Top 10 Best Nokia Phones 2015/2014

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These 10 phones top our current best Nokia phones lineup. Our #1 choice, the Nokia 215, is a social phone, while our second choice, the Lumia 735 is a 1.2GHz Windows smartphone. The list also includes the Lumia 1520 and their Nokia Lumia 635, a 4.5-inch Windows smartphone.

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#1. The Nokia 215


This basic candybar from Nokia sports a 2.4-inch LCD Transmissive 262K color display atop its rubber-based alphanumeric keypad -- a typical facade sported by many similar models from the Finnish brand. Its basic specs include an array of preloaded social networking apps (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), the Opera Mini web browser, a built-in flashlight, and a 0.3-megapixel camera. Its polycarbonate shell also houses a microSD card slot and 8MB worth of RAM, with a 1100mAh battery in charge of the power supply.

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#2. The Nokia Lumia 735

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Following Nokia´s IFA reveals is this mid-range Lumia that claims to be a smartphone made for selfies. The Lumia 735 sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, clearly beating out most others on comparable models. A 6.7-megapixel camera also sits at the back. It supports wireless charging, with its own charging shell to hold it upright while powering up. Its internal memory stands at 8GB, while supporting up to 128GB of memory expansion. This Widows-run smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2220mAh battery.

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#3. The Nokia Lumia 1520


Nokia´s Windows Phone 8 phablet offering seems to have a lot going for it: a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 20-megapixel camera (with PureView technology and Carl Zeiss lenses), a 6-inch super-sensitive ClearBlack LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 3400mAh battery with a reported standby time of 768 hours or 32 days. It also touts its four digital microphones that support directional stereo recording. Finally, it comes with 32GB of storage memory, 2GB RAM, and the Storyteller app that (along with the HERE maps) arranges photos into stories.

#4. The Nokia Lumia 635

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The quad-core 1.2Ghz Nokia Lumia 635 promises uncompromised performance and comes in a variety of bright colors such as orange, yellow and green. It is fitted with a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS LCD main display, 4G capability, a storage memory of 8GB that is expandable to up to 128GB, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a 1830 mAh battery that claims to last up to 58 hours of music playback time.

It comes preinstalled with the Nokia MixRadio application that provides free unlimited music streaming with no commercials. It also comes with three location applications: HERE Maps (which provides the user with offline maps and provides virtual signs on the screen with the help of LiveSight), HERE Transit (which gives users minute-by-minute departure times and walking distances), and HERE Drive, which provides turn-by-turn voice-guided directions while users are driving.

#5. The Nokia Lumia 525


In creating the Lumia 525, Nokia added a Lumia Black update to the Lumia 520´s OS and 500MB (rounded up) to its RAM, but retained the rest of its features. The result is a dual-core 1GHz smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera that partners with the Nokia Smart Cam photo-editing app, a 4-inch 800 x 480 super sensitive screen, and an 8GB internal memory. Its 1430mAh battery has 1014 minutes or around 17 hours of talk time. It also comes with glossy yellow, orange and white faceplates that have Nokia billing the phone as having a Premium look. Be warned!

#6. The Nokia Lumia 930


Put aside a feature set clearly geared towards multimedia (with four built-in microphones!), the Nokia Lumia 930 has a lot of specs similiar to the Lumia 1520 such as a quad-core 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 20-megapixel camera with PureView techonolgy but without Carl Zeiss lenses, 4G-capability, a 2GB RAM, four digital microphones that support directional stereo recording, and 32GB of storage memory (not expandable).

It has two significant differences: The smaller 5-inch ClearBlack OLED main display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a weaker 2420mAh battery (the Lumia 1520 has a 3440mAh battery).

#7. The Nokia Lumia Icon


This 5-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Windows Phone 8 phablet is saddled with an iconic name - and some seemingly fancy technology to go with it. It boasts a four-microphone directional recording, a 20-megapixel PureView camera with six Zeiss lenses and two LED flashes, and a ClearBlack AMOLED display with 441 pixels per inch. It also packs a 2GB RAM, a 32GB non-expandable storage memory, a 2420mAh battery with a reported 3G talk time of 16.4 hours (984 minutes), and Qi wireless charging.

#8. The Nokia Lumia 730


Nokia invades the pop culture by making a selfie (self-photos) phone for the self-admiring person in you. Nicknamed as the "selfie phone", it is equipped with a 5-megapixel front camera with the Lumia Selfie app (also shared by the newer Lumia 735) and a 6.7-megapixel main camera with ZEISS optics. Other specs that it shares with its twin include the 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) display equipped with Nokia's super-sensitive touch system and a sunlight-readable finish. Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, and 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It also offers Skype video call and dual SIM capabilities.

#9. The Nokia Lumia 830


Nokia´s 2014 IFA Berlin contender does not seem to want to contest any premium model. Rather, it aims to bring Nokia´s PureView feature to a mid-level device. The 830 runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. As for memory, its 1GB RAM is right on par with its Android friends, but the 16GB internal storage sounds quite hefty - you can also top it up with a microSD card for up to 128GB of extra storage. XBox, OneDrive and Microsoft-based apps also squeeze themselves under its 5-inch display, while a 2200mAh battery powers it from under the lid.

#10. The Nokia Lumia 1020

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With its surprising 13 hours talk time, 41-megapixel camera and 4.5-inch display that almost makes it a phablet, Nokia´s 2013 flagship phone looks like it is collecting superlatives. Even its 1280 x 768 display and its DPI of 334 pixels per inch beats the iPhone 5. The Lumia 1020 runs on a dual-core 1.5 Ghz processor with a RAM of 2GB and comes with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.

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