iOS Vs WP8? Here is the Verdict - from an APPLE Fangirl!
You have to admit that this verdict has to be spot on. Even if you ARE an apple fanboy/girl. This comes straight from a self professed apple fangirl after having used the WP8 Lumia 920 for 10 days :)
The answer is a resounding yes.
- People Hub – This really gets everyone’s attention for the sheer user-friendliness and intuitive nature in which this functionality has been implemented. Integrating the contact management and social networking functionality is nowhere as seamless as on the Windows Phone.
- Durability – The build quality and feel of the Lumia 920 lends us to believe that it wont crack under pressure – or the occassional drop
- Battery life – Despite the initial hiccups, the battery life is pretty solid.
- App Situation – I know we have talked about this in the past but coming from an iPhone user – who feels that the default apps and third party apps are “Impressive” – is definitely something!
Overall the author feels that this platform has “Real potential” – and we agree :)
- Missing Major Players – The author says that if Microsoft cannot convince the major app builders to contribute to the WP8 ecosystem, they will not be able to pull in the smaller developers and get the marketplace moving.
- Camera UI – Though the Lumia can churn out some of the best low-light images possible on smartphones, the UI seems too difficult to master. Setting a focus point seems all too difficult coming from an iPhone world.
- Xbox Integration – is not as seamless as it would expected to be on two products from the same company
- Internet Explorer – seems a bit clunky and the lack of gestures like in the Windows 8 OS is a problem area
- Syncing with NON-Microsoft platforms – This came as the biggest surprise as the Windows Phone synced easily with the myriad of Apple products thrown at it – including iTunes and iPhoto. The platform also works well with Google based services with IMAP push, calendar sync and Address book sync working perfectly. The ActiveSync support was also spot-on even with organizations not tied in to Exchange
Now that is some interesting reading – across platforms and especially for iPhone users. Have any of our iPhone users made the switch or are looking to? Do you think there are some points that the writer has missed that are worth mentioning?