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Opinions on the S21 series

(Topic created on: 1/26/21 7:14 PM)
bill-e
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I moved away from Samsung after the Note 3 and went over to Motorola. I had a number of good years with Moto but Lenovo began taking away the features I moved over to them for. So when I saw that even as a current Verizon customer I could get a S21 Ultra w/512K for a $600 discount I jumped ship back to Samsung.


I see most of the posts are exclaiming outrage over the lack of removable storage and over the years my microsd card has become a place to hold a bunch of files I hardly ever use because of my use of cloud storage to keep all my photo's and music. Will I miss having the perceived security of having those files on a memory card and the definite ease of moving it from phone to phone? Sure, but by getting a phone with 512k I'm not really impacted. I do realize that this may be a legitimate deal breaker for some but with the way I use my phone it isn’t...especially at the discounted price.


To me I interpret the lack of a charger as Samsung just being cheap and thinking that they can get away with it because of Apple but in reality it's of no impact to me.  I have more chargers than I can shake a stick at and I think I'm going to go wireless since I also have wireless in my truck.

 

It's been so long that you've forgotten but the one feature that I really miss is the removable battery and I really wish that would come back.


I'm excited and hopeful that Samsung will take Google and Qualcomm up on their plans to ensure that operating system boosts for new SoCs, beginning with the 888, are available for a longer period of time, four (4) years.


Other than the Camera Mod for my Moto I haven’t had a good phone camera in years so I'm looking forward to that with the S21.


And of course I'm excited to experience the performance and display boost that the S21 Ultra will give me over my previous phones...This will be the first real flagship I've owned since my Note 3.


Admittedly had I not stumbled upon the Verizon deal I would probably not have considered the phone but at that price even with feature issues I couldn't turn it down.

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Bill
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Galaxy S21 Ultra 512g(VZW), Galaxy Book (original, VZW), Tab S4, Galaxy Watch3 (VZW)
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Same here. I had every S series except the S6 because of no SD slot, if the SD doesn't return with the S22, it's time to move on from Samsung.

Letta0307
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So the only thing so far I don't like about the S21+ is the missing SD Card Slot. I take a lot pictures and I can't afford to increase my bill by adding the pricier S21 Ultra. I may have to return the S21+ and keep my S10+ just for the SD Card Slot 

user7PniVFwMjp
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ultra,doesn't have it either

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franciscolopezus
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If I wanted to pay lots of money for a phone without a n SD card, I would buy an iPhone.

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Samsung and Microsoft must have a pretty deal going to make Samsung remove the SD slot to force people into using OneDrive.

Members_nUY1i6G
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Based on sales, seems a lot are pursuing other options.  Why Samsung would constrain sales by getting rid of differentiating features and losing millions in aftermarket revenue selling micro sd cards, hurts my marketing brain.  Samsung get infiltrated by Apple agents?  ;)

If they don't release a N21 Ultra and with an sd slot, they'll be in trouble.

 

 

bill-e
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So far I'm thrilled with mine.  The last Samsung phone I had was the Note 3 but I left and went to Moto for a number of years and really enjoyed the Moto Z line.  When I heard that the Z line had ended and that my Z4 would not be getting Android 11 I began looking and luckily for me that coincided with the S21 pre-order timeframe.

 

I was able to get $600 for my Moto so I ordered the 512k Ultra.  I would have ordered the 512k version even if a microsd slot was included because I always prefer to spend my money on internal memory and the SD card is just archival.

 

So again I'm totally thrilled with my purchase and the phone.  I'm used to big phones and other than the camera bump the S21 is only a fraction of an inch taller than my Z4.

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user62D8cFX6rC
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This phone is just not doing it for me. I traded in my galaxy s9+ for this Samsung s21. I never had a single issue with s9+ . This s21 is overheating, lagging, closing apps on its own, loosing service for periods of time, quality of casting is like watching an old movie in the 80s. This is only day 3 of having this phone. I am just overall disappointed in this device :( I admit I like the Bixby button taken off of the left side of the phone!!

user62D8cFX6rC
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also the finger print reader omg!!! just doesn't want to work for my wife or myself. I have gone as far as putting in my finger 3 different ways. Still it is a battle to open my screen, or finger print apps

ratbags
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+1
very disappointed with my S21
don't bother trying to use the fingerprint reader with a screen protector on there
sent the first screen protector back and shelled out $40 at the t-mobile store for another but same problem