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Review: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1

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Apr 14, 2014, 10:23 AM

Great review!

I am excited to get the WP8.1 update. Cortana, come home to papa. 🤤
I have to say, at first I thought this "Cortana" feature was just a gimmick to bring in HALO fanboys into the Windows Phone club.

After reading this review I see that they actually put great thought into the development of the feature.

The way t...
I'm reading this as my phone finishes updating. I gotta say that the Word Flow keyboard is what I'm looking forward to most. It's the thing I miss most from Android.

Apr 14, 2014, 11:17 AM

Camera crop?

Does the camera crop off the top and bottom of the sensor's image in the preview? As in, doesn't the camera have a 4:3 sensor but displays a 16:9 image cutting off the top and bottom of the frame you'd get when you take a photo?
The default view and capture mode is 16:9. You have to manually change it to 4:3 if that's what you want. The sensor itself is 4:3 and cropped to get the 16:9 aspect ratio. When you make the change, what you see is what you get. Meaning, viewfinder ch...
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