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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HTC Windows Phone 8S

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is one of the best looking smartphones on the market. It lacks a front-facing camera and the screen is merely average, but this is a compact, well designed device that offer decent value for money.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 15th Feb., 2013
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Two tone polycarbonate design
  • Consistent performance
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Cons:
  • No front facing camera
  • Below average display
  • Limited Windows Phone app ecosystem


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