Samsung on the Offensive Once Again with Galaxy Note Street Challenge Video

Posted:  February 24, 2012   By:    12 comments   


We like a good commercial just as much as the next guy and Samsung did a good job with its “Samsunged” series of ads. Funny, witty, and memorable, the ads make for interesting conversation pieces. This time though, Samsung might have gone too far.

In a new series of videos called “Street Challenge” that showcases the Galaxy Note, Samsung once again goes after iPhone users and asks them if their phone can do things the Galaxy Note can.

The video tries to look authentic but fails miserably. The people look like actors to us and the whole stunt look scripted. On top of that, the challenges don’t really reflect the typical use-case scenario any of us would go through on a regular basis.

So maybe Samsung should give this iPhone bashing thing a rest and just move on already.

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12 Comments for Samsung on the Offensive Once Again with Galaxy Note Street Challenge Video

Piper

Phone companies should do street challenges so that they can make better smartphones.

Derrek

Ha! You're right, they're actors. It's pretty obvious I think. Thing is, it's still smart marketing. I guess these types of ads aren't geared towards people who's easily identify them as ads? Or maybe they just wanted to make their infomercial more edgy and interesting? You know, like those stupid toothpaste ads with the "doctor / scientist" who ambushes people at supermarkets and takes pictures of their teeth, or trolls them until they try Colgate Sensitivity or whatnot? And for some reason he's always in a labcoat?

I think this is pretty much designed the same way. The Galaxy Note is pretty cool, but truth is we'll rarely use all those applications they just showed us. It's just a matter of who has the phone that CAN do that, instead of really wondering if they'll ever come into use. Either way, the guys at Apple must be blowing a frickin vein right now.

Joshua Wong

If it's an authentic video, that bitch really an idiot!

ggnoik

Great! samsung have give me more reasons not to buy Galaxy Note..
http://gizmodo.com/5887641/samsungs-note-stylus-h…

scnix

Huh, the drawing on maps then screenshot is a pretty awesome feature. I know I'll be doing that for a couple of friends often.

Jason

this is bad.. really bad….

black list samsung now….

they are downgrading other to make them self look better…..tsk tsk tsk tsk…

iphone will just reply.. there is an app for that….

love this guys comment…

ok this ad is telling us…
Samsung can take Screenshots and the iPhone can't?
Samsung can draw on Maps and the iPhone can't?
Samsung can creat Office documents and the iPhone can't?
Samsung can edit pictures and the iPhone can't?
Samsung can send text pictures and the iPhone can't?
Android users answer my questions.
Samsung you are now in the Black List.
Motorola, Nokia, Sony & HTC keep the good work!

    happygolucky

    for those who dislike this comment are totally Samsung fanatics….lol

    john

    Haha, this video does seem to go a bit overboard.

    But Apple also did the same type of advertisement to downgrade Windows platform to
    make themselves look better. And they did it for many years already. You can check around in youtube for the previous ads by Apple.

    People just learn from Apple… Haha XD

Jess87

I m wondering why people keep on like Samsung phones just because they giving good hardware specs and people are like seeing gold in front of their eyes. In fact the note still laggy somehow when I using and it's not just me but my friends using note also having the same problem. Can't get why Samsung having an idiotic software engineer, the camera shutter speed is damn slow and accelometer will sometime somehow didn't respond well as my iPad did. Android seems like a china made thing from apple iOS. The multi touch zoom isn't that smooth and responsive as the iPad frankly speaking. I'm paying as much money as the idevices offer so really demanding it to be on par or better than the rest devices having lower price than my note. Android is somehow not that stable when u use it for longer time.

    happygolucky

    i cant agree more with u Jess87…before i continue, just to be clear that i m no whatsoever fan here.. i can tell that they wan to buy Samsung coz they are the closest resemble to iPhone…I like all Samsung products…LED TV, Washing Machine, iRobot, any electrical goods….However for mobile phones, especially smartphones…they are not up to the standard despite higher specifications in which many ppl are crazy about…thats why they came up with so many products in every year which is confusing(look at the upcoming Galaxy Tab 2)and Apple only come out once a year…but its good that Samsung do this kind of advertisement…as they would give competition with Apple and other smartphones brands plus Google to improve their products for the consumers…

blackrain

if i'm not mistaken.. apple has been doing the same style of ads during 'mac vs pc' campaign..

notstevejobs

its just the same old thing. Mac vs PC / Android vs iOS / Samsung vs. Apple blah blah blah blah blah. Those who said that company is bad and the other is good vice versa, you are a fanboy. Meh. -_____________-