Best Windows phones of 2015


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: $69.99 - $636.00 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: $312.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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 - $760.00 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: $69.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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