Microsoft's "Meet Your Match" is the follow-up to "Smoked by Windows Phone"
posted by Alan F. / Nov 19, 2012, 2:01 PM
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
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GIVE US THE Lumia 920 vs iphone 5 comparison! NOAWWWW!
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:20 PM 11
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I think PA won't release such a comparison lol
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:26 PM 10
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It is the last video Alan F.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:31 PM 1
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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..
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:42 PM 5
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 7:30 PM 3
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:40 PM 6
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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
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:49 PM 3
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Yeah, WP is catching up but a top tier Android is still the dominant phone.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:51 PM 3
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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:53 PM 3
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:54 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:24 PM 3
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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
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:44 PM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:50 PM 4
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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.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 9:36 PM 1
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