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Latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad tackles 4G on the AT&T version of the Apple iPhone 4S

Latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad tackles 4G on the AT&T version of the Apple iPhone 4S
The latest ad from Samsung that pokes fun at the Apple iPhone 4S takes a shot at the smartphone's 14.4 Mbps download speed on the carrier's HSPA network vs. the 21.1Mbps speed on the Samsung GALAXY S II riding AT&T's HSPA+ pipeline. The latter is considered 4G by AT&T. Of course, AT&T has also considered some other 14.4Mbps models to be 4G, such as the Motorola ATRIX 4G. While there had been some reports that Apple and AT&T were working on adding a 4G icon on the carrier's variant of the iPhone 4S, that has not happened which the commercial does poke fun at.

As the ad begins, the caption shows those waiting in line for the next Apple iPhone in Denver, Colorado with 15 hours to go. We see a few people staring at what we assume is the Apple iPhone 4S. The conversation centers around whether or not the phone they are staring at is a 4G unit. "Is it 4G?," asks one. "It doesn't say," responds a blond girl.

When a passerby with a handset walks close to the line, she is bombarded with questions about whether her phone is 4G or not. "Your phone, is it 4G?" she is asked. She replies in the affirmative and reveals that her phone is a Samsung. "It's a Sam-sung," says the blonde Apple iPhone user, with such disdain that you would have thought she was being told to actually breathe the same air as an Android owner. When the Samsung user inquires why the group didn't just buy a 4G phone, all the Apple iPhone crowd could do is make fun of her. But when they come to the realization that their iPhone is not 4G, all they can do is act depressed.

It's another great ad by Samsung which has done an amazing job at satirizing those who think that there is only one smartphone in the world. Certainly the Samsung Galaxy S II is becoming more of a household name with these spots, even amongst those who don't follow the industry. As we reported earlier, 33% of Apple iPhone 4S owners think they own a 4G enabled phone although this ad might set them straight.

source: YouTube via Samsung

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:06 9

1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

First. Samsung needs to get over themselves. 4G is so overrated and it consumes battery life like termite on wood. The 4S can at least do HSPA+ which is significantly faster than 3G. Samsung's just trying to play coy here.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:37 13

8. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

so if 4g is overrated( or with your logic 3g is overrated too) why the hell previous iphone was called iphone 3G and 3GS?

it seems a very pretty big deal to me

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:17 4

40. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Not so sure about that... I leave LTE turned on my Thunderbolt all the time and get a whole day out of the battery no problem.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 20:22 1

48. GeekMovement (unregistered)

LTE is coming to iPhone too so you can learn to shut up.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:09 6

2. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)

does anyone else think tis is kinda pathetic?? I mean I'm all for Samsung but come on now. This makes them seem sort of desperate to me... I don't know. It's just I think they can do better.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:14 9

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Of course they're desperate. They got called out when they kept copying the UI of the iPhone with their Galaxy phones and now they're resorting to cheap potshots.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:18 12

4. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

Samsung looks like they're having fun more than being desperate imo. /chillpill

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:30 4

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I remember The Rock took a cheap shot at you Miz during Wrestle Mania. Quit repeating your monkey ass self.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 21:20

49. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:31 15

6. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

i suggest you to seach youtube \" mac vs pc\" and see how pathetic apple is with those commecials.

apple does these kind of commercial all the time.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:49 7

9. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

and it will be even funier if apple will patent straight comparisson commercial such as the mac & PC commercials.... i agreed with this commercial because samsung is playing apple with their own previous game...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 02:01 8

12. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

The challenger has to call out the champ. That's how it works.


posted on 03 Dec 2011, 04:17 1

47. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

sorry, but taco/geedup, in Q3 samsung was the champ. :)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 05:48 3

24. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

It's pathetic. A couple of things jump out immediately

1) The Samsung phone is too big for the lady to hold in her hand:
2) 'Apple" employees wearing lime green as opposed to royal blue t-shirts

I was trying to count the number of iPhone props Samung used to promote 1 Samsung phone. Also, we should play of game of spot the mistakes -- i.e. things that are unnatural or unrealistic like lack of 4G indicator on samsung device (best viewed at 1080p), how the phone might be too big for her jacket pocket and how Samsung blocks the view of her whipping the phone. etc.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 06:50 5

27. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

really? thats pretty sad, ardent
If it were an apple commercial that ended with that retarded "if its not an iphone, then its not an iphone" snooty bullcrap, then you would be jumping up n down on your couch like Tom Cruise about how awesome it was.

Let samsung have their fun. Its not like Apple has never had an entire campaign about making fun of their competitors weak points. Nothing they have said about the iphone or the SGS2 has been untrue.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:33 5

31. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Ardent youre just like everyone else that dislike Samsung. Most people like bigger screens. I have a 4.3 in Atrix. And it doesnt looks like a iPhone nor the Galaxy S disnt u see the ui? I think you might be blind

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:28

45. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The handset is too big for her hands -- it's so obvious she's having a hard time holding the samsung handset.

Also, you didn't read what I wrote. I made no comment about the UI. I did comment Samsung forget to place a 4G indicator next to the battery and 10:10 time on the upper right side on the header. Did you notice how the samsung handset couldn't fit in her jacket pocket.

When you have a 4.3" device, it's big and in this case it was too big.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:29 1

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I thin youre the one thats pathetic bigboy029

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:21 16

5. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I think it's hilarious. There are so many people who are uninformed about computers that will debate you about how an Apple is better for everything. Give me a break. I don't want your iMac, your MacBook, your iPod, your OS X or iTunes. Give me something I can use with options.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:56 8

10. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Well we can say Macs are better at some things.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:19

50. daxjuggalo (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)

No you cant. Why you didnt list a damn thing. because there isnt anything macs can do better than any pc.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 08:59 3

37. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

I agree!!! I dont care what "Brand" the Device is....I just want a Great Device....no matter who makes it! I have the Samsung Epic 4G, The Sideslider,Ive had it since the Day it came out, and I couldnt be happier, I havent found a phone that I like better until now. Im in LOVE with the GS2!! I just wish it had a keybord...but I hear thats a thing of the past now...sooo oh well....bring on the newest and greatest!!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 01:33 8

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

ha! good one sammy. ive heard the 4s downs 4-6mbps in my area. i get ~10mbps on my supposedely 4g g2x.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:35 1

46. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)

yeah the carriers are all responsible for that lie they have been telling us 3G is 4G for a long time now, and even putting a 4G logo on the signal bars when it actually has a 3G signal if it is a HSDPA phone with an HSDPA signal (14.4Mbit/s theoretic speed) 4G is a HSDPA+ (42.4 Mbit/s again theoretic speed I actually get DL speeds of 25 in the Orlando area on my galaxy s2) still much better than the 5-6 i normally got on my G2x

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 02:00 12

11. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

I love these new Samsung commercials. Oh and for all the fanboys, these commercials are already getting amazing reviews by the the Advertising companies and critics. So I guess they are not so pathetic especially when they outsell Apple in smartphone worldwide.
The thing is most of my friends that own iPhones even laugh at this cause they can see themselves in it, it only gets to people that can't take a joke.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 02:04 7

14. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

I agree the commercial are done well done

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 02:03 7

13. kemjus (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I work at an electronic retailer and I hear all the time from customers "Yeah I have 4g on my iphone 4." They get really upset with themselves when I tell them its only 3g internet but a 4th generation phone. I heard a statistic from an At&t rep that every 1 in 5 iphone4 customers think they have 4g internet. If that statistic was true good for Apple and their marketing team.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 02:07 4

15. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Apple doesn't market the phone as 4G

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 03:22

20. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Has misleading indicators tough. Never seen an iphone showing up H or H+ for hspa and hspa+

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 03:36 2

21. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

The indicator says 3G don't see how that's misleading

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