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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Mobile devices nowadays are not only used for calling or texting. These devices are also called to provide services that are only available through computers, cameras, radios, etc.  The year is about to end but not for this battle: Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6. After years of being stagnant, Microsoft has finally returned. The software giant is not to be ousted as both Apple and Google infiltrate the market with their phenomenal mobile devices and interfaces; Microsoft too partook in the ever growing race to mobile development. Just this year, Microsoft will release its newest brain child, the Windows Phone 8 which is set to compete with Apple's iOS 6. So the question is Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6, what's the difference and similarities of these two products?



Aesthetics and Interfaces


Apple iOS 6 still carries the basic and functional, but a bit boring interface it has been sporting for the past iOS systems. It is still the same start screen; no widgets no tiles or anything like that, but iOS 6 provides a menu that stretches along the pages. In addition, the iOS 6 allows the creation of folders that help users customize and segregate the home screen pages. For those users who opt for simplicity, getting a device with the iOS 6 system is a brilliant idea though the system is only functional for devices in the Apple line. However, for those who want to own a mobile device with a highly customizable interface, then welcome the Windows Phone 8. The Windows Phone 8 provides a refreshing change from all those simple interfaces available in the market today. Microsoft ensures that users will enjoy their "livelier" screen that houses customizable tiles that come in different sizes and color themes. Microsoft also provides everything in one screen. The Windows Phone 8 system is only available for those that have license obtained from Microsoft.


Hardware Performance

The stage for Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS6 battle does not end with Aesthetics and Interfaces; these two systems must battle it out through performance and multimedia functionality as well. The Windows Phone 8 sets the standard as it offers firmware that supports not only the multi core chips but the quad core technology as well. Though the previous version of Windows Phone only supports a single core, this upgraded version supports Dual Cores and is believed to be quick and effective. The iOS 6 does not fail to deliver, as it also supports an A6 chipset which is said to be two times more effective than the previous processors iOS systems have and is compared to the quad core chipset in performance.

Multimedia Functionality

The Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6 continues. Both systems are known to provide functional media capabilities such as music, video and radio functions, cameras, etc. However, what sets Windows Phone 8 apart is its microSD slot expansion for greater memory though iOS 6 manufacturers believe that providing a large internal storage function is also great. In addition, iOS 6 also provides a fresher media player from iTunes. In terms of connectivity though, both systems run under 4G LTE and Wifi.


Overall, both Windows Phone 8 and iOS 6 provides up to date and great function. The battle between Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6 is far from over. A consumer may just have to design which of the two providers she or he would like to support. Does the consumer love to customize or does the consumer just want to have a simple phone? Both are ergonomic. Choose wisely: Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6.



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