What is the best Windows Phone?

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What would be the best Windows Phone for someone just getting their first smartphone? My mother has only had feature phones, but wants to stick with Windows because she has used Windows for years and thinks it would be easier for her to learn. She likes Windows 8, so she may be right. What Windows Phone would be the best introduction to the platform for her?

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jimlynch
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You might want to see if you can direct her toward an iPhone. It's arguably easier to use than a Windows phone, and has a much greater selection of apps. Plus, she can get AppleCare for any problems.

Yeah, I know she said she wanted a Windows phone, but this is one of those cases where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. She'd probably be much happier with an iPhone.

rcook12
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You are almost limited to the Nokia Lumia line with Windows Phone at this point, but that’s not such a bad thing. There are a couple of HTC Windows Phones, but I’ve never actually seen one. Still HTC makes good devices, generally, so they are probably ok. At this point, the Nokia Lumia 920 or 925 is probably the best all around that I’ve actually seen and played around with - nice screens, slick OS, good camera and nice overall appearance - but the new Lumia 1020 just came out, and from what I’ve seen/read/heard, it is the top dog. It’s the one with the 41 megapixel camera, which some have hailed as the best smartphone camera ever. I would seriously consider the 1020 if I was in the market for a Windows Phone. A lot of people dismiss Windows mobile devices, but they should check them out before making that judgment.

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