Why I Love my Windows Phone 7

By Sidharth | Microsoft

Remember the phones with Windows Mobile OS? I’m not a huge of these phones, let alone the Windows Mobile OS. I don’t like them. However, when Microsoft released WP7 OS, I had to run my eyes over the OS to make sure my purchase was worth it. And I’m glad to say this — I’m a happy Windows Phone 7 user.

WP7 is new. It’s different. Unique. Flawless. Yes, flawless!

I’m not a designer or programmer, but from the end users point of view, Microsoft really nailed it with WP7. That said, here’s a brief look at why I love my Windows Phone 7, and what are the features that makes WP7 OS stand out from the rest of the mobile OS:

The Interface.

The fact that Windows Phone 7 has a beautiful interface is inevitable. It’s a fact: Windows Phone 7 has a unique interface designed to make things easier. The visually appealing UI is why I was attracted to WP7. You can play with it all day long.


I can’t write enough of what I can do with Tiles. Tiles, icons in other words, is very powerful. From calendar to direct contacts, I can pin anything on the home-screen as a Tile. Some of the default apps have animated Tiles, and these are visually appealing.

With Mango update almost here, the neatly organized Tiles will be a big deal for me.

E-mail, Outlook, and more…

Built-in outlook integration, the default calendar app, and the ability to set-up multiple e-mail accounts are a valuable addition to WP7. Because of the font used in WP7 OS, reading and browsing the internet is a pleasure.

Excellent Hardware.

Thanks to the stern guidelines outlined by Microsoft, every Windows Phone 7 has a solid hardware under its hood. With the combination of excellent hardware specs and the beautiful UI, WP7 phones are lighting fast and very responsive.

Microsoft Office

Not only can you open but also create Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on the fly. Also, formatting, saving and sending documents is only a few taps away. As a blogger, the robust Office app is one of my favorites.

Mango Update.

The mother of all updates, Mango will be unleased this September. I can go on and on about what’s in store with the new Mango update. In short, this is a huge update backed with extremely innovative features. Mango is powerful. Mango is awesome. And probably tasty!


Not exactly pure multitasking but WP7 OS phones lets you resume the application where you left them — which is why WP7 doesn’t need multitasking at all. Here’s a video explaining how WP7 OS works:

Fonts. Notifications. App resume capability. Marketplace. Instant music player. There’s a lot more I love about WP7 OS. But there’s some beef, too. My biggest gripe is the number of free, quality apps. There are a couple of paid apps, which I assume works only in the U.S. Also the lack of customization can be difficult to comprehend.

However, most of the minor issues will be dealt and fixed when the phone is wrapped up with the Mango update. So, here’s my final say: Windows Phone 7 is aesthetically elegant, simple, and powerful.

I’ve used iOS, Android, HTC Sense and several UI’s and launcher in between that tends to alienate the experience. With WP7, it feels different. WP7 mobile OS is solid.

Yes, it always feels good to switch to a new OS. This might be bit weird but all of a sudden, after switching to WP7, I feel like Harry Potter.

Seriously, I love my Windows Phone 7. Share the same feeling? Let me know.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(18) comments

Zero October 8, 2011

Me too!!! I love my WP7 devices HD7 which I’ve now replaced with HTC Titan. Loving it!!!!

RLBirdJr October 7, 2011

I totally agree! I LOVE my WP7 and the Mango update has only made it better!

I do have one question though, any idea how to change the default apps (i.e. the gps maps)?

manny August 6, 2011

I couldn’t agree more. I love my windows phone 7….the most innovative approach out there. This from a former Android user. Highly rated.

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    Oh, I love my new friend, too!

Steve E August 6, 2011

I have a Windows 7 Phone and it is awesome! Very fast and smooth transitions. I can’t wait till Sept when Mango is released. They have very cool updated feathures!

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    Same here. And the best part? Mango works on all the WP7 devices. Can’t wait! 🙂

Jerry August 6, 2011

I agree! Finally someone who appreciates the Windows phone. I currently own an LG Quantum and I LOVE WP7. For me, aesthetics is a big part of it. It just plain looks good. I can watch Netflix on it, the customization is more than sufficient, and I love the integration with MS Office and Windows Live. I could care less about the lack of apps – how many apps does the iPhone have? Who cares! I honestly use no more than 4 or 5 apps regularly. Maybe one or two for news, ESPN, eBay and Amazon, Yelp, and one for weather. OK, so maybe 7! Either way, I have a computer that I use as my primary source for productivity and entertainment. My phone is just a phone with benefits! I use it primarily to make phone calls – a novel idea it seems in today’s world!

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    True. I love how Microsoft integrated MS Office and Windows Live. Plus it’s easier to upload files. I love this feature.

    And yes, I never use hundreds of apps on my phone. May be a dozen. I wish there were more games though.

Thiagarajan August 6, 2011

I do love it, except for the fact that marketplace & Zune is not avialable in my country for paid apps. WP7 UI is fresh, unique, fun & practical. With Mnago, I am sure this is going to be the best OS among avl as of date.

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    I’m sure the Marketplace will be rolled out in September. I have read that Zune Marketplace is working in Australia and New Zealand.

    Let’s wait for a month or two.

Brian234 August 6, 2011

I feel the same way i love my dell venue pro wp7 its awesome its the best phone out and with mango it be untouchable people dont know just how good this phone is until they try it

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    Dell Venue Pro is a beast. I love that phone.

    And hey, what do you mean by “untouchable people?”

Dustin Harper August 5, 2011

I was hesitant on choosing Windows Phone 7 after owning an older Windows Mobile 2003/6.0 phone. I owned an Android (custom ROM’s, of course), and played with my wifes iPhone. Both were great devices (did I just say the iPhone was great!?) – but not what I wanted. Android froze on me, wasn’t as stable as I’d like. Apple just wasn’t my thing. I like choices on devices. WP7 sounded great, but I didn’t have any experience with it.

I ended up like you: I love Windows Phone 7. I’m looking forward to Mango, but in all honesty, I’m not finding anything to NOT like with the current version. The lack of free apps is a downside, but it’s getting a lot better recently. I am on the Verizon network, so a WP7 device was just released a couple months ago. I put off an upgrade to wait and see. I’m glad I waited.

WP7 is an excellent phone operating system. Very easy to use, but enough features and things to keep us power users happy! 🙂

    Sidharth August 6, 2011

    I couldn’t agree more with you, Dustin. WP7 is different from iOS and Android, and I guess that’s what puts WP7 OS on a whole new level.

    I love the current version of WP7 OS. Apart from a couple of missing features, I can live with this phone forever. And yes, apps are getting a lot better recently.

estebancam August 5, 2011

Now try webOS. There is nothing like it. WP7 is pretty good, but webOS is simply genius.

    Sidharth August 7, 2011

    I have never used HP TouchPad. I’d love to buy one and see how it fares against the other tablets. I don’t know why but it’s not out here in the market.

    I’ll definitely check out the webOS though.

Senthil Kumar B August 5, 2011

Thats nice to hear sidharth. Glad that you bought the HTC Mozart 7. Great Phone !!! .

Now i think the price of the phone is somewhere around 16,000 which is pretty much a great price for the phone.

Wait for the Mango Update in some time. Its awesome. I already have Mango Update on my phone and feel its heading in the right direction …

    Sidharth August 7, 2011

    Yes, the price has been slashed by almost 40 percent. Great price, and more importantly, great investment.

    I wish I could try Mango on my phone, but I’ll wait.

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