The all new Galaxy S21 family has arrived and we couldn't be more excited about our new flagship devices!
This is the *official* Galaxy S21 family reaction thread. What features do you like the most? Got any sneaky tips or tricks that might help out other users? Just want rave about the new device?
Drop all of your comments, reactions and speculations below!
Some quick highlights...
- New, vibrant colors
- 12MP Rear Ultra-Wide Pro Camera System
- 8GB RAM
- Advanced chipset
- Super fast 120Hz refresh rate
- Up to 256 GB of internal storage
- Available for purchase NOW!
Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Upgraded Quad Camera System
- 108MP Camera Sensor
- Bold new design
- 5,000 mAh Battery Capacity
- 6.8" Quad HD+ screen w/Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity O-Display
- 12GB RAM
- Available for purchase NOW!
Agreed 100%. I've had every Galaxy model from the start, except an S6 because of the same reason. S21? Hard pass. Here's to hoping the next model brings it back.
I definitely won't upgrade...losing the ability to have an sd card slot is a no go...I store everything on my card and I'm in areas where I sometimes don't have access to 5g or wifi...so I don't wanna have to depend on a cloud service... I'll ride this phone s20 Ultra till the brakes fall off and eventually if samsung doesn't bring the sd card back I'll have to switch to a phone that does.
me and my whole family.
charger OK and wires OK.
but SD card and MST. come on those 2 options comes in handy so much.
If yall want to make a cheaper phone then ok take it away from the s21 and s21 plus. but the ultra or the z fold we love media and space and power so don't take the SD card and MST away from the ultra and z fold flagship.
I'm will to pay 2k for the fold that means we don't Care. same with the s10 ceramic edition I got 1800 dollar phone. and then the 1500 s20 ultra. now the 2k z fold 2. that's not including all the phone I got previously and my whole family is now using Samsung because of me. please bring those 2 things back. for the ultra and the z fold line
I upgrade EVERY year literally since the s4... love doing it and save up the money just so I can do it :)
If you truly must carry a lot of data with you at all times, I can respect that, but personally, I looked at my SD card and realized it had over 100Gb or pictures and videos that were already backed up to Google Photos and my PC. For me, it was more of a digital hoarding issue. I don't have an S21 yet (I ordered a 128GB version BTW), but I went ahead and removed the SD card from my Note, deleted apps and games that I never use (never even opened many of them), and it left me with 68GB of free space (The Note is a 128GB model too) for photos and videos. These photos and videos will automatically back up to cloud, and I'll just need to back them up once in a while onto my PC. Really doesn't look like a very big deal so far.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to continue to use an SD card, and if they do bring it back, I'd be as happy as everyone else. I just always look at ways to adapt to changes in technology rather than demand manufacturers stick to what I'm used to. Right now the trend is to remove as many extras as they can. No headphone jacks, no SD cards, no chargers or earphones in the box. We have to be ready for USB-C ports to go next, the phone is already telling me to transfer data wirelessly every time I connect it to my PC with a cable, and this is exactly why they're removing the charger from the box. Then a SIM card will finally be replaced with eSIM, and we will have phones with no ports and no removable trays. It's happening. Some manufacturers are already making devices with no ports or buttons of any kind.
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I have had a galaxy phone ever since the S3 and I always found it to be a better brand with more customised options ( I liked how we got a clear phone case with my note 10). Even when the prices were near identical to IPhone and the price drop after 1 year is considerable to an iphone I stuck by it. NOT ANY MORE.
one SD cards are gone away. two if u own any samsung devices your old samsung block will work with the 21. also they are giving u enough credits to get a charging block since the phone still is giving u a charging cable.
yea the big brands are pushing us for cloud storage and I am not happy about it. I want local storage for my files and I will keep switching brands till their is no one that offers sd card.
I am not heart broken about the charge even though they should allow give people the chance to include it in their package. the wattage of the chargers have changed dramatically over the past few year and people still have the old one.
I mean they are moving away from them cause SD cards are becoming a thing of the past. and cloud storage is better cause u don't have to worry about losing it, are been damaged like SD cards. and the charging block is basically free cause u getting up 250 dollars in credits to buy a 25 are 45 watt block. and if u still have a s8 or s9 u can still use that 15watt block.