Samsung takes swipe at iPhone 6 Plus in snarky web video

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Date: Friday, September 19th, 2014, 02:38
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Samsung

Samsung touts its Note in a new web video

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the web video that Samsung posted on its YouTube channel. The video trolls Apple for coming out with a 5.5-inch iPhone (the fabled iPhone 6 Plus) two years after it released the Galaxy Note 2 in 2012.

The video highlights early negative reviews of the Galaxy Note (the WSJ said it “looks like you’re talking into a piece of toast,” Mashable called the Note “an unwieldy beast”). It then shows a recent BGR post from September 9, 2014 titled “The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays.”

The Samsung video then takes a few potshots at features that the Note has over the iPhone 6 Plus, including a stylus, handwriting recognition, and dual window mode.

While Samsung beat Apple to market with a “phablet” (anyone else dislike that term?), that doesn;t mean that it’s better. Apple’s a notorious second-mover on many technologies. It lets companies like Samsung test the waters with multiple screen sizes, then releases its version when it feels like, a) there’s enough of a market for it, and b) when the product is just right.

So… Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or iPhone 6 Plus? Which is better?

Here’s the video:

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3 Responses to “Samsung takes swipe at iPhone 6 Plus in snarky web video”

  1. Ugh.. sadly (fruedian slips aside) it isn’t a size issue. Many countless blogs have been discussing the form factor evolving to be larger, but the interface really makes a difference. Stylus is ok for interaction but limited.

    The UI for IOS 8 really takes a close examination of interaction with a large screen.. imho maximizing efficiency.

    The “phone” aspect is really down played now.. as the phone app is just a subset of what you can really do with mobile computing.

    You cannot say that 2011 mobile computing is the same as 2014… so size of form factor aside… mobile computing is different, now being delivered larger than before…

  2. I don’t understand. How does these ads get iPhone users to switch to Samsung? Shouldnt they go after Lenovo, Haiwei customers? It’s like Honda challenging Mercedes Benz. Not going to get iPhone users to switch.

  3. Markets are made, Apple sees what is wanted by customers, makes a refined product to enter said market and takes Samsung’s lunch money and of course Samsung is going to whine about it. Others did about Apple perfecting the iPod. But Samsung shouldn’t be too concerned, they will always have some of the Android fanbois.