Samsung debuts "It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy" TV ad, showcases a feature that no iPhone has

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Shortly after Apple announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung debuted a new TV ad which showcases one feature that Apple's latest handsets do not offer (and no iPhone ever did).

The tagline of Samsung's new TV commercial is "It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy" - which sounds like some sort of reply to Apple's "if it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" tagline. In fact, the commercial itself is showing an iPhone 6 Plus for a couple of brief moments, only to underline the fact that it does not support wireless charging. At the same time, Samsung is reminding us that the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, both featuring heavily in the commercial, offer wireless charging capabilities by default.

As you may know, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are already available to buy, while Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available to pre-order later this week, on September 12.

Would you buy a new Samsung Galaxy instead of a new iPhone just because the latter doesn't feature wireless charging capabilities?



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1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This just may be one of the greatest ads Samsung has ever made lol.

3. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Samsung needs to quit poking fun and focus on Samsung. 1. Where is the micro sd? 2. Removable battery? 3. Sizable battery? 4. Touchwiz optimization? Samsung needs to get it together before making fun of others. They are the reason I opted for a Moto X pure instead of a note 5.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1. I rather take blazing fast flash speeds over Micro SD any day 2. I'd be fine with quick charge 3. Battery life in the Note 5/ Edge+ is excellent 4. TouchWiz is completely different from the TW three years ago Samsung is still #1 in phone sales so they're doing something right.

11. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

1) Thats what iPhone users been saying for years.. about time android users begin to realise just how out to date Micro SD are too, on a modern smart phone, in a ever more connected world. 2)Even without quick charge, with battery saving mode and new battery technology, your not going to need a second battery to carry around. 3) Downsize a battery can be done while increasing the life of the phone..the Note and now the iPhone are being attacked because android users fail to understand more doesn't equal better. 4)TouchWiz is TouchWiz Samsung is still losing profits and struggling holding on to their dominates and market share (Look at china), its obviously that what samsung has been doing isn't working.

31. snissa4

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

what you say about "more isnt always better" makes some what sense in the sense that they are able to achieve the same or slightly better battery life with smaller batteries. However these phones are aiming for barely a day with moderate to slightly above avg use. I would rather have samsung add a couple mm to my phone and make my battery life last for 2-3 days with a bigger battery with the same optimizations. I dont understand why they feel they need to just aim for the 1 day mark :/. I'd really like the freedom of not worrying about an outlet for days at a time if needed. Ideally 2 days is the point for me because lets say i unplug at 8am and I need my phone all night and i wont have access to a charger for the whole day/that night. Thats a fairly common occurrence for me.

80. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The problem is that you are in a minority, the majority of people are use too and very happy to charge their phones daily when they go to bed.. Why waste money pushing battery life when people are okay with a battery lasting one day?

56. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

actually iphone users never used that excuse, there were no UFS back then and the vast majority of iphone users didn't have a clue about tech and internals so even if it was there they wont use it as an excuse, PLUS, at that time eMMC speeds wouldn't be affected that much if a microSD card slot was in the phone because they were already slow (I mean the eMMCs)

79. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The vast majority of iphone and android users still have no clue about tech, spec and internals.. the majority of smartphone consumers in the world are not tech savy and honestly they don't care about tech, spec and internals its the experience they are looking for.

86. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i would agree if you mean in these days,, yup both platform vast majority users don't have a clue about tech,, but in the first place you said "Thats what iPhone users been saying for years", well back then most android users were like me and you who follow tech and android wasn't popular until the s3 came out , but iphones oh god everyone was buying that phone thats why even at that time you would find most of them don't know whats going on inside the phone ..

15. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung's profits have fallen for 7 consecutive quarters, so they are not "doing something right."

22. TerryTerius unregistered

Samsung's profits are falling for the same reason that virtually every other major Android manufacture on the planet is having an issue. And that is a combination of market saturation and downward pressure. People never look at things in context smh. Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, all of them have been hit very hard while Motorola is basically flat.

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

samsung could stop makeing phones today and that would not hurt them if you nothing about samsung do your youtube research and see how global and big they are truly the company to match and followhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Afpey7Eldo

52. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I am totally agree with him. I am not impressed with the current philosphy of Samsung, thats why I also opted not to go with samsung this year. Although there is no other better choice bcoz of sd810 and 808. I did purchase Galaxy S6 Edge for my sister as a birthday gift bcoz there is no other beautiful phone than S6 Edge. But for myself, I am not into design that much. Samsung should stop pocking fun at iphones. Everyone know very well that iphone is not about features. iphones are all about brand image and it has a pretty damn brand image. No one can out sell it. If we will compare iphone with any other phone feature by feature then iphone will surely loose with a huge margin. But it doesnt matter and Samsung should stop its failed attempts to tell ppl about it

81. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The iPhone isnt all about brand.. It has the largest single core processing benchmark scoring, gaming wise its still has good as NOTE 5, in every way it is alway in the top 3 most fastest and powerful phones..

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

So you chose a worse phone(in your opinion) over a better one because you don't like a company. You know what a hater does? Exactly.

13. daxzilla95

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Why you want a removable battery if it sealed with glass like you wish..when it come with plastic you said it cheap phone..

18. iushnt

Posts: 3067; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They always have something against Samsung like some always have something against iPhone..

35. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Can people respecting others choice? personally i think it woudn't happen here lol...

23. TerryTerius unregistered

Meizu and LG are the only two sizable manufacturers on earth that still have removable batteries in their flagships, not sure why you're levying that against Samsung in particular. The Note 5 and Galaxy Edge+ have stellar battery life. Significantly better than many phones that actually have larger battery than them. And that is both because of their hardware and Samsung's optimizations.

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

gs7 son

39. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

1. microSD and eMMC uses a parallel interface, whereas UFS uses a serial data interface. microSD and eMMC can be mixed and run by same Controller, you can't mix microSD with UFS. These eMMC and SDcards are mostly half-duplex. You can either read or write, but not at same time. UFS is full-duplex, it has dedicated channels to read and write simultaneously. You need a seperate controller and mechanism to contral microSD if you have UFS. That means more complexity in design and firmware. 2. Moto X also doesn't have removeable battery 3. Moto X also have same 3000mAh battery 4. Optimization of what? If Moto was optimized, why Samsung phones have better betterylife?

53. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The problem with all that is Android is designed not to allow moving apps to SD and phone manufacturers have to recode to allow that to work, so if they include an SD slot that only works with media etc as if it was an OTG flash drive connected then compatibly issues mean nothing. But the reality is removing upgradability is more about creating planned obsolescence to shorten the life of the phones meaning people are forced to buy a whole new phone after maybe 1 year if their memory isn't enough instead of keeping for could be 2 to 5 years with a cheap micro SD and easily replaceable battery.

55. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Have you ever use a note5? If not stop talking. The note5 is blazing fast with zero lag, and the battery life is better that my note4. I don't miss micro SD card and removable batteries, 64gb is fine by me.

58. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

No one said it isn't fast. The point is it's much better to have a micro SD to keep all your media, backups and whatever on to leave the internal memory for the apps because that way wouldn't even slightly affect the speed of the phone and don't have to rely on cloud services or have to start deleting stuff like a freaking iPhone user.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Sizable battery? Its 3000mah and last longer than many phones that have a larger physical battery. Those phones have bigger batteries because they have poor power management. There are phones with 4000MAH batteries that dont last as long as the S6 Edge+. microSD? Samsung still makes a phone with such. Same for removable batteries on phones that have terrible battery life. Obviously you havent used any Samsung devices since the Note 4. TW has been optimized on all the latest awesome Galaxy devices. You're just a trolling moron

89. GeoDashPoke

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

The S6 made me switch from calling it Samsung to Samsuck/Assmung..

2. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

I love samsung technology and their products but the BS they doing right now they need to stop stop worried about apple and worry more about what their customers wants

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

.... Funny how Samsung needs to pay attention on itself but when the S5 was announced and everyone was poking fun at the Bandaid S5, it was okay. This site amazes me everyday.

59. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

Um everyone screamed at plastic outer shell despite the fact that inner shell was based on metal and guess what happened to the outer design? Yup they went with this metal/glass as a counter to the criticism It's not the apple rather consumers, reviewers, etc writing about cheap plastic, cheap plastic, cheap plastic

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Should've shown more features that the iPhone doesn't have instead of just placing a phone on a wireless pad over and over for 30 seconds.

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