I’ve never owned a Samsung smartphone. Their phones are really popular, yes. Lots of models. Lots of deals.
I finished reading the book Samsung Rising in March. Really interesting. Quite a saga to get to its success, like with the latest S21.
I’ve been satisfied with a Pixel 2. Late last year a Google Store fulfillment failure for a Pixel 5, however, has left me with no refund still, a useless smartphone case, and doubt that I’ll even want another Pixel. Maybe even go back to an iPhone. Or something less expensive.
So, this year, reviews of Samsung smartphones has caught my attention more. In particular, the latest Galaxy S21 phones.
This article (below) discusses some customization – to do these things:
- Fix the Side Key
- Google Discover on the home screen
- Lift to wake
- Video call effects
- Adjust background limits
- Dual Messenger
- Customize smart home devices
- Bixby Routines
- Install Good Lock
- S Pen support (S21 Ultra only)
• PC World > “Samsung Galaxy S21: The first 10 things to do with your new phone” by Ryan Whitwam (Apr 23, 2021) – Your new phone does a lot of cool things, but good luck finding it all.
Other articles that I’ve found interesting discuss how to customize Samsung (and other Android) phones to be more like stock Android, that is, without manufacturers’ “value added” app’s or so-called user interface enhancements.