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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 -
      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.

      another factually challenged iFanboy !!

      cant sell as well as Apple's iOS? what fantasy land do you live in because everybody knows that Samsung sells more phones than Apple., 65% more according to some sources. and everybody knows that Android's WORLD WIDE MARKET SHARE is 52% while iOS is a paltry 15% EVEN IN THE US, Samsung's market share is more than twice that of Apple according to comScore 9.2011

      I wouldn't say it sucks because it doesn't. It does what it does well and Android does what it does well. they both have strengths and weaknesses.

      Id rather say that iOS & Android are like the Camaro & the Mustang either iOS being either car.
    1. leandrogw2's Avatar
      leandrogw2 -
      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.
      Dude... haven't you heard? Samsung is ahead of apple in smartphone sales....
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Haha, I think this ad is great. Very funny.@eZStar, is a prime example of the typical hardcore Apple users. It's seen as a religion for many, and any insult to Apple is an insult to their beliefs. Take it easy mate, it's just a commercial. It's like SJ was the lord and savour of tech, and his return to apple in the 90s was his second coming.
    1. pcrussell50's Avatar
      pcrussell50 -
      I'll bet my dollar to your dime, eZStaR is a recent convert to the whole apple fad. you can tell it from his style. he just sounds fresh and excited about the apple universe, rather than seasoned and experienced, with the solid grounding in reality that comes with it.
    1. Cellular's Avatar
      Cellular -
      Wow what a very accurate ad lol
    1. cookie181992's Avatar
      cookie181992 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      another factually challenged iFanboy !!

      cant sell as well as Apple's iOS? what fantasy land do you live in because everybody knows that Samsung sells more phones than Apple., 65% more according to some sources. and everybody knows that Android's WORLD WIDE MARKET SHARE is 52% while iOS is a paltry 15% EVEN IN THE US, Samsung's market share is more than twice that of Apple according to comScore 9.2011

      I wouldn't say it sucks because it doesn't. It does what it does well and Android does what it does well. they both have strengths and weaknesses.

      Id rather say that iOS & Android are like the Camaro & the Mustang either iOS being either car.
      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
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      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.
      You are kidding right???
      Apple's "Hi! I'm Apple. Hi! I'm PC" ads, everything in the ads attack PCs.
      You just proved how ****ty Apple already am few years back.
      I guess I can't blame you, that ad probably touched a nerve... Did you wait in line for the 4S and consider it to be an event?
    1. mladost13's Avatar
      mladost13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by leandrogw2 View Post
      Dude... haven't you heard? Samsung is ahead of apple in smartphone sales....
      Do you know how many smartphone models does Samsung have? Just since 2010 has released 18 models, Apple just 2, samsung targets all types of niche markets, Apple focuses on just one. Please do a research on quality vs. quantity, at the end quality is rewarded above all.

      Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 released 2011
      Samsung Stratosphere released 2011
      Samsung Epic 4G Touch released 2011
      Samsung Conquer 4G released 2011
      Samsung Infuse 4G $199.00, released 2011
      Samsung Droid Charge $619.00, released 2011
      Samsung Nexus S 4G $579.00, released 2011
      Samsung Galaxy S II released 2011
      Samsung Galaxy S 4G $419.00, released 2011
      Samsung Nexus S released 2010
      Samsung Continuum $299.00, released 2010
      Samsung Focus released 2010
      Samsung Transform $379.00, released 2010
      Samsung Fascinate $469.00, released 2010
      Samsung Epic 4G $529.00, released 2010
      Samsung Captivate $365.00, released 2010
      Samsung Vibrant $399.00, released 2010
      Samsung Intercept $221.00, released 2010
    1. Green Chicken's Avatar
      Green Chicken -
      I'm an Apple fan and I enjoyed the commercial. It was funny and clever. Not sure what percentage of the time this "insult you into buying our product" advertising model works, but it was cleverly executed.
    1. iPhonePutz's Avatar
      iPhonePutz -
      Quote Originally Posted by chriskaraokeman View Post
      I don't even think about iphones anymore...
      But you're still hanging out on an iPhone forum.
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      Found it hilarious... This is competition. We'll see if the commercial works... if it gets people to even look at the SII then it worked. Better these funny commercials than the patent suits.
    1. iKillYou's Avatar
      iKillYou -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      You're not very bright, are you?


      Too bad there's just as many, if not more, fanboys on the other side of the fence. I've seen plenty of comments form people who were bent on buying a Nexus phone whenever it comes out without even knowing what the specs were going to be: the same people who like ot rip on Apple for having less mp's a gHz's than some Android phones. FanDroids couldn't say enough about how amazingly better the SGSII camera is because it's 8mp vs Apple's 5mp. Then the Nexus came out with a 5mp camera and suddenly mp's didn't matter any more. It's the same crap with a proportionately small groups on both sides, and Samsung is in poor taste by insulting insulting potential customers instead of simply stating how their product is better than the competition.
      Boy look at that grammar, you're definitely a Crapple fanboy all the way. Simple things for simple people
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by iKillYou View Post
      Boy look at that grammar, you're definitely a Crapple fanboy all the way. Simple things for simple people
      Grammar? You don't say! Let's see.

      "Boy look at that grammar"
      This is an independent clause. You do not put a comma after it; use a period instead. Also, add a comma after the word, "boy."

      "you're definitely a Crapple fanboy all the way"
      This is also an independent clause. Start a new sentence.

      Your statement should have looked like this:
      Boy, look at that grammar. You're definitely a Crapple fanboy all the way.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Okay, this is getting out of hand.

      Keep the insults to yourselves. A haven for trolls this is not.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      kinda funny but wont impact the number of iPhones that Apple will sell in the least but nice try Samsung
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by cookie181992 View Post
      If Samsung, HTC, Motorola & many others only made 3 phones, there would be no way they would sell as many
      That's the thing with market share. It doesn't matter. Apple made a choice, as did the companies you listed.

      I remember (in the states) when people here said Android would be nothing if/when Verizon got the iPhone. Hmmm... it was a never crushed. Sprint also had a ton of Android devices. As far as I know, still going strong. Why on earth do people look for reasons to make Apple the underdog when they are clearly not? Apple makes business decisions, Samsung makes business decisions, and their successes and failures have a lot to do with these business decisions.

      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      kinda funny but wont impact the number of iPhones that Apple will sell in the least but nice try Samsung
      I see you missed the goal with this ad. Has nothing to do with wanting to kill iPhone sales. It has everything to do with boosting sales of those potential customers that want the exact opposite of iPhone.

      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      Okay, this is getting out of hand.

      Keep the insults to yourselves. A haven for trolls this is not.
      Master Yoda?
    1. NickFerguson's Avatar
      NickFerguson -
      Hang on a second "Siri, what phone do you think is the best?"
    1. pcrussell50's Avatar
      pcrussell50 -
      ... 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)
      all very true about fragmentation. it's the price that must be paid in order to maintain the leading edge. if you try to preserve legacy compatibility, it will crush you. just ask microsoft, when it comes to OS'es. when it comes to OS'es, apple has no problem starting with a clean sheet of paper, where your old software, that you paid good money for, will no longer work. if you are a recent fanboi, like 90% of apple users today, you might not have experienced this... yet. as to HTC, and their locked bootloader? that was a bad move on their part. totally counter to the anodroid/linux/open source concept... and they realize it. they publically announced last summer that they would no longer sell phones with locked bootloaders. this is good news for the nerds.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Apple mocks it's competitor in Ads: Marketing GeniusApple gets mock in competitors Ads: BLASPHEMY!!!They're funny ads, some people need to chill out and stop taking things so seriously. Some of you take jabs at Apple so personally.
    1. maximvd's Avatar
      maximvd -
      If someone in Belgium buys an iPhone its in most cases just so they can say "look at me with my expensive phone". It's not used because you can check your email on the go and other work related things but just a symbol of status.

      I think the ad is funny because I don't see why you would want to wait for hour in a line for a phone...
      But don't think I hate Apple or something, i got 3 iPod's and I must say you can't find a better music player but the price is a little high. also when my screen broke i had to pay 170 € to replace it but it's still cheaper than buying a new one (279 €)