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Samsung Takes Shot at iPhone 5 in Galaxy S3 Comparison Ad

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Samsung couldn't resist taking a jab at Apple's newest phone.

Apple is calling the iPhone 5 'the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.' However, not everyone is as enthusiastic as Cupertino about this new iPhone. Apple rival Samsung even went as far as to produce the following spec sheet comparison, which compares the new iPhone 5 to the company's own Galaxy S III.

Complementing the image is the tag line, "It doesn't take a genius," a sly jab at Apple's own Genius Bar employees, which are known as 'Geniuses.' The image was tweeted by Samsung Mobile USA. "The Next Big Thing is already here, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why," the company tweeted.

This isn't the first time Samsung has used Apple's name to market its own products. Last year, the Australian launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 was put on hold after Apple won a temporary injunction to stop the sale of the slate. It didn't last, though, and soon Samsung was given permission to launch the 10-inch tablet down under. Samsung did so with a full page ad that read, "The tablet Apple tried to stop." Samsung also pokes fun at Apple fans in TV ads for the Galaxy Note.

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    deadlockedworld , September 17, 2012 3:02 PM
    rebel1280Dude, if you wish for an iPhone out of any 3 potential wishes...you got problems


    I think he was being sarcastic? If not its just scary.
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    rebel1280 , September 17, 2012 2:59 PM
    Ballsy! If the previous article benchmarks are true, then +1 for Samsung, though i believe that the reason most people will be buying the new iPhone will be due to the ecosystem. The 4s is pretty fast already but i prefer the SIII (have had iPhone, nexus, SIII and currently have W7.5 phone). But the biggest compliment i hear about the iPhone is "It just works". Well, cool go for it, i prefer the ability to mess around with my stuff but thats just me and quite frankly, the SIII is the phone to beat. Though i do eagerly await the new Windows phones!
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    rebel1280 , September 17, 2012 3:01 PM
    OccupyMyYouKnowwhatI want an iPhone. I must have an iPhone. I don't care. I want an iPhone. I don't care if it can grant me 3 wishes and one of those wishes can be for an iPhone. I want an iPhone.

    Dude, if you wish for an iPhone out of any 3 potential wishes...you got problems :( 
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    rebel1280 , September 17, 2012 2:59 PM
    Ballsy! If the previous article benchmarks are true, then +1 for Samsung, though i believe that the reason most people will be buying the new iPhone will be due to the ecosystem. The 4s is pretty fast already but i prefer the SIII (have had iPhone, nexus, SIII and currently have W7.5 phone). But the biggest compliment i hear about the iPhone is "It just works". Well, cool go for it, i prefer the ability to mess around with my stuff but thats just me and quite frankly, the SIII is the phone to beat. Though i do eagerly await the new Windows phones!
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    rebel1280 , September 17, 2012 3:01 PM
    OccupyMyYouKnowwhatI want an iPhone. I must have an iPhone. I don't care. I want an iPhone. I don't care if it can grant me 3 wishes and one of those wishes can be for an iPhone. I want an iPhone.

    Dude, if you wish for an iPhone out of any 3 potential wishes...you got problems :( 
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    deadlockedworld , September 17, 2012 3:02 PM
    rebel1280Dude, if you wish for an iPhone out of any 3 potential wishes...you got problems


    I think he was being sarcastic? If not its just scary.
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    deadlockedworld , September 17, 2012 3:05 PM
    So the point of the ad is good - there are differences, some of which favor Samsung.

    But the list of features/apps at at the bottom there is just kind of sad. I don't know what "direct call" is, but it certainly doesnt sound like something that an iphone can't do ... Also is tilt to zoom somehow better than pinch to zoom? Because it doesn't sound better to me or the average person ...
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    freggo , September 17, 2012 3:09 PM
    The 'Genius Bar' always puts a smile on my face.
    Apparently it takes a genius to figure out how to use an iProduct :-)
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    afrobacon , September 17, 2012 3:18 PM
    Nice ad; but the only notable "extra" thing I see on that list is the removable battery.
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    Synosis , September 17, 2012 3:19 PM
    OccupyMyYouKnowwhatI want an iPhone. I must have an iPhone. I don't care. I want an iPhone. I don't care if it can grant me 3 wishes and one of those wishes can be for an iPhone. I want an iPhone.



    I think OccupyMyYouKnowwhat was referencing this youtube video.
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    Synosis , September 17, 2012 3:21 PM
    Messed up. Should be here

    or if hyperlink did not work
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

    btw first comment so i don't know how this works.
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    halcyon , September 17, 2012 3:21 PM
    As an iSheep, I take offense to Samsung's advertisement. I bet the logo on the back of the iPhone 5 looks cooler than than that on the back of the SGS3...so there.
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    pennywise , September 17, 2012 3:24 PM
    freggoThe 'Genius Bar' always puts a smile on my face.Apparently it takes a genius to figure out how to use an iProduct :-)


    But using an iProduct does not mean one is a genius ;) 
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    Ragnar-Kon , September 17, 2012 3:31 PM
    Actually was going to buy an Galaxy S3 last week... but went to the Verizon store to try it out and ended up not liking it.

    Will I buy an iPhone 5 instead? Eh... remains to be seen, but I doubt it. Maybe I'll just stick to my old-school flip phone.
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    ojas , September 17, 2012 3:34 PM
    OccupyMyYouKnowwhatI want an iPhone. I must have an iPhone. I don't care. I want an iPhone. I don't care if it can grant me 3 wishes and one of those wishes can be for an iPhone. I want an iPhone.

    Don't you want one with the bigger gee-bees?
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    ojas , September 17, 2012 3:35 PM
    SynosisI think OccupyMyYouKnowwhat was referencing this youtube video.

    Yeah i think so too...
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    inerax , September 17, 2012 3:47 PM
    OccupyMyYouKnowwhatI want an iPhone. I must have an iPhone. I don't care. I want an iPhone. I don't care if it can grant me 3 wishes and one of those wishes can be for an iPhone. I want an iPhone.


    I gave an up-vote for this. Not because he wants or I want an iPhone but because this was a funny youtube video he was quoting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

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    digiex , September 17, 2012 4:02 PM
    All the feature that Samsung placed in the ads. are already patented by Apple.
    Law Suit to follow.
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    ozvip3r , September 17, 2012 4:06 PM
    Love it! Although I much prefer the HTC One X to the S3, I still love Samsung. Even though stating the facts nicely makes it easy to compare, these don't mean anything to a 1 eyed Apple fanboy. I personally like the design of the iPhone but will never get 1 over an android as long as they have such a sub-par OS. The thing has the same OS design as the original and is smoked by WP & android quite simply. Also if you want to have the same thing as everyone else and follow a company like a brain dead sheep, then you should consider moving to New Zealand.
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    sundragon , September 17, 2012 4:09 PM
    Food for thought from an iSheep...

    My iPhone 4 is on CL for $450 after 2 years of happy use... I had 3 pings in the first 30 minutes.

    The resale value of a device after 2 years of (great) use trumps that list in Samsung's ad.

    In the US we all pay for the phone over the life of the contract (which bites, I know) but it's nice to get some value back once your contract is over. I wouldn't be able to sell my Android phone after 2 years of use for anywhere near that amount.

    From my Nexus 7

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    deadlockedworld , September 17, 2012 4:35 PM
    sundragonFood for thought from an iSheep...My iPhone 4 is on CL for $450 after 2 years of happy use... I had 3 pings in the first 30 minutes. The resale value of a device after 2 years of (great) use trumps that list in Samsung's ad. In the US we all pay for the phone over the life of the contract (which bites, I know) but it's nice to get some value back once your contract is over. I wouldn't be able to sell my Android phone after 2 years of use for anywhere near that amount.From my Nexus 7


    This is a really good point. A 4 year old 3GS is still worth $100. More than people pay for some new androids. Really helps on the trade-in.
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    Iluv2raceit , September 17, 2012 5:29 PM
    rebel1280Dude, if you wish for an iPhone out of any 3 potential wishes...you got problems


    I completely agree with you! After being completely disappointed in the iPhone5 press release, I switched from an iPhone4S to the Galaxy S III and all I can say is, "WOW". The S III is superior to my iPhone4S in every way. The OMLED screen looks cleaner, colors are more vivid, and the Gorilla glass 2 is absolutely amazing not to mention it really does reduce figure prints. The S III battery life is also superior to all iPhones I have owned. I can't imagine just how much better my S III is going to be once Jelley Bean is released... :)  Bottomline - I've owned an iPhone 3G, iPhone4 and iPhone 4S and have to say without a doubt that I should have switched to Android years ago. My mind and soul have been freed - thanks Android! Apple has truly stopped innovating, and things are only going to get worse for Apple without Steve Jobs.
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