Best Windows phones of 2014


Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is picking up steam with some great new smartphone alternatives to Android and iPhone. This list will update frequently, so check back! And be sure to sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter to keep tabs on new models. To find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Though it lacks some features found in its big phone rivals, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great buy for Windows Phone fans seeking a supersize smartphone with premium hardware.

Price: $199.99 - $749.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Nokia Lumia 635

With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you want a better selection of apps however, the Motorola Moto G is still the 4G phone to go for.

Price: $49.99 - $62.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Nokia Lumia 1020

Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.

Price: $374.99 - $749.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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Nokia Lumia Icon (Verizon Wireless)

Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.

Price: $408.50 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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