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

Samsung wants to show the world that its Galaxy S5 flagship has an impressive battery, and it advises iPhone users to try it...
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6. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

I consider the gs5 to be a huge disappointment. Basically Samsung is becoming even more repetitive than apple and hasn't brought anything new to the market for quite a long time. Their tablets are lagy and ugly, their phones are boring and made of low quality materials. If apple is really making a 4,7 inch iPhone and if LG keeps making great phones like the G3 I think Samsung will be finished.

8. wilsong17 unregistered

Really sound to me you are a hater tell me again why are they number 1. Just because you don't like Samsung product don't gotta hate


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

they aren't number 1 actually

77. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

what you talking about??

14. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

I read somewhere that Samsung just fired their chief of design because the gs5 isn't selling as expected,

45. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Actually they are selling well. The galaxy s5 is already at 9% marketshare.

76. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Read it again. He was actually promoted

40. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Same thing happened with HTC a while back , they were making great devices up until desire and people were buying all their phones but then they started to make phones like sensation and amaze they sold them because of the momentum they had . soon people stopped buying their phones and started buying samsung ( s2 was the turning point ) , but now samething is happening with samsung momentum is with them but soon people will stop and realise that they have better options . great advertisement though .

51. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

They are good but no better than alot of other flagships. Their succes comes from pumping enormous amounts of money into advertrising and marketing

65. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

wait for the GALAXY F PRIME

7. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Unfair? Remember that when you compare the new iPhones to the then 6 month old Galaxy S5! It does go both ways. Anyway, both Samsung and Apple are making billions off of consumers. Not sure any comparison is unfair for either. I am sure they are both crying all the way to the bank.

52. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

compare with s4, still s4 wins

9. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

This is not marketing, this is pure truth. I use an iPhone 5 and am always charging my iPhone. The truth doesn't hurt unless you are stubborn funboy who won't admit the wicknesses of your smartphone. S5 has way better battery life than the iPhone. A little home screen lag is years better than a short battery life period! One more thing, phonearena, please optimize your site for safari. Writing a comment with my iPhone is as painful as the size of the screen.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Safari is not welcomed and liked by PhoneArena. Everything on iPhone is painfull. So buy a Android phone.

44. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The most painfull thing I ever encountered on an iPhone is responding to idiotic comments. Pretty simple huh ?

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post

74. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Then stop responding to idiotic comments ;)

93. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

I really don't think you have an iPhone though i agree that battery on iPhones have become worse after ios7.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

smh lol.... Samsung is desperate.

12. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"our own tests show that the Galaxy S5 offers a great battery life - the best among flagship smartphones" Really? You might want to change that :)

72. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why? Would you prefer they lie?

87. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I thought the Sony Xperia Z2 is the best among flagship smartphones - battery wise? And no, I don't want them to lie, that is why I made the comment :)

13. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

It is silly anyway, but because of mophie cases, external power bricks. Sure a bigger and interchangeable battery is easier, but they have options.

15. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Just get a slim External Battery Pack, not that hard.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As I write this, my 5s is at 72%, and came off the charger at 3am. It's all in how you use it, and manage power.

29. wilsong17 unregistered

my galaxy note 3 i at 85 percent since 2am also im listening to music since i woke up via bluetooth

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

you get better battery life than me on my note 3, even with nothing running i dont last a full day while browsing and media playing. At least not like yours at 85%. I get out of the house at 5am, and by 7pm i get the time to charge symbol.

53. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Galaxy S5 here and I unplug around 6am, re-plug at 11pm with usually around 50-60% battery left. I probably stream music via bluetooth 3 hours a day and read Pulse for an hour or two a day. Not sure if that is better than Note 3 or not, but it's good for me. Cant imagine a Note 3 not lasting a full day... my Note 2 lasted almost two full days. Maybe an app is eating up juice in the background? I always disable any unwanted apps...

91. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I use it alot though. It does last longer than my other phones. My 925 only gets me to 2pm with the same usage vs 7pm or 9pm at times. Then again my 925 has surprised me especially in battery saver mode.

81. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I get two days with my note 3, but 3-5 days with my M8 (I have pics to prove it), but I mostly call and text with the M8. Funny, use it like a feature phone, get feature phone battery life.

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