Awesome little things you found so far on S21 series?

Rose4uKY

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What did you guys find so far?

I like the new backgrounds caller ID and dark mode seems a bit better then before.

I can't wait to see the background caller ID but I don't get calls often. I'll probably call my cell from my landline just to try it out. Lol
 
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Samsung TV plus app, lots of free channels. Not for me but app looks good with lots of free content

Google feed option on the left of the home screen is the biggest addition for me. Absolutely love my Google feed and used to switch to Nova on Samsung phones on order to get Google feed. But with One UI launcher giving this option it feels nice to stick to phone's original launcher with Google feed.

And as others have mentioned, best fingerprint till date on recent Samsung phones. This one is very fast and accurate compared to the previous gen phones.
 
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Samsung TV plus app, lots of free channels. Not for me but app looks good with lots of free content

Google feed option on the left of the home screen is the biggest addition for me. Absolutely love my Google feed and used to switch to Nova on Samsung phones on order to get Google feed. But with One UI launcher giving this option it feels nice to stick to phone's original launcher with Google feed.

And as others have mentioned, best fingerprint till date on recent Samsung phones. This one is very fast and accurate compared to the previous gen phones.
Samsung TV plus is available on other models though. I have no use for it either.
 

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The screen experience is truly amazing.

My Pixel 4 XL screen now feels a little cramp somehow.

The brightness and eye-shield settings are just so much better on the S21+ too. More nuance control and more extreme dark and bright levels.

Just a truly quality panel. Everything looks vibrant and nice.
 

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Did any of you guys have the long Google bar widget on your phones?

If you press the empty space it takes you to search but if you hit the G logo it takes you to the google feed.

I used that and loved that better.
 

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Did any of you guys have the long Google bar widget on your phones?

If you press the empty space it takes you to search but if you hit the G logo it takes you to the google feed.

I used that and loved that better.

I have the long google bar as a widget well I made it smaller but I use it. Mine says Google with the mic on the other side. I want the phone already! :)
 

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Did any of you guys have the long Google bar widget on your phones?

If you press the empty space it takes you to search but if you hit the G logo it takes you to the google feed.

I used that and loved that better.
Yeah that's how it works on the S21, it's the standard Google search bar widget and pressing the G icon takes to Google feed (moot point now anyway since we can have Google feed on the left of the screen) and clicking on the empty space takes to search screen.
 

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Yeah that's how it works on the S21, it's the standard Google search bar widget and pressing the G icon takes to Google feed (moot point now anyway since we can have Google feed on the left of the screen) and clicking on the empty space takes to search screen.

I think the widget is better. More options and the feed together. But the left google feed looks a bit more clean and polished.
 

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You can add caption to anything.

To turn it on you volume up with the rocker, press the 3 dots, then press the icon on the top left. It processes caption on real time, even videos I recorded.

Pretty cool!
 

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I love the one-hand mode and how you can simply swipe down on the gesture area to initiate it. It's so easy to use and useful.

It's little extra features like these that make me enjoy One UI. This is the sort of stuff that makes stock Android feel too barbones.