Looking for a portable smart device, a smartphone in this case and want it to be superfast, non-lagging, ultimate performer and cheap at the same time? Then your choice can’t get any better than a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. This smartphone platform is absolutely a unique one, and the taste of smartphone you will get in a Windows device is completely different than that of in other platforms like Android, iOS or BlackBerry. Off topic, BlackBerry is now lagging back in the smartphone market.
However, the Windows Phone 8 is very gradually becoming a highly popular smartphone platform among the enthusiasts and it’s even better in some cases than the other ones that are leading the market. Of course, the WP8 has its own disadvantages; like the app store there is yet very low in app collections but hopefully it will be enriched real soon. If you can consider these points, then a WP8 based phone is a good choice.
But how do you know where to begin? If you are low on budget, then you might be looking for a budget Windows 8 Smartphone. And so, we have listed here top 10 Windows Phone 8 Smartphones, from budget to high end.
ZTE Windows 8 Mobile
This phone is not even announced yet. As rumors spread on internet and various tech blogs, ZTE is soon going to release a WP8 phone that is 5.9 inches in screen size, so we should better call it a phablet. The phone’s screen is said to be 1080p, and there is no official announcement about the processor but maybe it will come with a dual core processor onboard. This phone is going to be announced on the 2nd quarter of 2013.
Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia has already become an iconic brand for WP8 phone these days and they got this image after launching many Windows Phone 8 running phones. Lumia 520 is the cheapest available WP8 in the market, and the performance is robust. 4 inch 480×800 pixels display, 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB memory, 8 GB internal memory, 5 MP primary camera and superior build quality; what else you expect from a budget phone?
Huawei Ascend W1
This phone shares the same configuration with Nokia Lumia 520, only the processor is slightly better, it comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. The 1950 mAh should give plenty of backup hours.
HTC is a regular competitor of Nokia as they are releasing WP8 in the same pace as Nokia does it; and HTC is doing well. The build quality is unique and it’s very thin. It has the same specification as Lumia 520, but this is a unibody phone as you can’t remove the 1700 mAh battery.
Nokia Lumia 620
Another budget oriented phone from Nokia, it’s slightly costlier than the Lumia 520 but still a lower cost phone than many other WP8 phones. The configuration and the features of this phone is exactly the same as Lumia 520, only it offers a secondary camera and the screen size got smaller, 3.8 inch.
Nokia Lumia 720
This phone was announced in Mobile World Congress 2013. This phone has a 1 GHz dual core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 4.3 IPS LCD screen which has 480×800 pixels. The primary camera can capture photos of up to 6.7 megapixels and the secondary camera is able to capture photos in 1.3 megapixels. The 2000 mAh battery is non-removable.
Samsung ATIV S
Samsung is mainly biased towards Android and the Galaxy series is one very best Android device lineup, but they have one WP8 device as well; and ATIV S is that one. The phone comes with a 4.8 inch display that has an HD resolution of 720p. It’s powered by 1.5 GHz Dual Core Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU and a 1 GB RAM. The primary and secondary camera is of respectively 8 megapixels and 1.9 megapixels. The 2300 mAh will support the phone to run the whole day, but the design is still in Samsung’s old school.
Nokia Lumia 820
Now we are getting serious as these phones are not budget oriented, but feature oriented. This is an extremely feature rich phone that comes with a 4.3 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz Dual Core Krait CPU and Adreno 225 GPU; with a 1GB RAM. But the battery should have been more powerful, it’s only 1650 mAh.
HTC’s flagship WP8 phone which received huge applause from the smartphone critics; and this is the biggest competitor against the Nokia Lumia 920 as well. The 4.3 inch display has 768×1280 pixels resolution, and it has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It’s powered by 1.5 GHz Dual Core Krait Processor, Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It has an 8 MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera; and the battery is non-removable 1800 mAh.
Nokia Lumia 920
You may call it one best Windows Phone 8 till date, although the new Nokia Lumia 925 has already claimed that crown but you still can’t ignore the Lumia 920. This phone is powered by a powerful 1.5 GHz Dual Core Krait Processor and Adreno 225 GPU. The combination of this both makes this phone superfast and unique performer, and the 1GB RAM is always up for powerful multitasking capabilities. The display is 768×1280 pixels and provides pixel density of 332 ppi. The 8 megapixel camera is so brilliant and it stands out of the entire crowd out there. This unibody phone is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
And this was it; hopefully your journey on the WP8 platform will be a pleasant one.