What is the best Lumia of all time? (poll)
Lumia will always hold a special place in our hearts, but what was the best Lumia of all time? We want to find out.
The Lumia brand is, rather obviously, a fan favorite among Windows phone fanatics. For a long time Lumia phones were the only good Windows phones you could buy. In 2017 however, it appears Microsoft has decided that there will be no more Lumia handsets, meaning our favorite brand is dead.
Because of that, we thought now is the perfect time to think back and remember our favorite Lumia devices, and even crown one Lumia the best Lumia of them all. There have been many Lumia's throughout the years, starting with the Lumia 800 back in 2011 that kicked everything off.
Now, we're not looking for the best Lumia based on specifications or whether it was the fastest, we're looking for the best Lumia based on how you personally enjoyed it. We want to crown the best Lumia based on how it made you feel, and whether you loved your time with it. Some people may have loved the Lumia 620, others the Lumia 550 or Lumia 1320.
For example, the Lumia 925 is in my opinion the best Lumia ever, because it had the best design, the sleekest display, and was everything I wanted in a smartphone running Windows Phone 8. I personally feel that my experience with Lumia peaked with the 925, as I don't really remember enjoying newer Lumia handsets such as the 930 or 950 as much as I did the Lumia 925.
We're omitting unreleased devices from our poll, for obvious reasons. Sure, the Lumia McLaren may have been the best Lumia ever based on the fact it had 3D touch, but since it was never released we can't know that for sure. Our poll includes most Lumia devices ever released (if there's a handset we missed, sorry!). Once voted, make sure you tell us why you chose what you did in the comments!
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.
925 was great too, improving a bit on the 920 camera and sporting a fresh look. If I were to pick between 930 and 950 I would go with 950.
3rd best camera behind the 1020 and 950
4K video recording
Largest screen of any Lumia
Great battery life
I also loved the Lumia 830 for its sleek design and the camera that punched above its weight.
And as much hate as it may get, the Lumia 950 XL deserves a place here just because it feels so great to use and has an incredible display.
The 1520 (non-AT&T version) was insane, and in a battle royale I would send it as the Windows Phone champion.
But the 930, for me, hit the sweet spot and gets my vote. Honorable mention to the 735, a great mid range device with tons of style that didn't get attention or distribution it deserved.
Even after 4 years of rlease no one single company make mobile with 41 MP camera 📷 and strong hardware.
Design: Lumia 930 & Lumia 830 &Lumia 925 ( I am using a lumia 830 now more than 5 people told me that it is looking very beautiful and I don't know them they told while I was in bus or at a railway station)
Camera : No doubt lumia 1020
Performance: Lumia 950XL
I voted the L950xl, here are my reasons:
1. Size, It is obviously smaller than 1520, yet the screen display is only 0.3 inches smaller, easier to carry around, it is also easier to use for extended period of time without stress.
2. Use of biometric lock (iris scanner), which is very effective when you get used to it
4. Removable battery.
5. Lighter in weight, this helps the screen not to shatter easily when it falls on the floor (though it has the gorilla glass 4), also makes it easier to use for extended period of time without stress.
If the 800 would have had Windows 8.1, i say it is the best Lumia ever made. Solid, great design, curved display. Just Windows Phone was the problem. I vote for the 930 as best Lumia ever made. I never owned a 950 so i cannot say anything about that. But after owing the 800, 820, 925 and the 930 which actually is my current smartphone, the 930 wins!
The 1020 should flash when something starts to happen. (the Windows logo)
Best overall-950xl While the 950 does not kill it in any category it was the best overall. And despite some hayday memories of 8.1 being great we do never nostalgically remember the bad. So ill stick with ten into these new uncharted waters....and with new Ms apps every day i have to hope there is a plan. And maybe that is no hardware from Ms....so be it. Anyone want to sell a hp.
This is 2017 and I m Still loving it....
That design would still look good today on a phone.
Best Design, huge backcover for easy Change, good protection
nice OLED Display But waek CPU
more RAM would be nice
even more bigger battery
For entry-level phones, I'd have to say the 520 hands down. Four years ago, I purchased 520's for each of our four children. They were onsale for $15 each and what a deal. Being kids, digitizers were easily cracked but found replacements online for under $5. After changing the first digitizer, it would take under 5 minutes to replace and be back to the Welcome screen. The two oldest that had Android phones have also switched back. At Christmas, Microsoft had a fire sale on the 650's and I have a spares.
I also just loved my 920 in glossy white ;-)
I hope this OS will last for a long time!
I'm looking for changing its battery. Can't find anywhere.
I choose 1020 anyway.
And Lumia 640 for work.
Those memories... I got it back by scaring him with sending him to jail. Haha, I'm a lawyer, after all. Nowadays I have, "just for the memories", a Lumia 530. Not bad at all. A good backup phone.
When I used that 1520 people were stunned by the brilliant screen and the sheer size of it. It was a nice phone.
It also survived me using it for work (outside, on roofs, etc) until my 10 year old drpped it just right to shatter the screen.
It's still in my drawer. I'm tempted to order a new screen and try and fix it. Oh. My 7 yr old still uses the other 1520 my wife used previously. It's big enough to be considered a small tablet. LOL