No-one shines a light on the iPhone’s perceived deficiencies like its chief rival Samsung. Down the years the company’s commercials have rinsed Apple’s inferiority to the Galaxy smartphones with the aim of converting loyal iPhone fans, often depicted as sheep waiting in line at the Apple Store for new releases.
With new iPhones about arrive on the scene, Samsung is now pointing out why the Galaxy S9 is better than the iPhone X, while taking a series of shots at Apple Store ‘Genius’ employees in the process.
In recent ‘Upgrade to Galaxy’ ads the company made fun of the notch and the respective LTE speeds. Now, in new ‘Ingenius’ spots, Samsung turns its attention to the missing headphone jack and the need for a “double dongle” if you want to use wired headphones and charge the phone at the same time.
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The second ad rinses Apple for refusing to bundle in the fastest available charger with the iPhone devices. The iPhone X doesn’t offer a USB-C to lightning cable and the requisite plug in the box.. Users have to buy those separately. You can see those ads below.
In a third brief spot, Samsung takes aim at the iPhone X camera. It points out the S9 has a higher DxOMark score than the Apple flagship. That one’s a bit tenuous to say the least. The scores were close (99 to 97) and, while DxO divers deeper than most in its camera-specific ratings, it was still a somewhat subjective review.
It seems Samsung could have got the job done here without resorting to the camera jibe, which actually hurts its case somewhat. It definitely has a point when it comes to the dongles and the fast charging though.
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