New Samsung Galaxy S5 Ad Slams iPhone Users as ‘Wall Huggers’ [WATCH]


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This morning Samsung uploaded a new TV ad to their USA YouTube channel taking a jab at iPhone owners, labelling them ‘wall huggers’. The hilarious ad depicts a typical scene found at airports where iPhone users are seen to be huddling around where any electrical outlet can be found to keep their device powered.

Meanwhile, Samsung touts their new power-saving mode and the option for a user-replaceable battery in their Galaxy S5 as advantages.

Check out the ad below:

Earlier this year, BlackBerry CEO John Chen called iPhone users “wall huggers” speaking at the Oasis Montgomery conference. The last time I checked, BlackBerry’s stock market cap was at $5.51 billion, versus Apple’s $567 billion.

When Apple releases their rumoured 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones this fall, Samsung’s battery and larger screen size ‘advantages’ will erode. I wonder what they’ll come up with next.


  • FragilityG4

    It’s really easy to conserve battery life if there’s no reason to use your phone beyond calls and SMS …

  • WatDah

    Get off your phone and return to the real world will save you lots of battery life (and your job). Try it, it works.

  • steve81

    So, the Galaxy S5 comes with an extra battery? Don’t think so. For the iPhone you can just buy a juice pack. I’d rather have that than cheap plastic all the times.

  • Kosmo

    My old iPhone 3G lasts more than 10 days on a single charge! Yes, it is sitting at home, on WiFi, no 3G, no data, but hey, it lasts 10 days!

    Seriously, my own usage pattern shows that my iPhones (3G, 4S and 5S) last 20-30% more than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 I’ve tried.

    Also, even if I’m inclined to spend additional money for a spare battery, I’ll be still hugging the wall if I don’t buy a charger. Wait, I’ll still have to stay next to the charger, otherwise another happy Sx owner will walk out with it and with my spare battery…