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.
I've read a lot of complaints about the fingerprint scanner. It's the main reason I haven't picked up an S+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have the s20 regular - it cannot take the same pics my oneplus 6t can close up. I may just sell it
Was looking at these S-20s at work today are would this be a good upgrade from my S9 or won't I miss anything?
I was seriously thinking about trying the Note 20 Ultra, but it's rumored to be priced at $1400. That's just insane.As an owner of the S20+, the specs definitely aren't everything. It's still burdened by Samsung's clumsy-ass software and modified version of Android.
It's actually quite a bit of work to hide all of that trash and/or replace them with better versions from Google (or someone else).
The camera might sound amazing on paper, but it's slow to focus and the lens gets smudged way too easily. Whatever coating is on the camera lens array attracts oils or something. The S20U camera has had even bigger problems and frankly it's unwieldy to actually use. It's too big as a phone and too small as a tablet.
The S20 and S20+ aren't bad phones and they can be pretty solid if you put a lot of work into customizing 'em...but for a grand you shouldn't have to.
I was seriously thinking about trying the Note 20 Ultra, but it's rumored to be priced at $1400. That's just insane.
Samsung stuff is needlessly expensive. You're paying the "Apple Premium" but at least IMO you aren't getting Apple's polish on things.