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**** The Official Samsung Galaxy S21 Family Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by n30_mkii, 17 Nov 2020.

  1. adriancal

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 445

    Location: epsom

    Would anyone have any recommendations for a case for the S21 Ultra that offers good grip?
    I'm currently using the Spigen rugged armour but most of the back of the case is completely smooth
    making the large phone difficult to hold. Even in my large hands.

    I'm also finding Google Pay to be a lot more unreliable on the S21 Ultra compared to my previous handsets.
    P-30 Pro and various One Plus phones. Has anyone else had issues with G pay?
     
  2. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,904

    Location: Rutland

    I'm using the Spigen Liquid Air and is has a textured back that is pretty grippy.
     
  3. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,895

    Location: Herefordshire

    I use that very same case I love it. Have you perhaps looked into getting a popsock to go on the back of the phone or a case with one on?
     
  4. adriancal

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 445

    Location: epsom

    Thanks for the suggestion, I keep the phone in my jeans some of the time so want to keep the phones profile slim.
     
  5. tsobo

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2015

    Posts: 280

    Anyone using the s21 ultra and used both the 512gb with 16gb ram and 128/256GB with 12gb ram. Wondering if there is any performance boost between the 2?
     
  6. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,904

    Location: Rutland

    Highly unlikely.
     
  7. adriancal

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 445

    Location: epsom

    Any Sheikhs or Premiership footballers following this thread?
     
  8. BowdonUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 5,735

    I'm trying to decide if I should buy the S21 Ultra or the S21+

    Is the Ultra worth paying that bit extra for?
     
  9. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,895

    Location: Herefordshire

    It greatly depends if you close apps or not, not to mention there are a few features where you can keep them into ram or something. i remember seeing some videos about it.
    Its a bit like computers, do people notice the diff between 8/16/32gb ram.
     
  10. nam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,403

    Location: London

    depends on your needs , what do you currently have ?

     
  11. BowdonUK

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,735

    I currently have an S4. So I'm in a lot of need :)
     
  12. nam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,403

    Location: London

    do you have a budget in mind as prices vary and deals on the various S21 models


     
  13. BowdonUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 5,735

    Money isn't a problem. The reason I questioned why I might not need an S21 Ultra is because i heard its a massive sized phone. So I thought maybe its too big.

    So I'm trying to weigh up the benefits of having the S21 Ultra vs its size. Do you have the Ultra? Is it oversized or just right?
     
  14. nam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,403

    Location: London

    I recently did the amazon trade-in from S9+ to S21+ and it is perfect replacement for me the extra weight and cost for the ultra was not for worth it for me.


     
  15. hardkore

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,937

    Location: Norfolk

    Just ordered a phantom titanium 256gb S21 ultra but time for delivery is between 2-4 weeks via Samsung direct?!?
     
  16. Terminator2k21

    Associate

    Joined: 5 Apr 2021

    Posts: 5

    The samsung exclusive colours take longer than the standard ones due to sourcing from another country.
     
  17. hardkore

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,937

    Location: Norfolk

    Teaches me for being Mr fancy pants. I'm putting a case on it aswell...
     
  18. Hellsmk2

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,457

    Had my s21+ for a month now... Its my first foray into Samsung handsets. I'm thoroughly underwhelmed by it compared to my 3 year old p20 pro.

    I can't think of a single thing it does better than that handset.

    - USB-C headphone jack I have isn't supported.
    - Phone came full of bloatware. (now removed)
    - Charging is archaic compared to Huawei. So. Damn. Slow.
    - Camera is just poor.
    - Compass doesn't align properly

    I wish I'd have gone with the p40 and just worked around the lack of Google services. I've found that I am still using the p20 more than the s21, especially as that handset will let me use my USB C dongle.

    Battery wise, the p20 hammers the s21+, and I never bothered to remove the bloat on that handset.

    First and last Samsung handset for me. It's not a bad phone, but to offer nothing tangeable over a three year old handset is really really poor.
     
  19. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,992

    Randomly despite receiving my Samsung rewards stuff about a month ago, I've just got another dispatch email from them.... Wonder if that's a mistake or I'm getting another set of headphones??

    Anyone else got another dispatch email having already received theirs?
     
  20. kona786

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Jun 2007

    Posts: 18,442

    Location: Downtown

    I vaguely remember that I did. Nothing came of it though sadly.


    Edit. I remember now and it was from a different retailer. So ignore!
     
    Last edited: 8 Apr 2021