The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

I just finished writing the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Normally when I get a phone to review, I’m able to write a full review within two weeks. While I’ve recorded video reviews for both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, here I am writing a review two months after their launch. There’s really just so much to talk about in the flagship Windows Phone space…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

When I first got my hands on the Microsoft Lumia 950 a few weeks ago, I wrote up a comparison between the Lumia 950 and the Nokia Lumia 930. Of course, the Nokia Lumia 930 was running Windows Phone 8.1, so the photos were taken with Lumia Camera. I had promised to do another comparison between the Lumia 950 and the Nokia Lumia Icon, which is the same hardware as the Lumia 930, but running…

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Nokia Lumia Icon Comparison: (Spoiler: The 640 XL Wins)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Nokia Lumia Icon Comparison: (Spoiler: The 640 XL Wins)

By Rich W Woods This is my last week with the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. One thing that has become clear is that this is a flagship camera. In fact, there are only a few differences between the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and a flagship device. It’s really just awesome. This time, I want to compare the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL to the Nokia Lumia Icon, which is the flagshipiest flagship Lumia out there. While…

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OnePlus One vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

OnePlus One vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods I have no new phones to review. In fact, I don’t need any. The fact is that both the Nokia Lumia Icon and the OnePlus One are due to go through the rounds again. The OnePlus One just got a Cyanogen update that promised camera improvements. Also, the Nokia Lumia Icon got an update that literally made it go from being one of the least desirable Windows Phones to possibly the…

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Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison: Black vs Denim

Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison: Black vs Denim

By Rich W Woods I have a whole lot more to say here than I thought I would. We first heard about Lumia Denim, the firmware update that would be bundled with Windows Phone 8.1.1, on September 5, the same day Nokia announced the Lumia 730, 735, and 830. I reviewed the Nokia Lumia 735 and the Nokia Lumia 830. Later, Microsoft announced the first Lumia to drop the Nokia branding after Microsoft acquired Nokia’s…

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Nokia Lumia Icon Finally Receiving Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia Lumia Icon Finally Receiving Windows Phone 8.1

By Rich W Woods Hey, you know how every time they announce a new firmware update for Lumia phones, they say it will be available for the flagships first? Well, not if you’re on Verizon, but then again, if you’re on Verizon, you know that already. While Verizon was the very last to roll out Lumia Cyan, the firmware update to be bundled with Windows Phone 8.1, they were the very first in the United…

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods This is going to be the final comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge before I write a full review of this dreadful phone. Despite the fact that it is a dreadful phone (uncomfortable to hold, features don’t work well, standard Samsung stuff), there are some really solid features of this device. That being the display and the camera. Of course, there is one more brand that is known for their…

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Nokia Lumia Icon vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia Icon vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods When Microsoft sent me the Nokia Lumia 830 to review, I also requested a Nokia Lumia 930 so I could compare the camera to a couple other phones, including the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, considering that they both have 20 MP cameras. They didn’t have any Lumia 930s, but they has a Lumia Icon, the 930’s CDMA sister phone. The Nokia Lumia Icon still has not received the Lumia Cyan update,…

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Nokia Lumia Icon vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia Icon vs Nokia Lumia 830 Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods Anyone who knows me knows that I am a very big fan of the Nokia Lumia 930. I feel that it is the best Windows Phone that exists and that it is a shame that it isn’t sold by carriers in the United States. The Nokia Lumia 830 shares a design language as the Nokia Lumia 930. In fact, many reviewers have called it a lower end Lumia 930. When Nokia…

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