Barista misses out on Samsung GALAXY Note LTE in new Samsung ad

Barista misses out on Samsung GALAXY Note LTE in new Samsung ad
Ok, you waited all week for the new Samsung GALAXY Note LTE ad and it has just aired during the waning moments of the Super Bowl's fourth quarter. The ad starts with all of those Apple iPhone users waiting on line. "I can't believe we're missing the game for this," says one of those iPhone fans who was seen waiting in the line on a prior ad. Suddenly, those on line spot a guy using the S Pen to write a message on the screen of the Samsung GALAXY Note LTE. "Samsung, again," says someone while a female in the line says, "I don't know what to believe in anymore."

Suddenly, the fences holding back those on line are kicked away (subliminal message!) and as the Apple iPhone users burst out of the line, a Samsung GALAXY Note LTE falls into each of their hands. "Freedom!," cries one of the converted iPhone users (from the closed iOS system?). There is a rock guitarist, marching band and skateboarders all celebrating the Samsung GALAXY Note as those formerly clutching the iPhone are now taking pictures with the GALAXY Note LTE. And even that guy who was "Sam-sunged" in one of the recent Samsung ads is seen getting blown out of a cannon.

And that leaves our old friend, the barista. As the ad ends, he is left all alone on line for the iPhone saying his parting words, "Now that was over the top." 

Was the ad worth waiting for? Let's us know your opinion by dropping your comments in the box below.

source: Samsung

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1. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Honestly didn't show enough of the phone. Not a mention of the 5.3in screen which I think is the larger selling point rather than the stylus.

2. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Agreed, Should have focused more on the screen and thinness then just a stylus. Was pretty cool that they brought the lead singer from The Darkness to sing That song though.

17. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i definitely agree… the people i was watching the game with didnt even know what the commercial was about except something about an iphone… samsung needed to at least put way more brand recognition instead of some pink dude

28. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When I saw that pinkish guitarist I was crossing my fingers for a tmobile logo. But alas no news yet...

37. rawdeal

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

i am using this phone frm 3 mnths n the best part of this phone is its spen(not stylus)...this is no ordinary stylus....u will amazed by the functionalities spen have to offer...

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

That "rock guitarist" is Justin Hawkins, front man of The Darkness who made it big in the with that song in the commercial. I loved that commercial 2nd best one of the day, behind the Clint Eastwood Chrysler commercial.

4. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

pretty lame commercial...^^^^ agreed no way to tell this phone apart from any other android phone based on the commercial. Really should have emphasized the screen size & stylus more.

5. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

What a waste of 90 seconds and $9 million. They didnt even talk about the phone at all and only showed it for like 20 seconds out of the whole commercial. very bad add.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Agree. They can still make up with a good TV commercial campaign of the features it has. And show off the SPen a but more

39. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Yea they can, but they blew their biggest chance probably ever

6. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I wanted to see a gs3 but there wasn't one... Highly disappointed. I don't need a 5 inch screen what I need is the gs3!!!

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Wait? You actually believed the S3 would appear on a commercial? Even after all the confirmation that the S3 wuldn't show up even in MWC you asking them to make a commercial about a phone they haven't even announced? You read news by any chance?


Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I agree with all of you in saying that Samsung should have made the phone itself more of the focus on the commercial rather than how big a deal it is that it's going to be available. I loved it when The Darkness came on though! One of my favorite songs of all time - I believe in thing called looooooooooove!!!!!!!!!!

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dude, i fell over laughing when the guitarist fell into the shot. that commercial was awesome. Definitely one of the best of the game. you guys are missing the point of the commercial. it wasnt about specs... specs dont sell phones to the masses... it was about hype. Samsung said that they want apple's "love", which is hype. The chicks that were watching the show with me all said "i have no idea what that phone was, but i want it now". So it was a very effective commercial.

12. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Couldn't agree with you more Remixfa. These commercials are made to have staying power. People like us would love to see all the specs but normal consumers aren't interested in that. They want something that catches their eye and makes them come into the stores to check the product out and to purchase it.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Still think showing up some more features would be awesome . Maybe they follow up with some good TV campaign I've said commercials that talk power do not mean much

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'll assume in the follow-up commercial the barista will also be enticed aside from the showing the phone features, thinkin' about it makes my brain day dream again. LOL

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they have plenty of time to release a feature or 2 about the phone. but if they have no hype, only geeks are going to buy it. think about how many of the iphone's physical features are shown off in an iphone ad. next to none. yet, there is hype all around the dumb thing. its "magical", and "if its not an iphone", and "face time". not one of those commercials tell you what an iphone is made of, yet they all helped sell millions of the thing. We, the geeks of the word want features and specs and benchmarks. Average joe is to stupid to understand, and wants hype. Samsung is taking a page from apple. They are trying to gather the sheep to their pulpit with pomp, flash, humor and hype.

31. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dude, this advertisement was clearly a failure. It's probably one of the worst super bowl advertisements that I've seen. I can believe you said that you fell over laughing when you watched this crap. And Apple at least shows their phones for more than, what, two seconds at a time? Usually, the entire commercial is showing off features.

34. chadrick0814 unregistered

An iPhone can't provide 30 seconds worth of features.

35. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Oh my gawd, you're so funny. You guys only post snarky comments like these to get approval from your fellow Android users. You're old news.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

considering even your fellow ibots arent thumbing you up, looks like your old news as well EN.

45. MYTHiKAL unregistered

Agree 100% LOL

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, EN, the entire apple commercial is filled with magical words and showing off APPS. Tell me the last time apple bragged about their pitiful 3.5 inch screen, design cues, camera size, or processor in a commercial.

46. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009 (iPod touch, but still....) Believe it or not I bought a Skyrocket from At&t last week and will soon be returned. The screen was big and nice but it was no retina display. The camera/camcorder was great but it wasn't like iPhone's. The #1 thing that I'm going to miss is direct access to files like downloaded documents and being able to send something as simple as attachments directly from the email app. Other than that, there's not really much I'll miss....not even the widgets really (although they were nice). Android is great, but you guys need to quit making it seem like the best thing ever cause its really not.


Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

My sister said the same exact thing lol


Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

to your previous comment

11. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Totally agree with the comments above.........I was thinking the exact same thing as I was watching the commercial. I just thought it was a pretty stupid and un-informative commercial and a total waste of Samsung's money. Why would they spend $9 million and not say anything about the phone itself or any of its features........which is what everyone in the world wants to see??!!! It totally missed the boat as far as getting the message out about the Note. If I were CEO of Samsung, whoever on my staff (or whoever the ad agency is) that dreamed up this wasteful and irrelevant commercial would be fired tomorrow. And it would never be shown again because it's so pointless.

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

It depends Samsung got attention. The commercial could be better but a good TV campaign could kick some fire sales people saw some things .not as much as I would like but the following campaign with TV adds could make this an interesting investment

14. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

im sorry, but that's the last thing im thinking about right now! #IAMALLIN!!!!!

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