Microsoft's "Smoked by Windows Phone" pitted a Windows Phone model against the Apple iPhone or an Android phone in a contest (some would say rigged) to see which phone was able to complete a certain task first. At first, Microsoft would hand out free Windows Phones to those who lost the challenge, but this was eventually replaced with $100 bills for those who won. The tasks selected seemed designed to favor the specific layout of the Windows Phone model employed and certain participants in the contest said that their Apple iPhone or Android handset did finish the task faster only to be told that they had lost. One Samsung GALAXY Nexus user was challenged to come up with up weather in two different cities and although he had the results faster than the Windows Phone model, he was told he lost because both cities on his phone were in California.
My phone sucks yells this contestant
Regardless of the methodology used in the contest, "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.
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..
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.
5.axllebeer(Posts: 271; 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.
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
16.VZWuser76(Posts: 3906; 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.
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
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.
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.
40.Stuntman(Posts: 835; 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.