"Reviewers don't recommend Windows Phone" - Here's Why

There's a reason why Many reviewers don't recommend WP.

For example , someone asks if Instagram is available in WP , I would simply say "NO"

After that , I get replies saying "Hey , don't make false comments , WP has instagram client(s) , Why you said no when he asked about instagram ?"

Its as annoying as saying "If u want Windows laptop , Buy a Macbook and Install Windows instead of buying a Windows Machine , only because Macbooks have the best trackpads and keyboards"


Something like "If you want Windows Phone , Buy an android phone and install a Windows Phone launcher in it"

Saying "WP has instagram/Youtube client" is as annoying as recommending a macbook and asking to install windows on it or installing a WP launcher in Android phone.

If u like Windows , get a decent windows laptop with great hardware.If u like OS X , get a latest mac. Its that simple.

Clients are pain in the *** .These clients are always second class apps , Suddenly they break , they may not not work , Sometimes original app (non-client) app may feel bad compared to clients but these apps always work because they are original apps unlike clients.

I admit it , I don't like Android but it doesn't mean I don't recommend android and only recommend WP/iOS.I did recommend android to many.

For users like us who are using WP , We must use clients because we have no choice but to use them , but recommending "switchers" to use clients is not good thing imho.

That's why reviewers don't recommend WP.

There are LOT of "alternatives" or "Work-around" methods but that's not how people want them.People want everything straight forward and easy.

Lets say that a reviewer recommended WP , he/she who is new to WP realizes Instagram client has broke or some features are missing or Google apps are missing , What will happen ? It will leave a negative impression just in few minutes.

Probably some would say "This reviewer guy or that store person doesn't know anything about WP" (this is true in many cases) , Blame MS for poor marketing.