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Samsung's "It doesn't take a genius" ad parodied by Apple iPhone supporters

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:20

Samsung's new ad comparing the features on its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III with those on the Apple iPhone 5 has touched a chord among Apple iPhone fans who have responded with some parodies of the Samsung ad...

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posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:02

27. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

What was demoed in the presentation? How did you edit the comment though?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:53 2

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

trying to mimic Google maps features with a flashy name like retina to make it sound like new stuff

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:31 6

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

so those who made the parodies are not really knowledgeable about s3 and even their own iPhone 5. :))

quad core CPU? wow, did samsung missed that out?
720p front facing camera. Yup because apple have a 1.3 MP front facng camera while s3 has 1.9.
iMessage? ChatOn
Panorama? HAHA
Passbook? Does it really have one? o_O

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:32 2

8. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

First one on the left is total biased, most of that iP5 features are available on SGS3, try again iFanboy :D !

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:34 3

9. e.wvu (unregistered)

Well they forgot that out of 700,000 of those apps, 250,000 apps are for the iPad. Idiots.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 16:38 1

112. nwright94 (unregistered)

The iPad app number is a stand alone number, not subtracted from the 700k.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:35 3

11. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Still would take a more functional phone over the iPhone ... function over form.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:23 1

38. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I second that. The iPhone just isn't as functional enough for me. I like having widgets to give me information or to toggle setting without having to open an app to do that.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:23

145. fuckandroid (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)

Can you please suggest any functionality that can really be added to iphone ? Do you need it to give a coffee or massage ?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:36 4

12. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Many fanboys think that the every function they have on their ic@ps is the only one/invented by Apple=))=)) Even Panorama=))=))

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:03 14

29. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I was at a wedding and did a panorama globe sweep (Photosynth) with my Lumia 900. Three iphoners (and someone toting an old RAZR flip phone) asked me what camera I was using, and were floored when I told them that the pretty blue device in my hand was a Lumia 900, and if they liked it they should wait for a 920. Of the iphoners, one declined though commented on how they liked the screen size, one said he would return his iphone5 preorder, and the last said she had no idea phones could do that, and referenced the Sony camera that could do panorama sweeps from a few years ago (apparently there was an ad with some pop starlet for it?) and asked if she could play with it. I let her, and she was genuinely impressed. She was even more impressed when she accidentally dropped ot mid-turn, and when it hit the marble floor it didn't take any damage. She showed me her iphone4 with a shattered back and dented & scratched metal band (she had it in a case now) and described that it had taken a fall from similar height which caused the damage. During this conversation my wife came over and demonstrated the camera capabilities of her HTC Sensation. The girl hadn't realized how many other choices there were, and had just bought an iphone4 because she wasn't aware of other phones being able to message and browse the web. Ugh.

TL;DR: real iphoners, when presented with an actual competitor product and not speaking from their mom's basement, are able to see its grave inferiorities and deficiencies

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:56

55. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Great post - when people see what other phones can do - why buy an iphone?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 14:29

100. LionStone (Posts: 852; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

When there is no limit to what Droid gets...there is no limit to what Droid Does!! :-) Fact.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:31

70. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Green thumb to you!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:25

146. fuckandroid (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)

Maybe you are right my frendoid, but remember that everything nowday smartphones have were invented by apple. Keep that in mind and spend your time on something more important.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:39 4

13. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

People may consider the Samsung advert a little unprofessional as they knew it'd cause this sort of reaction, but at least they only printed facts and didn't blatantly lie.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:01 2

26. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

It may be unprofessional, but I think Samsung has every reason to stick it to Apple for what they have been put through. Besides, it's not uncommon to see rival companies use these kinds of ads and publicity to put down the other guy. It's called competition, something that Apple apparently doesn't know about. Their idea of competition involves lawsuits and claiming unoriginal technology as their own, with every court victory being another slap in the face of technology evolution. Apple is doing nothing new with this iPhone that hasn't already been done by other manufacturers.

As for the parody ad, it is indeed a joke. Most of those features (video chat, panoramic camera, free OS updates,,,seriously?) are on every other big smartphone out there, so obviously this is a pathetic attempt to put down the superior GSIII. If this is an idea of what the average intelligence of iPhone users is, I really do pity the future...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:04 1

59. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

it really isnt unncommon for rivals to do what samsung did, because even politics do these things when running for president....and like timtimity said above, at least samsung didnt lie they only stated facts!

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:41 3

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

lol fail parody they should do better than that

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:43 11

15. abdane (Posts: 495; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Quad-Core CPU: its dual core!
720p front screen camera: GS3 also 720p front camera.
iCloud: Google Cloud.
Shared Photo Stream: AllShare Play
Panorama : There is Panorama on GS3, the nokia 5800 xpress music had it way back then !
700,000 apps: 250,000 are for iPad, which makes it 450,000 for iphones Vs 650,000 apps on android ( Phones )
Passbook: Google Wallet.
Free OS Updates Annually: Free Open Source OS, Freedom, until now have latest updates, IF it didnt, just root it ;)
Facetime: Video Call ?
All-New Maps with FlyOver: Google Maps have it, and it also have street view ;)
Airplay: AllShare Cast.
Sleek And Durable Aluminum Back: You can buy and replace your cover with an Aluminum one from Ebay with just $7.
Game Center: Game Hub, for Samsung phones, and rumors say Google may launch its own game center.
iMessage: ChatON, Whatsapp, Viber, etc...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:56 4

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

don't forget Google talk or messenger with G+

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:49

17. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

iphone is taller nuff said

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:33

71. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I seriously hope you were just trolling and not being serious.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:28

115. Aeires (unregistered)



posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:58 2

22. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

So samsung is better
Thanks alan f

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:00 4

24. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


look how many iSheeps voted this poll

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:04 2

30. redmd (Posts: 1372; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Quad core? ! don't you think Apple will have had hyped that out if that were true?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:05 3

31. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Cheap plastic? Drop test anyone?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:19

34. nokianalltheway (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

bitch please...
lumia 920 will smoke both of you out....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:21 3

35. Savage (unregistered)

This will actually spawn a war now. As if there isn't enough already.

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