01-19-2021 12:09 PM
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  1. donebrasko's Avatar
    With the S21 Ultra approaching, what are some things you hope to see or hope to not lose if you decide to upgrade?

    I am asking about the ultra because rumor is that it will support S-pen.

    For me I want a flat screen and bigger battery. I'm so tired of accidental presses in the curved parts.

    I don't want to lose the SD card. I have a 512 card that I keep a lot of stuff on.
    12-29-2020 08:17 PM
  2. srgonu's Avatar
    I love the minimalist curved screen on my 10+ that makes the content look amazing. Never had issues with accidental touches. With 10+ boxy design and curved edges it looks very premium compared to any other phone to me even to date.
    Also micro SD support is optional if the phone has 256GB but i like to see dual sim support.
    I need spen in the phone, so S21 will not be an option. If there is no note line going forward (been using almost every note since note 2) my next phone will be pixel.
    12-30-2020 12:32 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    I too would *love* a flat screen for the S21 line. I do love my curved screens, especially the one on my S10, but it's too difficult to fit a screen protector - and then to get that screen protector to stay where it's supposed to is another thing entirely.
    12-30-2020 12:43 PM
  4. donebrasko's Avatar
    Yeah that's another problem I have. I was fine when my note 10+ came with a preinstalled one but they stopped doing that with the note 20
    I too would *love* a flat screen for the S21 line. I do love my curved screens, especially the one on my S10, but it's too difficult to fit a screen protector - and then to get that screen protector to stay where it's supposed to is another thing entirely.
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    12-30-2020 05:39 PM
  5. donebrasko's Avatar
    I also want more color choices for the Ultra series. Why should we have to choose between 2 colors when we have to pay more for the phone?
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    12-30-2020 06:45 PM
  6. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Don't we already have confirmed specs? Or at least very detailed leaks at this point?

    Thought it was confirmed only the S21 Ultra has a curved display with pen support and the rest are flat with no pen?
    12-30-2020 08:57 PM
  7. burwil's Avatar
    I just know I'm gonna get one. I've had my 10+ since August of last year and that's a long time for me. I briefly considered the Pro Max and then I saw their horrible widget implementation. They look pretty but it's just like Apple to put asthetics over functionality.
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    12-31-2020 01:06 AM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    Don't we already have confirmed specs? Or at least very detailed leaks at this point?

    Thought it was confirmed only the S21 Ultra has a curved display with pen support and the rest are flat with no pen?
    I'm always hesitant to believe spec sheets so early into things! It seems like things can change so easily. But I too heard rumblings of pen support.
    12-31-2020 06:53 AM
  9. donebrasko's Avatar
    I don't know. I went with a 11 pro max after I wasn't impressed with what Samsung had to offer in the Note and Fold line. The widgets worked pretty well for me. The biggest one I needed was a fantasy football widget that would update my scores automatically so I wouldn't have to go in the app. The Google widget was better on iPhone also and that really frustrated me.

    It frustrates me that no one ever did this for Android. Windows phone even had a tile that could do it.

    Anyway, I am going back to Android probably in January. I still have my note 10+ and I find myself having to go back to it to do things that I can't do on iPhone.

    I hope Android step their widget game up though. They can do better than what they are doing.
    I just know I'm gonna get one. I've had my 10+ since August of last year and that's a long time for me. I briefly considered the Pro Max and then I saw their horrible widget implementation. They look pretty but it's just like Apple to put asthetics over functionality.
    12-31-2020 11:32 AM
  10. burwil's Avatar
    iOS can't do scrollable widgets and they leave too much wasted space for asthetics IMO. And developers have been slow to create them. I'm not talking about the widget page but the variable sized ones you place on the other screens. I played with them quite a bit at an AT&T store and just didn't care for them.
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    12-31-2020 02:17 PM
  11. christianttt's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with curved screens. Just had to find a nice screenprotector. The main issue is the fingerprint scanner, hard to find a screenprotector that works fine with it.
    Other than that, I can compare it to my wife Note 20, both are great phones and I can't find a reason to upgrade this phone in a while.
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    01-01-2021 10:04 PM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with curved screens. Just had to find a nice screenprotector. The main issue is the fingerprint scanner, hard to find a screenprotector that works fine with it.
    Other than that, I can compare it to my wife Note 20, both are great phones and I can't find a reason to upgrade this phone in a while.
    That's another point - the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor being able to function with specific screen protectors.
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    01-01-2021 11:34 PM
  13. donebrasko's Avatar
    The ones there (that I used) worked better on iOS. Look at Googles widgets. Its disrespectful
    iOS can't do scrollable widgets and they leave too much wasted space for asthetics IMO. And developers have been slow to create them. I'm not talking about the widget page but the variable sized ones you place on the other screens. I played with them quite a bit at an AT&T store and just didn't care for them.
    01-02-2021 07:56 PM
  14. donebrasko's Avatar
    Still going back to Android lol
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    01-02-2021 07:57 PM
  15. burwil's Avatar
    I was watching some reviews today of the Pro Max. Alot of dissatisfied iphoners out there. Complaining about the excessive width of the phone. Which is exactly the same as the 7 plus. And face id which doesn't work in the Covid world. Why can't they at least have the pattern opening option? Instead of typing in a six digit code each time. Still they have sold a ton. If they build it, they will come.
    01-02-2021 08:53 PM
  16. donebrasko's Avatar
    I like the size of the max. I can reach the top easier with one hand. For some reason face id started working for me with my mask on. I thought that maybe it started learning because I would out my passcode in with it on after it couldn't read my face. Granted I only use one type of mask. I don't have a lot of different kinds. It works about 70 percent with me.

    My passcode is 4 digits. If only it ran Android. Lol
    I was watching some reviews today of the Pro Max. Alot of dissatisfied iphoners out there. Complaining about the excessive width of the phone. Which is exactly the same as the 7 plus. And face id which doesn't work in the Covid world. Why can't they at least have the pattern opening option? Instead of typing in a six digit code each time. Still they have sold a ton. If they build it, they will come.
    01-02-2021 10:20 PM
  17. burwil's Avatar
    I thought that since there were 6 boxes to fill in then it had to be that many digits. That's how it is in my ipad anyway. Yes I've heard that there is some learning involved in face id. Those are some mitigating factors favoring the iPhone. Good things to know.
    01-02-2021 10:58 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    If they build it, they will come.
    Pretty much. I guess people grow accustomed to specific things - like typing in passwords like that. I'm enjoying my ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and my face unlock. But I like having more options for unlocking my phone. Just giving me one or limiting me to one (masks) is creepy.
    01-02-2021 11:47 PM
  19. donebrasko's Avatar
    There's an option when you set your passcode. You can choose 4, 6, or longer
    I thought that since there were 6 boxes to fill in then it had to be that many digits. That's how it is in my ipad anyway. Yes I've heard that there is some learning involved in face id. Those are some mitigating factors favoring the iPhone. Good things to know.
    01-03-2021 01:49 PM
  20. donebrasko's Avatar
    How do you delete a comment? I accidentally posted twice
    01-03-2021 01:50 PM
  21. donebrasko's Avatar
    I never understood not having both.
    Pretty much. I guess people grow accustomed to specific things - like typing in passwords like that. I'm enjoying my ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and my face unlock. But I like having more options for unlocking my phone. Just giving me one or limiting me to one (masks) is creepy.
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    01-03-2021 01:52 PM
  22. burwil's Avatar
    Some growing concern about battery life. 120Mz and 5g are battery chewers and I'm on AT&T which I understand means you can't turn 5g off. I live in a 5g area. With a Note 10+ I don't need to worry about either but the S21 will be using both and to what benefit? I put alot of priority on battery which is why I tried iOS in the first place. I never thought the Samsung phones would regress in battery performance but that's what I'm reading in the other forums. Hell, I might end up with a Pro Max yet!
    01-03-2021 01:58 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Some growing concern about battery life. 120Mz and 5g are battery chewers and I'm on AT&T which I understand means you can't turn 5g off. I live in a 5g area. With a Note 10+ I don't need to worry about either but the S21 will be using both and to what benefit? I put alot of priority on battery which is why I tried iOS in the first place. I never thought the Samsung phones would regress in battery performance but that's what I'm reading in the other forums. Hell, I might end up with a Pro Max yet!
    Why would it be any higher concern than existing models with 120hz and 5G?
    01-03-2021 04:49 PM
  24. burwil's Avatar
    If 5g isn't ready for prime time then we shouldn't be forced to use it on AT&T. Where I live we can't get 5g but where I work, yes. Doesn't sound like a good scenario. Fair point on refresh. I can turn that off. I'm also considering the price of the Ultra which may be $200 more than the Pro Max for 256gig. We don't know what the price will be for sure but it's looking very possible the price difference between the 2 phones will be real money. I'm kind of in between about what to do.
    01-03-2021 05:27 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If 5g isn't ready for prime time then we shouldn't be forced to use it on AT&T. Where I live we can't get 5g but where I work, yes. Doesn't sound like a good scenario. Fair point on refresh. I can turn that off. I'm also considering the price of the Ultra which may be $200 more than the Pro Max for 256gig. We don't know what the price will be for sure but it's looking very possible the price difference between the 2 phones will be real money. I'm kind of in between about what to do.
    My point is that it's not unique to the S21. In any event it's a carrier issue.
    01-03-2021 07:27 PM
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