Samsung offering Free phone to iPhone users

LuvIphone

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Battery life Iphone the gets owned



Captivate.......Up to 13 hours talk time; up to 750 hours standby


Iphone 4....Up to 6 hours talk time; up to 300 hours standby
 

LuvIphone

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Captivate vs Iphone 4 (Speed)

Iphone 4 gets owned in every test... Captivate is faster/ considering over a period of time look how much time you save using Captivate.. Iphone 4 keeps coming in last. LOL but has the best zoom.. It's sooooo smooth, just like Apples marketing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLLi5ccES4o
 

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Great, another item to eBay (the Samsung Galaxy that is) :D
 

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Captivate vs Iphone 4 (Speed)

Iphone 4 gets owned in every test... Captivate is faster/ considering over a period of time look how much time you save using Captivate.. Iphone 4 keeps coming in last. LOL but has the best zoom.. It's sooooo smooth, just like Apples marketing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLLi5ccES4o
Not sure if you noticed but the iPhone had 4 other websites loaded on it while doing those tests. I smell bias :rolleyes:
 

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Sleazy E said:
Captivate vs Iphone 4 (Speed)

Iphone 4 gets owned in every test... Captivate is faster/ considering over a period of time look how much time you save using Captivate.. Iphone 4 keeps coming in last. LOL but has the best zoom.. It's sooooo smooth, just like Apples marketing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLLi5ccES4o
Not sure if you noticed but the iPhone had 4 other websites loaded on it while doing those tests. I smell bias :rolleyes:
Does having extra pages open really degrade performance that much? I was under the impression that it would flush and reload any pages if ram was low as that what Safari used to do on my old iPhone.

The Nexus results are pretty much consistent with what Engadget were getting when they tested the iP4 against FroYo.
 

intervenient

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Cool. I'll take a free one.. to sell on eBay. Giving away a product. Talk about desperate.

Or a brilliant display of marketing. Big bad Apple locks down users and even releases malfunctioning hardware...and here's glorious Samsung, blonde locks billowing in the wind, delivering wonderful, capable handsets to all.
 

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Their phone is so good that they need to give them away for people to use them! :D
Its called taking some market share away from another. However, that is in the UK i believe.

Remember when (if your a sports fan) ESPN Football 2K5 sold their games for $19.00 and it was a better game than Madden? What did EA do? Embrace the compitition?

Hell no, they bought the NFL exclusive rights and locked everyone else out because the next year they would of got hammered by that game.....haha
 

moussekateer

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This story happened last week. It turned out they were giving them to a few people with connections to well known or influential companies and marketing agencies who had complained on twitter about their iPhone 4's. Clever marketing. They're NOT handing them out like candies.

Also, from the article; 'We decided to contact a cross secession of individuals'. Cross secession? Great proofreading there.
 

ChazUK

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Wow... Is it really hard to work out why Samsung did this?

It's a... Publicity stunt

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-07/23/samsung-galaxy-s-iphone

Update: We've got official word from Samsung that this is legitimate. A spokesperson for the company told us: "Recently there has been a real increase in online activity from consumers dissatisfied with some of our competitors’ products. We decided to contact a cross section of individuals to offer them a free Samsung Galaxy S as a replacement, as we’re confident that once people have the phone in their hands, they’ll see how impressive it is for themselves."

Full disclosure: Tiffany Nieuwland is an employee of Condé Nast who works in digital marketing.
Tut tut Samsung. One of those cross section of people happen to work in digital marketing eh? :(
 

whsbuss

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As already mentioned above, it's not desperation. It's just marketing. You give out your products to influential people who will spread the word. That's how marketing works.
Exactly.

Why do you think Apple has released the testing of other phones showing the reducing bars? Because VZW, Sprint, and T-mobile will try to target Apple in their ads this holiday season. Apple could have prevented all this negative PR by doing full testing.
 

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Its a great publicity stunt, and has garnered a lot of attention. It seems Samsung has done a great job in marketing their Galaxy phone against the iPhone. Still, I'm no fan of their phones, nor their UI that they placed on top of android.
 

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Is it just me or does the Android UI on the Captivate look hideously ugly? It looks like a color screen phone from 1998. The video quality looks good but the UI is seriously ugly!
 

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Is it just me or does the Android UI on the Captivate look hideously ugly? It looks like a color screen phone from 1998. The video quality looks good but the UI is seriously ugly!
You can install another launcher if you don't like it. ADW Launcher is good and is very faithful to a stock Android 2.2 launcher.

I have the TouchWiz launcher installed on my N1 and think it's alright myself.
 

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You can install another launcher if you don't like it. ADW Launcher is good and is very faithful to a stock Android 2.2 launcher.
I'm partial to Launcher Pro myself


It gives me the cool cube affect for the app drawer, the performance is much better then the stock UI on my Droid x and I can limit the number of screen panels (I only need 3 not the 7 the stock UI provides). Plus the home button gives me the expose like feature of seeing all of the screens and selecting which one I want.