This is the best Windows phone ever, according to Windows Central readers

The age of Windows Phone effectively came to an abrupt end a couple of years ago, when Microsoft revealed the platform was no longer the company's focus. The phones are swirling towards end-of-life for security updates, while being abandoned in droves by the big players from WhatsApp, Facebook, and even Microsoft's own apps like Skype.

Last week, we ran a poll to uncover which Windows Phone handsets are truly the best of all time. Thousands of you voted in the poll, which created some surprising results.

To that end, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL took crown, which isn't really a surprise. The full list of results can be found below.

The most popular countries for votes were the U.S., the UK, India, Canada, and Australia. The Lumia 950 XL won out in almost every territory, except the U.S., which favored the Lumia 1520 in the top spot. Some of the lower-end Lumia handsets like the Lumia 720 and 520 were popular in Europe and Asia, breaking into the top five. The Lumia 920, 950 series and 1020 frequently hit the top five list for most areas.

What do you make of the results? Anything surprise you? Let us know in the comments!

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!