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LG wants you to make a smart choice with hilarious new G Pad Series ad

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LG wants you to make a smart choice with hilarious new G Pad Series ad
Using humor to make a point is a reliable, age-old playbook, and it generally works. In LG’s case, its new ad for the G Pad Series of tablets is merciless.

It is plain to see that LG ripped a page out of the well-played marketing plan, but why try to fix sometime that is not broken? The ad cuts right to the chase, “People sometimes make dumb choices.” Indeed, that is true.

As far as comedy goes however, this poor soul runs the gauntlet of abuse in a manner that would send any of us mere mortals to the hospital. Whether it is almost getting hit by a bus, walking into a lamppost, falling into a manhole, or getting shot in the head with darts, this is a tale that exudes the concept of being ridiculous to a new level.

In the meantime, LG does manage to share a little bit of functionality of the G Pad, at least the part that links the LG smartphone to the G Pad so you can make or take phone calls on it.  So, which choice are you going to make?

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 23:12 3

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I'll wait until the G3 design team works on a tablet. So far, LG tablets are bland and uninteresting.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 06:02 2

10. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

The display which samsung offered in tab s series are unriveled... LG is also good in displays but cannot matching the sharpness and crispiness of tab s series.... so in my view for tablets tab s are better choice

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 23:26 2

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

They really should release a flagship tab. The G Pab 8.3 is good, but old. Looking forward to LG's next tab considering how good (or decent) the mid-range G Pad series were.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 23:29 1

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

make it thin bezels like their phones and laptop for the "thinbezelphillia"

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 00:04

6. sniper1087 (Posts: 532; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

how are you going to hold a 10 inch tablet with thin bezels, really uncomfortable...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 23:30 2

4. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

how do they expect to sell tablets in the United States or most of the countries when they are just so stupid in the commercials no wonder asian marketing does not work for any other part of the world, this is just bad marketing

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 23:58 1

5. Sharky (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

If I hadn't bought a G Pad 8.3 I would have bought one of these just because of this ad. A masterpiece.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 00:40 4

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

I think this is a fail.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 01:33

8. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)

phonearena is the best.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:18

9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

no led flash...pass.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:07 1

11. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

You care about the camera on a tablet? You USE the camera on a tablet?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:30

12. JohanSteyn (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)

I think the point is that this is seen as a replacement of your phone, aka phablet or tablet phone. Therefore the camera should be replacing the camera you would like on your phone. Then having a flash is a very valid point I think, especially since there is more realestate to work with.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:43

13. VyktorJonas (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

except tablets should not be used as replacement for phones

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 09:51

14. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

The interesting part is that the "old" Gpad 8.3 has superiour hardware and most notablly a superiour screen. I guess that's why we are stuck on the old G2 interface... Would love to have double window.

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