. Only few days back we speculated the Indian launch for three devices. It’s the Lumia 930 which played vanishing move and then reappeared, keeping our hopes alive and high. And now it’s finally here.
Without a doubt, all three devices are good at what they are supposed to do but personally, I liked Lumia 830 more than the other two. Lumia 830 is basically ‘PureView’ for masses and comes in chassis similar to elder Lumia 930. In the image on the top, you can see Lumia 830 seating in between younger Lumia 730 and elder Lumia 930. It’s got a 10MP PV camera with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS, 3 mic setup for Rich audio recording. All this is powered by a Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM. PureView already has an edge over most of its competitors because of the technology used inside. Gimme money and I’ll buy Lumia 830 without giving it a second thought.
Lumia 930 on the other hand is based on the Lumia Icon which itself is derived from Lumia 1520. But Microsoft managed to cram same great specs in to compact chassis. It’s Microsoft’s current flagship PureView device with top-end hardware such as Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and 2GB RAM. It has 20MP PureView camera for imaging. So you’re not gonna miss anything. It has a lot of competition to face from other flagships. It seems as if Microsoft was waiting for Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 so that it could launch a proper portfolio of devices.
Last but definitely not the least is Lumia 730, which Microsoft proudly calls “selfie” phone. Lumia 730 hits the right balance of specs, functions and price. It runs on Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM, just as Lumia 830. It’s got 6.7MP rear camera and 5MP front camera for selfies. Another good thing is Lumia 730 is a dual SIM phone. Just what Indian market demands. Now only if it gets proper marketing exposure, it has good chances of selling in numbers in Indian market.
Microsoft has come up with almost a good pricing for all three devices. That of Lumia 730 is bang on with just ~$248 (Rs.15,299). Lumia 830 is bit on the higher side with ~$465 (Rs.28,799). If Microsoft can cut those extra $65 and put it in sub $400 price range which equals to sub Rs.25k, it would be really great. For almost roughly $163, you can grab flagship Lumia 930, with all bells and whistles, for $628 (Rs.38,649). All prices are MRP, so expect street prices to be lower than what you see here. Lumia 730 to be available from 6th October onwards, Lumia 830 from 8th October and Lumia 930 from October 15.
All three devices would spell good future for Microsoft in India if they do marketing right. Festival season is also just around the corner so Microsoft should try to reap max out of it.