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Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

29 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up - read the full textWindows Phone 8 is officially in the race. It probably isn’t time to count the horses just yet but Team Windows seems ready to bounce – major OEMs have backed Microsoft up with flagships and mid-range options. Redmond is doing its part with what looks like one of the biggest OS overhauls this year...

 

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I don't get why people complain about Windows Phone lacking some features that Android has. I mean 95% of those extra features in Android are probably used by a minority of people. I think for most people Windows Phone 8 does pretty much everything you'd need. More features is kind of pointless if they aren't useful. Especially since they require some amount of tinkering. Only thing I miss in Windows Phone 8 is more personal customisation but it's far from at deal breaker to me. The total lack of customisation is what puts me off from buying an Iphone.
Still, using an old HTC Android device now and I'm really happy with it. But I've pre-ordered a Lumia 920 anyways. Windows Phone feels fresh and Nokia always does great hardware :)

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  • 2012-10-29 19:36
  • m}F%

Either Google wanted to overshadow MS or not, they just did it. Nothing released by MS today excited me more than the hardware rich budget minded Nexus refreshed line up.

The only MS win is full featured Windows 8 touch PCs, but for what they cost ($1200 for a mid ranger) I can buy a Nexus 4 16 Gb, a Nexus 10 32 Gb, a HSPA+ Nexus 7 32 Gb and even the I'd have 50 bucks of spare cash.

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  • 2012-10-29 19:35
  • N9xA

I read the disadvantages section and I'm extremely disappointed. Still no Bluetooth file transfer and you can't pick your own song as a ringtone. No one can beat Android yet!

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  • 2012-10-29 19:35
  • p@BC

This isnt windows phone 8... this is still 7.5... ammmmpppfufufuf

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  • 2012-10-29 19:33
  • gFxT

Kids corner really useful feature!!!

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  • 2012-10-29 19:26
  • vG$d

today is google's day ...wooooohooooooooooooo

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  • 2012-10-29 19:19
  • uumX

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