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Palm Pimp
Sep 19, 2012, 03:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5-Prx19ZM

nf5-Prx19ZM



DMHmac
Sep 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
Sounds like Samsung

apierrec
Sep 19, 2012, 03:40 PM
:D

Samsung,

Thanks for the free ad. But you still owe us $1+ Billion.

iLove,
Apple

PS
Your phones are fugly, that's why. Spend your money on great tech designers.

:D

Blorzoga
Sep 19, 2012, 03:42 PM
I always buy iPhones, and would never buy a samsung, but the ad is pretty amusing.

rusty2192
Sep 19, 2012, 03:44 PM
So I guess they were implying at one point that only old boring people want the iPhone and that young cool people want the SGSIII?

And what is up with them referring to it as the "Samsung GS3"? I guess they don't even want to build a brand behind the name "Galaxy" anymore.

Other than that, some of it was rather clever, but not enough to sway me :D

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 03:45 PM
this is a really good ad. hits the iphone on all of its weaknesses.

fatherlytoaster
Sep 19, 2012, 03:46 PM
NFC would be cool...:cool:

ripper998
Sep 19, 2012, 03:47 PM
this is a really good ad. hits the iphone on all of its weaknesses.

with what? samsung bloatware?

rsnc
Sep 19, 2012, 03:48 PM
this ad is a perfect representation of how a company like samsung thinks

never miss an opportunity to bash apple in an ad..

..apple rarely, if ever, mentions the competition in one of their ads...its all about the phone and what it can do.

samsung is more concerned with what apple is doing than anything..its almost weird

Chromie
Sep 19, 2012, 03:49 PM
Even though I'm STILL leaving Android and coming to Apple, good ad.

F123D
Sep 19, 2012, 03:50 PM
Make fun of iPhone users. That'll make me switch!

vastoholic
Sep 19, 2012, 03:50 PM
While I really like the sharing features of NFC, usually when I want to share something, I'm not near the person I want to show it to anyway, which is why I'm pretty happy about the photo stream sharing ability in iOS6, so I can share a bunch of photo's easier instead of using MMS or email. I have to admit that I would love to try out the GS3 sometime or any high end Android device, I just don't want to spend that kind of money on "spare" phone just to try it out.

BFizzzle
Sep 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
i love the iphone, but it did make fun of the idiots who think everything apple does is "omg genius"

but that has nothing to do with apples phone.
funny ad though.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
with what? samsung bloatware?

:rolleyes:

-The $30 adapter everyone is going to have to buy
-Bringing attention to the people waiting in line just to advertise/sell their phone
-Finally getting features like LTE, bigger screen that have been around on other phones for over a year
-Lack of NFC
-Lack of true multi-tasking

Lyrical
Sep 19, 2012, 03:56 PM
:rolleyes:

-The $30 adapter everyone is going to have to buy
-Bringing attention to the people waiting in line just to advertise/sell their phone
-Finally getting features like LTE, bigger screen that have been around on other phones for over a year
-Lack of NFC
-Lack of true multi-tasking

So basically Samsung is branding their potential customers as stupid. What a way to win over new customers. Good job Samsung.

Its bad enough on these forums where people try and justify why their phone is better but when a company starts doing it, it makes them look pathetic.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 03:56 PM
While I really like the sharing features of NFC, usually when I want to share something, I'm not near the person I want to show it to anyway, which is why I'm pretty happy about the photo stream sharing ability in iOS6, so I can share a bunch of photo's easier instead of using MMS or email. I have to admit that I would love to try out the GS3 sometime or any high end Android device, I just don't want to spend that kind of money on "spare" phone just to try it out.

you're in luck because i did. this guy does a great job at pointing out the weaknesses in ios vs. android:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

Dwalls90
Sep 19, 2012, 03:57 PM
Their advertisements really do scream, "desperate".

rusty2192
Sep 19, 2012, 03:58 PM
:rolleyes:

-The $30 adapter everyone is going to have to buy
-Bringing attention to the people waiting in line just to advertise/sell their phone
-Finally getting features like LTE, bigger screen that have been around on other phones for over a year
-Lack of NFC
-Lack of true multi-tasking

Why is everyone going to have to buy the adapter? If it wasn't for my wife using her (imo stupid) Bose sound dock we would never have needed one. I would just make do with the one cable that came with the phone until cheap cables were readily available. I'm sure many are the same.

Guy88
Sep 19, 2012, 04:00 PM
Phones now a days are more about the software working with the hardware. I think after all these years android has definitely improved however iOS just works. It makes sense how many hundreds of phones are there that use android? Its hard to make an OS that works for so many different phones.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 04:00 PM
So basically Samsung is branding their potential customers as stupid. What a way to win over new customers. Good job Samsung.

Its bad enough on these forums where people try and justify why their phone is better but when a company starts doing it, it makes them look pathetic.

a company trying to show why their phone is better than the competition is wrong? i hope you are not in the marketing business.

there is a lot of truth behind apple customers being 'stupid' as you say. a lot of people buy apple for the brand and don't know much about specs, even when certain features like LTE, bigger screen have been around on other phones for a while.

therationalist
Sep 19, 2012, 04:01 PM
Thats actually quite a good ad. love the way it shows how old folks are stuck with iphones and the cool people have moved on to the S3.

Prof.
Sep 19, 2012, 04:01 PM
That's nice.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 04:02 PM
Why is everyone going to have to buy the adapter? If it wasn't for my wife using her (imo stupid) Bose sound dock we would never have needed one. I would just make do with the one cable that came with the phone until cheap cables were readily available. I'm sure many are the same.

yah, many people are the same. there is a good chance they have some device other than the cable that needs the adapter, just as your wife does. cheap adapters are already available. that doesn't stop people from wanting to buy the genuine one.

therationalist
Sep 19, 2012, 04:03 PM
this ad is a perfect representation of how a company like samsung thinks

never miss an opportunity to bash apple in an ad..

..apple rarely, if ever, mentions the competition in one of their ads...its all about the phone and what it can do.

samsung is more concerned with what apple is doing than anything..its almost weird

LOL..weak trolling. 10/10 for effort though. You remember antennagate? when Steve Now dead jobs had to bash other phones for losing signal to make up for the cluster **** that was the IP4 antenna?

NachoGrande
Sep 19, 2012, 04:06 PM
That was an awesome commercial and it's so true.:D

rsnc
Sep 19, 2012, 04:07 PM
if by "bash" you mean compare..they yes..he BASHED them



..what apple did was conduct a test with all of the devices and shared the results..


...i love how you actually think you are going to win this argument

canesalato
Sep 19, 2012, 04:07 PM
They are slowly improving their ads :D

bmik33
Sep 19, 2012, 04:07 PM
Their advertisements really do scream, "desperate".

That's how I think of these ads. I would never go back to android after my droid usage. I just like the iphone design too much to switch. I really think 4" is the perfect screen, maybe 4.5" anything bigger makes you stretch.

Oh well. There's a phone for everyone.

DonnyXMX
Sep 19, 2012, 04:08 PM
The Next Big Thing (Is made of Plastic?)

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 04:08 PM
That's how I think of these ads. I would never go back to android after my droid usage. I just like the iphone design too much to switch. I really think 4" is the perfect screen, maybe 4.5" anything bigger makes you stretch.

Oh well. There's a phone for everyone.

not if you want to stick with apple. this is why android is growing in popularity.

Lyrical
Sep 19, 2012, 04:08 PM
a company trying to show why their phone is better than the competition is wrong? i hope you are not in the marketing business.

there is a lot of truth behind apple customers being 'stupid' as you say. a lot of people buy apple for the brand and don't know much about specs, even when certain features like LTE, bigger screen have been around on other phones for a while.

My point was making an ad to try and ridicule another company is like begging for custom. And Im sure there are "stupid" android customers aswell who only buy a new phone for an even bigger and laggier experience.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 04:12 PM
My point was making an ad to try and ridicule another company is like begging for custom. And Im sure there are "stupid" android customers aswell who only buy a new phone for an even bigger and laggier experience.

presidential candidates do it, why can't competing tech companies? it is obvious u don't like android. any new one released is faster and less laggy than before. find me a jelly bean phone that is slower than its previous gen

vastoholic
Sep 19, 2012, 04:18 PM
you're in luck because i did. this guy does a great job at pointing out the weaknesses in ios vs. android:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

sweet thanks for pointing me to this. But I always feel hands on is better for me.

FSMBP
Sep 19, 2012, 04:19 PM
:rolleyes:

-The $30 adapter everyone is going to have to buy
-Bringing attention to the people waiting in line just to advertise/sell their phone
-Finally getting features like LTE, bigger screen that have been around on other phones for over a year
-Lack of NFC
-Lack of true multi-tasking

1. Uh, you don't need a $30 for an iPhone to work.
2. I'm 100% Samsung wishes people would do that for their products
3. Yes, LTE has been out for over a year. Point me to one review that doesn't say how horrible the battery-life was in 2011 Samsung LTE phones. Apple has standards and unfortunately it delays adoption of certain tech.
4. Valid complaint.
5. What can't you do with iOS multi-tasking vs. Android's? (Legit question).

The more personally their ads gets against Apple, the more weak they look. Same goes for any ad that bashes competitors.

Lyrical
Sep 19, 2012, 04:20 PM
presidential candidates do it, why can't competing tech companies? it is obvious u don't like android. any new one released is faster and less laggy than before. find me a jelly bean phone that is slower than its previous gen

Presidential candidates and phones are very similar indeed.

Ive had an android for 2 years and I think that gives me the right to hate it. Ive had an awful experience.

jester0723
Sep 19, 2012, 04:27 PM
I'm not bashing Samsung phones - they're fine I'm sure, and I'm not in any position to talk as a Blackberry owner.

But the touch to share thing reminds me of Microsoft's Zunes that tried to take on the iPod by being able to share songs a certain number of times with other nearby zunes. It brought about the question: who the **** owns a zune? I only know one person with a SGIII and I'm guessing they'll run into the same issue with this "feature"

apierrec
Sep 19, 2012, 04:27 PM
The Next Big Thing (Is made of Plastic?)

Apparently, phones should be like credit cards, made of plastics. :D

LatinaC09
Sep 19, 2012, 04:33 PM
The first Samsung ad that made fun of apple was amusing to say the least I mean I laughed but now it's just kinda stale and not really funny....like somebody said here it just screams desperate lol.

vastoholic
Sep 19, 2012, 04:36 PM
I'm not bashing Samsung phones - they're fine I'm sure, and I'm not in any position to talk as a Blackberry owner.

But the touch to share thing reminds me of Microsoft's Zunes that tried to take on the iPod by being able to share songs a certain number of times with other nearby zunes. It brought about the question: who the **** owns a zune? I only know one person with a SGIII and I'm guessing they'll run into the same issue with this "feature"

I've got plenty of friends with Android phones, I'm pretty sure this feature isn't limited to the GS3. I know one of them that has the HTC One X and I believe the other has the GS3. I'm pretty sure the One X can do this as well.

At least it sounded like it when he was having a flame war with me on facebook about ordering the iP5.

skywalkerr69
Sep 19, 2012, 04:37 PM
That is because NOBODY is waiting in line for a Samsung phone.

DJTaurus
Sep 19, 2012, 04:38 PM
Read this
http://kensegall.com/2012/09/where-samsung-doesnt-copy-apple/

leenak
Sep 19, 2012, 04:39 PM
I'm not bashing Samsung phones - they're fine I'm sure, and I'm not in any position to talk as a Blackberry owner.

But the touch to share thing reminds me of Microsoft's Zunes that tried to take on the iPod by being able to share songs a certain number of times with other nearby zunes. It brought about the question: who the **** owns a zune? I only know one person with a SGIII and I'm guessing they'll run into the same issue with this "feature"

I agree. I personally have no interest in NFC and I can see it as a feature I'd turn off if a phone I bought had it.

Anyway, there are so many android phones out there that even if your friends had android, there is no guarantee that it would be a Samsung.

I actually considered looking into the android and windows phones as options before I ordered but the iPhone hit all the marks with me. It seems like this type of ad is geared for other android users and doesn't seem like it would be something to sway someone away from an iPhone.

lordofthereef
Sep 19, 2012, 04:40 PM
I actually thought that video was classier than some of their previous stuff. They just make direct comparisons. They don't go out and call anyone fools. It's all implied. Clever marketing. Much like the Mac v PC of yesteryear. :)

scaredpoet
Sep 19, 2012, 04:40 PM
:rolleyes:

-The $30 adapter everyone is going to have to buy

The number of mobile interface connectors Apple has introduced in the past 9 years:

http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-cable.jpeg


The number of mobile interface cables Samsung has introduced in 9 years:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J43rxBWzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

-Bringing attention to the people waiting in line just to advertise/sell their phone


Which is something Samsung wishes they had for their phones. If Fandroids were standing in line for the "GS3" when it first came out, would Samsung be ridiculing or discouraging them from doing it? I wonder...

-Finally getting features like LTE, bigger screen that have been around on other phones for over a year

...because having a technology that I still have less than a 50% chance of actually having coverage on, and talking on a device that is larger than my head, are TOTAL must-haves...

Oh wait! The iPhone 5 has those things! So I guess it's not a deal breaker after all.

If Samsung has to say "IT TOOK THEM THIS LONG" as their major gripe, well, it's kinda a moot point now. The 5 has these features now. Deal.

-Lack of NFC

Don't want it.

-Lack of true multi-tasking

Don't notice it.

Tubamajuba
Sep 19, 2012, 04:41 PM
LOL..weak trolling. 10/10 for effort though. You remember antennagate? when Steve Now dead jobs had to bash other phones for losing signal to make up for the cluster **** that was the IP4 antenna?

Antennagate was a real issue, but not as bad as many in the media were making it out to be. I have NEVER lost signal on my iPhone 4 in the two years I have owned it by placing my finger on the gap- and I know I'm not the only one. All Steve Jobs did in that press conference was point out that the iPhone is not the only phone in the world that is affected by hand positioning. Still though, the person you quoted was talking about ads, not press conferences.

And trolling? I do believe *you're* the one bashing the iPhone on a forum full of Apple fans.

cptspock
Sep 19, 2012, 04:42 PM
Should have invested that ad money in the phone itself.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 04:43 PM
1. Uh, you don't need a $30 for an iPhone to work.
2. I'm 100% Samsung wishes people would do that for their products
3. Yes, LTE has been out for over a year. Point me to one review that doesn't say how horrible the battery-life was in 2011 Samsung LTE phones. Apple has standards and unfortunately it delays adoption of certain tech.
4. Valid complaint.
5. What can't you do with iOS multi-tasking vs. Android's? (Legit question).

The more personally their ads gets against Apple, the more weak they look. Same goes for any ad that bashes competitors.

1. There are a ton of different scenarios where one would need that adapter. The simplest one would be having multiple charging cables. Of course you will be using the lightning cable that came in the box, but what about that 30 pin you have in your car or office?
3. That is true. I expect the next big Samsung phone to increase in battery life to be more competitive with phones like the RAZR MAXX and iphone 5.
5. -You can't download something while doing something else
-Picture-in-picture video playback
-Background apps pause when you are running your main app. For example, if you start loading something in Safari, switch to messages, then go back to Safari, the website will not have loaded. Another example would be if you were uploading a file and switched to another app; the upload would get paused.

scaredpoet
Sep 19, 2012, 04:45 PM
Anyway, there are so many android phones out there that even if your friends had android, there is no guarantee that it would be a Samsung.

That's the other problem: this isn't even a universal Android feature, or even a universal-to-Samsung feature... but a feature specific to this single model of Samsung phone. I don't expect all of my friends and co-workers and anyone else I might want to share photos with to have an iPhone; I likewise wouldn't expect them all to have a GS3. I'll post my photos to facebook, and then it won't matter what they have or if it has NFC.

Codepiink
Sep 19, 2012, 04:46 PM
Didn't they do this already... They're SO creative :rolleyes:

JetBlack7
Sep 19, 2012, 04:48 PM
While Apple is trying to come up with something good, Samsung makes a dozen phones trying to get it right and use ads to attack Apple in the process.

Come on Samsung, stop wasting your time.

bumblehat
Sep 19, 2012, 04:48 PM
this is a really good ad. hits the iphone on all of its weaknesses.

It really is a great ad, there was another one like it when the 4S came out. Very effective.

Have any of you played with a Galaxy S3? It's a pretty amazing phone in its own right. Galaxy S3 + iOS would probably be perfect.

linkgx1
Sep 19, 2012, 04:52 PM
Lol such a funny commercial. I just love the acting and how it perfect embodie how some die hard fanboys act. This vid has over 7000 likes.......Damn!

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 05:01 PM
The number of mobile interface connectors Apple has introduced in the past 9 years:

Image (http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-cable.jpeg)

The number of mobile interface cables Samsung has introduced in 9 years:

Image (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J43rxBWzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

the point is that micro usb is a universal cable. got a camera? you probably have a micro usb cable. got a ps3? you probably have a micro usb cable. no device in the world, besides the iphone 5, uses the lightning cable at the moment. all of those apple accessories that have a 30 pin docking station became useless overnight.

Which is something Samsung wishes they had for their phones. If Fandroids were standing in line for the "GS3" when it first came out, would Samsung be ridiculing or discouraging them from doing it? I wonder...

i agree


...because having a technology that I still have less than a 50% chance of actually having coverage on, and talking on a device that is larger than my head, are TOTAL must-haves...

Oh wait! The iPhone 5 has those things! So I guess it's not a deal breaker after all.

If Samsung has to say "IT TOOK THEM THIS LONG" as their major gripe, well, it's kinda a moot point now. The 5 has these features now. Deal.

LTE was released in North America in 2010. Verizon had very decent coverage by 2011, so it is has been very useful to have since then and other phones have offered it. remember how steve jobs said 3.5" was the ideal size? guess he was wrong. glad apple learned from the rest of the handheld market that people wanted bigger screens. yes, it does matter when you are late to the game.

Don't want it.

Don't notice it.

That is good for you, but maybe not for other people.



See bold.

OT2000
Sep 19, 2012, 05:03 PM
Love how S3 can squirt playlists.

Damn, I wish iPhone had more useless features like that. :D

matttye
Sep 19, 2012, 05:06 PM
They do get some of the things fanboys say down to a tee though.

Don't get me wrong, I know that both sides have fans and they each say silly stuff. "They make the coolest adaptors" is something I would expect to hear from an apologist :p

Oppressed
Sep 19, 2012, 05:33 PM
Ah so this is where some of the Fandroids have been hiding lately. Ever since the iPhone have been trumping Android devices in multiple categories and reviews I was beginning to wonder where they have been posting. Huddled in the corner with Samsung's ad declaring it as smart or amazing. :p

leenak
Sep 19, 2012, 05:35 PM
They do get some of the things fanboys say down to a tee though.

Don't get me wrong, I know that both sides have fans and they each say silly stuff. "They make the coolest adaptors" is something I would expect to hear from an apologist :p

Actually, that is something I don't quite understand. If you are going to change your adapter, why not micro usb? I'm sure they can come up with a reason and it does seem nice that it can be inserted either way but... doesn't micro usb make more sense?

doomfront
Sep 19, 2012, 05:41 PM
The only people who don't like this ad are iphone fanboys.

Haven't seen anything negative about it until I came here. Even regular iphone users thought it was funny.

matttye
Sep 19, 2012, 05:43 PM
Actually, that is something I don't quite understand. If you are going to change your adapter, why not micro usb? I'm sure they can come up with a reason and it does seem nice that it can be inserted either way but... doesn't micro usb make more sense?

Apple always make proprietary connectors. :(

apolloa
Sep 19, 2012, 05:46 PM
I commented on that video once and was instantly blocked! Wow, Samsung can't even take ANY criticism, they are so hurt from loosing in court that they have to be even MORE not very original by mocking the winner in an advert. It's typical Samsung, it's the 5 year old child that's thrown it's toys out the pram of the corporate world, it's a big cry baby, pathetic, and oh SSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO very jealous that NONE of it's products would ever have half the hype and hysteria about it as the iPhone and no one is ever going to queue up for a week to buy a Samsung POS.

Yeap that sums up my feelings of them I think.

Aragornii
Sep 19, 2012, 05:46 PM
lol, at least they didn't embarrass themselves again by running an ad in the middle of the Super Bowl bragging about how their device has a stylus.

LSUtigers03
Sep 19, 2012, 05:48 PM
this ad is a perfect representation of how a company like samsung thinks

never miss an opportunity to bash apple in an ad..

..apple rarely, if ever, mentions the competition in one of their ads...its all about the phone and what it can do.

samsung is more concerned with what apple is doing than anything..its almost weird

Hi I'm a Mac and I'm a PC. Remember those commercials?

But you're right Apple never takes shots at the competition.

apolloa
Sep 19, 2012, 05:48 PM
The only people who don't like this ad are iphone fanboys.

Haven't seen anything negative about it until I came here. Even regular iphone users thought it was funny.

You signed up today on this site and this is your first post! Trollololol...

doomfront
Sep 19, 2012, 05:50 PM
Now this is my second, am I still a troll?

cliffrouse11bas
Sep 19, 2012, 05:50 PM
Hi I'm a Mac and I'm a PC. Remember those commercials?

But you're right Apple never takes shots at the competition.

Agree!!!! I almost said the same thing until o read your post!!!

asr10 user
Sep 19, 2012, 05:51 PM
Hilarious. Does not matter which side you like better, that was funny.

FSMBP
Sep 19, 2012, 05:53 PM
1. There are a ton of different scenarios where one would need that adapter. The simplest one would be having multiple charging cables. Of course you will be using the lightning cable that came in the box, but what about that 30 pin you have in your car or office?
3. That is true. I expect the next big Samsung phone to increase in battery life to be more competitive with phones like the RAZR MAXX and iphone 5.
5. -You can't download something while doing something else
-Picture-in-picture video playback
-Background apps pause when you are running your main app. For example, if you start loading something in Safari, switch to messages, then go back to Safari, the website will not have loaded. Another example would be if you were uploading a file and switched to another app; the upload would get paused.

I see what you're saying, but an adapter isn't needed. I have a 3GS and one 30-pin charger. The new iPhone will come with a Lightning charger. No problem has been created.

Yes, if you invested into Apple's 30-pin accessory ecosystem, you'll need an adapter - but if you switch to Samsung, you'll need new accessories anyways, so there's no point in mentioning it.

But I see the issue with multitasking in iOS. The picture-in-picture seems more practical on the iPad than phone though.

LSUtigers03
Sep 19, 2012, 05:53 PM
Hilarious. Does not matter which side you like better, that was funny.

Agreed

I thought it was a clever ad.

ri0ku
Sep 19, 2012, 06:01 PM
Pretty bad ad, making fun of iPhone users isn't going to help you sell to them. Seems as if the effort is more concerned about what Apple is doing and achieving rather than selling what their product can do.

Apple adverts are much better.. simple to the point and tell me what I can do with the product.

I think a funny sarcy ad to make from apples point of view would be:

Have an ad that looks like your launching an app inside the iPad or iphone then the app is titled "Spot the difference" and it shows pictures of the iPhone then samsung mobiles, then the apple store and then the samsung store, then the packaging and cables, then finally at the end a "you are a winner!" title screen with a picture of a billion dollars in the background.

:D

tjl3
Sep 19, 2012, 06:26 PM
Hilarious. Does not matter which side you like better, that was funny.

Agreed, a little long, but I enjoyed it.

However, "is that a Samsung..." I think is wishful thinking. Not quite a household name for smartphones... more inclined to think I would hear, "is that an iPhone" or "is that an Android"

alexander25
Sep 19, 2012, 06:41 PM
Agreed

I thought it was a clever ad.

clever? they did the same thing last year.

they're just mad they don't receive the same reception when they announce a new phone

LoloBond
Sep 19, 2012, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the link! very funny just like the one from last year.... but I'm still getting my iPhone 5 Friday! :D

rusty2192
Sep 19, 2012, 06:48 PM
got a ps3? you probably have a micro usb cable.

Actually, the PS3 uses mini USB, not micro USB ;)

Sputnek
Sep 19, 2012, 06:49 PM
:D

Samsung,

Thanks for the free ad. But you still owe us $1+ Billion.

iLove,
Apple

PS
Your phones are fugly, that's why. Spend your money on great tech designers.

:D

lmao

LSUtigers03
Sep 19, 2012, 06:49 PM
clever? they did the same thing last year.

they're just mad they don't receive the same reception when they announce a new phone

Yeah I saw the one last year too. It was funny then it's funny now.

Sputnek
Sep 19, 2012, 06:51 PM
It really is a great ad, there was another one like it when the 4S came out. Very effective.

Have any of you played with a Galaxy S3? It's a pretty amazing phone in its own right. Galaxy S3 + iOS would probably be perfect.

When I went to the Verizon store today to pick up my otterbox case I got to hold the GS3 for the first time. It's like picking up the ring from LOTR. You know you want to, but your are so invested into the apple ecosystem that you cannot. Either way I am 100% sure I will enjoy my i5.

Dolorian
Sep 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
you're in luck because i did. this guy does a great job at pointing out the weaknesses in ios vs. android:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

Yes that five part series is fantastic. Really helped me learn about and appreciate the great things in Android.

MR1324
Sep 19, 2012, 07:03 PM
Actually, the PS3 uses mini USB, not micro USB ;)

whoops my mistake

Dolorian
Sep 19, 2012, 07:04 PM
I actually thought that video was classier than some of their previous stuff. They just make direct comparisons. They don't go out and call anyone fools. It's all implied. Clever marketing. Much like the Mac v PC of yesteryear. :)

I agree, the ad is nicely done, I enjoyed it and it made me feel even happier with my decision to get a Galaxy S3 last week. What Samsung is doing here is really no different than the Mac vs PC ads that Apple ran for several years.

kdarling
Sep 19, 2012, 07:08 PM
Love how S3 can squirt playlists.

Damn, I wish iPhone had more useless features like that. :D

Interesting. So boys these days don't make custom playlists to impress girls? Heck, we used to make custom tapes all the time.

Anyway, as pointed out in another thread, there are many other things that NFC beaming is good for.

The ones I use most often are "giving" someone else a website or video I'm looking at, letting them see the Market entry for an app I'm using, and sharing map or navigation info when we're all departing for a new meetup spot.

Don't even have to have them in your contacts or anything. Just hold the phone backs close together, tap the "okay to beam" button that pops up, and you're done sharing whatever it is you wanted to share.

Apparently Blackberry users with NFC do this, too. Of course, Palm Pilot users beamed info all the time back in the old InfraRed LED days.

bumblehat
Sep 19, 2012, 07:37 PM
When I went to the Verizon store today to pick up my otterbox case I got to hold the GS3 for the first time. It's like picking up the ring from LOTR. You know you want to, but your are so invested into the apple ecosystem that you cannot. Either way I am 100% sure I will enjoy my i5.

This is so true. Competition is good, Samsung is a great brand, and I'm glad there are at least a couple of major options out there to keep Apple in check. But yeah, just think of a GS3 running iOS natively. *Drool*.

iphonefan74
Sep 19, 2012, 07:47 PM
When I went to the Verizon store today to pick up my otterbox case I got to hold the GS3 for the first time. It's like picking up the ring from LOTR. You know you want to, but your are so invested into the apple ecosystem that you cannot. Either way I am 100% sure I will enjoy my i5.

The answer is simple really. Get a new iPod touch next month or an iPad so you can keep all your iOS stuff and use the SIII as your phone. That's what I do. I have both platforms

Rogifan
Sep 19, 2012, 07:48 PM
I know this is a pro Samsung sub-forum but these ads are getting lame. It's time for their ad agency to come up with something else. I wonder how effective they are in terms of sales.

iphonefan74
Sep 19, 2012, 07:56 PM
I know this is a pro Samsung sub-forum but these ads are getting lame. It's time for their ad agency to come up with something else. I wonder how effective they are in terms of sales.

Considering the S line sells almost as well as the iPhone, I'd say it works fairly well.

McCool71
Sep 19, 2012, 07:58 PM
Make fun of iPhone users. That'll make me switch!

Don't overestimate the market power iPhone users have - last year around 10% of the cell phones used in the US was an iPhone, so there are lots and lots of other potential customers out there.

This is quite clearly not aimed at current iPhone users, but towards all those that find the hardcore Apple crowd (which luckily is just a small part of the total iPhone customer base) to be a curious and strange bunch of people. And it is spot on - everyone knows at least one iPhone user that acts a bit over the top when it comes to his 'religion'.

Bkasm
Sep 19, 2012, 08:08 PM
Have to admit, that was pretty funny!

b24pgg
Sep 19, 2012, 08:09 PM
I love it haha

G51989
Sep 19, 2012, 08:36 PM
:D

Samsung,

Thanks for the free ad. But you still owe us $1+ Billion.

iLove,
Apple

PS
Your phones are fugly, that's why. Spend your money on great tech designers.

:D

Well, they didn't pay 1 billion, and they never will via appeals.

And, so by fugly? You mean?!

Better
Faster ( Look up S3 benchmarks on Jelly Bean, they rape the poor little 2 year old iphone 5 :( _
Stronger
More Features
Longer battery life.
Not garbage. ;)

PS:

I loved my 3GS, but apple has failed to step it up.

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And what is up with them referring to it as the "Samsung GS3"? I guess they don't even want to build a brand behind the name "Galaxy" anymore.



Sure they do, its just possible to refer to a product as more than just one name.

Best selling Android Phone this year, excepted to crack 30 million units this year. Sure, not iPhone numbers for sure, but very impressive.

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with what? samsung bloatware?

Under Jellybean ( yes you can install it easily, yes the phone will be updated with JB very soon ).

Faster than your iPhone 5 in benchmarks by a massive margin?

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Make fun of iPhone users. That'll make me switch!

They speak the truth.

What has apple brought to the table with the iPhone 5.


Nothing.

I miss the 3/3GS days.

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So basically Samsung is branding their potential customers as stupid. What a way to win over new customers. Good job Samsung.

Well considering Apples entire business plan is to appeal to people who don't know the difference between an LCD monitor and a dial up modem ;)

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Their advertisements really do scream, "desperate".

Being the biggest smartphone maker, and reaping billions and billions every quarter is desperate?

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Why is everyone going to have to buy the adapter? If it wasn't for my wife using her (imo stupid) Bose sound dock we would never have needed one. I would just make do with the one cable that came with the phone until cheap cables were readily available. I'm sure many are the same.

It means,

1: apple profits selling overpriced adapters
2: Vendors profit by having to remake all the extra products.

Consumer loses.

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Phones now a days are more about the software working with the hardware. I think after all these years android has definitely improved however iOS just works. It makes sense how many hundreds of phones are there that use android? Its hard to make an OS that works for so many different phones.

Of course iOS just works, its not an OS, its an app drawer with some settings menus.


Back when I had my iPhone? Loved it, top tier, the best. No one else could come close!

Today. Crap imo. Lets take that 100 billion dollars and overhual iOS apple!

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Thats actually quite a good ad. love the way it shows how old folks are stuck with iphones and the cool people have moved on to the S3.

Old folks are NOT stuck with the iPhone.

I think the iPhone is a great phone, but I do not think its the best, and I don't think " everyone " has moved to the GS3, I love my GS3, but its not for everyone.

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That's how I think of these ads. I would never go back to android after my droid usage. I just like the iphone design too much to switch. I really think 4" is the perfect screen, maybe 4.5" anything bigger makes you stretch.

Oh well. There's a phone for everyone.

Try ICS on a high end android phone, or Jelly Bean.

There are these things called " features "

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My point was making an ad to try and ridicule another company is like begging for custom. And Im sure there are "stupid" android customers aswell who only buy a new phone for an even bigger and laggier experience.

Laggy? How is my GS3 running JB Laggy? Please tell me?

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The first Samsung ad that made fun of apple was amusing to say the least I mean I laughed but now it's just kinda stale and not really funny....like somebody said here it just screams desperate lol.

Plastic is not a bad material, its a great durable, resistant versatile material.

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That is because NOBODY is waiting in line for a Samsung phone.

Says the the fact that Samsung is the biggest smart phone maker?

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Should have invested that ad money in the phone itself.

Why? The GS3 is a great awesome, super fast, feature loaded, reliable and well made phone for a fair price.

I'm agnostic to brands, if Apple can do better, I'll buy from Apple.

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Didn't they do this already... They're SO creative :rolleyes:

Like Apple was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Creative blindly attacking Microsoft and its users?

swpars
Sep 19, 2012, 08:36 PM
Samsung's video ad was pretty funny, unlike their lame print ad.

That having been said; I can't believe how many hard core fandroids there are on this thread.

I own a Galaxy S3 that replaced my iPhone 4 as my primary mobile phone. I wanted the following things:

- A significantly larger screen than 3.5 inches.
- Better battery life than my iPhone 4
- Better data and voice (especially voice) than AT&T's lousy coverage here in Seattle.

I found all of that with the Verizon Galaxy S3. I had an iPhone 5 preorder in that I cancelled.

That having been said, the iPhone 5 will certainly feel better in one's hand. The Galaxy S3 feels like a plastic piece of *****. I'm willing to put up with it for the awesome AMOLED screen, but otherwise, it's lousy.

Many Android apps are inferior to their iOS equivalents. Yelp and Onebusaway are the two that really stand out as being lousy.

On the other hand, there are lots of awesome Google applications and it's nice to still have Google Maps with transit directions.

Syncing? Ha. There are those that say dragging and dropping files on an Android phone is just fine. It isn't. I have a lot of playlists on iTunes that won't work for this. Fortunately iSyncr works for bringing them over, but it's not as refined or slick as iTunes working with an iPhone directly, to say nothing of iCloud.

I'm sticking with my S3 for the remainder of its 2 year contract, but I can't say I'll necessarily stay with Android after that (iPhone 7 anyone?). Android is not better than iOS. It's different. You can root your phone and customize the hell out of it, but 98% of the smartphone market doesn't care about stuff like that.

G51989
Sep 19, 2012, 08:43 PM
While Apple is trying to come up with something good, Samsung makes a dozen phones trying to get it right and use ads to attack Apple in the process.

Come on Samsung, stop wasting your time.

So what makes the GS3 Bad?

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Love how S3 can squirt playlists.

Damn, I wish iPhone had more useless features like that. :D

But I bet....if Apple brought out the same thing.... You'd say its gods and st peters personal gift to mankind.

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Ah so this is where some of the Fandroids have been hiding lately. Ever since the iPhone have been trumping Android devices in multiple categories and reviews I was beginning to wonder where they have been posting. Huddled in the corner with Samsung's ad declaring it as smart or amazing. :p

So, by trumping, you mean beating iOS in marketshare almost three times over?

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The only people who don't like this ad are iphone fanboys.

Haven't seen anything negative about it until I came here. Even regular iphone users thought it was funny.

I don't think that.

I thnk the iPhone is awesome for some people, just not for everyone.

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lol, at least they didn't embarrass themselves again by running an ad in the middle of the Super Bowl bragging about how their device has a stylus.

Whats wrong with a Stylus?

Wacom Tablets have a Stylus....they must be crap. ( For the slow, a Wacom tablet is the BEST graphic design tablet in existence )

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Hilarious. Does not matter which side you like better, that was funny.

It was funny, it calls out iSheep imo.

But, I don't think it went for most users. Which is good.

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Oh yeah, I can't wait for the iSheep to take one thing I said out of context, qoute me, say I hate apple and I should leave this website.

DISCLAIMER:

I thought the first 1phone was crap, my windows mobile could do everything, and then some compared to the 1st iPhone, then they went to the 3G, still underwhelmed by specs ( worse than my 2006 Windows Mobile phone ).

Then the 3GS came out, I was interested, I bought, and I loved it, still have it in a drawer, it was a great phone.

Then I went android, loved it, went Samsung replenish ( it was free ), low end android phone got me hooked, I paid full price for a Samsung Galaxy S3, Love it love it love it, I thank my iPhone 3GS and my Little samsung replenish for getting me fully into the smartphone world, and I LOVE my Galaxy S3.

If Apple can make a phone as good as the 3GS was for me, I'll be more than willing to buy.

Lindsford
Sep 19, 2012, 09:27 PM
Claims their phone is the best invention since slice bread. Rushes to Apple based site to brag about it, makes sense. Instead of browsing an android forum looking for cool new apps/mods/etc they use so much energy bragging about how great their phone is. I bet you fanboys spend more time touting their whatever device and the "look what I can do" mentality then using the actual device itself for any sort of productivity. We get it. You enjoy your phone. We enjoy ours. :D

cotak
Sep 19, 2012, 10:23 PM
While I really like the sharing features of NFC, usually when I want to share something, I'm not near the person I want to show it to anyway, which is why I'm pretty happy about the photo stream sharing ability in iOS6, so I can share a bunch of photo's easier instead of using MMS or email. I have to admit that I would love to try out the GS3 sometime or any high end Android device, I just don't want to spend that kind of money on "spare" phone just to try it out.

The S3 already had the photo sharing thing a while ago. The made an ad about that but not specifically making fun of Apple.

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this ad is a perfect representation of how a company like samsung thinks

never miss an opportunity to bash apple in an ad..

..apple rarely, if ever, mentions the competition in one of their ads...its all about the phone and what it can do.

samsung is more concerned with what apple is doing than anything..its almost weird

Hi I am a Mac.. ring a bell? It's what companies do. Btw Steve Jobs and Tim Cook they **** and bleed like you and me. No magic fairy dust and holier then thou....

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Samsung's video ad was pretty funny, unlike their lame print ad.

That having been said; I can't believe how many hard core fandroids there are on this thread.

I own a Galaxy S3 that replaced my iPhone 4 as my primary mobile phone. I wanted the following things:

- A significantly larger screen than 3.5 inches.
- Better battery life than my iPhone 4
- Better data and voice (especially voice) than AT&T's lousy coverage here in Seattle.

I found all of that with the Verizon Galaxy S3. I had an iPhone 5 preorder in that I cancelled.

That having been said, the iPhone 5 will certainly feel better in one's hand. The Galaxy S3 feels like a plastic piece of *****. I'm willing to put up with it for the awesome AMOLED screen, but otherwise, it's lousy.

Many Android apps are inferior to their iOS equivalents. Yelp and Onebusaway are the two that really stand out as being lousy.

On the other hand, there are lots of awesome Google applications and it's nice to still have Google Maps with transit directions.

Syncing? Ha. There are those that say dragging and dropping files on an Android phone is just fine. It isn't. I have a lot of playlists on iTunes that won't work for this. Fortunately iSyncr works for bringing them over, but it's not as refined or slick as iTunes working with an iPhone directly, to say nothing of iCloud.

I'm sticking with my S3 for the remainder of its 2 year contract, but I can't say I'll necessarily stay with Android after that (iPhone 7 anyone?). Android is not better than iOS. It's different. You can root your phone and customize the hell out of it, but 98% of the smartphone market doesn't care about stuff like that.

What you are complaining about is basically only due to having been in the itune system for a while. Google play music works just as well as icloud. I use double twist myself and it works just fine keeping the files updated. Yes it's not cloud storage/etc crap. But I don't have/want to pay for a large data plan. So for me it's not a big issue that I can only sync at home.

Being able to just drag and drop file is great. It's how I keep my nexus 7 loaded with videos for the commute to work. My coworker has to do a round about way to get work related PDFs onto their ipads. I just drag drop and I have my datasheets etc on my tablet.

iCould is a relatively late comer to the scene. Before you had the rather clucky itune experience. It's still rather clunky to be honest. Why can't the apps on my iPad just update on it's own? There's no good answer to that.

But over all I agree with you it's not like one system is head and shoulder better. You really use what you are comfortable with.

vastoholic
Sep 19, 2012, 10:35 PM
The S3 already had the photo sharing thing a while ago. The made an ad about that but not specifically making fun of Apple.

Has it always been just the S3 though? I thought this was a feature for a couple of different phones for a while. I swear I've seen other people doing with non-S3 phones.

b166er
Sep 19, 2012, 10:39 PM
you have to admit, most of what this ad is saying is chorused by the members on this forum. "We'll get that next time" is becoming the battle cry of the die hard iPhone user. I don't even like the S3 but basically, this ad hits home in a lot of ways. Not enough to make me buy an S3 though.

Stuntman06
Sep 19, 2012, 11:14 PM
I thought the ad was funny, personally. As for its effectiveness, I don't think it will really make people switch from an iPhone to an SGS3. I personally don't like attack ads and if it were aimed at me, I would be really upset. I can see it aimed at Android users or people who would not choose an iPhone. In this case, it would draw attention to the SGS3 away from other Android devices. I'm not sure how effective it would be to people indifferent.

Yes that five part series is fantastic. Really helped me learn about and appreciate the great things in Android.

I like that series as well. It is pretty heavy. Not sure if a casual user would actually sit through all that.

Technarchy
Sep 19, 2012, 11:17 PM
Interesting. So boys these days don't make custom playlists to impress girls? Heck, we used to make custom tapes all the time.



Mixed tapes are not mere playlists.

NFC has a max transfer rate of about 400k per second. To transfer a tape's worth of content would not be a one second transfer like shown in the commercial.

But showing two men touching hands and phones for 5 minutes while songs transfer might look weird outside of Greenwich Village, so I understand why Samsung used a trivial, gimmick example instead.

lazard
Sep 19, 2012, 11:29 PM
Mixed tapes are not mere playlists.

NFC has a max transfer rate of about 400k per second. To transfer a tape's worth of content would not be a one second transfer like shown in the commercial.

But showing two men touching hands and phones for 5 minutes while songs transfer might look weird outside of Greenwich Village, so I understand why Samsung used a trivial, gimmick example instead.

If you took the time to do a littler research you would know that the transfer is initiated via NFC with the actual transfer done over Wifi Direct (up to 300Mbps).

dejo
Sep 19, 2012, 11:33 PM
Discussion continues here: Samsung Releases New Galaxy S III Ad Poking Fun at iPhone 5 Launch (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1446039)