I suppose that your friends who are Windows Phone users would have shared some of their grievances with you concerning the operating system, never mind the fact that it is one smooth operator even on low end handsets. Well, YouTube on Windows Phone has not exactly been the example that YouTube on other platforms would like to follow, since you are unable to share videos recorded on the handset with others right after the file is saved. Nokia might be on to something here with the YouTube Upload app that allows you to upload your recorded videos to YouTube in a quick manner.
In fact, the YouTube Upload app will play nice with all videos that are recorded using Nokia Lumia phones which are powered by Windows Phone 8. All you need to do is select the video in the Photos app, choose share or upload after you have made some minor modifications using the Nokia Video Trimmer, before sharing said video via Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection. Right now, the app does seem to be made available only for the Nokia Lumia 1020, and we do hope to see other Lumia handsets also benefit from the same app, and soon.