- The void distance between the titles is decreased making the actual tiles bigger utilising the entire screen of the phone.
- The pulldown notifications menu not only contains 4 customisable toggle options, but also carries a function where a plethora of 16 (4 x 4) options are available, including a nice touch called Flashlight.
- Microsoft has introduced an app or program (in the old school terminology), called File Explorer, a first on its Windows Phone platform, even though it was a standard function of an earlier incarnation of a mobile Windows platform called Windows Mobile (2003 for Pocket PC).
- The Alarms menu option from WP8 is replaced by Alarms & Clock which also includes great features like a World Clock, timer and stop watch.
- Unlike Apple’s iOS platform, Windows Phone 10 (at least in the Technical Preview), STILL does not contain a native print function (the likes of AirPrint), where one can print pdf files from one’s phone.
- The built in Battery app, when pinned to the Start screen does not contain the percentage level of the battery as it did in the previous incarnation of version 8.1.
- There is an app called Film & TV which may contain the films you buy and rent in the Store, which is totally useless for Aussies who are apparently the world's largest pirates?
- Out with the old called Internet Explorer and in with something called Microsoft Edge, where it’s “the brand new browser for doing”, whatever that means.
Location, Camera, Microphone, Motion, Speech, Account Info, Contacts, Calendar, Messaging, Background Apps, Advertising ID, Other devices,
which is a huge bonus to the user which make them feel that their information is more secure, despite that Microsoft may have built in a few backdoors for the US intelligence agencies to access each user's device, as is the case with iOS smart phones and other devices.