Windows Phone is a relatively new platform in the market, but you can already find a lot of good, powerful devices running it. If you want to buy a WP-based phone and don’t know which one to choose, I hope this list of the top 5 Windows Phone devices will help you.
1. HTC Titan
One of the best WP-based smartphones available in the current market is, no doubt, the HTC Titan. Armed with a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor with 512MB of RAM, a 4.7-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, an 8MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, it’s powerful, fast and cool. Perhaps the only shortcoming of this phone I can think of is the absence of a microSD card slot, but I guess 16GB of built-in memory is enough for almost anyone.
By the way, the improved and empowered version of the HTC Titan, the HTC Titan II, is expected to be released soon.
Nokia’s Symbian-based phones couldn’t compete with the best devices on the market, so Nokia decided to switch to Microsoft’s Windows Phone and not so long ago released the Nokia Lumia 800. Many experts say it was a right decision, since Nokia’s new phone running the Mango version of the OS has already become one of the most popular phones in the market.
Packed with a 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, not to mention the stylish exterior it has, the Nokia Lumia 800 is one of the best Windows Phone-based devices in the current market. It also boasts a good 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, auto-focus and dual-LED flash – something Nokia has always been proud of. The display is 3.7 inches, with 480 x 800 resolution (252 ppi pixel density is not bad, right?).
No list of best smartphones can be complete without Samsung being mentioned in it. This South Korean manufacturer is famous for making very powerful Android phones, including the device that was recognized as the best smartphone in the market – the Samsung Galaxy S2, but this doesn’t mean Samsung can’t make anything decent running other platforms. The Samsung Focus S is the best proof that the manufacturer can create good WP devices, too.
Nice 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution (so the pixel density is lower than that of the Nokia Lumia 800, but still the display looks very good), 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor with 512MB of RAM, 8MP camera and a powerful 1650 mAh battery… What else does one expect from a good WP device? Ah, forgot to mention that it runs the latest version of WP – Mango.
4. LG Jil Sander Mobile
Those who love fashion phones can find a really stylish one among WP-based devices, too. Take a look at the LG Jil Sander Mobile – a designer phone running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and armed with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The 3.8-inch touchscreen has 480 x 800 pixels resolution (so it’s rather clear with its ~246 ppi pixel density, even though it’s a TFT unit); maybe the 5 MP camera doesn’t sound as cool as the 8MP cameras of other phones mentioned in this list, but it still takes good photos… well, for a fashion phone.
5. Dell Venue Pro
Dell isn’t such a famous smartphone manufacturer as, for example, Samsung, Nokia or HTC, but still it makes rather good phones, and the Venue Pro is one of them. The original Dell Venue ran Android, but its upgraded version, the Dell Venue Pro, comes with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. It has a powerful 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor together with 512 MB of RAM, a —inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 resolution, a 5MP camera with flash and auto-focus and all of the connectivity features all good smartphones have.