08-18-2022 05:57 AM
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  1. Mdbills484's Avatar
    Just preordered the Fold 4. The Ultra was easily the worst Galaxy phone I've had and I've had all of them since OG. Despite all the tips and tricks in these threads, my battery life has been terrible from jump. Can barely make it thru a day and I'm on WiFi most of the time. Signal strength, despite Samsung's claims to the contrary, is so bad it reminds me of the early days of cell phones in the 90s. Random reboots and the unusable screen in bright sunlight to top it off. Things have been so bad I even tried a 13 Pro Max for 30 days but couldn't handle iOS.

    Hoping the new generation of chip on the Fold 4 will restore my faith in Samsung.
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    08-13-2022 09:06 AM
  2. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Wow good luck with your Fold 4 I'm sure it will be a great phone ...sorry to hear of the issues with the S22 Ultra as it's definitely not the normal issues I've heard about the phone ...in my experience as well has been excellent with most everything and screen brightness one of the best in market ...but I can hear your frustration if you had issues ...
    08-13-2022 10:08 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh, no! That's too bad that your experience with the S22 Ultra was unfavorable! But at least you know what works for you and were able to decide on a new device instead! Let us know how you like your new Fold 4!
    08-13-2022 10:17 AM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    Enjoy the new Fold. I think it would be an interesting phone to have and play with but there are pros and cons to both. To me they are different phones for different wants/needs. That's why I kinda wonder with your criticisms of the S22U and hoping to get in the Fold 4 if you are really gonna get that.

    I mean just two things... I'll be surprised if your battery life will be any better on the Fold. I haven't read many posts where people said the battery on the Fold is so much better than the S22U and I don't think that will change even with a 2nd gen processor. Second is screen brightness. I live in Florida and if I let it go Adaptive, that 1700+ is plenty bright in this Ft. Lauderdale sun. My N20U was already bright enough at 1500 nits and now you have 1700 nits. I think with the Fold 3 it was 1300 nits max?? So it will be less than the N20U?

    DXOMark:
    "The Z Fold3 is very functional in indoor conditions, but lacks brightness outdoors, making content difficult to perceive; darker details are lost, especially in direct sunlight."

    Won't know really until they come out and read posts though. Enjoy.
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    08-13-2022 10:24 AM
  5. Mdbills484's Avatar
    Enjoy the new Fold. I think it would be an interesting phone to have and play with but there are pros and cons to both. To me they are different phones for different wants/needs. That's why I kinda wonder with your criticisms of the S22U and hoping to get in the Fold 4 if you are really gonna get that.

    I mean just two things... I'll be surprised if your battery life will be any better on the Fold. I haven't read many posts where people said the battery on the Fold is so much better than the S22U and I don't think that will change even with a 2nd gen processor. Second is screen brightness. I live in Florida and if I let it go Adaptive, that 1700+ is plenty bright in this Ft. Lauderdale sun. My N20U was already bright enough at 1500 nits and now you have 1700 nits. I think with the Fold 3 it was 1300 nits max?? So it will be less than the N20U?

    DXOMark:
    "The Z Fold3 is very functional in indoor conditions, but lacks brightness outdoors, making content difficult to perceive; darker details are lost, especially in direct sunlight."

    Won't know really until they come out and read posts though. Enjoy.
    There are posts here from others like me they when the phone is outside in bright sunlight the phone immediately gets hot and the screen dims automatically regardless of settings. It's infuriating. Never had a phone heat up so quickly and I lived in south FL for over 20 years!
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    08-13-2022 10:50 AM
  6. donm527's Avatar
    There are posts here from others like me they when the phone is outside in bright sunlight the phone immediately gets hot and the screen dims automatically regardless of settings. It's infuriating. Never had a phone heat up so quickly and I lived in south FL for over 20 years!
    Interesting. I've noticed these slabs can really soak up the heat either directly or indirectly in these summer conditions. But fortunately for me nothing more than other phones I've had. I have read people that have reported phones getting abnormally hot. When did you purchase your phone? First runs at launch?

    Maybe you got unlucky with a build that runs on the hot side.

    I keep thinking of the reports where Samsung was having a hard time producing the SnapDragons getting only around 30% yield where Qualcomm then gave chip manufacturing from Samsung to that Taiwanese company. Just because 30% of chips passed doesn't mean they could be on the high end of tolerances. But just a personal thought.

    Good luck with this one.
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    08-13-2022 11:13 AM
  7. Mdbills484's Avatar
    Interesting. I've noticed these slabs can really soak up the heat either directly or indirectly in these summer conditions. But fortunately for me nothing more than other phones I've had. I have read people that have reported phones getting abnormally hot. When did you purchase your phone? First runs at launch?

    Maybe you got unlucky with a build that runs on the hot side.

    I keep thinking of the reports where Samsung was having a hard time producing the SnapDragons getting only around 30% yield where Qualcomm then gave chip manufacturing from Samsung to that Taiwanese company. Just because 30% of chips passed doesn't mean they could be on the high end of tolerances. But just a personal thought.

    Good luck with this one.
    Bought it in the initial wave of pre orders. Within a few days I regretted trading in my S21 Ultra which was the best Samsung I've ever had. Figured things would get better with updates but that never happened.
    08-13-2022 12:28 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm sorry to hear that you've had such bad luck with your S22 Ultra. I hope you'll have much better results with your new Fold 4. Let us know how it works out for you.
    08-13-2022 12:29 PM
  9. tismydroid's Avatar
    My experience with my 22 ultra has been the opposite of yours but there have been some that did have your complaints but was resolved when they returned their phone and got a replacement. It sounds like you had one of the defective ones. It does happen. I hope the fold 4 works much better for you.
    08-13-2022 12:31 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Good luck on the new device but the s22u and fold ⁴ chips are almost same and s22u bigger battery, hopefully works out for you.
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    08-13-2022 01:49 PM
  11. o4liberty's Avatar
    Never trusted foldable devices can't see those plastic screens holding up.
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    08-13-2022 01:56 PM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Sounds like a bad phone not a bad line of phones. I have none of these issues. Battery life is subjective also.
    08-13-2022 03:02 PM
  13. anon(50597)'s Avatar
    Sounds like a bad phone not a bad line of phones. I have none of these issues. Battery life is subjective also.
    I agree, sounds like a lemon. Should have sent it back for a replacement.
    Hopefully the Fold will serve you better.
    08-13-2022 03:55 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Never trusted foldable devices can't see those plastic screens holding up.
    My fold³ like brand new still
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    08-13-2022 05:28 PM
  15. o4liberty's Avatar
    My fold³ like brand new still
    Wow that's great I just can't see a plastic screen opening and closing at least 75 times a days which is what I would need. Does the crease look worse as it gets older? Does dirt and grit scratch it? Very courious about these folding devices but currently I need a larger phone with a bright screen due to my eyes that why I just picked up the S 22 Ultra yesterday which seem to fit me perfect.
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    08-13-2022 05:59 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Wow that's great I just can't see a plastic screen opening and closing at least 75 times a days which is what I would need. Does the crease look worse as it gets older? Does dirt and grit scratch it? Very courious about these folding devices but currently I need a larger phone with a bright screen due to my eyes that why I just picked up the S 22 Ultra yesterday which seem to fit me perfect.
    Yeah just keep clean like any other phone and be no issues, I've open lot of times over course bof the day not sure number count but no issues there also , I use to use it like tablet but now I'm using it as a phone and tablet and love it , I've said it few times in the Forum it's my favorite device, once they make it with built in Spen that's all I'll be getting in the future.
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    08-13-2022 06:12 PM
  17. o4liberty's Avatar
    If it was 15 years ago I would have the Z flip for sure. My favorite device of all time was the Blackberry flip phone I really miss it.
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    08-13-2022 06:18 PM
  18. jettie1767's Avatar
    I preordered the Fold 4 and GW 5 Pro yesterday trading in my S22 Ultra for $1000 plus a $400 discount coupon. I had the Fold 3 but needed the S22U for better pictures during my travel to Asia last May. I think with the Fold 4 getting the same cameras as the S22+, it will produce better quality pics than the Fold 3. I hope I get it by Aug. 26.
    08-13-2022 06:38 PM
  19. shook187's Avatar
    I too will be trading my S22U for the Fold 4. My S22U would occasionally overheat and become sluggish and I get constant 5G dropouts. I'm sure this is probably just my issues.

    I'm looking forward to see what the new 8 gen 1 plus (or whatever it's called) does better with overheating and battery life.

    As we know Samsung makes it easy to get a new device with trade in offers and free goodies. So basically why not do it?
    08-13-2022 07:42 PM
  20. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    My Fold³ only just about scraped to the end of the day most of the time but others I had to top it up.

    It's now my back up phone.

    I wanted / needed the sPen housed and not in my pocket or inserted into a bulky case.

    This led me to buying the Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra and haven't suffered buyers remorse or experienced the issues you unfortunately have.

    I appreciate we all set up our phone's differently and use different apps and use them differently however I get around two days of usage.

    I wish you well with the Fold⁴ and look forward to your thoughts on it perhaps after owning it for a month or two.

    I wish you all the best.
    08-13-2022 11:40 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yeah just keep clean like any other phone and be no issues, I've open lot of times over course bof the day not sure number count but no issues there also , I use to use it like tablet but now I'm using it as a phone and tablet and love it , I've said it few times in the Forum it's my favorite device, once they make it with built in Spen that's all I'll be getting in the future.
    I would be interested in a Fold if it had a built-in S Pen. I wouldn't consider one now, only because I don't want to get a huge case to keep Fold and S Pen together or put the S Pen loose in my pocket.
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    08-14-2022 12:03 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    I would be interested in a Fold if it had a built-in S Pen. I wouldn't consider one now, only because I don't want to get a huge case to keep Fold and S Pen together or put the S Pen loose in my pocket.
    Hopefully by Fold ⁵
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    08-14-2022 12:05 AM
  23. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    If you don't like the battery life on the S22 Ultra, there's no way you're going to like the battery life on the Z Fold 4. The S22 Ultra and Z Fold 3 had similar battery life (Z Fold 3 was actually slightly worse). But with the Z Fold 4 having the same battery size as the Z Fold 3, the battery life improvements for this year will be negligible.
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    08-14-2022 05:21 PM
  24. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    S22 Ultra currently, got on AT&T trade in deal $1000 when I got it. Have $900~ left to pay for it through their monthly installments. But we are moving this week to a new city with bad coverage with ATT at the new house. I may have to switch to Tmobile or Verizon and would need to do their deal for moving over or trading it in. They said the S22 I have will not work on their network. But the 3 other phones (iPhones) will. I didn't want to buy the Fold 4 now and get stuck in a situation switching that might hurt me. I'd have to pay the discounted price of around $800-900 for it with trade in, and pay off the $900 with ATT.....just didn't make financial sense.
    08-14-2022 06:04 PM
  25. X1tymez's Avatar
    S22 Ultra currently, got on AT&T trade in deal $1000 when I got it. Have $900~ left to pay for it through their monthly installments. But we are moving this week to a new city with bad coverage with ATT at the new house. I may have to switch to Tmobile or Verizon and would need to do their deal for moving over or trading it in. They said the S22 I have will not work on their network. But the 3 other phones (iPhones) will. I didn't want to buy the Fold 4 now and get stuck in a situation switching that might hurt me. I'd have to pay the discounted price of around $800-900 for it with trade in, and pay off the $900 with ATT.....just didn't make financial sense.
    Will AT&T let you unlock your phone after paid it in full?
    08-15-2022 01:54 AM
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