Top 10 Best Microsoft Cell Phones 2017

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10 phones are featured in our latest best Microsoft smartphones as of November 2017 lineup, which starts with the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and the Lumia 640. Other best Microsoft models include the Lumia 950 and their Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

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#1. The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Photo of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

Similarly lined up for an after-purchase upgrade to the Windows Phone OS 10, the 5.7-inch Cortana-equipped Lumia 640 XL is the 640's more capable big brother...

What We Like:

  • A 128GB microSD slot is a rather impressive feat for a mid-tier model
  • The Cortana personal assistant challenges the Siri AI loaded on Apple's iPhones

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#2. The Microsoft Lumia 640

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 640.
Average Rating:
83%


Description:

Microsoft's MWC 2015 smartphone pitch is the mid-range Lumia 640 and 640 XL, the former being a 5-inch HD Windows model that comes fully integrated with Skype and the Cortana personal voice assistant...

What We Like:

  • The Cortana personal assistant is a selling point unique to Lumia smartphones
  • The Windows Phone OS 10 is a rather fresh spec for Microsoft's smartphone roster

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#3. The Microsoft Lumia 950

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 950.
Average Rating:
79%


Description:

Stepping up to a flagship-tier plate is Microsoft's 2015 Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch QHD Windows 10 phone that can scale up its display onto an external monitor via the Microsoft Display Dock, consequently allowing you to use accessories like a mouse and a keyboard for work...

What We Like:

  • Being able to switch between a smartphone and a PC-like environment via Windows Continuum is a big plus
  • Its 564ppi is one of the highest on the market
  • The 950 models are among the first phones to feature a triple LED flash
  • The Type-C USB protocol is obviously more favorable than older USB standards

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#4. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL picture.
Average Rating:
79%


Description:

A brother of the 5.2-inch Lumia 950 boosted to 5.7 inches (QHD) and an octa-core 2GHz CPU, the 950 XL similarly lugs the Windows Continuum technology that basically lets you deck out your phone with external output devices (monitor, keyboard, etc.)...

What We Like:

  • Its face-based authentication challenges the rapidly-populating fingerprint-detector bandwagon
  • Its triple LED natural flash promises to provide more realistic lighting conditions than traditional flash types
  • Some of our tech-savvy friends might salivate over its ability to turn into a virtual CPU via Windows Continuum
  • USB Type-C is obviously more capable than all other previous USB protocols

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#5. The Microsoft Lumia 435

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 435.
Average Rating:
81%


Description:

Albeit an early 2015 model from Microsoft, the Lumia 435 (along with its Dual SIM version) offers a specs sheet that we have seen several months before its release...

What We Like:

    128GB worth of extra storage is quite a lot for a mere entry-level Lumia

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#6. The Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM picture.
Average Rating:
81%


Description:

This 4-inch Windows smartphone is the dual-SIM twin to Microsoft's Lumia 435, offering the Cortana voice assistant and the 128GB maximum microSD storage support just like its non-dual-SIM brother...

What We Like:

    The Cortana AI adds a touch of sophistication to this pretty basic Lumia model

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#7. The Lumia 540

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM.
Average Rating:
78%


Description:

April 2015 marked the release of the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, a mid-range Windows phone from Microsoft, whose main specs include a 5-inch HD ClearBlack display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and an 8GB internal memory with an up-to-128GB expansion support...

What We Like:

  • 128GB's worth of extra storage is quite a lot for a mid-range smartphones
  • Having Skype fused with its 5-megapixel selfie sensor may be a strong selling point for video-call-enthused users

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#8. The Microsoft Lumia 650

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 650.
Average Rating:
74%


Description:

Though not really appealing in terms of technical specs, the Windows-10-sporting Microsoft Lumia 650 comes with productivity-based apps like Office 365 and Cortana, which are complemented by a 16GB memory expandable by up to 200GB (many high-end models settle for 128GB only)...

Key features:

  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor
  • 5-inch AMOLED, ClearBlack display
  • Special features: Adobe Reader free download, OneDrive cloud storage, Wi-Fi calling

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#9. The Microsoft Lumia 550

Photo of the Microsoft Lumia 550.
Average Rating:
73%


Description:

The Lumia 550 is a low-end Windows 10 phone from Microsoft, leading its array of specs with Cortana, a 4.7-inch HD display, and a 200GB microSD support (8GB internal memory)...

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#10. The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM picture.
Average Rating:
78%


Description:

Offering an up-to-128GB top-up memory support, this 4-inch Windows phone is a rather cheap ticket into Windows 10, coming as a planned upgrade package for its preloaded Windows Phone OS 8.1...

Key features:

  • 2-megapixel camera
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU
  • 4-inch LCD Transmissive display
  • Special features: 30GB free cloud storage

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