Two days with a Windows Phone
I recently had an opportunity to use a Windows 8 Phone and those two days left me quite satisfied. Simplicity and accessibility was my focus and I was not disappointed. Perhaps I will choose Windows to power my next handset. I am expecting the Windows OS to give Android a solid punch in next two years.
Although there has been quite some content on the Windows Phones on the Internet, let me still post a few screenshots from the Nokia Lumia 520. Please note that this was a temporary use - I did not go through the experience of migrating my content from Android to Windows.
|The simplicity of the home screen is just amazing.|
The tiles can be customized to quite an extent.
|Plain, simple list of applications. No pages, no grids. Just a simple alphabetical list.|
|You get this screen quite often when switching between apps. However, I should not be judgmental - 520 is not a monster in the Lumia family.|
|The native music player is average. It does provide you free music downloads (limited period), but lacks some essential features. For instance, I couldn't find an equalizer.|
|The YouTube app is pretty weak. Its actually running YouTube on the browser. Definitely not a 'Google experience'. Overall, Windows app store cannot be compared with its rivals. It still needs content in terms of both quality and quantity.|
|Accessibility has been given quite some focus. Even with accessibility features own, the phone does not lose its style. UI team, take a bow!|
|This one was indeed strange. After downloading some songs + some internet browsing over WiFi, the statistics were misleading. I guess the 'Data sense' might undergo a fix.|