I respect the decision to not include a charger this time. Literally everyone has one at this point from the many previous smartphone releases.
I have just tried all the models hands-on in a HiFi store recently.
I think the S21 Ultra looks like an excellent phone, premium build with smooth matte finish for the back panel and best screen I've seen. The cameras are great at a glance.
The regular S21 and S21+ are nothing special, despite the S21+ plastic back being better than the S21. Didn't really test the cameras as I wasn't interested in them anyway.
Samsung has also not fixed the S20 FE's touchscreen bug completely (I use the 5G version) so I cannot recommend this phone. The display glare is also slightly visible. Though from my usage experience the performance is pretty good apart from a few stutters/lags but no overheating issue unless you play really demanding/poorly optimised games.
Let's also hope Samsung gets the Exynos right this time. At least to Kirin 9000 level.
P-CHM, 17 Jan 2021Why are these poll asking whether you'll buy one of these S20 2021? It should be whether ... morei agree the S20FE is a fine device for what it's worth. but 1 think to hope for moving forward is samsung keeping the Car slot and supporting UFS or UHS II cards and hopefully using the 3x optical lense from the 21U in the 21FE
mel, 17 Jan 2021No expandable slot = NO for ME!
No S-pen slot = NO for ME!
No charging accessories = NO for ... moreIf you want a S-Pen slot, buy Galaxy Note.
Basically every flagship phone in last 1-2 years no longer carry SD slot and headset, so, yeah.
Here in Indonesia those who pre-order S21 series will get Galaxy Buds Pro/Live and SmartTag which is nice. Maybe it applies in other countries as well.
It would be nice if Samsung does offer charging brick as optional like Xiaomi does with Mi 11
Is time for me purchase one unit Sammy S21 5g.Because Sammy SOC built with internal 5g modem.But Apple using external modem.Sammy more advanced Apple from their efficiency performance.
NO MST no for me.No expandable slot = NO for ME! No S-pen slot = NO for ME! No charging accessories = NO for ME! No headset accessories = NO for ME! NO... NO... NO... & NO! Goodbye for Samsung for now, until they realize they doing it wrong!
Samsung you have removed FM Radio, 3.5mm, Heart rate sensor, SPO2, SD Card, charger, head phone.. what else in your list.. you need to set the trend, not follow iSheep way, just keep on increasing the price. Sorry, i'm still holding my Note 9 will keep as long as it can run... why I need 100x zoom camera with bad quality and pay so much money, I can get very nice camera which can take better quality picture then small lens... All I need a simple one to good enough to capture some moments. Camera is camera, Phone is phone, not mixing camera and phone and increasing the price like greedy Apple.
sixtymes, 17 Jan 2021my wife is still very happy with her S20. what would have persuaded me to trade-in her S20 for... moreMy Sister is also very happy with the Galaxy S20's compact body despite it being an Exynos model. And it's extremely cheap now, well under 500$-600$.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2021Every single mainstream content is still 8 bit SDR. Unless you can find a source with that hig... moreMost movies with hevc codec are using 10bit color profile.
Pretty sure these movies are mainstream.
Only have limited 4G in my area and a 5G contract is out of the question.
With 5G you could use your data limit on most if not all contracts in a few minutes.
5G is a good idea but limited to large populations and will never be available in the sticks.
£1000 for a phone is ridiculous unless you have no other means of communication and even then you will need a few different sims to cope with outages , which seem to be common these days.
P-CHM, 17 Jan 2021Why are these poll asking whether you'll buy one of these S20 2021? It should be whether ... moreFortunately highest Note configuration has SD card slit. Lets see what Note 21 Ultra brings, maybe faster charging too.
Here in Australia, Vodafone has made a really sweet deal, not sure about other carriers. So I have a S9 plus and they are offering me $160 +$500 bonus to swap it with any galaxy s21.
I ordered s21 which is $1249 and minus $660 for my s9 plus which means it costed me only $590!!
Not done yet, will get galaxy buds live as well.!!!
My wife has s20 and I know this is bit of downgrade in some sense but considering what I am paying, it's a good deal
It would've been great if there was an "I'll consider it" option. I like trying out new phones, but the ultra is too expensive, but it's still something I may consider in 6 months or so
No expandable slot = NO for ME!
No S-pen slot = NO for ME!
No charging accessories = NO for ME!
No headset accessories = NO for ME!
NO... NO... NO... & NO!
Goodbye for Samsung for now, until they realize they doing it wrong!
SamBoy, 17 Jan 2021I like the the Boxier design that the Note lineup has, so if they make one, then I'm goin... moreI love the Note series design, it's boxy sharp edges edgetoedge oblong oldskool design. This new ugly curves don't like. The design is coming from original Sony style, Samsung copied
Sambiguous, 17 Jan 2021Your poll options are always really limiting, there's never an option for something along... moreExactly what I was thinking too! I cant choose from the options like I love the phone but I cant buy it except for the 'not for me' which for sure they'd interpret as negative.
The S21 series maybe Samsung's best galaxy phone (ehem apple).. but i have a Note20Ultra and I know for sure Id like to put my hand on the next generation foldable.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2021Come on guys show some appreciation to the brand. With S21 Samsung is actually teaching you ho... moreSure... but without watch a single penny from us... So they must stay positive and bring back all the removed features and accesories if what they want is money in the future... for now only can get psychological appreciation, but the money will go for those that offer a better value for your money and all the features desirable plus the accesories inside the box.
Again they are not cheaper if you add the cheaper display, the removed features and the removed accesories if you add the cost of all that... you lose more than save. Give me all that and i'll sell them and save more for sure. Or recover the extra money but also with more features in the phone that cannot be recovered in any form as the hardware is not there...