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Best Windows phones of 2015

Updated

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.

HTC One M8 for Windows

While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.

Price: $430.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Nokia Lumia 830

A great example of a Windows-based smartphone and a killer option for what it costs, although there's still not quite enough going on with Windows Phone to pull people away from Android or iOS.

Price: $49.99 - $399.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

This 5.7-inch beast of a midrange smartphone goes a step past the Lumia 640 in size and specs.

Price: $225.93 Check prices

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