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Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6: An Honest Comparison

Posted In Android, Mobile, Products Review, Technology Reviews, Windows Phone - By Techtiplib on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 With No Comments »

Trying to figure out which phone to get can be such a pain, so to make it a little easier on you, we decided to write a comparison to help you through your decision making process. While both phone systems are good, there are certain differences between each that you may want to consider before shelling out all of that money.

Home Screen Differences

Windows phone has always tried to set itself apart from the rest of the phones out there, and with plenty of success. If you love the traditional home screen type that is offered to us on the iOS 6, then this probably won’t be a big deal to you. Windows 8 allows much more customizable features for the home screen and has a much different look and feel. Windows phone 8 users have liked the feel, but iOS fans say they still prefer the other layout better.

Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6Applications

Applications are a huge deal to all of us when it comes to our phones. Since these are two completely different companies, you can expect that the applications will be a lot different. iOS 6 has many more applications available to their customers than windows phone 8, as much as almost 6 times the amount of applications. That is a dramatic increase of applications, so iOS 6 definitely wins on this aspect of the comparison.

Upgradable Features

Another upside to iOS 6 is that most users that are owners of previous versions can still benefit from the upgrade and will get access to all types of new stuff. Windows phone 8 doesn’t give much upgradable content other than a few differences to the start screen. While you might not think this is that big of a deal since you are probably looking to get a brand new phone, you might want to think about the future. What happens when Windows does another upgrade? Will you be able to keep up with everyone else without buying a whole new phone? iOS seems to give upgradable features to people with previous versions, so they will most likely continue to do so.

Map Applications

A big part of these phones is that they act as maps and directions to their users. With both companies changing their applications, it is best to make sure and review them. They both continue to provide turn by turn directions as well as locations, reviews, and descriptions. Although both companies revamped their maps, they both had about the same thing in mind. There isn’t too many differences between the map applications and both will get you where you need to go.

Reliability

Each system has their faults, but one thing we need to make sure of is whether or not they are reliable. All phones have some type of issues, whether they crash, turn off, screen turns black, buttons stop working, etc. So which one of these phones is more reliable? So far Windows phone 8 has proven to have incredible support and has a lot of major updates to fix issues that have risen. iOS 6 also has support, but seems to take longer to implement fixes as well as respond to inquiries. Not saying that either of these phones are 100% unreliable, just pointing out the facts of the support aspect on the companies.

All in all, both iOS 6 and Windows phone 8 has their ups and down. In the end, the decision is really up to you and what company you want to go with. Unfortunately there is no telling what the future updates might bring the systems, so you really don’t know if the systems will be highly upgraded or not. The money spent on either type is well worth it and can improve your life in many different ways. With all of the different types of applications they both have, higher speed internet, and effective ways to communicate, you can be sure that either one you pick will satisfy your cell phone needs. If you are still not sure which one to get, you can always try to see which cell phone provider will have the best offer for the phone, who doesn’t like some good savings.

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