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Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model
Verizon

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, CDMA, LTE (GSM) (HSDPA) (EV-DO r0, EV-DO rA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
AT&T 8GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
AT&T 16GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
T-Mobile

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no