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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Samsung Bashes iPad's Screen, Lack of Multitasking in New Galaxy Tab S Ads




Last week, Samsung released an anti-iPhone ad calling iPhone users "wall huggers" in a promotion for its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Today the South Korean company is promoting its new Galaxy Tab S with two new anti-Apple advertisements, bashing the iPad's lack of multitasking and its screen.

In the first ad, Samsung features a crying baby and a dad fighting over an iPad that's unable to display two apps at once. The baby wants to watch a movie while the dad is trying to catch a sports game. A Galaxy Tab S, which can display multiple apps at once, is swapped for the iPad, and suddenly both dad and baby are happy.

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"What's going on? Ahhh, it looks like dad's tablet can only do one thing at a time. What if it were a Samsung Galaxy Tab S? With the Galaxy Tab S, the whole family has something to smile about."
The second advertisement pits the display of the iPad against the display of the Galaxy Tab S. In the spot, two friends are watching the same scary movie on an iPad and on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. A scene depicting a dark figure against a black background is shown on both tablets, with the figure not appearing on the iPad's screen.

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What went wrong here? Ahhh, It's not a Super AMOLED. What if it were a Samsung Galaxy Tab S? Compared to many LCDs, Super AMOLEDs give you 100 times higher contrast. Instead of 1000:1, you get 100,000:1 contrast. Conventional LCDs get their color using backlight but Super AMOLEDs turn off pixel by pixel, each emitting their own light. So you get all the fine details and varied shades of black that many LCDs can't show.
First announced in June, Samsung's newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S features a high-resolution (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display. During its presentation, Samsung touted the tablet's display quality, suggesting it had a more accurate color range, better contrast, and higher outdoor visibility than a typical LCD display. The Galaxy Tab S is also Samsung's thinnest tablet to date, offering a fingerprint sensor, an 11 hour battery life, and Android's multitasking features.

The iPad Air, in contrast, features a 2048 by 1536 Retina display with 3.1 million pixels. While it is unable to run two apps at once presently, split-screen multitasking is said to be in the works. Apple is also working on a new version of the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini, both of which are expected to come equipped with Touch ID fingerprint sensors and an A8 processor.

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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Did Samsung hire away Mark Penn from Microsoft?
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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Samsung's new motto: If you can't beat 'em, bash 'em.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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The last thing you could bash about the ipad is the screen. Don't see what more you could want from it?
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:43 PM   #5
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"Do you see what I see?"

Yeah, crappy ads.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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yet they fail miserably in sales compared to the single-tasker And supposedly not-so-great-resolution iPad ?

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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:46 PM   #7
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Samsung's latest P&L statement tells how well bashing Apple is working for them. Only a few billion shy of estimates: http://daringfireball.net/linked/201...omberg-samsung
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:47 PM   #8
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Sure, two different people watching two different video streams (who gets the audio?) is a totally realistic scenario.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:47 PM   #9
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This is honestly the worst commercial I've ever seen. Who shares an iPad with their infant? Why doesn't he watch the sports on the TV or the baby watch the show on the TV? If you have two shows on one device not only is that going to kill the battery, one of them will have no sound. Stupidest commercial I have ever seen
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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They should probably bash TSMC since they are the real competitors
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:48 PM   #11
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Yeah, no. These are cheesy as hell.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:49 PM   #12
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A typical iPad Dad would give his kid his old iPad. Problem solved
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:50 PM   #13
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Lol just look at what a mess the layout is, Samsung is so clueless.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:51 PM   #14
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Anybody else getting right click menu popups when they tap to play YouTube videos like these on their iPad (I have an iPad mini if it matters)? Didn't have this problem yesterday.

UPDATE: It seems the issue has been fixed - at least with the videos I have viewed today, including the ones in this article.

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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:51 PM   #15
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why does samsung resort to bashing ipad or apple products in general. i guess the their product is inferior that's why and i read somewhere (not macrumors) that their new galaxy phone is a flop...
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:51 PM   #16
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Anybody else getting right click menu popups when they tap to play YouTube videos like these on their iPad (I have an iPad mini if it matters)? Didn't have this problem yesterday.
Yeah. Same here
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:52 PM   #17
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I find myself in this kind of situation, like, all. the. time. I'm so grateful that Samsung has managed to make an ad that showed just how capable samsung is in having such a direct and meaningful impact on improving the quality of my life! I shall now go buy 2.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:53 PM   #18
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why does samsung resort to bashing ipad or apple products in general. i guess the their product is inferior that's why and i read somewhere (not macrumors) that their new galaxy phone is a flop...
Cause Mac VS PC commercial worked so well for apple!
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:53 PM   #19
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Advertising fail

Really poor execution of an interesting, useful feature. I hate to say it, but good advertising of an inferior product can sell over bad advertising of a superior product.

That being said, I'd still buy an apple product over a Samsung one any day
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:53 PM   #20
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Bad, isn't it? Typical, though. You got 2 cores, I got 4, they're better. How many dpi you got! Hey, I got more! Oh, and that crowd's a bunch of fanboys! Next big thing! Schoolyard taunts.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:54 PM   #21
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Anybody else getting right click menu popups when they tap to play YouTube videos like these on their iPad (I have an iPad mini if it matters)? Didn't have this problem yesterday.
Yes, both the wife and I are getting them. Very annoying.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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What kind of poor family don't own a TV at home? Stupid ad.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:55 PM   #23
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Regardless of it running one app at a time or twenty, it's still not an iPad.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:55 PM   #24
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Split screen would be awesome.

Email on one and Internet on other. I can see lots of other users. I wouldn't be bashing a feature like that.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:56 PM   #25
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Samsung split screen causes Cross eyed kid

I don't know about anybody else, but the kid looks crossed eye when he's watching the samsung tablet... If that product has that effect on people... they can keep it.

And yes, when I'm with a bunch of bros, I like to watch the same movie on my iPad instead of my tv! Make perfect sense!
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