I love my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. I’ve been using this as my daily driver for almost three whole months. However, it is time for me to downgrade. Here are my reasons why I am leaving my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
Reason #1: 5G Connection
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the only 5G smartphone in my house that will not stay connected to 5G. I am fortunate enough to live near a T-Mobile tower, so we have fast 5G speeds, so fast that I even switched my Internet provider to T-Mobile. With that said, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, just fails to live up to its name. I’ve tried 2 unlocked models and the T-Mobile version, all of them will not stay connected to 5G. Even with T-Mobile customer support, resetting the network, and switching out the SIM card, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G would temporarily stay connected to 5G and revert back to LTE. Not that big of a deal – but when all of the other devices in the house remain on 5G – this flagship spec was literally driving me crazy.
The other devices in my house that are able to stay connected to T-Mobile 5G: iPhone 12, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Pixel 5.
Reason #2: Just too damn big.
Insert all of the “that’s what she said” jokes, right here. I think 2021 is the year for me where these large devices don’t cut it anymore. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is just ridiculous to handle, and while the S21 Ultra 5G is easier to hold than the 12 Pro Max, the weight after prolonged use, just wreaked havoc on my wrists.
When you’re trying out a phone in the store, don’t just hold it while you’re staring down at it. Try holding it up for a couple of minutes. Imagine, you’re on the couch or on your bed staring at your phone. I almost dropped the phone on my face once, and luckily it missed.
I only have two reasons! Those are enough reasons though for me to leave and I’ll start using a regular Galaxy S21. Which brings me to a point (finally). Why doesn’t Samsung have the top of the line cameras on a smaller form factor? If the iPhone 12 Pro has nearly all of the top features of the iPhone 12 Pro Max – why can’t Samsung do it?
I’ll certainly miss the ZOOM ZOOM pictures of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, but I’ll be happy that I can walk my dog in the morning and occasionally use my Galaxy S21 5G to check messages. Oh yeah – that constant 5G T-Mobile connection!
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