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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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posted on 16 Sep 2012, 14:07

266. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I can admit when a phone isn't what I hoped for, and there r things I don't like about the iPhone as well as my one x. Both phones r excellent. Yet neither r perfect. I don't really care for the 4S's screen size, or the one x's software instability. They r both very good devices, but the iPhone does run a bit smoother, yet I own and swear by both. People should simply by what THEY want with THEIR money and enjoy it. Like I do I'm an ifandroid lol. That was a good one huh

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 14:13

269. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm very much into tech also. That's y I love the iOS approach too, cuz there's more to tech than jus android. Like there's more to cars than just the lambo. Lambos appeal to their sector, camrys appeal to theirs. C my point.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 15:19

271. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i didnt say tech revolved around android , that argument where ifans automatically think if your negative to apple your a fandroid falls on its face i dont own an adroid plus i see the bad with them as well as good.

as for running smoother,thats sunject to phone use, heavy users will see a decrease after piling apps, music videos etc onto there device.

your little metaphor thing using the lambo makes no sense. if your gonna compare phones with cars its hard to do but nearest is iphone wud be a porsche except the iphone has the pricetag of a bugatti.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 16:36

272. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok bro it's all good. I like android, and iOS and in the mean time I'm gonna spend my cash on what I want , and rite now that's the iPhone 5 that I'm gonna get and enjoy this Friday. I hope u enjoy ur current and next device. See the respect I showed u? I wish all iOS and android users showed this level of respect when they disagree.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:28 2

43. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So, then Apple were looking desperate with the Mac vs. PC ads, right?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:35 1

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ted u have a point, bu that was mc vs pc not make vs acer, or toshiba Sony or wait for it........ Samsung. It was this type vs that type no one particular bro.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:36

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops Mac not make

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:47 2

66. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Same rule applies. It's Apple vs. Samsung. Do you see Apple suing LG? Sony? RIM? Sir Isaac Newton?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:56

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good point

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 19:00

107. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And you really think that distinction makes it different?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 19:16

119. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well yes I do bro

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:42

258. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Actually it was also targeted at Microsoft as well!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:33 2

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you kidding me? Mac vs. PC ads, trying to ban the GS3/Note because they're Samsung's best sellers and the fact that they literally rush to the patent office with "ideas" and technology that isn't theirs?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:15 2

152. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Apple created the second most popular desktop OS. Apple released a series of ads bashing the number one desktop OS.

Some years later, Samsung creates the second most popular smartphone. Samsung releases an ad bashing the number one smartphone.

Welcome to advertising.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 04:10

216. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I think you will find 'desktop apple' is a world of difference from the iphone...

Just like comparing desktop windows to mobile windows...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:53

263. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Irrelevant.

The point was that it's evidently not okay for Samsung to make an anti-Apple attack ad, but it's apparently not an issue when Apple does the same to Microsoft.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 04:07 2

215. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


samsung jealous??? about as jealous as you are looking at a guy that has a smaller/less powerful car than you....:/

I think you would be the source of laughter, if your shorts were shorter than all the 'standard length' shorts.. ROFL :D

640 screen?? 720 is the wide-screen standard....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:23

252. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


If what you said is true why the bloody heck is Apple suing everyone??? check your facts wiseguy!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:12

297. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....I wonder if you liked those Mac vs. PC ads from back in the day....

They showed Macs in a better light than PC's.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:09 6

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What Samsung needs to understand is apples users, one of which I am don't care about specs they care about the overall user experience. Samsungs ad will not result n apple losing a single current customer, but some potential ones it might. Also Sammy's ad isn't totally correct as it leaves out a lot of what apple does have like bump which hops data from one iOS device to another, and a few other they both have in common. Don't get me wrong guys I love Samsung too but that ad won't achieve it's goal, if that goal is to dampen ip5 sales.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:11 3

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


User Experience --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCK69_pFle0 :)

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:16

31. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


The music is nice... not your idea

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:15 1

30. karoafriyie (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


IT SURE DOES NOT TAKE A GENIUS BUT IT TAKE DUMB A***S TO CHOOSE IPHONE

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:17 2

32. adnanphonearena (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Illegal according to legal rules.. respective body can bring actions against Samsung for this approach.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:37 6

53. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, they can't. Nothing in the ad is untrue, there's nothing Apple can do about the ad.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:41

60. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Do you really think Apple will care about this Ad?? Samsung looks worried making ads like this... Samsung shouldn't be worried... There are "enough users" for both phones and os's.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 19:02 5

108. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Again, then Apple looked worried with the Mac vs. PC ads. No difference.

Samsung sold 20 million SGS3s in under 100 days. They had over 9 million preordered. They're not worried.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:50 4

162. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple should be worried. When I take the subway every morning to work, in the same train car seeing pretty much the same commuters.

2 years ago, still most people are holding an Iphone. And now, you see a few iphones, then Samsung SII, SIII, Note. And even WP these days.

I say apple should be worried and probably have to do something drastic very soon. Apart from suing Samsung.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:49 2

68. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Then Apple must sue AT&T for posting the specs of the iPhone on their website. Will it happen? Nope.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:19 2

34. sabretigger (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


As much as I love Samsung, I do however find this approach tacky. Much preferred the TVs ads of s2 vs apple fans queuing outside the store!

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