Samsung slams the iPhone 5 with "it doesn't take a genius" ads

According to Samsung's latest set of print ads, "it doesn't take a genius" to realize that the Galaxy S III is better than the iPhone 5. They claim "the next big thing is already here", slamming the iPhone 5 as not being up to the same standard as the Galaxy S III.

Some of the claims in the ad are pretty dodgy, such as how apparently consumers really care that the Galaxy S III has "Palm Touch Mute Pause" and "Tilt to Zoom" which the iPhone 5 does not. But then again, we can't deny the Galaxy S III has an edge with the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, or of course the standard microUSB plug; it's the little things that make all the difference.

Samsung really aren't friends with Apple anymore, are they? We can't blame them either: a $1 billion fine is more than enough to get someone's knickers in a twist.

Source: CNET

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Apple, now that you have got the $1 billion in your kitty I hope you will do a decent job with iPhone 6.
RIP iPhone 5!

What a stupid advertisement on Samsungs part. In addition to promoting their phone they are also advertising the iPhone 5. The image alone shows the superior phone.

What do specs matter when the software is not optimised for the hardware? anyone with a SGS3 and NOT in denial will admit it's laggy...

They miss out selling points of the iPhone5 and proceed to list pointless bells & whistles, yes this phone is superior in features but it's still a plastic POS.

Love it or hate it, every one has something to say about iPhone, WHY ?

All this reminds me of WindowsXP era, everyone hate it when it was launched, but it was biggest success of all times, we all are having very very high expectations from apple iphone, but surely it is noway less to sgs3, great product but everyone who is not happy actually want more from phones specially having a magnitude of iPhone, apple can't put every nut and bolt available in market to show it is better than cheated and copycat SGS3. Great products don't experiment with its success formula and it should built upon what it already have, and i am pretty sure iphone was able to do that with latest offering.

Thanks to TOM for correction and shows real picture:

http://i.imgur.com/DfSAN.jpg

Edited by balwinder79, Sep 16 2012, 1:25pm :

I've completely owned all the above comments that are anti Samsung and pro-apple above and slapped the Nokia kid around a bit, nice idea, but the phone will never actually be released on a US carrier. it's a myth, you watch.

How come the ad doesn't talk about the OS updates? For the iPhone 3(this year for the 3GS 4) Major OS updates is guaranteed and it will be released along side the official release. For the Galaxy S 3 well...only the Galaxy Nexus will get the updates alongside the official release.

Specs-wise the Galaxy S3 kicks-iPhones ass but at the same time it isn't everything about the specs the OS matters as well.

cyrl said,
How come the ad doesn't talk about the OS updates? For the iPhone 3(this year for the 3GS 4) Major OS updates is guaranteed and it will be released along side the official release. For the Galaxy S 3 well...only the Galaxy Nexus will get the updates alongside the official release.

Specs-wise the Galaxy S3 kicks-iPhones ass but at the same time it isn't everything about the specs the OS matters as well.

You can have a Lamborghini with a motor from a Station Wagon too, or vice versa. If you don't have the required components to utilize the hardware or software then it doesn't matter overall.

Android is Open Source. It's updated, revised, and enhanced everyday. iOS, well that's all you get, what Apple gives you, when it wants to give it to you. Personally, when I buy something, I like to make it own...since...um I own it.

If you were able to put iOS in a modern day phone with updated hardware (despite the fact that it wouldn't run because won't allow it, and for good reason, it would be put to shame) You'd see an entirely new operating system. The things you can do to fix and improve iOS would be wonderful.

But sadly, the underdeveloped iOS is trapped in a 8 year old little girls body, and that's about as close to a compliment as iOS and Apple will ever deserve.

Edited by VoX, Sep 16 2012, 6:29pm :

VoX said,

You can have a Lamborghini with a motor from a Station Wagon too, or vice versa. If you don't have the required components to utilize the hardware or software then it doesn't matter overall.

Android is Open Source. It's updated, revised, and enhanced everyday. iOS, well that's all you get, what Apple gives you, when it wants to give it to you. Personally, when I buy something, I like to make it own...since...um I own it.

If you were able to put iOS in a modern day phone with updated hardware (despite the fact that it wouldn't run because won't allow it, and for good reason, it would be put to shame) You'd see an entirely new operating system. The things you can do to fix and improve iOS would be wonderful.

But sadly, the underdeveloped iOS is trapped in a 8 year old little girls body, and that's about as close to a compliment as iOS and Apple will ever deserve.

iPhone is a luxury Bentley it has class, style.
S3 is a small kitted out hot hatch that just goes very fast.

IMHO.

VoX said,

You can have a Lamborghini with a motor from a Station Wagon too, or vice versa. If you don't have the required components to utilize the hardware or software then it doesn't matter overall.

Android is Open Source. It's updated, revised, and enhanced everyday. iOS, well that's all you get, what Apple gives you, when it wants to give it to you. Personally, when I buy something, I like to make it own...since...um I own it.

If you were able to put iOS in a modern day phone with updated hardware (despite the fact that it wouldn't run because won't allow it, and for good reason, it would be put to shame) You'd see an entirely new operating system. The things you can do to fix and improve iOS would be wonderful.

But sadly, the underdeveloped iOS is trapped in a 8 year old little girls body, and that's about as close to a compliment as iOS and Apple will ever deserve.


Well we aren't talking about Andorid specifically we are talking about Android on Galaxy S3. Its a whole different story. Even though Android is open source and updated daily it will take some time for the Galaxy S3 to get it. Apparently there isn't a fixed schedule even. I believe the latest version of Android is Jelly Bean. If the OS of the Galaxy S3 is updated, revised and enhanced everyday how it doesn't have the latest version of Andorid yet? (I am not talking about flashing and etc.. if flashing is considered Jailbreaking the iPhone is as well).

This is clearly about what people care about and what people don't care about, popular kid vs the nerdy kid.

Popular kid doesn't have a long feature set, but is incredibly skilled in the things that girls care about.

Nerdy kid has a LONG feature set, but isn't good at the one thing girls want.

Wyn Hou said,

Nerdy kid has a LONG feature set, but isn't good at the one thing girls want.

And if you were a female, would YOU say no to Mark Zuckerberg?

In the interest of balance and neutrality, I've created the final version of this table to show how pointless this fanboy war really is.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/a...attleoftheSmartphones__.jpg

I tried to find more features for the iPhone, so I found they came out roughly equal. I also added metric conversions to the measurements, and removed all mentions of 'HD' from both. I took away minor features like 'tilt to zoom' from the Galaxy, because I'm sure the iPhone has plenty of those too. I also included the most important (to some people) feature. And yes, you can play Angry Birds on both. Feel free to share this around the internet.

I need to switch from my old iPhone 4S to one of these samsung so I can keep it hidden in my bathroom for 800 hours standby.

what a must have feature!

Pink Floyd said,
I need to switch from my old iPhone 4S to one of these samsung so I can keep it hidden in my bathroom for 800 hours standby.

what a must have feature!


That could save your life in a zombie attack!!

While I was no huge fan of Steve Jobs he really was a genius at marketing and innovation and he is what drove the company. The iPhone 5 looks pretty disappointing, I think it is one more sign that the company is already beginning their decline. What do they really have now, if they get beat in mobile devices.

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