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Video: Can You Stare at the Samsung Galaxy S4 for 60 Minutes Straight?


Could you stare at the Samsung Galaxy S4 for 60 minutes straight with motorcycles whizzing by your head, couples arguing in your ear, hot dog vendors tossing sausages in you face, remote control cars ramming into your feet, and a crowd reacting to your every move? Swisscom and Samsung ran a promotion in Zurich Main Station on May 16 that included all of the above. They asked contestants to stand on a platform and stare into a Galaxy S4, since it can track your eyes and all. Should you last for 60 minutes, you would have walked away with a brand new GS4.

I want in. Bring your game to Portland, Samsung.

  • Dan

    Come to New York. I got this.


    FAKE as hell


    If anyone is stupid enough to believe this video is not scripted, then you might as well buy an iPhone.

  • shecalledme_jay

    I need help, so I had the Gnex since 2011 and my contract is up. Is there any phones coming out for Verzion before I just jump on the GS4 train?

  • toutnoir

    the guy who won and some of the other people are too good looking for this not be staged. but this was still entertaining.

  • Bionic

    A phone? No. Boobs? Yes.

    • Anon

      How about the best of both worlds – a Boob Phone?

      I bet it would be heaven to hold up to my ear. All soft and pillowy…

    • I couldn’t stare at boobs for an hour. I’d go 5 min before I’d grab them and well you know the rest.

  • Blinking is not allowed right?lol

    • Daniel DS

      Nah not so funny

    • Anon

      Blinking? Yes. Blinkfeed? No.

  • derek connolly

    I have always like Samsung’s marketing. All of their commercials are fun and heartwarming.

  • You’re gonna get some hop-ons.

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    This is why Samsung is on winning the smartphone sales race. On top of the fact that they sell stellar phones, they market them very well. Commercials like this are ones that really stick with people.

    Hope they would do this promotion near me, though!

    • Chris

      they are winning because of this promotion of staring at a phone for an hour?

      • derek connolly

        this promotion is totally fake (staged). They are winning because they have great marketing. I don’t much care for Samsung phones but their commercials are always fun and appeal to the masses. At least that’s my opinion.

        • Calvin Williams

          They’re bringing it to new areas… anyone can try.. I’m sure there’s a line though

  • Fattie McDoogles

    I wish the carriers in America were this creative. We need more fun promotions.

  • Chris

    From Beaverton here and I agree. Portland needs this. Toss in some cash on top of the S4 and I’m in… lol

  • David Hayden

    Couldn’t you just watch a TV show or browse Reddit for an hour?

    • Chris

      sure if you like drunk housewives, the retarded kardashians or I ate one to many big macs honey boo boo then go ahead….

      • derek connolly

        I choose Reddit

  • Haha, that’s a fun campaign.

  • T3viin

    Dude bring this to Georgia , Dunwoody , Perimeter Mall. Challenge Accepted!

    • CJ Wolven

      Town Center! I don’t want to drive too far lol

  • Viva Movil

    If I can read a book on the screen 1 hour will be a breeze.

    • Daniel DS

      Or watch naked chicks, that would be even easier 😉

  • TechGuy22

    hahah wow. thats so cool

  • chris125

    I would be all over this if they offered it in my area.

  • Speedracer98

    they need to do this EVERYWHERE

  • sean.yesmunt

    That looks so awesome.

  • JoeyKhache

    WoW! Talk about awesome marketing. Samsung just continues to amaze me.

  • EatUrCrap

    That is so awesome

  • Jettaguy2003

    OMG!! I could do that!! Where can I do that in the USA? 🙂

    • simpleas


  • I could do that for sure!!

  • This challenge is coming to my town in Switzerland (Lausanne) in 5 days! I’m intensively training my staring everyday!

    • Patrick Hermey

      good luck. 🙂 wish i was in your shoes right now.

    • Reginald Jefferson

      Good luck! Hope you win!

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  • IrishSid

    I’d probably last 10 seconds. I don’t have the best attention sp

    • sk3litor

      My attention span is also….I want bananas

      • simpleas

        Hahahaha lol

  • timsim38

    They know how to promote. That was pretty cool.

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    an hour is way to long

    • Fattie McDoogles

      lol that’s the point

  • jpippo4

    This was surprisingly way more entertaining than I thought it would be.

  • sc4fpse

    Challenge accepted.

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  • imnotmikal

    “They asked contestants to stand on a platform and stair into a Galaxy S4,”

    Stare, not stair.;)

    • mechapathy

      You’re gonna get some hop-ons.

      • joejoe5709

        Tonight! New arrested development!

        • mechapathy

          3 a.m. where I live. I’m ready for an all-nighter.

          • Adam Neighbors

            I’m in the middle of watching it right now. haha

  • imneveral0ne

    I might have lasted 10-15 minutes if I’m lucky. I have a terrible attention span.