Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G update – day 22

This will be relatively short. My enjoyment of the phone has been greatly increased by a different case. The all-day battery I had previously said probably wouldn’t last all day with my usage patterns, well, I was wrong. It has for a couple of days in a row with my usage (which is pretty high.)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G whole day battery
18 hours, my use case, no charging 21% left, highest screen video quality, probably not highly processor intensive but screen on quite a bit

The phone has been rained on, hung out in a snow bank for a disastrous photoshoot, so far no meh.

I’ve had two dropped calls, two audio issues on calls, both of which I believe the carrier is the party responsible here and not the phone.

WiFi and connectivity – slightly better than the Note 8. Nothing to write home about. 5G has not impressed me in terms of speed.

Actual use as a phone, the audio is great. Sort of what I expected with HD calling several years ago. Now if I could just get people who are calling me to understand they do not have to yell for me to hear them that would be great.

Voice to text works a lot better. I’m not sure if it’s the Android version, the microphones, processor or what but I don’t feel like I’m having to Shatner on this phone.

So yeah, we’re on our way to the S21 being as enjoyable as my Note 8 was. I’m still struggling a bit with the camera but getting there.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts