Samsung Bashes iPad's Screen, Lack of Multitasking in New Galaxy Tab S Ads

Last week, Samsung released an anti-iPhone ad calling iPhone users "wall huggers" in a promotion for its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Today the South Korean company is promoting its new Galaxy Tab S with two new anti-Apple advertisements, bashing the iPad's lack of multitasking and its screen.

In the first ad, Samsung features a crying baby and a dad fighting over an iPad that's unable to display two apps at once. The baby wants to watch a movie while the dad is trying to catch a sports game. A Galaxy Tab S, which can display multiple apps at once, is swapped for the iPad, and suddenly both dad and baby are happy.

"What's going on? Ahhh, it looks like dad's tablet can only do one thing at a time. What if it were a Samsung Galaxy Tab S? With the Galaxy Tab S, the whole family has something to smile about."
The second advertisement pits the display of the iPad against the display of the Galaxy Tab S. In the spot, two friends are watching the same scary movie on an iPad and on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. A scene depicting a dark figure against a black background is shown on both tablets, with the figure not appearing on the iPad's screen.

What went wrong here? Ahhh, It's not a Super AMOLED. What if it were a Samsung Galaxy Tab S? Compared to many LCDs, Super AMOLEDs give you 100 times higher contrast. Instead of 1000:1, you get 100,000:1 contrast. Conventional LCDs get their color using backlight but Super AMOLEDs turn off pixel by pixel, each emitting their own light. So you get all the fine details and varied shades of black that many LCDs can't show.
First announced in June, Samsung's newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S features a high-resolution (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display. During its presentation, Samsung touted the tablet's display quality, suggesting it had a more accurate color range, better contrast, and higher outdoor visibility than a typical LCD display. The Galaxy Tab S is also Samsung's thinnest tablet to date, offering a fingerprint sensor, an 11 hour battery life, and Android's multitasking features.

The iPad Air, in contrast, features a 2048 by 1536 Retina display with 3.1 million pixels. While it is unable to run two apps at once presently, split-screen multitasking is said to be in the works. Apple is also working on a new version of the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini, both of which are expected to come equipped with Touch ID fingerprint sensors and an A8 processor.

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72 months ago
Sure, two different people watching two different video streams (who gets the audio?) is a totally realistic scenario.
Rating: 88 Votes
72 months ago
"Do you see what I see?"

Yeah, crappy ads.
Rating: 82 Votes
72 months ago
This is honestly the worst commercial I've ever seen. Who shares an iPad with their infant? Why doesn't he watch the sports on the TV or the baby watch the show on the TV? If you have two shows on one device not only is that going to kill the battery, one of them will have no sound. Stupidest commercial I have ever seen :confused::(:apple:
Rating: 78 Votes
72 months ago
Samsung's new motto: If you can't beat 'em, bash 'em.
Rating: 77 Votes
72 months ago
A typical iPad Dad would give his kid his old iPad. Problem solved :cool:
Rating: 66 Votes
72 months ago
Lol just look at what a mess the layout is, Samsung is so clueless.
Rating: 44 Votes
72 months ago
yet they fail miserably in sales compared to the single-tasker And supposedly not-so-great-resolution iPad ?

Rating: 43 Votes
72 months ago
The last thing you could bash about the ipad is the screen. Don't see what more you could want from it?
Rating: 43 Votes
72 months ago
The problem with these adverts is that iPad/iPhone users are being labeled by Samsung as idiots. Would I buy any product of a company that called me stupid? No!
On the other hand I have never really be tempted to buy a Samsung device as they don't support iOS or OS X. They do however miss out on selling me a washing machine, fridge, microwave, vacuum cleaner, monitor or TV.
Rating: 23 Votes
72 months ago
Regardless of it running one app at a time or twenty, it's still not an iPad. ;)
Rating: 19 Votes

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