1. HTC 8X
The HTC 8X is HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The HTC 8X boasts a large 4.3-inch screen with HD resolution. It is big, bright, and bold, and the colors look fantastic. Like many of the top Windows Phone 8 devices, it has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, which, along with 1GB of RAM, makes it very fast indeed.
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The 8-megapixel camera takes decent snaps, but the 16GB storage is a bit low compared to the competition. The HTC 8X is available in numerous colors and certainly looks attractive, but whether HTC has done enough to convince customers to choose its smartphone over competing devices remains to be seen.
2. Nokia Lumia 920
This is the new flagship from Nokia, and it is also being widely billed as the flagship Windows Phone 8 device. It certainly has a lot going for it, and Nokia will be hoping that this smartphone helps it to regain some of the market share that it has lost in recent years.
The large 4.5-inch display with curved glass is very bright and displays the colors superbly. It also comes with a decent 32GM of memory and 1GB of RAM.
The 8.7-megapixel Pureview camera is excellent, and with added features including NFC support, 4G, and wireless charging, the Lumia 920 is certainly one of the top Windows Phone 8 devices on the market.
3. Samsung Ativ S
Samsung has done exceptionally well with its Android devices, but the Ativ S is its first Windows Phone 8 device. Its Super AMOLED screen measures a huge 4.8 inches and looks fantastic, and customers can opt for either 16GB or 32GB of storage. It also has an excellent 8-megapixel camera along with a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for making video calls. As well as being a powerful device, the sleek and stylish aluminum body also ensures that it is one of the best-looking smartphones currently available.
Choose from the Best Windows Phone 8 Handsets
The above three devices are the top Windows Phone 8 handsets currently on the market. However, as good as they may be, Google and Apple are still well ahead of Microsoft in the smartphone market. Microsoft will be hoping that these three devices will help to convince customers to move away from Android and iOS handsets, but only time will tell whether Windows Phone 8 devices will prove to be big sellers.
Sam Jones, the author, has been trying to find qwerty keyboard phones operating on windows 8; as he can’t for the life of him make a touchscreen work.