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The best smartphones on Windows Mobile

The Windows Mobile operating system occupies an incomparably small niche in the market of mobile devices, hopelessly lagging behind Android and iOS. Nevertheless, Microsoft is investing heavily in its development, and the model lines from various manufacturers contain smartphones on this platform. In this article we will consider the best offers for those who decide to upgrade to the mobile version of Windows.

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Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL

Specifications:

  • Screen: AMOLED 5.2 inches, 2560x1440 / 5.7 inches, 2560x1440
  • Processor: Six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 / Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 20 MP, front 5 MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh / 3340 mAh

Opens the list of the best smartphones on the Windows flagship from Microsoft - the model Lumia 950, which is offered in two versions: regular and XL. They differ from each other in the size of the diagonal of the display, processor and battery capacity. When producing flagship Microsoft phones, it focuses on the business segment, so the Lumia 950 contains full-featured versions of Office applications and the Outlook email client, and also supports Continuum technology , which allows you to connect and work with a Windows 10 smartphone to a special docking station and monitor. as with a full-fledged computer - edit documents, browse the web, communicate via video call and so on.

Advantages:

  • Large screen with WQHD resolution
  • Powerful processor
  • ZEISS Camera with Optics
  • Convenient applications for business

Disadvantages:

  • Non-flagship design
  • Heating the case under load and charge

HP Elite X3

Specifications:

  • Screen: AMOLED 6 inches, 2560x1440
  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 16 MP, front 8 MP
  • Battery: 4150 mAh

The flagship smartphone on Windows 10 from HP rightfully occupies a leading position in the rankings of the best mobile devices in 2016. The manufacturer installed the most productive hardware at the time of its release, and added a number of useful features, such as support for hot-swappable SIM-cards, wireless battery charging , USB Type-C port and dual biometric authentication using rainbow scanners eye shell and fingerprint. Powerful "stuffing" combined with a nice design of the device.

Advantages:

  • Large display and WQHD-resolution
  • Productive "iron"
  • "Flagship" design and high-quality assembly
  • Useful extra features

Disadvantages:

  • High price
  • Combined SIM and memory card slot

Acer jade primo

Specifications:

  • Screen: AMOLED 5.5 inches, 1920x1080
  • Processor: Six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 21 MP, front 8 MP
  • Battery: 2870 mAh

The Acer Jade smartphone line comes preloaded with the Android OS, but one model in the line, the Acer Jade Primo, runs on Windows Phone. The smartphone is made in a plastic non-separable case with rounded corners, contains a fairly powerful "stuffing" and supports Continuum technology, while the manufacturer completes the device with a docking station for connecting to the monitor.

Advantages:

  • Monolithic case
  • Productive "iron"
  • Dock for Continuum feature included

Disadvantages:

  • High price
  • Not the most capacious battery

Xiaomi Mi4 Windows 10

Specifications:

  • Screen: IPS 5 inches, 1920x1080
  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 13 MP, frontal 8 MP
  • Battery: 3080 mAh

The Chinese company Xiaomi also decided to release a smartphone on the Windows platform. The result of the work of engineers was the model Mi4 Windows 10, equipped with a good, though not very productive today, stuffing, and made in a thin (only 8.9 mm) monolithic metal case. Of the features of the smartphone, you can highlight the function of fast charging and the presence of an infrared port that allows you to control home appliances using branded applications.

Advantages:

  • Monolithic case
  • Capacious battery

Disadvantages:

  • Non-removable battery
  • No memory card slot

Nokia Lumia 930

Specifications:

  • Screen: OLED 5 inches, 1920x1080
  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM, 32 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 20 MP, frontal 1.2 MP
  • Battery: 2420 mAh

This smartphone on Windows was launched into production under the Nokia brand, and became so popular that it is still commercially available. Gadzhetmanov attracted a monolithic body with a nice design, productive at the time of release "iron", a bright OLED-display with FullHD-resolution, a camera with ZEISS optics and support for PureView technology, which allows you to shoot high-quality photos and videos.

Advantages:

  • Monolithic case
  • Bright display, made by OLED technology
  • ZEISS Camera with Optics
  • Original design

Disadvantages:

  • Non-removable and not the most capacious battery
  • No memory card slot

Microsoft Lumia 640/640 XL

Specifications:

  • Screen: IPS 5 inches, 1280x720 / 5.7 inches, 1280x720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB Permanent
  • Cameras: Main 8 MP, frontal 1 MP / Main 13 MP, frontal 5 MP
  • Battery: 2500 mAh / 3000 mAh

The budget model, which has become truly "popular" thanks to the affordable price and good hardware characteristics. Available in two variations, differing from each other in the size of the diagonal of the display, the resolution of the main and front camera, battery capacity. Also, Microsoft has released a newer model Lumia 650, with similar characteristics, but less productive processor.

Advantages:

  • Capacious battery
  • Affordable price
  • Separate slots for SIM-cards and memory cards

Disadvantages:

  • Inexpressive design
  • Slippery plastic case

Conclusion

Definitely recommend the best phone is difficult: everyone chooses a gadget, based on personal preferences and financial capabilities. However, deciding to buy a smartphone on Windows 10, first of all, pay attention to the options given in this selection.

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  • Everything is good, but they say that the “small-scale” people want to stop the release of updates for smartphones on the WP operating system, this is not an optimistic statement ...
    The OS itself suits me perfectly to everyone ...