x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • Samsung cleverly places Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode ads in select US airports

Samsung cleverly places Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode ads in select US airports

Posted: , by Florin T.

Tags :

Samsung cleverly places Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode ads in select US airports
Remember that video commercial in which Samsung called iPhone users wall huggers, presenting them as a distinct category of people who live around power outlets in airports? Samsung is now continuing that idea by placing mini ads in select US airports.

While the ads don’t mention the iPhone at all, they’re positioned right next to power outlets, reading: "The Samsung Galaxy S5 with Ultra Power Saving Mode. So you can be anywhere but here." At the moment, such ads can be found only in JFK, O’Hare (Chicago), and Chicago Midway. According to Android Central, Samsung apparently plans to spread the campaign to other airports.

For those who don’t know, Ultra Power Saving mode is one of Samsung’s new features that debuted on the Galaxy S5. It makes the display black and white, while restricting the use of some apps - thus being able to keep the handset running for up to 7 days on a single charge.

In case you haven’t seen the wall huggers commercial, it’s embedded at the end of the slideshow below, after some photos of Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving Mode ads.


source: Android Central

51 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 13 Aug 2014, 16:35 29

1. Drsarcastic (Posts: 134; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


That is the best marketing I have ever seen.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:37 10

20. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Marketing IS NOTHING without having something great to advertise.
And Samsung have plenty.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 19:58 1

32. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


This is kinda true
Every time I go to the airport, I can see iphone wallhuggers

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 22:57

44. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i hate the people at the mall plugging into the walls all over am like its not your home stop stealing power i dont come to your house and steal your cable or internet, they unplug machines and all kinds of things that companys are paying to have plugged in there. apple people so inconsiderate i see them in the bestbuy mobiles and sprint stores and others plugging there phones into the chargers.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 16:35 16

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1733; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Pretty smart

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 16:42 5

3. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Finally Samsung has some good marketing skills

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 16:51 7

4. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


even haters think it's good....good job Sammy

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:14 1

6. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


I don't hate Samsung, I just hate some of the close-minded idiots that follow them that act like jerks towards any other device on the market if it doesn't have SAMSUNG written on it. This was a smart marketing move by Samsung and I like it.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:23 6

8. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


"close-minded idiots that follow them that act like jerks towards any other device on the market if it doesn't have SAMSUNG written on it"

you mean like HTC, Nokia, SONY, Apple, etc fans?

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:40 1

22. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


I mean like people who trash talk phones when they haven't even used the phones / operating system, but I guess you could call them "fans" I guess

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:50 4

26. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


so why did you single out samsung "fans" if your not a samsung hater?

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 21:24 2

35. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Because this is a Samsung article, friend. Not to mention I said I don't hate Samsung, but I do hate some of the ignorant fans of Samsung. I'm not going to talk about Nokia fans on a Samsung article. =)

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 22:11 2

38. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


so do you go around to different brand articles and let everyone know you hate their fans, too? Or do you only do that with samsung fans?

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 22:32 1

39. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Depends, do you go around to different brand articles and call people haters when they praise their marketing? Maybe you should just reread the whole conversation and let me know where I said I hate all Samsung fans. Have a nice day, my friend. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 22:53 1

41. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


I'm no samsung fan but everyone including samsung haters know they're awesome, if not the best with their marketing strategy/ads.

And you wrote "Finally Samsung has some good marketing skills".

Sure....you don't hate Samsung or all of their "fans"....

I'll sleep good tonight hope you do the same, my friend :)

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:39 1

21. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Not marketing is smart , ignorant. But the feature they advertise.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 23:00 1

45. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


what the hell did you just try saying,?

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:05 5

5. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice. Then Apple owners will be crying in because of short battery life.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:16

7. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Great. Well, suprised the Apple users didn't listen to the UPSM advert (you can see they have the iPhone 5S).

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:23

9. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You're changing the battery!!?!!
Yup.
Frown!

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:26 5

10. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Apple's response: You're charging it wrong!!

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 23:01

46. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


no your holding it wrong!!!!!! now jiggle it a bit and dont move.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:53

11. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I would rather carry an external battery aka power bank. 20-30 dollars, then you're free to roam the duty free shop. Regardless what phone i am using. I guess the "lamb chop" just have too thick of skull.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:07

13. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Same when I think I might need it.
Bonus is it charges as fast as a higher output tablet charger would.

We ain't common enough for that to make sense.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:43 3

23. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You do know that S5 lets you to have spare battery in the pocket or in the hand bag, too. No need of extra bulk on the phone.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 19:43

31. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's the point we're conveying, no real reason for wall huggers.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:06

12. Metropolis75 (Posts: 137; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Floors me than people go the airport without a fully charged phone to begin with. It took that commercial for me to even realize what people were doing. I just figured that people thought the boarding areas were too crowded lol.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:08 1

14. frizodanizzo (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


I don't know how anyone's a wallhugger I get a full day of use out of my iPhone and I'm totally cool with that. I'm up 18 hours a day and it last longer than that usually.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 18:25 1

17. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


not enough FB friends may be, or no followers on instagram. Or may be one's life is too boring to be on twitter.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 23:14

47. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


thats me, real people to talk to and job and dont care if the rest of the world knows i went to the bathroom and had a good dump or i am eating sushi.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories