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Samsung says iPhone 5s users have 'screen envy' of Galaxy S5 in latest ad

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In a commercial released on Monday, Samsung goes after Apple's rumored larger-screened iPhone offerings expected to launch this fall, saying the Galaxy smartphone line has had the feature for two years.


Source: Samsung via YouTube


The ad is an obvious dig at Apple's reluctance to roll out big-screened "phablet" phones, instead opting for more manageable screen sizes with ratios both conducive the one-handed use and backwards compatibility with older apps.

Two friends sit at a coffee bar, one with an iPhone 5s, the other with a Galaxy S5. The iPhone owner makes a comment about rumors regarding Apple's expected launch of a larger-screened "iPhone 6."

"That hasn't happened yet," the Samsung user asks before a narrator says, "You know that thing you've been waiting on for like two years, and how it's supposed to be awesome and how it's going to blow your mind? Well it's been here this whole time. But maybe you like waiting."

The two friends compare phones, with the 4-inch iPhone 5s showing a Macworld article regarding rumors of the so-called "iPhone Air," which is thought to hit later this year with a 5.5-inch screen.

The Galaxy owner says, "You must be happy," before stepping out to answer a call.

Interestingly, the Galaxy S5 employs a 5.1-inch screen, a size in between Apple rumored next-gen hardware, which is thought to be coming in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors.

post #2 of 105
Samsung is doooom
post #3 of 105
Pathetic.

All Samsung is doing is insuring more people will switch to the iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 is the mother of all upgrades.

Samsung is desperately trying to avoid the Typhoon, Hurricane, Earthquake and Tsunami that is coming right at it.
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Is that an iPad mini up to his ear¡


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post #5 of 105
I guess Samsung would have to tread carefully here. By showing a rumor article from a magazine they're covering their asses by giving away inside information they might already know (because they're a supplier of LCD screens).

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post #6 of 105
Where is Samsung's TV Ad about Apple's 'child labor envy'? Opps... too soon?

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post #7 of 105
Oh Samsung are you pathetic....pathetically obsessed with Apple. Clearly they're freaked out about what's coming from Apple and how it will impact future Galaxy sales. Probably why we're hearing rumors of an all metal Galaxy phone coming out in the fall.
post #8 of 105
Yeah, except I don't. I like my 3.5" screen to be honest (little thumbs). I think big phones look stupid and if you use one I assume you are a socially and economically depressed douche.
post #9 of 105
LOL, Apple has sold so many more iPhone 5's than Samsung has sold S5. I love desperation!!
post #10 of 105
Shows how terrified they are of the new iPhone 6, it's cute really. They know the iPhone 6 will be their demise.
post #11 of 105
I'd really like to see Samsung come out with ads that simply talk about their own products instead of featuring iPhones in every ad.
post #12 of 105
I wish Apple would come out with a SMALLER phone like the old Palm Pre - just to F* wit the industry.

Then we'd know for sure that all these other companies are just copy-cats.

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post #13 of 105
Okay, I realize Samsung is trying to change perceptions or sway current iPhone users to switch.

But this could come back to haunt them.

What if the iPhone 6 does indeed address all the 'shortcomings' Samsung has mentioned?

Then surely, there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to buy a Galaxy S5.
post #14 of 105

Really could a company BE more needy that Samsung?

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LOL, Apple has sold so many more iPhone 5's than Samsung has sold S5. I love desperation!!

IIRC they've sold more 5Cs than Sam has sold S5's.....

post #16 of 105
Just hope we still have a 4" high end model as an option. Me and millions of other happy iPhone owners do not have big screen envy. Please don't forget about us, Apple.
post #17 of 105

I admit I have Samsung screen envy, but that's doesn't mean I'm going to buy one. In 2 months this commercial will be irrelevant.

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Okay, I realize Samsung is trying to change perceptions or sway current iPhone users to switch.

But this could come back to haunt them.

What if the iPhone 6 does indeed address all the 'shortcomings' Samsung has mentioned?

Then surely, there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to buy a Galaxy S5.

Ummm....are you under the illusion that it hasn't already come back and kicked samsung? Their mobile sales are falling and the S5 is selling worse than 5S's and they've been out for almost a year. Also, there are no shortcomings in an iphone that could make samsung look like a viable alternative.
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In 2 months this commercial will be irrelevant.

As will the Galaxy S5.

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Okay, I realize Samsung is trying to change perceptions or sway current iPhone users to switch.

But this could come back to haunt them.

What if the iPhone 6 does indeed address all the 'shortcomings' Samsung has mentioned?

Then surely, there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to buy a Galaxy S5.

Then Samsung will just have to bring out an even bigger phone, Oh wait, they have, it's called the Note and it's a massive success, not.

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Oh Samsung are you pathetic....pathetically obsessed with Apple. Clearly they're freaked out about what's coming from Apple and how it will impact future Galaxy sales. Probably why we're hearing rumors of an all metal Galaxy phone coming out in the fall.

Rogifan,this time I agree with you 100%!

 

Samsung is promoting a rumor that Apple is coming out with a larger iPhone screen. The people who not aware of the rumors are being made aware of the rumors thanks to Samsung spending mucho money to promote the rumors. How stupid can this company get?

post #22 of 105
Why are they attacking things that will almost certainly be "fixed" with iPhone 6?

Do they really not understand that these attacks look irrelevant and silly to anyone who is paying even the slightest bit of attention?
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Why are they attacking things that will almost certainly be "fixed" with iPhone 6?

Do they really not understand that these attacks look irrelevant and silly to anyone who is paying even the slightest bit of attention?

These ads aren't about winning new customers but keeping their current ones.

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post #24 of 105
Crapsung is getting desperate! LOL
post #25 of 105
from the title...
"Samsung says iPhone 5s users have 'screen envy' of Galaxy S5 in latest ad"

Like anything Samsung says is actually true.
They lost credibility with their ads & claims a long time ago.
post #26 of 105
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These ads aren't about winning new customers but keeping their current ones.

In every other Samsung ad I would agree, but not in this case. They are targeting, for a very limited time, people who want a big screen NOW!

 

As Satchmo pointed out, 2 months, then everyone in the market for a phone will know there is a larger iPhone.

 

The thing that could actually backfire on Samsung, and I'm sure they know the risk, is that potential buyers did not know a bigger iPhone was coming and now will just wait. Samsung knows that their one remaining selling point is soon to be moot.

 

Personally I think they should have written the ad as iPhone user saying: "I wish iPhone had a bigger screen" without the mention of the imminent  large screen upgrade.

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post #27 of 105
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These ads aren't about winning new customers but keeping their current ones.

I don't see how that matters. The argument is moot regardless of whether or not I am a Samsung customer.
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I don't see how that matters. The argument is moot regardless of whether or not I am a Samsung customer.

If you are reinforcing your user base to prevent them from jumping ship it's not silly or irrelevant.

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post #29 of 105

It's so true.  My iPhone 5 was amazingly cool when I got it, but it's looking so clunky and dated now.  They've really tapped into what a lot of Apple customers are asking - how much longer?  It's been difficult to ignore Samsung's progress with screens.

 

It appears that Apple continues to aim for groundbreaking but infrequent hardware updates.  For laptops and iPads, that's fine for me.  It will be interesting to see how that strategy plays out long-term in the ADHD phone market though.  If you have nothing new to talk about, you have nothing to talk about at all, and Apple really needs something to talk about right now.

post #30 of 105
At least Apple does something to stop child labor when it's found in their associated workforces. Samsung doesn't seem to care if children are found in their associated workforces.

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post #31 of 105

I haven't seen a scamsung phone yet in which the screen displays the fidelity of Apple's. This in part because Galaxy screens appear quite dim. I don't stop and ask users whether they have their screen deliberately dimmed, although perhaps this is standard operating procedure. My eyes, weary with age, appreciate the bright, sharp screen that Apple employs. The ability of any imaging system to resolve detail (and the human eye is particularly dependent) is a function also of image brightness. I'm often surprised at the level of detail that my tired eyes can discern on the iPhone screen (the font helps).

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post #32 of 105

Samsung has profit envy.

post #33 of 105
Well that's a waste of time. It's not a feature it a size. The iPhone had everything else before samsung copied it. What a waste of time. Screen envy. What about the galaxy S5 with the fingerprint sensor that doesn't work or the health sensors that were rushed becasue of the iPhone 6 coming with Heath sensor and let me not mention the galaxy gear that was rushed way beyond development.
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Samsung is promoting a rumor that Apple is coming out with a larger iPhone screen. The people who not aware of the rumors are being made aware of the rumors thanks to Samsung spending mucho money to promote the rumors. How stupid can this company get?

 

Exactly. And baffling. Inform more of the general public.

 

This is Apple's best commercial for the iPhone 6. Utterly ironic.

post #35 of 105

Serious question. Has ANYONE seen any of these recent Samsung ads in any kind of paid placement? The more strident they become, the more I'm convinced that Samsung's trolling for page clicks and attention by stirring up crap on tech sites.

 

If anything, this renewed anti-Apple campaign is flat out bizarre, given that Samsung makes millions of smaller-screened Galaxy phones, and they make millions of phones with crappy battery life, and they make millions of phones with LCD screens. These ads have taken aim at Apple, but they're doing plenty of collateral damage by pointing out the weaknesses with the majority of their own phones in the process.

 

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Samsung has profit envy.

It might get worse after Apple's quarterlies are announced tomorrow.

post #36 of 105
Whilst there are plenty of people who want the larger screen iPhone there are still a lot who prefer the size of the 5S over the larger screen phones including the Galaxy S5.
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Their ads are reasonably amusing, but their current sales are nothing to laugh at.

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It is quite fascinating to watch this coordinated attacks from Samsung.  A couple of days ago there were several articles on "Why I finally switched from iPhone to Samsung S5 (screen size)" articles showed up on the news aggregator sites such as Google News, Yahoo News.  Then this AI "coverage" about the commercial.  I'm sure AI is getting paid by Samsung for every S5 coverage.  It was obviously executed in response to negative PR from last week about how poorly S5 sales was compared to S4 and S3.

post #39 of 105

If you look at the comments for that ad most of the commenter's are recommending to get other phones (LG, Sony, HTC, Apple). Their are a few Samesung fans but most are not. I think the public has woken up to Scamsung and are moving on to the next big thing.

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It is quite fascinating to watch this coordinated attacks from Samsung.  A couple of days ago there were several articles on "Why I finally switched from iPhone to Samsung S5 (screen size)" articles showed up on the news aggregator sites such as Google News, Yahoo News.  Then this AI "coverage" about the commercial.  I'm sure AI is getting paid by Samsung for every S5 coverage.  It was obviously executed in response to negative PR from last week about how poorly S5 sales was compared to S4 and S3.

 

Nah. Samsung stories always generate a lot of heat here, so they'll keep posting them.

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