Be careful not to break the mic on your Galaxy S21 when inserting a SIM

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mzsquared

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" Samsung has relocated the SIM card tray with the Galaxy S21 series and this component can now be found at the bottom edge, right next to the microphone. As usual, the SIM tray can be ejected by inserting a SIM ejector tool into a tiny round hole, and it so happens that this orifice is millimeters away from the microphone, with both having roughly the same diameter. "

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Whew. I thought that this was way more of a problem than it actually is. I was thinking that you have to be very careful when inserting the SIM tray back into your phone! But after reading this, no no, you just have to put the SIM tray removal pin into the SIM tray hole instead of ramming it through your phone's microphone lol. No problems at all, thankfully.

So I suppose that all of the people breaking their microphones aren't even looking at the bright labels that say exactly where to NOT place your SIM tray removal pin, haha.
 
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Whew. I thought that this was way more of a problem than it actually is. I was thinking that you have to be very careful when inserting the SIM tray back into your phone! But after reading this, no no, you just have to put the SIM tray removal pin into the SIM tray hole instead of ramming it through your phone's microphone lol. No problems at all, thankfully.

So I suppose that all of the people breaking their microphones aren't even looking at the bright labels that say exactly where to NOT place your SIM tray removal pin, haha.

So Samsung now is putting on bright labels?
Bah-ha-ha-ha... so there -is- a problem🤣

I suspect the labels only exasperates the direness of the situation like someone telling you "I told you so!"
Males with their refined tactile senses rarely use visual cues to find holes anyway.
Maybe Samsung should add a "wrong hole!" audio warning too🤣🤣🤣
 

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So Samsung now is putting on bright labels?
Bah-ha-ha-ha... so there -is- a problem🤣
I believe that those labels have been there the whole time (found pics of the phone that were uploaded 5-6 days ago with those labels attached)... But I suppose that they're more visible on the phantom black version of the phone as the labels are all bright white. But either way, I don't really see this as a problem. I mean, the microphone hole isn't even touching or located on the SIM card tray, lol. So if someone ends up ignoring the labels and shoves they're SIM tray removal pin into the microphone hole, then they kinda deserve a broken mic, haha.
 
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I believe that those labels have been there the whole time (found pics of the phone that were uploaded 5-6 days ago with those labels attached)... But I suppose that they're more visible on the phantom black version of the phone as the labels are all bright white. But either way, I don't really see this as a problem. I mean, the microphone hole isn't even touching or located on the SIM card tray, lol. So if someone ends up ignoring the labels and shoves they're SIM tray removal pin into the microphone hole, then they kinda deserve a broken mic, haha.

On my 10+ there were no labels straight out of the factory sealed box. I actually had two new units because of problems with the first one.
I almost made that mistake but noticed my aim was off.
Samsung really put it in harm's way as with no case you're likely to put the phone on a flat surface. Depending on the angle and lighting unless you're specifically looking for that hole you could mess up.
The devil is in the details...
Just imagine, a whole cottage industry based on replacing damage Samsung mics🤣
 

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On my 10+ there were no labels straight out of the factory sealed box. I actually had two new units because of problems with the first one.
I almost made that mistake but noticed my aim was off.
Samsung really put it in harm's way as with no case you're likely to put the phone on a flat surface. Depending on the angle and lighting unless you're specifically looking for that hole you could mess up.
The devil is in the details...
Just imagine, a whole cottage industry based on replacing damage Samsung mics🤣
I guess. But I suppose what I'm trying to say is the fact that people who are messing this up are basically in a very, very similar situation to people who break their toaster ovens due to putting glasses of milk in there to only heat up the liquid. In other words, if you don't know how to do something, read the instructions first and there won't be a problem. And luckily enough, on the S21U specifically, the instructions are literally plastered right on the device lol.

So for me, a similar problem to this one would be me cooking chicken in a new oven at 500°F for 45 minutes and then complaining about the oven company for selling a broken, food-burning product (when in reality, the problem was just due to my personal lack of knowledge and refusal to do any research - which would literally just take one, simple Google search =P ).
 
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I received my S21 ultra today, and I am afraid to say I am on of those people who insert pin in wrong hole. Now my question did I just broke the mic or it oky. I tried pretty hard lol.
 

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No, like in all previous samsung phones, engineers have foreseen this issue and prevented this.
 
There's an engineered design and they have thought of All of the pop tart covered sticky finger kiddos swapping out daily drivers yall.. design features an offset channel and a complete cell-style reverb channel that would take some serious skill and the floppiest, limped out, no viagra style noodle Sim tool that's too depressing to ever exist anyway...

Get a grip, don't make me find and SS the "post durability test" teardown vid where #Jerryrigeverything mentions the "thoughtful and clever" subtleties of the classy way we overlook this type of small eng feats Samsung puts out for us. If u guys ever fell aware of the cooling sectionals insanly engineered thermal efficiency youd die of lawsuit daydreams or sumn idfk

but seriously now all jokes aside those willing to carry this behavior as an acceptable mic issue venture just to waste time!! Big middle to ya, and then last for those misinformed enough to believe this narg or act like they do shame on you...

Samsung deserves betta,, all jokes aside, bc yeah, whew.. stomach hurtin...

It's obviously a little more hilarious than humanly possible Samsung would let this **** happen, this we know... Can we engineer different style jokes maybe some that include a format of a strictly standardized amount of intellectual content, and an age consent barrier.

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    The mic is not going to break, do you really think they didn't think of that?
    The mic is not in the way of the actual hole..

    After 4:50 here you see how flat the mic actually is.
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    I did put it in the wrong hole lol...
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    " Samsung has relocated the SIM card tray with the Galaxy S21 series and this component can now be found at the bottom edge, right next to the microphone. As usual, the SIM tray can be ejected by inserting a SIM ejector tool into a tiny round hole, and it so happens that this orifice is millimeters away from the microphone, with both having roughly the same diameter. "

    ...open the link above for more.
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    Whew. I thought that this was way more of a problem than it actually is. I was thinking that you have to be very careful when inserting the SIM tray back into your phone! But after reading this, no no, you just have to put the SIM tray removal pin into the SIM tray hole instead of ramming it through your phone's microphone lol. No problems at all, thankfully.

    So I suppose that all of the people breaking their microphones aren't even looking at the bright labels that say exactly where to NOT place your SIM tray removal pin, haha.

    So Samsung now is putting on bright labels?
    Bah-ha-ha-ha... so there -is- a problem🤣

    I suspect the labels only exasperates the direness of the situation like someone telling you "I told you so!"
    Males with their refined tactile senses rarely use visual cues to find holes anyway.
    Maybe Samsung should add a "wrong hole!" audio warning too🤣🤣🤣
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    Whew. I thought that this was way more of a problem than it actually is. I was thinking that you have to be very careful when inserting the SIM tray back into your phone! But after reading this, no no, you just have to put the SIM tray removal pin into the SIM tray hole instead of ramming it through your phone's microphone lol. No problems at all, thankfully.

    So I suppose that all of the people breaking their microphones aren't even looking at the bright labels that say exactly where to NOT place your SIM tray removal pin, haha.