iPhone 4 slimmer than Samsung Galaxy S II. Sort of

iPhone 4 slimmer than Samsung Galaxy S II. Sort ofLast month the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) stepped in to address Motorola’s claim of having the world’s “most powerful smartphone” in the Motorola Atrix. In that case, the ASA sided with Samsung’s Galaxy S II.

However, this time Samsung is the loser, as the ASA reckons Apple’s iPhone is – in some sense – thinner than the Galaxy S II.

When Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S II at Mobile World Congress, it was shouting from the hills (or more accurately its stand) about having developed the “world’s thinnest smartphone” at 8.71mm.

But the ASA has officially stepped in to declare that the 9.3mm Apple iPhone 4 is in fact thinner. How the hell does that work?

Well, at its thickest point, at the bottom of the device, the Samsung Galaxy S II in fact measures 9.91mm, and that’s the figure the ASA reckons should be used.

Looks like yet another victory for Apple in its ongoing war against Samsung. No one likes a bully, Apple. Except bullies; they probably like a bully.

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Stelph  Sep. 15, 2011 at 11:13

TBH that makes sense to me, otherwise you could have a hypothetical situation where a phone that is 0.0000001mm wide at one point (but 10000000cm wide the rest of the way down the phone) would be the thinnest phone (yes I am being a bit stupid)

However how great would it have been if the judge had ruled for the two manufacturers to stop being so petty and stop suing each other (oh and that battery life is more important than thinness)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 15, 2011 at 16:09

^ Agree.

shuwaz  Sep. 15, 2011 at 21:45

'Generally speaking' the SGS2 is thinner than the iPhone 4.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 15, 2011 at 21:49

True, though, if we measured stuff from it's thinnest point all the time, my plasma TV is less than 1cm wide...I love the SGS2 and generally, yes, it's thinner than the iPhone 4, but, using it's thinnest point in their marketing campaign is a very "Apple-ish" thing to do IMHO.

shuwaz  Sep. 15, 2011 at 21:53

its all good... Like you said, very Apple-ish indeed.

I hate the way Apple take a particular piece of hardware or software technology and act like they invented. Take the example of FaceTime (which is more or less video calling). Video calling has been around for about ten years, yet Apple act like they started it off a few years ago. oO

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 15, 2011 at 22:18

Apple have a habit of bitchy hypocrisy and an air of arrogance that I can't stand. FaceTime is just video calling, you're right. The iPod was just an MP3 player, the iPhone was just a smartphone etc etc....

Seriously, I could rant all bloody day about Apple. Yes, btw, I have owned an iPhone and, yes, I hated it, it lasted 2 months before I sold it and bought an HTC Desire (awesome phone, best I've ever owned, bar my SGS2).


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