Windows Phone 8.1
Windows Phone 8.1
Top 31%567 points
Top 31%
Key features and highlights

Windows Phone 8.1 review: 23 facts and highlights

1. Allows app installs on the device's external storage

Windows Phone 8.1
30% have it

2. Is a multi-user system

Windows Phone 8.1
23% have it

3. The browser has word wrap

The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Windows Phone 8.1
31% have it

4. Has offline voice recognition

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
Windows Phone 8.1
15% have it

5. Supports widgets

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
Windows Phone 8.1
63% have it

6. Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions

The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
Windows Phone 8.1
30% have it

7. You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen

Windows Phone 8.1
88% have it

8. can be updated over-the-air

It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer
Windows Phone 8.1
94% have it

9. Supports video chat

Windows Phone 8.1
63% have it

10. can be used as a WiFi hot spot

With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
Windows Phone 8.1
73% have it

11. has a child lock

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
Windows Phone 8.1
59% have it

12. Has customizable notifications

You can easily manage notifications by adjusting your preferences, and you can also turn them off completely for specific apps.
Windows Phone 8.1
47% have it

13. Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device

Windows Phone 8.1
70% have it

14. has free navigation software

Free navigation software with free map data and updates included, no need to buy an dedicated navigation device.
Windows Phone 8.1
83% have it

15. Supports bookmarks sync across different devices

Windows Phone 8.1
52% have it

16. Copy and paste features in web browser

Windows Phone 8.1
91% have it

17. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Windows Phone 8.1
99% have it

18. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Windows Phone 8.1
84% have it

19. Supports slow motion video recording

Windows Phone 8.1
10% have it

20. has NFC

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Windows Phone 8.1
12% have it

21. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Windows Phone 8.1
42% have it

22. has voice commands

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Windows Phone 8.1
78% have it

23. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Windows Phone 8.1
25% have it

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