Windows Phone 8

Four reasons to choose Windows Phone

Four reasons to choose a Windows Phone

It's not designed for all of us, it's designed for each of us

A MORE PERSONAL SMARTPHONE

Windows Phone is the smartphone that feels a little less like technology and a lot more like you. That's because you can create Tiles of your favorite things—stuff like websites, Pandora radio stations, and people—by pinning them right to your Start screen. From texts to email to news, Live Tiles give you real-time updates. If it matters to you, it's right there.

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LOVE IT? PIN IT

Your favorite things can be pinned to your Start screen so they're instantly available. Pin friends, weather, news, Twitter, Facebook—whatever you want.

HUBS: YOUR PERSONAL COLLECTIONS

Every Windows Phone comes with Hubs where you can keep your favorite people, games, and music together for easy access.

THE CHOICES ARE AS ENDLESS AS YOUR IMAGINATION

Windows Phone has 20 color choices for your Start screen Tiles, so you can change them as often as you change your mood. Tiles can be moved and resized—the possibilities for personalization are endless.

More than meets the eye

THE BEST SMARTPHONE CAMERAS

If you love photography, you’ll want a Windows Phone. From the world’s best lowlight smartphone camera to a phone with a 41 megapixel sensor, every Windows Phone puts imaging first. So you get the shot, have the tools to enhance it, and can share it with ease.

All have a dedicated camera button, exclusive
built-in Lens apps, and automatic uploading of
your photos to OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
for cloud storage.

PHOTO APPS

With great apps like Instagram, Camera360, Photosynth, and Vine, you can enhance your photos and videos and share them with the world.

DON'T MISS A SHOT

A camera button on the side of the phone means that when the moment happens, you're ready.

SHARE WITH EASE

You can post pictures faster to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—you don’t need to jump from your camera to an app to share.

Shoot, share, work, and play wherever you go

WINDOWS ACROSS ALL YOUR SCREENS

Whatever you do and pretty much wherever you go, your content flows across all your Microsoft devices—phone, tablet, Xbox—and OneDrive keeps your photos, videos, music, and Office docs at your fingertips.

MICROSOFT APPS

Every Windows Phone has access to apps like Skype and Office Mobile. When you're on the go, the best parts of your desktop are, too.

YOUR CLOUD: ONEDRIVE

It's storage in the cloud. With OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), you get 7 GB of free space for your photos, music, and documents.

OFFICE HUB

Start a Word document or Excel spreadsheet on your computer, sync it to OneDrive, and then write or edit on your phone with Office Mobile—from a coffee shop, the beach, wherever.

BING

One press of the Search button takes you to search, movie times, local deals, directions, and more.

Bing Music can tell you what song is playing. And Bing Vision lets you search using your phone's camera.

Millions of songs and games. One you.

YOUR XBOX ENTERTAINMENT—BETTER ON WINDOWS PHONE

A Windows Phone is the only smartphone with Xbox built right in. There's a wide range of games, and you can play before you buy.

With an Xbox Live account, your gamertag, achievements, and avatar follow you to your Windows Phone.

XBOX MUSIC PASS

Access millions of songs for unlimited, ad-free streaming or download music for offline listening.*

MUSIC APPS

You can download lots of great music apps on a Windows Phone—from Pandora to Spotify to iHeartRadio.

The apps you love come alive on Windows Phone

LIVE APPS ARE BETTER APPS

Only Windows Phone has Live Apps that put the information you want right on your Start screen. Updating in real time, the Live Tiles for these apps show you the latest tweets, news headlines, weather, and more, so you stay in touch with your constantly changing, updating world.

On Windows Phone, apps like The New York Times, eBay, and ESPN ScoreCenter come alive with current news, up-to-the-minute deals, and the latest scores.

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