I miss moving background and Whatsapp pop-ups. And this is downgrade from Android Pie on Android 10.
Manufacturers(Samsung also) reinvented existing things on smartphones:
bokeh effect(available from 2013 on Xperia), Single take(2014 Z3 Compact and Z2), ultrawide lenses (LG from 2016), tap to wake and lock (LG for more than 7 years), Pro/Manual camera mode (LG for 6-7 years), IP 68/ water and splash durbility from Siemens M35 to Xperia Z in 2013 again, Laser autofocus LG G4, and Zenfone 3 series and then on Samsung Note 20 Ultra, then Portrait mode from 2011 I remember on Xperia Pro and it had HDMI port, now new Xperia Pro has that HDMI port. And portrait mode is again turned on in 2017. I believe in 5 years micro SD will be again reinvented/reused as new feature.
Samsumg added last some features but it kept the most of them. Unfortunately they follow Apple in bad decisions for customers few times(S6) and now again(S21).
S20 and S21 series is downgrade from S10 series because they push customers to buy wireless Buds instead of regular 3.5mm earphones, they removed Heart sensor which can measure blood pressure also and now you have to buy Watch3 to have it. Now they will shut down Note series and push you tu buy S pen on S21 Ultra and Ultea only. They removed micro SD to push you to buy most expensive memory options in S21. I know they are aware of reading and writing speed but you haven't option to expand no matter on memory speed.
And now lack of chargers....in 5 years they should remove screen and leave it optional because of enviroment...
After more than year I discover new features on my S10+ and now is more important then 2 years ago because it get features to future models but keep old arhaic ones that are going in history unfortunate. I think they have wrong chairman. S21 Ultra is the best phone today but with many missing features.
Only thing on S10+ which should be better is telefoto camera with more zoom. But with this 2x you get one of the best bokeh shots. Selfie cam is also interesting.
For me is strange that new Samsung models don't have dual aperture on main camera and on selfies they downgraded from f1.7 on S8 and S9, and f1.9 on S10+ to f2.2 Note10, S20, S21...
This S10+ is really something for 10th aniversary of S series.
Dong, 10 Feb 2021You make no sense. UI 3.0 is much worse than UI 2.1 and I know it. They have removed one hand features and they have done a mess in settings and downgrades/limitations in options and adjustments. And a lot of other things like battery drain and bugs. Me and my friends in this profession do not update S10+ on Android 11. You are welcome to update it if you want. I don't need those changes.
Sumulik, 09 Feb 2021After android 11 update I cannot perform a wipe cache partition with the power/bixbi/volume U... moreHi. Since 3.0 you have to plug your headphones in and then reboot into recovery mode. That's how I did it. Apparently samsung has said its to.stop users accidently rebooting thier phones into recovery mode which is strange doesn't seem right to me. But this is how we have to reboot it into recovery mode. I contacted Samsung through members app and that's the answer I got back.
After android 11 update I cannot perform a wipe cache partition with the power/bixbi/volume Up buttons.
Anonymus, 06 Feb 2021I've took a look on very first videos on S20 series with UI 3.0 and exactly because of do... moreAnonymous I was not pushing you on it. Plz do not acuse me of that. Like I said in my comment its your choice and I respect that. I' was just trying to advice with the pros of 3.0. No problem. Good luck with your phone and enjoy!
Maggi, 05 Feb 2021Here's a link Take a look https://youtu.be/D0hF9Ys4PWA Then explain why you won... moreI've took a look on very first videos on S20 series with UI 3.0 and exactly because of downgrades I won't update from UI 2.1. I know the difference and I don't like it at all. Please Maggi don't push me.
Israel, 06 Feb 2021Guys which one is the best full reset of my phone or clearing cache after this last update? Tk... moreI personally find wiping cache partion works great. But with 3.0 update you can only reboot into recovery mode with earphones or charger cable plugged in. Hopefully in next update they will fix this.
Guys which one is the best full reset of my phone or clearing cache after this last update? Tks for your contributions and suggestions.
Anonymus, 05 Feb 2021My phone on UI 2.1 is running without any problems and 2.5 and 3.0 have downgrades in function... moreInstalling firmware updates is recommended not only to ensure your device is running with all the latest features and at peak efficiency, but also for reasons of security. Also for your apps. I don't understand why you choose not to update and update monthly security which is a must for any phone. Strange.....
Anonymus, 05 Feb 2021My phone on UI 2.1 is running without any problems and 2.5 and 3.0 have downgrades in function... moreHere's a link Take a look
Then explain why you won't update!
Anonymus, 05 Feb 2021My phone on UI 2.1 is running without any problems and 2.5 and 3.0 have downgrades in function... moreIf you hate updates why use a smartphone, computer etc?. It's the updates that keeps phone, computers running smooth. Without security patch updates your phone is vulnerable. If everyone thought like that we would still be on marshmallow. There' are ppl who waiting for updates that have not recieved it yet and you have the update but won't download it. But thats your choice and your entitled to it. But your phone will eventually become sluggish , apps will become obsolete in time. There's a reason for updates!
Maggi, 02 Feb 2021Thats your decision and I respect that. But what about your monthly security updates? You wo... moreMy phone on UI 2.1 is running without any problems and 2.5 and 3.0 have downgrades in functionalities. And why should I go for it? I'm satisfied and I hate updates for any device.
Anonymous, 03 Feb 2021Can someone who using this phone for some time tell me is it worth it to buy in 2020 ? New is ... moreI have S10+ Performance edition more than a year. It is definitely worth 500€ with 512GB or 1TB storage memory.
Screen is great and nice but someone will say it has blueish/greenish line/strap because of edge. I don't mind it. Sound is great on speakers and on headphones too, even better than LG's Quad DAC which I had on G6+. Oneplus 8T is new phone and I can't tell the difference because I never used it. On paper is good but I don't like "cheap brands" from China, now it isn't even cheap. It is "famous" for no reason. I am and I will stick to Samsung quality. This is the most beautifuly crafted device from Samsung and S20/S21 series laggs even lifeful colors and many features from good old times that ends with S10+'s masterpiece.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2021I received the update this morning,is it advisable to update?? Those that have done tht what i... moreI personally would advice you to update to 3.0. Everything is fine. I have no heating problems at all. Everything is good.and running smooth. Hope this helps.
Feroz, 04 Feb 2021I received android 11 update after that my mobile gone very hit and battery drain very fast. Reboot into recovery mode and wipe cache partition . This will get rid of any residul files. I always do that after an update. Mine is running smooth. No heating or battery problems.
I received the update this morning,is it advisable to update?? Those that have done tht what is the challenge so far,hope no over heating
I received android 11 update after that my mobile gone very hit and battery drain very fast.
Can someone who using this phone for some time tell me is it worth it to buy in 2020 ? New is around 500 euros, s20+ is 650, I'm using camera rarely and it's not important to me, I just care about display and sound quality. I'm considering oneplus 8t also because it's same price as s10+.
S10+ consumpts less power with Exynos than with Snapdragon on screen. And that is one more proof of Exynos is one more time better than Snapdragon. Better security and no overheating. Snapdragon is one big marketing lie and people believe in it. I like more Exynos because is Samsung house CPU.
And thumbs up for S21 Ultra it is greatest phone with greatest screen, camera etc.