sourced Top 10 Windows
Exactly two years ago I presented my own ‘Top 5′, but the ecosystem is about to start winding down, the last branch of Windows on phones is about to receive its final update, so now would be a good time for a massive update to the idea. This time going coque samsung s4 bleu with crowd sourced data and not just my own prejudices! You might still not be surprised at the no. 1 below, but at least it’s not just my own PureView love affair several hundred others voted, with results below.
Methodology note: I used Twitter to gather votes, using its ‘poll’ feature, because I have enough followers that I could gather a lot of data very quickly(!) Mind you, when selecting ‘Other’, people often didn’t just pick one phone, confusing the counting somewhat. The other three options I chose to present (because I figured they should be somewhere in the Top 5) were the Lumia 800, the 1020, and the 950/XL, all of which are indeed below. Would as coque samsung s7 swarovski many people have remembered the 800 without my prompting Who knows. Anyway, it’s in the top 5 and even got as much as a third the number of votes as the 950/XL (two models, counted coque telecommande tv samsung as one for the purposes of this feature).
OS note: I guess I should acknowledge the original ‘Windows Mobile’ smartphones as well, which were around, with a totally different underlying OS and coque samsung galaxy s4 métal interface, from the early 2000s to around 2008. But they’re outside the scope of AAWP, so. Quite a number of respondents did name check the classic HTC HD2, a large screened Windows Mobile phone that then got flashed to run all sorts of alternate OS, so a shout out to that too!
The first Windows Phones were produced in 2010, made by HTC, LG and Samsung and protection coque samsung s7 we finish the operating system’s run, eight years on, with HP and Alcatel being the ones making the new hardware. coque samsung galaxy s4 poney Yet in between coque c7 samsung there were (literally) dozens of Nokias and then Microsoft branded Lumias. With around fifty different models to choose from (depending on how you count), here are the ten that most impressed respondents to my poll, the ten that are perhaps worthy to be counted as classics and retained even today, and used with pleasure, with the usual 2019 service caveats!
Anyway here goes with the (voted) top 10 ‘Windows phones’ and yes, note the small ‘p’, since this covers the Windows 10 Mobile era coque samsung batman too, so we’re not just looking at ‘Windows Phone’ per se. With increasing detail as we head to no. 1(!):
10. coque samsung galaxy prime plus Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro (2017)
Already picked as my favourite Windows phone of 2019, the IDOL 4 Pro has so much to recommend it in terms of hardware that keeps pace with the coque samsung j6 plus cdiscount Android coque samsung galaxy s6 edge 360 phones of its era 2016/2017. And it still looks coque samsung galaxy j3 plage super today. But it was ultimately let down by lack of TLC from Alcatel in terms of fixing camera and fingerprint sensor issues and it was left to me, yours truly, to micro manage Microsoft into updating it to W10M branches 1703 and then 1709. Oh well.
9. Nokia Lumia 925 (2013)
Back when this launched, the aluminium frame and svelte looks were groundbreaking. Allied to the futuristic Windows Phone 8 interface, the 925 was a breath of fresh air in terms of cosmetics. Add in the 920’s OIS equipped camera and an AMOLED screen, for a clear favourite among users. Fun fact: AAWP never reviewed it Rafe unboxed it coque samsung core prime homme and then loved it so much that he never lent it to me for a full review! I think I was the one who missed out.
8. Nokia Lumia 830 (2014)
Along much the same lines as the 925, but launching with Windows Phone 8.1 and, despite the slim lines, with a replaceable back and battery! The 830 did so much right, but it was ultimately underpowered in terms of chipset and RAM (only 1GB, at the end of 2014, was looking a little light), coque samsung j5 rigolote plus there was a design flaw that caused the Qi charging coil to make discomforting noises when in use. And don’t get me started on how great the camera was before Microsoft ruined it in the Lumia Camera 5 update.
7. Microsoft Lumia 640/XL (2015)
Ah yes, the 640 and its XL sister were ‘classic Lumia’, coque j8 samsung 2018 in that they were cheap and cheerful yet pretty fully functioned. Decent screens, replaceable batteries, very durable, affordable for a teenager, both my units ended up with family members and were last seen, still working, years later, despite all sorts of bits of plastic being chipped off from numerous drops.
6. Nokia Lumia 930 (2014)
A coque samsung j5 viking rare Lumia made from cast and machined aluminium, it still feels a million dollars in the hand, but it had a number of obvious flaws. Firstly, despite the gorgeous AMOLED display, there was no ‘always on’/glance display, an oversight which Nokia later acknowledged. Secondly, the battery life wasn’t great and the heat management terrible, with the Snapdragon 800 making the rear plastic often too hot to touch. Oops. Happily, much of the 930 is reimagined, more successfully, in polycarbonate form in the no. 5 pick below!
5. Nokia Lumia 1520 (2013)
This was an outrageous phablet from Nokia in 2013 the 6″ screen looks quite normal these days, but the Lumia 1520 was released when most phones had 4″ displays. Only the stylus centric Samsung Galaxy Note range on Android dared to venture into 5″ territory, and the Lumia 1520 made the Samsungs look like toys. But here’s the thing. Not only was the phablet concept in the 1520 future looking, the internals have held up well too, with the Snapdragon 800 and 2GB RAM still powering Windows 10 Mobile along nicely for all those lucky users who did the official upgrade and who then did our ‘950 hack’ to get branch 1709.
I say ‘lucky’ because the 1520 as never distributed anywhere near as widely as the budget Lumias so 1520 units today are prized, almost collectors’ items, the 6″ 1080p coque samsung a5 leclerc LCD display with CBD still looks fabulous at the end of 2019.
The camera’s the same as the one in the Lumia 930 (that followed) and set the 21MP pattern for the 950 and 950 XL that followed a couple of years later. In fact, you could say that the Lumia 1520 set the pattern in many ways for the whole of the smartphone world (even though it’s Samsung and Google who will be remembered most for introducing ‘phablets’, as wish coque samsung a3 2017 they were called at first).
4. Nokia Lumia 920 (2012)
The 920 was notable for three things. Firstly, its design, coque samsung galaxy trend lite licorne with a polycarbonate ‘monoblock’ feel. Very much like the no. 3 below, but taken to a whole new level. The 920 is just so. solid. Rugged, heavy (for its size), it’s a dense mass of tech that never fails to impress in the hand. The curved back extends round the sides and onto 2.5D front curved glass, just beautiful design for 2012.
(publicity shot for the 920, showing off the Nokia/HERE Maps augmented reality view, something which coque samsung s6 g920f Google Maps is just getting in 2019, seven years later!)
Secondly, the first use of OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) in a phone, I believe. This enabled super crisp low light shots and paved the way for just about every mid range phone upwards for the next seven years. To this day 920 fans claim they can take better coque samsung tab 4 ferrari shots on the phone than on Android or iOS competition. I suspect they’re wrong, but the zeal is impressive!
Finally, the first coque samsung sm a300fu use of Qi charging in a phone (again, I believe, feel free to correct me!) Wireless charging is now utterly ubiquitous in flagship smartphones, from iPhone to Samsung to Huawei but the Nokia Lumia priceminister coque samsung galaxy s4 mini 920 started the coque samsung galaxy a5 transparente cdiscount trend and, yet again, was ahead of its time.
I still own this, though I stopped using it soon after release because, well, the no. 1 phone below got launched!
3. Nokia Lumia 800 (2011)
Ah yes, happy days. Nokia World 2011. The cream of the world’s journalists. plus myself, David, Ewan and Rafe! The last event that all four of the team were employed and in the same place at the same time. Here we all are, working hard crafting words for AAS and AAWP(!):
Nokia finally launched its take on Windows Phone (7.5), with the Lumia 710 that had ‘functional’ design and replaceable battery, plus the futuristic Lumia 800 that mimicked the Nokia N9 with all curved ‘ship in a bottle’ design. The idea of a Nokia that was sealed, with no memory cards, no way to change the battery, was unusual, but history has shown that such ‘sealed’ designs won out in the end, just look at 2019 flagships…