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  1. ledvedder's Avatar
    Has anyone gone from a OnePlus device to the S21? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I currently have a OnePlus 7 Pro, and I've been waiting for the 9 series launch, to see what they had to offer. After seeing the specs and reading/watching a ton of reviews of the 9 series, I'm on the fence between upgrading to a 9 or the Galaxy S21. I prefer to root my phones. I'd like to hear your experience, if you've made this similar switch.
    03-28-2021 12:39 AM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    S21 Ultra is definitely a better overall value IMO. In terms of root, never bothered with that for many many years now so no can't speak on that. The only reason to get OnePlus 9 Pro is if you prefer oxygen OS so much that you don't like anything else. If not I think S21 Ultra is better. S21 has better overall hardware (especially camera hardware), better updates (monthly security updates compared once in 2-3 months on OnePlus), longer software support, better accessory support, better camera. OnePlus does have better fast charging if that matters (personally never cared about how fast a phone charges). Price is kind of a tie but Samsung offers way better trade ins so you'll be paying less overall for S21 Ultra than OP9 pro which doesn't have great trade in offers compared to Samsung.

    My OnePlus 9 Pro is delivering Monday and I can tell you after few days or a week if it blows my mind compared to my S21 Ultra. I always have multiple phones so may not be the best judge

    But if I had to only choose between OP9 pro and S21 Ultra, then personally I would say go for S21 ultra between the two. Been super happy with S21 Ultra and doesn't have any major flaws, very well rounded premium phone.
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    03-28-2021 04:29 AM
  3. ironass's Avatar
    Has anyone gone from a OnePlus device to the S21? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I currently have a OnePlus 7 Pro, and I've been waiting for the 9 series launch, to see what they had to offer. After seeing the specs and reading/watching a ton of reviews of the 9 series, I'm on the fence between upgrading to a 9 or the Galaxy S21. I prefer to root my phones. I'd like to hear your experience, if you've made this similar switch.
    OnePlus 6T, Global model, rooted to Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 512GB.

    It is a simple choice if you are into rooting... OnePlus 9 Pro as the S21 is protected by Knox Security and if you root you will blow that and the phone will no longer be certified and considered, secure. Also, it can affect any future trade-ins with Samsung. See...

    https://docs.samsungknox.com/admin/k...5013562087.htm

    Also...

    https://docs.samsungknox.com/admin/k...5013719548.htm
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    03-28-2021 04:51 AM
  4. bkeaver's Avatar
    As a person that has had almost ever iteration of Oneplus, GalaxyS series and Galaxy Note series I have always went back and forth between a galaxy and a oneplus phone. Since receiving my s21 ultra in January I haven't even been tempted to pick up my oneplus 8t and I doubt I will be getting the OP9 or OP pro.
    Personally I would choose the s21 ultra but that is only my opinion
    ledvedder likes this.
    03-28-2021 07:14 AM
  5. ledvedder's Avatar
    As a person that has had almost ever iteration of Oneplus, GalaxyS series and Galaxy Note series I have always went back and forth between a galaxy and a oneplus phone. Since receiving my s21 ultra in January I haven't even been tempted to pick up my oneplus 8t and I doubt I will be getting the OP9 or OP pro.
    Personally I would choose the s21 ultra but that is only my opinion
    I've considered the Ultra, but it's just too big for what I want. I'm looking to go smaller than my 7 Pro. I like a decent camera, but I don't need anything super professional quality.
    03-28-2021 08:59 AM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Yeah, if you wanna Root go for OnePlus. But why even bother? It's literally more trouble than it's worth these days.

    Samsung offer the closest experience to being rooted without actually rooting thanks to the theme engine (and apps like hex installer) and good lock.
    bhatech likes this.
    03-28-2021 10:44 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I agree One Plus is the way if you want root
    03-28-2021 10:53 AM
  8. ledvedder's Avatar
    Yeah, if you wanna Root go for OnePlus. But why even bother? It's literally more trouble than it's worth these days.

    Samsung offer the closest experience to being rooted without actually rooting thanks to the theme engine (and apps like hex installer) and good lock.
    My only reason for rooting these days is for Adaway. Can't stand all the pop up adds. Are there other options for non-rooted phones?
    03-28-2021 10:56 AM
  9. bkdodger2's Avatar
    My only reason for rooting these days is for Adaway. Can't stand all the pop up adds. Are there other options for non-rooted phones?
    I've used a few.. This one does a good job.. Sometimes you have to adjust a few domains within app

    https://blokada.org/
    03-28-2021 11:02 AM
  10. ledvedder's Avatar
    Man, now I'm really going back and forth whether to go with the base, the plus, or the Ultra. My original intention was to go a bit smaller, but now I'm not sure.
    03-28-2021 11:51 AM
  11. bkeaver's Avatar
    Man, now I'm really going back and forth whether to go with the base, the plus, or the Ultra. My original intention was to go a bit smaller, but now I'm not sure.
    It's all personal preference, I don't think the ultra is uncomfortable to hold but thats just my opinion. The ultra hives you extra screen at higher resolution than the base, more battery and more memory, plus better camera and features. All 3 are great options and you really can't go wrong.
    03-28-2021 11:56 AM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Man, now I'm really going back and forth whether to go with the base, the plus, or the Ultra. My original intention was to go a bit smaller, but now I'm not sure.
    In my opinion go with Ultra..I personally don't prefer big phones and love smaller phones but no issues getting adjusted to S21 Ultra. It's big but manageable and you'll get used to.

    But it comes down to personal preference, you can always return if it's not comfortable.
    03-28-2021 12:20 PM
  13. bxrider117's Avatar
    I currently have the smaller S21 and I just picked up the s21+. I previously had the s20+ and I miss the linger battery life of the plus model. I'm now thinking that because the s21 and s21+ are similar spec wise, I should just go with the ultra
    03-28-2021 08:41 PM
  14. ledvedder's Avatar
    I picked up the standard S21 today. After about 6 hours with it, I'm not sure I'm liking the size. I'm used to phones a bit larger. I have 14 days to return it, so I'll give it a week or so.
    03-28-2021 08:44 PM
  15. notgniddew's Avatar
    Has anyone gone from a OnePlus device to the S21? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I currently have a OnePlus 7 Pro, and I've been waiting for the 9 series launch, to see what they had to offer. After seeing the specs and reading/watching a ton of reviews of the 9 series, I'm on the fence between upgrading to a 9 or the Galaxy S21. I prefer to root my phones. I'd like to hear your experience, if you've made this similar switch.
    Over the years I've owned both Samsung and One Plus and I prefer Samsung phones but One Plus is definitely easier to root has been my experience if you're rooting One Plus I think
    03-29-2021 08:42 AM
  16. rimz808's Avatar
    As a person that has had almost ever iteration of Oneplus, GalaxyS series and Galaxy Note series I have always went back and forth between a galaxy and a oneplus phone. Since receiving my s21 ultra in January I haven't even been tempted to pick up my oneplus 8t and I doubt I will be getting the OP9 or OP pro.
    Personally I would choose the s21 ultra but that is only my opinion
    I too have the oneplus 8T, which I do like very much as it is my first OnePlus phone, however, I am not pleased with the camera. I am pretty sure the ultra camera is far more superior, which is why I am thinking about getting the Ultra.

    Since you had the 8T, what are your thoughts? How is the size of the ultra compared with 8t? How does it feel in your hands?

    Thanks for your inputs
    03-31-2021 02:29 PM
  17. rimz808's Avatar
    I currently have the oneplus 8T which comes with 12GB Ram and 256 Storage. I know the base model of the ultra is only 8GB/128. Would I be losing performance if I get the base Ultra or should I opt for the 12GB and 256, like that of my 8T?
    03-31-2021 02:34 PM
  18. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    The base S21 Ultra is 12/128GB.
    03-31-2021 03:46 PM
  19. rimz808's Avatar
    The base S21 Ultra is 12/128GB.
    Oh thank you for that! Good to know!
    03-31-2021 04:49 PM
  20. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    Besides risk of losing warranty if knox is triggered, what other things you loose if you root your S21U? Can you still use your banking app using Magisk hide?
    03-31-2021 04:58 PM
  21. sulla1965's Avatar
    Samsung is now better than One Plus at monthly security updates. Also Oxygen OS updates will often break things. So Samsung makes for a more stable expedience IMO.
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    03-31-2021 10:45 PM
  22. bhatech's Avatar
    Samsung is now better than One Plus at monthly security updates. Also Oxygen OS updates will often break things. So Samsung makes for a more stable expedience IMO.
    Yep completely agree with updates, OnePlus has a fake reputation of being great at software update but reality is they suck. It's mostly because the clueless tech bloggers and YouTubers keep harping on how great they are at software updates. I think so leaving in the initial OnePlus days bubble
    04-01-2021 11:21 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    Samsung is now better than One Plus at monthly security updates. Also Oxygen OS updates will often break things. So Samsung makes for a more stable expedience IMO.
    Yep completely agree with updates, OnePlus has a fake reputation of being great at software update but reality is they suck. It's mostly because the clueless tech bloggers and YouTubers keep harping on how great they are at software updates. I think so leaving in the initial OnePlus days bubble
    I agree !
    04-01-2021 11:35 AM
  24. ledvedder's Avatar
    S21 Ultra is definitely a better overall value IMO. In terms of root, never bothered with that for many many years now so no can't speak on that. The only reason to get OnePlus 9 Pro is if you prefer oxygen OS so much that you don't like anything else. If not I think S21 Ultra is better. S21 has better overall hardware (especially camera hardware), better updates (monthly security updates compared once in 2-3 months on OnePlus), longer software support, better accessory support, better camera. OnePlus does have better fast charging if that matters (personally never cared about how fast a phone charges). Price is kind of a tie but Samsung offers way better trade ins so you'll be paying less overall for S21 Ultra than OP9 pro which doesn't have great trade in offers compared to Samsung.

    My OnePlus 9 Pro is delivering Monday and I can tell you after few days or a week if it blows my mind compared to my S21 Ultra. I always have multiple phones so may not be the best judge

    But if I had to only choose between OP9 pro and S21 Ultra, then personally I would say go for S21 ultra between the two. Been super happy with S21 Ultra and doesn't have any major flaws, very well rounded premium phone.
    How are you liking the OnePlus?
    04-01-2021 12:26 PM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    How are you liking the OnePlus?
    It's a good phone, though after a few days comparing with Ultra I think I like the Ultra more. Display both are good but the S21 looks more vibrant. May be I just take off that stupid pre installed screen protector on OP9 Pro and it might look little better. Generally don't use screen protectors on my phones.
    And software, I think Ultra feels more polished and matured IMO. Still checking out the camera, it's good but nothing super special with my limited usage. Battery also I think Ultra is little better though I might be using the OP9 more now and still needs few cycles to settle down to normal usage.

    One thing I like is the size of the OnePlus compared to Ultra. Definitely the OnePlus feels much more compact and easier to use. Also that 65W charging is amazing even though I mostly use my existing wireless chargers to charge. But I used the 65W chargers few times and amazes how fast you can get to full charge.

    If you are buying OP9 Pro, I think you are buying because you love oxygen OS and want that 65W charging. If those are not important, my recommendation is going to S21 Ultra.
    04-01-2021 04:35 PM
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