The Onion: Samsung Galaxy S5 squares off against the new iPhone 6 Plus

The Onion: Samsung Galaxy S5 squares off against the new iPhone 6 Plus
It is a battle the flagships, and just like we have seen in court over the years, Apple and Samsung face off in the market their new wares.

In one corner, Apple’s new (one of two new smartphones for the year) iPhone 6 Plus. In the other corner, Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S5 (one of 30 new devices this year and counting). In the middle, a feature comparison that only The Onion could pull off.

Imagine a combination of a narrative as delivered by Sir Jony Ive, with the slow, melodious music building to a triumphant finale as we explore the true meaning behind the design, signature features, even the “case” for each device, and a Samsung "Next Big Thing" style commercial.

It is just that time of year, such as the holidays, April Fool's Day, and the like, Apple's annual iPhone announcement sucks most of the oxygen out of the room.  Of course, we are sure that those of you without a sense of humor will find something to be offended about. In fact, even those will a sense of humor, but a fan of one platform over the other will probably find something else to chime-in about. Go ahead, we made popcorn.

source: The Onion



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2392; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I didn't find this funny in the slightest. If they were mocking both devices, they could have done it in a more object matter and less of a biased one.

6. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

oh come on! So what? They're biased, it's funny, and you still know your phone is the best one

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Yes Samsung will you can it with a stylus already?

41. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If "WE" as commenters would have written such non-sense, we would be banned for sure... Just the language alone, @sshole and other foolish words are enough to get ya 7 days. O.o

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

i dont get it, screen yes no

29. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Colors maybe?

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah mee too... My first impression was "WTF..??". Screen "yes","no"??? Wtf??

22. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I agree. It wasn't really that funny and it was biased towards apple.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop being such a baby dude.

38. mcoomes

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

The Onion can learn from this. Don't do humor in the tech arena. Too many uptight people.

44. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It's the Onion - it's supposed to be satirical LOL

52. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Lighten up, Francis. You want your mocking to be [objective] and unbiased? I'm guessing sarcasm is also lost on you.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol 8 mystery holes, and jobs says they don't sell pornographic, pftt

4. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014


42. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Funny how the truth comes out when you least expect it. lol

3. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Put the onion away, I'll cry

5. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Lol, loved it... I guess I'm a Technology-Conscious Prick :D

50. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's actually pretty accurate description for me. I laughed so hard when I read that. Though to be honest, I'm not a fan of Apple or Samsung phones. Though if I had to choose, I'd go Samsung.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

What if I'm impressed by neither? Who am I then?

8. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Positive Consumer.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Positive consumer. Normal person. Normal consumer. Not a sheep. Good taste. Smart consumer. *Attention: The word "sheep" isn't meant to be offending anyone, it's for explaining purposes. Any deletions or moderations to the comment and the bans to the user must have a clear and honest elaboration from the moderator itself of why the comment is deleted or moderated and why the user is banned. This is for respecting the user on the website.

10. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

LOL when I saw 8 mystery holes !!!! LMAO!!

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL...they're bashing both phones, but the iPhone 6 is the one that got bashed the most.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2392; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Really? I interpreted it as the S5 getting bashed for not being an iPhone or using iPhone accessories.

46. alouden unregistered

I found it hilarious. I thought they bashed both phones.

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

This was funny. The first one was a subtle knock against Apple too, the attitude that when Samsung does the big design it's hideous, but when Apple does it it's somehow magical and awesome, despite being very similar.

17. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I like the last part.....are they necessary?...NO. Will ppl buy it like its their bread & butter? YES

18. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Compare it with a Note-4 and I am sure it will kick iPhone's ass.

30. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

We all know that "Android users" !

19. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Note 4 is have so much technology that is useless

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