are they paid for criticizing
I am not sure what everyone out there gets for criticizing windows phone. most of the reviewer and tech site if not all always have problem with wp. whenever there is lack of small features that is either in ios or android their response is like a volcano. but if same android and ios lack what wp has that's not a big deal according to them. do they have any personal problem with Microsoft? even if there is they have no right to show that in reviews and news
the latest example covered by the verge: Apple being the top brand value was an exclusive news for days. however they didn't even publish news about Microsoft being most inspirational co. (if I am not wrong).
another example is when wp or windows has an outstanding feature they don't respect much. but if iPhone adds a square camera mode, that's a game changer. what about wp lenses? same is with all the other Microsoft products.
when lumia 925 doesn't have in built wireless charging that's a big loss, but what about iPhone?
jst my opinion and experience.