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.

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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: $12.95 - $749.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $0.00 - $749.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia's lovely Lumia 925 delivers a high-end Windows Phone experience, but camera snobs with deep pockets should hold out for AT&T's Lumia 1020.

Price: $0.00 - $325.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Nokia Lumia 928 (Verizon Wireless)

Windows Phone fans on Verizon should buy the $100 Nokia Lumia 928 for its strong feature set, but watch out for slower-than-usual data speeds.

Price: $285.00 - $285.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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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: $149.99 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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