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It's all about being number one says Samsung in its new U.S. ad for the Galaxy S II

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It's all about being number one says Samsung in its new U.S. ad for the Galaxy S II
We reported earlier that Samsung had leaped to the top spot of handset manufacturers in West Europe, thanks to the sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S II. Now that the phone that has been described as being the best Android phone ever is coming to three of the top four carriers in the U.S., Samsung is spreading the word on its U.S. television commercials that the only number that is important is the number one.

Nobody sets their sights on second place and no one wants to finish second is the message that is repeated during the 60 second spot which fittingly enough, debuted during the NFL's opening weekend for the new season. You could imagine Vince Lombardi with a Samsung Galaxy S II in his hand, exhorting a locker room full of smartphone buyers to purchase the Galaxy S II which Samsung is not so subtly calling the best smartphone out there. Even the Aqua Team Hunger Force and Pete Townsend make cameos in the spot.

In the ad, Samsung says they built the Galaxy S II to be the "best and brightest" and although the ad didn't say so, you know that the next words that Samsung was thinking was, "among ALL smartphones". Hey, it's just the way that Samsung is wired. And isn't it interesting that Samsung elected to use the Sprint variant of the phone, known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, in the ad. It is the only model of the three U.S. versions to have the larger 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and the heavily demanded Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

source: YouTube via AndroidGuys

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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:42 8

1. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Well, that was boring.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:48

2. Laron (unregistered)


I hope that they release a version that has a keyboard like the first Epic model, even though I highly doubt it. The Samsung Epic 4G was a very good device, my first smartphone in like 2 years.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:52

3. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Hands down I would agree the sgs2 would be the best if it was on the best network(VZW) and with the best data(LTE).

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:57 4

4. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


If you like this phone and want this phone.....Buy it launch day because Apple will be trying to get it off the shelves.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:40 1

39. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


This phone looks much more like the G2X than the iPhone. This phone looks a lot more like other phones than it does the iPhone. Getting rid of the middle button makes the device look a hell of a lot better. Thats opinion based of course

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:59 4

5. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The bionic is better the iPhone 5 will be better the evo 3d is better the sensation is better the photon is better then the gs2. So that puts you at sixth congrats samsung.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:05 6

6. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


can you name me all the facts besides your personal opinion that make that ridiculous comment true, biophone?

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:06 5

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Right.. the iPhone 5 is better.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Did you hear the last report? Aparently the iphone 5 is going to have the SAME 512MB of Ram, iSheep!

Outdated hardware + very outdated software + not being here yet when all the others are way ahead = FAIL.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:45

15. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Its not based on fact its better because none of them have touchwiz. I just really dont like samsung and touchwiz. Again i was making a joke based on the insane claim that they are the best. I disagree. You all get upset because the iphone commercial says if you dont have a iphone. Samsung just is so full of thenselves they say we are the best and go and copy apple. Best is subjective to the person. Go ahead and yell about ios 5.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:46 6

16. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


And yet who cares as it wont ever lag.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:51 2

18. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if the dedicated app list started lagging, that would be a sad sad day indeed. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:55

21. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Hahahaha

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:00 4

26. ilia1986 (unregistered)


The Nokia 1280 also doesn't lag. At all. Why don't you get that instead, if all you care about is your phone not lagging?

And guess what - the SGS2 does NOT lag. Other Android phones might lag - but when they are upgraded to custom roms - the lag is gone.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:20 4

33. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh I will not yell anymore about iOS 5. My next phone is an Android phone. I have said it many times. Ever since WWDC 2011.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 16:01 6

42. Ionious (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Hey biophone you a$$,

If you don't like touchwizz just use a different launcher or install a different ROM.

But hey I guess you've no idea what I'm talking about cause you don't have a clue what you're talking about.

The iPhone is not the best smartphone in the world DEAL WITH IT

Sincerely, GSII owner.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 16:44 2

45. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


biophone does have a point though. His point was that best is subjective.

And like he said, this ad is just as snooty as Apple's "you don't have an iPhone" ad. Basically this ad is saying "Samsung is the best because we say it is."

And yes, we can all agree that the iPhone 4 is not the best smartphone

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 16:53

48. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I really don't see why you keep using the Nokia 1280 as an example. No matter how much you try to spin it, lag is not a good thing and having more lag doesn't mean your device is better. You're using some twisted reasoning.

And my experience with lag on Android wasn't just in the homescreen. It's system wide. If the widgets, live wallpapers and all that jazz affects the phone when not in the homescreen, then that's not being more complicated, that's just bad design.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 17:40 1

49. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I have a friend who is a programmer for over 20+ years -- right now he is working on a project using COBOL because a certain gov't agency never updated their mainframe.

He told me when memory was expensive, people wrote really good code and in today's environment, with memory being so cheap the art of writing "good code" is lost. Apple, being one of the few remaining large software company, writes amazing code.

With revolutionary code coming in the iOS5, a faster processor (dual-core A5), etc, 512MB of Ram is not a deal killer. People who grew with Microsoft Windows 3.1 knows about bloatware. Also, the 512MB is a rumor as well.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 18:59

55. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Err yes i know what that is but everything is better stock if you ask me. I never said the iphone is the best as its all subjective just said its moronic to say the gs2 is the best when its so subjective. I feel that alot of phones are better then the gs2 but you single out one phone becase you are a fanboy. Your not even worth my time you useless fanboy.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 19:26 3

57. Ionious (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Well apparently I am given the comment you replied. *sigh*

Fastest phone, most memory, most ram, best camera (second best to the N8) , SAMOLED Plus ...

Dude I've used all of the competitor smartphones, when I say the GS2 is the best phone there is I know damn well what I am saying.

You said before that you put the GS2 in 6th place - therefore someone must be in 1st.
I say again: You've no clue what you're talking about.

You can get your excuses that its subjective bla bla bla - fact is the best phone is always out there. Getting replaced every couple of months.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 21:41 1

60. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


bionic isnt great, the vid camera and phone speed is below the sgs2.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 00:45 1

71. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


best is not always subjective. best looking is subjective. somtimes its jst a act. like being the fastest. the fastetst cpu in a mobile phone is exynos. ( and Im not talking about clock speed.) you cant say tegra II is faster, couse you like it better.
and super amoled plus is the best in the field of contrast. this one to is not subjective.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:06 2

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow... being the best Android phone ever .... hmmm lets break it down... the SGII are not officially released in the States... after everyone had already had it... this commercial would have been fine 6 months ago.. not in September when the iphone 5 is soon to be released. we have the Prime coming... and the Bionic which will put up some fight... too little too late for this commercial.....


ps.. just stick to saturating the market with your phones and dont worry about being the best ok...

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 16:03 4

43. Ionious (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Dude the Bionic is so overrated...seriously...does not compare to GSII

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:12 10

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Best phone is subjective. People have different preferences.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:14 4

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


You know what's now subjective, taco? Market share.

Even before the SGS2:

40% vs 28%. That's 12% more, taco. For the FREE people here.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:30 1

12. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


damn taco is that you. that was a very good and honest comment

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:41

13. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


No way man someone else has got to be posting for taco

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:44

14. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


why I can't believe I'm saying this here goes.....

taco is right you are wrong ilia.

best is subjective
40% vs 28% means majority not best.
opinion is always subjective. majority is opinion

Now don't get used to the backup taco.....unless you stay objective and keep your manners.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:50 1

17. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Well I hate to admit it but appears to be that taco is right. I was expecting him to pop up with his usual "Android sucks, iPhone rulez" stuff - and hence plunged a bit earlier than needed for the counter attack.

Yes best IS subjective. Personal preferences are of course the main factor when choosing a phone.

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