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UK Ad Authority Picks Fight with Samsung

Steven Blum
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Oh, UK Ad Standards Authority. Thank you for saving us from the horrors of poorly airbrushed celebrities hawking skin care locations, artificially-delicious-looking fast food hamburgers and all the other visual tricks and misleading statements advertisers throw around to make money. But you're wrong when you say that Samsung is being misleading when it calls the Galaxy S2 the world's slimmest smartphone. Here's why:

For most of its slender frame, the Galaxy S2 is undoubtedly the slimmest of the phones. At 8.73mm, it's a full .6mm slimmer than the iPhone, and you can feel it. Its light, its flat, its sleek and sexy. But at its base, the phone does jut out a bit, increasing to 9.91mm, which is why you think it shouldn't be called the slimmest phone out there.

But if you take the average thickness of the device, the Galaxy S2 wins. If you feel the device in your hand, the Galaxy S2 wins. The iPhone 4 looks and feels like a small brick compared to this device.

Okay, I'm done ranting. But I think your decision to pull Samsung's claim is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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