Windows Phone 7 received a mixed response from the reviewers as well as muted response from the consumers. Some loved it and the rest had a lot of complaints such as lack of graphic heavy games and popular applications. But everybody agreed that it was a great leap for mobility and smartphones in terms of pure design and usability. Overcoming some of the drawbacks Microsoft launched Windows phone 8. But the phones with this operating system are very few in number compared to the number of phones with rival operating systems such as Android. But the devices are very promising. Let’s have a look at 5 of the most promising Windows 8 phones.
Nokia Lumia 920
This phone is the flagship phone from Nokia and the most hyped phone currently with the Windows 8 Phone operating system. It sets a benchmark for all the smartphones with is incredible specs. The phone boasts of Nokia’s pride “PureView” technology for camera which literally takes photo capturing on smartphones to the edge even putting some of the high end cameras to shame. This device comes with 8.7 MP primary camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera. It also lets you capture blur free images thanks to optical image stabilization. Nokia city lens is just another amazing add on to this camera. The device is a power house of performance courtesy the 1.5 GHz Quad core snapdragon S4 processor and the amazing 1 GB RAM. It comes with an internal memory of 32GB with “yes” no expandable memory slot. The display is a 4.5 incher offering a stunning resolution of 768X1280 with Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ and has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The battery is pretty good 2000 mAh one. And for the first time ever Nokia brings wireless charging to this beauty which earns all the respect for brand Nokia who pulled off this amazing feet. The device also comes with a host of connectivity options such as 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS support and GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0 etc.
Just like the ‘One’ series of its Android devices, HTC has named its Windows Phone 8 based smartphones with similar alphabets but with an ‘8’ as their prefix. The 8X is one of the best smartphone from all the range of current HTC mobiles in the market. The first thing that strikes you about the 8X is its design. It just looks gorgeous. It comes with an 8 MP auto focus LED flash primary camera and a 2.1 MP hold your thoughts primary camera which lets you shoot in full 1080p. It has 4.3 inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen offering a resolution of 720X1280 protected by corning gorilla glass 2. It comes with Beats audio. It is backed by a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor and a 1 GB RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage and has no SD card slot which is a big disappointment given that it’s the flagship Windows Phone 8 device from HTC. Its connectivity features include 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 3.1, Micro USB 2.0, A-GPS support and GLONASS.
Nokia Lumia 620
The Lumia legacy continues and the new kid on the block is the beauty with brains and above all the most affordable if rumours are to be believed. It comes with a 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera. It comes with a 3.8 inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480X800 pixels. It comes with a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 512 MB RAM. It comes with a built in 8 GB memory and is expandable up to 64GB via an SD card slot. It just like the rest of the family comes with a host of connectivity options such as 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS support and GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0 etc. This could well be your next smartphone. This phone is sure to sell like hot cakes, at least in developing nations such as India where you will get this device in nearly cheap price but with excellent specifications and performance.
Nokia Lumia 820
This is the younger brother of the Lumia 920. So you would expect some of the good things from the Lumia 820 and it just gives you that. It comes with an 8 MP Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash primary camera and VGA front camera. It comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor and a 1GB RAM. But only this time Nokia takes the party longer by adding a micro SD card slot to the inbuilt 8GB memory. It comes with a host of connectivity options such as 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS support and GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0 etc.
This is a stripped down version of the 8s and comes with a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash but misses out on a front facing camera. It is backed by a 1.5GHZ dual – core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 512 MB RAM. The display is a 4 inch LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 400 X 800 pixels. It comes with an internal memory of 4GB and is expandable up to 32GB via an SD card. It also comes with beats audio. Its connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.1, Micro USB 2.0, A-GPS support and GLONASS etc. It is powered by a 1700 mAh battery.
The devices look very promising on paper but can they live up to the hype? Only time will tell.