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

Cortana calls Siri "fat" in the latest Microsoft Lumia 830 commercial
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 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    0.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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