HTC’s Windows Phone 8X offers new level of challenges for potential smartphone shoppers

Posted on Nov 21 2012 - 10:13pm by Mike Wewerka

If you remember Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” campaign from a few months ago, then you should be familiar with Ben the PC Guy. Ben issued challenges to owners of other smartphones to show them how fast and smooth Windows Phone.

This time around Ben is using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, in the video above (which features three videos, if you refresh the page) he issues three challenges, in the first, he shows how fast you can text, chat and email in an instant, because of Windows Phone’s Live Tiles, users can see information much faster and reply quicker than on other devices.

The second challenge is for parents, in which Ben shows off Kids Corner, which is a feature within Windows that is dedicated just for children. With Kid’s Corner, children can personalize their own Start screen and populate it with their own apps, games and more. They can take pictures with the camera, which remain separate from the parents, which is perfect for those adults who give their phone to their children to keep them quite in a restaurant or for a long car ride. The best part is, you don’t have to worry about them accidentally calling or texting someone because it keeps them segregated from their own personal contacts and apps.

Finally, the last challenge shows off how fast users can take pictures with Windows Phone’s dedicated camera button, even if their phone is locked. Windows Phone also posts pictures to Facebook faster than any other device, so you don’t even have to leave the camera app to do it.

If you haven’t experienced a Windows Phone device, you’re missing out. It’s a great OS, that features a smooth and unique interface with a slick apps, and personally speaking, the Facebook experience on Windows Phone is by far the best.