Windows Phones

In case you have not heard, the iPhone 6 and its larger cousin the iPhone 6 Plus launched over the weekend. Apple reportedly sold over 10 million of the new phones to consumers, breaking yet another record. Regardless of your opinion of the iPhone, any smartphone that can sell that much in three days sets the bar for the industry.

How does the iPhone 6 stack up against some of the top Windows Phones? It is a valid question, especially if you are in the market for a new phone, considering switching, or a just curious as to where Apple is still leading.

I managed to pick up the iPhone 6 this weekend, like millions of others. In the following video, I give my impressions of the phone as compared to the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, and HTC One for Windows (the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 also appear).

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After months of leaks, Microsoft has finally and officially announced its plans to release its own Wireless Display Adapter, designed to project the screen of any Miracast-enabled device, including some of its Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones or its Surface tablets, onto a big screen television or monitor.

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It's hard not to compare the recently launched iPhone 6 Plus to Nokia's phablet, the Lumia 1520. Last week we showed you a size comparison. Today, let's have a camera comparison.

The Lumia 1520 features a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.4 Zeiss lens. The iPhone 6 Plus has an 8-megapixel camera. It has f/2.2 aperture, and larger 1.5-micron pixels compared to 1.2-micron pixels on the Lumia 1520. Which one takes better photos? Let's look at the following camera samples.

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Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out a new software update for the Lumia 930 smartphone, bringing the firmware version number up to 14353 (from 14252) and the OS is now 14157, which is the same as the current Preview for Developers.

For those who may recall, OS 14157 is the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, meaning users do not need to be enrolled in the Preview program. Besides the HTC One for Windows on Verizon, this is the first official, non-preview phone to get Update 1.

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If you haven't heard by now, the iPhone 6 Plus came out today along with the iPhone 6. Windows Phone fans are probably wondering how Apple's new phablet compares with Nokia's own phablet, the Lumia 1520. We'll have an overall comparison ready for next week, but first let's compare their size.

We've placed both the Lumia 1520 and the iPhone 6 in front of our cameras. Make sure to watch our video.

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The HTC One M8, previously loaded with Android and now with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, is considered the flagship Windows Phone device for the fall. Although it is currently only available on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are both on target to get the phone, likely in the coming weeks. Although no international plans have been announced, I have to believe that the One will go global as well. As a result, many of you may want to consider this phone as your next.

Before I jump into a full review, I want to touch upon what is likely the most controversial aspect of the HTC One: its Duo Ultrapixel camera. Lumia users are used to owning the imaging market when it comes to Windows Phone, and as a result, I have seen a reflexive negative reaction to the HTC One's camera, often without evidence.

Is the HTC One for Windows better than a Lumia 930 or a Lumia 1520? In many ways, it is an unfair question as it depends on what aspects of photography you are considering. The Lumia 1520/Lumia 930 have excellent cameras, but there are cons to it as well, likewise with the HTC One. Here is my experience so far and why I like using the Duo Camera on the HTC One.

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The XOLO Win Q900s is touted as the world's lightest Windows Phone device, and recently went on sale in India.

The company's maiden Windows Phone device is a budget smartphone and intends to compete in a crowded price segment with basic, yet decent, specifications and the Windows Phone 8.1 experience. I got my hands on one, and head past the break to check out the what's included in the box, and my first impressions of the device.

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