True connoisseurs of Windows Phone know about its unrivaled features and capabilities, and will not exchange it for another OS. Some users are unhappy with iOS and Android and want to return to the favorite windows no matter what.
Although Microsoft has announced that Windows phone is dead, there are still loyal fans of this device. If you are one of them, despite the lack of the updates, and you are looking for a new perfect smartphone on the Windows OS, then you should listen to our recommendations for choosing one.
1.Lumia 950 XL
If you choose between two flagship devices from Microsoft - Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL, even though they have much in common, the last one (about $539) is definitely the best phone. And we will tell you why.
Thanks to the 5.7-inch AMOLED-display, which has a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560, it makes everything that you view on the screen amazing.
The contrast of images is fantastic, even when you use the phone in the daytime in direct sunlight, besides the colors adjust to you (you can modify the color profile in the settings). Using applications, even such as Microsoft Office is comfortable and easy because of the screen size.
Usually, people with small hands experience the inconvenience of using large smartphones, but with this device, they will not have such problems. We are used to the fact that large phones are usually heavy, but the Lumia 950 XL is surprisingly light (165 grams). It is also amazing that the body is rather thin, considering how much is packed in it, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage.
This phone is happy to take photos. The 20-megapixel PureView camera has a ZEISS F / 1.9 lens and three-LED flash that captures stunning shots and 4K videos, while a 5-megapixel camera with a front faceplate is good in communicating with people and video chat.
The Lumia 950 XL comes with a 32 GB internal storage that can be increased to 200 GB with a microSD card, which is excellent for everyone who likes to shoot 4K videos.
We wouldn’t recognize Windows phones without all the useful features of mobile platforms that you can find here. Built-in iris scanner works with Windows Hello to add an extra level of security to your device, Cortana is waiting to reach out, and Microsoft Continuum allows you to connect your phone to your PC to use the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. If you travel a lot or want to manage two numbers on one phone, the Lumia 950 XL has a two-SIM function. This gadget is no available in the Microsoft store, but you can get it on Amazon.
2. Lumia 650
This is an excellent smartphone, for its price ($ 300) on Amazon. The display, a 5-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 720p, has a clear image with bright colors and, despite its low resolution, is characterized by very good reviews and usability. The gadget is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera that can record 720p video, a 5-megapixel front camera, and it has an internal storage of 16 GB, which can be increased to 200 GB using a microSD card. So what is the difference, you ask? Here you will not find Windows Hello or Microsoft Continuum.
3. HP Elite x3
The HP Windows phone is actually a computer that has been reduced to a pocket size. The huge 5.96-inch, 1440p AMOLED display allows you to be more productive and gives you more opportunities while working with apps such as Microsoft Office, and if you need to work with a PC, then Microsoft Continuum will come to the rescue to connect to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
HP understands that security is not the last word, especially for a businessman, so fingerprint and iris scanners were included. The front camera is a respectable 8-megapixel one, providing clarity during conference calls, and the 4150 mAh battery will keep you online and will work all day long. The cost of this smartphone starts at $500, but you can find a budget version - a certified repaired one for about $350.
4. Alcatel Idol 4S
This budget, but no less attractive offer from Alcatel has a glass and metal body, its thickness is only 6.9 mm, and weight is only 0.3 lbs (152 grams). This device is equipped with the 5.5-inch AMOLED on the 1080p screen, which looks impressive, and the 64GB internal storage, that can be significantly expanded with a microSD card.
The phone has 4 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820 processor, so it literally flies between the tasks. Capacities of 3000 mAh battery last for a whole day and a little more, and the modern function of Windows Hello recognizes the owner of the device with a fingerprint.
If you are a fan of VR, then you will be delighted, hearing that the Idol 4S comes with a VR headset. Toss in Continuum compatibility and a 21-megapixel camera, and you have an unusual phone, the cost of which starts from about $140.