Agreed that Windows Phone 8 has its own list of flaws. Yet, the flagship software which runs on prominent Smartphone like Nokia has a lot of demand in the market. And it’s only due to a single reason: ‘It’s unique’.
While Android is deemed as a copycat of the iPhone, Windows Phone takes on a fresh perspective for its users.
In order to highlight the different ways Windows Phone lives up to its uniqueness.
The following are the few different ways Windows Phone excels over iPhone.
Windows Apps are way cooler than iPhone
Microsoft may not be in a position to boast its success in developing hundreds of apps like its nemesis Apple, because finding developers to build apps for Windows Phone is like finding water in a desert. News is that Microsoft is paying big bucks for developers to build app for its Smartphones.
Yet, the existing apps in the Windows Phone Market are to die for! Apps like Foursquare, Spotify and Evernote look so good on a Windows Phone than they do on the iPhone.
Well Built in Integration of Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter.
The People app present in the Windows Phone 8 comes in handy to stay up-to-date on all the social platforms. This handy app pulls in updates from different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and can be viewed simultaneously within the app. When there is an all-in-one platform like the People app, what more can we ask for?
Multi-Tasking in Windows Phones is more smooth & real easy to use. Slide to the left/right to browse through recently opened applications.
Windows Phone 8 has more hardware options
Microsoft holds strict licensing requirements with the Windows Phone 8 OS as well as its hardware partners. This ensures all the Windows Phone devices to keep up to date with the latest software, apps and other improvements.
Lumia 920 mobile has excellent hardware specifications to keep the device well connected on all platforms like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro-USB. Some Windows devices also have detachable back cover to support removable battery, unlike the iPhone’s porcelain back cover which is un-detachable as it has an in-built battery.
iPhone falls short of widgets when compared to Windows Phone’s Live Tiles
While Android provides mini apps called widgets on its home screen to provide instant information at a glance like the news and weather, Microsoft’s Windows Phone provides Live Tiles on your home screen. Each of these tile-shaped apps gives you a quick peek on the latest activities taking place on individual app. For Example, the Facebook app shows the most recent status update on its Live Tile.
Unfortunately Apple’s iPhone doesn’t support widgets on its home screen.
Facebook Messenger is synced with Windows Phone’s Text Messenger
Unlike any other Smartphone, Windows Phone provides an option to easily switch between Facebook chat and normal text chats with your contacts. All you have to do is sync your Facebook Account to your phone. It’s a great way to balance your limited free-text messages.
Of course, iPhone has iMessenger to share unlimited texts between mutual iPhone users, but not everyone can own an iPhone. On the other hand, almost everyone has an account on Facebook.
No need to pay extra to edit documents
The best part of Windows Phone OS is its in-built Microsoft Office document. This means on a single office app, you can view and edit Word documents, Spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations on any Windows Phone device.
iPhone doesn’t support all these in a single app. But it has multiple apps like Keynote, Pages and Numbers that does the work. Here’s the catch: you need to pay $10 for each of these apps.
Windows Phone has the world’s best Smartphone Camera
Nokia Lumia 1020 is the only Smartphone in the world that has a massive 41MP rear camera. This pure-view camera can take professional level snapshots like no other Smartphone. iPhone5 has an 8MP camera but it’s no match to the surreal clarity you get with Lumia 1020. The device also comes with an optional camera grip that can be purchased for $79.
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