Unfortunately Samsung disabled eSIM on this phone, so that removes it from consideration for me. Pity. Otherwise seems like a nice phone.
Sadly this phone is still $960 in my country
really good phone, practical, i enjoy the size in my hand and functions very well
I've had this phone for 6 months or so (Exynos version, I think). I actually really like. And I like it more as time goes on because it's so simple and it "just works". Nothing flashy here.
Great screen, really good battery life (2 days for me), perfect size. So far no scratches or dings (I don't use case).
The in-screen finger print reader is really good -- an ultrasonic fingerprint reader is really worth having. Fast and it just works. Wouldn't go back to anything less.
Camera is probably not as good as a Pixel 6 or latest iPhone. But it's decent enough.
Some of the inbuilt Samsung apps (e.g. Bixby) are a little annoying. I wish you could delete them. But for the most part they are fairly innocuous.
Any feedback on the buggy os update 12???? Refresh rate slow camera slow.... send videos are distorted and clored screenrecord is totally distorted
Rahul D, 15 Nov 2021They didn’t have have to reduce the built to knock off 100$ ! A Glass back barely costs 10$ to... moreTrust me, unless you keep your phone for 5 years, 50W charging barely impacts battery health. Maybe that's why they removed 45W, because it didn't save much time. But these 50W and 65W really save a lot of time. You could wake up and put your phone to charge, and it will be 100% when you go.
Nice phone and portable size but I wish it had space for headset speakers
RandyRiffin, 24 Oct 2021Nope, they needed to sacrifice build quality to take $100 off the starting price. Yeah, the Re... moreThey didn’t have have to reduce the built to knock off 100$ ! A Glass back barely costs 10$ to manufacture! Its just a method to make more picky customers to take the expensive models ! To be fair it looks good and doesn’t break ! I don’t like glass back phones all My friends are running broken phones. Back glass breaks easier than front glass as most people have a screen protector on! 50w charging isn’t good kills the battery! I was thankful they removed the 45w charging heats the phone but just cuts 5-10min !
Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International
Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China
Why would you be partial as you charge pretty much the same price everywhere ..Samsung!!!
Nice and good
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2021crazy how its price went down from $900 to $500.
so this device is really a midranger with... moreNope, they needed to sacrifice build quality to take $100 off the starting price. Yeah, the Realme 8 Pro has 50W for $200, but that's like all it has (and a great camera), the display is really falling behind with 60Hz, and performance too (720G), and it's got meh speakers. It can't actually compete with the likes of the Redmi Note 10 Pro or A52 5G.
But I agree, Samsung could've EASILY put faster charging. I mean they put 45W for their Note 10 plus, idk why they didn't with this. And now Google is also ahead with 30W.
John, 18 Aug 2021Actually, the bigger screen is still the best! I don't really like smaller screens, it ... moreBro he's talking about android phones. If you love big phones, well you're in for a treat. We got plenty of those. I'm guessing you have a Pro or Pro Max. There's also the big boys: S21 Ultra, Mi 11T Pro, Pixel 6 Pro, Oneplus 8 Pro, Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Realme GT Neo 2 and Asus Zenfone 8 Flip.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2021I have a confession to make: My favorite phone right now is the Samsung Galaxy S9. Yes, the on... moreYayy you appreciated my phone, Pixel 3a. Now I might get a Pixel 5 or S21, Sony 5 II or Mi 11 Lite 5G (thin and light).
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2021I have a confession to make: My favorite phone right now is the Samsung Galaxy S9. Yes, the on... moreBefore I tell you why Samsung dumped the 5.8 s10e, I want to say that you will really like looking at the GSMArena best smartphones list ---> Best compact phones.
Ok, so when Samsung transitioned to the S20, they had 3 models, S20, S20 Plus and Ultra, so the 3 from S10 (e and plus) had become the S20! So s10e was the compact samsung of 2019, now the S20 was the compact samsung of 2020, and so on.
Also, at least screen sizes aren't going to get any bigger, if phones become bigger than 7 inches, then they are going to reach tablet territorry, and they wouldn't even fit in our hands! Like, they would literally slip out! Grab your iPad Mini and try to hold it with one hand, this is what our future WOULD be. But I firmly believe that this is where phone screens stop, if you look at the graph of screen sizes increasing, it has started to flatten in the past few years (and so has battery sizes for that matter). So don't worry about having even bigger options in the future! Hooray!
Like how there's a predicted trend that Rural life is going to become more popular than City life, opposite the Urban sprawl trend in the past years, I think companies are going to start making phones smaller when they realise their phones are too big for them to hold!
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE .. I have had my phone less then 2 months and suddenly in the middle of a call 70% of my lower screen started to flash and go yellow after pixels went bad . I went to TMobile they checked whole phone for drops water etc.. and said they couldn't find anything that this happened before and would order Mr a new phone. That was now 10 days ago and after 20 calls to t-mobile finally they say my phone was delivered to a store 9 days ago . I go to the store they say they have nothing it's at another store so after 2 hours and driving to 6 stores getting told its there finally the last t-mobile store says its at 1st store calls them and they start arguing . He hangs up and says if they don't have it it went M.I.A. . I contact t-mobile support again and get told a supervisor would look into it and call me back that was 3 days ago 😂 but yet they want me to still make my payment on time and charging me for a $1200 phone I can't use. This has been the worse experience ever with any phone or company .
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2021crazy how its price went down from $900 to $500. so this device is really a midranger with... moreThose $200 with 50W charging always have a third-degree performance. Just because it has big numbers doesn't mean it has big reliability.
"In YouTube, for example, the phone remains at 120Hz when you're playing back 24fps videos, but it does drop to 60Hz for 30fps and 60fps content."
Eh? How come the lowest frame rate use the highest refresh rate? That is odd.
crazy how its price went down from $900 to $500.
so this device is really a midranger with a flagship chipset (only the 888 is considered flagship, not the garbage 2100)
they could've done last years display and build quality
even $200 have 50 watts fast chargers on their boxes