I was a Windows phone owner and fan for the last four years until about a month ago. I loved my first, second, and third Windows phone, although the second was my least favorite due to its slowness.
My last Windows was my favorite of the bunch – a little bigger screen, though a little too big for my pocket; simple, familiar, and convenient. I tend to buck trends and stick out a bit, so this was no different. I didn’t too much mind the limited apps because I used the Microsoft apps pre-installed on the phone and the few I wanted worked pretty well… Then there was the bad call reception in my house, loss of signal in the middle of calls, and the frustration of my husband having the same phone without these problems. I accidentally dropped the phone in water about two or three months and then tried to save it with a bag of rice overnight, which seemed to dry it up. While this incident could have made an already buggy phone worse, the phone problems existed prior and only got worse.
Calls to my family were even trickier due to dropped calls, lots of “can you hear me?” questions, and apologies for dropped calls. My phone dropped a call while I was speaking with my Dad during an already little tense conversation, making it look I hung up on him. I had not done so, at least not this time. Talking to my mother on her crappy flip phone didn’t help matters either. My brother after a few bad reception calls suggested that I might be one of the last 10 people walking around with a Windows phone, and he is probably right. Husband’s phone is still holding strong, and he’ll keep his until he needs to switch.
After a month of use, I like that my phone easily fits in my pocket and my hand. I like that I can keep a lot of my Microsoft capabilities, such as sending pictures to my OneDrive, I can still use my OneNote, that some of the apps I did download before are definitely available on iPhone, and that apps that Windows stopped supporting are again available options for me. One of my favorite things about Windows/Microsoft, silly as it might be, is Bing and the daily, featured photo, and that is easily accessible via web or app. There are so many things/apps/functions on the iPhone that I am still exploring. However, the MSN weather app is better than the pre-loaded weather app on iPhone and I also liked the MSN sports and news apps better, but I have found fairly comparable apps on iPhone. A favorite of mine on the iPhone is the huge, though costly, memory I have on my new phone. The Windows phone had 8GB memory, with about 4-5 GB available for personal use and I underestimated the amount of GB I would need in an SD card, so I was close to running out. Thank you, Apple, for 128GB memory! I should never run out.
Overall, I feel that I made a good choice and, hopefully, the price I paid will be worth it for not having to replace my phone frequently for slowness or lack of updating.