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  1. Dpk1

    Post General [INDIA] Galaxy S23 Ultra pre-order, offers etc. discussion thread.

    The customized chip for galaxy might also facilitate the much needed optimization of camera processing algorithms on the latest galaxy!
  2. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    My thoughts too. Looking forward to the new camera! BTW - I have two S22 ultra phones (mine and wife's). The one purchased later (September 22) has better camera lens sharpness/uniformity compared to the one bought at the time of release. It is apparent in 108 mp mode in landscape pictures...
  3. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Same here. Pre-reserved. I have no complaints with my s22 ultra though. Just got 2 new cases for it and it is back to being new as on day 1!
  4. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Camera processing has improved post the one ui 5 update (BVJA). Very similar to previous S21 ultra camera, better in some instances, especially in 108 mp mode. Camera improvements are noted across all cameras. 😊
  5. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    In my knowledge of Samsung One UI 4.1 home launcher, 1. No 2. No Do correct me, if I'm wrong.
  6. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Really liking the new Spigen air skin case (black) for S22 ultra! This case is not meant for any drop protection but for day to day scratch protection. It is really a slim case (as advertised) weighing 18g! Also have the Ringke fusion (Smoke black), Spigen thin fit, Samsung Silicone case besides...
  7. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Yes, NOT tempered glass. It's pretty smooth like original glass screen. The oleophobic coating is good, I guess. It should work with all official Samsung covers. I'm using the Silicone case without any issues.
  8. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    After using multiple screen protectors for S22 ultra, from gadgetshieldz, spigen and samsung, I am certain that the official one is the best among these. Easiest of all to install and very good in quality!
  9. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Happy to report that after the latest AVH9 update the camera processing has improved. Now the photos clicked indoors appear more pleasing with better processing of details on human subjects/faces. No more smearing noticed on pixel peeping. There is, of course some grain in lowlight photos, like...
  10. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    So, after 4 months of waiting for camera improvements through software updates, I am of opinion that Camera (mainly software processing) on the S22 ultra is subpar. Even S21 ultra and Note20 ultra appear to have better results especially when photographing people. This new samsung processing...
  11. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Agree 100% about Samsung service.
  12. Dpk1

    Post Question What's causing this(Samsung Wireless charger EP-P5400)?

    Today, it took 1hour and 27 minutes to charge from 27% to 100% with same charger and under same conditions. Device care version on my s22 ultra is 13.0.03.1
  13. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    So, today it charged from 53% to 100% in just 55 minutes. Phone wasn't used while charging and 4G data bluetooth were on like before. Charging was done at similar location of the same room as before. The difference was that I used Samsung 25W adapter to power the Wireless Charger (instead of hp...
  14. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    What charger adapter are you using with the Wireless Charger? I think it definitely charges faster with samsung 25W adapter. Will redo it with Samsung adapter and update my findings here.
  15. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    It took about 3 hours (183 minutes) to charge from 10-95%. Using an hp 65W adapter powering the Wireless Charger Duo. All this time phone was not being used but had 4G data and bluetooth on.
  16. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Will try. Will need to drain the battery first. At present battery is at 76% after charging to 85% this morning (7 am).
  17. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I thought so. Mine charges from 50% to 85% in 40 minutes using the new wireless charger duo. Of course, the 25W wired charger charges it from below 10% to 100% in about an hour, pretty quick and efficient as well. The former trumps in ease of use and convenience though!
  18. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Don't know about wired super fast charging but mine doesn't show super fast wireless charging either (as advertised) when charging with the new wireless charger duo (using samsung 25W adapter). It just shows fast wireless charging. P.S. I'm not sure if it should even display super fast wireless...
  19. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Does it bring the ECG and BP monitor in India?
  20. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    One thing for sure that has been rectified in camera post April update is the weird halo artifacts over walls with lights on. Overall the HDR works better than before. This is the improvement that I've noted in camera till now.
  21. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Yes, the screen protector is good for non S-pen use. If you can buy and apply the OEM one then go for it. Otherwise, gadgetshieldz/spigen are good to go for.
  22. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    BTW the gadgetshieldz and official silicone case combo is going well for me. One slight irritating downside to using the silicone case is that it is not easy to slip in or out of a tight/slim fit trouser pocket! P.S - The OEM plastic SG is superior to the gadgetshieldz film for S-Pen use! The...
  23. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Absolutely, I haven't missed any notifications in vibration mode till now in past 10 days of using this phone. Phone will be usually in my trouser pockets. I never had any issues perceiving vibrations from any previous phones either. But I didn't like the noisy motors some of them have (yes even...
  24. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I am really liking the new x-axis motor in the S22 ultra. Was never a fan of any kind of vibration feedback on my previous smartphones and used to keep it turned off. But this one is very quiet and refined 😊!
  25. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Yes, on 4G. I'm especially impressed with standby time (snapdragon definitely superior in this regard)!
  26. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Battery backup has been above average for me on the S22 ultra. It is definitely better than the S21 ultra (which my brother is using) and the MI 11 ultra (which I have for camera use).
  27. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Camera app seems unfinished! All pics have visible grain in auto mode. Daytime pics are worse than s21 ultra. Structural details are missing. Human subjects appear smeared in indoor lighting conditions. Except for the better night photos the s22 ultra appears to be worse in main camera quality...
  28. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Quality is like any other wet application film (example Spigen Neoflex). - It feels a bit sticky compared to TG and TPU/plastic ones but is significantly thinner. - A well done (properly aligned) wet application film is not even noticeable whilst providing pretty good scratch protection. -...
  29. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    It's easy for me (gadgetshieldz one). Will use a RO water mixed with trace of mild shampoo in a wide glass utensil to wet the SG and screen. Alignment is the key here. Done in 10-15 minutes for front and back film application. But it does take practice 😊.
  30. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Absolutely. But that feel in hand is awesome!
  31. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Finally got it - the 512 GB S22 ultra black and my GW4! Received it 3 days back from the smartcafe. Also received 2380 smarclub points. Paid INR 99400 (+ Defective old note 8). Using the official silicone case and gadgetshieldz screen protector with it. No issues so far 😊!
  32. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Maybe next time, I will order online too. Smartcafe guys and their offline network seem happy catering to "not top line specced" customer base! First time in a long time, not happy with Samsung offline shopping!
  33. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I recently got relocated to Tirupati from Coimbatore. Really enjoyed my 3 years there! Thanks buddy I do appreciate your effort but I want black. Somehow, I don't like Burgundy at all 😊!
  34. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I have to pay INR 97,400 (Includes 512GB S22 ultra + GW4 - 2000 prebook amount) after exchanging my worn out Note 8 (no accessories, broken s-pen, dents all over, yellow screen). Price breakup (INR) - Total amount: 119000 + 3000 = 122000 Note 8 exchange value: 10000 + 8000 (upgrade bonus)...
  35. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Even I didn't receive my 512 GB S22 ultra yet (pre-reserved on 11/02 and later pre-booked on 23/02). My smartcafe guy (Tirupati) says he too has 512 GB Burgundy in stock. But I want black. He says he'll get it by Sunday evening 🥵!
  36. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    My silicone case got shipped today.
  37. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    In my experience so far, it goes as follows - the smartcafe guy will check the phone (to be exchanged) physically, then ask you a few routine questions, then call someone over phone for best resale value. Few will take some pics of your phone and circulate them in their WhatsApp groups. Done!
  38. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Unlike the 256 GB version the online route customers might receive their 512 GB version earlier! All the epic unboxing bullc**p also seems to be directed towards 256 GB customers (majority, I guess). Might as well go online next time for the next top tier Galaxy smartphone! P.S. - Really don't...
  39. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I can confirm. Offline 512 GB s22 ultra not available yet whereas the 256 GB version is. My smartcafe guy says it will take 2 more days for 512 GB to arrive i.e by March 10 (probably).
  40. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    I've never seen such stark difference in camera video quality (especially stabilization) amongst the SD vs Exynos variants of samsung flagship till date!
  41. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    My wife's too! I'm a VR surgeon myself. You truly are multi-talented!
  42. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    You are right. If anything you might feel the S22 ultra more evenly balanced compared to the S21 ultra (or the Mi 11 ultra) which felt top heavy to me!
  43. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Checked the S22 ultra demo unit today. Holding a note smartphone after a long time felt reassuring! It felt bigger yet lighter than my Mi 11 ultra! Played a little with camera. Indoor (artificial light) photos in auto are still no match to the Mi 11 ultra but pro mode on the S22 ultra was much...
  44. Dpk1

    Post Question Confused about Xiaomi's strategy

    My thoughts exactly! It was just an experiment on my part to try out any other Android brand after about 11 years of using Samsung (and Sony) smartphones. Partly, because in my country there is no good alternative (android) to Samsung. So much for this experiment! However, the camera (esp...
  45. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    This one shows S22 ultra SD having better battery backup than S21 ultra exynos (and Note 20 ultra SD)
  46. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    All Samsung official cases are in stock at present. Anybody interested may order. I ordered a black silicone case (minimalist, soft touch and easy cleaning/sanitization) for my S22 ultra. Also ordered a wet application screen guard from gadgetshieldz (clear front and matte back).
  47. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Maybe you are correct in being sceptical. We might have to wait for the retail units to arrive.
  48. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    It sure is a matter of concern. But hey, the same article states the Exynos 2200 yield to be even worse (no specifics given). So, going with Exynos would also not have guaranteed a better binned chipset in the S22 series smartphones IMO. P.S. - Stories of poor chip yield by Samsung Foundry and...
  49. Dpk1

    Post Question [INDIA] Galaxy S22 Ultra news + discussion thread.

    Fraud can happen in any country. It is not country specific. I think why most European and American countries have a good return period 2-4 weeks) for consumer electronics (like a smartphone) is because of the strict consumer laws being implemented by the said countries which these companies...