Samsung Galaxy S5 takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone more than viral and has now burnt out to the point where it's getting altered and derailed. We saw Charlie Sheen pour a bucket of cash on his head ($10,000, to be exact) and we saw Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl play a whole mini-movie out of the thing, acting like a prom-queen (yeah...) who's getting “pranked” by fellow band members. Back here in the tech-world, Samsung is first to create an alternative entry in the campaign, while showcasing the Galaxy S5's water-resistance along with it.

The video is nothing flashy – the phone presents itself, talking with its S Voice, then a stream of icy water spills over it from off-screen. The phone notes that it's freezing (ha-ha) and nominates three of its flagship rivals – the iPhone 5S, HTC One (M8), and the Nokia Lumia 930. Obviously, this is an attempt of a tongue-in-cheek jab at the competitors' lack of waterproofing, though we can't say we find it to be in particularly good taste.



source: Samsung

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I see what you did there.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

now lets see what apple will do? probably will hide itself

18. stealthd unregistered

They weren't hiding when they were legitimately participating in the challenge, instead of just using the hype for marketing like Samsung is here.

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

so do you mean they will hide their phones?? :p

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do They need to do it? Tim Cook just did it last week.

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

its just a challenge.. if they have a courage to do it again... well, its upto them

39. sgodsell

Posts: 6712; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can't be that much of an idiot. Phones not people. Lets see the iPhone, 930, and HTC One M8 take the ice bucket challenge.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Can't nominate Xperia Flagships...

3. paul.k

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Our thoughts, as well

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They're chickening out since the z2 can last longer on the challenge

13. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Next Nokia after releasing their 1020 Successor ll call Samsung for a Camera challenge... I am waiting to see what u r gonna say to that Samsung....

40. sgodsell

Posts: 6712; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

16mp is not as good as the 41mp for stills, but the isocell is much faster and can take 4k video. Not to mention take super slow motion videos at up to 240 fps. That's right the 1020 can't do any of those things. The 1020 is slow at capturing pictures. So bring on the challenge.

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

mega pixel count is nothing in terms of quality... 41mp or 16mp, both can be equal in quality except when you zoom in... by way who zoom in in norrmal scenareos?

49. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No matter when I take a picture but I always zoom in to it to see more detail about the thing I took the picture of. I want to see mooore.

17. Airforceflyer3

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

U can only nominate 3

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

As much as I'd like to agree they didn't pick the Z2 because it's waterproof, I'm sure it's more because the iPhone is their No.1 non-android competitor, m8 is their No.1 Android competitor and Lumia Whateverwhogivesacrap is their No.1 WP competitor.

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

now that make sense

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Me and some mates did the cancer ice bucket challenge a few months back One of my mates did his with his Z1 C in his pocket

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Better if htc challenges it with the butterfly 2 rather than an m8

35. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The J Butterfly 2 you mean.

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Did Samsung also make a donation?

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung donated to the UK's MND Associationhttp://t.co/3mYFgTZApo

7. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Undoubtedly Samsung has the best marketing team. :D Maybe one day they'll realize they should also have best design team.

19. stealthd unregistered

"The best marketing team" would realize that taking advantage of a popular charity to market your products is really tacky.

22. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Not if Samsung donated, this is the whole point of this stupid challenge anyway.

24. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

As long as they are helping spread awareness, in my eyes they are doing alright

30. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I'm sure stealthd never had any problems with apple's product RED lines.

38. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO looks too much like an ad, they could of handled it better E.g. have their CEO do the challenge with the S5 in his pocket, after the challenge he pulls out his wet S5 and use S-Voice/Google Now to donate to charity using text donate

8. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I don't think Samsung understands that nobody uses S-Voice, Google Now is 100 times better

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