i still have an s8 active, and no new phones have inspired me enough to buy.
no 3.5 mm = no buy
no card slot = no buy
mediocre waterproof = no buy
not shock resistant = no buy
samsung removes features and calls it an upgrade, what are they thinking? The market for those who pay premium prices for less features and flexibility is already dominated by apple.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2021This happens when a kindergarten boy use internet.. Do you even know how computer binary numbe... moreYeah, 256 shades of red, 256 shades of blue and 256 shades of green, for a total of 256*256*256 combination = 16.7 milion colors
In a 10 bit display it is 1024*1024*1024 combination = 1.07billion etc.
Did you really think that a 8bit screen only displays 256 colors??? Maybe in 1970 consoles
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2021No MicroSD Slot means NO from me. Dealbreaker. Thank you, next.Yep. Samsung is dead to me for this SD move (and headphone jack)
I brought s21 ultra, but I found it's heating up quickly and the battery is draining out very fast.
And due to cameras are set on one side, the phone doesn't have a balance, moreover its very heavy.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2021This is how smart people filter phones before buying: Non-removable battery = no buy. No 3... moreNo more Samsung phones for me (loyal customer since the S5) until they bring back the headphone jack and the micro SD card slot.
This is how smart people filter phones before buying:
Non-removable battery = no buy.
No 3.5mm jack = no buy.
No microSD card slot = no buy.
No FM Radio = no buy.
No infrared port (IR remote control) = no buy.
AMOLED screen (it's nickname is burn-in) = no buy.
Curved screen edges and/or corners = no buy.
Notch = no buy.
Hole-punch camera screen = no buy.
Android 9+ operating system = no buy.
No 32bit support = no buy.
Only brain dead NPCs buy phones like this. People should boycott these phones instead of buying them. (All phones are crap in the last 5 years. LG V20 is the last real smartphone.)
All Android versions since 9 are horrible. Android 9 removed the call recording feature, and now Android 11 is the worst. Android 11 removed the freedom of file system by restricting it with Scoped Storage bullshit. People should boycott Android 9+, but especially Android 11.
32bit support is very important because many essential old apps/games are 32bit. For example DIII4A (Doom 3 port), JK2 Touch (Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast port), AverTV Mobile (yes, I can watch TV on my LG V20 WITHOUT INTERNET (using AVerTV Mobile 310 DVB-T tuner (and microUSB to USB-C adapter) which I also used with my Samsung Galaxy S2, and I can record TV shows and can do anything with the recorded files, they're not encrypted, not locked)... (Oh, and there is no real DVB-T tuner for iPhone, because iPhones are inferior)
No idea why samsung removed the card slot. That's one of the first must-haves for me when getting a new mobile phone. Previously, I still have huawei, LG and asus phones as alternatives, now that huawei doesn't have google services.. and LG is hard to get, I don't know what other choices I have. Sigh!
I would have bought the S21 Ultra if it had an card slot.
Saul, 17 Jan 2021Removing micro sd card slot it's a BIG mistake!!! No charger it's ok,no jack it'... moreSame here!
Whenever I want a new phone, EVERYTHING without the SD card slot is instantly deleted from the list.
I used to use the 3.5mm jack as my 2nd filter, but now almost all the good brands ditched it, except for Sony which brought it back.
3rd filter is IPx waterproofing.
4th filter is NO chinese brands :))
Yep, definitely migrating to Sony for having the SD card slot + the 3.5mm jack + Qualcomm processor instead of Exynos. I guess I'll order it online straight from Japan.
what is interesting from the s21 ultra the 10x zoom, however I'm looking for a phone, not a tablet to put in my ear when I'm making a phone call and makes me look stupid
From point of camera wise i wanted buy S21 Ultra, but due to losing the memory card i won't buy it, never.
blue.sun, 17 Jan 2021Funny talking about audiophiles while discussing a phone. :-D :-D Well, its natural.
I've always held the belief that while the DSLR may not be beaten by mobile cameras, due to size considerations, we can definitely beat the dedicated audio devices on a good attempt...
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2021if u want more power better camera and superb audio than g8x go with upcoming lg flagship or v... moreYup, I guess so.
The recent news that LG is not stopping phone manufacturing was music to ears.
I hope they do give it their best, although for now, I'm hearing more than a fair share of Snapdragon 888's heating... reminding me of Snapdragon 810.
And presently I've owned the G8x for 4 months and its doing great. No heating or anything even when gaming.
S21 ultra apparently will also have overheating issues.
Just watched this video on YouTube on Snapdragon 888 overheating.
Hope this is not the case. I might skip the device if there's overheating problems with flagship devices in 2021. Better to stick with Apple
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2021It's purely a marketing thing commonly seen with the "small, medium, large conundrum... morewow! so enlightening seriously, so this way they see us as cows with their marketing strategy they are simply milking us.
daniel777, 18 Jan 2021Samsung should discontinue the "+" model.
Those who prefer small screen flagship g... moreIt's purely a marketing thing commonly seen with the "small, medium, large conundrum".
If you have 2 products, one costing £5 and a better one costing £15, almost no one will get the £15 product as it's far more expensive. If you then introduce a 3rd product at £11, many people more people will get the most expensive product as it's "only £4 more" than the middle product. Ergo getting rid of the S21+ would actually reduce sales of the ultra as far more people would just get the regular S21. This marketing strategy is used almost every nowadays from coffee shops to mobile phones.
J, 18 Jan 2021Note 10 lite is an OK choice as there is no longer good choice. It has sd855 internationally, ... more"Flagships demonstrated prosperity in the past now they will demonstrate stupidity if you pay that money for such cr.." should go in big red letters across Samsung S21 presentation.
Wildcats, 17 Jan 2021I just don't know which people voted for no, thanks the s21 series is not for them, are t... morei dont like iphones but i voted for no and i m a fan of samsung,lg. sony and asus and i dont like wasting my money
Samath N8 808 owner, 17 Jan 2021A world where absence of 3.5mm jack, memory card and an updated fast charger is a great thing.... moreif u want more power better camera and superb audio than g8x go with upcoming lg flagship or velvets successor
ChrisHartcom, 18 Jan 2021Was going to get two 512 Ultras until I found out they don't have SD card slots. Worthless.Sure thing buddy, sure thing.