Samsung Galaxy S21

Rocket-Boy

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If only I could get the Xiaomi on contract :(
This is the problem Im facing at the moment.
Been on iPhones for the last 8 odd years and bored as heck with them, figured I would give Android a go again, its been a few years.
Problem is that you are pretty much limited to Samsung and Huawei in SA.
I dislike Samsung phones intensely, sure its been a while but the S5/S7's I had were terrible phones.
Huawei has no GMS so that rules them out.

Why we dont get more Oneplus or Xiaomi here I just dont understand.
 

dualmeister

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This is the problem Im facing at the moment.
Been on iPhones for the last 8 odd years and bored as heck with them, figured I would give Android a go again, its been a few years.
Problem is that you are pretty much limited to Samsung and Huawei in SA.
I dislike Samsung phones intensely, sure its been a while but the S5/S7's I had were terrible phones.
Huawei has no GMS so that rules them out.

Why we dont get more Oneplus or Xiaomi here I just dont understand.
Cellphone companies in bed with Samsung and Huawei? :whistling:

I did not get a Huawei 40 Pro due to no Google /spits on Trump
And the top SA Samsung's get the second best processors.
Will hold onto my P20 Pro until a miracle happens.
 

Gtx Gaming

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This is the problem Im facing at the moment.
Been on iPhones for the last 8 odd years and bored as heck with them, figured I would give Android a go again, its been a few years.
Problem is that you are pretty much limited to Samsung and Huawei in SA.
I dislike Samsung phones intensely, sure its been a while but the S5/S7's I had were terrible phones.
Huawei has no GMS so that rules them out.

Why we dont get more Oneplus or Xiaomi here I just dont understand.
Vodafone sells oppo, it's pretty good also
 

Rocket-Boy

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Cellphone companies in bed with Samsung and Huawei? :whistling:

I did not get a Huawei 40 Pro due to no Google /spits on Trump
And the top SA Samsung's get the second best processors.
Will hold onto my P20 Pro until a miracle happens.
Yeah man, I would have no problem with Huawei and would probably get one if it werent for GMS.
 

Rocket-Boy

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Vodafone sells oppo, it's pretty good also
I saw MTN also has them, I know its a sister company of Oneplus but it was always the lower tier version.
Maybe I need to look into those a bit more.
I would be super happy with a Xiaomi but again we dont get the top tier and its not available on contract.
 

FiestaST

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Camera comparison: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs. Galaxy S21 Ultra (and Note20 Ultra) - GSMArena

 

w1tw0lf

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May update that was release at end of april ? Which one as there was one big download and then one small one few days later. I manually flashed the 2nd one. June update will most likely be out this week...

I have G998BXXU3AUE1
 

Nimz

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Strange, I only got it today and I've been checking manually all month

G996BXXU3AUE1
 

w1tw0lf

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I flash via odin. Have been for couple years now...

Thought networks had nothing to do with updates been pushed out.
 

StrontiumDog

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Strange, I only got it today and I've been checking manually all month

G996BXXU3AUE1
G991BXXU3AUE1 was pushed to me yesterday, it's dated 1 May though, my phone was from Incredible Connection but it's Vodacom branded. Why do we have different versions?

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w1tw0lf

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Grubscrew

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Got the update yesterday for myS21 Ultra. Camera is now a 100 times more responsive. Battery life has marginally improved. Will move the my user experience from a 6/10 to a 7/10 now.

On my Huawei P30 Pro the wallpaper automatically changed every few days. Closest the Samsung has dynamic lock screen backgrounds. But I would like to get something like that but for wallpapers, any suggestions not keen on 3rd party apps.
 

Aluroth

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Just received my S21 Ultra and loving it. Any nice magnetic cases you can get locally? Are magnetic cases worth it? Never had one.
 
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