Ugh...Samsung's Presentation Made Me Feel Embarrassed For Them

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by John55455, Mar 14, 2013.


What did you think of Samsung's presentation? (Multi-choice)

  1. Awkward

    26 vote(s)
  2. Hard to watch

    20 vote(s)
  3. Horrible

    14 vote(s)
  4. Average

    4 vote(s)
  5. Informative

    4 vote(s)
  6. Good

    6 vote(s)
  7. Entertaining

    10 vote(s)
  8. Better than Apple's keynotes

    7 vote(s)
  9. Complete disaster

    21 vote(s)
  10. What the **** just happened?

    26 vote(s)
  1. John55455 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    This was so hard to watch.

    I just felt embarrassed for them. Does that ever happen to you? Like if you're watching a talent show or something and the people obviously suck or keep messing up and you get that weird sympathy type feeling.

    The one thing they forgot to copy was Apple's presentations.

    It was sooo awkward. From the jokes that no one laughed at, to the lack of clapping when someone was introduced. It was so over the top, horrible writing. And of course that guy who could barely speak English at the beginning of the show.

    Honestly, how could Samsung allow this to happen? It was just so obviously bad.

    (But the Galaxy S4 looked SWEET at least, I'm buying it)

    So was it just me or did the presentation just suck?
  2. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Samsung would be so much better off if they hired a famous and well-liked actor or actress to be their presenter, instead of giving into the boss's stage fantasies.

    Hmm. For that matter, so would Apple.

    Both companies have incredibly boring people on stage these days.
  3. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Just finished watching it. Some parts I laughed, other parts I forwarded through. Overall, the presentation was meh.
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Seems like they try to hard. It grew rather annoying as it went on.
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I voted average, as no matter how they presented it ......... I was only interested in the info. This goes for Apple's keynotes too.
  6. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    I thought it was kind of refreshing with a bit of a WTF moment as opposed to Tim Cook's totally uncharismatic ramblings. Also I'm not surprised, just watch any South Korean live TV happening and you'll see that they have quite a...different approach than the usual western production style :D
  7. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I would rather have just read the specs/features in a list and been shown a couple pics. I couldn't even finish watching that it was so horrible. SO MUCH DERP, EVERYWHERE.

    The phone looks great, don't get me wrong... but Samsung made this whole thing very much not about the phone tonight, and that's on them. They tried to demonstrate real life scenarios where these new features would be cool to have. I get that. But all I saw was a bunch of skits that looked like they were designed for a grade school play.
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Maybe they are trying to appeal to people who like "Glee".

    As for me, I clawed at my eyes several times and vomited once or twice.
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    I haven't watched it and will not watch it given some of the commentary released on the announcement.

    All the info I needed to know is out there so that will do for the Galaxy SIIIs.... I mean 4.....:eek:
  10. Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    It was quite horrible, but then the iPhone 5 one wasn't much better when they had it just appear on a little stand that rose up from the ground. That was tacky.
  11. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Imagine not being able to forward through. You wouldn't have been laughing then, ;)


    That's quite the insult your throwing there to people who like Glee.
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    My thoughts from another thread: Has it occured to anyone that Samsung knew their presentation was over the top, and did so just to make headlines? Effective marketing, get more people talking about their new phone due to the odd reveal. More people will now know about the latest Samsung Galaxy S because of the weirdness of the announcement than if they did a more proper reveal. Even if people don't watch it, they'll hear about it and know what it was about... the Galaxy S4. If they know about they Galaxy S4 after this, the marketing stunt worked!
  13. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    I swear..

    between this and the "BORN MOBILE" Qualcomm presentation.. Why can't they hire a normal person with some degrees of common sense to plan their BIGGEST presentation of the year???

    As much as I trumpet the advantages of Android over Apple, Apple's presentations certainly have a high level of sophistication and professionalism that Samsung and Qualcomm just don't comprehend/match. It's as if their event planning committee are all from Pluto, smoking some serious stuff.
  14. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I cringed throughout the whole thing, it was utterly terrible. Why didn't they just show us the cool stuff the phone could do?

    You know when you watched an event hosted by Steve Jobs and had the reality distortion field where you think the new product is the best thing ever but a few hours later you look back and wonder why you thought it was so great?

    This was basically the opposite. I finished watching this thing (after all that hype Sammy built up) and felt like never buying another Samsung product again. Only after looking at the details of the S4 on the Verge and watching a few videos did I go, "actually, the product itself is very good." But that presentation, it left a horrible taste in my mouth and actually turned me off the product.

    Seriously, Samsung, next time you do this, just get a charismatic person up on the stage to show us the phone and tell us all the awesome stuff it does. You'll come off a lot more favourably.
  15. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    It was horrendous.

    I like musicals, but I hated that presentation. It wasn't the right way to present the device. Last year was much better but the marketing was too cheesy. "Inspired by nature" etc.
  16. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    You won't feel embarrassed for them when you see their sales numbers..
  17. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    We'll still feel embarrassed for them but at least they'll have a good reason to sing and dance then :p
  18. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    They'll be good but they won't have been helped by that crappy presentation. I'm not insulting the product or any of Samsung's other advertising, because of all that seems to be working well for them, but this presentation in particular was utterly terrible.
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    True just hard to feel embarrassed for people getting paid millions ha..
  20. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    I guess they got what they wanted in the end anyway - everyone is talking about it.
  21. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I wouldn't have minded at all if someone just stood there and explained all of the features without the overly flamboyant host and show. It was too much and unnecessary.
  22. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
  23. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    You could give your poll some kind of order, from bad to good or the other way round. But as it is, it's quite hard to interpret. First it says Awkward, Hard to watch, and Horrible, then follow some positive adjectives like good and entertaining and then it says Complete disaster ans WTF just happened?.

    Really, bring some kind of order in there, so one can actually interpret the poll without being some sort of super brain :)


    well, alright, it's bad at the top and bottom of the list, but still...
  24. Greg. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
    This presentation felt like what a Korean Marketing group would create for an American audience.
  25. DeathChill macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2005
    I cannot agree more. Tim Cook is not interesting to listen to, nor is anyone else they put up there. They don't seem genuinely excited like Steve did.

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