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iamcgs

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Im so tired to read all the comment about bad things about this phone , i mean i personally doesnt habe the perfect phone , i came with some problems too but then i realize u will NEVER find this phone good enough when you only looking for it mistakes . Dude u should be happy own this phone , since the others can only dream for it . No phone is perfect ? You think iphone is better ? Or any other brand ? Well please use the others , and im sure you will do the same , you will found that all phones have their own problem , probably to make the phone perfect for you , you just have to accept what it is and be happy with it . Or buy a new phone that you consider better , and lets see did u complain too or no .
imo phone will get better in updates
 

Hedrush

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As with everything else from phones to cars you'll only find people posting about the faults, you never get people posting about the good things. That's fine though.
 
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eleven.co

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Well, tbh there's no such thing as perfect in this universe. Everything has flaws, flaws that make it unique.
Considering a phone, i believe, mobile companies tend to provide us with best of their hardware, however they do still lack behind when it comes to software. It may be appealing but it always lack certain features, tweaks, mods.
That is where custom roms comes in place.
We have Resurrection Remix - tweaking at it's extreme.
We have Lineage OS - stability at it's extreme.
For me, my perfect phone would be the flagship phone with a custom rom. What else you want huh? Consider Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with Ressurection Remix, regardless of the fact that it has such a huge name XD.
 

blackhawk

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    I have bad delayed notification problems with my S21 Ultra.
    Try disabling -all- power management... destroyer of worlds🤣
    Developer options>standby apps, all buckets should show as active otherwise power management is active.
    Be careful what apps you limit background data to and -don't- allow background battery usage as well.
    It's most likely a settings misconfiguration... play with it.
     
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    babyboy3265

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    Well, tbh there's no such thing as perfect in this universe. Everything has flaws, flaws that make it unique.
    Considering a phone, i believe, mobile companies tend to provide us with best of their hardware, however they do still lack behind when it comes to software. It may be appealing but it always lack certain features, tweaks, mods.
    That is where custom roms comes in place.
    We have Resurrection Remix - tweaking at it's extreme.
    We have Lineage OS - stability at it's extreme.
    For me, my perfect phone would be the flagship phone with a custom rom. What else you want huh? Consider Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with Ressurection Remix, regardless of the fact that it has such a huge name XD.
    Where did you find ressurection and lineage for the s21? :O
     

    felloffthetruck

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    Try disabling -all- power management... destroyer of worlds🤣
    Developer options>standby apps, all buckets should show as active otherwise power management is active.
    Be careful what apps you limit background data to and -don't- allow background battery usage as well.
    It's most likely a settings misconfiguration... play with it.

    Thanks, I've already done of this with no positive results at all.
     
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    lywyn

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    I have the perfect smartphone!
    Does it have an SD card slot?
    Yes!
    Is it micro-SD format?
    Yes
    Does it support up to 1TB of SD memory?
    Yes!
    Does it support UFS 3.1?
    Yes!
    Is the SD slot on the bottom of the phone?
    Yes! ... ?
    Can the SD card be inserted face down?
    No...? Why?
    Doesn't sound perfect to me. My last phone before my last phone allowed you to insert the SD card upside down!

    It's not the phones or the manufacturers, it's us!
     

    marshygeek

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    Hi guys! I'm a new user of s21 Ultra. My last Android phone was LG G2.

    I am using the Snapdragon version. The stock camera, the image it produce has too much contrast and doesn't seem natural to me. I am a hobbyist photographer so I could say what is good or what. And it isn't for me.

    My version is up to date. All software update installed. Am i missing something here or it is what it is?
     

    blackhawk

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    Hi guys! I'm a new user of s21 Ultra. My last Android phone was LG G2.

    I am using the Snapdragon version. The stock camera, the image it produce has too much contrast and doesn't seem natural to me. I am a hobbyist photographer so I could say what is good or what. And it isn't for me.

    My version is up to date. All software update installed. Am i missing something here or it is what it is?
    Check your display settings>screen mode.
    Not sure what your options are but the "natural" setting produces truer rendering.
    The vivid mode looks way oversaturated.
    You may have more options in Developer options but probably not.
     

    marshygeek

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    Check your display settings>screen mode.
    Not sure what your options are but the "natural" setting produces truer rendering.
    The vivid mode looks way oversaturated.
    You may have more options in Developer options but probably not.
    Hello, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, i am only using the "Natural" option. There is just too much noise on the image even though there is enough light not to force the phone to use high ISO.
     

    blackhawk

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    Hello, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, i am only using the "Natural" option. There is just too much noise on the image even though there is enough light not to force the phone to use high ISO.
    Try resetting camera data and clearing system cache.
    Any case or cover that could be interfering?
    Otherwise it may be a firmware or hardware issue.
     

    nixnixnixnix4

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    SOLUTION TO DELAYED-NOTIFICATIONS:

    Enable USB debugging on the phone.
    You just unzip the file provided here in your PC: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/
    Navigate to it via terminal.
    Then, after you connect the phone to your PC, run:
    ./adb devices
    ./adb shell dumpsys deviceidle disable
    That'll fix it for sure.

    I simply cannot recommend Android to my normie friends and family.

    Let me restate this: It is not our job to fix Google's bugs.

    This is a US-centric view.

    If you can't tell: I am a bit aggravated right now.

    I could not get my GMail, GCal, and other notifications to come through properly on Pixel 5's Android 11 OR S21 Ultra's Android 11.

    This has apparently been an issue that many an Android user suffers through silently -- and, some don't even know that this is happening to them. I guess they're embarrassed to publicly state that their mobile OS is subpar.

    When you get an e-mail or if a calendar event reminder is coming up, and even if your phone's screen is OFF/locked: you should get an *instant* notification. No delay whatsoever.

    Well, if my screen was off/locked, I wouldn't get these notifications or it would take 10+ minutes to show. But, once I unlocked my phone: boom, notifications. And, sometimes even if my screen wasn't locked, there would be a serious delay or no notification.

    After spending loads of time trying to fix this problem, me and my friend finally stumbled upon a solution: ./adb shell dumpsys deviceidle disable

    A reboot eliminates this setting modification, by the way.

    Do not tell me that instant e-mail notifications are not necessary. Many of us work jobs that require them to be instant.

    No end user should ever have to go through this. iPhone users certainly don't go through this.

    If Google doesn't care about Android users, then, why should I, as an Android user, care about Android too? Just switch to iPhone, I guess.

    Google pays Apple $10bn+ every year and makes better software for iOS than it does for Android.

    Just look at the damn widgets that iOS users get.

    So, $10bn/year plus the cost of the software developed to cater to iOS users.

    This makes Google a simp cuck to Apple, nothing else.

    Would Apple ever return this favor? No.

    Therefore, Google management is a simp cucked by Apple, nothing more.

    We are fools to be using this OS.

    If Google is willing to subsidize my iOS software updates and experience to the tune of billions of dollars every single year -- then, why not just switch?

    Clearly, my experience has shown me that Android can be cheaper -- if I don't value my time.

    Statistic after statistic bears it out: iPhone users are wealthier.

    I am tired of being an Android luser -- why should I take on such abuse and neglect by the main author of my mobile OS?

    Before you start patronizing me: YES, I tried every other bloody trick in the book to fix this issue.

    No end user should ever have to go through this! No end user should have to run adb commands to enable basic functionality.

    There are some basic things that modern smartphones should just be able to do: instant notifications, 3rd party camera support, functioning RCS or some other form of E2EE messaging built-in, reliable local backups, a nationwide network of repair facilities, etc.

    Android fails on all of these.

    iPhone ordered. Glad to leave this Android ghetto behind.

    Hey Google, if you have some self-respect: then, instead of paying Apple $10bn an year and doing iOS development, how about you actually work on some basic Android functionality instead?
     
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    I simply cannot recommend Android to my normie friends and family.

    No end user should ever have to go through this! No end user should have to run adb commands to enable basic functionality.

    There are some basic things that modern smartphones should just be able to do: instant notifications, 3rd party camera support, functioning RCS or some other form of E2EE messaging built-in, reliable local backups, a nationwide network of repair facilities, etc.

    Android fails on all of these.

    iPhone ordered. Glad to leave this Android ghetto behind.
    Wish you all the best, and a happy life with your new iPhone. Life is short and there's no point putting up with what you hate.

    I can see you're really upset about a lot of stuff on Android. You do make some very valid points about what's broken in Android. And I guess any of those can trigger a person ebough to make them switch to iOS. But I think it also has something to do with the user's requirement and not the OS alone. If there was just one "best" OS, nobody would spend more than a thousand dollars on an alternative. It's good to have a choice, and in your case, I'm glad you've exercised that in favor of what you think with add more value to your life.

    I've had both iPhones and Android phones for years and both of them offer 90% of the same functions that you'd expect from a good smartphone. The remaining 10% is where you have to make a choice. There are many things to choose from: stability vs experimental features, customisation vs familiarity, update cycle, longevity, resale value, tinker-ability (I know that's not a word :p), app support (there are some apps that only support one or the other OS), and the list goes on.

    My childhood friend and me bought matching MacBook Pros when we jumped ship into the Apple ecosystem with an iPhone and an iPad. We were "sick" of android, and wanted a taste of the premium life that the fruit promised to offer. Five years on, he still uses all his Apple gadgets and has added a homepod, an apple watch and airpods to his growing apple inventory, whilst upgrading the the latest idevices every two years. Me on the other hand, went from MacOS to a bootcamped Windows installation after a year of purchase and don't even boot into MacOS unless I have to use Final Cut Pro. My workflow goes best with Windows, no matter how good MacOS may be. On the other hand, his doesn't - he's completely iin love with the Apple way, and that's fine.

    Same with iOS. I kept the iPhone for 2 years before trading it in for a OnePlus because I hated being told that there was a "correct" way of doing something and only that way was allowed. I couldn't live with an OS that denied me access to my device's filesystem! That, in my opinion is a basic requirement - but this may not be the case for everyone. I like a robust notification system and I've found the Android implementation head and shoulders above what Apple offers. I like third party app stores and the ability to sideload apps on my phone. I can't get that on iOS. And the best part - if I don't like something on Android, it's possible I can fix it with some workaround (like the one you posted). I agree with you that no end user should have to do that, but regardless, it can be done if you want to. No such possibility exists on the other side of the fence. So I chose to live with the shortcomings of Android as opposed to the shortcomings of iOS - simply becasuse the former were more acceptable to me than the latter, not because Android is better or worse that iOS. It just offers me what "I" want in a mobile operating system.

    It may be the opposite in the next person's case - someone who values the other side of the equation more, like yourself. That's why it's good to have a choice.

    But i sincerely believe that it's not so bad on the Android side of things. It is a very versatile and stable operating system offering a lot of flexibility and customisability on par with a full fleged desktop class operating system. In the end, it boils down to a blend of the OS and the user, not either one in isolation.

    I wish you the best with your new device. They are arguably beautiful pieces of technology. Have fun!

    Hope to see you back on XDA in the future.
     

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      Im so tired to read all the comment about bad things about this phone , i mean i personally doesnt habe the perfect phone , i came with some problems too but then i realize u will NEVER find this phone good enough when you only looking for it mistakes . Dude u should be happy own this phone , since the others can only dream for it . No phone is perfect ? You think iphone is better ? Or any other brand ? Well please use the others , and im sure you will do the same , you will found that all phones have their own problem , probably to make the phone perfect for you , you just have to accept what it is and be happy with it . Or buy a new phone that you consider better , and lets see did u complain too or no .
      imo phone will get better in updates
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      I simply cannot recommend Android to my normie friends and family.

      No end user should ever have to go through this! No end user should have to run adb commands to enable basic functionality.

      There are some basic things that modern smartphones should just be able to do: instant notifications, 3rd party camera support, functioning RCS or some other form of E2EE messaging built-in, reliable local backups, a nationwide network of repair facilities, etc.

      Android fails on all of these.

      iPhone ordered. Glad to leave this Android ghetto behind.
      Wish you all the best, and a happy life with your new iPhone. Life is short and there's no point putting up with what you hate.

      I can see you're really upset about a lot of stuff on Android. You do make some very valid points about what's broken in Android. And I guess any of those can trigger a person ebough to make them switch to iOS. But I think it also has something to do with the user's requirement and not the OS alone. If there was just one "best" OS, nobody would spend more than a thousand dollars on an alternative. It's good to have a choice, and in your case, I'm glad you've exercised that in favor of what you think with add more value to your life.

      I've had both iPhones and Android phones for years and both of them offer 90% of the same functions that you'd expect from a good smartphone. The remaining 10% is where you have to make a choice. There are many things to choose from: stability vs experimental features, customisation vs familiarity, update cycle, longevity, resale value, tinker-ability (I know that's not a word :p), app support (there are some apps that only support one or the other OS), and the list goes on.

      My childhood friend and me bought matching MacBook Pros when we jumped ship into the Apple ecosystem with an iPhone and an iPad. We were "sick" of android, and wanted a taste of the premium life that the fruit promised to offer. Five years on, he still uses all his Apple gadgets and has added a homepod, an apple watch and airpods to his growing apple inventory, whilst upgrading the the latest idevices every two years. Me on the other hand, went from MacOS to a bootcamped Windows installation after a year of purchase and don't even boot into MacOS unless I have to use Final Cut Pro. My workflow goes best with Windows, no matter how good MacOS may be. On the other hand, his doesn't - he's completely iin love with the Apple way, and that's fine.

      Same with iOS. I kept the iPhone for 2 years before trading it in for a OnePlus because I hated being told that there was a "correct" way of doing something and only that way was allowed. I couldn't live with an OS that denied me access to my device's filesystem! That, in my opinion is a basic requirement - but this may not be the case for everyone. I like a robust notification system and I've found the Android implementation head and shoulders above what Apple offers. I like third party app stores and the ability to sideload apps on my phone. I can't get that on iOS. And the best part - if I don't like something on Android, it's possible I can fix it with some workaround (like the one you posted). I agree with you that no end user should have to do that, but regardless, it can be done if you want to. No such possibility exists on the other side of the fence. So I chose to live with the shortcomings of Android as opposed to the shortcomings of iOS - simply becasuse the former were more acceptable to me than the latter, not because Android is better or worse that iOS. It just offers me what "I" want in a mobile operating system.

      It may be the opposite in the next person's case - someone who values the other side of the equation more, like yourself. That's why it's good to have a choice.

      But i sincerely believe that it's not so bad on the Android side of things. It is a very versatile and stable operating system offering a lot of flexibility and customisability on par with a full fleged desktop class operating system. In the end, it boils down to a blend of the OS and the user, not either one in isolation.

      I wish you the best with your new device. They are arguably beautiful pieces of technology. Have fun!

      Hope to see you back on XDA in the future.
      3
      I have the perfect smartphone!
      Does it have an SD card slot?
      Yes!
      Is it micro-SD format?
      Yes
      Does it support up to 1TB of SD memory?
      Yes!
      Does it support UFS 3.1?
      Yes!
      Is the SD slot on the bottom of the phone?
      Yes! ... ?
      Can the SD card be inserted face down?
      No...? Why?
      Doesn't sound perfect to me. My last phone before my last phone allowed you to insert the SD card upside down!

      It's not the phones or the manufacturers, it's us!
      2
      SOLUTION TO DELAYED-NOTIFICATIONS:

      Enable USB debugging on the phone.
      You just unzip the file provided here in your PC: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/
      Navigate to it via terminal.
      Then, after you connect the phone to your PC, run:
      ./adb devices
      ./adb shell dumpsys deviceidle disable
      That'll fix it for sure.

      I simply cannot recommend Android to my normie friends and family.

      Let me restate this: It is not our job to fix Google's bugs.

      This is a US-centric view.

      If you can't tell: I am a bit aggravated right now.

      I could not get my GMail, GCal, and other notifications to come through properly on Pixel 5's Android 11 OR S21 Ultra's Android 11.

      This has apparently been an issue that many an Android user suffers through silently -- and, some don't even know that this is happening to them. I guess they're embarrassed to publicly state that their mobile OS is subpar.

      When you get an e-mail or if a calendar event reminder is coming up, and even if your phone's screen is OFF/locked: you should get an *instant* notification. No delay whatsoever.

      Well, if my screen was off/locked, I wouldn't get these notifications or it would take 10+ minutes to show. But, once I unlocked my phone: boom, notifications. And, sometimes even if my screen wasn't locked, there would be a serious delay or no notification.

      After spending loads of time trying to fix this problem, me and my friend finally stumbled upon a solution: ./adb shell dumpsys deviceidle disable

      A reboot eliminates this setting modification, by the way.

      Do not tell me that instant e-mail notifications are not necessary. Many of us work jobs that require them to be instant.

      No end user should ever have to go through this. iPhone users certainly don't go through this.

      If Google doesn't care about Android users, then, why should I, as an Android user, care about Android too? Just switch to iPhone, I guess.

      Google pays Apple $10bn+ every year and makes better software for iOS than it does for Android.

      Just look at the damn widgets that iOS users get.

      So, $10bn/year plus the cost of the software developed to cater to iOS users.

      This makes Google a simp cuck to Apple, nothing else.

      Would Apple ever return this favor? No.

      Therefore, Google management is a simp cucked by Apple, nothing more.

      We are fools to be using this OS.

      If Google is willing to subsidize my iOS software updates and experience to the tune of billions of dollars every single year -- then, why not just switch?

      Clearly, my experience has shown me that Android can be cheaper -- if I don't value my time.

      Statistic after statistic bears it out: iPhone users are wealthier.

      I am tired of being an Android luser -- why should I take on such abuse and neglect by the main author of my mobile OS?

      Before you start patronizing me: YES, I tried every other bloody trick in the book to fix this issue.

      No end user should ever have to go through this! No end user should have to run adb commands to enable basic functionality.

      There are some basic things that modern smartphones should just be able to do: instant notifications, 3rd party camera support, functioning RCS or some other form of E2EE messaging built-in, reliable local backups, a nationwide network of repair facilities, etc.

      Android fails on all of these.

      iPhone ordered. Glad to leave this Android ghetto behind.

      Hey Google, if you have some self-respect: then, instead of paying Apple $10bn an year and doing iOS development, how about you actually work on some basic Android functionality instead?
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      Get better with updates?
      You're in for some surprises.
      Like a bad gf updates just keep giving🤣
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