With more phones adopting Windows OS, the Microsoft team has put together a cheat sheet showing you how to pick the right smartphone, running Windows of course, depending on how you plan to use the features of the smartphone. While most Windows phones feature awesome tech specs, some phones work better than others when it comes to certain types of usage. The cheat sheet is just a guide to help you better a more informed choice, so don’t forget to include your personal preferences as well when you plan to make a purchase.
How to Pick the Right Smartphone
Versatile Phones for General Use
You need to look for phones that offer at least 1 GHz processor or faster, 8 GB storage, 5 MP camera and a midsize LED display. Nokia Lumia 710 (T-Mobile), HTC Trophy (Verizon), Samsung Focus Flash (AT&T), and HTC Arrive (Sprint) are devices worth checking out.
Phones for Fun and Games
Tech specs to look out for include a 1.4 GHz processor or faster, 16 GB storage, Gyroscope, and a should be comfortable to hold in terms of size, weight, and texture. The Samsung Focus Flash (AT&T), HTC Trophy (Verizon), HTC Titan (AT&T) and the Nokia Lumia 710 (T-Mobile) feature the above mentioned specs.
Phones for Social Engagement
You probably have to look out for camera extras such as low-light sensors, and LED flash, front-facing camera, and 4G for faster uploading and browsing and the HTC Radar (T-Mobile)
and Samsung Focus Flash (AT&T) may fit the bill.
Phones for Productivity
Phones such as the HTC Arrive (Sprint) and HTC Titan (AT&T) which have a physical keyboard or a larger display for easy typing, working on Word or PowerPoint docs, and a
4G connection for faster uploading and browsing can be preferred.
Phones for Entertainment
If you are one who spends a whole lot of time listening to music, watching videos, or streaming any type of content, you’ll definitely have to consider a a large AMOLED display, stereo speakers, a kickstand, and 4G for streaming. HTC Titan (AT&T) and Samsung Focus S (AT&T) might just fit the bill.
Phones to Create Pic and Videos
HTC Titan (AT&T), HTC Radar (T-Mobile), and Samsung Focus S (AT&T) have the right tech specs including maximum megapixels, a premium lens, LED or dual-LED flash, and a low-light (BSI) sensor to help you create pictures and videos and share them with others.
Phones for Travellers
If you are a frequent traveller, you may want to consider the HTC Radar (T-Mobile), Samsung Focus S (AT&T), and Nokia Lumia 710 (T-Mobile) which offers good battery life, slim and light design, front-facing camera, and global roaming features.
What do you think of Microsoft’s smartphone cheat sheet? Would you consider these factors before picking up a Windows phone?
Source: Windows Phone Blog
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Rakesh Narang says
Nokia’s Windows based Lumia phones are good-looking but they can’t compete with the huge fan base Android has gather over these years. Recently, Lumia 800’s price dropped which shows that it’s not selling as projected.
Hmm… I don’t think Lumia 900 could do well either.
hehe..i personally have a soft spot for windows and really hope the lumia 900 works as well as the android devices.
Rakesh Narang says
It’s possible, but given a choice, I’d still choose an Android phone because I really like the new ICS.