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Galaxy S21 and One UI SUggestions

(Topic created on: 12-09-2021 10:59 AM)
Gino76ph
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Galaxy S21 Series

Dear Samsung,

Here I am again in my 100th post giving you my 1000th suggestion and feedback.

Your S21 lineup's sales have dwindled in the past 2 years mainly because of the competition offering better price-for-specs ratio and more intuitive UI. And they also listen to their customers. 

So here are my suggestions (here me out):

1. Full and unrestricted compatibility with third-party launchers especially when it comes to Android 11’s navigation and gestures. (Samsung is well documented and notoriously known to restrict some features w/ Android 11’s gestures and navigations)

2. A far better way to hide apps and then easily finding them later (MIUI/Poco launcher and Oxygen OS launchers does it better and in many ways also secure. Some third-party launchers has the ability but read #1 again please)

3. A phone launched 6 months ago SHOULD and MUST have a lower price by now and by at least £200 off to counter the competition. The trade-in inclusive devices and values have seemingly slightly improved since last year but it could be better by including Xiaomi devices. 

4. A cleaner, more stock-looking One UI. The icons shapes and icons themselves look "childish" and outdated. UPDATE for more personalization by allowing the ability to install third-party icon packs, changing icon sizes, shapes, appearance, etc. 

5. A higher pixel count on the selfie cameras backed up by HDR+, ultrawide lens, autofocus (not fixed focus) and resolution up to 4K/30fps with EIS.

6. A higher quality pre-installed thin plastic screen protector on ALL devices.

7. A physical capacitive side-mounted or rear-mounted fingerprint sensor to the A-line and well optimised, ultrafast, on-screen optical fingerprint sensor for the S & Fold line.

8. Various updates (cameras, battery life, general performance, etc.) based on actual customer feedbacks. 

Xiaomi has overtaken you in the Europe and the UK. I think it is time you implement massive changes to your device hardware, software, pricing, etc. 

Samsung needs to change with the times.

As an Android user of 11 years I feel extremely serious about these things above.

PLEASE MAKE IT SO. 

Cheers. 

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LiquidSnake
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Galaxy S21 Series
After creating the icon, you need to select add shortcut! Did you select that? Another way to try is:
1) Hold down the home screen in a blank area.
2) Drah Shortcut Maker widget to blank tile on the home screen.

Then, after that just follow the procedures I have mentioned previously and you should be good to go 😁!
Gino76ph
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Galaxy S21 Series

It is very frustrating. The Shortcut Maker doesn't seem to work on tablets. And i'm on One UI 3.1 already.

I just wish Samsung would give One UI more powers, more flexibility when it comes to changing icon sizes, shapes & appearance. One UI 3.1 still very restrictive. 

Joeeye
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If price were the same, I'd be inclined to take the S21.
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