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Best Windows phones of 2016

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Microsoft Lumia 950

The Lumia 950 is a mostly average smartphone, giving iPhone and Android users no reason to switch, and offering little appeal outside Windows phone diehards.

Price: $149.99 - $598.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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: $1.60 - $49.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Nokia Lumia 735

Although the Lumia 735 doesn't have the best camera, it's colourful, curvy and comfortable, has a good display and an affordable price -- all of which go a long way to making up for it.

Price: $49.00 - $439.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $203.69 Check prices

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