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Old 3rd December 2021, 19:26   #31156
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Wife has the A52 8GB model (not the 5G one)
Camera is decent for a mid ranger
Believe screen is 90Hz and it wasn't noticeable compared to that of my s10
Performance is decent, no complaints
Battery is great.

Apart from the above, phone looks and feels bulky (but I guess most phones are like that now-a-days)
Thanks. I am considering as my current A50 (2+ year old) is massively slowing down even after serious de-bloating.

Plus Samsung A52s 5G seems a worthy successor to A50 considering IP rating, higher screen refresh rates, better SD Processor, 3 OS upgrades (and 4 years of security ratings) and similar form factor/size.

And the offer on Samsung A52s 5G seems very alluring ~ net price seems to be around 20K for an 8GB variant.

37500 : MRP
- 6000 : ICICI Instant Cashback
- 10400 : Exchange Value
- 1000 : Samsung Shop Cashback
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Old 4th December 2021, 12:51   #31157
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Though sales are not as high as popular models like Redmi Note series, I believe Moto G is still doing respectable numbers. So I don't think parts availability will be an issue. The only con I've heard is that though the OS is near stock, updates are still slow to come by. But that is a sore point for most budget android devices.



I've bought 3 phones this year. All from Flipkart. Two of them were exchanges. My experience have been pretty good. I had to avail warranty on one of them (Poco X3 Pro). They didn't even ask for the invoice as the IMEI was already tagged in the system with Flipkart being the authorised reseller. Just get it from a Flipkart assured reseller.
Got the G40 and have been using it for almost a week. It does what it promises and no complaints so far. Got the 4GB/64GB version for 13,999 off FK. Had to take a warranty of some sort for 99 as the phone wouldn't add to cart without at least one add on!

Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 7th December 2021, 13:42   #31158
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Can anyone help with experiences of Vivo service centres? I am planning to buy the Vivo x70Pro+. Is Vivo service reliable in Bangalore, or should I consider other brands?

I have heard good things about the SnapDragon 8 Gen 1 chips in Youtube reviews. Will it be an incremental update, or are there going to be significant changes wrt battery life and multitasking.
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Old 13th December 2021, 21:07   #31159
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I am also in the market for a new phone for self. Not immediate though since got a Pixel 2 XL from my sister and that is serving well but the power button has popped out and restarting through a pin is not that easy.

Was looking forward to the Pixel 5A release which is why did not get the S20 FE 5G during the sale (my second choice). There were rumours that Pixel 5A would release around Diwali but that has not happened.

Will wait for some time more to see if Pixel 5A is coming to our shores else will go with S20 FE or S21FE (expected to launch in January)
So Pixel 5A is probably not going to be launched in India. In fact there are videos on YouTube about how Pixel 6A might get launched in India some time next year, not sure about the reliability of the same.

S21 FE is said to be launching at CES 2022, before the S22 series is launched. Based on the supposed leaks so far, the S21 FE would not have a major advantage over S20 FE 5G. It would be loosing out on the micro SD card slot compared to S20 FE 5G.

Query for the existing S20 FE 5G owners, are there any heating issues with the phone. Some reviewers have reported this when using the camera app for prolonged periods of time. One reviewer explained that this is expected since the 865 SoC does not have an in-built 5G modem so it uses an external 5G modem. Hence when on mobile data, the device has to power two chips thereby causing heating.

BTW, in case anyone is interested in this phone, it has got a good deal on Amazon, is available for INR 36,990.

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Query for the existing S20 FE 5G owners, are there any heating issues with the phone. Some reviewers have reported this when using the camera app for prolonged periods of time. One reviewer explained that this is expected since the 865 SoC does not have an in-built 5G modem so it uses an external 5G modem. Hence when on mobile data, the device has to power two chips thereby causing heating.
It does get a bit warm when the camera is used for a long time and battery consumption is higher than what I would expect during this time. Nothing bothersome though. Still definitely one of the best choices in the price range it is available at now.
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Query for the existing S20 FE 5G owners, are there any heating issues with the phone. Some reviewers have reported this when using the camera app for prolonged periods of time. One reviewer explained that this is expected since the 865 SoC does not have an in-built 5G modem so it uses an external 5G modem. Hence when on mobile data, the device has to power two chips thereby causing heating.
I replaced my pixel 3a with a S20FE 5g a month ago and can share my experience. Compared to pixel, this phone is fast and doesn't lag while using apps or the camera (Pixel camera had a long lag, whether using apps or the camera). Screen is better and so is the battery life. I never noticed any abnormal heating so far, with this Samsung. Even while charging, the pixel ran a lot hotter than this.

Now coming to the negatives, the cameras are inferior to the 3 year old pixel. The picture clarity from the front or the rear cameras aren't as good as the pixel. Focusing on images isn't easy, especially if you're using zoom. The in-screen finger print scanner also isn't as effective as the one on pixel (but once the finger print is registered, Samsung unlocks a lot quicker).

Bugs: Over the past month, the phone lost GPS signal on a couple locations. I also had to restart it once to fix the issue.

Overall i am satisfied with the phone but not very happy. I was looking for a good camera phone and this one falls short.
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Now coming to the negatives, the cameras are inferior to the 3 year old pixel. The picture clarity from the front or the rear cameras aren't as good as the pixel. Focusing on images isn't easy, especially if you're using zoom.
Thanks for your review on S20 FE. I am on the fence and looking at S20FE or A52s.
For cameras, did you try the Google Camera apks? It may make a marked differences in image quality as Google Camera software processing is clearly superior
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Thanks for your review on S20 FE. I am on the fence and looking at S20FE or A52s.
For cameras, did you try the Google Camera apks? It may make a marked differences in image quality as Google Camera software processing is clearly superior
Thanks for the idea. Having used the Pixel all this time, it never struck me to install GCam app on this phone (though I already installed the GBoard for a better keyboard experience). I have installed the GCam today and will use it for few days before sharing my experience.
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Thanks for the idea. Having used the Pixel all this time, it never struck me to install GCam app on this phone (though I already installed the GBoard for a better keyboard experience). I have installed the GCam today and will use it for few days before sharing my experience.
Please share the link for Gcam, I also have Samsung S20 FE 5G. Want to try same.
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Please share the link for Gcam, I also have Samsung S20 FE 5G. Want to try same.
Has to be downloaded from external sources. You have to search for the apk file on the internet. Here's one such website with the files and the steps.

https://mytechgyangadgets.com/downlo...axy-s20-fe-5g/

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It does get a bit warm when the camera is used for a long time and battery consumption is higher than what I would expect during this time. Nothing bothersome though. Still definitely one of the best choices in the price range it is available at now.
Thanks for the feedback mate.

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I replaced my pixel 3a with a S20FE 5g a month ago and can share my experience. Compared to pixel, this phone is fast and doesn't lag while using apps or the camera (Pixel camera had a long lag, whether using apps or the camera). Screen is better and so is the battery life. I never noticed any abnormal heating so far, with this Samsung. Even while charging, the pixel ran a lot hotter than this.

Now coming to the negatives, the cameras are inferior to the 3 year old pixel.

Overall i am satisfied with the phone but not very happy. I was looking for a good camera phone and this one falls short.
Thanks for the feedback. I had mostly heard good to decent stuff about S20 FE 5G camera so good to get a real world user perspective.

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For cameras, did you try the Google Camera apks? It may make a marked differences in image quality as Google Camera software processing is clearly superior
Was going to suggest the same, trying out GCam (assuming it is installable) and see if there is a major difference. If it works, then the camera issue is sorted I would feel. Would we get features like magic eraser (launched in pixel 6 camera) in the GCam app as well??
Also, Samsung has recently launched a new app for camera called as Expert RAW but I think it only works on Android 12. So maybe once Android 12 is available on the device, that could be tried as well.

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Thanks for the idea. Having used the Pixel all this time, it never struck me to install GCam app on this phone (though I already installed the GBoard for a better keyboard experience). I have installed the GCam today and will use it for few days before sharing my experience.
Look forward to hearing more on this.

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Just got my Pixel 6 today and I am pleasantly surprised.
Did you import it or available in grey market? How much did you pay?

I am planning to get it from Dubai. Just wanted to know about software & security updates, are there timely updates?
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Is Oxygen os 11 and 12 same as color OS ? Not the UI but the kernel and internal workings? I searched around a lot but all the articles talks about UI changes only, nothing about the internal workings.
I have oneplus 7 running android 10 ,thinking about updating to 11. Many of the apps i am using wont work in color OS hence asking.
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After Samsung note 9, the S21 ultra is the most complete and awesome allrounder mobile for me. Updates on time flawless camera for all usage. No lags or issues so far. The camera especially the zoom is awesome! Some clicks from my recent Dubai trip. The last 3 were shot from inside of a moving aircraft.

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Query for S20 FE 5G

BTW, in case anyone is interested in this phone, it has got a good deal on Amazon, is available for INR 36,990.

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Hey - I am wondering where do you see this price on Amazon. Despite checking it multiple times, I can only see it as 39990 instead of 26990.
I, then, checked Samsung Corporate scheme and cheapest I can get this device on that platform is 37100.
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