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S21U to S22U - sorry, a long read!

(Topic created on: 20-04-2022 08:24 PM)
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GusB
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Too early for a 'review' as such, but I have had my S22U for a couple of weeks now.

 
This forum is a wonderful place to seek help, advice, solve issues or report problems - but exactly because of this, the threads are generally on the negative side. Not a critism, just the reality of a forum. I certainly don't want to undermine anyone with an issue - it is truly infuriating when you spend your hard earned money, on a top tier device - I agree it should be perfect.
 
I just wanted to buck that trend, and to instill a small amount of positive reading for anyone that might be considering this phone.
 
Right off the bat I will say...the design didn't blow me away, the specs were not a huge upgrade from the s21u so I convinced myself I would wait for S23u. A week or so passed and I got a new job so thought 'Why not, I'll treat myself' !!! 
 
Like many others, i read about everyone getting their phones, reading the problems, watching reviews and was strongly considering cancelling my pre-order... You can't help but be put off with all the issues being raised, but I did remind myself that the s21u launch was almost exactly the same....
 
My S22U arrived, and I still wasn't convinced...decided to try it for a couple of weeks, knowing that I could go back to the 21 and return it.
 
I'm happy to say that so far, *touch wood* I have had ZERO issues. No glitches, no heating, no screen issues, no lags. The phone operates great.
 
Coming from the s21u, I will say it's pretty underwhelming - the performance is maybe marginally better, the screen Is a little bit better, the camera is..a little bit better and we have the s pen.
 
If your coming from S/N10, S/N20 or older I'm sure you will notice it more.
 
If you read this far, then well done you - here's a picture of a lamb.
 
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Shot on S22U

 
 
 
 
 
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Glenntech
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Yeah the difference between the S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra was always going to be marginal.
So it's a minor upgrade really as the S21 Ultra is already a brilliant phone.
The S Pen was the biggest draw for me. Something I missed so much after I got rid of the Note 20 Ultra
My S22 Ultra has been working brilliantly since day one
MrJCharming
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I think the camera is considerably better, camera seems clearer and sharper than the s21 u.

I do think I may of messed up not reseting my phone when some of the updates came through, may of led to me having issues.
MrJCharming
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Have you got the Goodlock app?
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GusB
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Im quite religious at clearing cache partition following any updates, using good gaurdians app booster weekly and have set my phone to automatically restart twice a week...

Whether any of that helps or not, I don't know but it runs great.

I need more time with the camera. 😁
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GusB
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S21u really is a brilliant phone, big shoes to fill!
GusB
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I don't. I have tried it before but quite happy with most stock options. Is there something you particularly recommend?
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MrJCharming
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I did a clean install this time, and will probably do this going forward with my new phones. Clear out every now and then also.

I did get a 2nd phone, xiaomi, on the cheap. Use it for streaming music and video apps which I do all day. This has probably been the biggest improvement on my battery.
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MrJCharming
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I do love some of the bits on it, got me into using bixby routines.

Also great for customisation.

I love this for my recent appsScreenshot_20220420-210156_One UI Home.jpg
MrJCharming
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And 7x7 apps drawer