So what makes Windows Phone stand out from the rest? Here’s the concise rundown:
1. It's fast.
Windows Phone’s UI is designed to get you where you want to be as quickly as possible. Live tiles provide the user with a dynamic glance-and-go experience.
2. It's feature packed.
The default applications on Windows Phone are deeply connected with the services you care about like Xbox Games, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and more. Cortana, the personal assist AI of Windows Phone, is there to help you set reminders, send texts, find restaurants, and more with your voice.
3. It's socially connected.
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are deeply integrated into the OS, which makes sharing easy. Finding a friend’s recent status update is just a glance at their contact card on your phone.
4. It's personable.
Your Start Screen is entirely yours to customize, with a variety of tile sizes and an array of colors from which to choose (or even choose a custom background image that defines you). Your favorite apps and the people you care about are right where you need them.
5. It's photo friendly.
Each Windows Phone device has a shutter hardware button on the side for instantly capturing a moment. Snapping a photo is just a button away no matter where you are. Not only do some Windows Phone devices take outstanding low-light photos, the lens features makes editing and adding filters to your pictures seamless.
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