Microsoft: 88% of those who took “Meet your Match” challenge prefer Windows Phone

Microsoft: 88% of those who took “Meet your Match” challenge prefer Windows Phone
Last month, Microsoft launched its follow-up to “Smoked by Windows Phone” campaign with “Meet your Match.”  Since the beginning of the new initiative, Microsoft conducted more than 75,000 challenges and demos across the US, UK, France and Germany.

Following each demo, Microsoft took a post-challenge survey and according the Ben “the PC Guy” Rudolph, 88% of the respondents thought that “Windows Phone was the better match for them than the phone in their pocket.”

Of course, we know even from the “smoked” days that Microsoft heavily leans these events and challenges to play to the strengths of Windows Phone, and even the biggest fans of other platforms can admit there are some cool features to the platform. That is understandable given that this is Microsoft’s own show and the company will certainly not show things in a negative light.

However, Rudolph says that things are going so well, that Microsoft is going to widen the distribution of the campaign and says to “get your popcorn ready!” We will admit that there are great features to Windows Phone, but we will also admit it is pretty easy for Microsoft to garner positive responses when the company is also giving a lot of devices away in the process.

Still, we have to give credit to Microsoft for the unrelenting effort for people to see the “third” choice beyond Android and iOS.

source: Windows Phone Blog


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37 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Dear Microsoft, L920, or WP8X?

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I see many problems with this video. 1. They're comparing a brand new Lumia 920 to an old ass Inspire. 2. The 920 is NOT the world's greatest cameraphone 3. The guy who is hosting this video probably knows how to shoot video way better than the soccer dad Obviously this video will sell your average consumer that doesn't give a damn or is half retarded. But the point is..... OBVIOUSLY YOUR LATE 2012 FLAGSHIP PHONE IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN AN EARLY 2011 MID-RANGE PHONE.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The 920 is the best widely available camera phone. The best is the 808 PureView. Then the 2010 N8. After that it is a toss-up between Sony and HTC. (iphones don't count because they use Sony's optics).

34. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

+1 totally agree with you!! in other words 808PV- god of camera phone 920/N8 (tie for me)-emperor and king of camera phone sony xperia TX (anything more better?)

16. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

buy much better SGS3 and you will support freedom (open source) and not evil companies like Microsoft, who has bribed probably every government in the world: bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP

20. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

AOSP is open source. Android is open source at its core. Samsung skins Android with TouchWiz. TouchWiz started with Windows Mobile. I'd hardly call a TouchWiz device open source.

23. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

90 % is open source so you can not say it is not open source....

25. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Right then, root your phone, flash a CM10 rom, and voila, you have a non Touchwiz device.

33. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Ah, so I have to create a security compromise in order to get another skin of the same operating system. I'd root if there was an option to go Ubuntu or Mozilla, not root Android to put more Android on a device. Sorry, AOSP or nothing for me.

19. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Nokia for sure. I've benched the 822 against the 8X and found the 822 to edge the 8X in most categories. Then again, that Snapdragon is pushing less pixels on the 822 so there may lie the reason why it wins. My two complaints on the 8X are as follows: non removable battery and lack of app optimization. Some apps may have black edges as they are designed to fit the older resolutions of WP7 and the mid range Nokias.

35. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

microsoft wants people to buzz on 8X thats why it always appear on MS ads! while lumia 920, they dont give it the buzz coz the phone is the buzz! all tech sites buzz on it! so yeah, the best WP is lumia 920 but microsoft's signature phone is 8x!

2. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol sure.

8. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I would say I like it better too. Then turn around and sell it...

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh it's hilarious seeing Microsoft trying to expand their userbase this way...When was the last time any Android OEM did this? The last I could remember was the Galaxy Note 1 in the US. And when was the last time Apple did this? Never? But if Microsoft is gonna give me a free phone, sure why not? Never thought I'd say this, with Steve Ballmer in-charge of Microsoft & Ben the PC Guy advocating Windows Phone, Microsoft looks like a bigger douche compared to Apple. Sorry Microsoft, you just can't act like you're one of the top guns when you're just not there yet, maybe try the Xbox 720 instead?

6. MeoCao unregistered

MS learned from their mistakes and do not try to smoke the likes of Nexus 4, Note 2 or Optimus G... if Ballmer tries to do it I'm afraid people at MS can't recognize him after the test as his face will be smoked by Android flagships LOL

4. MeoCao unregistered

LOL, poor MS putting L920 camera against last year Android, very convincing indeed!

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Even if this was up against current Android phones, Lumia 920 would still win. Though I'm not too fond of WP, Nokia has great cameras. No way around that.

11. MeoCao unregistered

Lumia 920 and GS3? not so sure b-c L920 has clear advantage only with night shots. Overall GS3 is way better than L920 imo.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Lumia 920 is only marginally better than the GS3 when it comes to still shots, but really out-classes it in video. Especially with that image stabilization tech.

26. MeoCao unregistered

920 camera is better, but the OS sucks. GS3 has removable back, expandable memory, load of features ... So the comparison is unfair especially if people were given L920 after the "challenge'

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The OS doesn't "suck", it's just not everyone's cup of tea I suppose. Removable back is kind of a con in my mind. It creates a weak point and can fly off when you drop it, which is just an inconvenience. Expandable memory is nice, but most people don't need it when the most popular phones have 32+ GB options; this is a phone, not a hard drive. It's completely fair, to be honest. All manufacturers do advertising, usually with giveaways. Motorola/Verizon did it with the Droid Razr, that's the only instance I can give off the top of my head, but I know there's more.

31. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

what happen when the phone die with 32gig of importance data? What if you have safe it to sd card.

17. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Don't forget the PR1.1 update. Already awesome L920 camera has got even better now. Not to mention that the difference between day shots of GS III and L920 was marginal and only for some cases.

27. MeoCao unregistered

Yeah, I'm very impressed with 920 camera after the update, the details are much clearer now

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

tell u what SGS3 and IP5 didnt stood againt 920 in camera test so why dont u stop crying that

5. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

These are ordinary everyday people. This works for them. The only people I see switching to this are iPhone users, simplicity, enhanced. We are Android, we are not ordinary. We are advanced, technical, and complicated. *DROOOOOID*

21. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Considering that Android is killing it in market share I'd say that we (myself included) are quite commonplace now.

24. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Unfortunately not in America. Here people buy an iPhone just because, it's an iPhone. People are smarter in other places of the world.

7. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dude, a free Lumia 920? Who wouldn't want that? It's not MS that should get the credit more like Nokia for building a really nice phone.

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I also think a free Lumia 920 is the best phone i could ever own.

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