1. subguy812's Avatar
    I see many Note 20U users saying they are unhappy with Samsung's decisions, not just with the S21, but actually the unrest has been growing. I am included in this group. Once it is time for a new device, generally I pick up a couple a year, what is next? Any ideas of what models, companies have you attention?
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    01-24-2021 09:00 AM
  2. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    The only aspect of the N20 Ultra for me was the soc in it which is why I imported the Snapdragon version into the UK.

    Apart from that the phone has been / is stellar.

    In the s21 line up it would have to be the Ultra if I bought one for various reasons.

    I've not seen any brands / models catch my eye.

    Hungrily awaiting for the N21 Ultra Snapdragon version.
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    01-24-2021 09:03 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    I went from Samsung to Google for the Visual Core, the tech support and the fact that rooting isn't something the tech support people care about. (I had to send them a debug dump to fix a problem, but the phone was rooted. The technician just asked me to unroot and take another dump, so he wouldn't have to wade through all the additional things in the dump.)
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    01-24-2021 02:07 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I'll probably just use my N20 Ultra for a few years if I'm not happy with what Samsung offers.

    Sadly none of the other OEMs interest me right now, I might actually jump to Apple one day depending how things go.
    01-24-2021 02:55 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    For me I have few phones from different manufacturers, iPhone,pixels,one plus so if it comes down to taking a break from Samsung I'll hold my Note and continue with others .
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    01-24-2021 05:04 PM
  6. da7thsign's Avatar
    I'll probably go back to Huawei. I had an Ascend Mate 2 that was a battery beast at the time, and the P9. They were good phones, just have to side load a few apps and I'd be ok. But if the Note 20 is truly the last of its kind, I'll hold on to it for a while, maybe get a fold 2 or 3 of its good
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    01-24-2021 06:24 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    What a great thread! To be honest, I've truly loved my S10 and don't want to give it up! But when my phone eventually quits, I'd either stay with Samsung or go back to Pixel. I really loved my Google Pixel 2 and wouldn't mind giving the Pixel 5 or even the Pixel 6 a whirl in the future. The thing is, Samsung phones are just getting too big and unwieldy for me. And I miss the camera experience that I got with my Pixel.

    I've always wanted to try OnePlus but their phones are getting too big as well, and their cameras don't compare well to Pixel's, either.
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    01-24-2021 07:41 PM
  8. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    just sent my N20U for service...using the iP12PM at the moment.so far its nice...wasnt what i expected but its okay.
    01-24-2021 09:29 PM
  9. srgonu's Avatar
    If Samsung quits on note, will go with fold or pixel.
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    01-24-2021 11:09 PM
  10. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I see many Note 20U users saying they are unhappy with Samsung's decisions, not just with the S21, but actually the unrest has been growing. I am included in this group. Once it is time for a new device, generally I pick up a couple a year, what is next? Any ideas of what models, companies have you attention?
    I'm with some of the others, I would either wait out the fold 3, try OnePlus, or go with a Pixel. I'm personally VERY interested in the new rollable phone possibly coming out the end of this year or next year by LG I think it was. Best idea for an expandable imo.
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    01-25-2021 02:33 AM
  11. me just saying's Avatar
    I might consider Microsofts Surface Duo 2 if it has nfc.
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    01-25-2021 04:18 AM
  12. Ranjen617's Avatar
    Keep my Note phones until they give out. May go to the flip but the Pixel does look enticing.
    01-25-2021 05:47 AM
  13. neil74's Avatar
    I have frustrations with Samsung, the software whilst better still sits at the wrong of the bloat scale, updates whilst much better are still behind others and the camera choices/processing makes people and pet photos a lottery.

    Having said this all of the others have their own compromises which makes it tricky. Pixel and OnePlus are my favourites of the other options (and I do have a Pixel 5) The pixel 5 is terrific but has less storage than I would like and is also smaller than I would like too (A 6.2-6.4" Pixel 5 with 256gb of storage would be great) The OnePlus 8 Pro is also impressive but the camera is IMO not quite as good and the screen is flawed.

    Overall I still think Samsung ticks the most boxes and offers the most complete package, even if the removal of the SD card does take one of those away.
    01-25-2021 08:46 AM
  14. cknobman's Avatar
    I'm not ditching them, my S20 5G has been absolutely excellent in every way.

    Also I'm loving the downsize (Note 9) in phones and dont think I will ever go back to a huge phone again.
    01-25-2021 09:13 AM
  15. rsmin's Avatar
    Well I tried to go another route this year. Have had almost every Note except the first one and Note 5. This year seeking a change I gave my Note 10+ to my wife and bought the LG V60 Dual Screen thinking it could replace my Note experience. The phone is a good phone, and the stylus works good and sometimes I would use both screens at once reading on one screen while making notes on the other. Worked like it was created to do. BUT, for me not having the stylus in the phone made a huge difference. I was constantly finding myself not having the stylus with me or taking the second screen off and not using it. Also I missed some of the things i took for granted with Samsung and that is software. It just works well with my watch, and my t.v.s. I also missed DEX. Plus not every function on my Galaxy Watch 3 works with phones not Samsung. Anyway I took my Note 10+ back from my wife. Bought her the A51 which she loves and will either hang on to my Note 10+, or eventually get the Note 20 ultra.
    For me I just can't step away from Samsung, Also don't think I want the S21 with a stylus that doen't fit in the phone, even though they have a case for it to hide in. So my feeling is no, I want leave Samsung again. Too deep into their watch, their smart home automation, their t.v.s. Like some who have apple phones, they are too "walled in" to leave the apple system, I am too "walled in" to leave Samsung.
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    01-25-2021 09:15 AM
  16. CincyGuy's Avatar
    Last couple of generations of galaxy phones (s10 and s20) have been generally problem free for me, and am happily upgrading to the s21. However, due to kids being on iPhones, and our oldest going to college this fall, my wife and I will switch to the new iPhones that will be released later this year. It will just be easier to share pics/vids at full quality and to communicate via Facetime. Also it will be easier for me at work to share pics/vids with coworkers, as 99% of everyone here is an iPhone user. Based on the reviews just posted, the S21 should be a great send-off from Android for me.
    01-25-2021 09:31 AM
  17. srgonu's Avatar
    It's interesting to note just two apps imessage and FaceTime driving people in to 🍎 eco system while Android still struggling to figure out how to stay coherent with those apps and retain their users. I started my kid on pixel and she is very happy because she loves customizing her phone and not yet bothered by the peer pressure of her ios friends. 😃
    01-25-2021 11:39 AM
  18. skunkyjoe's Avatar
    I'm going to stick with my S10+. To get the S21 would be a downgrade in some specs and an upgrade in others, but overall there is no must-have feature on the S21 to make the change. I'm a big Samsung fan but am disappointed that the phone sizes just getting bigger and bigger. My S10+ is 6.4 inches and that is the absolute largest phone I want to carry around. That rules out both Note models and the S21+ and S21 Ultra. I would consider an OnePlusOne or Xiaomi phone or even a Pixel in the future. Samsung needs to make a premium phone (top of the line cameras, quad Hd and enormous battery), in a size under 6.5 inches or I'll jump ship.
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    01-25-2021 09:46 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm with some of the others, I would either wait out the fold 3, try OnePlus, or go with a Pixel. I'm personally VERY interested in the new rollable phone possibly coming out the end of this year or next year by LG I think it was. Best idea for an expandable imo.
    OnePlus has always been a contender for me. I've been keeping an eye on them since the OnePlus 5!
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    01-25-2021 10:57 PM
  20. sulla1965's Avatar
    I'd go with a pixel every time. If they actually made phone without some major flaw. IE blue shift, Notch and no fingerprint scanner. This year it was the under the screen speaker grill. P5 had the worst call quality I've experienced on a phone in a long time.

    So if I do go away from Samsung, I'd likely go oneplus route. Too bad HTC, Moto and now LG may be out of the flagship market.
    01-26-2021 12:07 AM
  21. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Keep my Note phones until they give out. May go to the flip but the Pixel does look enticing.
    The pixel hardware isn't usually (never actually lol) on top of the spec heap, or the flashiest... but as far as an easy to use, dependable, get the job done phone with the longest, most reliable software support, and the first to get the cutting edge Android features it can't be beat. I've loved the call screen feature since I first got it ages ago. Pixels aren't (over) loaded with options and heavy skins, but they have every feature most would ever need, plus those often-times very cool bleeding edge Android features that sometimes takes years to trickle down to other phones.

    For me pixels make using my phone fun instead of frustrating I hope they keep making them
    01-26-2021 12:58 AM
  22. buzzy3970's Avatar
    The thing that gets me about jumping to the OnePlus for lack of sd support is comical seeing as they lack support of sd as well at least with flagships. I like the designs of their phones, but their lack of good trade-ins promos usually prices them above Samsung for me which I just can't jump ship knowing that it cost me so much more and not fit into my ecosystem of watches and tablets as well.
    OnePlus has always been a contender for me. I've been keeping an eye on them since the OnePlus 5!
    01-26-2021 03:31 AM
  23. Jameseld82a's Avatar
    I have been going to other brands in the past year to get a taste of what they are like compared to Samsung.

    First off I tried the Oneplus 8 Pro which I loved but still preferred One UI over Oxygen OS.

    Then I went to Huawei with the P40 Pro and being very honest it was such a good phone but in the end the lack of GMS wasn't ideal for me and with a heavy heart I had to sell it. A big shame as I really do believe with GMS it could have been a phone I would have kept using for a very long time.

    I went back to my iPhone 11 Pro Max for a while because as boring as I find ios sometimes there is no denying everything just works with no fuss.

    Overall though I'm excited to be getting back to Samsung this week when the S21 Ultra arrives
    01-26-2021 05:47 AM
  24. DEman19901's Avatar
    I'll probably just use my N20 Ultra for a few years if I'm not happy with what Samsung offers.

    Sadly none of the other OEMs interest me right now, I might actually jump to Apple one day depending how things go.
    Samsung and Google teamed up to do a Galaxy S4 GPE. This was possibly the best Android phone ever. With that being said, the two need to just team back up with Galaxy S devices moving forward. This would combine the best hardware with immediate software updates. This fiasco they have going on right now, is ridiculous to say the least. At this point anything other than iPhone or Pixel is just pointless . The problem with Pixels is the hardware. Samsung could fix this.
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    01-26-2021 09:01 AM
  25. KupKrazy's Avatar
    I've been grappling with this question as I think ahead... I've used Samsung for so long now so I know what to expect. I had LG and HTC in the past and there were always things there that I felt were missing probably because I was so used to Samsung but depending on what happens later this year, I really don't know. I really am intrigued by the scrolling screen that LG is coming out with soon, and Oppo has outside of the US, and I think Samsung will be coming out with their version of that next year - so maybe I'll wait for that? Just not keen on moving parts, though.
    01-26-2021 11:00 AM
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