02-12-2022 09:56 AM
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  1. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I haven't visited this AndroidCentral site in about a year. After checking out that everyone is buying the latest Ultra 22 phone, that reignited my G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) disease! So no more than a few hours later, I ordered the new Ultra 22 in green for the unlocked 512GB version. What put me over the top was the $250 value in free gifts which I ended up choosing the new Galaxy pro earbuds, plus wireless charger, and a nice carry case. Plus the free upgrade for the 512GB storage for the price of the 256GB price was a nice touch. The person I'm with is thrilled to receive the new Galaxy earbuds as a gift, since I already have this for myself and don't need another. This was on top of a $425 trade-in value for my Samsung Note 10+ phone (since I have 2 of the Note 10+ phones, I'll just keep one and trade in the other...long story). Plus I got instant approval for Samsung's 2 year no-interest financing plan so I will pay about $42 a month until the phone is paid off in full. I'm sure I will pay it off much sooner anyway. So yeah, the Note 10+ phone trade-in discount, plus the freebie gifts, plus the no-interest 2 year financing all contributed to my decision to get a new Ultra 22 phone, even though I'm still quite satisfied with my Note 10+ phone. The thought of having 5G fast internet was another large factor, so I'm curious if the hype is real or exaggerated for faster internet speed. I'm located in San Francisco, so hopefully the 5G service will be reliable and fast. Only thing I'm not happy about is not having micro-SD cards any longer, that really sucks. So hopefully the 512GB storage will last for awhile. I would have ordered the 1TB storage size model, but there was no promotional discount for that. The Samsung site says my new phone and freebie gifts should arrive February 25th. We shall see! :-)
    02-10-2022 08:12 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hahaha your just addicted to AC
    02-10-2022 08:27 PM
  3. spARTacus's Avatar
    It's like Crack. That's is why they called the earlier ones CrackBerries.
    02-10-2022 08:30 PM
  4. Joshua Luther1's Avatar
    I also blame this forum for making me order the S22 plus in green 256gb.
    02-10-2022 08:31 PM
  5. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I asked the girl I'm with if she would like the new Galaxy Pro headphones as a gift...she said yes, sooooooo....
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    02-10-2022 08:34 PM
  6. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Yes, having the latest smartphone is like crack! But if you think smartphone addiction is bad, my camera gear purchase is far worse! Each Canon L series pro lens costs $3,000!
    02-10-2022 08:37 PM
  7. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    As I said in the title... this is all AndroidCentral's fault!
    02-10-2022 08:37 PM
  8. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I hate visiting this AndroidCentral forum! Why? Cuz I just ordered a new Ultra 22!-samsung-ultra-22-receipt-screenshot-address-info-removed.jpg


    Screenshot picture attached of my Samsung Ultra 22 order! $998.32 including tax total amount of purchase price. Price does not include the Samsung freebies. 24 months of no-interest $41.60 monthly payments.
    02-10-2022 08:45 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I hold you all accountable for my phone purchases
    02-10-2022 08:46 PM
  10. pags11's Avatar
    Welcome to the club! It's a good addiction we have to technology and the upgrade process. Here you can go through the ups and downs of the process with others like you.
    02-10-2022 08:47 PM
  11. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I hold you all accountable for my phone purchases

    I would not have ordered the Ultra 22 if it didn't include the stylus pen. Gotta have the freakin stylus pen as I'm a looooong time Note series user dating back to the Note 2 !!
    02-10-2022 08:52 PM
  12. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    By the way, what in the hay is a Galaxy Smart Tag? I believe I'm also getting that as a freebie. Is that similar to the Apple Air Tags for tracking a lost device via GPS? If so, I'll be sure to use it for stalking peeps and hiding the device under the car like what I see happening in the news for Apple Air Tags, haha!
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    02-10-2022 08:55 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    I would not have ordered the Ultra 22 if it didn't include the stylus pen. Gotta have the freakin stylus pen as I'm a looooong time Note series user dating back to the Note 2 !!
    I definitely agree
    02-10-2022 09:04 PM
  14. BrwnSuga3's Avatar
    Welcome back
    02-10-2022 09:09 PM
  15. Logan Hale's Avatar
    I swore up and down that I was not going to visit AC but hmmm... yeah I lied and ordered S22 ultra 256gb
    02-10-2022 09:50 PM
  16. Mooncatt's Avatar
    ...that reignited my G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) disease!
    I thought GAS was just a Pentaxian disease.
    02-10-2022 10:14 PM
  17. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I would not have ordered the Ultra 22 if it didn't include the stylus pen. Gotta have the freakin stylus pen as I'm a looooong time Note series user dating back to the Note 2 !!
    Hehe I'm actually not interested in the pen at all. Can't really see a scenario where I'll use it or for what purpose I'll use it for. Typing is faster than writing so that's out. I'm not interested in drawing or anything so that's out. I don't know if I'll ever use it.
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    02-10-2022 10:15 PM
  18. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Hehe I'm actually not interested in the pen at all. Can't really see a scenario where I'll use it or for what purpose I'll use it for. Typing is faster than writing so that's out. I'm not interested in drawing or anything so that's out. I don't know if I'll ever use it.
    I never use the pen for writing cuz it's not practical and slow. I use the pen for drawing and adding annotations. For example, I might take a screenshot picture of a map, then use the pen to draw red line arrows that say "this way to destination dummy!" or "Meet Here!"... or something similar like that. Annotating a screenshot picture is very useful or even just to draw a red circle around an item to highlight something important. Plus on my Note 10+ stylus pen, its Bluetooth control feature allows me to press the button on the pen to use as a remote control for 10 second delay self timer selfie pictures of myself for a group picture...also very useful. See screenshot picture attached that I used my Note 10+ stylus pen for drawing annotations and words. Super useful !!! This is the power of a stylus pen that no iPhoney user can ever comprehend.

    I hate visiting this AndroidCentral forum! Why? Cuz I just ordered a new Ultra 22!-stylus-pen-writing.jpg
    02-10-2022 11:08 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hehe I'm actually not interested in the pen at all. Can't really see a scenario where I'll use it or for what purpose I'll use it for. Typing is faster than writing so that's out. I'm not interested in drawing or anything so that's out. I don't know if I'll ever use it.
    I didn't think I would use an S Pen either, so I never considered the Note. However, I got the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which included an S Pen and found it to be great for taking screenshots, cropping photos and swipe typing. That's why I ordered the S22 Ultra, rather than the S22+.
    02-10-2022 11:17 PM
  20. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I didn't think I would use an S Pen either, so I never considered the Note. However, I got the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which included an S Pen and found it to be great for taking screenshots, cropping photos and swipe typing. That's why I ordered the S22 Ultra, rather than the S22+.
    The power of the stylus pen can only be comprehended by using it! Non-users don't understand! ;-)
    02-10-2022 11:21 PM
  21. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I swore up and down that I was not going to visit AC but hmmm... yeah I lied and ordered S22 ultra 256gb
    You got suckered and burned too? LOL!
    02-10-2022 11:24 PM
  22. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I'm sure you'll enjoy what your Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra will bring.

    I also mainly use the sPen for annotation.

    I caught most of Samsung Unpacked Event at work and will commuting home so when I got home and was just looking at the Samsung Store online site to see more about the phone........... the Blue Pre order button changed to say Buy me now Lee....... I swear

    I've been waiting for this release for a while and when I learned the Ultra provided the sPen Housed in the phone itself that sealed the deal for me.

    I've missed not having it and having to carry it around separately for my Fold3. I've not liked any cases that house the sPen to be honest.a

    In the UK we got the Samsung Buds Pro as a freebie and even though I have the Buds Live I'll be having them too.

    Enjoy.
    02-10-2022 11:33 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar

    I've been waiting for this release for a while and when I learned the Ultra provided the sPen Housed in the phone itself that sealed the deal for me.

    I've missed not having it and having to carry it around separately for my Fold3. I've not liked any cases that house the sPen to be honest.a
    If I needed a special case to carry the S Pen, then I would not have purchased the S22 Ultra. The S21 Ultra was something that didn't interest me in the least, since it would have been inconvenient to carry the S Pen and I'd risk losing it.

    Seeing that the S22 Ultra is basically a Note with a different name made it a must have for me.
    02-10-2022 11:47 PM
  24. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I never use the pen for writing cuz it's not practical and slow. I use the pen for drawing and adding annotations. For example, I might take a screenshot picture of a map, then use the pen to draw red line arrows that say "this way to destination dummy!" or "Meet Here!"... or something similar like that. Annotating a screenshot picture is very useful or even just to draw a red circle around an item to highlight something important. Plus on my Note 10+ stylus pen, its Bluetooth control feature allows me to press the button on the pen to use as a remote control for 10 second delay self timer selfie pictures of myself for a group picture...also very useful. See screenshot picture attached that I used my Note 10+ stylus pen for drawing annotations and words. Super useful !!! This is the power of a stylus pen that no iPhoney user can ever comprehend.

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    Alright, that actually looks pretty useful. I'll give it a shot. I just feel like I'll end up forgetting the pen is there and I'll just use the phone normally.
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    02-11-2022 12:00 AM
  25. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Alright, that actually looks pretty useful. I'll give it a shot. I just feel like I'll end up forgetting the pen is there and I'll just use the phone normally.
    Even my Windows laptops have screens for drawing with a stylus pen. My Lenovo Thinkpad has a built-in stylus pen for drawing and annotating on the laptop screen. When done, I re-insert the stylus pen into the housing of the laptop. Apple users are missing out by not having a pen feature for its phones and Macbooks...so lame.
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    02-11-2022 12:08 AM
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