Windows Phone users are, most of the times, very happy with the options offered by their smartphones and they say that their smartphones are better than the Android ones. And it seems that they have every reasons to do so. Find out 10 reasons why it’s a good idea to pick a Windows Phone smartphone instead of a Android one.
1. Unitary Interface
Unlike Android smartphones, which are optimized by the manufacturer, you know what to expect from a Windows Phone smartphone immediately after you take it out of the box. Once you got used to the operating system, you will have no problems when you replace the smartphone with a newer one.
2. Simple interface
While Android phones are the perfect choice for someone who is willing to invest a lot of time in customizing the smartphone, Windows Phone offers simplicity. The menu and interface and easy to use and understand.
3. Microsoft Live Integration
When you play the mobile version of your favorite Xbox or PC game, you can continue from where you left off. The Microsoft Live integration on all smartphones is a plus for Windows Phone compared to Android.
Higher standards for Windows Marketplace apps ensures a easier selection of useful apps and games. In Android Market, developers can add apps easily, which means that you will have a harder time finding good applications.
5. Microsoft Mobile Office Integration
The integration of Microsoft Mobile office in Windows Phone is bragged by most users because of it’s complicity. Through SharePoint Server 2010 you can access the documents on your PC, you can edit them and you can send them by email directly from the app.
The keyboard, especially the virtual one, is very important. The Windows Phone keyboard seems to be simpler and easier to use then the Android one. There are exceptions, like Galaxy S2, however many Android smartphones have pretty poor virtual keyboards.
Dropping some complex features, like multi-tasking or the option of taking screenshots, Windows Phone offers a better stability, with a lower number of crashes than many Android smartphones.
iOS and Android offer the possibility of purchasing songs separately, while the preinstalled Zune app lets you download the music you want using a monthly subscription.
9. Less Ads
The reduced number of ads can be a advantage for users who do not want to be disturbed during games by pop-ups that require you to close them manually. The ads are almost unnoticeable in games and in Windows Marketplace.
10. Lawsuits filed by Apple
Android smartphones manufacturers are often dealing with lawsuits filed by Apple for hardware or software patents, which is not in the advantage of the user for the long term. For the moment, the absence of lawsuits is an advantage for Windows Phone, however it remains to be seen if Apple will file lawsuits against Microsoft as the Windows Phone market share continues to increase.