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Samsung Phone Owner to Herd of iPhone Sheep Waiting in Line – “Why Don’t You Guys Get 4G Phones?”

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Come on admit it, these new Samsung commercials are pretty good. You have a herd of soon-to-be next-gen iPhone owners, obsessing over what BGR the blogworld has tossed out into the rumor mill for launch day. Along comes a Samsung Galaxy SII owner with their massive white device that happens to catch the eye of said sheep. A conversation is struck up, and the word “4G” is included. As you all know by now, there isn’t an iPhone on the planet that can run on 4G. Enter punch line.

Update:  So apparently this piece was cut from the full version of the ad we posted a week ago and made into its own ad. Forgive us, but Samsung sent it over like it was something spicy and new. Just enjoy. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless

    Oh guess what apple copy the notification bar from goggle, that makes means…
    Apple is a Google wannabe

  • iCrap

    Stupid Apple Fanboys so predictable.They see a post mentioning iCrap and come to the rescue obviously they can’t seem to stop hanging from iCrap’s sack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

    Funny how you make a smart comment about BGR and Apple, when lately all this blog has been about is the Galaxy Nexus, which completely fails to fall into the “DROID” brand that is the very genesis of this blog. Honestly, I’m getting a bit tired of reading about Nexus news because in my mind, it’s just not that great of a phone other than being the one that ushers in Android 4.0. What happened to the whole reason this blog exists? Don’t live in a glass house, please. 

    (Oh, and I’m definitely not defending BGR and their love for Apple. I’m just merely pointing out the ironic nature of this post given the gushing over Samsung…guess they pay the bills?)

  • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

    I’m gonna say it right now: with the amount of problems 4G has given me, I honestly wouldn’t care if my next phone was 3G only. 

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      4G is the Electric car of 2011.

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • Brad Rainke

    isheep!!!! i loveit.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • droidincowner

    atleast the iphone had a concrete launch date..

    • Anonymous

      Oh Snap

    • Nex

      I have to admit that’s funny, true, and hurts all at the same time. LOL

    • Tony Allen

      Of course it did.. they always get a “new” phone around the same time every year.

  • Anonymous

    sammy is gonna make ANOTHER video telling people not to get the GSII because the skyrocket has LTE right? ……….plus not everyone has 4G in their area so a lot of folks couldnt care less about that

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • shdowman

    lmao @ the BGR dig. Well played sir, well played.

    They are the Enquirer of tech blogs…

  • TheAndroid1

    Again, this ad is horrible.

    It doesn’t tell a user what he can do with 4g, just that it is 4g.

    If a customer doesn’t know what 3g vs 4g is or why it is important, why does it matter.

    The customer will just think Samsung is saying its phones are better because they are.

    • Kris Brandt

      How is the ad horrible?  Do you not remember the Apple vs PC adds?  “I’m a Mac and I don’t get viruses.”  The average consumer doesn’t get an explanation as to why, just that it happens that way.  The term 4g is well known to be defined as faster internet speeds.  The average smartphone buyer won’t NEED to know how or why, only that it does.  Some commercials don’t need to explain the product so much as they need to state something they can do/have that the competition does not.

    • Anonymous

      Best phone ad all year.  I watched it 10 times to get a good laugh.  Samsung got those iphone fanboys dead to rights. 

      • TheAndroid1

        The point is that it’s only funny to us because we get it, we know what 4g is.

        • Tony Allen

          Lot’s of people know what 4G is now, they don’t know what ‘exactly’ it is, they just know it’s faster than 3G. Duh.

      • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

        It does appeal to the simpleton Android blind Apple haters pretty well.

    • Anonymous

      kinda like an Apple commercial?

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      The add while making Android fan boys smirk, fails as a whole becuase of your point, the commercial is not aimed at the massed. It’s more of an ‘inside’ stab. Keep spending money Sammy.

  • Josh Nichols

    Digging the iBGR reference.

  • Nick

    favorite line from the last commercial; “I can’t get a samsung, and I’m creative.” “Dude, and you’re a barista. ”

  • Anonymous

    I’m just as interested in the Rezound and te Galaxy Nexus as most of you here, but I currently use an iPhone 4S. Does that make me a “sheep”? I don’t go to many Apple blogs but it’s a sad world indeed when you have people making fun of one another because of the device they choose to carry. I reall appreciate iOS devices but what kind of techy would I be if I didn’t try the otherside? My last Android devices left a sour taste in my mouth, but boy o’ boy are these new ones looking promising!

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      Nah man, some people with iPhone’s are cool.  The ones that respect other devices as well as the iPhone.  The iSheep are the idiots that have the mindset that their device is the best just because.. it’s the iPhone.  It’s a trend.

      • Anonymous

        the galaxy nexus fanboys are starting to be more annoying than isheep though and its a phone that they dont even own yet!!…i switched to the 4S and i love it but im just a fan of technology period…idc about OS’ ..but yes i have no idea why people take cell phones so serious O.o

        • Anonymous

          Tell me about it.

    • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

      +1 Thank you for being openminded. Fanboys need to take a step back and realize their choice of OS isn’t that f***ing important.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung, thank you for making my soon-to-be phone and thank you for proving that garbage I*hone is already behind the curve..Poor I*hone owners, just don’t get it…I will be honest and say I have tried to like an I*hone, I really did.. but its boring..plain and boring..All I want is my G-Nex with some ICS deliciousness

    • babadush

      I went to mac rumors to read their “Why’d you switch from android ” thread just out of curiosity. A good portion of reasons were superficial like looks, polish etc. Not many mentioned functionality. Sure iOS is smooth but practicality and functionality are severely lacking in my opinion.

      One guy even said he got bored of rearranging widgets and the experience was stale. I laughed so hard.

      • Anonymous

        hahaha..that is pretty good.. they are so misinformed..its like a bunch of redheaded stepchildren..to each their own i guess.rearranging widgets is quite the task.lol

        • babadush

          It was funny to me because how much can you do to iOS yet he thought android was stale and boring. Didn’t make much sense to me.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.gaspardo John Gaspardo

            some people are scared by more than a handful of options. I will say that the one good thing about ios is that the apps do work well simply because android phones run the range spec wise and therefore certain new apps need better graphics etc and run shitty on old hardware. only other good thing about an iphone is the graphics capability which is still better than anything the other chip makers are throwing in their phones aka reason iphone is buttery smooth. Seriously why is the gpu in nividia tegra 3 less powerful than the A5 apple put in the ipad back in April ? alot of these android phones have quality issues. it seems that they skimp on things. if it has a good screen it doesn’t have a big enough battery etc. I want Iphone build quality with android 

          • babadush

            One of the problems with android from day one was the lack of hardware acceleration like iOS has. Like you said that is the main reason iOS is buttery smooth. I never did quite understand why they left that out of android from day one. The quality issues with android in my opinion have to do with the fact that companies like Motorola are spitting out phones every 2-3 months with out even proper testing. Like the HTC bug in the Rezound. That phone was marketed as a premium audio device and then it has problems with audio. That kind of stuff shouldn’t be overlooked in testing. I don’t want iPhone build quality with android because I’m not real interested in a glass device. I did however love that the original droid was all metal. I think that was one of the best things about it. Unfortunately Motorola ruined every phone after that one with blur and I don’t understand why people say Motorola has the best hardware quality. I personally think it’s quite the opposite. Build quality yes. Hardware eh, I don’t think so.

      • iPhart

        I just switched last week from a Droid Incredible to an iPhone 4 (bought off contract of course). I was waiting for the Galaxy Nexus but got tired of waiting and was unimpressed by the actual PHONE, based on initial reviews (not OS, ICS looks amazing) so I decided to purchase what I consider to be the best aesthetic looking phone on the market the iPhone 4 (or 4S they look the same).

        As far as the OS goes there is definitely quite a few things I miss, legitimate multi-tasking, easily accessible settings, overall google integration, widgets, overall customization, etc. The overall look of iOS is pretty mundane in some respects, particularly the home screens, but as a whole it is an attractive UI and it all fits together very nicely. Great battery life, better quality applications and many more of them overall, better music player, messaging and exchange email is also an upgrade.

        I will probably be back on Android at some point, ICS looks to be a huge step forward for Android, but I am going to wait until there is a phone that really grabs me and so far there have been very few to do that in general.

  • Kris Brandt

    Some people must be retards.  This is an extended version of a scene from the original commercial released last week – just like two other small 30s commercials from different scenes.  People calling this “old” need to get off their high horse and stay on their video game consoles where they belong with the rest of the asshats.

  • Anonymous

    “I could never get a samsung, I’m creative” hahahahahaha 

  • Anonymous

    Samsung went from Android zero to Android hero in lik 2 seconds flat. Its hard to believe there was a day when people would run from Samsung phones like the plague because of slooooooooow os updates and poor battery life. They could do no right, and now they seem to be able to do no wrong. I love you Samsung!

    • Dskneon

      Ppl’s running to them because they are copy cats “make products that looks like Apple products and Ppl’s will pay more attention to my products” Samsung is a Apple wannabe

      • Anonymous

        baaaaa baaaaa dumb sheep move along and dont be jealous. you are just like one of those people in the commercial.

      • Anonymous

        naaaaah

  • Anonymous

    These commercials are too funny…. 

  • Anonymous

    Great commercial. But isn’t this old news?

  • Murphy

    /start.rant

    How the hell is the Galaxy Nexus released everywhere BUT in the US? This is maddening. When the other Nexus phones were announced they were released FIRST on their exclusive partners. This is fishy for sure. Makes me wonder why Google moved the event to Hong Kong. Everyone thought it was because of Steve Job’s death but I’m not so sure anymore. SO he died, give me my damn Nexus! I’m starting to lose more and more faith in Verizon…it’s just the popular choice as of now.

    /rant.end.but.not.inmyhead

    • Anonymous

      Cause this is obviously a Nexus thread…..

  • gadget_junkie

    After being an android user since the droid OG days.. I’m buying my iphone 4s today. I’ve tested it out thoroughly and honestly, it much superior to Android because of apps.

    Android apps are crap when compared to ios apps. I couldn’t believe how the SAME APPS on ios are so much more efficient and smooth than their counterparts in Android.

    Plus, I’m sick of waiting for the GNex.. and I need a good camera on a phone. The screen size of the iphone is a little too small for my liking.. but I am making this change purely because of the ecosystem associated with the OS.

    • Anonymous

      Uh, no one here cares.  Go post this over at BGR.

      • Michael

        I care. I switched to iPhone 4S for exact same reason.

    • Amtorres92

      Completely agree. Been with android since the start, just got the iPhone 4s and I love it! Mostly because of the apps. iOS apps have a much more “quality” to them compared to android. Ioved my nexus s but I love my 4s more!

      • Nikon D300

        Most iPhone users I know are incredibly paranoid about battery life. No concerns here and I currently have an HTC Thunderbolt. I cruise 4G speeds all day, watch movies when I feel like it, and simply switch batteries if I need to. The cult of uber-capitalist Steve Jobs is scary. If Nikon told me I couldn’t switch batteries on my DSLR, I’d run for the hills. When Steve Jobs tells iPhone users that, they get all teary eyed and swoon in adoration.

        • Kimsj756

          Actually, I use my iphone 4s for about 2 days and a half with a single charge (including games and texting). People complaining about the battery life are really small number compared to the number of its users.

          Don’t get me wrong. I check this website always since I had my OG Droid 2 years ago. Nothing against Android, and I loved my experience with my droid, but just so you know that it’s not everyone…

          • Tony Allen

            Well just so you know, nobody here cares.

          • Kimsj756

            boy… thanks for caring enough to comment on my post. haha

            it seems like at least the writer of this post cares since he keeps comparing the two. 

        • iPhart

          ‘Simply switch batteries if I need to’. There in lies the problem.

        • Chris

          You must be switching those batteries every hour cause Thunderbolt is the one of the worst device when it comes to battery issue. You poor thing.

      • Trigun123478

        Having a android device and then having a ios device, is like moving out of your parents house in to your own apartment(android) being able to change and do what your want. (iso) is like moving back into your parents house and being told what you can and can’t do. Ios may run smooth but its just a grid of icons, and everything is closed off and controlled. Android is a little younger, and all the android skins that go over android like sense and blur are crappy software. Htc and Motorola pump out a new phone so fast its ridiculous so they can’t be polished. Google only releases nexus phones once a year just like apple. 

        • Michael

          From another perspective, you can consider your parent’s house as being protected and gated, preventing from thieves and robbers (hackers) invading to steal everything you got. Don’t ever take your parent’s role as guardian for granted. There’s a reason why parents (iOS) are seemingly strict at times…all for our benefit.

          • Tazkven

            Exactly what the Nazis said … lol

    • babadush

      Try attaching a photo or document in an email and see if you feel the same, way.

      • Dskneon

        That’s can be easily done on a iPhone so try again, until u use a iPhone don’t assume it can’t do something when it clearly can

        • babadush

          I have used an iphone. Writing an email then having to leave the email to go to photos then having to copy the photo then go back to email and paste it is cumbersome. Don’t act all superior.

          • Dskneon

            I’m not I’m just stating the fact that it can be done

          • babadush

            Of course it can be done. I never said it couldn’t. However do think the way it’s done feels like 2 steps back to get 3 steps forward. People say iOS is intuitive where as I think it’s quite the opposite. Everything feels like a burden to me functionality wise.

          • iPhart

            Actually there is simply a little icon on the bottom left hand corner of a toolbar while viewing the photo you touch that then a menu pops up with several sharing options and you just select email photo…..pretty much the exact same implementation as in Android.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Risco/12705527 Michael Risco

            That works if you are looking at the photo and decide to email it. Try typing out an email and then remembering you need to add a photo, or even more than one photo. Its just a pain in the ass for no reason. I switched from a Droid X to the iPhone 4s and can’t wait to go back

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless

            Can your mighty “share” button send pic via bluetooth, google +, picasa and other 3rd party apps with just 2 click?

        • Anonymous

          Assuming and talking out of their asses is what pundits in both camps do. It’s why device forums exist. Very little actual empirical  evidence or properly researched commentary to be had. It’s part of the charm that is the result of good product marketing.

      • Anonymous

        thats why you go the the photo first and email it from there….whats so hard about that? dunno what version of iOS you’ve used but its fairly easy on iOS 5

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Risco/12705527 Michael Risco

          What if you want to send more than one photo?

    • Peter

      Dude I just loaded up ICS on my incredible and the systems apps are so much better than the ones in gingerbread, and now that applications will be made and work on both tablets and phones the Android Market is going to surpass the app store in no time. I assure you that you will not stick with iOS for long.

      • ktm406

        After having Droid incredible for a year, I drank the iPhone coolaid. I managed to survive withit for something like 18 hours. Switching back to android was one of happiest days of my life. :)

    • Anonymous

      Yes…a couple things you must understand, IOS has a bit of a jump on Android…two years I think? The new polished look and feel of 4.0 should start to bring Android into a different sort of realm then it has been. I enjoy Android because IOS is extremely boring imo…No one can argue the iphone 4s is a clean and smooth device but it really is boring. The apps I use run well and I have never had a problem…each user has a different experience I suppose

    • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

      Same here. I currently have a Thunderbolt and I just ordered an iPhone 4S. This phone has given me far too many problems. Anyone who says all you need to do is buy a second battery, root and rom is missing the point. I shouldn’t have to modify my device against its warranty or buy a second battery to have it work properly, or at least as well as other smartphones.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless

        Void warranty? Anybody who are fairly versed in the android system can make the system go back to the factory state. It is very very hard to brick an android phone be it soft or hard brick. Soft brick with a reflash of the firmware, hard brick with a jig to revive it to the download mode and subsequently reflash. It is so easy I can do it within a few mins and any newbies can learn this from xda. No people ask you to buy a 2nd battery to use along with your first, just get one replacement extra large capacity from reputable battery company like mugen, Momax or cameron sino and your first battery can sit there and be a backup. Replacement battery + your phone is still way cheaper than that over priced shinny toy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless

      It is funny how someone use an OG (old generation) android phone to compare to 4s. It is strange to see people boasting about the 500k apps in ap store compared to 300k in android market when in reality nobody could possibly really put more than even 10k apps into their devices and most are repeats. 2 years ago body complain when ios are on 200k apps. Granted that the average quality of the apps has some disparity but apps on android market get updated more frequently as compare to the appstore where most of them are subjected to up to weeks of vetting. The top developers have no problems producing quality ones on android. I am also puzzled how people can claim ios to be more productivity with the absence of widgets as if digging into menu is productive and effortless. 
      My good old galaxy S has battery life far better than iphone4s. Why? Because I purchased a 2700mah momax battery from ebay and this last me 3 days for a single charge and a full 1 day of hard core usage. Battery issues?

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    The BGR reference… Even redacted… Is downright hilarious! Nice friendly jab. :-)

  • Anonymous

    This is a pure win all around.

  • Boblevel

    And the larger, beautiful screen part?

  • Boblevel

    Can’t wait to hear the isheep cry about battery life when they do get 4G in about 6 months or so. They think the 4S is bad?..hahaha 

    • Anonymous

      apple purposely didn’t adopt 4G because the 1st generation 4G chips are crap when it comes to battery efficiency. The 2nd generation ones are to be launched in spring of 2012.. which is when apple will test them.

      • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

        It will take some more time to make the 4G as power thirsty as 3G, or closer to it.

      • Boblevel

        Actually battery life is much better when you install custom-made Rom’s and Kernel’s..oh wait..

        • Anonymous

          not really. I’ve tried them all.. from Bamf to liquid to miui

          • bigrob60

            He forgot to add the /S at the end.

        • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

          I’ve tried those as well. Didn’t do anything for me. Plus, a phone should work as intended out of the box, you shouldn’t have to root your device to get decent battery life. Just saying.

      • Jonathan Ly

        I think its much more likely that AT&T bitched at Apple to only include HSPA+ because the disparity between 4G from WiMax and LTE greatly outpaced HSPA+. 

        Also, I’m sure Apple, known for its initiative in bringing “the next big thing”, wanted to plug a WiMax, LTE & HSPA+ radio into 3 different phones. 

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yep, a plummeting thee ol battery meter will a be.

  • Anonymous

    “Because 4G is inefficient and spotty at best.” 

    ????

    I live in Albany, NY (not a HUGE city) and I consistently get 25 MBPS down

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      With what phone?

  • Nate Davidson

    The first iphone didnt have 3g did it? Cause i
    know my G1 did…

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

      By the time the G1 was shipping, the iPhone 3G had been out for three months.

  • Biyobe

    I remember rewarding about this at least a week ago.. Old news…

    • Biyobe

      oops… Meant reading (not rewarding) dang swype!! Yet another feature not available to iPhone owners ;)

      • Evan Knofsky

        This is a newer one, the old one was over a minute long :P

  • Anonymous

    4G is not at the level of becoming a sales pitch.. YET.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Ok, huge, HUGE props for calling out BGR. What a bunch of d-bags.

    • Anonymous

      Hell yes!

  • OLD NEWS

    Hmmm…  Didn’t this come out last week???

    This is OLD news!

    • Drew Dennis

      This is indeed very old news.

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Because 4G is inefficient and spotty at best.

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Timmy

      You mad bro?

      • Tony Allen

        Correct, he obviously hasn’t used VZW’s 4G LTE.. I would go as far to say that our 4G has similar coverage to AT&T’s 3G xD, not in terms of quality, as ours is obviously better, just places that have it.

        • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

          Wrong. Bionic, Razr, Charge all have massive 4G data drops. It’s the radio. The tech is not there to make it 1) power efficient 2) Consistent as 3G.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless

      No, because bring 4g to 4s means paying loyalty to the patent owner

  • MECEVANS

    FIRST?

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Nope

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Wow, is this old news.  But yeah, great commercial.

  • Anonymous

    How can people tell I upgraded if it looks the same?

    • Anonymous

      That line brilliantly sums up iHeads.

    • Anonymous

      Like the D1 to D2… or DX to DX2… Or GSII to Nexus? ha! ;)

      • Anonymous

        GSII doesn’t look like Nexus, just saying.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I actually edited that and removed it. My bad.

          Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

          —–Original message—–

      • Anonymous

        The point is that iPhone users care about their image using the phone as much as the actual phone. I bet that most Droid 1 and 2 owners could care less that the two didn’t look very different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

    Lol wrong version… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWnunavN4bQ

  • Murphy

    I live in Denver. That’s all. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

    Love these commercials and love you just called out BGR.

  • Anonymous

    Naturally I’m always the odd man out, but why can’t we let people just enjoy what makes them happy. Nothing in the commercial tells me anything about the GSII, just a snobby inverted Apple-esque commercial. Sure it’s mildly amusing, but how about selling WHY it’s better. 

    • Murphy

      Um….did you miss the 4G part?

      • Anonymous

        No I didn’t. HSPA+ is the most faux 4G in my book as it is. Kinda ironic it opens with 12-15 more hours, not sure the GSII would even make it that long playing with it nonstop waiting in line.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. Although, the OG droid commercial, ” Beauty Queen,” was the best thing I had ever seen.

          • Anonymous

            …that trades hairdo for can do.” 

            haha, that was really good, but times were different. Android was only David, not Goliath then. But of course we all know how that story ends up.

          • Anonymous

            Like duct taping a scud missile to a race horse.

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • Anonymous

            the OG droid commercials can NEVER be reproduced…those are effin classics

    • Anonymous

      Agree with you there. They even showed the white model.. definitely trying to push buttons. Show us what the phone is capable of, not robots, lasers, and snobs.

  • Anonymous

    “Why don’t you just get a Galaxy Nexus?”  Cuz Verizon hasn’t released it yet.  Dammit.

  • Anonymous

    Little late DL

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It’s a brand new commercial. Parts of it were included in the previous ad. :P

      • Anonymous

        ah, sorry about that

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1119788184 Tobie Azeez

        some people just cant read.

        • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

          Wrong again, some people just DON’T read. They wouldn’t be posting a message if they could not read.

    • Anonymous

      Hows abouts Samsung sends something new and spicy over like the damn Nexus release date on VZW.

      • Anonymous

        naaah