It’s been while since I have been hearing others opinions about Windows Phone. Majority of people I meet and even all my friends criticizes it. But I believe that Microsoft who bears the flagship of Operating Systems doesn’t deserve this. Now enough is enough, coming to my opinion. Why doesn’t anybody consider about the flaws in Android and iPhone devices? Just because they are selling briskly all over the world. Are these people still comparing old Windows Phone 7 with Android and iOS? Yes indeed. Nobody bothers to understand the difference between the old and the new Windows Phone.
Let me make it very clear that this article isn’t another Lumia vs Android vs iPhone article. Instead it is about highlighting features which Microsoft has brought in new Windows Phone.
Why I didn’t consider iPhone as my new device?
People using iPhone are too much used to it and doesn’t even think of changing. Am I the only one who finds it a real pain to transfer music from a PC to iPhone? In my opinion iTunes can be made much simpler. But I don’t know why Apple still loves its complexity? Apple has brought countless of bugs in iPhone-6 rather than some newly rich features like they promised. Now they are promising to fix what’s ruined by them.
Why my decision for Android turned away?
Majority of android devices like Samsung and HTC aren’t capable to upkeep with the latest Android updates. Well many users find it really annoying whether some ignores it. Many people are habituated of replacing old device with new one. Certainly I’ve used a total three Android devices in the past. Now I wanted to try something new.
Well I’m not here to share the flaws in iPhone and Android devices. Neither I want to prove Windows Phone better than any other device. So let us now jump over to discuss some actual reasons which makes Windows Phone better a better and stable device.
What makes Windows Phone better?
1. Timely updates and uniformity
Talking about official Microsoft/Nokia/Lumia devices. Just like iPhone, Windows Phone 8.1 is also capable of getting updated to the latest OS versions. Microsoft undertook this decision after taking over Nokia. As soon as the new update comes, it is made available for the entire range of Lumia phones. That means you are not abstained from updating your device anytime unlike in case of Android phones. To know more just visit Lumia Software update page.
2. Super easy interface
Microsoft’s Flat UI with metro grids has made Windows Phone interface a piece of cake. It is the best thing for which Windows Phone is the successor. The colored tiles on the home screen makes your apps to look better than any other device. The right flick options/apps menu sorts all options alphabetically under alphabetic jumpers. These jumpers are equal in size your fingertips which makes it easy to tinker through options.
3. Pre-Installed stuff
Windows Phone 8.1 comes bundled with frequently used apps from factory. This includes social media apps like Twitter, Facebook etc. And Microsoft’s very own Skype, MS-Office, Internet Explorer and more. So you you don’t have to install any of these apps. Whether you need to engage in social media, create and manage docs or even store your life in One Drive. Everything is included already on your device. And it saves your time too.
4. Quality Apps only
Many people consider that Windows stores lacks many apps which Play Store retains. But they don’t know the benefit behind this lack. Windows Store follows stricter rules to differentiate between quality apps and buggy ones. Whereas in case of Android, it is concerned with keeping all apps whether good or bad. There are over 300k apps available for Windows Phone. Surely you don’t want to have that many apps on your device.
5. Xbox Live Games
One of the best new features of Lumia 8.1 devices. Now they are action packed with Xbox Games. Connect and play with your friends using Xbox live on your phone. You just need to have an Xbox Live account. Enjoy Xbox games without any lags. Whether you are owning cheapest or costliest Lumia device. You won’t find better compatibility for games in any other device. A detailed guide about how to play Xbox live Games is here.
6. New and Innovative features – Built In
Apart from Xbox live Games, Windows Phone 8.1 is now coming crowded with many new features. The new digital assistant Cortana is the biggest asset of attraction. It is more than a competitor to iPhone’s SIRI. And better than Android’s Google Now. Other cool features included: new Lock Screen, new Calendar, Start screen splendor, data sense and more. Consider reading about these new features on the windows phone website.
7. Light on your pocket
Lumia devices are available at affordable prices. You can get any device according to your budget. The prices are more or less similar to the popular Android devices. It is not a condition that a good device like this must carry a high price tag. A cheap device can also fetch usability and features too. You can review prices and specifications of Lumia devices by visiting Microsoft Devices page.
I have used a total of three Android devices and an iPhone 4S till now. Now I have switched to Microsoft Lumia 540. I had heard a lot of criticism about it before purchasing. But this continuous criticism forced me to test a few devices myself. So I visited a nearby store to demonstrate a few Lumia phones. Guess what, I made my mind to purchase Windows Phone this time. The device is affordable and it is a piece of quality in terms of both material and functionality. I found the camera and touch also really good. Now I understand that when people criticizes Windows Phone, they aren’t acknowledged with the latest models. Maybe they are actually comparing old models with the latest iPhone and Androids. Or maybe they are illiterate in terms of trying something new.
So my recommendation to you is, if you are thinking of replacing your old device. Do not just blindly trust in anybody’s opinion. Do visit your nearest store and test any device before making your decision.