I’ll admit I was slow to get a smart phone. My first was two years ago and it wasn’t all that smart actually. The best I could really do is check email on the fly but it was horrible for just about anything else. For my birthday, I upgraded myself to an iPhone 4s because I really wanted to be able to use my phone to really stay connected via social media and take advantage of all the apps. I hadn’t really considered anything else when it came time to purchasing.
And now that I’ve had a chance to use the Window 8x HTC phone for over a month, I’m really starting to look beyond Apple and what amazing features are out there in other phones.
Besides having a large screen, my Windows phone is much slimmer and lighter. It makes my other phone feel much like holding a little brick. But one of my very favorite features is how I can really personalize the screen to have exactly what I want at my fingertips.
I am fully in control and can make my phone completely unique to me. I can choose from 20 theme colors and can change it in a matter of a few seconds based on my mood. And I love Live Tiles! They are simply shortcuts to my apps but they also offer great information like weather and the time. I can position my tiles and alter the size for what is most convenient for me. I chose to have tiles for my Facebook app and my share notifications near the top. When ever the people that matter most to me post updates I can immediately see them in this app. This is great so I don’t miss a thing from my closest family and friends because my feeds are too cluttered.
I also keep my email mail, text, internet browser and alarm settings near the top since I use them on a regular basis. (Yes, my phone is my new alarm clock!)
Besides liking to see the time in a large and easy to read font, I also have tiles like Netflix, YouTube, Flashlight, Xbox Games and more in larger squares that are easy to find. Things I don’t use very often are either small tiles and further down or within a list found by clicking the arrow at the bottom of my screen. They may not be on my main screen but can be accessed very quickly.
By having full control over the size of my tiles and where I’d like them pinned within my start screen, I can stay connected quicker than ever before.
Another cool feature is the How We Met app which builds a fun a story around the people closest to you through Facebook. You can then personalize it before sharing it!
I love all the new things I’m discovering every day with my new Window 8x HTC phone!
Life is busy, we all find ways to make the most out of our time.
The new Windows Phone is reinvented around you including features like Live Tiles, Live Apps, Kid’s Corner, and SkyDrive, making it easy for you to personalize your phone how you want it. Now it is easier than ever to stay in touch with what matters most.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The opinions and text are all mine.