Samsung Galaxy S5 takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out other flagship rivals

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out other flagship rivals

From celebrities to tech leaders, everybody nowadays seem to be in on this whole ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. So Samsung thought why not put the Galaxy S5 to the same ordeal to help spread the awareness about ALS, not to mention dare some of its flagship contemporaries to do the same.

For the Samsung Galaxy S5, being poured on with a glass of ice-filled water is just a walk in the park thanks to its IP67-certified body. So after surviving the challenge, S-Voice called out the Apple iPhone 5, HTC One (M8) and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take a freezing dip.


Oddly enough, the folks over at Samsung Mobile UK didn’t dare other water-proof flagship smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z2 and only challenged non-waterproof flagship handsets. Well, at least the company contributed a “generous” donation to an organization that’s also involved in finding a cure for ALS.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. keemchee says:

    Hay Nako, samsung…samsung…uwi na!

  2. Carl says:

    What a shame marketing gimmick!
    Hmm well at least they donated a generous amount…

  3. Andrew says:

    What a shame, watch the video. The phone’s clock (upper right) jumps from 2:16 to 2:50. The phone probably broke and they had to edit the video. What lame-ass a cheat, seriously.

    • emmanuel lobrino says:

      nice observation andrew!had to re-watch the vid to confirm. samsung fail

    • rockz says:

      And Oh, the modified the video to delete that failure.. lol #Samshit

    • rockz says:

      ***And Oh, they modified the video to delete that failure.. lol #Samshit

    • wais says:

      @ Andrew: Hahahaha! Ibig mo sabihin willing ka manood ng 50 minutes+ na video ng cellphone na nakalubog sa tubig, para mapatunayan mo lang sa sarili mo na bulok ang Samsung! Bwahaha! Malamang nag-fast forward sila para di mabato ang mga viewer, di naman sila tanga para dadayain pa nila ang obvious na kaya naman talaga na indayin ng cellphone nila.

      Akala siguro nila na matalino ang mga viewer na manonood sa video nila, wala ata silang kakilala na Filipino Apple user. Nga pala, huwag na kayo magpalusot na kunwari na sarcastic lang ang comment nyo. BOBO lang talaga kayo.

    • akosiroger says:

      Kung titignan mo ng maigi, nagslide ng konti sa kanan ng screen, so parang gallery image sya (screenshot) tapos nagslide nung buhusan ng tubig. so yung notification bar nag-iba from blue to black, time from 2:16 to 2:50, tapos battery from 64% to 56%.

      Check nyo lang galaw ng screen, di sya spliced.

  4. pikit says:

    why not call out xperia z2 lol

  5. johnonline says:

    Wise marketing gimmick..i bet none of the phones nominated will follow suit.. sony xperia is not nominated so calm down peeps. Choice nila un eh.

  6. Jordan says:


    I think the screen could actually be showing a screenshot because if you look carefully at around 0:05-0:07, it looks like the water or one of the ice cubes accidentally swiped the screen. It’s really easy to miss, but if you examine the right side of the screen, you’ll see what looks like a swiping motion. Not a Sammy fanboy, btw, just pointing out what I saw. Peace

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