I have owned a lot of phones since 1986, in that time not one of them could hold a candle to this phone. I was skeptical at first since I have owned Windows phones in the past and all were disappointing. Windows 8 in it’s default form, is disappointing but Windows Phone 8 does exactly what it’s supposed to do, VERY quickly. Windows 8, when tweaked to have a Start Menu using a utility like “Classic Shell” where you can create an environment like Windows 7 but get the enhancements that Windows 8 brings to the table so you’ll have the best of both. Windows 8 without a Start Menu, doesn’t belong on a standard PC, period and Microsoft knows it, hopefully Windows 8 Blue coming out later this year addresses it, they haven’t finalized what will be included (they hint at a start button, but not the menu) but they have said it will be free to those who have Windows 8, we’ll see.
I digress, this isn’t a tech blog so I’ll get back to the phone. For business use this phone is unreal, we use Office365 and the two were meant to work together so everything works as it should. Shared spreadsheets and documents from our SharePoint site load instantly and Outlook is fantastic.
The only thing lacking are the hundreds of thousands of apps that Android and iOS have but then I don’t install a lot of junk and every app I have needed I have found. Since Windows Phone 8 is getting better phones like the Lumia 928, more apps are coming out.
I’ll find out quickly enough how well this works for personal use but for now I’ll call it a home run.