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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Samsung Releases New Galaxy S III Ad Poking Fun at iPhone 5 Launch




As noted by The Tech Block, Samsung has released its latest smartphone commercial taking aim at the iPhone, this time promoting its flagship Galaxy S III by parodying Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone 5.

The 90-second ad highlights several Galaxy S III features including S Beam file transfers accomplished by bumping phones together and the larger display. The ad parodies Apple fans' interest in the iPhone 5's relocated headphone jack and new Lightning connector, while also portraying the phone as uncool by showing one Galaxy S III user saving a place in the iPhone line for his parents.





Article Link: Samsung Releases New Galaxy S III Ad Poking Fun at iPhone 5 Launch
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Bitter, party of one, your table is now ready in the misery section.

And havent we been "bumping" for quite some time now? How the F is this new and cool?!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Oh dear.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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A dog growls the most when it's cornered and scared. That's right. Be afraid Samsung. Be very, very afraid.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Bitter, party of one, your table is now ready in the misery section.

And havent we been "bumping" for quite some time now? How the F is this new and cool?!
Well said, is this all they can do? Yes it looks like this is all they can do.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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LOL not this kind of ad again...

You mean to tell me Samsung wouldn't love this kind of devotion to their phones? A line forming for their galaxy phones? Yeah right.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 PM   #7
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This is desperate. I get the idea but the execution is so bad.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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Samsung is right on this one.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Samsung is right on this one.

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Is right in what way? Please be specific.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:48 AM   #10
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Samsung is right on this one.

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I agree, I love these commercials, so stereotypical, but funny.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:49 AM   #11
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Honestly, Samsung (and Android in general) can bash Apple all they want - but the bottom line is:

1. I tried EVERY SINGLE MAJOR Android phone ever made - I even owned the G1 when it first came out, then every Nexus phone, the GS2 and GS3 - I tried so hard to WANT to like it - but every piece of android hardware, no matter how good the "specs" are is a complete waste of time. Things that should be quick takes forever. Simple stuff like the keyboard layout isn't intuitive or good. Even with 2gig of ram my GS3 lagged more than my year old 4S. I want my phone to work on a basic level first and foremost. If it lags, it fails.

2. I am HAPPY that the iPhone simple and intuitive - in fact, I'm happy that iOS in general is like that. Apple makes their stuff fluid and easy to adapt to and use. Even when there are problems it's nothing like I experienced when using Android. They pay attention to details and they don't do useless features like "facial recognition unlocking". Even when I heard of that I knew it was a security disaster.

So can they improve? Yes. Does Android have some features like NFC and good maps that we want? Yes. But that's not enough to move to Android and sacrifice stability. And moreover, whenever Apple decides to go with NFC or another related technology, it'll be done right. Even Android users will have to agree that they WANT Apple to use NFC because it'll be the big push the technology needs to get mainstream.

Oh and about the whole "calling apple users dumb" thing is justifiable because Apple had an ad about there that does the same thing. Apple didn't insult their users the same way, arguably, but let's just say it's as bad. Samsung is hurting themselves by causing more people to be loyal to apple. Point being - just because I can make Asian jokes with my Asian friends doesn't mean someone else can.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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Samsung is like that friend who tells the same joke over and over. Not funny anymore and very stale and uncreative.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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Samsung is like that friend who tells the same joke over and over. Not funny anymore and very stale and uncreative.
Um, there's a mollusk, see? And he walks up to a sea, well he
doesn't walk up, he swims up...
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Samsung is like that friend who tells the same joke over and over. Not funny anymore and very stale and uncreative.
Yes but I bet you loved those 6 or 7 "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" Commercials.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:18 PM   #15
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Wow, Samsung sure are fast at putting out new ads... About anything but themselves. First it was the comparisons in the papers, now this. I don't think Samsung even care about the $1bn that just lost.

Good job iPhone 5's are selling like there's no tomorrow... at least this is some revenue for Samsung, selling parts to Apple.
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Oh boy, this is funny!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:19 PM   #17
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I always think it is funny when Apple fan boys stereo type is made fun of and how up in arms that same crew gets.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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I always think it is funny when Apple fan boys stereo type is made fun of and how up in arms that same crew gets.
I think a major difference is that Samsung is doing this with zero humour. They're not trying to roast, they're trying to make Apple users feel and look inferior to Samsung users. When there's no humour, it's just insulting.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:26 PM   #19
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That's funny. Obviously inaccurate, but it's definitely funny.
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But wait what phone will sell more units again.....



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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:19 PM   #21
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They're worrying so much that they had to make an ad flaming the iPhone. Any other phone but it had to be the iPhone!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:21 PM   #22
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way to entice iPhone users, by mocking them...
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:22 PM   #23
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I actually prefer the "Stuff Apple Fanboys Say" videos. Those are actually funny... and true. Nothing like laughing until something comes up that you've actually said.

http://devour.com/video/stuff-apple-fanboys-say/

http://devour.com/video/more-stuff-apple-fanboys-say/
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:24 PM   #24
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Yeah, sure, go ahead and insult the people that have the money you want in your wallet. That'll get you far.

Seriously, because of these commercials, whenever I see someone with a GS3, I don't think "Wow, gee willikers! I wish I had THAT phone!"
It's more like "Get a load of this douche with the God complex..."

And as Caliber26 stated, we've been 'bumping' for a while now. And by 'we' I mean a whole 12 people.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:29 PM   #25
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"No I love the GS3. . ." Okay '3GS' Lol. Just found that little line funny.

I've never understood these commercials though, honestly who are they for? By promoting/mocking that 'other phone/company' doesn't make it's users want to switch any faster.

"We've had that for a while. . ." COOL! Your user experience still sucks so your point is null and void.
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