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Solid phone, but lots of little things that add up to a lackluster offering overall
HockeyDood has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've owned a lot of phones over the years, but this may be the most lackluster phone that Samsung has released yet. Or at least is the worst of the 6 Samsung phones I've owned.
Autocorrect doesn't work as expected. Often correcting correctly spelled words to an incorrect spelling, or changing a correctly used word to one that doesn't work, such as in vs on. Duplicate punctuation has been a mainstay since I got the device on launch day. And occasionally autocorrect will change a word that's been spelled correct to duplicate the preceding word. Such as "And occasionally autocorrect autocorrect change a word...." Makes no sense.
The battery life I've seen has been substandard imho. With the refresh rate forced to 60fps, and the resolution turned down to 2400x1080 (middle of the 3 choices), I struggle to see a day and a half of usage even with 5-6 hours of screen on time and 40-50% brightness. I hate to say it, but my iPhone 11 Pro Max routinely saw 2 full days of battery life with the same usage and brightness.
Additionally, I've had A LOT of issues with data throughput. Even with 5G showing as available, sub 10mbps speeds. I'm not sure if that's solely an issue with T-Mobile or with the device itself, but having used the phone in areas I've had other devices before it would seem to indicate the device is the culprit of this issue.
Overall, it's a very good phone with a lot of really great features. Some being absolute best in class (camera, obviously). But for near $1400 (I...
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John.Wick has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The only thing that could have been improved is the charging speeds. Even though 25W is speedy, Samsung should do atleast 50-65W.
That being said, this phone is the best smartphone in every single category.
11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Report
The Best Smartphone todate
wickedwilly has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Quite simply the best Smartphone I have used. It is great in all areas, class-leading in many. The combination of a class-leading display, superb specs that deliver and top-notch software optimised for a big screen yet lasts longer than most phones in medium to heavy use, make a joy to use and the most versatile phone on the market.
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Good but not worth the price tag.
TonyTostones has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Been using this Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for 6 months and hace found its to be a good handset but just not worth the price tag. The phone is too large to use singlehandedly. I chose the Ultra over the plus for the upgraded camera. Six months in the camera has been somewhat disappointing. There's a S21+ in our household and the photos between them are not very different. The telephoto lenses on the ultra are a cool addition theoretically, but in use the super zoom is pretty unusable and grainy.
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Not entirely impressed
-Gavin has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Not owning a Samsung phone in the past, but seeing a friend's s-seris phone, I was impressed at the time with the phone overall, so when I went to get a new phone I had thought the Samsung phone would be a good choice.
I've owned 3 smart phones a $80 Walmart type phone, the Pixel 2, and this phone.
Out of all the phones I've owned, this phone is 2nd place, the frames strength is crap, they decided to ditch the sd card, the camera is disappointing, and it doesn't even come with a charger block depite the huge price.
Samsung's camera software is disappointing, if the software was better I'm sure these cameras would take better pictures, the zoom is cool, but for quick focusing, and just regular use I have a lot of pictures come out worse than on my pixel 2.
I dont understand why both speakers couldn't be in the front, and in screen finger print readers I prefer them on the back it's just more comfortable.
Im not entirely impressed with this phone, if you're thinking of getting one I recommend looking into it a bit before doing so to be sure you'll like it.
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SmartPhone of the year
ParhamAz has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
It's the best phone in the market for me, the only thing it needed was sd-card / 3.5mm jack support. Compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is much more expensive in my region, it's the best option. Like how can you accept 60hz display, 12MP main camera with only 2.5x optical zoom, no macro shots and 6gb of RAM for a 2020/21 flagship? It doesn't even have USB-C port. Hopefully they fix these in the future. I think they're bringing 120hz for the Pro/Pro Max models, but iPhone 13 would have 60hz only :| The only thing I appreciate on iPhones, is how social media apps (especially Instagram) have been optimized on them and the fact Apple gave them the luxury status look even if they don't make the best phones
Also compared to Xiaomi mi11 ultra which has similar specs... I can't even buy or find one in a fair price in my country.
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