Windows Phone wins 88% of the “Meet Your Match” challenges

Roughly one month ago, Microsoft’s Ben the PC Guy began challenging people to “Meet Your Match,” pitting competing smartphones like Android and iOS against Windows Phone. Unlike the somewhat controversial “Smoked by Windows Phone” campaign, which ran through the first half of the year and was designed to show off the speed of the Windows Phone OS, “Meet Your Match” is all about personal preference. This encompasses everything from the interface and hardware to photo quality and features.

Over 75,000 people have taken the challenge so far in the US, UK, France, and Germany, and the results show that they preferred Windows Phone 88% of the time. While this number isn’t quite as impressive as winning 98% of the 50,000 plus “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenges, it goes to show that, in most cases, Windows Phone is a much more personal OS. The “Meet Your Match” YouTube videos have also been viewed more than 600,000 times, with a like/unlike ratio equal to that of the post-challenge surveys.

Personally, I’ve found this to be the case as well. While some people might prefer the customizability of Android – just take a look at our excellent series of Tasker articles, for example – many people simply find Windows Phone easier and more pleasant to use. Have you tried taking the “Meet Your Match” challenge? And, even if you haven’t, do you agree with the results so far?

[Windows Phone Blog]
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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/ Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.

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5 thoughts on “Windows Phone wins 88% of the “Meet Your Match” challenges

  • Avatar of 84guy

    they choose someone with a 2 year old HTC(they were BAD with video) to compare a brand new phone? why not compare the GS3 or One x+?? microsoft is trying way too hard

    • Avatar of William Devereux

      They’re competing against all types of phones. That particular one was an older model, but they’ve also gone up against the latest and greatest Android devices and the iPhone 5.

  • Avatar of Vakeros

    I would accept a Lumia 920 for free, but wouldn’t swap for my Note 2.

  • As much as I love Android, I would be tempted by a Windows phone – mostly because I don’t need all of the functionality in my pocket all the time, and I really like the Metro style (I have ever since my first-gen Zune).

    The thing is, I would still need an Android tablet at home for those things that the phone couldn’t do, in addition to a PC at home for things the tablet couldn’t do.

    That’s why I’m leaning towards getting another Android phone when my contract is up and just grabbing a Surface with Windows 8 Pro when they launch.

    I’ve got a couple older towers now (My old WoW PC’s) that I can use for data storage, backup, etc, but I’d love something more portable with a full OS for school. I know a lot of people like iPads for that purpose, but simply having a Windows PC with a full edition of MS Office will be plenty for me.

    Plus, I could still use it for light gaming while travelling.

  • Very impressive and true about what I have already noted from my aging HD7. Maps are quick and good at finding all ears of interest around you: from food and drink to museums and shops. Also mail and text messaging and Office apps were good.

    I never noted one problem or crashing. Unless, you have used Windows Phones, you would never know what you are missing.


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