I own a 30month old midrange phone and I want to upgrade. Which one should i buy? S21 ($920) or s21 fe ($800)? Exy or SD888? Thank you
Sorry to say, this is the worst Samsung phone my husband and I have owned! Phones aren't even a year old! We both are having similar issues: Calls dropped, Unable to call out, Battery drains quickly, Phone needs to be restarted several times a day because it will not refresh voice mail, email, and social media. The options offered are...Take it to a walk-in store to be serviced. But they don't have one within a 100 mile radius from where we are! Second option (Our only option) is send the phone in for service. HELLO..who goes without their phone for days?! The disappointing thing is, Samsung is not really concerned about rectifying this. I even talked to a supervisor (Aljhun) and he was no help at all.
SO....PAY OVER $1,000 PER PHONE, STILL IN WARRANTY, SAMSUNG DOESN'T REALLY CARE!
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2022I went from S10e to S21 same resolution, better battery, bit bigger 5g so was a win for me.me too I have s10e I want to skip on s21 but how the size of the phone on your hand do you feel comfortable one hand like s10e or s21 just a big or bit bigger
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2022Doesnt the new SOC get hotter than S21 So far, My S22 has not gotten hot. It has gotten slightly warm a few times, after running benchmarks. But it has basically behaved just like my S21 did.
Now my S10. That would sometimes get hot. Hot where I would need to remove it from my pants pocket. But I never saw anything like that with my S21. And, so far, not with my s22 either.
aaronwt, 02 Mar 2022I think the S21 was an upgrade over the S10. And now my S22 is an upgrade over the S21. The ... moreThanks for all that. I suppose what I really need to do in my own mind is justify spending $1249 Aussie dollars on a new phone. Decisions decisions...........
scorpio, 02 Mar 2022Hi I currently have an s10 which I love and has given me no trouble to date (had an s8 before ... moreI think the S21 was an upgrade over the S10. And now my S22 is an upgrade over the S21.
The newer SoC is certainly much faster than the S10 SoC. For me, the only negative was the lower resolution screen. But all the other benefits outweighed that one negative.
But if you really want a higher resolution screen, you would need to keep the S10 or upgrade to the S22 Ultra.
But another reason I like the S22 is the size. Since I can easily use it with one hand.
aaronwt, 01 Mar 2022There was no lag on my S21 with Android 12(or Android 11). It was smooth as butter. I just fin... moreHi I currently have an s10 which I love and has given me no trouble to date (had an s8 before that). I am wondering whether it is worth trading up to the s22. Since you have had both I'd love to know your thoughts. Is there that much difference or improvement between them?
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2022The worst phone I ever owned:
Samsung really ruins the android experience. How can you rid it... moreThere was no lag on my S21 with Android 12(or Android 11). It was smooth as butter. I just finished resetting it for trade in.
No idea why you have had those issues. I had none of those with my S21 or S22.
I've had no Always on display while charging with my S21 or S22.
No lag when using the camera on my S21 or S22.
The Samsung store is on my phone but there is nothing making me use it. I use the google play store and the Google play store is what comes up automatically on my S21 and S22.
The Samsung store never pops up automatically. I need to select it. And I might open it up only a couple of times a year.
I've also had no problems switching apps on my S21 or S22..
And the Battery has always lasted me all day. On both my launch S21 and launch S22.
All those things you mentioned, I don't have those issues on my Galaxy S phones.
So maybe something is wrong with your phone?
My S21 was easily the best galaxy S phone I owned. Until I got my S22 last week. Now the S22 is easily the best Galaxy S phone I have owned. (I've owned the S6, S8, S10, S21, and now S22)
The worst phone I ever owned:
Samsung really ruins the android experience. How can you rid it of all the Samsung crap? Who asked for it in the first place? Example: Why do I have to look at another stupid always-on-display while charging if I anyway have AOD generally on? Why do I need Samsung store, gallery, free, pass, etc. when all of that can be provided by native android?
Gestures are working terribly bad. Previous Pixel phones had no trouble switching between apps, the S21 _always_ first recognises scroll-up followed by switch app. Just sucks because this hurts almost all interaction with the phone.
Despite being a top-of-the-line there is plenty of lag, particularly in the camera app, but also elsewhere.
Battery is really poor, not managing a full day. A previous Pixel 4 with a presumed worse battery is in reality longer lasting!
It is my second Samsung but definitely the last.
I went from S10e to S21 same resolution, better battery, bit bigger 5g so was a win for me.
Action.Pretty, 16 Feb 2022Great hardware, sh8t software. Tested the one ui 4.0 on my partner's s21 and it stutters ... moreI actually noticed quite a bit of stutter/lag using 4.0 too, but this was during a heavy install of my back up (which also took forever to do). It's been since since. Coming from ColourOS 11 it doesn't feel quite as fluid on first impression.
Action.Pretty, 16 Feb 2022Great hardware, sh8t software. Tested the one ui 4.0 on my partner's s21 and it stutters ... moreI've been running the One UI 4 on my S21 for awhile now. It is as smooth as butter, like the previous one. My S21 uses Snapdragon. Could that be the difference?
Great hardware, sh8t software. Tested the one ui 4.0 on my partner's s21 and it stutters and lags like crazy, I would have to be insane to pay money for this device. I own a oneplus 8t, and it feels like a 2025 device in comparison :))