Useful Features of Windows Phone

windows phone Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is picking up steam with some great new smartphone alternatives to Android and iPhone. Most of the phones have a gorgeous screen, a fast processor. They have beautiful display and well-rounded features. Some windows phones have brilliant low-light image quality camera and exact controls.
Other phones try to put everything on the screen at once but Windows Phone doesn’t. Signal strength, battery level info, etc. only shows up in the status bar when you need it and it floats away to beautifully reduce clutter when you don’t. Sure you can get it back if you decide you want to see it again, and those status icons will show themselves automatically when you’re about to make a call or your battery is really getting low.
The central interaction with a smartphone should be the simple act of waking it up and glancing at the screen. It has an amazing screen. The home screen, called the “Start screen”, is made up of “Live Tiles”, which have been the inspiration for the Windows 8 live tiles. Tiles are links to applications, features, functions and individual items such as contacts, web pages, applications or media items. For example, the tile for an email account would display the number of unread messages or a tile could display a live update of the weather. Since Windows Phone 8, live tiles can also be resized to either a small, medium, or large appearance.
Several features of Windows Phone are organized into hubs, which combine local and online content via Windows Phone’s integration with popular social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For example, the Pictures hub shows photos captured with the device’s camera and the user’s Facebook photo albums, and the People hub shows contacts aggregated from multiple sources including Windows Live, Facebook, and Gmail. From the hub, directly comment and like on social networking sites can be done. This is the excellent feature for teenagers as they can’t live without using them.
I know lots of teenagers including me, use emotions while texting. It has a dedicated key to emotions. Not only that, accents to letters can also be added by holding on an individual letter. Windows Phone 8.1 which releases on April 14, 2014 introduces a new method of typing by swiping trough the keyboard without lifting the finger.
A list of favorite web pages can be maintained and tiles linking to web pages on the Start screen of Windows Phone. The browser supports up to 6 tabs, which all load in parallel. Other features include multi-touch gestures, smooth zoom in/out animations, the ability to save pictures that are on web pages, share web pages via email, and support for inline search which allows the user to search for a word or phrase in a web page by typing it.
Music is something that most of us cannot live without. Hundreds of songs can be stored on Windows Phone. It supports WAV, MP3, WMA, AMR, AAC/MP4/M4A/M4B and 3GP/3G2 standards. The video file formats support WMV, AVI, MP4/M4V, 3GP/3G2 and MOV (QuickTime) standards. It has also been previously reported that the DivX and Xvid codecs within the AVI file format are also playable on Windows Phone. Custom ringtones which are less than 1MB in size and less than 40 seconds can be added. DLNA streaming and stereoscopic 3D are also supported.
Me and my friends snap chat every single day after school and during the weekends. I know lots of teens do that. It has an awesome camera quality. The image file formats that are supported include JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIF and Bitmap (BMP).
The interfaces don’t get up in your face about what you need to do. Panoramic hubs simply hint at more information by showing you parts of words and content on the edge of the screen that make you realize that you can slide them into view to see more. It has a great user interface which provides a “user-friendly” experience, allowing the user to interact it in a natural and intuitive way.
The difference with Windows Phone is that it’s not so simple to get bored with it, yet it still maintains a strong sense of tranquility. Imagery and artwork changes throughout Windows Phone as you use it in order to keep things constantly fresh and interesting, but there aren’t any bad surprises like freeze ups or application crashes (usually).