Microsoft's "Meet Your Match" is the follow-up to "Smoked by Windows Phone"
Smoked by Windows Phone" created some publicity for the OS so Microsoft decided to follow-up with "Meet Your Match." While similar to the earlier contest in some ways, the focus now is not so much on which phone can perform a task faster, but instead is all about why a Windows Phone 8 model-in this case the Nokia Lumia 920-is a better match for the contestant. Take a lot of pictures with your Apple iPhone? The Nokia Lumia 920 takes a better photo. Use your Android to video your kids? The Nokia Lumia 920 does it better, according to Ben Rudolph who once again has hosting duties.
Out of three new ads for "Meet Your Match," there is one that harkens back to the old days when the focus was on speed. It's a great ad for Microsoft because you don't get to see too many people say that their Apple iPhone "sucks" on camera.
source: YouTube (1), (2), (3) via TechCrunch
1. StreetNerd (Posts: 739; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
GIVE US THE Lumia 920 vs iphone 5 comparison! NOAWWWW!
2. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
I think PA won't release such a comparison lol
12. babyk (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
lol trueee very trueee and if they ever do IPHONE WINS i am betting my money on this. These guys are so bias. But we all know the 920 kills it
6. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
u may count it as a comparison, but still for me i need a deeper comparison, where u state where Nokia Lumia 920 beats the iPhone 5, and where the iPhone 5 beats the Nokia Lumia 920, also we need comparisons with other phones, like Samsung Galaxy SIII, and the flagships of other companies, just the way you do with every phone..
13. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
agreed. I am waiting on that one as well. Come on PA. don't let me down.
17. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
also u made a comparison between Nokia Lumia 900 and iPhone 5, so the Lumia 9 series need a revenge :P
20. StreetNerd (Posts: 739; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
that was a bulls**t comparison lol =_=
iphone 5 vs S3 vs one X vs LUMIA 900 BULLs**t
21. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
yea i kno, thats why the new Nokia Lumia 920 needs it's revenge lol :P
15. StreetNerd (Posts: 739; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
where? i cant find it....
read our feedback... it seems alot of people want a Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5....
26. -box- (Posts: 3959; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I concur. However, knowing PA they'll both have their good points (iph: app selection, small size & weight; L920: ease of use, social integration, CAMERA, screen size, resolution, sensitivity, wireless charging, integration with Windows 8, Maps/Drive, durability, reliability) and bad points (iph: small size, bugs, camera color issue, Maps, commonality, age of platform, labor issues; L920: heft, relative immaturity of the ecosystem, reliability and, um, well that is all I can think of), and call it essentially a draw, where the purchaser should choose what they prefer.
34. -box- (Posts: 3959; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Reliability as a - for the 920 in terms of unproven system. It's also a + since it's a Nokia and they test the bejeebers out of their stuff.
4. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
no real comparison over here the winner is clear .samsung galaxy s3 vs lumia 920 . thats a real competition
25. lyndon420 (Posts: 2700; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
No need...pretty much everything from the last 2 years is better than the iphone5. Besides...ms and apple are in bed together, so I can't see them embarrassing their spouse like that.
5. axllebeer (Posts: 268; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
I still don't believe it that WP can do this. I'd have to see if for myself. If you know how to use your device then I think that will make you the winner. I still think I can pull out a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or an HTC Evo 4G LTE and smoke WP. but that's just my opinion.
7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh this'll be funny to see them try to pull off with me. xD
i hope they still do the Smoked by Windows Phone challenges though because even though it's rigged garbage the guys at the Microsoft Store i go to still give me a $25 gift card when i lose and i change phones often so i'll just go in there, stack gift cards and buy stuff. i buried all but $50 for some Beats Solos last time i went. i sold those and bought some Mixrs but now i want the Pill! xD
8. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
Yeah, WP is catching up but a top tier Android is still the dominant phone.
32. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
does that include the china knock-offs using android? you so proud of that?
9. Aeires (unregistered)
For a select amount of things, it probably is better. Overall, start the debate.
It was funny to hear an iPhone user say their phone sucks though.
10. nozxi (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
When theyre having dinner. Notice how they ask the guy what phone he has and theres an iphone 4 on the table and they cut to him saying iphone 5 and its gone. And then cut back and its bavk again.
11. Aeires (unregistered)
You can tell the difference?
16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2595; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
In the second video they are going against the HTC Inspire. That was released 2 years ago. What phone put out today couldn't beat a phone released 2 years ago? I'm sure WP8 is going to be a force to be reckoned with, but considering the rate of technology advance, it'd be like comparing a 1990 5.0 Mustang & a 2012 Corvette. Come on guys, you're better than this.
18. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)
the girl in the last video is stupid. she started to panic and wasn't able to send the text. the first video i agree the 920 has a better camera and the second video shouldn't be used at all. it compared a phone running android 2.3 and older camera and video spec to the much newer 920. show me a video of someone trading their gs3 or droid dna then i will believe it
23. SleepingOz (unregistered)
That's the only way they can actually score. You don't expect MS to post a comparison where competition beats the crap outa them, do you?
19. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
WP8 seems to be a really nice device, maybe even something I would consider getting but lets be real. This whole our phone is better than your phone thing just doesn't fly. Maybe for the average consumer that whole thing was impressive, but again... the tech heads know its a rigged challenge. MS needs to start standing on its own 2, and give up the challenges. It reeks of desperation.
27. SkOne (Posts: 91; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Now compare it to a high end android phone like the Note 2, Galaxy S3, Evo 4G LTE, Optimus G, or Nexus 4 instead of an outdated phone like the Inspire 4G.
36. SleepingOz (unregistered)
28. shaz.mrd (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
It nothing about windows 8 but about the hardware
29. shaz.mrd (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
They could have saved $754 million if the had gone with android
37. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
and from where does this number comes from? not bashing or something, but interested to kno if u read it somewhere or u did the math? or just came up with a number and posted on PA?
38. shaz.mrd (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
Nokia reports $754 million quarterly loss as Lumia approaches one year anniversary
39. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
thx for the info, but Nokia won't make the sales u all saying it will, because Android is a crowded market (Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorolla, Acer....etc) and only Samsung is making profit, and some people when u say Android, they think only Samsung.
Nokia might have a chance, but it will need a lot of work to distinguish their Android UI from others, and a lot of money.
30. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
if i will be challenge by windows phone, i'll let myself loose and get that free WP (hoping if they will ever challenge me, they'll give me lumia 920, not s**tty HTC) than $100...
33. xfire99 (Posts: 611; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
What does it matter? They did with Smoked by windows phone for Lumia 820 or whatever and it never been a hit. It gonna be the same with Lumia 920.
35. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
these are "feel good" videos. I like the soundtrack too.
40. Stuntman (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
For the photo vid, I figured the flash should go off when he is taking pictures. From the results, it seems like the flash was off and the lighting was quite dark. Also, I can't tell whether or not he turned up the brightness all the way on the Windows Phone compared to the brightness setting on the iPhone.
With regard to taking videos, if in fact it is comparing a new phone to a 2 year old phone, then it is definitely an unfair comparison. I do feel that the antishaking technology on the Lumina is well represented and in a more honest way than the commercial a few months back.
As for the texting comparison, the WP had some prep on the home screen ahead of time. I'm not familiar with the iPhone messaging. On my Android phone, I can set up groups. As I normally don't send messages to the same group of people on a regular basis, I wouldn't set this up. The video does highlight the WP feature of groups and how you can place them on the home screen. If you do organise your contacts in groups and want to check group specific messages and updates, I can see how that is very useful.