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  • Samsung Takes Another Jab at Apple With New Galaxy S II Ad


    Samsung seems to be taking another jab at Apple and those who use Apple products with its new ad. In the new advertisement, the Galaxy SII’s larger screen and 4G speeds cause Apple fans to appear as whiny and mindless drones. Apple enthusiasts come off as the type of people who typically stand in line for days, get confused with rumors, and think linearly despite calling themselves “creative.” The advertisement is quite hilarious and I recommend that you watch it below:



    What Samsung did here is quite funny and to a certain extent, it does portray how some Apple enthusiasts behave. The ad seems to be Samsung’s counter to the ever growing popularity of the iPhone but I don’t think that this is the right way to do it. Trying to brag about your device and being snarky while doing so won’t really win over more customers but to an extent (at least in my opinion).

    What did you think of the ad? Did you find it as hilarious as I did? Share any thoughts and opinions below!

    Source: SamsungMobileUSA
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Takes Another Jab at Apple With New Galaxy S II Ad started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 113 Comments
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      and apple doesn't have fragmentation? just like Android, there are apple users on older devices too. they are stuck at firmware 3.x or 4.x and cannot ever get another update and there are apps that will only work with newer firmware.

      to say that if Samsung or others only made 3 phones they wouldn't sell as many is not a accurate statement. how many phones do you think apple would sell if there were 3 other manufacturers selling their phones but with iOS on it? Imagine how many people would be buying the Samsung Galaxy S II or Samsung Nexus if it came with iOS on it? how many iUsers would ditch apple's 3.5" screen in favor of a 4.3" or larger screen? how many iUsers do you think would ditch the iPhone 4S and its poor battery for a Nexus with a 720p display or even an LG Thrill with its HDMI and USB ports?

      the fact that there are multiple manufacturers selling Android is not a fault. apple wants to keep everything for themselves and control its users and some people just dont want to be told how to use their property.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      people just dont want to be told how to use their property.
      Thus jailbreaking was born. HOORAH.

      And rooting as well. Android users also hate to be told how to use their devices.
    1. crankor's Avatar
      crankor -
      Way to alienate potential customers, Samsung. It makes me want to switch...
    1. FukCantThink's Avatar
      FukCantThink -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      All these companies are sore losers. Since they can't sell as well as Apple's iOS devices, they have to brag and insult the competition. Do you see Apple doing this with their ads? They simply advertise their product, show some key features, nothing more, nothing less. Just proves how ****ty the competition is now a days.

      #Comeattackmefandroids.
      I'm a mac.
      I'm a PC.
      Ring any bells?
      Stabbing at the competition is how the game is played...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Thus jailbreaking was born. HOORAH.

      And rooting as well. Android users also hate to be told how to use their devices.
      There is one glaring difference though. Android phone manufacturers make not attempt to relock their phones. Many of them have bascially opened the doors for an easy root.

      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      and apple doesn't have fragmentation? just like Android, there are apple users on older devices too. they are stuck at firmware 3.x or 4.x and cannot ever get another update and there are apps that will only work with newer firmware.
      We are talking about an Apple device that is at LEAST 2.5 years old though (iPhone 3G). To my knowledge the 3GS and later are all up to date with 5.0.1 and able to run any and all apps. I think it's fair to say that you are going to drop support of a phone after the two year mark.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Thus jailbreaking was born. HOORAH.

      And rooting as well. Android users also hate to be told how to use their devices.
      Android does have to be rooted. my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II are rooted because I want to modify certain things like overclocking my S2 AND be able to adjust the battery voltage so I dont get shortened battery life.

      with my iPhone 4 its entirely different., I absolutely have to jailbreak because iOS lacks so many basic features. like;

      pictures in my contacts list
      ability to upload a photo to Facebook
      answer a text message without having to exit out of what Im doing an launch the sms app
      end tasks
      themes

      and so much more. I can all of these things out of the box with my S2., the i4 cannot. so rooting my Sammy products is optional rooting my Apple products is mandatory. even my wife whose not a techy could not endure using her i4 for 1 week without it being jailbroken, after updating to iOS 5, she's tired of the iphone.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      A samsung galaxy S2 can respond to a text message without leaving the app you are in right out of the box?
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by cookie181992 View Post
      No offence, and while I don't personally like android since my HTC phone update got abandoned and the phone had a bootloader that made it impossible to root, consider how many different android phones samsung and other companies make compared to Apple producing only three phones. of course android will have a bigger market share, but the fragmentation that is causes for a lot users isn't acceptable (the amount of apps I downloaded from the market that didn't run on my hardware/software drove me into getting an iPhone)

      If Samsung, HTC, Motorola & many others only made 3 phones, there would be no way they would sell as many

      well, for one. Apple made more than 3 phones, they made 5. and 4 of them are still being sold. while there's no single phone model that sells more than the iPhone your statement works both ways, if only one company sold an Android phone then the iPhone might not be the top selling phone. in addition, Samsung as a company sells more phones than Apple as a company, and not by a small margin but by a large margin.

      I hate it when people try to defend iOS by saying that Android only sells more because there are more companies making Android phones as opposed to saying that Android sells more because Android hardware and OS comes packed with features that consumers want. a variety of handset styles and options coupled with an OS that's not only customizable but literally packs dozens and dozens of features that are either impossible or unavailable on iOS.

      Answer this question honestly if you can., which do you think would sell more. the current model iPhone 4S running iOS 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S II or Samsung Galaxy Nexus running iOS 5 (imagining that there never was an Android OS)

      which would be more desired, an iPhone 4S for its looks or a Samsung for its superior display, superior sound, larger screen size and expansion options?

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      A samsung galaxy S2 can respond to a text message without leaving the app you are in right out of the box?
      yes, I dont know if all models can. remember there is the international version, the t-mobile version, the sprint version and the AT&T version with Touch Wiz.

      Touch Wiz comes installed on my S II. with my Tab 10.1 it came with stock honeycomb, touch wiz was an option.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      well, for one. Apple made more than 3 phones, they made 5. and 4 of them are still being sold. while there's no single phone model that sells more than the iPhone your statement works both ways, if only one company sold an Android phone then the iPhone might not be the top selling phone. in addition, Samsung as a company sells more phones than Apple as a company, and not by a small margin but by a large margin.

      I hate it when people try to defend iOS by saying that Android only sells more because there are more companies making Android phones as opposed to saying that Android sells more because Android hardware and OS comes packed with features that consumers want. a variety of handset styles and options coupled with an OS that's not only customizable but literally packs dozens and dozens of features that are either impossible or unavailable on iOS.

      Answer this question honestly if you can., which do you think would sell more. the current model iPhone 4S running iOS 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S II or Samsung Galaxy Nexus running iOS 5 (imagining that there never was an Android OS)

      which would be more desired, an iPhone 4S for its looks or a Samsung for its superior display, superior sound, larger screen size and expansion options?



      yes, I dont know if all models can. remember there is the international version, the t-mobile version, the sprint version and the AT&T version with Touch Wiz.

      Touch Wiz comes installed on my S II. with my Tab 10.1 it came with stock honeycomb, touch wiz was an option.
      I had a Samsung Galaxy S2 for a month or two. It was the international version I believe. Had touch wiz on it and I didnt see any option to "quick" respond to texts. Coulda missed it though.

      As for your other question if I am being honest I would take a Galaxy S2 phone with iOS on it in a heartbeat over the 4S screen and design. But I would take iOS over Android in terms of software everytime.
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      All these companies are sore losers. Since they can't sell as well as Apple's iOS devices, they have to brag and insult the competition. Do you see Apple doing this with their ads? They simply advertise their product, show some key features, nothing more, nothing less. Just proves how ****ty the competition is now a days.

      #Comeattackmefandroids.
      have you actually tried the sgs2 tmobile version, i have it is amazing i have rooted it, and it has all the featchrures as iphone but it does everything twice as fast its is iphone after u jb it is so frickin slow sgs2 tmobile is the best phone
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      have you actually tried the sgs2 tmobile version, i have it is amazing i have rooted it, and it has all the featchrures as iphone but it does everything twice as fast its is iphone after u jb it is so frickin slow sgs2 tmobile is the best phone
      Lol. The iPhone 4S has not even been jail broken publicly so how do u know it's faster than the iPhone when jailbroken? If your comparing it to the iPhone 4 and not the 4s. Well there is no comparison. iPhone 4 is slow compared to the 4S so what's your point? If this is an iOS vs. Android iOS wins Carrier IQ is not logging ever keystroke and button push and SMS. So iOS wins. Sorry.
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      Lol. The iPhone 4S has not even been jail broken publicly so how do u know it's faster than the iPhone when jailbroken? If your comparing it to the iPhone 4 and not the 4s. Well there is no comparison. iPhone 4 is slow compared to the 4S so what's your point? If this is an iOS vs. Android iOS wins Carrier IQ is not logging ever keystroke and button push and SMS. So iOS wins. Sorry.
      I have a jalibroken ipt4 and a rooted tmoblie sgs2, to have a lot of jailbreak tweaks on the ipt4 and pretty much all the same function tweaks on the sgs2 and my sgs2 is a lot fater and more responsive, the iPhone is simple and good for people who aren't very geeky and want a simple device but sgs2 is for geeks and is really well for customizing a lot
    1. versatilias's Avatar
      versatilias -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      All these companies are sore losers. Since they can't sell as well as Apple's iOS devices, they have to brag and insult the competition. Do you see Apple doing this with their ads? They simply advertise their product, show some key features, nothing more, nothing less. Just proves how ****ty the competition is now a days.

      #Comeattackmefandroids.
      i take it you are too young to remember the mac vs pc commercials that were running for "quite" a while???

      hence, love is blind... you only see the good things and forget/ignore/can't believe/etc... the bad that they do...