5 best windows based smartphones you might want to checkout
We have differnet people around the world with different tastes and preferences/priorities. Some people like Android/iOS, some other prefer windows phones. Today when the whole world is dominated by iOS and Android smartphones, many buy windows smartphones as well. Apart from Nokia, other smartphone manufacturing companies mainly prefer Android as it gives users ability to access many good apps, games, quick assess to social media sites and many other great stuff. Windows phones also give all these facilities with many other good features that Andorid/iOS phones don't. So its all depend on user's choice and preference. Those who don't like Android/iOS smart phones, I have listed down 5 best windows based smartphones released since late 2012.
Nokia Lumia 920 – The first smartphone in my list comes from the house of Nokia ie. Nokia Lumia 920. This beautiful windows smartphone was released in the market in November last year and soon after its launch, it won many people heart because of its beautiful design and fast hardware system. Nokia Lumia 920 features 4.5 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen with 332 ppi pixel density. It runs windows phone 8 operating system with 1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait CPU supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which together with 1GB RAM works faster than other windows phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Lumia 920 features 8 MP rear camera that records full HD 1080p video @30fps with video stabilisation feature. The front facing 1.3 MP camera shoots 720p video @ 30fps. This beautiful device runs on Li-ion non removeable 2000 mAh battery that lasts longer than other windows smartphones. Other specs of Lumia 920 include, Gorilla Glass 2 screen protection, 32 GB internal memory, 185 g weight, 3.5 mm jack, WiFi, DLAN, hotspot, microUSB 2.0, Adreno 225 GPU, NFC support, Bluetooth, microSIM etc. Check full specs
HTC Windows Phone 8X – The next smartphone in my list is HTC flagship smartphone, HTC windows phone 8X. HTC is not as much popular as Nokia (infact any other company than Nokia) for manufacturing windows smartphones. This HTC’s flagship smartphone was released in November last year with great hardware system and robust configuration. HTC windows phone 8X features 4.3 inches S-LCD capacitive touch screen with 342 ppi pixel density and 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution. It sports dual-core 1.5 Ghz Krait CPU, same as Nokia Lumia 920 and supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. Apart from it, this whopping device comes with 16 GB internal memory size and 1 GB RAM. Talking about camera, it comes with 8.0 megapixels rear camera with auto focus, LED flash and BSI sensor that takes sharp photographs and records 1080p videos @30fps. The front facing 2.1 megapixels camera works well while video chat and self shoot. The front facing camera is capable to record 1080p videos as well. HTC Windows Phone 8X runs 1800 mAh Li-ion embedded and rechargeable battery. Other specs of this beautiful smartphone are 3.5 mm jack, microSIM card, GPRS/EDGE/GSM, NFC Support, Bluetooth 3.1, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gorilla Glass 2 protection, microUSB, Adreno 225 GPU, SMS, Email, MMS and comes in four different colors Blue, Black, Yellow, Red
Nokia Lumia 822 – The next spot in the list is filled by yet again Nokia’s Lumia series smartphone, Nokia Lumia 822. Released in November again last year, this stunning windows phone 8 smartphone comes with 4.3 inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen with over all dimension of 5.03 x 2.69 x .44 inches. Lumia 822 sports dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz and 1GB RAM. If we talk about camera, it features 8 MP rear camera same as Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X smartphones discussed above alongwith 1.2 MP front facing camera. The 8.0 megapixels camera with 3264 x 2448 resolution, its auto focus and flash features helps clicking good quality photographs. It records full HD 1080p video @30fps. It comes with 16GB internal memeory with an option to expand further upto 64 GB using microSD card. The 1800 mAh power removeable Li-ion battery can last upto 10 hours (talk time). It sports other common features like 3.5 mm jack, WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a.b.g,n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC support, microUSB 2.0, Adreno 225 GPU, GPRS,EDGE, microSIM, Sky Drive cloud storage, Emails, built in social media apps, GPS and comes in four different colors Red, Black, Grey, White.
Samsung ATIV Odyssey – Next I have in the list is Samsung's flagship smartphone "Samsung Ativ Odyssey". Samsung released this smartphone in January this year and due to its mid range price, this beautiful smartphone gained good attention from people worldwide. Samsung ATIV Odyssey features 4.0 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 233ppi pixels density and 800 x 480 screen resolution. It sports dual-core 1.5 Ghz Krait processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, 1GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which expands further upto 64 GB using microSD card. The 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, geo tagging, LED flash features takes good image and records full HD 1080p video @30fps. It also comes up with 1.2 MP front facing camera for self shoot, video chat and to record 720p video @30fps. The main attraction of this whooping device is massive 2100 mAh power Li-ion battery that lasts longer than other smartphones available in this price range. Other features include microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, GPRS, EDGE, DLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n, Bluetooth, NFC support, microSD card, SMS,MMS, Email, hotspot, weight at 125 grms and comes in dark grey color only.
Nokia Lumia 820 – Fifth windows based smartpone in my list is occupied by Nokia Lumia 820 which was announced in September last year and become available for sale in November. Nokia Lumia 820 has 4.3 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 800×480 screen resolution and 217 ppi pixel density. It features dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset and 1GB RAM. Nokia Lumia 820 comes with 8GB internal memory that can be expended to 64 GB using microSD card. Apart from it, it sports 8.7 megapixels rear camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution that records full HD 1080p video @30fps. Lumia 820 runs on 1650 mAh Li-ion battery which is capable to last upto 15.4 hours. More features that it comes up with are 3.5 mm jack, NFC support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n, microUSB 2.0, Adreno 225 GPU, GPS, SMS,MMS, Email, Bluetooth, weight at 160 grams, free cloud storage of 7 GB, built in Social media apps and available in many different colors.
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