Microsoft Windows Phone 8

78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Windows Phone 8 review

Windows Phone 8 is a tremendous improvement over its predecessor, but it remains to be seen if developers are ready to hop on to the platform.

Pros
  • Much-improved Start and Lock screensIncredibly smooth performance and solid battery lifeSupports modern hardware componentsGuest user support with Kid's CornerSyncs with iTunes
Cons
  • Unproven ecosystem, despite Windows 8 compatibility
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

70
vslkoca
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
Roflman
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
dtstrickland
I've been a big fan of Windows Phone since it's release in November 2010. Microsoft...read more
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8
Average Critic Score

Configurability

8.5
 

Speed

8.5
 

Openness

6.7
 

Ease of use

7.7
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

7.2
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

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Critic

54
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

72
 

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73
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

87
 

User

90
 
90

Engadget

90
 

Critic

87
 

User

77
 
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87
 

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90
 

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