Cortana calls Siri "fat" in the latest Microsoft Lumia 830 commercial

Cortana calls Siri
Microsoft will be gearing up for the holidays, it seems, and the first smartphone to be put on display is the Lumia 830 – or the so-called "affordable flagship". At least that's what the company likes to call the 830, as its concept for the phone was to achieve high-end performance with mid-range hardware, and stick a mid-range price tag on it.

So, the new commercial has a Lumia 830's Cortana and an iPhone 6 Plus' Siri converse for a while, and naturally, Cortana talks about some of her functions, in a natural voice, whereas Siri is represented with a cold, robotic voice, which just repeats “I got bigger, I got bigger”. “Happens to everyone this time of year”, Cortana says. No way, she just called Siri fat!

If you're interested to see how Cortana fares against Siri and the Google Now assistant, check out our test here. There were also other experiments, which aimed to explore how well all three assistants fare with more complex questions, or how deep their knowledgebases are. Check them out here and here.

The Lumia 830 may be an “affordable flagship”, according to Microsoft, though, some fans found its hardware to be disappointing, and not worth a $450 (off-contract) price tag – a 720p 5-inch display, Snapdragon 400, paired with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage (expandable to 128 GB), and a 2,200 mAh juicebox. Of course, the phone does shine in the camera department, with a 10 MP PureView camera with OIS, though, it drops the ball with the 0.9 MP frontal cam.



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Lumia 830
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Microsoft's ads are always like this(most companies are like this) without any respect to competitors but I must say they are really funny. Nice.

6. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

ouch, Damn Cortana Bad!!! Siri gon go kill herself!!

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Virtual assistants are not a selling point.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Cortana is. ' Phones with Cortana ' Is one of the suggestions when you type 'Phones with C' on google.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I've got Phones with corning gorilla glass 3 Phones with churning gorilla glass Phones with cdma and GSM Phones with camera Phones with caller id etc

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I mean google has been advertising the new ok google but that's fine right ?? it's a selling point

8. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Google Now is not a personal assistant....

20. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i don't it seems to be one to me and it's certainly advertised that way

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Whats wrong with you dude, I never use Google now like gimmicks, maybe I check weather and stocks occasionally, but voice commands are ridiculous. And I've never seen any okay scroogle ad!!

19. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well here in australia they've been all over tv for the last 3 weeks or so

5. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Who cares if siri is fat or slim. When you spit at the sky some of it falls back into your own face.

15. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Sky? Bahahahaha...

9. asphaltpilot

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

"Hi, I'm a PC. And I'm a Mac."

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

too bad they both have to "ok,google" to get the correct answer. lol

12. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I like how they call this s**t a flagship…oh well, it is Microsoft after all.

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

For that money you can get two Xiaomi Mi3's (Snapdragon 800, 2 GB RAM, 5" 1080p screen, 13 MP camera, 3050 mAH battery, and an aluminum-magnisium alloy frame)

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You keep your Xiaomi, I'll keep the LTE.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31275; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what

18. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'll keep my iPhone 6 rather than to buy Xiaomi phone. Or even you give it for free the latest flagship of Xiaomi.

16. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Too bad Nokia never made a decent android flagship. I'd have been all over that.

21. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Good one Cortana. Sounds like Siri needs to lose some weight.

22. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

this is call bully right by calling fat, if people watch this ads and it's ok to call someone fat, so they call a person fat, isn't it bully ?

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