07-16-2022 02:46 AM
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  1. TgeekB's Avatar
    So I'm really enjoying my inexpensive Samsung A13 5G. It works nice with my Samsung laptop, tablet and buds. Let's face it though, it's no Pixel 6.

    Which Samsung phone would come closest? I'm most interested in equivalent price, size, battery life and camera. Thanks for any suggestions!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2022 03:35 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd probably say the Samsung Galaxy S22 (not the Plus or Ultra). It's going for $799 unlocked from Samsung without trade-in.
    TgeekB, Morty2264, J Dubbs and 1 others like this.
    06-22-2022 03:41 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'd probably say the Samsung Galaxy S22 (not the Plus or Ultra). It's going for $799 unlocked from Samsung without trade-in.
    Thank you.
    I could probably only get $400 or so for my Pixel so looking for something closer in price.
    Would the S21 still be a good choice?
    06-22-2022 03:50 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    What about the galaxy s21 fe? Does anyone have experience with this phone?
    06-22-2022 04:52 PM
  5. rvbfan's Avatar
    The camera would be the tough part. Google works majic with the hardware
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-22-2022 05:50 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    The camera would be the tough part. Google works majic with the hardware
    It does. I've seen some comparison pics and they're close though.
    06-22-2022 06:14 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What about the galaxy s21 fe? Does anyone have experience with this phone?
    The drawback would be the screen resolution.
    gendo667 and mustang7757 like this.
    06-22-2022 07:59 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    The drawback would be the screen resolution.
    Gotcha. Well, I guess I'll stick with what I've got.
    Thanks for the input!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2022 08:03 PM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    The drawback would be the screen resolution.
    Depends which Pixel 6 the OP is referring to. The 6 non-Pro is 1080 just like the S21FE.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-23-2022 04:14 PM
  10. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Depends which Pixel 6 the OP is referring to. The 6 non-Pro is 1080 just like the S21FE.
    There is more to it than resolution as well. Both my s10e and oneplus 5 have 1080p screens, and both are better than the screen on the pixel 6. The pixel 6 screen is truly awful lol
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-23-2022 04:43 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Depends which Pixel 6 the OP is referring to. The 6 non-Pro is 1080 just like the S21FE.
    The plain Pixel 6. One thing I notice is its terrible outside in bright light. I can hardly see it.
    06-23-2022 06:19 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    There is more to it than resolution as well. Both my s10e and oneplus 5 have 1080p screens, and both are better than the screen on the pixel 6. The pixel 6 screen is truly awful lol
    I'm not especially worried about screen resolution. I want a screen I can read in sunlight. A good camera. Excellent battery life.
    06-23-2022 06:20 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm not especially worried about screen resolution. I want a screen I can read in sunlight. A good camera. Excellent battery life.
    The S21 FE won't be any better outdoors in sunlight, since it has a similar screen as the regular Pixel 6.
    06-23-2022 08:22 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    The S21 FE won't be any better outdoors in sunlight, since it has a similar screen as the regular Pixel 6.
    Thank you Laura. It seems my combination of Samsung "needs" is hard to find at an affordable price like the P6.
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    06-23-2022 08:46 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you Laura. It seems my combination of Samsung "needs" is hard to find at an affordable price like the P6.
    You're welcome TgeekB. Unfortunately, the only new Samsung that comes to mind to me is the regular S22.
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    06-23-2022 08:54 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    The plain Pixel 6. One thing I notice is its terrible outside in bright light. I can hardly see it.
    None of the pixels I've owned were good in sunlight, Samsung flagship or iPhone I didn't have a issue, guess Google worried about display or screen burn I'm assuming.
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    06-23-2022 08:57 PM
  17. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    The S21 FE won't be any better outdoors in sunlight, since it has a similar screen as the regular Pixel 6.
    I haven't actually used an FE, but I don't think samsung would even put the screen from the Pixel on an A series.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-24-2022 05:41 AM
  18. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    My friend has an S20 FE and really loves it. Screen is good, cameras are decent. I still love the Pixel 6 series myself and don’t have issues in the sun when it is on maximum brightness.
    Laura Knotek and tube517 like this.
    06-24-2022 07:33 AM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    My friend has an S20 FE and really loves it. Screen is good, cameras are decent. I still love the Pixel 6 series myself and don’t have issues in the sun when it is on maximum brightness.
    The trouble is max brightness chews up battery. I'm going to try an anti-glare screen protector.

    I'm going on vacation in less than a week. I'll take my Pixel 6. Then, I think, I may purchase the Galaxy s21 fe.
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    06-24-2022 08:52 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    One of the other things I've done is turn off 5g on my P6. Battery life has improved about 50%. Incredible.
    rvbfan, Laura Knotek and J Dubbs like this.
    06-26-2022 05:04 PM
  21. rvbfan's Avatar
    One of the other things I've done is turn off 5g on my P6. Battery life has improved about 50%. Incredible.
    Ya, if you don't have 5G in your local area or spotty connection, it makes a huge difference. You're not constantly searching for a signal.
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    06-26-2022 06:19 PM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    Ya, if you don't have 5G in your local area or spotty connection, it makes a huge difference. You're not constantly searching for a signal.
    I actually have excellent 5g in my area. No switching back and forth. No searching for a signal. It just consumed more battery.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-26-2022 08:35 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I actually have excellent 5g in my area. No switching back and forth. No searching for a signal. It just consumed more battery.
    That's strange. It shouldn't make any difference if your 5G signal is strong. That's definitely a head scratcher.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-26-2022 08:43 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    That's strange. It shouldn't make any difference if your 5G signal is strong. That's definitely a head scratcher.
    It is. I was reading about others having issues online so I thought I would try. It's a very noticeable improvement. Makes no difference to me (5g) because I don't download large files. I'll take it.

    Just to add, my cheap Samsung has superb battery life on 5g obviously in the same area. That tells me it has something to do with the P6.
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    06-26-2022 09:54 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    Decided on the S21 FE. Purchased one slightly used and it should be here early next week. If it works out, the Pixel 6 goes up for sale.
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    07-07-2022 01:02 PM
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