New Samsung Galaxy S5 ad suggests iPhone users are "wall huggers"

New Samsung Galaxy S5 ad suggests iPhone users are
Samsung released quite a few Galaxy S5 ads until now, but the latest is the only one that directly tries to make fun of iPhone users. How’s that? Well, Samsung has imagined a somewhat apocalyptic scenario where all iPhone users are constrained to live “around power outlets” and "near the recycling bins" in order to keep their batteries alive throughout the day. In contrast, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners are perfectly fine - thanks to the smartphone’s Ultra Power saving mode, as well as the fact that its battery is interchangeable. Even without these features, our own tests show that the Galaxy S5 offers a great battery life - the best among flagship smartphones.

At the end of the new ad (which is embedded below), Samsung advises iPhone users to stop being “wall huggers”, because they can now get an S5.

Of course, it's a bit unfair to pit the Galaxy S5 against any iPhone, because Apple has yet to introduce this year's new models, which will most probably offer a significantly improved battery life. 

Back in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen also called iPhone users wall huggers. Is this becoming a trend, or what?



source: Samsung

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  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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97 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iPosers don't care, aslong it has an iFruit "Embelem" logo on it. Lmao, sitting near dustbins and charging thier iToy. Wth. No wonder all dustbin users own an iPhone.

18. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

That's only your view...had the iPhone users loved Apple logo that much, this ad wouldn't have existed.... this ad isn't meant to entertain trolls and fanboys, they are trying to convince some of the iPhone users to buy the galaxy s5. ...And all dustbin owners own an iPhone?

23. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

love it :)

75. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Even ipad and iPod touch are the same. Battery problems.

48. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

S5 battery life is awesome, If s5 gets Android L update then Battery will improve again by a good margin...i see no chance for iphone 6

54. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

but the android L is for all android devices, if the iphone user wants to try android, he/she will also think of the other android phones. there are a lot of android flagships being released all the time.

95. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

other android phone? how? LG latest g3 couldnt beat 5 month old s5 with 200mah more battery. Htc coundnt .

96. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

There is some time for the release of the new iPhone... we may get to see some phones with good battery lives in the future. Most of the users will look for a phone with good battery life, they don't look for the phone that has topped the charts. The galaxy s5 battery life maybe a little better but users will also think about the phones with more ram newer processors and better screen resolutions. I wish people had taken battery life more seriously, then we would have had phones with much better battery lives by now...way better than the s5 or the others.

97. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

s5 battery life maybe a little better? come on man. s5 has tablet category battery life, ultra power saving gives you 2 weeks battery life. iphone cant beat that.,, ,why the hell people would purchase a battery extension case for 700$ iphone???? are u kidding???

98. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Now that's what the iPhone users are already doing, they are buying cases instead of the s5...the ultra power saving mode, unlike the battery extension cases, limits the features to extend the battery life which is not something that is useful everyday. I love phones with longer battery life, my nexus 5 doesn't give me enough of it and i wish it had a removable battery but I am talking about the typical iPhone users since this ad is for them.

56. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

if the battery life isn't good, the user can purchase a battery extension case

49. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They're not "trying" anymore. People are convinced when they do finally make the switch to Galaxy.

55. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

they are still "trying", if people are already convinced, then why is Samsung spending money on these ads?

84. lohis

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Wont buy samsung lool why should i???? Even tje nexus five is better or the huawei with kirin 920 and it has better battery life than samsung XD

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not true at all.

46. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

tbh iphones goes through a day quite good, i'm a bit of a wallhugger with my Z1 since its battery feels like its 1500mah or something.. Don't get me wrong i can go from 100% to 25% in 8 hours, but its still really bad for a phone with a 3000mah battery. My old S3 held up about 1-2 days.. aswell as my 4s held atleast a full day. Can't wait until IFA, need a new phone xD

68. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

dude that was with previous update try the last one it improves the battery a lot and fix the problem of google play store ;)

82. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I know the latest uppdate helpedn in bettery, not by a huge margain but about 15-20% Its still pretty bad. I never har problems with the playstore only with the darn keyboard since it tends to F*ck up sometimes and i have to turn the screen off and wait 10sec+ before i can write again. The z1 is nice overall but i still consider battery top priority.

79. mhiharisz1

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Due respect; I'm using Z1 more than 9months and yes I admit; there was a problem in software which cause the battery draining. But with the latest update.............It's awesome. Please don't compare those toy apple phones with Xperia Z1 pls.

83. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Exactly one working day!

38. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

battery is not that bad its just an advertisement man. And yah the price at which apple sell these things those dustbins better be made of platinum ...lol

61. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yep I remember when I was at the airport last month. i saw SOOO MANY iphone wall huggers charging their iPhone while my XPERIA Z1 Android still have plentiful of power for my flight to florida still at 80% that is. Best ad ever since the orignal GS III ad launch.

70. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahahahahha Sammy nailed it :p

80. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iDustbin, coming soon for blind naive iFans

89. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

"Back in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen also called iPhone users wall huggers. Is this becoming a trend, or what?"... No its not becoming a trend, its a reality

2. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Lol, I needed a good laugh. +1 Sammy.

63. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hopefully when the GALAXY F/NOTE IV launch we see more ads like these again

4. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

They are farting, the international version of Galaxy S5 is worse than the iphone.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Hey Sammy good look on marketing the new iphone coming out lol! As far as battery life, Android fanboys be sitting right next to me at the airport with their phones plugged in lol! Good luck with that message.

50. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Let's be real here. You meant next to you at the bus stop.

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