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  1. Is anyone else having a problem with the Do Not Disturb Mode to be turned on as scheduled? I can not get the phone to respect the DND hours as scheduled. It never trips over, I have to do it manually every night and turn it off in the morning. Everything else seems to work fine on "as scheduled" like on/off AOD, and restart device.
  2. Yes, I love and use the Galaxy Buds daily. Samsung did a great job with them after a few software updates fixed some of the bluetooth static when you're in bright sun (proximity sensor would trigger), hoping the + improves upon it. Also hoping the case is exactly the same size or smaller (preferrably) as it lives in my pocket.
  3. My Samsung Credit just was approved and delivered via email with a coupon code. Picked up the Galaxy Buds+ in black for $0.00 with $0.00 expedited shipping. Pretty stoked. Now I can relegate my white Buds to running duties. I feared sweating them to an untimely death.
  4. If you guys need a car charger that does "Super Fast Charging" with the S20 series, this one works well. I have it. ENERGEAR 45W USB Car Charger - USB-C Ultra Fast Charger with PD 3.0 - Multiple Safety and Usability Certifications - USB-IF Certified - incl. 3 ft. USB Type-C to Type-C Cable (White/Gold) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QM1JGDY/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_OsIzEb098FKC4
  5. This S20+ is quite delightful in the first few days. A lot of nice little things make this a great upgrade. Pictures are quite good. The Live Focus seems a bit unnecessary in most cases as the natural bokeh provided by the lens does a pretty decent job. The pictures seem to have great color saturation, etc. Focus has been acceptable to me, seems a little slow on the draw in some situations. I find myself having the tap the screen quite often for it to focus on the right subject. The Single Take mode is pretty nice as I've tested it with the kiddos quite a bit. Not sure how much I'll use it in practice, but perhaps at kid parties and whatnot it'll be nice to have. I realize that there was obviously something wrong with my S10+'s wireless charging as the S20+ has no problem using all my pads. I frequently had a hard time finding the sweet spot on the S10+ for "fast wireless charging" but the S20+ doesn't have an issue. I bet I had a failing or failed coil on my S10+ in retrospect. Can't speak to use with the screen protector as I took mine off immediately, but the finger print sensor seems as fast as the S10+. Quite an adjustment to the placement of it, but muscle memory will adjust soon. I do appreciate the less curvature of the screen on the edges, makes edge swipes easier to do and app text doesn't get distorted on the edge as much (like SCP was bad). The 120Hz screen and scrolling is just so, so, so smooth. I enabled it on all 4 of the phones I set up this week, so the users don't really know any different. They're all pretty impressed by the speed. I do miss the crispiness of the higher resolution but will not go back to 60Hz, ever. I thought I would hate the button arrangement of everything being right side now, but it's far easier to deal with one handed. OH MY GOODNESS is Samsung being Samsung though with the Bixby BS on the power button. Obviously it can be disabled to be a regular power button, but for people like my 70 year old parents, this is a real confusion and something I didn't realize was even a thing until after I set up their phones. Who in the world would think the power button wouldn't turn the phone off??? stupid to have it to Bixby by default. Just go away Bixby, nobody likes you. I still have some data issues leaving WiFi and hopping on some Sprint towers here in town, but I didn't think that was particularly a phone specific issue. I have had much better signal when on mobile data (we do not have 5G) and could even use it in the Mall last night which is an absolute data pit. Friggin dog ripped my down jacket sleeve (on accident) so I had to get a replacement! As mentioned the vibration motor is quite nice and something you perhaps don't value until you have a nice one. Definitely nicer on the S20+ than the S10+. A big improvement I see is the recognition of the voice-to-text on device. It's far more accurate and can hear me better in the car, which is where I need it most. Must have improved the top mic more or something, but overall great. Battery life has been great, even in the first few days of phone use. I forget all the apps I need to exempt from the optimizing like bank apps and such to get purchase notifications, but slowly I'm getting it all set back up. I'm not sure why Samsung didn't take the partition model of updates like the Pickle phones. Instead for system updates, we still have go through the blue android screen of waiting and the "optimizing apps". I thought that was an option for all Android OEM partners to use? Maybe it's Pickle specific, idk.
  6. I know this isn't the ultra, but 20X on the S20+ is pretty impressive (I know it's still fuzzy, but considering the distance, it's pretty clear). 30X is hard to control handheld. I can not imagine the 100X hand held on the Ultra..... 1x: 20X:
  7. Oddity on my dad's S20+ that I setup for him. There's um, no "Roaming" menu at all? It's just not there in the Connections > Mobile Networks. I updated the phone, updated PRL, updated Profile. It's the correct SPHG986U phone. It says it's on Sprint, it activated fine on Sprint. It has VoLTE and so on. Does anyone know what to do or reset? I'm debating a factory reset of the device, but would rather not resort to that quite yet. What's the command to reprovision the network settings? Would that work?
  8. I chatted with Samsung Reps and they said the pre-order deal will be released on March 5th and was delayed due to a technical error on their end. So check out the Shop Samsung App on March 5th in your "inbox" there should be a "CHECK IF I'M ELIGIBLE" button near the top and then you'll have to upload your order details, etc. like last year. $200 for the S20 Ultra, $150 for the S20+, and $100 for the S20.
  9. Has anyone seen the pre-order offer in the shop Samsung app? For those that ordered through sprint. I have not.
  10. This is the very first time I've not had to call Sprint to activate! wowwie
  11. My concern for the Ultra (and partially why I went S20+) was exactly what MKBHD said in his video. The camera issues like extremely small focal plane might not be easily addressed by software fixes and that physics might win that battle for the worse. I hope that's wrong, but I didn't want to bet on software fixes if it wasn't better out of the box. Not all the reviews of the updated software say all the issues are fixed, just an improvement in the auto-focus issues. The Ultra is using different sensors than the S20+. I sure hope that Samsung can work out all the kinks, obviously.
  12. You can't file the signature online?? I just did this with my FEDEX delivery coming from Dell. There was an option in the FEDEX app. My phones are coming UPS today, and hopefully my neighbor can intercept to sign 🤞
  13. MKBHD's review is finally up. He's one of the best, IMO.
  14. lol, as soon as I finished typing that message, I got the update on my phones as ready for UPS with a delivery date of tomorrow. Executive Team fixed my account, ordered my phones, got the ship-to addresses correct for the phones (3 locales), waived the upgrade fees, and put them in as priority overnight shipping. Damn, Tamaura, excellent work.
  15. Jealy. Mine are still sitting in "placed" although, I swear the green line moved a little more towards the Ready to Ship.
  16. I bet they hold it until the 4th. That's what happened last year. I hope not for your sake though, obviously.
  17. I finally got my account sorted out and ordered. Man, the Executive Team is the only place to go for help with Sprint. Tamaura got my account straightened out. Was able to upgrade 4 of my lines successfully. She said they'll ship out on the 3rd. I went with the S20+. I went and played with them all at Best Buy, I couldn't see how I'd use the camera tech difference between the 2. Sprint doesn't use mm wave 5G, so that's unnecessary. The weight of the Ultra was quite a bit as I played with them. I didn't realize until using them all that even the S20+ is taller than the 10+, not by much, but still taller. They are amazing looking phones and all screen. I'm excited for this spec bump. I'll have to get used to right side buttons for volume!!!
  18. Agreed, but I also worry about this autofocus issue because this exists currently on the S10+ that I see occasionally. And it's possible it'll get fixed with software updates, but maybe it's a hardware issue. They changed the way they do their autofocus with the S20 line, so who knows?? I'm trying to get my lease payments cleared up so I can pre-order. As usual, Sprint online says different things than Sprint executive teams. When do the pre-orders stop??
  19. Oof, not a good review for the S20 Ultra auto-focus. Seems like they're not big on the 108 or 40mp pictures from the rear or front cameras compared to the standard 12 or 10mp shots. This may swing me back to the S20+, but I'm certain the auto-focus will suffer there too. The S20+ has different sized senors than the Ultra, so it's going to be a hard decision I fear. Otherwise, the photos hold up against the iphone 11 pro pretty well. Good review of the photo details, IMO. https://www.inputmag.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-review-camera-comparison-flawed-autofocus I'll wait for MKBHD's reviews before I order anything.
  20. I just ordered this thin case to get an idea of the size of the Ultra in pocket. I can't find a display here in Madison and if I did, not sure they'd let me pocket it to see if it fits okay, lol.
  21. I've reserved them, and my bill rolls over on the 21st, so not sure if I'll click into 12th payment status or not. I may have to wait another month. We'll see Saturday.
  22. so... S20 at $41.67 S20+ at $50 S20 Ultra at $58..... That's like 2 less beers a month, so obviously going Ultra. 🤣 🍻 My only hesitation is the size of the Ultra, but I've toyed with a Note10+ and it's only a few mm longer than that.
  23. Thank goodness. It was going to be a tough family talk on how all our lines were going up $5-10 with the S20 and then add more on top for the 5G.....
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