General [INDIA] Galaxy S21 Ultra news, pre-order, offers etc. discussion thread.

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Virgo_Guy

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You are mixing 2 things .


The watch offer was valid for activations between 4th and 31st march .
Now its not there . Only cashbacks /exchange benefits as of now .


I activated my s21 ultra on 30th march

So I am eligible for the offer.

But only those people can redeem the watch offer at Rs990 , who activated between 4th and 17th march .

Those who activated between 18th and 31st march , still cannot redeem that offer .

Its supposed to be live today for them .
So what have you found me "mixing" 😀?

My query is currently it's alive for current purchases or not! considering Samsung website does show the watch offer at present but with the requirement of "old date of activation"(meaning currently this offer isn't available) if the S21 series is purchased now . It confuses further since amazon, flipkart do show up the offers as well, but with 1st April to 30th April purchase requirement(so it's applicable) .

So for current purchases, offer is applicable or not!
 

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So what have you found me "mixing" 😀?

My query is currently it's alive for current purchases or not! considering Samsung website does show the watch offer at present but with the requirement of "old date of activation"(meaning currently this offer isn't available) if the S21 series is purchased now . It confuses further since amazon, flipkart do show up the offers as well, but with 1st April to 30th April purchase requirement(so it's applicable) .

So for current purchases, offer is applicable or not!
If the redemption of the april batch starts from april 15, then the redemption for people till 31st May should be finished before that right?
 

aj7400

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So what have you found me "mixing" 😀?

My query is currently it's alive for current purchases or not! considering Samsung website does show the watch offer at present but with the requirement of "old date of activation"(meaning currently this offer isn't available) if the S21 series is purchased now . It confuses further since amazon, flipkart do show up the offers as well, but with 1st April to 30th April purchase requirement(so it's applicable) .

So for current purchases, offer is applicable or not!
It seems that the offer is again live for online purchases at the moment .
If you purchase now , u might be able to redeem that next month



But as we puchased in march , we are waiting for the redemption right now
 
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Does anyone else's S21 Ultra charge slow? Mine's taking around 2hrs15min to full charge from 1% using the 25W brick.
Charging while the phone's off is a lot quicker. Takes around 1.5hrs to full charge from Zero.
 
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Virgo_Guy

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Does anyone else's S21 Ultra charge slow? Mine's taking around 2hrs15min to full charge from 1% using the 25W brick.
Charging while the phone's off is a lot quicker. Takes around 1.5hrs to full charge from Zero.
Depending upon where you live and if ambient temperature is high there(it's April 😀), the phone will charge slowly. As far as I'm aware, it's a measure to prevent overheating. If you turn on the AC to get the room temperature down to say 26/27 degrees, the phone will be charged a lot faster with the same adapter.

Also, when phone is turned OFF, it'll get charged faster than while it's ON which is normal.
 
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Depending upon where you live and if ambient temperature is high there(it's April 😀), the phone will charge slowly. As far as I'm aware, it's a measure to prevent overheating. If you turn on the AC to get the room temperature down to say 26/27 degrees, the phone will be charged a lot faster with the same adapter.

Also, when phone is turned OFF, it'll get charged faster than while it's ON which is normal.
Thanks, didn't know about the ambient room temperature stuff. By the way, how about charging the phone overnight with fast and Superfast Charging turned off? I usually have to charge early in the morning or late at night before sleeping.
 

Virgo_Guy

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... By the way, how about charging the phone overnight with fast and Superfast Charging turned off? I usually have to charge early in the morning or late at night before sleeping.
There's so much of never ending discussion of why one should charge slowly, shouldn't turn on fast/super fast charging for an overnight charge, 20 to 80% "ideal charge" etc. in various forums . While these are correct if we go by physics/chemistry, I also believe that batteries are "smartly" charged, never "entirely charged" even at 100%,.. and what not...!
I prefer convenience, so I for one would be totally fine even if the battery health is degraded some 3% more at the end of a year of usage due to my bad charging habits(1 to 100%, always super fast charging, charging whenever I want etc.) than how it would degrade with a slow/super slow charge that too with "precautions" throughout the year..
 
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aj7400

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Does anyone else's S21 Ultra charge slow? Mine's taking around 2hrs15min to full charge from 1% using the 25W brick.
Charging while the phone's off is a lot quicker. Takes around 1.5hrs to full charge from Zero.
Depends on the ambient temperature , and also if u are using the phone with charging

While using and charging it mostly charges at 8-9 watts .

And if temperature is below 37 it will charge at 25w .

Btw you need 25 w pd charger with typr c to type c for 25w charging .

Else it will charge at slower speeds
 

srikanthuk

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Finally got the S21 ultra. Got it for 85k. Happy with the phone overall. The shopkeeper claimed i am eligible for the smartwatch but it doesnt show on the samsung store app yet. He said to try around end of April.

Had a query on the camera. At night when i try to shoot a photo, LED light sources have a purple tinge and lense flare effect. Is that normal?
 

aj7400

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Finally got the S21 ultra. Got it for 85k. Happy with the phone overall. The shopkeeper claimed i am eligible for the smartwatch but it doesnt show on the samsung store app yet. He said to try around end of April.

Had a query on the camera. At night when i try to shoot a photo, LED light sources have a purple tinge and lense flare effect. Is that normal?
Some users have reported that issue ,
I have myself not tried it .

Wait for samsung , another patch will be just around the corner .
Expect it to arrive mid april
 
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Finally got the S21 ultra. Got it for 85k. Happy with the phone overall. The shopkeeper claimed i am eligible for the smartwatch but it doesnt show on the samsung store app yet. He said to try around end of April.

Had a query on the camera. At night when i try to shoot a photo, LED light sources have a purple tinge and lense flare effect. Is that normal?
Is that 85k inclusive of exchange value of old phone or without exchange?
 

aj7400

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May 25, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Finally got the S21 ultra. Got it for 85k. Happy with the phone overall. The shopkeeper claimed i am eligible for the smartwatch but it doesnt show on the samsung store app yet. He said to try around end of April.

Had a query on the camera. At night when i try to shoot a photo, LED light sources have a purple tinge and lense flare effect. Is that normal?
Can you Please explain the whole offer ?
 
Just now I checked for watch offer. It says not eligible for prebook offer. Earlier it was showing eligible.
Can anyone please confirm?
I spoke to my local samsung guy. He's generally reliable. He said that next batch of Watch Active 2 redemption will begin today evening at 6:30 pm for users who have activated their new S21 series phone on or before 25th March 2021. Right now, the cut-off is 17th March. People like me (who activated their phones after 25th) may have to wait a further 1-2 weeks before the offer goes live for them.

Apparently the delay is because of short supply of the watch active 2 (2019 product, not in active manufacturing because next Watch Active is in development).

This is one of the reasons why they have re-introduced galaxy buds choice along with watch choice from April (there was no choice when i bought it in March, just the watch offer), to reduce demand for the watch active 2, which is mostly being re-sold in the grey market after redemption, to offset cost of device by around Rs 11k-12k instead of being used.

At least this is what my source claims...
 
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I spoke to my local samsung guy. He's generally reliable. He said that next batch of Watch Active 2 redemption will begin today evening at 6:30 pm for users who have activated their new S21 series phone on or before 25th March 2021. Right now, the cut-off is 17th March. People like me (who activated their phones after 25th) may have to wait a further 1-2 weeks before the offer goes live for them.

Apparently the delay is because of short supply of the watch active 2 (2019 product, not in active manufacturing because next Watch Active is in development).

This is one of the reasons why they have re-introduced galaxy buds choice along with watch choice from April (there was no choice when i bought it in March, just the watch offer), to reduce demand for the watch active 2, which is mostly being re-sold in the grey market after redemption, to offset cost of device by around Rs 11k-12k instead of being used.

At least this is what my source claims...
I also sold mine for 14k as I bought a watch active in September last year stupidly! And trust me... The watch is crap and doesn't have any apps compared to watch os!
 

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