12-27-2021 07:24 PM
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  1. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I currently have the S21 Ultra. Amazon has the unlocked US version for $1500 now which is a great price and you get it in a couple days.

    I'm tempted, BUT as we know the S22 ultra comes out in Feb which is soon and shoudl have the Spen silo build in and the large, boxy screen and will have better specs than the older Fold that's been out since late Aug.

    Should I wait and see what the S22 specs are and then see if there are better deals then? If I want a Z fold 3 I would think even better deals right before the S line launches in late Jan.

    I know the camera isn't nearly as good as the S21 Ultra.

    Flossy and Saki say keep the S21 Ultra if you already on it and wait to see what the S22 Ultra/Note offers.

    I know Samsung.com offers better trade in value BUT I think I want to keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and Amazon being 300 cheaper is a huge savings and easier to deal with if you have an issue like shipped broken device, etc. Much easier than dealing with Sammy customer support.
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    12-06-2021 09:13 PM
  2. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I see Amazon is offering a free Buds 2 with theirs as well. If not trading in a device this is a better deal than Samsung.com. Might be tempted to get the 512gb for just 100 more from Amazon.
    12-06-2021 09:17 PM
  3. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Ultimately the choice is yours my friend.

    If you dont need to trade in then yes keep your current phone as a back up.

    In regards go the Fold 3 it's really if your interested in the form factor of a Fold phone and what it brings to the table.

    I'll certainly by looking at the Samsung Galaxy s22 and what it brings to the table too.

    Wether it'll have an s pen silo or not hasn't been officially clarified yet.
    12-06-2021 11:30 PM
  4. kide#WN's Avatar
    Wait.
    12-07-2021 05:58 AM
  5. BigMosley's Avatar
    Unless the S22 Ultra is going to have a 7.6" screen like the Fold3 does, its a no brainer to me....
    12-07-2021 06:22 AM
  6. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I currently have the S21 Ultra. Amazon has the unlocked US version for $1500 now which is a great price and you get it in a couple days.

    I'm tempted, BUT as we know the S22 ultra comes out in Feb which is soon and shoudl have the Spen silo build in and the large, boxy screen and will have better specs than the older Fold that's been out since late Aug.

    Should I wait and see what the S22 specs are and then see if there are better deals then? If I want a Z fold 3 I would think even better deals right before the S line launches in late Jan.

    I know the camera isn't nearly as good as the S21 Ultra.

    Flossy and Saki say keep the S21 Ultra if you already on it and wait to see what the S22 Ultra/Note offers.

    I know Samsung.com offers better trade in value BUT I think I want to keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and Amazon being 300 cheaper is a huge savings and easier to deal with if you have an issue like shipped broken device, etc. Much easier than dealing with Sammy customer support.
    Both!!!
    12-07-2021 12:48 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Honestly, now that I have been using the Z Fold 3 for a few months as my daily driver, I am so used to this format that it's second nature for me now. I use the outer (small) screen a LOT for quick little things and getting used to it was not much of an issue. The inner screen is just fantastic for consuming content and playing games. I pick up another phone (like my S21) and it feels... well... lacking... :P

    This is the case I have, and so car, has been GREAT because I now have a place to put the SPen and keep with with me without fearing it getting lost:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...=1#post7014681

    It's a bit bulkier than most like, but it works great for me!
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    12-07-2021 12:53 PM
  8. Blues Fan's Avatar
    What about keeping the S21U and buying a Tab s7 Plus on sale instead? I know in Feb the Tab s8 is coming out there.

    My one concern is the beach. If I go to the beach but have a thick case with hinge protection should I still be okay as long as I don't throw it in the sand? The Jerry Rig video he poured that sand all over it and it faired well though.

    But as I said I had a customer at my cell shop show me his fold and it got sand or dirt in the hinge and doesn't quit open flush all the way. UnbreakIfix said to keep working it and it should come out.
    12-09-2021 04:33 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    What about keeping the S21U and buying a Tab s7 Plus on sale instead? I know in Feb the Tab s8 is coming out there.

    My one concern is the beach. If I go to the beach but have a thick case with hinge protection should I still be okay as long as I don't throw it in the sand? The Jerry Rig video he poured that sand all over it and it faired well though.

    But as I said I had a customer at my cell shop show me his fold and it got sand or dirt in the hinge and doesn't quit open flush all the way. UnbreakIfix said to keep working it and it should come out.
    Keep it protected if you decide to go with it at the beach
    12-09-2021 08:37 PM
  10. Blues Fan's Avatar
    So the main question is would most be disappointed or happy switching from the S21U to the Fold?
    12-09-2021 09:30 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think you cant go wrong either way , if you need a phone that turns into a tablet your going choose the fold , if you looking for upgrade from current phone then most likely going the s21 route
    12-09-2021 10:25 PM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I think you cant go wrong either way , if you need a phone that turns into a tablet your going choose the fold , if you looking for upgrade from current phone then most likely going the s21 route
    Well in 2 months the S22 Ultra with built in Spen, better camera, and processor will be out then myself and many others will want to switch to that.
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    12-09-2021 10:33 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well in 2 months the S22 Ultra with built in Spen, better camera, and processor will be out then myself and many others will want to switch to that.
    That is true, s21u still one of the best of the best if want save some money , Fold³ is on whole different level so i would take your time which way to go.
    12-09-2021 10:36 PM
  14. Blues Fan's Avatar
    That is true, s21u still one of the best of the best if want save some money , Fold³ is on whole different level so i would take your time which way to go.
    I currently have the S21U so I'm just thinking it's probably better to wait until Feb and get the S22U. What's the cover screen like on the Fold 3? Is it too narrow for texting after being used to an Ultra or Note phone? I need a new tablet so I'm just wondering if it's better to get a regular size tablet like the discounted Tab S7 and then buying an S22U. Then I got a full size tablet plus also a phone with better camera.
    12-09-2021 10:45 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I currently have the S21U so I'm just thinking it's probably better to wait until Feb and get the S22U. What's the cover screen like on the Fold 3? Is it too narrow for texting after being used to an Ultra or Note phone? I need a new tablet so I'm just wondering if it's better to get a regular size tablet like the discounted Tab S7 and then buying an S22U. Then I got a full size tablet plus also a phone with better camera.
    It is narrow but you get use to it , definitely smaller width and hight to the Note 20u i have , if u can get a chance to play with it see what you think about fold3
    12-09-2021 11:01 PM
  16. Blues Fan's Avatar
    It is narrow but you get use to it , definitely smaller width and hight to the Note 20u i have , if u can get a chance to play with it see what you think about fold3
    I think I'll order a tab S7 Plus for work. Amazon has it for $700 as well as Best Buy and will get the Galaxy Watch 4 classic along with a case comes out to around $1100 with taxes and a case and I'm still coming out way ahead instead of buying the Fold 3 for $1500 from Amazon and then the spen and then the case.

    Because the S22 Ultra will be out in a couple of months I already know I'll want that. If it doesn't have built in spen I "might" consider fold 3 if they discount it even more. I live in Southwest FL so sand is an issue. I notice my s22 ultra also collects a lot of dirt as well.
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    12-10-2021 12:46 AM
  17. buzzy3970's Avatar
    The tab S7 plus is a very nice device and definitely worth the money. Although I'm ready for the release of the S8 it's not due to me being bored of the S7 plus. I'm just a sucker for new gadgets lol...
    12-10-2021 02:31 AM
  18. Toes Up's Avatar
    I currently have the S21U so I'm just thinking it's probably better to wait until Feb and get the S22U. What's the cover screen like on the Fold 3? Is it too narrow for texting after being used to an Ultra or Note phone? I need a new tablet so I'm just wondering if it's better to get a regular size tablet like the discounted Tab S7 and then buying an S22U. Then I got a full size tablet plus also a phone with better camera.
    I really like my Fold3 but, frankly, I do have problems typing on the cover screen. Perhaps it's just me though.

    As to sand, in my experience even if I just drive by the beach I will get sand in everything I own. No problems yet though with this phone.
    12-10-2021 05:43 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think I'll order a tab S7 Plus for work. Amazon has it for $700 as well as Best Buy and will get the Galaxy Watch 4 classic along with a case comes out to around $1100 with taxes and a case and I'm still coming out way ahead instead of buying the Fold 3 for $1500 from Amazon and then the spen and then the case.

    Because the S22 Ultra will be out in a couple of months I already know I'll want that. If it doesn't have built in spen I "might" consider fold 3 if they discount it even more. I live in Southwest FL so sand is an issue. I notice my s22 ultra also collects a lot of dirt as well.
    Good combo ,
    12-10-2021 08:15 AM
  20. TMavC5's Avatar
    I currently have the S21 Ultra. Amazon has the unlocked US version for $1500 now which is a great price and you get it in a couple days.

    I'm tempted, BUT as we know the S22 ultra comes out in Feb which is soon and shoudl have the Spen silo build in and the large, boxy screen and will have better specs than the older Fold that's been out since late Aug.

    Should I wait and see what the S22 specs are and then see if there are better deals then? If I want a Z fold 3 I would think even better deals right before the S line launches in late Jan.

    I know the camera isn't nearly as good as the S21 Ultra.

    Flossy and Saki say keep the S21 Ultra if you already on it and wait to see what the S22 Ultra/Note offers.

    I know Samsung.com offers better trade in value BUT I think I want to keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and Amazon being 300 cheaper is a huge savings and easier to deal with if you have an issue like shipped broken device, etc. Much easier than dealing with Sammy customer support.
    I might jump ship if Telsa Pi releases their phone.
    12-10-2021 01:00 PM
  21. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Got the Tab S7 Plus and my Unicorn Beetle for it too! I must say this thing is AMAZING! Very quick for being the 6GB ram model and amazing display too. basically like having a supersized Note.

    I'll probably trade my Tab S3 in with my Watch towards a Watch 4 Classic 46mm. before Christmas. Or save it and put it towards the S22U.

    I'll consider the Z Fold 4 next year if it has dust resistance and a bigger front screen. I'm so use to the Note devices a small front screen won't cut it.
    12-11-2021 12:37 AM
  22. mlblack16's Avatar
    So the main question is would most be disappointed or happy switching from the S21U to the Fold?
    I switched from the S20 Ultra, which is essentially the same phone as the 21U, and I can say I'm happy with the Fold.

    It wasn't my 1st choice, because my original plan as I switched from Verizon to ATT was saving money, and I was actually just going to select the S21U with 512GB, but they couldn't get one and didn't know when they would get them back in stock, so I was kinda forced into getting the Fold.

    Once you get a good case (I'm using Spigen Slim Armor Pro) and get your outer and inner displays set up how you like them, you will likely find the phone quite practical. Popping open that huge internal display will definitely turn heads too.

    I'm the type who sits around watching YouTube and browsing a handful of websites every evening before bed. Using the big display is just amazing really. If you sit away from any direct lights, you'll find the crease disappears and you're using a small tablet with a crisp, 120Hz display.
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    12-12-2021 07:43 AM
  23. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Loving the Tab S7 Plus. I never had a Tab this big before. I will say writing notes on the jumbo sized screen is amazing. Going back to a Note phone or even the smaller fold would probably fee strange.

    Amazon tonight is starting to get them back in stock again. But then again that's a lot of cash to spend when the 22 Ultra will be out in 2 months and we all know its specs will blow the Fold 3 out of the water. I'm reading more reports the last few days on Reddit of the screens failing on the Fold 3.

    The main issue with that is Samsung customer service nightmare.

    When ordering from Amazon if the screen broke would Amazon take it back without arguing unlike Samsung if it's within the return period? My next phone I will probably just order from Amazon anyway since I'm giving my mother my s21 Ultra.

    I might give the Pixel 6 Pro a look if the S22U doesn't have built in spen.
    12-20-2021 12:25 AM
  24. mib1800's Avatar
    I currently have the S21 Ultra. Amazon has the unlocked US version for $1500 now which is a great price and you get it in a couple days.

    I'm tempted, BUT as we know the S22 ultra comes out in Feb which is soon and shoudl have the Spen silo build in and the large, boxy screen and will have better specs than the older Fold that's been out since late Aug.

    Should I wait and see what the S22 specs are and then see if there are better deals then? If I want a Z fold 3 I would think even better deals right before the S line launches in late Jan.

    I know the camera isn't nearly as good as the S21 Ultra.

    Flossy and Saki say keep the S21 Ultra if you already on it and wait to see what the S22 Ultra/Note offers.

    I know Samsung.com offers better trade in value BUT I think I want to keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and Amazon being 300 cheaper is a huge savings and easier to deal with if you have an issue like shipped broken device, etc. Much easier than dealing with Sammy customer support.
    Just ask yourself whether the big screen of fold gives you something that you want. If yes then buy the fold. Forget about minor factor like built-in pen slot. S22ultra will have a better zoom camera for sure. Maybe overall camera is better (but minor jump from say 92% to 96% satisfaction). Price is also not a factor. When s22 comes out, effective price maybe just $200 cheaper than fold 3. S22ultra battery life and CPU will be better but this only make a difference if you are an avid gamer.
    12-25-2021 08:21 PM
  25. kide#WN's Avatar
    I'm waiting for S22 Ultra. Currently have Z Fold 3. Traded Note 20U for it. I feel that I made a mistake. The Z Fold of course is a very nice phone, but I miss Note 20U. With too many reports about damaged internal screen (almost every day someone complains on Reddit), it is questionable if Z Fold 3 will last a long time.
    12-26-2021 07:33 AM
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