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  1. ohgood's Avatar
    Simple as that, what does windows phone 8.1 have that android/ios do not ?

    This thread is specifically for the pros of wp8.1, not 8, 7.8, 7.5, or even the 6.x range, just to be clear.

    OK, go, list all the features you know wp has that iOS/android lack
    04-09-2014 07:16 AM
  2. Bruce Beard's Avatar
    I know my answer is not in the spirit of the question as posted but I thought I would answer it this way anyway...
    As an IOS user from the beginning and in the past six months an Android (Note 3) user, Windows Phone 8.1 has me waiting anxiously! I am just days into my new Lumia 1520 and am enjoying the change immensely! So in other words, it has me!
    waltzik, oditius and sumton like this.
    04-09-2014 07:25 AM
  3. Nimdock's Avatar
    And me!
    waltzik, oditius and sumton like this.
    04-09-2014 07:36 AM
  4. Soble's Avatar
    Long time ago... It was office mobile....
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    04-09-2014 07:46 AM
  5. wuiyang's Avatar
    customizable quick settings, allow to show he app you want to see in notification (idk if other has it..), LIVE TILE AND FLIPPING TILE, all photography apps by nokia! (sorry other windows phone user that are using other brand), HERE city lens, lockable screen rotation, slide the quick settings down only without pulling the notification too
    04-09-2014 08:06 AM
  6. Pl4ub's Avatar
    Quickly nothing major comes to my mind, other than it's different. Cool way different that had me kept my L920 for the longest time compared to my previous smartphones. Almost 1,5 years. Off contract purchase.

    Coming from Symbian, Android, back to Symbian and Meego.
    phirefly likes this.
    04-09-2014 08:08 AM
  7. DBZo07's Avatar
    What wp8.1 has and other platforms don't?

    Simple
    Highly unstable WhatsApp!!!
    melvintwj, osoalex, Dxe316 and 2 others like this.
    04-09-2014 08:13 AM
  8. antsin3d's Avatar
    I think people look too much at features and not enough at workflow. What is the process and experience to perform various needed tasks? Not just number of taps, but also aesthetic and emotional. That was a big focus of the iPhone originally, and it's a huge part of WP. I've yet to see a really good comparison of the three platforms looking at it from a UX task-based perspective (at least where the individual didn't have an obvious favorite).
    04-09-2014 08:20 AM
  9. sinime's Avatar
    XBL gaming... Although it's far and few between new releases lately... Hopefully it will start to shift back to more frequent XBL enabled game releases.
    04-09-2014 08:21 AM
  10. ohgood's Avatar
    I think people look too much at features and not enough at workflow. What is the process and experience to perform various needed tasks? Not just number of taps, but also aesthetic and emotional. That was a big focus of the iPhone originally, and it's a huge part of WP. I've yet to see a really good comparison of the three platforms looking at it from a UX task-based perspective (at least where the individual didn't have an obvious favorite).
    Sounds great! Start a thread for that!
    Paul Foulkes likes this.
    04-09-2014 09:03 AM
  11. Dev Seth's Avatar
    Windows phone has a different aura and experience surrounding it. I have used tons of Droid and iPhone 4-5S but I have yet to feel the happy and joyful feeling I get whenever I pick up my WP. Android feels like it is paper, cotton and granite stitched together; windows phone is a roll of smooth silk. It has a lot of personality, live tiles and looks pleasing to the eye.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
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    04-09-2014 09:06 AM
  12. Dev Seth's Avatar
    I think people look too much at features and not enough at workflow. What is the process and experience to perform various needed tasks? Not just number of taps, but also aesthetic and emotional. That was a big focus of the iPhone originally, and it's a huge part of WP. I've yet to see a really good comparison of the three platforms looking at it from a UX task-based perspective (at least where the individual didn't have an obvious favorite).
    +1320

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    04-09-2014 09:07 AM
  13. mozman68's Avatar
    Boy...you think there would be a spreadsheet somewhere that shows WP list and the ios and Android counterpart features (if applicable).
    04-09-2014 09:24 AM
  14. mgkeath's Avatar
    I honestly don't give this too much thought. Each platform will have it's differences and whether those are positive/negative depends on the user. For me, it comes down to what I prefer, and what appeals or works best for my needs/wants. I'm always happy to see more features added and others tweaked, but it's not something I dwell on.
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    04-09-2014 09:30 AM
  15. Ezhik's Avatar
    customizable quick settings, allow to show he app you want to see in notification (idk if other has it..), LIVE TILE AND FLIPPING TILE, all photography apps by nokia! (sorry other windows phone user that are using other brand), HERE city lens, lockable screen rotation, slide the quick settings down only without pulling the notification too
    Android has all of those features in bold, actually, while the last one is more of eye candy than a feature (although iOS still does it in a way).
    04-09-2014 09:45 AM
  16. Narathan's Avatar
    Nobody mentioned Inner Circles. This is definitely something I haven't seen either Android or iOS! And perhaps Battery Sense, too. Its there in both OS', but it seems more refined in WP8.1.
    04-09-2014 09:52 AM
  17. sinime's Avatar
    I think WP is the only one that has a trial option on apps (up to developer to implement)... Not that it is a big deal, but keeps from having to have 2 copies of the same app in the store (although some developers do that anyway 😠)
    04-09-2014 09:52 AM
  18. ohgood's Avatar
    Boy...you think there would be a spreadsheet somewhere that shows WP list and the ios and Android counterpart features (if applicable).
    Link to it?

    This thread is specifically for the wp centric, positive things, instead of the normal/repetitive 'can wp do this like android?' usual topics that get locked almost daily.
    04-09-2014 09:55 AM
  19. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    I have a L920 and iP5s and I'd say the differences fall into hardware and software camps.

    Nokia's phones are unique in their designs, whereas I tend to see Apple, Samsung, HTC etc as following the same design principles. Nokia also have made a champion of design and their phones are easy to spot from what otherwise would be a fairly similar line up.

    On the software side, Nokias come with HERE maps, and DRIVE etc., along with a fantastic camera and inbuilt photo editing apps, Office and good MS integration.
    There are some woeful downfalls as well though - albeit that some of these will be addressed in WP8.1, such as the hopeless calendar and poor notification set up, both of which are weak efforts for something billed as a work phone...

    I have learnt - the hard way - that there isn't a perfect phone. The best one for me is the one that can achieve the most of the list of things I need it to do....
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    04-09-2014 10:36 AM
  20. Dantekai14's Avatar
    let me think......
    hmmmm........

    WP have apps that cost you only in WP and you can get it free on Android like Moli Player etc...
    So,
    If you have lots of unused money and you are dying to spend that money then here is the WP for you.
    and the other one is
    WP is more secure OS than the two OS you mention. Forget the devs even the hackers aren't interest in WP for now.
    Last edited by Dantekai14; 04-09-2014 at 12:00 PM.
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    04-09-2014 10:46 AM
  21. hermantj's Avatar
    Very few lags. I used ios and android. My L920 is 1,5 year old, and there's no lags.
    My iphone 4 was 1 year old and was already laggy.
    Same with my Samsung galaxy S3.
    04-09-2014 11:17 AM
  22. realwarder's Avatar
    Boy...you think there would be a spreadsheet somewhere that shows WP list and the ios and Android counterpart features (if applicable).
    This is the closest: Would be good to have some genuine WP only features there:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...rating_systems
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    04-09-2014 11:29 AM
  23. Games Goblin's Avatar
    One important advantage WP has is uniform hardware which enables hassle-free timely updates for all devices (exception being the lumia 810 which was abandoned by t-mobile, even so developer preview acts as a workaround for this).

    Every WP device can be on the latest version of the OS. Android is notoriously terrible at this.
    04-09-2014 11:44 AM
  24. prasath1234's Avatar
    Off course people hub integration with windows 8 laptop.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    04-09-2014 11:46 AM
  25. Dantekai14's Avatar
    Very few lags. I used ios and android. My L920 is 1,5 year old, and there's no lags.
    My iphone 4 was 1 year old and was already laggy.
    Same with my Samsung galaxy S3.
    You forget to mention apps/games are very laggy in WP.(even slower)
    HAMEDACC likes this.
    04-09-2014 12:03 PM
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