Samsung announces new Galaxy Mega smartphone with 6.3" display

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  • Reply 121 of 166
    hungoverhungover Posts: 603member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post


     


    I'm envisioning a female lead who is new to a city and has a series of encounters with men during her day as she asks them for directions or whatever.  Each guy takes the opportunity to show off their giant, manly phones, each bigger than the one previous, each man bragging just a little bit more, each looking a little more pathetic than the one before them.  They all fail to help her in one way or another until she meets someone with an iPhone 5 who immediately is able to answer her questions and help her out in record time.  Then the tag line of course.  



     


    Sorry, I don't get it. People get phones with big screens because they want big screens not because they are trying to be macho.


     


    Would you malign someone who decides to buy a 19" laptop rather than a 13.3" ? Or someone with an iPad rather than an ipad mini?

  • Reply 122 of 166
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member


    Originally Posted by igriv View Post

    You NEED a sense of humor.


     


    There was no humor in that post. I fail to see how this makes any sense.

  • Reply 123 of 166
    hungoverhungover Posts: 603member

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    There was no humor in that post. I fail to see how this makes any sense.



     


    hello Sheldon...

  • Reply 124 of 166
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member


    Originally Posted by hungover View Post

    People get phones with big screens because they want big screens not because they are trying to be macho.


     


    That's a generalization. If you're anti-Apple, for example, you don't have a choice.





    Would you malign someone who decides to buy a 19" laptop rather than a 13.3" ?





    Yes, if the moron wants to try to use it on the plane next to me. 19" isn't a laptop.

  • Reply 126 of 166
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Yes, if the moron wants to try to use it on the plane next to me. 19" isn't a laptop.



     


    "Moron" for buying a 19" portable computer or "moron" for using it on a plane?

  • Reply 127 of 166
    hungoverhungover Posts: 603member

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    "Moron" for buying a 19" portable computer or "moron" for using it on a plane?



    or for sitting next to Sheldon in the first place?

  • Reply 128 of 166
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

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    Originally Posted by jungmark View Post



    Yes it does when you out in public talking to yourself.


     


    So, a big phone looks ridiculous and a headset looks ridiculous, so the only way to not look ridiculous is to hold a 4" or smaller phone to your head?


     


    Or would I be okay if I hung a sign around my neck that says "SHUT UP! I'M ON THE PHONE!"

  • Reply 129 of 166
    hungoverhungover Posts: 603member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    That's a generalization. If you're anti-Apple, for example, you don't have a choice.




     



    Sorry, not sure what you mean.

  • Reply 130 of 166
    hungover wrote: »
    Sorry, not sure what you mean.

    I think he's referring to the exceedingly uncommon scenario in which someone buys a larger phone simply because they don't like Apple products.
  • Reply 131 of 166
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member


    Originally Posted by v5v View Post

    "Moron" for buying a 19" portable computer or "moron" for using it on a plane?


     


    Using it on a plane, primarily. But did you see any of those machines when they were out? They're an iMac with a battery. And I bet an iMac is more portable than some of them.





    Originally Posted by hungover View Post

    or for sitting next to Sheldon in the first place?


     


    Look, absolutely nothing he said was intended to have any humor whatsoever, and I'm fed up with dealing with anti-Apple fools on a pro-Apple website. Knock off whatever this is.





    Originally Posted by hungover View Post

    Sorry, not sure what you mean.


     


    If they're buying not-Apple for the sake of not-Apple, they'll have to buy a larger screened phone! image

  • Reply 132 of 166
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    v5v wrote: »
    So, a big phone looks ridiculous and a headset looks ridiculous, so the only way to not look ridiculous is to hold a 4" or smaller phone to your head?

    Or would I be okay if I hung a sign around my neck that says "SHUT UP! I'M ON THE PHONE!"

    You can use a 4.5" phone. Just don't try to put a tablet against your face.
  • Reply 133 of 166
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Look, absolutely nothing he said was intended to have any humor whatsoever, and I'm fed up with dealing with anti-Apple fools on a pro-Apple website. Knock off whatever this is.



     


    Who's anti-Apple? Not me. I'd be doing a damn poor job of it if I was, considering how much of their gear I have, and ipso facto, how much formerly-my money they have!


     


    As for the humor, funny is in the bone of the beholder. Perhaps I was not able to tickle yours, but contrary to your assertion, the "intent" was there (despite me admittedly forgetting to add the obligatory "Bazinga!").

  • Reply 134 of 166
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member


    Originally Posted by v5v View Post


    …funny is in the bone of the beholder.



     


    This got a multi-nod-while-looking-with-moderate-intensity from me. I like it.

  • Reply 135 of 166
    erannerann Posts: 38member
    Dear Apple Insider, please, setup a Samsung Insider site and move these Samsung crap "news" over there.
  • Reply 136 of 166
    taniwhataniwha Posts: 347member


    If Samsung thinks there is a market for a toy with any particular size or configuration, and if they think its worth the investment of putting the things on the shelf for people to buy.


     


    Who cares ?


     


    Those who want such a toy will buy it.


     


    Those who don't won't.


     


    WTF.


     


    Do I care if Samsung or <Insert any name here> produces something I don't want to buy ? Why should I care ?  As long as there's a choice I don't mind a bit.

  • Reply 137 of 166
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    gazoobee wrote: »
    charlituna wrote: »
    It's the elephant in the forum so we might as well get it out of the way

    That's what she said. ;)

    I've always thought Apple should do a series of TV commercials along the lines of "It's not how big it is, it's what you do with it."  But they are probably too prudish to do such a thing.  It would go over big in Europe and other more modern countries but it's perhaps a bit to risqué for the US.  

    I'm envisioning a female lead who is new to a city and has a series of encounters with men during her day as she asks them for directions or whatever.  Each guy takes the opportunity to show off their giant, manly phones, each bigger than the one previous, each man bragging just a little bit more, each looking a little more pathetic than the one before them.  They all fail to help her in one way or another until she meets someone with an iPhone 5 who immediately is able to answer her questions and help her out in record time.  Then the tag line of course.  

    "iPhone. It may be small but it takes up a whole lot of space."
  • Reply 138 of 166
    igrivigriv Posts: 1,177member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    Using it on a plane, primarily. But did you see any of those machines when they were out? They're an iMac with a battery. And I bet an iMac is more portable than some of them.


     


    Look, absolutely nothing he said was intended to have any humor whatsoever, and I'm fed up with dealing with anti-Apple fools on a pro-Apple website. Knock off whatever this is.


     


    If they're buying not-Apple for the sake of not-Apple, they'll have to buy a larger screened phone! image



     


    This is a pro-Apple web site???? I thought this was a website for people INTERESTED in Apple and its products?!

  • Reply 139 of 166
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,338member

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    Originally Posted by igriv View Post


     


    This is a pro-Apple web site???? I thought this was a website for people INTERESTED in Apple and its products?!



    You must be missing the weekend editorialsimage

  • Reply 140 of 166
    zeromeuszeromeus Posts: 182member

    When is a phone too big? I guess this is Samsung's plan....



    Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Super-Mammoth-XXL-Mega-Monstrous-Astronomical-Enormous S

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