Well damn that’s no good. But in my experience Samsung is quite good at botching updates. I’d hope though that google does better with testing in the future.That happens on almost all phones too though. If you follow many tech/phone blogs, you see that probably 1/4 of the Pixel's updates come with some kind of feature or performance impacting bug on at least one of their supported model phones. I have been bit by it a few times on my 2 XL as well.
last I checked, February 4, 2020 is NOT 2 months ago. It’s mathematically 30 days as of today 2020-03-05. But let’s talk about facts... easy for you to dismiss anything that goes against your beliefs. I miss the days when I was accused of being a Samsung fanboy with my personal GS2, 3, and 4 and a Focus and Focus S, and a Note 3 and Note 8 under the household.Blame Tmobile. It wasn't Samsung. We got ours 2 months ago from AT&T.
It's basically my only complaint. The lock screen function in general. In my case, fingerprints are like plugging in a USB device - I guarantee it'll work on the 3rd try! That's with multiple mappings of the same finger, different fingers, etc. My right thumb has the best results. Index fingers seem have the worst. I never had any issues with the Pixel print scanner for any fingers and it was nearly instantaneous. I can make it work nearly every time by pressing hard with my thumb for 4-5 seconds, but I don't think that's how it's supposed to work.I've read a lot of complaints about the fingerprint scanner. It's the main reason I haven't picked up an S+.
There's a certain horrible irony to getting fixes for cameras you mostly can't use during a lockdown... well, unless you want to take 100X zoom photos of all the places you're not allowed to go to.The second update for the S20 line (at least in the US) rolled out this morning. It includes the April Android security update and some additional fixes for the camera. That's not bad at all. My previous non-Google devices only got updates once a quarter if I was lucky. This is the 2nd update in a month.
This is true, although I'm looking at it like "by the time this is over, all camera issues will be fixed and my vacation shots will be great"There's a certain horrible irony to getting fixes for cameras you mostly can't use during a lockdown... well, unless you want to take 100X zoom photos of all the places you're not allowed to go to.
Nah, I don't really think I have a use for it. You can still drag and drop files normally via the USB, so I dunno what else I'd do with it. Ditto with the "Your Phone" app. I don't really want to get caught up in the syncing nonsense that used to bug me when I was on team Apple.Have you tried the DeX Mode with your phone yet?
I remember back in the day the Samsung Apps were a reason to get their phones. But it soon turned into “wait for a root” before you got the phone so you can get rid of them!When I started looking through my photos I noticed there definitely seemed to be a smudgy look to them. Almost like Samsung is using FXAA in their camera software This is the S20+, not the Ultra, which had even more issues.
After trying lots of different settings, I've installed a GCam mod and started using it instead. The telephoto lens option doesn't work, but it otherwise seems fine. I did some comparison shots and details simply show up better. With the Samsung camera app, pictures of text are barely readable and depth is difficult to see. With GCam, the same exact shots and zooms look great.
At this point I have literally replaced every single Samsung app with one of Google's. At least other than the proprietary Galaxy Wearables app. It's both amusing and annoying that I've had to do this.
Most of them don't full-on suck, but I can't think of any of them that are as good as Google's version. Dialer, Messages, Contacts, Browser, Camera, Calendar, Clock, etc. They're all clearly being maintained by different groups since they have different UI's and they don't talk to one other well. The One UI launcher is in the same boat. Nova beats it at everything. I guess the pull down shade has 4 rows instead of 3 from Google, so there's that.I remember back in the day the Samsung Apps were a reason to get their phones. But it soon turned into “wait for a root” before you got the phone so you can get rid of them!
their default browser during the Note2/3 era was the very best on Android. Until Chrome stopped being a resource hog that is.
You mean macro shots? Just zoom in a little to get macro shots instead of trying to get the lens/phone too close to focus. That's how I get good macro shots with my current and previous phones at least.I have the s20 regular - it cannot take the same pics my oneplus 6t can close up. I may just sell it