I was tempted to make the 830 my 3rd Windows Phone but could not justify the price for what I think is average spec. Instead I picked up a Moto G 2nd gen (for half the price of the 830) and have...
Absolutely nothing innovative here. I see it more as a chance to lower the prices of the previous models (which are still fine spec wise) to make them more competitive.
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I've noticed this too although it is extremely difficult to be totally impartial. It goes against human nature.
As for the iPhone 6+ bending. I wouldn't defend this at all. Apparently it's...
I think the new models being released will be interesting - low power fanless CPU, SSD, battery life similar to Chromebook.