This past Christmas, a visitor proudly showed my his Windows phone, and I was intrigued. After getting a good tour of the Windows Phone OS, I decided to buy a cheap, unlocked phone and try it for myself. I’ve been using it off and on for the past two months. While I wouldn’t switch from my iPhone, I’m quite impressed by what Microsoft has done.
What interested me most in this phone is the operating system. As much as I found Android clunky and unattractively designed, I was very impressed by Windows Phone 8.1 (hereafter, Denim). Setting up the phone was a lot easier than setting up the Android phone, in part because Denim supports iCloud for contacts and calendars out of the box.
If I had to choose, I’d pick Windows Phone over Android in a heartbeat. It’s attractive, easy to use, and in some ways - because of the customizable home screen with Live Tiles - provides more actionable information than iOS...
An iPhone user's (surprisingly positive) experience with Windows Phone | Macworld (EN)