Microkia takes on iPhone, Android with new set of mocking commercials (videos)

When the latest Nielsen survey revealed just last week that over 90% of US Smartphones purchased in the last 3 months are either iOS or Android, no one, including yours truly, could ever imagine Nokia and Microsoft will come up with this: Smartphonebetatest.com. The venture’s latest campaign, starring former Saturday Night Live star Chris Parnell, features a string of questionable videos which make fun of iPhone and Android devices, getting too dirty with their rivals that they forgot to market their own product: Nokia handsets running Windows Phone OS. Anyway, take a look at all the videos (below) to understand Microkia’s ‘promotional’ thinking (they even bought the antennagate issue back!):

Nokia Lumia 800 mercilessly beaten by iPhone 4, 4S in browser benchmark tests (video)

There was much ado about the first product coming out of the Nokia-Microsoft’s partnership, with early onlookers claiming the Lumia 800 to be faster than Apple’s iPhone. Fast forward to 2012 and the Mango-sporting device is mercilessly beaten by its iOS counterparts.

Nokia’s Mango-powered Lumia 800 was pitted against an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3 and an iPhone 4S with iOS 5 in a browser benchmarks test, including Browsermark tests, Speed Reading test, Sunspider, Acid3, and HTML5. While the 4S had a walk in the park, the iPhone 4 had to sweat it out but in the end emerged victorious in most of the tests.

Below are the results of the test, followed by the video:

Browsermark Test: Higher is better

iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 37 503

Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 30 452

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 86 702

Speed Reading Test:

iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 2 fps (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0 – around 37 fps)

Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 40 fps

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 60 fps

Sunspider Test: Lower is better

iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 4018.2 ms

Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 7188.7 ms

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 2266 ms

Acid3 Test:

iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 100/100

Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 100/100

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 100/100

HTML5 Test:

iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 210

Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 141

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 296

Here’s the video (via 359gsm):