Here's the ad Samsung is running against the iPhone 5 launch nationwide
0. phoneArena 15 Sep 2012, 16:40 posted on
The ad shows the Apple iPhone 5, turned off, and with the main features listed underneath, and then the Samsung Galaxy S III in all its glory against it, with a list of its own features listed below. As you can easily guess, the Galaxy S III list is much longer for a purpose, and there is a big fat title at the top saying "It doesn't take a genius"...
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1. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)
"A totally different plug"
One for the records... I love it!
25. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
nothing far from the truth...
54. blackcatsvalentine (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
i will buy iphone 5 because it has "a totally different plug"
123. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
it feels proud at $100Billion, We are all behind you Apple, also will be hearing decision with the choices,
205. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
and you will stay behind and stay dumb ever and get dumber year after year buying same iphone for full price over and over again
246. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
apple dont give a damn about you lol you that deluded you think your part of them
they will be laughing at all you as you buy the same phone just stretched. think if they can get away with selling you the same phone over and over next year they might just write an 's' on it simple say yeah its the same phone buy look how cool the 's' looks...and millions will buy it thinking there in an exclusive club
311. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
It's NOT the same it has 'a totally different plug'. ;-)
163. Fuego84 (Posts: 341; Member since: 13 May 2012)
I love it too. It let's you know what you'll be missing out if you get the iphoney 5
218. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
why is samsung always makes comparisons against apple only that means that it's afraid of apple i won't say this isn't a smart idea because it's
245. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
that could be it, but its much more likely that samsung is flabbergasted why so many people pay so much more for a phone with obviously less features
247. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
I guess they hired some former Apple marketing exec, tha's the best ad I've seen from them so far. Takes a direct hit at the Iphone.
288. Hemlocke (unregistered)
They lost in court? They have lost so many times, lately, that I suspected that the term "Samsung" would make it into the OED and M-W as a synonym for "loser."
289. jroc74 (Posts: 5995; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
It might....because I suspect "Apple" might make it as a synonym for "hypocrite"
133. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
What do you expect for an incremental upgrade. And one that can't even support concurrent voice and data use if you are on VZW or Sprint. The iP5 is such a yawn. Apple is starting to repeat the RIM experience - release a phone that is behind the power curve. They are presently at around 12 months worth of obsolescence. When they get to 18 months, start to see their market share slip.
165. Fuego84 (Posts: 341; Member since: 13 May 2012)
I bet there next iPhone, the iPhone 5s, will address that issue with the data /call over LTE and it will be announced as new and revolutionary feature haha.
177. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
And it will have a longer 4.3" screen even though today's superphones have at least a 4.7" screen. Oh and don't forget, it will have a 720p display when HTC is about to release a 1080p Phone.
202. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I doubt the iPhone will ever get a 720p display. Apple is the last hold-out for one-handed operation of the phone. I bet you didn't know that you really needed to be able to operate your phone one-handed, did you? ;-)
Personally, I have done extensive testing over the years that I have owned cellular phones (going all the way back to the original Motorola brick), and I can confirm that the ONLY time I needed to be able to use the phone one-handed is when I am talking on it. In fact, it might even be impossible to use both hands to talk on the phone other than when in speaker-phone mode.
217. levvy (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Next iPhone featuring "Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and This Changes Everything".LMFAO
312. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
"What do you expect for an incremental upgrade."
Why complain now? They have been doing incremental upgrades since the first iPhone.
"...a phone that is behind the power curve...."
They have ALWAYS been behind the 'power curve'. The first iPhone couldn't even do MMS which normal phones already did 10 years before.
It didn't stop the fools from buying it, did it?
Who cares? It's just a phone. If you can afford to spend a allmost a full month of wages on a bloody phone then great. I can't.
Am too poor to spend money on a product made in a crappy China factory by a bunch wealthy hypocrite US bastards.
Build it in US and THEN you get my sympathy. Otherwise f**k off.
As for crapsung. I don't buy ANY of their crappy products, NEVER again. They're as hypocrite as Apple, enforcing their bloody Korean mentality abroad while in the end they're just as greedy as Apple. Yes, a personal friend of mine worked there so I know!
3. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Apple deserves it like literally! I love gs3
248. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
hav u got android 4.1 (JELLY BEAN) yet on your SGS3?
254. Kolcha (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Yes on my Galaxy S3 there is running original Samsung Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a while and it works like a charm!
4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Thanks PhoneArena, iWas looking for a new AvAtAr.
Truer words were never published.
5. ilkinandr92 (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
i love the ad but one thing is wrong "The next big thing is already here" is wrong it will be out soon Galaxy S-IV
126. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)
"The next big thing is already here" is not wrong, because it is referring to the Galaxy S III, which has been out for a few months now. The next Galaxy phone, while it could very well be "the next big thing", is not "already here". It's not even close to here.
186. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Yes but he's saying the next big thing isn't here. The next big thing is the Galaxy s4 and that's not here so he's saying the statement is wrong.. It's okay it was just a lighthearted comment
139. redmd (Posts: 1245; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Wrong! "The next BIG thing" is the Galaxy Note 2.
250. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
P.S: and not just literally speaking;)
6. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
I'm not a fan of apple at all. I'd never be looking at the iPhone as device I'd want to own, but if I did, this ad would not change my mind. iPhone users don't care about specs, this ad doesn't really target iPhone users. This ad is more likely going to be ammunition for S3 fans to use as reasons why it is better than iPhone. But iPhone fans simply wont care. All it does is simply reinforce the belief that Android fans already have, which is that people who choose iPhone are stupid - which is not the case. Everyone has their own tastes and needs. I wish everyone could just respect each others choices when it comes to what device we each want. There are more important things in life than this.
13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
good point - iphone people care about marketing and coolness factor....
33. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Man ... Samsung's iPhone is soooooooo powerful and feature rich ... :D :D :D
62. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
most of these "features" are just android specific ways of doing things…
similar to how ios has had "shake to undo," and while this could be seen as a "feature" over android, I am sure there is an equivalent
201. TarunV (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
Man, your comment is the best I've seen on this fandroid-loaded site. Obviously, people have free will, and only buncha whackjobs fight over phones. I, for example, prefer iPhone, and also own a GS3... Both are good in their own ways, but at the end of the day, I find my i4S being more used than the S3. No offence or anything to anyone. This is my personal opinion and personal only. And yeah, I also wish, that people should just respect over each other's choices, and not start stupid flame wars.
209. someones4 (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
we would totally respect them if not for the fact that someone at apple called fandroids poor and disgusting.
219. levvy (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
An excellent hit to the exact point. iAppy fans mainly consider their status , not specs that much. That's why iPhone is so much popular to girls and ladies. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Oh, and another thing, Android's hundreds of features are quite difficult to usual Apple users and not that much needed by Apple Users.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
will not matter as the iZombies will buy the iphone 5 or any iphone no matter how putrid....
17. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
People buy with they want... We all know that SGS III has better specs... But some people may want iTunes and that stuff... or any other reason... Its good to have options of choice...
141. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Exactly does it matter what someone else prefers... In my opinion the s3 is better and I knew even before the 5 was announced that spec wise the 5 at most will probably match and beat it here and there... Some want small screen some want large there is no perfect phone for everyone... Don't get me how people are so offended when someone says something about apple or Samsung etc as if it's there parent that we are insulting lol... What I do find annoying is when people are clearly lying like saying things like the s3 lags etc or saying the battery is rubbish when multiple reviews and my own s3 has never lagged or had poor battery... Of course I get force closes with 1 or 2 apps but so does Iphones, the difference is Google tells you when an app is being fc where as Apple does not... Anyways people some people like android some people like ios etc its not a shock that someone else prefers something different to you... Is your friend wearing the same trainers or jacket as you? Am guessing no because everyone has different tastes.
203. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Correction. People buy what they are told they want.
Any time someone comes into my store asking for a specific phone, I ask them "What made you decide on that one?" Out of honest curiosity.
I will swear on whatever grave you want me to, I have never had someone choosing the iPhone answer with anything other than something akin to "I don't know, cause it's an iPhone?" Or "Cause everyone else has it?"
Conversely, I have never heard anyone ask for an Android phone by name without answering with a specific feature they wanted or the reviews they read that spoke highly of it.
207. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"I have never had someone choosing the iPhone answer with anything other than something akin to "I don't know, cause it's an iPhone?" Or "Cause everyone else has it?""
And that is what being 'cool' is all about - surrendering independent thought for the inclination of the mob.
213. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
choice?? If apple produced many different models, that would be better... I am rather astonished at the half hearted 'screen expansion' though...
the wide-screen standard is 720, not 640, apple... expect your videos to look a bit odd....
If your car dealer offered you a 'new upgrade model' would you just get it, and then realize almost everything is identical, it's just a bit longer/wider, so a bit more space.... :\
226. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012)
I just hate seeing people getting ripped off when they buy old/mediocre tech for a premium price, best example the iPhone (all models)
270. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
That's not hate is just simple envy.......!!!!!
251. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Whats ironic is that you being an iFan say that having choices is good but the company you so dearly love want to ban all the competion and dont want consumers to buy any phone except the iPhone!
14. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
If Samsung is not "afraid" of Apple i think this is not the way to make ad's... They should concentrate on their Smartphone.... Not making this adverts saying to buyers like: "Our Product is better than that one"... Both are good phones by the way..
39. tedkord (Posts: 10613; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You do realize that this is classic advertising - claiming your product is better, and showing why.
What do you think Apple's Mac vs. PC commercials were all about?
191. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
True that. Only this time around, Apple is in the PC position. Sammy should do a series of iPhone vs GS III ads. It would be a great follow-on.
71. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Reminds me of Coke Vs Pepsi ads ... Apple may as usual go to Courts asking for another billion in damages as a result of this ad ... :D
214. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
well if apple spent its money on good technicians/ manufacturing equipment(instead of making the lawyers very rich!!), it should be able to make a good hi-spec phone to beat samsung..
I have said before, if apple makes a phone with similar or better specs than all others, I WILL BUY IT!!!
84. willard12 (Posts: 1550; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
The reality is, Appple can't make a response add to it. Samsung names features, apple mentions platitudes such as "look and feel.". Admittedly' I never understood what the "feel" is. Regardless, people will rush out to buy the iPhone because the logo is the only feature it really needs. The desire for people to say "I've got the newest iPhone" is the only selling point apple needs.
164. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It is only in the USA that company can blatantly attack another brand. That is the problem with the advertising standard in USA. In most other countries, Samsung would not be able to do that, they would have to at least mention Apple as "brand X".