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Google Pixel 3a ad challenges the (i)Phone X’s price and camera

Google took an unprecedented step in the smartphone industry and launched its new midrange phones Pixel 3a and 3a XL for half the price of its flagship while still retaining the same camera quality the regular Pixels are loved for. Of course, the company didn't miss the chance to rub that fact into its competitors' noses and launched an ad campaign comparing the fictional $999 "Phone X" with the $399 Pixel 3a, implying that it takes way better pictures in the dark.

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This bizarre, low-budget ad Xiaomi tweeted is so terrible the company took it down

Smartphone marketing can be hard, just ask Huawei or OnePlus circa 2014. Today it's Xiaomi that is pushing cringe onto potential customers, tweeting out a video so bad that the company deleted it. Just in case you missed it, here it is:

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It's no Tide ad, but Amazon's Alexa Super Bowl commercial is actually kind of funny

For some, the Super Bowl is all about the event itself: watching two teams play the last football game of the season — or see who ends up playing the Patriots in their last game of the year, if you're a cynic. For many others, including myself, it's just an excuse to get together with your friends, eat a bunch of unhealthy foods, and watch some frequently amusing, high-budget ads. If you're in the latter camp, Amazon pushed out one of its Super Bowl commercials for you to check out early, and it's pretty funny.

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It sure looks like OnePlus sliced off some of the 6T's bezel in this ad

In an age where smaller screen bezels are a selling point, a few companies have been caught modifying the appearance of their phones in adverts. One recent example was the Lenovo Z5, which had no bezels and no notch in the initial images, but the real phone had substantial bezels and a notch. The latest company do this is OnePlus, which seems to be trimming the 6T's bezels in advertisements.

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This guy cramming butter into a turkey is a bad Pixel 3 advertisement

Google is on a marketing blitz with the Pixel 3 and 3XL, mostly showcasing the phones' fantastic camera performance. We've seen Eminem's 'Venom' music video, a few cringy Jimmy Kimmel clips, and other media recorded with Google's new flagships. The company also partnered with Condé Nast to use the Pixel 3 across some of its magazines and sites — including a video where a chef crammed a lot of butter into a Thanksgiving turkey.

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Google fires shots at Microsoft and Apple with new Chromebook ad

Google has made countless advertisements for Chromebooks, but none of them have directly pointed out flaws in traditional operating systems like Windows and macOS - until now. The company just released a new Chromebook commercial that calls out its competitors for being annoying, buggy, and slow.

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Galaxy Note9 and colorful new S Pen purportedly shown off in print ad leak

Note9 details and leaks have been picking up steam in recent days, and the latest addition to the growing pile of evidence surrounding the new phone comes courtesy of renowned leaker Ice universe. Just earlier today he showed off what is claimed to be a print advertisement picturing "the new super powerful Note," stylus and all.

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ASUS put 89 ZenFone 5s on a dancer to make this light show of a commercial

Advertising can get pretty stale these days, so it's always nice to see something different. ASUS took "different" and ran with it, throwing 89 ZenFone 5s on dancer Ian Eastwood to advertise the ZenFone 5/5z. The result is... quite the spectacle.

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AT&T files complaint over "unsubstantiated, false, and misleading claims" in T-Mobile holiday commercial

Back in December, T-Mobile uploaded a two minute-long short to its YouTube channel, in the style of classic stop-motion specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It mostly consists of T-Mobile CEO John Legere telling a story about how he saved the US wireless industry from the "abominable carriers." It's a mostly harmless video, but AT&T has decided to file a complaint with the National Advertising Division over it.

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Celebrities help Alexa out when she loses her voice for Amazon's Super Bowl commercials

Super Bowl commercials cost fortunes for companies to run, leading to some of the most invested and creative advertisements you'll see all year. This year's Super Bowl ads are off to a good start, with Amazon already showing its ad for Alexa on YouTube. It turns out that Alexa has quite a few famous substitutes lined up for when she loses her voice.

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