Microsoft has created much needed limelight since the launch of Windows 8 on October 26, 2012 in the United States. With the quick release of Windows Phone 8 just after its parental release, Microsoft wants to regain the much needed market share in the mobile phone segment. Hence mobile phone manufacturers were quick to imbibe this change in Windows Phone by launching some attractive Windows Phone 8 (WP8) devices one after the other. Once-upon a time big phone maker Nokia took the lead again following big investments to pull up its shrinking market.
For the consumers this Christmas, it’s a much needed category of smartphones, left to experience after bursting out of android-iOS shell. With some awesome hardware capabilities coupled with speedy Windows Phone 9, it’s indeed “Everything at once” this winter. To ease out your shopping confusion we are listing down top 5 windows phone 8 devices to buy this Christmas.
1. Nokia Lumia 920
If you are a Nokia Tech-savy and love its innovative hardware specs coupled with its PureView technology then the Nokia Lumia 920 is a definite paradise for you and should be certainly on your to-buy Christmas package. It is one such masterpiece that is really outstanding, amazing with its novel style, great features coupled with cool design. This Windows Phone 8 (WP8) device is just not equipped with latest hardware specifications like super powerful, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ display(1280×768 pixels) but also some cool innovative features like the PureView camera and wireless charging.
Lumia 920 is also a battery powerhouse which can deliver 9 hours of talk time with its 2,000mAh battery (So stop cribbing about your iPhone battery and switch to your all-time favorite Nokia, this time it’s certainly not going to disappoint you). It’s a big heavy, but a super power in the WP8 segment.
Be bold and start flaunting your latest gadget which can charge wireless and experience something amazing, everyday! Get it for $99 from AT&T with a new plan.
2. HTC 8X
Many consumers have a presumption that Windows Phones are much thicker and heavier but I’m sure you would feel foolish to say it once again after seeing HTC’s Windows Phone 8X device, just sleek and jaw-dropping. This latest smartphone by HTC is much smaller, thinner yet powerful just like the OneX+. Its boasts 4.3-inch HD bullying out even the Retina display on the iPhone 5 by giving better brightness and sharpness.
Seeing its specs, it has every necessary thing right from 1.5 GHz MSM8960 Dual core with 1GB RAM to a very good 8 mp camera. Together with everything else, it performs exceptionally well on 4G LTE data networks from AT&T and Verizon. Though its lacks few features than the bigger Lumia, but it’s lighter and sleek design makes 8X one of the best in kind and certainly on our list. Its available for $99 on contract from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
4. Samsung Ativ S
You seem to be a Samsung believer and trust its Super AMOLED Display then The Samsung Ativ S (GT-I8750) is the phone with the Windows Phone 8 O.S left at your exposure. With a screen size of 4.8 inches, it’s certainly going to please every Samsung follower. It has some great specs too, bigger battery of 2300mAH and very attractive metal body. Though the Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 device to be officially unveiled, Samsung’s first device to run Windows Phone 8, and with its unveiling at IFA 2012 in Berlin, its yet in its pre-release state and expected to hit United States stores this Christmas.
Even though this Smartphone created a lot of buzz before the launch of the Lumia 920, it appears out of the league at this point of time!
5. HTC 8S
This phone is meant for consumers who want all the features of a power packed phone on a strict budget. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the device which can meet your exceptional need. It has a SuperLCD 4-inch screen with resolution of 800×480 pixels. This affordable phone will not be sold in United States by HTC, but has a very big potential in Asian and European countries.
The looks of this phone are just awesome all thanks to the poly-carbonate body!
With this we wrap-up our list of Top 5 Windows Phone 8 which you can buy this Christmas. Have a great holiday with some gadget shopping!