An Apple iPhone user is called out for whining in a new ad
Samsung has released three new commercials for its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III. Out of the trio of commerecials, only one takes a shot at the Apple iPhone. That commercial shows a guy and gal on a bus bench, both battling each other in some type of zombie-related game. When he loses, the guy starts complaining about the size of the screen on his Apple iPhone compared to the larger screen on his opponent's Samsung Galaxy S III. "How can I win?," asks the guy. "Your screen is like as big as my phone," he says. When the girl answers that not everything is about winning, the guy responds by saying, "I like to win." This elicits a response from the old lady on the end of the bench who has been observing the scene. She turns to him and say, "You like to whine." Was this sit-com moment Sammy's way of calling all Apple iPhone users whiny losers?
The other two ads are more sugary sweet. In one, a couple are on the couch and looking for some mood music, and his Samsung Galaxy S III starts spewing out the Spice Girls which is not exactly what she had in mind. With a tap of their Galaxy S IIIs and S Beam, a more appropriate tune is added to his phone. In the last ad, a businessman is getting into a cab for a ride to the airport when the wife uses S Beam to send him some video. The kids had made him a video to watch on the plane. How cute! How adorable! Then, the wife moves close to her hubby and whispers that she too made him a video. "You probably shouldn't watch it on the plane," she suggestively adds.
While not as much fun as those "Next big thing" spots, the ads do highlight features of the phone and we've always been a fan of that.
Eh idk about the RAZR HD, but the MAXX HD is for me. The Galaxy S3 has 2x the RAM and a bigger display, but that 3300 mAh battery makes the RAZR the clear choice for me, plus the build quality is nicer on the RAZR.
I don't mean to rain on the Android (and iOS) fanboy parade, but twice the ram or faster processor and blah blah blah doesn't mean better performance. Specs aren't everything. The software is a huge contributor to performance. My 3 year old Pixie Plus lags a lot less than Ny aunts galaxy note. It depends on how efficient the OS itself is. Another example is how a Palm Pre at 600 Mhz isn't as fast as an iPhone at 600mhZ. Its because webOS is based on web technologies so it cant get much faster than it is. But anyway, my point is specs aren't everything, the software is just as important.
31.PAPINYC(banned)(Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
It's sad that Samsung has to resort to these tactics. Isn't enough that the manufacturer of the other company has to scramble to fix wi-fi issues so that people can FaceTime™ without their video calls dropping; not to mention the P.R. campaign said company has paid for, whereby they have infused internet web articles to help them argue that all cameras take Purple-Rain lovely lavender photos; or, the embarrassment of hordes of brand new phones with out-of-the-box factory defects.
Samsung should just let the devil burn in Hades for Father Time will be his undoing!
33.tedkord(Posts: 10220; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
My wife texted me at work the other night that she was horny, and wished I was home. I went in the bathroom MMSed her a picture of my junk. Do you think this was what they had in mind when the smartphone was invented?
Not a huge fan of the S3 commercials.. It seems like you're stooping low when you're resorting to attacking a competitors phone. Showcase the features, quit stereotyping iPhone users and let the consumer decide which phone is best for them.
59.VZWuser76(Posts: 3771; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Apple does it as well, they're just more subtle. The ad about how the 4" screen is common sense because you can reach all of the corners is a jab at any oem who makes a phone with a larger screen. That's just the most recent one I've seen.
Ok 1st commercial hilarious old lady says YOU'RE A WHINNER and yes ifans are whinners. 2nd commerical ARE U SERIOUS WITH THAT SONG SPICE GIRLS?? LMAO. then his gf send him a romantic song XD. 3rd commercial curious what the wifey share to her hubby phone
The third ad is the best of the 3. I would prefer Samsung to focus on what the S3 can do as opposed to taking shots at Apple. The second and third ads are clever at showing off nice features of the phone.