Best Windows Phones

The best phones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone platform

Microsoft may be struggling to compete with Apple and Google when it comes to mobile operating systems, but in Windows Phone the company has an elegant, smooth and functional OS that is often under appreciated.

Windows Phones may lack some features compared to rival smartphones, but there is no doubting the usefulness and ease of use of Microsoft's OS.

We round-up the best Windows Phones on the market, from budget options like the Nokia Lumia 620, to powerhouse, flagship models like the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920.

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Nokia Lumia 820

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset boasting 4G connectivity and featuring a unique design with interchangeable backplates. It's a solid device with removable storage and excellent bundled Nokia apps but it's heavy and there's not enough price difference between it and the flagship Lumia 920.

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  • 14th Dec., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Nokia
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  • Pros:
  • Refreshing design & microSD card slot
  • Excellent bundled Nokia apps
  • Smooth & efficient performance
  • Cons:
  • Below average battery life
  • Hefty weight
  • Limited Windows Phone app ecosystem
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