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Motorola aims at Samsung in new ad

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:05

Motorola devices get faster LTE speeds than the Samsung Galaxy S III on the same Verizon network according to a new ad from Motorola; the ad shows that while an Angry Birds update is at 60% on the Samsung phone, the update is complete on the Motorola DROID RAZR HD...

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posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:10 10

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

It's hard to see your partners ending up being your competitors. Even the super amoled screen on the droid razr hd is made by samsung

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:22 12

8. MeoCao (unregistered)

buying something from some1 does not make the person yr friend.

Motto and SS are natural competitors and SS does not give Motto those amolet screen for free.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:34 7

13. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

This article is forgetting that though Motorola is owned by Google. Google themselves has said numerous times Moto runs themselves and Google treats Moto just like any other partner (Samsung, LG, HTC, Etc) which is why Moto didn't make the latest Nexus device.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:31 1

11. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

And for now Sammy is still producing stuff for Apple. Just because it's good business doesn't mean they have to like each other.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:54 2

21. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Its the beauty of android here,one os,one platform but with mulpile manufacturers fighting for top spot. Its resulted in android handsets progressing in enormous amounts each year,each offering their own manufacturers flavour while having the core google goodness.

Ios in retrospect with its one phone one ui has remained pretty much stagnant for the last few years,although this is also largely due to ifans buying essentialy the same handset year after year,apple hasn't even needed to try to innovate

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 06:37 1

25. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

It goes the same for Apple and Samsung, but they are breaking up. But I do like big battery @@ but wish Motorola has a good phone on AT&T

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 13:06

38. dudeyoureabarista (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

Guys look closely to the last pic, you could see the galaxy s3 is tilted to show the back cover making it look a whole lot thicker than it actually is. For the razr they only show the side to make it seem its way thinner. But still a clever ad but I still prefer Samsung :P

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:14 6

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

id definitely get the maxx before the S3 ..........seriously..... only thing sammy has better is the features and little gimmicks

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:15 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)

That phone look sexy when standing next to sgs3 lol

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 11:58 2

35. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Gimmicks like spen, multiscreens and so on, right?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:17 2

4. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Samsung and google fighting is like Best Friends fighting over the last hot pocket

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:17 4

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I would feel more comfortable selling Motorola phones if their cameras were better compared to Samsung's.

It's a clever ad, and Motorola needs some work to get back its market share. I think though that as long as they keep it relatively lighthearted Motorola's campaign is okay.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:22 4

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea that was one thing i forgot to mention they have better, the camera, but where i think it trades off is for design! sammy has better features and camera but motorola has battery and design......and for me, design and battery is something way more needed than magic tricks..........not knocking it completely cuz its prolly fun to use but id still go with moto on this one....

also a good idea for moto would be to work with sony like everyone else is! for the camera that is

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:17 2

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

Moto needs to make their phone design a la Nexus 4 and improve the software. I can't wait to see the 1st super phone Moto makes under Google ownership.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:19 5

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

Umm the Galaxy S3 has a better stand by time than even the Razr Maxx HD. So I like how they leave that out in their so called 20% more. If you want the best Battery Life it's the Note 2 anyway. Moto stick to making fun of apple, they are a lot easier of a target.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:25 1

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

would you rather a better stand by time or better USAGE time?

jus a question

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:31 3

12. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

The GS3 battery is easily replaceable though.
I love being able to change to a full battery in a minute if I need.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:42 2

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

true.......but with a battery like the maxx you might not have to charge much so replacing it would be kinda irrelevant.....and plus you would have to pay extra money for a bigger battery with the galaxy.....

Only thing they really got over the maxx is features and camera

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:40 1

14. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

There's no "Pity" word in competition..

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:41 6

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

Wooo.. iPhone 5 is irrelevant? Definitely!!

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:03

17. TechBuddha (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

Google : Motorola :: Samsung : Tizen

Bring on Tizen, Samsung!

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:13 3

18. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Lol, very clever ad by Moto :)
Such a shame their UI and features are far behind Samsung's.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:22 4

19. wendygarett (unregistered)

What do you mean... Moto are more stock android feel compare to other tho...

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 05:59 2

24. MeoCao (unregistered)

Haha, you surprised me with your knowledge about tech.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 12:02 1

36. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Well since you've been on Android forums lately, you should know that stock Android lacks a lot of thing, right?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:22 1

20. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Yeah, It's funny how all these ads have almost no standing at all.

If Samsung were the one shooting Moto, there would be a hell lot more bullets, starting with the Razr HD being plagued by first world problem (All Samsung's "Smart features") to non-removable battery. And if they were to put comments by popular Tech Reporters, the S3 has way more reviews saying the S3 feels more natural in hand despite being huge.

Besides, the whole fiber backing thing can be on the S3 too, just buy another cover lol.


Nice try Moto, try harder...

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 10:25

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Wow, someone is a little butthurt.

Truth is, apart from the size of the microSd card support, screen size, and camera quality, there is nothing that Samsung really has over the Razr line.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 12:15

37. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Naw, I'm just saying...I don't support bashing ads much, even Samsung's "It doesn't take a genius" ad, even if it's mostly true. But this? There's just so many things wrong with it.

For example, Battery having 20% more juice, doesn't mean it last longer (which explains the ** on the statement). It's all about how you use the phone.

Second, the backing, the S3's is a polycarbonate backing, not plain plastic. And the Razr HD has a removable back too, so what difference does it make if water spills? It can still get into the phone.

Finally, that Innovative design point, is totally personal preference, and tech websites say almost the same thing for all phones, the iPhone, the OneX, the S3, the Xperia S. The Razr is probably another one in this list, it's nothing special to go writing about.

Overall, I just prefer it if companies promote what is special about their phones, not what their competitors suck at. Example, Nokia's Carl Zeiss lens, Samsung's Smart features, HTC's Beats, etc.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 14:34

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

okay, now you're just nitpicking.

the point is it has the capacity to last longer than the SIII under the same amount of usage, they have the same display and the same processor therefore someone that goes from an SIII to a Razr HD and uses the same screen brightness and everything will get a 20% increase in the longevity of their smartphone usage, more than that if they use Smartactions.

Motorola devices have their internal circuit boards covered in the water resistant nano-coating as well. i used to dip my Droid Razr into a Lake just to show it off to my friends. i never had any issues with it.

what you need to do is hold on to one of these. i think the Razr HD series' build quality and design is so far beyond the SIII's and if you get an SIII you have to get a case for it, it's imperative if you don't want to take a chance with breaking you phone if you drop it once real good on something hard because you will break it if that happens and on the other hand phone cases wish they were as tough as the Razr HD.

the new Motorola gives more emphasis on battery life with their products because Google and Motorola realize that's what's important in the industry now. if Samsung had put their phone next to a Motorola and started comparing Camera features they'd be doing the same thing. the fact of the matter is the things Motorola talks about are things that are special about their devices it's just this particular time they're rubbing it in to Samsung.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 05:16

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

I see what you doing there Google/Moto/Samsung, promoting Android without making any reference to the (I would rather not say)!!!

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