The future of Windows Phone is looking bleak. Microsoft has slowly cut ties with the family of OSes, while manufacturers roll back their investments. For many, it's hard to recommend anything other than iOS or Android right now, with Microsoft's once-flagship mobile platform now lacking in many areas.

Despite its flaws, Windows 10 Mobile is still a preferred option for some. While the gap is closing rapidly, the devices have some compelling reasons to stay – and for that, you'll need a Windows phone. But without new handsets on the market, getting the best experience can prove challenging.

We recently recommended Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL as the best overall Windows 10 Mobile device. Alternatively, for some users, the HP Elite x3, Microsoft Lumia 650 and Alcatel Idol 4S all have their strengths.

There's a related conversation going on in our forums as you read this.

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01-19-2018 08:10 AM

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