2) Multi-core processor
Windows Phone 7.5 was single-core processors which took Windows one step back from Android and iPhone . As now a days multi-core processors has became a norm, this move will help Windows Phone based phones compete with the latest Androids and iPhones.
3) Bigger, sharper and smarter screens
Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions – 1280×768 and 1280×720, now you can get 720p displays as Windows Phone 7.5 were at 480X800 (WVGA) resolutions.
4) MicroSD card support
Windows Phone 8 comes with MicroSD support, so users are no longer limited by the built-in storage.
5) NFC wireless sharing like Bluetooth
NFC means Near Field Communication, it is a technology which enables devices to communicate with each other over radio frequencies without any physical contact (much like Bluetooth). Windows Phone 8 comes with built-in NFC support that lets you share information (like a contact) with another NFC-enabled device.
6) Internet Explorer 10
The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine as Window 8 PCs and tablets. IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced features like SmartScreen Filter which basically blocks dangerous websites and malware.
7) Maps powered by Nokia
Nokia will power Maps in Windows Phone 8 and will offer turn-by-turn navigation in several countries. A plus point is that it’s able to store maps offline so they can be operated without a data connection.
8) Customized Start screen
New colours, user resizable tiles makes the start screen more personal.
These are the 8 exciting features of Windows..Hope windows users will appreciate it!!