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  1. snowwake8's Avatar
    Obviously I am a minority here but I thought the HTC 8x had the best design. I currently own a 928 and don't like the look or bulkyness. I'm excited to get a replacement as my contract is up next month but I have nothing I will use my upgrade on right now. On Verizon. Hoping and excited for the release of new phones.
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    08-12-2014 11:43 PM
  2. MaitreyaV's Avatar
    It'd be Lumia 925.
    08-13-2014 12:17 AM
  3. bryanibuan's Avatar
    920 is the most beautiful.
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    08-13-2014 12:21 AM
  4. johnson_patrickw's Avatar
    Surprised so many people like the 925
    08-13-2014 12:32 AM
  5. jedpatrickdatu's Avatar
    Best: 1520. Powerful CPU, excellent battery life, beautiful screen, and capable camera.

    Most Beautiful: 920. It has that pure, striking Lumia design, and I can still remember salivating on the leaked pictures before it was officially announced. While the 925 and 930 look neat, it doesn't have the "purity" that the 920 has. The grey metal sides feel dull and industrial.
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    08-13-2014 12:42 AM
  6. RJ Priest's Avatar
    The 920 is my favourite design. It is such a beautiful looking device. I love the glossy finish of the 920, which has been painfully missing from the newer devices (other than the gloss red 1520). Just like an automotive finish, gloss > matte.

    I dream of a thinner 920 with 5.2" AMOLED screen, next generation camera tech, and gloss white finish. To me, that device would be perfection.
    08-13-2014 12:52 AM
  7. strpws23's Avatar
    once, it was 720, then 925, then the current beauty queen is the 1520!!
    they share the same design cue.
    08-13-2014 01:00 AM
  8. masterchief1984's Avatar
    The 1520 has my heart
    08-13-2014 03:31 AM
  9. I_m_Snah's Avatar
    Best - 920
    Beautiful - 620

    Sent via GaLAGxy Tab 2 7in.
    08-13-2014 04:00 AM
  10. AndyM72's Avatar
    Surprised so many people like the 925
    Me too. Even though from a usability point of view it is probably the best Lumia, it's not at all beautiful. The plastic separators between the pieces of metal frame looked too chunky, made the design fussy.

    The flipside being that the Fabula design language phones look wonderful and definitely win the most beautiful award, but are not comfortable in the hand (except the diddy 800) or the pocket. The flat surfaces at the top and bottom mean they have corners that I think would dig into you when it's in your pocket.

    The most beautiful would have been a Fabula phone the size and shape of the 1020, but without the camera housing. To me, the polycarbonate part of the 1020 is the perfection of the Fabula design (but then, it's also the last Fabula design, so that figures. The 1520 is more like the 925 in shape).
    Last edited by AndyM72; 08-13-2014 at 04:34 AM.
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    08-13-2014 04:16 AM
  11. marcos86's Avatar
    Best overall: Lumia 1520
    Most beautiful: Htc 8s
    08-13-2014 04:22 AM
  12. Toan Le's Avatar
    Best overall: Lumia 1520
    Most beautiful: Htc 8s
    The HTC 8S looks cute rather than beautiful lol 😃
    08-13-2014 04:36 AM
  13. uzeroni's Avatar
    The 920 takes the cake for me. It's what seems to be Nokia design language at it's finest. The little things such as the penta-holed microphones up top, machined speaker grilles (which actually house two SEPARATE speakers, mind you), the ceramic buttons and camera plate, and probably my most favorite touch are the reflective capacitive buttons with that perfect white backlighting and Nokia logo. Not only are they useful in sunlight, this thing boldly shows that "Hey, I'm a Windows Phone, and I'm different!"

    The 1520 is next for me. It's a beautiful white monolith. The capacitive buttons sadly blend in the bezel and have a yellowish white glow to it. The hardware keys though (on my white) are glossy white, which is a nice touch since a lot of people thought they were glass buttons (are they?)
    The back, on the other hand, I have mixed feelings. From an aesthetic view, it's beautiful, but they could've done something better with the camera lens. I'm scared whenever I place it down on a table flat that the glass will scratch.
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    08-13-2014 05:16 AM
  14. uzeroni's Avatar
    I'm not finished though, I've had the Lumia 820 too. For a device with a removable back, it seems pretty solid and actually looks unibody from afar. Aside from that, the camera plate, which I assume is "ceramic" got scratched up faster than my 920, (which has no scratches ever since December 2013!) it's a pretty average looking phone.

    The Lumia 1020 was a slimmer, and slightly prettier 920, minus the reflective buttons and the keys are now aluminum (best hardware keys I've held, I have to admit), and the "Oreo" at the back does give it personality (considering it was white). And the lanyard earlet is one thing I miss from the Nokia of yore. I'm edging on a 1030 or 1040 (if my 1520 can keep me going for 3 more years).

    The Lumia 930? Tis a beautiful new-age Lumia, but it doesn't have that "Nokia" flare for me. The edges are somewhat uncomfortable for me and the back, if clean for y'all, seemed cluttered for me.

    The Lumia 720 was pretty gorgeous to me. I used a black one, so I'm unsure of the "pop" with the brighter colors. The speaker grill irked me though, it was a tiny circle at the bottom right(?) and the bezels were kinda thick for a phone that thin.

    The Lumia 1320 was like an enlarged 720. Not much to say. Really comfortable to hold, though.

    The Lumia 520 was very utilitarian for me. Straight up, this phone looked like it was gonna last you for quite a while.

    The HTC 8S has a special spot in my heart for being my first Windows Phone. I loved the "dual-dip" design and the notification LED up top. (why are these very rare?) It was not without fault, though. The edges discolored quickly and they were very fragile. A tiny drop lodged the power button in for a good 5 days. The removable slot at the back didn't lock as tightly as before, and with that being the antenna meant bigger problems. The microSD kept on ejecting itself too, and the camera was really sub par. Brilliant phone at the time, though.
    08-13-2014 05:41 AM
  15. Great deal's Avatar
    920, its substantial, has wireless charging, super strong. Its the defining phone IMO, i will keep it alongside 1020 forever. 1520 is not a mobile phone imo its a hybrid, 925 lacks wireless charging like the 1020, 930 is too little too late. I think the first Microsoft branded phone released with Windows 9 will also be a keeper as they will go all out to make sure its crammed full of design, function, innovation, build quality. They cant afford to have anything less.
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    08-13-2014 05:45 AM
  16. hamphlet's Avatar
    Has to be the 800. That's what got me into Windows Phone in the first place. I loved the look of it & had wanted it ever since I'd seen it in its N9 form.
    08-13-2014 06:13 AM
  17. IamJonso's Avatar
    Most Beautiful = Lumia 925
    Best Overall = Lumia 1520
    08-13-2014 06:22 AM
  18. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    For me the best device is the 1520, and the most beautiful is the 930 I love the look and display of the 930. What is Your best and most beautiful Windows device?
    thats the beauty of it!! all Lumias are equally good looking right from the 520 to the 1520!!
    theres a lumia for everyone
    the htcs are also nice but lacks a little something sometimes otherwise great phones
    the samsungs are rather sad imho,nothing different from android versions
    the HTC One M8 for windows is a great lookinh phone imho!! something different than the usual windows phone designs and certainly better than samsungs offerings
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    08-13-2014 06:25 AM
  19. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    925 it's gorgeous, for me it's the beauty of the lumia range,altought the 920 i used to feel special with it, confortable built like a tank,how i miss that tank sometimes... the best i think it's the 1520 but for me it's a bit too large to carry in a pocket.
    08-13-2014 06:36 AM
  20. slap0rama's Avatar
    I gotta say the 8X is the most beautiful wp. I think the 1520 is a runner up.
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    08-13-2014 06:54 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Most beautiful design: 8X and 925.
    Honorable mentions: 720, 620, 8S.
    08-13-2014 07:01 AM
  22. taymur's Avatar
    The 5xx series: best prices...
    The 7xx series: best designs(*)...
    The 9xx series: balance between designs and specs(*)...
    The 15xx series: best specs...
    ...
    ..
    .
    The 6xx, 8xx(*) and 13xx series: everything is in the middle, nothing best.
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    (*) The only 7xx now is the 720, wondering if 730 could take the best design title 😶.
    (*) Personally, I prefer the 9xx designs to 7xx. 925 and 930's design is just awesome, the 930 little thick, though...
    (*) The 800's design is better than the 900's imo.
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    And this is my pick: 930 as the "Beauty" and 1520 as the "Beast".
    Lol.
    08-13-2014 07:04 AM
  23. jjag520's Avatar
    Lumia 800, 920, & 1520. HTC 8X & 8S. IMO, these phones looked the most wp metro/modern -- colorful, modern, and simple. Not a huge fan of the 925 & 930, looks a little too dull & iphone-wannabe-ish, but that's just my opinion.
    08-13-2014 07:06 AM
  24. JerseySal's Avatar
    Ativ is so sleek...but I miss my 1520. :(
    08-13-2014 09:00 AM
  25. dkediger's Avatar
    Most beautiful - Gotta go the HTC 8x - In Blue. Proportionally, just looks and feels right. It could have easily been scaled up to a larger format.
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    08-13-2014 09:37 AM
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