It's LG's turn to razz Samsung for Ellen's Oscar selfie

The Oscars have been over for less than 24 hours and already Samsung has been skewed by both Nokia and LG. As we told you this morning, Nokia sent out a tweet in response to host Ellen Degeneres' first selfie taken on stage during the performance, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 she was wielding. This picture came out blurry, which led Nokia to tweet her to "do away with blurry pictures," hinting that had she used a PureView snapper, the picture would have turned out perfect.

LG followed up with a tweet referencing the second selfie taken with Ellen's Galaxy Note 3. The tweet, which ended up becoming the most re-tweeted tweet in history, was actually snapped by Bradley Cooper. But as LG pointed out in its tweet, had Ellen had the LG G2, she could have used the volume down key on the back of the phone to snap the photo. The LG G2 was the first smartphone to put the power and volume keys on the back of a handset.

With word this morning that Samsung is having problems with the yield of its in-house fingerprint scanner that was destined to be deployed in the Samsung Galaxy S5, it looks like Sammy's competitors are waiting in line to kick the manufacturer while it is down. Who is next?

source: @LGJordan

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47 Comments

1. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

This is pretty funny! XD Good way to point out the usefulness of the back buttons!

23. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

if she had sony xperia z1/z2 or htc one she would have wider front lens and fit more people :/

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Or Oppo N1 with its rotating camera (13 MP 1/3" sensor and f/2.0 lens)

37. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If she had a DSLR and a photographer it would have been even better isnt it?

42. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

then it wouldnt be a selfie

47. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

N1 would be the best IMO. Also, with LG G2 they could use Voice capture function. They could just say Cheese or Whiskey and LG G2 would take the pic...

35. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Typical reaction of a loosers like LG. If they really capable they should do cool thing like this. Putting these hilarious comments makes them even poor. Try to do something useful.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dumb since Bradley Cooper has longer arms... Fail LG.

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Even with the button on the back, the pic still needs to be composed - which needs a display.... Another fail for LG.

29. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Few smart people who call themselves SMART, don't even know the notification light turns to red or green when taking a selfie. It depends on the focus whether its locked or not! Well, you got trolled bad! ;)

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is English a second language for you? Do you know what composing a pic means? Simple in or out of focus is not composing a pic. Here is a link to help you understand what it means to compose a pic:http://www.wikihow.com/Compose-Photos

46. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Exactly, LG failed to realize that Bradly would have had no idea if everyone was even in the picture since he'd be looking at the back of the phone, red and green light or not. Nice try LG, try to not look like such a hater next time and pay to have your phone at the Oscars.

36. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Smurf bradley cooper do have 5 meter long arms... LG is right... hahaha

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Good ol' LG, still trying to make up a reason that makes their button placement anything but terrible.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol it's not that BAD...

33. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Having one, I can tell you the the button placement isn't bad at all. Knock on means little need for the power button. The volume one is on screen.

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

C'mon LG.. you're copied almost everything from samsung.. from your phones look and the UI.. yet samsung never say a word or teasing you about that..

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're copying Nokia now.

39. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

In your Dream... Samsung is the King of copycat! They copied many things from LG.

40. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Samsung Copied many things from LG and they make ads as they are the inventor..but the truth LG was the First. Study your home work boy. LG brought most Firsts in Mobile industry.

41. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Dont forget to change your diapers son.. you're too young for this world..

7. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I think the million plus retweets the selfie got leave people with a positive image of the photo quality. Competitors are grasping.

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The real people laughing are the chinese phone manufactorers who use 5MP/8MP cameras in the front of their phones that cost... $200!

8. SleepingOz unregistered

They only ones that can actually bash them are the chinese oems, with their monstrous front facing camera.

9. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

LG... You mad, bruh?

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

If they used HTC everyone would have fit in the screen hahaha. But on a serious note, they actually would have.

27. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

i wonder is camera feature that snapping photo in 3D or 360 still exist? if yes, the pic would be more attractive..

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sorry to burst that bubble, but that's not a "Selfie". It's a "Group Selfie" maybe, but definitely not a selfie... Lets not confuse people PA, we should correct the media when ever possible.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Man first NOKIA now LG STOP BEING jealous of SAMSUNG and learn how to market your phones.

15. papss unregistered

Did they use an iPhone 4 to take the pic? :-)

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