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  • Samsung Continues Bashing Apple With Its "Old-School" Ad Campaign


    Samsung previously aired its TV ad where the Korean company made fun of iPhone users and flaunted their Galaxy S II. Many people seemed to see the humor of the situation while others dismissed it as bad marketing. The advertisement wasn’t the last of Samsung’s antics though as the company continues what seems to be an anti-Apple campaign with images on its official U.S. Facebook page.



    The images suggest that the iPhone 4S is “old school” compared to the Samsung’s “Cutting Edge” technology. Paired with the iPhone are older methods of communication such as the mobile phone of the 1980s and even some cups paired with a string. Samsung event went as far as throwing down another comparison pointing out how Apple’s handset does not support newer technology such as LTE, is thicker, doesn’t support a return policy for apps, has a smaller screen size, and has a battery which is not removable/replaceable.



    Furthermore, the company has been actively posting things indirectly bashing the iPhone (as well as other phones on the market). You can find some of these wall posts below:

    • True or False: It’s cooler to be cutting edge than old school.
    • Take your pick: Carrying a magnifying glass or click to zoom?
    • Sleek + Slim = The Next Big Thing!
    • ‎“The line is moving… Just kidding!”
    • Sick of squinting? It’s okay, Samsung has a phone for that.
    • Sketchy battery? It’s okay, Samsung has a phone for that.
    • When it comes to storing data – size does matter.
    • If it looks the same and feels the same – it’s probably the same.
    • Why don’t you just get a 4G phone? Stop Waiting. The Samsung Galaxy S II is 4G with a huge display.
    • If you’re done with the thrill of looking for outlets in public places, the Samsung Galaxy S II has over 8 hours of talk time and a removable/replaceable battery. So when you’re on the go, you can stay on the go.
    The campaign appears to be creating a substantial amount of buzz and the company seems to be committed to continue. The possibility of the campaign being effective is there but as mentioned previously, bashing competition is a pretty sleazy way of converting users. It's a pretty risky move, especially when you are bashing a company/phone that has a large number of satisfied users and high predicted sales/stock value.



    As with the previous Samsung commercial, I found this to be funny as well and not as offensive as some loyal iOS users may find it to be but I’d like to hear what some of you think. Share your thoughts below!

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Continues Bashing Apple With Its "Old-School" Ad Campaign started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      So let me get this straight... Samsung takes an iDevice, copies it, then bashes the model they copied it from stating theirs is better. Why would I want to buy a device from a company who can't think for themselves. Sad, sad Samsung.The commercials portray the customers as smart & unique when they are really just copy cats of the real thing... the iPhone.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      When your the Champ (iPhone) everyone takes cheap shots, and run there mouth. That's the way it is in everything, when your on top, everyone tries anything to dethrone you.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      I like how Samsung shows the iPhone folks in line for their phone when the Samsung owners already have theirs. Just goes to show people are willing to wait for the better product.
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      So let me get this straight... Samsung takes an iDevice, copies it, then bashes the model they copied it from stating theirs is better. Why would I want to buy a device from a company who can't think for themselves. Sad, sad Samsung.The commercials portray the customers as smart & unique when they are really just copy cats of the real thing... the iPhone.
      Did you miss your oxygen intake for the day or are you just that dumb? your entire post carries no weight or intelligence.

      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      I see the iCloud comment now. Your grammar is just so poor I had a hard time differentiating between your gratuitous use of commas where a period should be. 24 hours on a single charge? I can make a GS2 last 24 hours...if I don't use it. Glass does shatter easier than plastic but it also looks a lot better which is why it is used in the GS2 as well as the iPhone 4.

      The 1/3rd comment is both false and misleading. Go to the App Store and download every single app and construct a database of how many apps duplicate functionality before you go spouting off about something for which you have no proof. I'll see you in 20 years.

      I'm happy to hear you've ONLY experienced 4 force closes since August. I've had my iPhone 4 since last year and I've experienced 0. All computers experience memory leaks the longer they are run without a fresh boot. Smartphones are computers. Very small computers with less functionality than a full desktop or laptop but still computers thus are subject to the same issues common in ALL computers.

      Mostly thinner is not thinner. 8.87mm-9.91mm is not thinner than 9.3mm since the thickest part of the GS2 is thicker than the thickest part of the iP4. If it was a pure argument based on the thinnest possible area then the winner would just design a phone that has a useless part that tapers to a razor edge just to make that claim, which is absurd.

      The reason malware is on the Android market is because Google allows it to exist through their lackadaisical approach to monitoring apps. Apple declines apps that are malware to protect the end user. Shocking.

      So, former Apple user, go back to Phandroid.

      Just the mere fact that you'll sit there and say that Apple doesn't care about customer service reeks of trolling and I'll end this argument on you being an idiot.
      Thank you Mr English teacher I'm so glad to have you hear to help me through my day, apparently you have never looked at the back of an Iphone where there is "Glass".

      Wrong again, the 1/3rd comment is pretty damn accurate but your too stubborn to see. Look its pretty simple actually and no one needs to go through all the apps to prove it. Pick a few apps in any category and look around those ones and you likely see about 2, 3 or more that have nearly indentical functionality, then apply that to the entire store and the numbers speak for themselves.

      Glad to see you haven't experience a FC on an Iphone, if you did I'd be extremely surprised. Androids do not have memory leaks, if you actually paid attention when you used one you would see that the OS shuts down apps as they are not used and gives the memory back to the OS, in the odd event it gets low on memory you still have a task manager, which Apple either doesn't understand how to implement or is just to ignorant to care.

      Again you are "mostly" incorrect, your still not getting the point so again forget it.

      Thank you for reiterating what I already said. And no Apple does not monitor its apps the protect its users, it does as it pleases to keep anyone releasing apps that embarrass them or are useful to the end user.

      You are obviously as ignorant as Apple to its customer service issues, and I just don't have the time nor do I care to present with multitude of examples where they just don't care to help the customer, your the customer, its your money your wasting, so please by all means enjoy.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Nobody feed the troll!
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cellular View Post
      Because fan boys get offended
      +1
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      When your the Champ (iPhone) everyone takes cheap shots, and run there mouth. That's the way it is in everything, when your on top, everyone tries anything to dethrone you.
      So Samsung would be the champ of tablets then, since Apple took the first shot to get them off store shelves.

      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      I like how Samsung shows the iPhone folks in line for their phone when the Samsung owners already have theirs. Just goes to show people are willing to wait for the better product.
      Antenngate issues, Battery problems, inability to produce a "white" product for nearly an entire year. You sure you got the better product?
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      If you guys have tried the Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad 2 when using something like quickoffice or docs to go then there is a very noticeable accuracy problem with the galaxy tab when typing in landscape mode like a regular keyboard.

      The reason I bring it up is because I had the opportunity to try out a GS2 and the same problem exists in landscape mode when composing a text.

      I wonder if the lack of materials available due to Apple gobbling them all up is causing lesser quality ones to get shipped to Samsung instead.
    1. Madman604x's Avatar
      Madman604x -
      By the way. Samsung makes phone hardware. Google makes the Android OS.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Yeah I think it was a combination touchscreen calibration + software problem
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      If you guys have tried the Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad 2 when using something like quickoffice or docs to go then there is a very noticeable accuracy problem with the galaxy tab when typing in landscape mode like a regular keyboard.

      The reason I bring it up is because I had the opportunity to try out a GS2 and the same problem exists in landscape mode when composing a text.

      I wonder if the lack of materials available due to Apple gobbling them all up is causing lesser quality ones to get shipped to Samsung instead.
      This would be a software bug not hardware, if it were hardware related it would have nothing to do with lesser quality materials, it would be due to the hardware design and implementation.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Just the mere fact that Samsung is constantly comparing the GS2 to the iP4 reeks of desperation and has me wondering why is Samsung swinging from Apple's nuts.
    1. NiCKmatteis's Avatar
      NiCKmatteis -
      the wallpaper and status bar on that phone are from HTC, NOT SAMSUNG, so they copy apple hardware and htc software. where are they going with these ad campaigns?
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by NiCKmatteis View Post
      the wallpaper and status bar on that phone are from HTC, NOT SAMSUNG, so they copy apple hardware and htc software. where are they going with these ad campaigns?
      I agree. I wonder who Samsung pilfered that hideous font from too.

      Larger screen, removable battery, active wallpapers, etc. It's all fluff.

      The iPhone may not do as much but it also doesn't claim to do everything either. Despite not doing everything, what it does do it does better than anyone else and a 96% customer satisfaction rating backs that up.

      Now where is that damn troll to pick apart my post and try to incite another argument.
    1. iAmirul's Avatar
      iAmirul -
      Dear Samsung, less is more. we dont need widgets which is nowhere near useful, live wallpapers that no one gives a **** about and fancy thin devices that is flimsy to the touch. i find it ultra-contradicting for a device to be thin but overly wide. plus, i cant type as easily as i do on my iphone 4 than on the SGS2. and removable battery? seriously? during my last 10 years where i have used phones with removable batteries, i have never really made use of the "removable battery" feature. bleah,


      ps, i find it funny how people who hates idevices are lurking in modmyI page. go somewhere else