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  (Source: Samsung Mobile USA)
Samsung hits comedy gold... again

Samsung knows a good thing when it sees it. The company struck gold with its TV commercials mocking iPhone users late last year. The commercials depicted rabid Apple fans that wait in long lines to snap up the latest iteration of the iPhone.
 
Over the weekend, Samsung upped the ante with a print ad that directly went after Apple's new iPhone 5.
 
And now, Samsung is ready for a second round of "Apple Mockery" TV advertising. If the first commercials were amusing to you, this one is sure to tickle your funny bone as well. 

Here are some choice quotes:

"They're saying this phone is going to be like a precious jewel"
"All I'm saying is they should have a priority line for people that have waited 5 times"

 

Source: Samsung Mobile USA



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RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 4:31:35 PM , Rating: 5
"when you've got nothing to say"

I agree about the tap thing, not a big deal at all, but "Nothing to say"?

Android advantages
- Larger Screens
- Higher resolution screens
- Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
- Better OS
- Better UI
- Prettier OS
- NFC
- Flexibility in OS (Tons of Custom ROM's, etc)
- Flexibility in hardware (qwerty models, removable batteries, larger models, smaller models, high end models, mid range models, cheap models)
- Micro SD card
- Micro USB (Like every other phone made by every other manufacturer on planet Earth for hte past for years, except of course, Apple)
- Plug and play as a flash drive to copy files (FFS Apple, its 2012, why cant you plug in an iPhone to any PC and copy files directly to it?)

That is a hell of a lot of nothing.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 4:32:39 PM , Rating: 3
I should add... "Not being a complete lemming... Priceless"


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Nortel on 9/19/12, Rating: 0
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 4:59:16 PM , Rating: 2
I am not sure what you mean. IT's a GS3 commercial, of course hey have Gs3's... In reality, Android is activating 1.3 million a day and climbing, GS3 is a small portion of that#. Apple tools are being mocked because they are so easily mockable, for the exact things that commercial makes fun of.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By msheredy on 9/19/2012 5:59:14 PM , Rating: 1
No need to ask, I do it all the time LOL! And they call us sheep, I guess it takes one to know one.

Preparing for my post to be downrated because it's true.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By msheredy on 9/20/2012 12:42:18 PM , Rating: 2
I rest my case.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Uncle on 9/19/2012 7:37:06 PM , Rating: 2
" Every single person who bashes the iPhone owns" Nope I use a different Samsung.


By SoCalBoomer on 9/21/2012 1:09:07 PM , Rating: 2
and I use an HTC . . . go figure.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Camikazi on 9/19/2012 7:57:20 PM , Rating: 2
I own a DROID Bionic and I don't like and I guess I do "bash" the iPhone so I guess you are wrong.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Targon on 9/19/2012 10:06:40 PM , Rating: 2
The GS3 doesn't draw people in "because it is a GS3" in the way people buy an iPhone because they think it is "hip". The GS3 really IS a great device, while EVERYONE pretty much agrees that the iPhone 5 is only somewhat better than the iPhone 4s with questionable advantages over the top end Android phones.

I am not saying the iPhone 5 isn't a good device, but is it AMAZING compared to the Galaxy S3? If it isn't heads and shoulders BETTER, than sales numbers are more about hype at this point, or they would be closer to the Galaxy S3. Note that Samsung is working to generate more hype to get people who are prone to purchase due to hype to go that way, but it is NOT the current driving force.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Rukkian on 9/20/2012 10:30:25 AM , Rating: 2
I guess I must not be laughing (guess I will have to remember that next time I feel like laughing) as I do not have a GS3 since my GNEX is servering me plenty well.


By michael2k on 9/19/2012 5:15:27 PM , Rating: 2
Ironic, in a hipster way. Your need to be unique and individual means you have to be different, just like everyone else?

The iPhone is the Camry or Accord of smartphones, and Samsung's attempt at portraying iPhone owners as hipsters won't change the fact that the iPhone is boring, reliable, and well supported, nor it's appeal to people for that reason.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By msheredy on 9/19/2012 5:45:12 PM , Rating: 2
The funny thing is that whether or not you admit it, you're one in the same.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By hartleyb on 9/19/2012 4:44:11 PM , Rating: 2
I still haven't seen a android phone sell 2 million phones is less then a couple of hours!!! Each phones hardware and OS match a certain customer. Apple has a loyal following for a reason! For me it's ease of use..my wife has gone through 3 android phones and 1 repair since I bought my Iphone 4 so there is something to be said for quality. There are things I like about Android that you cover in you post that I wish Apple would adopt, but once again I come back to the user experience, and for me is much better on the Iphone.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 4:47:17 PM , Rating: 2
"Each phones hardware and OS match a certain customer."

And that, in a nutshell is Androids advantage and exactly why it outsells the iPhone by a factor of 4 to 1. You can get what you want, qwerty kb, removable battery, large screen, HUGE screen, low end, high end and everything in between.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By stm1185 on 9/19/2012 4:51:05 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
- Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
-

Oh really?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6022/samsung-galaxy-...

Apple uses a much smaller battery and gets better battery life in several important usage scenarios. Like web browsing.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 4:55:42 PM , Rating: 3
And significantly less in talk time, standby and hotspot. That would be 3 to 1 and I call that better. Also, keep in mind that browsing is done on a larger screen with higher res.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By kmmatney on 9/19/2012 8:11:19 PM , Rating: 2
Standby? I haven't seen the SGIII, but just about every Android phone I come in contact has crappy standby. At my company most people have iPhones, while some opted for Android phones. The Android always need to be charged more often. My co-corker finally gabe up and just got an iPhone, as there were too many times he'd pick his phone up and fund it dead. I can go several days without charging my 4S.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 8:13:40 PM , Rating: 2
"I haven't seen the SGIII, but just about every Android phone I come in contact has crappy standby"

Android 2.xx sucked at alot of things. Enter 2012 and Android 4.1. It has not only caught up but surpassed IOS on almost every front. You need to update yourself on todays phones.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Lord 666 on 9/20/2012 12:20:43 AM , Rating: 2
Android 4.1 STILL does not have a native Cisco IPSEC vpn client like iOS has had for 2 revs.

The encryption method and opening Android when encrypted is awkward while iOS is seamless.

Being a single hardware manufacturer provides consistent and TIMELY is updates. How many phones are shipping with Jelly bean?


By retrospooty on 9/20/2012 3:48:37 AM , Rating: 2
You are absolutely right... The Benefit of Android is flexiblity, the negative is updates, compatiblity with some apps. Another problem is perception. 2.x sucked so bad that alot of people were turned off. Fault Google for that.

But now, today the benefits far outweigh the negatives... At least to most people.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Kepler on 9/20/2012 8:42:07 AM , Rating: 2
Umm, I connect to our IPSec VPN just fine with my Android phone -- and did with a free app prior to 4.0.

Running GNex w/ 4.0, and now 4.1.

Settings > Network > VPN > Types:

PPTP
L2TP/IPSec PSK
L2TP/IPSec RSA
IPSec Xauth PSK
IPSec Xauth RSA
IPSec Hybrid RSA

Sounds like a layer 8 issue to me.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By nocturne_81 on 9/20/2012 4:53:09 PM , Rating: 2
We can probably gauge by your incredible spelling ability the overall intelligence of your co-workers, and let me guess -- you're the 'geek' of the office.. I sure hope you don't do much correspondence at work.

Battery life specs are something you can't really fudge too far, as the FCC checks them in the same way the EPA checks auto mileage ratings. Other Androids aside, a simple comparison between the iP5 and the GS3 shows the Samsung handset to have far superior battery life in practically every usage scenario.

A year or two ago, before lte-enabled radio chips were brought down to a smaller silicon process (cheaper, more efficient), you would be totally right -- exactly the reason why Apple refused to put 4g in the iP 4S, as it'd be plagued by poor battery life like all the more modern flagship androids of the time. Though, that sure didn't stop Apple from putting a '4G' status icon when in a 3G HSPA+ network (they thought it'd be fine.. hey, it's 'almost' as fast).


By Thetruest1 on 9/20/2012 8:08:52 PM , Rating: 1
"Though, that sure didn't stop Apple from putting a '4G' status icon when in a 3G HSPA+ network (they thought it'd be fine.. hey, it's 'almost' as fast)."

Ur an idiot, LTE is not 4g specifications either and real world specs for HSPA+ r not far from LTE NOT EVEN Considerin the (then) trade offs, and worst of all u know this but ur still out and about spewin contrived crap being a biased moron. And Besides all that, it was rely becuz of AT&T dat dat was done.

"LTE as specified in the 3GPP Release 8 and 9 document series does not satisfy the technical requirements the 3GPP consortium has adopted for its new standard generation, and which were originally set forth by the ITU-R organization in its IMT-Advanced specification. However due to marketing pressures and the significant advancements that WIMAX, HSPA+ and LTE bring to the original 3G technologies, ITU later decided that LTE together with the aforementioned technologies can be called 4G technologies "

On top of this apple even took off the 4G name from their new iPads bcuz of this and now call it "cellular". blame ur shitty American tele companies for the 3G/4g "conundrum", if u wil, not apple - and plz find sumthin better to do or get a life.

In no way is sIII's battery better than iPhone 5's.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By hartleyb on 9/19/2012 5:03:25 PM , Rating: 1
"why it outsells the iPhone by a factor of 4 to 1"

And it's Apple laughing all the way to the bank...i.e. if Android is used, Apple and Microsft get over $75.00 per phone, and that doesn't even take into account hardware patent payments, and recent legal decisions in favor of Apple. Apple's winning where it counts, and that's in the pocket book.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By hartleyb on 9/19/12, Rating: 0
RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 5:59:44 PM , Rating: 4
You say that as if all companies dont do that. As if Apple didnt copy from Palm, and as if Apple doesnt copy from Android.

Things Apple copied from Android
- Notifications
- Over the air updates
- Widgets
- Free turn by turn navigation
- Social network integration
- Multitasking
- Drop Down Notifications
- Opening apps from the lock screen
- Custom Wallpapers
- Panoramic photos


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Alexstarfire on 9/19/2012 8:29:48 PM , Rating: 1
I hate Apple, but the amount of stupid I just read is mind boggling. Notifications I can give you, and perhaps widgets and social networking integration (IDK if Apple implements something similar TBH), but the rest aren't stolen from Android.

OTA updates have been around since before iOS and Android were even ideas.

Free turn-by-turn nav? Turn-by-turn has been around since before phones got it. So you're basically saying they stole the free part, which is ridiculous no matter how you think about it.

Social networking integration couldn't have been stolen from Android since they had another phone that integrated with Facebook before it, it had a Facebook button on the phone itself.

Multitasking? They had that on comps for decades, no way that could have been stolen from Android.

Opening apps from lock-screen? I'd give it a bit more credit if it weren't for the fact it didn't originate on Android. Seems like it was on jailbroken iPhones before Android.

Custom wallpapers? Haven't had this since at least Windows 98 or anything.

Panoramic photos? Again, are you serious? Phones had this before Android and the concept wasn't unique or original in any way even when the first phone got it.

If you're going to bitch about stolen stuff at least make sure it makes sense first, my god.


By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 8:49:40 PM , Rating: 3
Not to say Google/Android invented everything... My point is Android started outselling iPhone and iPhone started copying features that Android has implemented.

Surely you'd have to agree that list is a lot more pertinet than Apples list of copied icons, folder stacking, rounded corners etc.


By elleehswon on 9/20/2012 8:45:18 AM , Rating: 2
ooh, i can't wait to see hartleyb's response to this post.


By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 6:01:18 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with you there. As far as a money making machine Apple is definteley on top. Apple makes way more money. If you are looking at hte company Apple is winning. As consumers, Android gives you more features and better phones. As a consumer Android users win.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Rukkian on 9/20/2012 10:35:34 AM , Rating: 2
Just because you keep posting it does not make it true. Apple does not get anything from android. They are trying to get money from the courts, but are not getting anything at the moment. MS gets anywhere from $0 to $15 per device, depending on how much the manufacturer of the device settled for.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Reclaimer77 on 9/19/2012 4:51:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I still haven't seen a android phone sell 2 million phones is less then a couple of hours!!!


Probably because Android phones don't take 18 months to come out?


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Nortel on 9/19/2012 4:58:40 PM , Rating: 2
We keep finding each other here. The iPhone 5 came out 11 months after the iPhone 4s. Its like saying Tesla releases one car model once a year and all other manufacturers release 10 different models 4 times a year. Yes Tesla would be pretty sure of themselves in that one model, enough to not try to spray the market trying to fill every demographic possible. People may even come to anticipate those 'big deal' yearly releases vs other models constantly flooding the market.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 5:00:59 PM , Rating: 2
" The iPhone 5 came out 11 months after the iPhone 4s"

Yup, with its 2 headline features of 4G and larger screen. Things that were available on Android over 2 years ago. Whoot!.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Nortel on 9/19/12, Rating: 0
RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 5:57:52 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... There is nothing that you can hear that will change your mind. Apple is the pinnacle arent they?

LOL. Enjoy your "starter phone"


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By TakinYourPoints on 9/19/2012 7:11:24 PM , Rating: 2
"Starter phone" - http://www.anandtech.com/show/6309/iphone-5a6-suns...

Full test suite will be up in a few days.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 8:01:12 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, its a fast CPU. Too bad it has so many other areas where it lacks.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By TakinYourPoints on 9/19/2012 8:28:02 PM , Rating: 2
Let's assume that history will repeat and it will also have the fastest GPU as well. I'd be willing to bet money on that. It will also have the best applications, that isn't changing anytime this week. LTE is also in while reducing the size of the phone, not enlarging it like every other device.

Where would it lack then? No 5" screen, no physical keyboard, no swappable storage, no swappable battery, no fiddly tweaking of the home screen. All of the above are totally acceptable concessions for best performance and best apps, but that's just me.

It is a far cry in opinion from saying something like "enjoy that terrible starter phone" about the S3.

At least we agree that Gingerbread is a terrible terrible OS.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/19/2012 8:47:00 PM , Rating: 4
" No 5" screen, no physical keyboard, no swappable storage, no swappable battery, no fiddly tweaking of the home screen"

That and... No HD screen, no Micro USB, no plug and detect as a flash drive to copy files from any computer or other device, no NFC.

All I am saying is that its a lot of "no" for a high end phone.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By elleehswon on 9/20/2012 8:38:57 AM , Rating: 2
remember when the people reviewing the iphone 4 were saying how "solid" it was (as in heavy for the form factor)? now the apple gods have determined lighter is now better. next time, heavier will be better as we will have deemed it so.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By retrospooty on 9/20/2012 9:45:27 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, and 3.5 inch was the perfect screen size... until it wasnt. 4g was unnecessary, until it was.


By TakinYourPoints on 9/22/2012 12:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Yes, and 3.5 inch was the perfect screen size... until it wasnt.


They kept the width the same. A hacky workaround but one that works given the goal of one-handed operation.

quote:
4g was unnecessary, until it was.


Correction, 4G was impractical until this summer when Qualcomm released their 28nm LTE chips. Putting one in the 4S would have meant either making the phone huge to fit a giant battery (thus killing one-hand performance and ruining high-DPI), or it would have meant half the battery life of the iPhone 4.

There was a point to Apple waiting for Qualcomm's new LTE chips. Now its in and the iPhone 5 is the fastest phone on the market while being about half the size of an S3. Extremely impressive.

Come on dude, you're not a complete idiot, I know you're better than this. Don't make stupid posts.


By TakinYourPoints on 9/22/2012 12:19:43 AM , Rating: 2
An HD screen would have meant widening the phone. I'm fine with leaving it how it is for one-handed operating, especially since the DPI is so high. The screen is excellent, certainly better than the pentile screen in an S3.

The S2 and S3 have fewer sub-pixels than other "lower" resolution displays. Who cares about an HD screen when it looks worse?

No micro-USB, eh, whatever, I don't own any other micro-USB devices anyway. There are apps to plug in and use as a flash drive, so that's a useless argument. NFC is a negative for some people, and it might be for me once it is ubiquitous and still omitted. Otherwise, not a big deal.

Those are all fine trade-offs for the best hardware running the best apps. Its actually stretching for excuses if you ask me, but whatever.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Reclaimer77 on 9/19/2012 5:08:44 PM , Rating: 3
Nortel all I know is you're some pro-Apple douche making bad arguments. Retro has more patience to talk to you idiots than I do these days.

You can't fix stupid. Enjoy your fantasy world.


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By BillyBatson on 9/19/2012 5:34:06 PM , Rating: 2
No we can't fix stupid which is why you don't change from post to post.


By Reclaimer77 on 9/19/2012 6:00:20 PM , Rating: 3
Why would you change perfection? :)


By NeilMacca on 9/19/2012 6:28:48 PM , Rating: 2
For your comment to have validity you need to give your iphone to your wife and see how long it lasts with her treatment.....


RE: when you've got nothing to say
By Uncle on 9/19/2012 7:41:40 PM , Rating: 2
"my wife has gone through 3 android phones and 1 repair" Well get her a quality made android phone you cheap skate. Spend a rip off fortune on your iphone and by her a cheap one, and then complain about her phones quality.RIIIIIIGHT.


By TakinYourPoints on 9/19/2012 6:59:09 PM , Rating: 2
Guy on most popular smartphone platform talks about not being a lemming, priceless


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