As you can see below, Samsung attempts to show superiority over the iPhone by simply listing the competing phone’s specifications side by side. It’s a well known fact that Android often looks better on paper, but not in real life. A common problem with past Android devices is that even though it has high specs than their competitors, the user experience isn’t necessarily better.
The iPhone 5 has been criticized for using “2 year” specifications by phone enthusiasts and Android users. What they don’t understand is that Apple has no need for such high specifications. Higher specs often only drain the battery faster, and disrupt the balance of usability.
Another misleading aspect of this ad is how Samsung listed their features a long with specifications, while leaving Apple in the dark with their features. Even though Samsung does have more and better features than Apple, their lack of listing even some features like iSight makes the ad seem very biased.
While what Samsung is trying to point out in the advertisement (superiority) isn’t inaccurate, they could have used a better way to show us. Samsung has been applauded in the past for their commercials which poke at several flaws that Apple has. Samsung should just stick commercials.
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