Business Insider, the New York based news web site have posted a list of 9 reasons why using a Windows Phone is better than using an iPhone. READ IT HERE
The article, written by Steven Tweedie and Steve Kovach was written earlier this month, and Nokia shared it on their FaceBook page . The authors say they have been using a Lumia 928, and say that while Android is a “copycat” of the popular iOS UI (I quite agree!), Windows Phone “stands out as a fresh take on mobile” and is a “unique take on a mobile operating system”.
They point out that they are not saying that over all Windows Phone is better than iOS, but that there are “individual things.. Windows Phone does better than the iPhone”. These include:
Better looking apps
many of the apps that are in the Windows Phone Marketplace are simply gorgeous. In many cases, they look better than they do on the iPhone. Our favorites (so far) include: Foursquare, Spotify, Evernote, and Facebook.
On Windows Phone, you just press and hold the back arrow button at the bottom of your device. This pulls up a slideshow of apps you currently have open. Just tap the app to reopen it.
On the other hand, the iPhone makes you double tap your home button and swipe through rows and rows of icons. It’s really tough to find the app you’re looking for and probably one of our biggest pet peeves with the iPhone’s software.
It’s always bothered us that Apple won’t allow widgets on the home screen. Microsoft has a smart solution. Instead of widgets, each app on your home screen acts as a Live Tile. They give you a quick glimpse of what’s going on in each individual app.
Windows Phone 8 takes contact cards a step further than other devices. Instead of just showing you the name, email, and phone number, you also get a list of recent emails and text messages from your contacts. That’s very helpful if you need to quickly look up all the communication you’ve had with a person.
More Hardware Options
you have several options to choose from if you want to use Windows Phone 8. HTC has the 8XT, infused with Beats audio. Samsung the glossy plastic ATIV S and ATIV S Neo. And of course, there’s the gorgeous flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. It’s simply the best platform for those who want more choice in hardware.
The World’s Best Camera
for those looking for the best camera phone out there, Nokia’s Lumia 1020 packs a whopping 41 megapixel camera, and takes insanely beautiful pictures. You’re not going to see this level of massive clarity on an iPhone 5
Other things mentioned in the list include Messaging incorporating Facebook, Office integration and the People Hub. Read the whole article HERE.
It is good to see Windows Phone get credit for what it does well. The article starts by pointing out that the platform does have its flaws. The one I was most surprised at was the multitasking. I do agree that Windows Phone looks more attractive than iOS but as we know Apple are remedying this in iOS7. Also an iPhone allows you to scroll through all apps which are “open” in the background rather than just 8, as with Windows Phone.
Do you agree with the list? Anything to add? Having never used iOS for a significant amount of time I can’t really comment, but would like to hear yours.