12-11-2013 08:35 AM
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  1. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    Hi guys.. I have been using my Lumia 620 for about 8 months. This is my first smartphone. My previous one was Nokia E63. I have read so many posts about wp8's simplicity and beauty. Here I want to know about the features unique to wp8/Lumia.
    As far as I know, live tiles, social network integration, here service etc are unique to windows phone.
    Can anybody enumerate the features unique to wp8/Lumia, exclusive apps, games etc which can not be claimed by android or iPhone..
    12-09-2013 02:01 AM
  2. rakesh1995's Avatar
    X box live games

    Sent from my Uuusumm Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    12-09-2013 02:44 AM
  3. omgitsnick's Avatar
    1. Kid's Corner
    2. Groups and Rooms
    3. Integrated Xbox Live services
    4. Bing services (Vision, Music, and Local Scout)
    5. Built-in basic Office Suite
    6. Apps can utilize the speech function
    al_v, Kavu2, kvrbrijith and 1 others like this.
    12-09-2013 02:44 AM
  4. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    Here maps
    Here transit
    Here drive
    Cool photography apps like NOKIA camera
    Lagless n unique interface


    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    kvrbrijith and al_v like this.
    12-09-2013 02:47 AM
  5. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    peope hub ,family room, xbox nothing else as they have made limited countries or areas to have acces to some of thier best and popular apps/functions like here maps, nokia music etc
    12-09-2013 02:52 AM
  6. omgitsnick's Avatar
    For Lumia handsets, Nokia heavily marketed the OIS-equipped, low light performance camera and super sensitive touchscreen with the Lumia 920, and other features such as glance, display profiles, tap to wake later came. Some of these features may have been already present on some handsets, particularly with android (display profiles, usually implemented by OEM) and symbian (tap to wake and glance). But some of these features like OIS, low light optimization, and SST also later came to other handsets like HTC One (low light), LG G2 (OIS), and Huawei Ascend P2 (SST).
    kvrbrijith likes this.
    12-09-2013 03:02 AM
  7. azcruz's Avatar
    It can duplicate your photos and music automatically :D
    KoukiFC3S, PB_H, pottyvick and 6 others like this.
    12-09-2013 03:15 AM
  8. derDaniel's Avatar
    Simplicity in the UI
    Awesomest feature of it all
    12-09-2013 03:22 AM
  9. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    Live Tiles
    Metro UI
    One of the smoothest running OS
    12-09-2013 03:27 AM
  10. sotoy_yuk's Avatar
    It can duplicate your photos and music automatically :D
    ROFL

    For some country you can buy apps using telephone bill. Which android n ios only accept credit card
    CMIIW
    12-09-2013 04:35 AM
  11. ratsttam's Avatar
    ROFL

    For some country you can buy apps using telephone bill. Which android n ios only accept credit card
    CMIIW
    The Google play store supports carrier billing too, depends on your carrier. The only one that doesn't is IOS, but gift cards are abundant enough that a few $$ in cash can be used to get stuff on Apple.
    12-09-2013 08:49 AM
  12. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    It can run smoothly on low end hardware... ;)
    al_v likes this.
    12-09-2013 08:59 AM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    Kid's Corner and Family Room are probably two of the most underused yet useful features of WP8.
    HaibaneReki and snowmutt like this.
    12-09-2013 09:06 AM
  14. radmanvr's Avatar
    Kid's Corner and Family Room are probably two of the most underused yet useful features of WP8.
    I love family room. I love lamps too. but family room I love.

    My wife and siblings and thats about 6 of us total all have a room and we share pics, message each other and schedules.

    We interact with each other on a daily basis and I love that I can post events or things that need to get done and it will sync with everyone in the room.
    HaibaneReki and kvrbrijith like this.
    12-09-2013 09:39 AM
  15. SANDEEP NAIR1's Avatar
    there are many exclusive apps by nokia.. 2 third party apps that i can think of that r exclusive to wp are 1) flyby 2) disqus
    12-09-2013 11:13 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    The Google play store supports carrier billing too, depends on your carrier. The only one that doesn't is IOS, but gift cards are abundant enough that a few $$ in cash can be used to get stuff on Apple.
    Windows Phone also allows payments using Microsoft Gift Cards and Bitcoins, something iOS and Android don't ;-)
    12-09-2013 02:40 PM
  17. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    The ability to have text messages read back to you as well dictate any message you want to send out. You can pretty much carry on a text message conversation without even unlocking your phone. That is one feature that I don't think is available (natively) on any other platform.

    Also, one thing that gets overlooked is the Hubs. The native ability to have similar apps/functions available in one spot is a pretty awesome feature. Social networking in the same spot as your contacts/phone book? Multimedia apps available in the same spot (just a one or a few swipes away) as the music/video/podcast app? Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note all available in one spot? This to me is how a UI is suppose to be like. It isn't perfect, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. Also, as someone else mentioned earlier, I love the ability to create Groups from your contact list and pin that to your homescreen. The Rooms feature is also pretty amazing. Being able to share Calandar, Docs, and Pictures to members is what makes the Room feature stand out.
    12-09-2013 03:43 PM
  18. sejgiul's Avatar
    Not a particular WP8 feature, more of a Nokia feature: Super sensitive screen.

    Being able to use your phone with gloves on is amazing and I do not regard this as a gimmick. This alone makes a WP8 Lumia the best choice, especially for commuters!
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    12-10-2013 08:23 AM
  19. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    social networks integration on the most basic level - contacts, pictures, calendar, notifications - all without 3rd party apps
    12-10-2013 11:37 AM
  20. snowmutt's Avatar
    Nice lists. Just think how it will grow in WP 8.1.
    Gaurav Paul likes this.
    12-10-2013 01:44 PM
  21. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    So, these are the features mentioned here so far..
    1. Live tiles
    2. Microsoft services and apps - xbox, inbuilt office, one note, freshpaint etc
    3. Nokia services and apps - here service, Nokia camera, smart camera etc
    4. Hubs with full social network integration.(people, photo, etc)
    5. Rooms and groups in people hub.
    6. Kid's corner
    7. Pretty smooth and beautiful UI
    8. It needs lower device configurations compared to android
    9. Most secure OS
    10. Lumia's Hardware features - super sensitive touch screen, Nokia clear black display, pure view, Carl Zeiss lenses etc
    Waiting for more... :)
    Last edited by kvrbrijith; 12-11-2013 at 05:54 AM.
    12-11-2013 05:05 AM
  22. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    8. It needs lower device configurations compared to android
    wth? ;) take Lumia 1520
    12-11-2013 06:44 AM
  23. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    11. Company apps (a way for enterprise to bypass the Store)
    kvrbrijith likes this.
    12-11-2013 07:06 AM
  24. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    wth? ;) take Lumia 1520
    you don't get me.. For performing similar action, android need higher Hardware compared to wp8 and ios.
    12-11-2013 07:07 AM
  25. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    you don't get me.. For performing similar action, android need higher Hardware compared to wp8 and ios.
    that's called resource efficiency :P
    kvrbrijith likes this.
    12-11-2013 07:12 AM
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