Windows Phone Challenge now playing at a theater near you

Windows Phone Challenge now playing at a theater near you
You can't escape it. Even at the movie theater, where you were hoping to clear your mind with some entertainment, you are now surrounded by it. What are we talking about? Why, the Windows Phone Challenge, of course. A Windows Phone model, usually the Nokia Lumia 920, goes up against someone who owns a top-shelf Android phone (usually the Samsung Galaxy S III) or the Apple iPhone, to see which phone can complete a designated task faster.

Now, the Windows Phone Challenge has made it to the big screen. No, it is not a 2 hour movie, but is a commercial that will be seen during the FirstLook feature that plays at certain theaters before the coming attractions (or trailers, as those in the biz say). The Windows Phone Challenge, which also was seen last month at theaters, will be played before the feature film from now through March 28th at Lowes, Regal, AMC, and Cinemark locations.

The previous challenge showed how the Nokia Lumia 920 takes better pictures in low-light than the camera on the Apple iPhone 5. The new episode will show the flagship Nokia phone taking on the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. You can check out the current challenge and the one from last month by clicking on the videos below. Now you could you pass the popcorn, please?

source: WindowsPhone



1. elirev4

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Awesome commerical, but it didn't convince me to ditch my Galaxy S III for any of the Windows Phone smartphones... They still got a lot of work to put into the OS, the devices themselves are pretty nice.

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

me too.... s3 recently received best phone award and nokia think lumia can beat it.............

16. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

s3 didn win anything , read with carefuly The winners of the 2012 Engadget Awards Smartphone of the Year: Nokia Lumia 920

18. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

its a GSM association award at MWC s3 wins....

2. Carlitos

Posts: 684; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Good commercial, and it sounds good when your platform has an advantage over the other. But the pros Android has over windows just kill it for me. Also you dont have to open maps search for "Mexican Restaurants" Google Now is way faster.

21. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It sounds good when the person using your platform for the challenge knows how to use it efficiently and probably practiced it many times while the people using the other platform don't seem to know hot to use it efficiently. If you really want to show one platform is better than the other, you need to have two people of the same skill level take the challenge. All this shows is the guy using WP8 really knows what he is doing.

3. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Dear Paul, Nick and Jessica (and anyone else doing the search challenge with the SGS3): Set up your phone with the Voice Search app on your home screen ahead of time and turn on Google Now. When the challenge starts, launch the Voice Search app. Then speak the words, "Mexican restaurant." The results should show up instantly.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 684; Member since: Oct 23, 2011


22. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I was thinking the same thing dude. I wonder if before hand, they told them they could not use their voice search. Or maybe there's still a lot of people that don't understand how to use their phone to the fullest.

5. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I Returned My Nokia 920 Because The App Selection Sucked So Hard! The features in the video are cool, but I would only use those when i'm on vacation looking for somewhere cool to eat or fun to do.

13. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

What apps were you lacking? I'm genuinely interested, because after switching from Android to Windows Phone for the Lumia 900 I haven't missed ANY function-based apps, only a few particular games I had invested a lot of time in. I'll trade stability, appearance, functionality, and efficiency for app selection any day if the internet browser is decent. I use my phone like a pocket computer, that is, games and an internet browser for info or utilities. And if you say instagram I will find some way to get revenge. I will also lose all respect for you.

14. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

LOLed at the Instagram part :D

6. papss unregistered

Wow the app selection made you return it.. Sounds to me like you already had your mind set on returning it

7. noone

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

it is true Windows Phone 8 makes it really convenient to do a lot of tasks, but that's pretty much it, convenient, while Android can use automation tools like Taskers to automate a lot of the daily tasks.

8. MrPhilo

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

No offence, I love Window Phone 8 UI and stuff, but I can't move away with the lack of apps which I like (yes Instagram for example), it has most of my apps I need but I already paid for quite a few apps on Android, this is another reason why some users don't move. It's unfair how they show them winning, they have lost before. I beat them, it was obvious what they do as they know what to do. Like them, I pinned icons to my homescreen and clicked it and done. I won, big wow. When Window Phone 8 gets more apps and a better deal in 'apps' (they cost quite a bit!) I will move!

9. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

believe me guys windowsphones are designed for humans

17. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Android obviously has a big advantage in turns of available apps, but it also sucks for security. I refuse to do my banking and other transactions with an open source OS that makes it easy for any hacker to walk in and steal financial data, and well as identify info. Do you leave the front door to your house unlocked at night? I don't, and that's why I won't bother with an Android device...

23. jusama14

Posts: 4; Member since: May 05, 2012

Hahahaha you do know that the apache servers your bank is using is most likely running a unix based distro (open source). When does open source = unsafe? I'd say it's more safe than any other operating system.

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