1. bxrider117's Avatar
    I have always exclusively used Android phones for at least 10 years or more. I've never used an iPhone. The past few years I have exclusively used Samsung or Google phones.

    This year I traded my s20+ for the regular S21 because I thought I wanted a small phone. I really enjoyed the s20+. I traded it in for the S21 and only paid $100 for the upgrade, or downgrade.
    The battery life was good on the s21. Battery life is one of my things I need in a phone. However the screen was lacking and the phone was smooth but did not feel like and upgrade.
    So I decided to buy the s21+ from Bestbuy cause they had a sale. That phone was okay, but is just a bigger S21 with really good battery life but still lacking because of the screen, so I returned that phone after less than a week of use. I recently purchased a pre-owned s21 Ultra.
    Although this phone is the same size as the S21+ it just feels better to use. The weight distribution and the size does not feel as big and dull as the s21+.
    The screen is amazing. Just like the s20+. I hope when Samsung makes S22, they go back to giving all of the S22 the same screen resolution. The 1080p screens on the S21 and S21+ take away from the beauty of the S model line of phones.
    I'm only on my 2nd day with the ultra but I feel like I am going to keep this phone. S21+ I knew I was going to return after 2 days of use.
    If you're looking to get the S21 do yourself a favor and just get the Ultra. This is definitely the better of the bunch. Especially, if you are coming from an older Galaxy phone.
    FYI, I have not even got a good chance to use the camera due to rain in my area.
    04-15-2021 10:05 AM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing, I was actually in Verizon a few weeks ago with my sister and her reaction to the size of the Note 20 Ultra and S21 Ultra was comical.

    She got the regular S21 and even that is large to her.
    04-15-2021 11:22 AM
  3. DJM626's Avatar
    Thanks for your take on all of the phones you mentioned. Smaller form factor has always been my #1 priority with any phone I own. This is just a tad bigger then the Pixel 4 which I owned before my purchase of the S21. Not a fan of huge phones personally. Someday, I might go up slightly but not wanting to put anything in my pocket that is that large
    04-15-2021 11:49 AM
  4. stevetaz's Avatar
    Another vote for the size of the S21 5G. I moved from an S10e and the length is about 1" longer with width about the same. I really have no desire to go larger and that is, of course, a personal decision. I do not live on the device all day and the S21 has been working well for me. Just about a month in and no complaints.

    The best part was getting it for no cost. Sprint/TMobile gave a full $800 credit for trading in the S10e, which I had for about two years. Also moved me over to TMobile's network for the 5G connection and that has been fine so far. I was also able to get a credit for their activation and shipping charges, which I believe are simply money grabs.

    Since we are all still pretty much sequestered at home (with only a few exceptions) I haven't been able to gauge if there are connection differences yet.
    04-15-2021 12:20 PM
  5. stevetaz's Avatar
    Duplicate post
    04-15-2021 12:20 PM
  6. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    Actually I wasn't so sure about how big the Ultra was coming from the iphone 12 Pro. It took a few days to get used to the size. Realizing that I couldn't easily use this phone one handed. But, where it's most enjoyable is watching content on it. It's such a joy to have this big screen when viewing videos on it. But seriously, it's pretty easy to adapt to using a bigger phone.
    04-15-2021 04:19 PM
  7. runliftrepeat's Avatar
    Another vote for the size of the S21 5G. I moved from an S10e and the length is about 1" longer with width about the same. I really have no desire to go larger and that is, of course, a personal decision. I do not live on the device all day and the S21 has been working well for me. Just about a month in and no complaints.

    The best part was getting it for no cost. Sprint/TMobile gave a full $800 credit for trading in the S10e, which I had for about two years. Also moved me over to TMobile's network for the 5G connection and that has been fine so far. I was also able to get a credit for their activation and shipping charges, which I believe are simply money grabs.

    Since we are all still pretty much sequestered at home (with only a few exceptions) I haven't been able to gauge if there are connection differences yet.
    Where are you located?
    04-15-2021 05:35 PM
  8. stevetaz's Avatar
    Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
    04-16-2021 09:23 AM
  9. runliftrepeat's Avatar
    Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
    That explains the sequestering. We are wide open in Alabama.
    04-16-2021 09:31 AM
  10. stevetaz's Avatar
    That explains the sequestering. We are wide open in Alabama.
    Sure, rub it in...LOL
    runliftrepeat likes this.
    04-16-2021 10:01 AM
  11. sulla1965's Avatar
    I've tried them all as well. Ultra was a tad to big, the s21 a tad to small. The s21 plus is the best option for me. Still 6.5 would be the sweet spot. the s21 plus is 6.7 which almost as big as the ultra ist's not as top heavy and so easier to hold onto one handed.
    farhanmohd and JHStewart1023 like this.
    04-16-2021 11:15 AM
  12. farhanmohd's Avatar
    I've tried them all as well. Ultra was a tad to big, the s21 a tad to small. The s21 plus is the best option for me. Still 6.5 would be the sweet spot. the s21 plus is 6.7 which almost as big as the ultra ist's not as top heavy and so easier to hold onto one handed.
    I second your opinion.
    sulla1965 likes this.
    04-16-2021 05:48 PM
  13. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    I've also used all 3 in the line and find my sweet spot is with the s21 plus... the Ultra was just too big, the s21 wasn't quite big enough.. LoL.
    sulla1965 likes this.
    05-01-2021 01:48 AM

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